The Red Barn Cyclocross Classic is one of Minnesota's premier cyclocross events and a rider favorite. The course twists and turns through the tree fields of Erickson Brothers Tree Farm and includes a run-up you won't forget.

Red Barn #5 - October 31st 2009

While the forecast for Saturday is clear, the wet weather and Red Barn's challenging course will make this year's event epic!

This is a Red Barn you don't want to miss.

Red Barn #1 - 2005

The first year was a great success for Red Barn and the 95 riders that showed up got the first glimpse of what Red Barn has become famous for - a twisting and turning course through the tree fields and our signature run-up. The riders loved it and our event has grown ever since!

Doug Swanson (Trek/VW) and Aric Hareland (Salsa) battled it out for top honors with Swanson pulling away for the win. Linda Sone (Hollywood Cycles) rode away with the victory for the women.

Red Barn #2 - 2006

In 2006, 104 competitors took part in the 2nd annual Red Barn CX Classic. The course added a new dynamic with the addition of a fast section through the neighboring Wildwoods Campground.

Bjorn Selandar (Alan Factory) took the victory in the Men’s event with Linda Sone (Hollywood Cycles) repeating in the Women’s event. Linda was the first competitor to win back to back Red Barn titles.

Red Barn #3 - 2007

The 3rd annual Red Barn CX smashed its participant record with 163 riders taking part. The costume contest started to take off and we introduced our now annual bike giveaway.

Doug Swanson (Grand Stay) was able to ride away from the field for a convincing win. This win makes Doug the only male to win twice at Red Barn. On the women’s side, Linda Sone (Ridley Factory) continued her string of dominance and won her 3rd consecutive Red Barn title.

Red Barn #4 - 2008

Red Barn #4 proved to be another record setting year with 190 participants and over 200 race entries. In four short years Red Barn doubled the number of participants – we must be doing something right!

This year's course added some length, winding through the vineyard at Erickson Brothers Tree Farm. Dewey Dickey (Iowa City) broke away from the field and rode away with the men’s race. Linda Sone’s dominance was broken by Jenna Zander (u/a) who took top honors in the women's event.

Friday, October 31, 2008

A Great Day for Red Barn

The weather forecast for tomorrow's race is looking spectacular!

Partly cloudy. Highs around 55. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

Could you ask for better weather on November 1st!

Check the weather underground for updated weather information.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Costume Contest Prizes Announced!

Red Barn CX is proud to announce a great prize list for this year's costume competition.

The best costume in each race will win a $30 gift certificate to County Cycles in Roseville, MN. Runner ups will receive large quantities of candy!

The costume contest judge will be announced on race day. Awards for costumes will be handed out immediately following the medals for each race.

Note: The costume contest will be judged on each individual race and not for each category.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Big Thanks to Trek

Red Barn CX Classic would like to thank Trek for their support of this year's event.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Flex-Power on as 2008 Sponsor

We're proud to announce that Flex-Power will be the official sports crème of the 2008 Red Barn Cyclocross Classic.

Flex-Power is a pre and post exercise crème used to warm muscles and joints prior to exercise, and to provide relief to aching muscles post exercise. Flex-Power uses nanotechnology to deliver its active ingredients quickly and deeply to provide long lasting relief without skin irritation. It also has a pleasant clean scent.

Flex-Power is an official partner of USA Cycling and USA Triathlon.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

County Cycles Bike Giveaway!

The Red Barn CX Classic is proud to announce that County Cycles has donated a Bianchi San Jose to be given away! One lucky winner at this year's event will walk away with a complete Bianchi San Jose single speed cross bike, courtesy of County Cycles! For more info on the San Jose, check out this link.

All 2008 Red Barn CX Classic participants will be entered into a drawing for the San Jose. The frame size will be determined by the winner. The drawing will take place immediately following the award presentation of the County Cycles CX 1, 2s race. You must be present to win.

County Cycles is located in Roseville, MN and has been one of the major sponsors of Red Barn since its inception. The support of one of the Twin Cities' premier bike shops is a key element of what makes Red Barn such a great event. Show them your support with a visit to their shop!

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

2008 Red Barn Logo

We're proud to present a new logo for the 2008 Red Barn Cyclocross Classic. This logo was designed by Siv Nordsveen, a Norwegian animator and cartoonist. Red Barn CX, meet Sara Sahara. You can see Sara online at:

Siv (pronounced seev) has also worked on the Academy Award Winning animated film, The Danish Poet along with the Norwegian animated series Halvseint.

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Course Update

Over the past few weeks some good work has been done on the course. The prep work was done for an addition that runs through the new vineyard at Erickson Brothers Tree Farm. This past Saturday, work was completed on this new section after discing an dragging it to smooth out some major rough spots. There weren't time for post dragging photos, but everything is looking really nice! Enjoy the slide show.

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