Now that everyone is finished marking their calendars with BikeReg.com Super 8 races, it’s time to reveal the race day schedule so you know what time to set the Sunday morning alarm clock. We all know racing cyclocross is about making choices. Short or long-sleeve skinsuit, knobby or file-tread tires, 28 or 25 psi, inside or outside line, run or ride, IPA or stout. The Super 8 is also about choices. Every cyclist in your family can choose the race with the best competition at their ability level.

Category 4 Men and Women get to choose between the beginner fields to learn the game at 8:30 and 9:15 respectively, or once you feel like you have a little moxy you can wade into the melee of the Women Cat 3,4 at 12:02 or the Men Cat 3,4 “Killer B’s” at 2:00.

Category 3 Women now have the choice to duel the Elite Women Cat 1,2,3 at High Noon and see who is truly fastest on the draw, or square off against the Women Cat 3,4 two minutes later.

Knowing that old age and treachery overcomes youth and skill, the masters have THREE choices. Here to stay is the Master 35+ Cat 3,4 race (with points for 45+) racing for 40 min at 10:00. Rather than try to figure out the proper skill/treachery balance, the 35+ 1,2,3 will race at 1:00 and the 45+ and 55+ get their own race at 11:00 and 11:01.

Even the Lil Belgians have choices now with races at 10:00 and 12:00. We understand that many families have moms and dads that race so the additional kids’ race allows everybody to race and cheer. And it allows the little ones to get experience doubling up races at an early age.

Is this too much choice? Can’t even decide whether to upshift or downshift? We have a race for you. 2011 will be the inaugural season of the Single Speed 1,2,3,4 series, starting at 2:01, one minute behind the Killer B’s. Of course, you still have to choose your gear-inches.

Sometimes two heads are better than one to think through these decisions, and sometimes four legs are better than two to punch it out of a corner. Several Super 8 races will feature the return of tandem-cross. Choose your hand-up and costume wisely.

 

MABRAcross Super 8 Race Day Schedule 

 

Time Category Duration Entry Prizes/Places

8:30 AM

Beginner Men (Cat 4) 30 min

$25

Prizes/3 places

9:15 AM

Beginner Women (Cat 4) 30 min

$25

Prizes/3 places

9:16 AM

Junior Boys 10-14 30 min

$10

Medals/5 places

9:16 AM

Junior Girls 15-18 30 min

$10

Medals/5 places

9:16 AM

Junior Girls 10-14 30 min

$10

Medals/5 places

10:00 AM

Lil Belgians 1  ~ FREE Prizes/ALL

10:00 AM

Masters 35+/45+  (Cat 3,4) 40 min

$25

Prizes/5 places

11:00 AM

Masters 45+ (Cat 1,2,3) 45 min

$25

Prizes/5 places

11:01 AM

Masters 55+ (Cat 1,2,3) 45 min

$25

Prizes/5 places

12:00 PM

Lil Belgians 2  ~ FREE Prizes/ALL

12:00 PM

Women Cat 1,2,3 40 min

$25

$600 minimum/7 places

12:01 PM

Junior Open 15-18 40 min

$10

Medals/5 places

12:02 PM

Women Cat 3,4 40 min

$25

Prizes/5 places

1:00 PM

Masters 35+ (Cat 1, 2, 3) 45 min

$25

Prizes/5 places

2:00 PM

Men Cat 3,4 45 min

$25

Prizes/7 places

2:01 PM

Single Speed (Cat 1, 2, 3, 4) 45 min

$25

Prizes/3 places

3:00 PM

Men Cat 1,2,3 60 min

$25

$900 minimum/10 places

4:15 PM

Bonus Fields (see race flyers) TBD TBD TBD