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.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Press Release

Contact: Erik Erickson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel. (c) 763.742.6395


The 5th annual Red Barn Cyclocross classic will be held this Saturday, October 31st at Erickson Brothers Tree Farm in Taylors Falls, Minnesota. The Red Barn Classic is expecting 225 participants and over 150 spectators.

With the wet weather and Red Barn’s challenging course, this year’s event will be tough. Racing starts at 10:00 a.m. and events range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes in duration. This year’s events also feature a free kid’s race. The elite women’s event begins at 11:30 and the elite men’s event begins at 1:45.

Red Barn also adds a unique way to celebrate Halloween with an annual costume contest. Many riders participate in costume for the duration of their event, adding a lot of fun for both racers and spectators alike.

The Red Barn Cyclocross Classic has become one of Minnesota’s most popular cyclocross events and is part of the Minnesota Cycling Federation’s Cyclocross Rider of the Year series. This event offers a great introduction to this unique and growing sport.

Cyclocross has been steadily growing in Minnesota and the USA and is a combination of cycling and running as riders must dismount and run with their bikes through sections of the course.

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For more information please contact Erik Erickson at 763.742.6395 or check out our event blog at