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.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

"Red Barn CX Becomes a Classic"

If you were checking out for some MN cycling news, you would have read this headline, "Red Barn CX Becomes a Classic." The 5th annual Red Barn CX was a great event and we're proud of the progress our event has made. With temps in the 30s and light snow falling, 180 riders made their way out to Red Barn. The conditions were wet, the course was challenging, and the racing intense.

Results can be found here!

Big thanks to everyone who helped make this event happen. Please support our great sponsors: County Cycles, Erickson Brothers Tree Farm, Wildwoods Campground and Wild Mountain, and Hammer Nutrition.

We'll be posting race reports as we find them or as they are sent to us (email them to Here's an initial list

Red Barn CX Becomes a Classic -

Skinny - photo sets for Mens 4 and Womens1/2/3, M45+, and Single Speed

Leia Mais…
Friday, October 30, 2009


There are two parking areas at Red Barn. One is near the start finish/registration area and the other is the overflow lot near the alternate entrance to Erickson Brothers Tree Farm. Space is very limited in the lot near start finish/registration and will fill up fast. Please consider using the overflow lot, especially if you are doing one of the later races. It is only a short walk to the registration area and other amenities.

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Please drive safely!

Leia Mais…

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

Leia Mais…
Thursday, October 29, 2009

History in the making

Some Red Barn History

Linda Sone is the only person to win back to back titles - in fact, she won 3 consecutive years (2005-07).

Doug Swanson is the only male to win two Red Barns (2005, 2007)

Aric Hareland is the only rider to place in the top 5 in three Red Barns. He was 2nd in both 2005 and 2007.

Dewey Dicky could become the first male to win back to back titles.

No one has won the costume contest twice.

Leia Mais…

Weather preparations

The forecast for Saturday looks dry and sunny with a high around 45 degrees. Despite the good forecast, Red Barn is taking precautions to deal with the potential cold and wet conditions.

- Erickson Brothers Tree Farm will have their sales area open. Stop in to warm up in front of the wood stove, check out the trains and merchandise and have a hot cup of cider.

- Changing areas will be available for participants

- 10' x 10' tents will be set up around start finish area

- hoses will be available in the pit area and a non pit area for post race clean up if needed

- as always, free hot dogs to all participants! After running out last year, we've taken care to ensure that all racers will have a warm dog waiting for them after the race!

- Hammer Heed energy drink will also be available to participants

The bike giveaway will be held after the completion of the Men's CX 1/2 event at approximately 2:55. Remember that you must be present to win so stick around for a great day of racing and fun!

Leia Mais…
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Single Speed Update

Red Barn will be well represented at the Midwest Single Speed Cyclocross Championship! The winner of this year's Red Barn single speed category will receive a free entry (courtesy of Red Barn) to the single speed championship to be held November 7th at LGR's 3rd annual Velocross! In addition, the single speed winner will etch their name into history with our new single speed award to be unveiled on race day!

Leia Mais…
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Costume Contest Awards

This year's costume awards: Top 3 costumes in each race will be awarded $30, $20, & $10 gift certificates to county cycles. This will be to the overall top 3 in each race, irrespective of gender or category.

Costumes will be judged on a scale of 1 - 10 based on the following factors:
creativity (3pts)
originality (3pts)
"what was he/she thinking!" (3pts)
The Liger bonus point for awesomeness! (1pt)

Leia Mais…


Just a reminder that Red Barn is experimenting with pre-registration this year.

You can pre-register this Friday night at County Cycles from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Get your goodie bag and race number early and avoid standing in line on race day!

Stay tuned for a few more announcements from Red Barn.
- Cold and/or bad weather preparations
- Costume contents awards
- Single Speed Award

Leia Mais…
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Race day registration extended

With the addition of the a 5th event, race day registration will now start at 9:00 am. Here's the link to a new flyer that reflects this change.

Don't forget about pre-registration at County Cycles on Friday evening!

Leia Mais…
Saturday, October 17, 2009

Updated flyer available

If you haven't heard, Red Barn is adding a 5th race to this year's event.

Get the new flyer here! (new flyer link posted above)

Here's the new schedule of events

10:00 - Women CX 4, all juniors (30 min)
10:45 - Men CX 4 (30 min)
11:30 - Women CX 1/2/3, Masters 45+, single speed (45 min)
12:25 - Kids Race (free, 1 short lap)
12:45 - Men CX 3 (45 min)
1:45 - Men CX 1/2/3 (60 min)

Leia Mais…
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Adding a 5th race

Red Barn update

We will be adding a 5th race to our event list. Details will be forthcoming and a new flyer will be posted by tomorrow morning.

Also, just in case you missed it, Red Barn is happy to announce that we'll be giving away a complete Felt Breed to one lucky Red Barn participant! Big thanks to County Cycles for making this happen! ... breed.aspx

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Monday, August 24, 2009

2009 Flyer online

Check out the 2009 flyer here!

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Blog Template

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Monday, July 27, 2009

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The Red Barn crew is gearing up for this year's event - stay tuned - it's going to be epic!

Leia Mais…
Friday, February 20, 2009

Red Barn 2009

2009 will mark the 5th annual Red Barn CX classic! Even though it's only February, we're getting excited for this year's race. In order to celebrate 5 great years of racing and the face that the Red Barn CX classic has become one of the premier cyclocross events in Minnesota, we plan to pull out all the stops! It would seem fate has smiled on us as well as this year's race will fall on Halloween day! We'll be upping the ante in this year's costume contest. You may even want to start thinking about costume ideas now.

Leia Mais…