New cyclocross course coming to the 303 area, Cross of the North! Race Flyer.
The race is the product of a new partnership with the Ranch Events Complex, which is run by Larimer County. The Ranch leadership is really psyched about racing and has been really great to work with. We've basically had free reign to build a sweet playground on about 15 acres of undeveloped land north of the Complex. We're hopeful this relationship will lead to more race partnerships with the Ranch in the future
The Course is just off of I-25 in Loveland, and has dedicated event parking (and room for paved warmup). The course has a lot of variety, with a monster run-up, a rollercoaster BMX park section, a a couple of great power climbs, tight corners, and if the weather does what its supposed to, a lot of sticky slop everywhere.
we've got a number of food vendors, the entire park is designated as a beer garden, we've got indoor restrooms and bike showers, no penalty for race day registration (though obviously we'd still love to get as much online reg as possible, just to manage the registration lines).
What we're most excited about is our commitment to financial transparency: check crossofthenorth.com for a spreadsheet on all of our expenses, prizes and revenue stream. We wanted to be clear for everyone to see that we're doing this because we wanna make a great event for the Northern Colorado Scene, not to pocket a big haul. Payouts will be adjusted by registration numbers.