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.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Get out and vote!

Red Barn CX reminds everyone to get out and vote!

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More Buzz

Generation Outdoors has posted a race report and photo set by TCworley

Some more blogs:

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Sunday, November 02, 2008


There is already a lot of good buzz about this years race. Check out the following links!




Send us a link to your race report, comments, photos or video and we'll get it posted!

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Record Year at Red Barn

Things just keep getting better! The 2008 Red Barn CX was another record breaking year. We had 203 race entries with over 190 participants. Just four years ago we only had around 100 participants. We are thrilled to have doubled the number of riders at Red Barn in just four years!

A huge thanks to all of the volunteers and Red Barn organizers - without their hard work this great event would not be possible. Please show them your support with a comment or quick note about your experience at Red Barn.

Links and race reports will be posed shortly.

For results, check the MCF message board. In addition, results will be posted to the Gopher Wheelmen site shortly.

Thanks again to everyone who came out to today's event. Please send us a link to your race report or photos:!

Leia Mais…
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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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Super Rookie gives Red Barn thumbs up

Super Rookie and Dis reviewed the entire CX season on

Super Rookie gives Red Barn CX thumbs up - "My favorite cyclocross race on the entire calendar."

(Dis)Spencer gives Red Barn CX a thumbs down just to spite Super Rookie.

Stay tuned for some photos of the course.

Leia Mais…
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Race Flyer Released

The Red Barn CX Classic 2008 race flyer is now available!

You can get it here or from the link on the right side of this page.

New for 2008

  • 4 Race format
  • Kid's race
  • Pre-registration option
  • Chip timing

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Monday, September 08, 2008

2008 Course unveiled

The 2008 Red Barn CX course brings some new challenges and features. Check out the google map below for a rough outline of this year's race.

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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Course work

The Red Barn crew was on site at Erickson Brothers Tree farm today. As always, we're working to bring you the best cross experience possible. With the addition of about a 2 acre vineyard at Erickson Bros, a large amount of land has been opened up for this year's race. Highlights of this year's course include:

  • twisting and turning course through tree fields and vineyard!
  • more varied terrain
  • the return of the "clover leaf of confusion"
  • our signature run-up (which is in need of a nick-name)
  • increased length
Pictures to come in the coming weeks as coursework continues.

Leia Mais…
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

2008 Date Announced!

The 2008 Red Barn Cyclocross Classic will be held on
November 1st, 2008.

As always, Red Barn CX continues to strive to be one of Minnesota's premier cyclocross events. We are excited to announce a four race format along with chip timing and the addition of a kids race. These new additions, along with the trademark run-up, costume contest, winding course through the tree fields, great rider benefits and race day atmosphere are sure to make Red Barn 2008 one of the top races in the series! This year's event will also usher in the completion of the Red Barn at Erickson Brothers Treefarm making this year a true Red Barn CX Classic!

Stay tuned for additional updates concerning this year's race.

Leia Mais…
Saturday, July 12, 2008

2008 Red Barn CX - Planning Underway

The 2008 CX season isn't all that far away and the folks at Red Barn are starting to gear up for this year's event. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks for developments on this year's race.

Also, feel free to comment with suggestions about this year's race!

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