The BikeReg.com MABRAcross series is entering its fourth race and many Verge Sport leader jersey races remain too close to call. This Sunday’s Hyattsville CX is an opportunity for those holding on to slim leads in their field to start securing their position. But it is also an opportunity for the pursuers to grab for the golden ring and don the burgundy and white Verge Sport MABRAcross kit.
Haymarket-SEAVS teammates Jared Nieters and Patty Buerkle took top honors in the elite races at the second annual Winchester Apple Harvest Cross, but the true star of the day was the course. The Winchester Wheelmen presented racers with fast off-cambers, wooded dirt trails, fast descents and a leg-breaking climb. Throw in some rolling terrain, a spiral of death, and a couple fast power sections and this course had something for each of the nearly 300 racers that showed up on race day.
Joe Dombrowski (Haymarket Bicycles-SEAVS) and Erin Silliman (Fruit66/Artemis) took convincing wins in the elite races at the 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness Cyclocross Challenge presented by Antietam Velo Club. Debuting a new venue, the BikeReg.com MABRAcross series race #2 offered riders sunny skies but a rain-drenched, muddy course. Riders with power and an ability to ride through the slop fared best on the grounds of historic Fort Ritchie in Cascade, Md.
The BikeReg.com MABRAcross staff and promoters already know that you spend most waking hours between race days poring over crossresults.com data. And that is why MABRAcross and crossresults.com have officially joined forces to make sure this obsessive behavior is properly rewarded. Crossresults.com is now your one-stop shop for individual and team competition standings. This means that along with your normal stalking of victims and nemeses, you will now be able to track what it’s going to take to pull on one of those super-sweet Verge Sport leader jerseys, or which teammates you need to motivate to make sure your squad is hanging with the contenders.
Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross took place September 26 at the Lilypons Water Gardens, Adamstown, Md. Although early rain threatened to give over 500 racers another year of battling it out in the mud, clear skies prevailed and the racing was fast and furious. Hosted by NCVC and United Healthcare,the Ed Sander race was the first event in the eleven race BikeReg.com MABRAcross series.
The BikeReg.com MABRAcross series offers eleven premier cyclocross events, strong competition, killer prizes and one of the liveliest racing scenes in the country. For most series, that would be enough. But MABRAcross is not most series. That’s why for 2010 the series has joined with Verge Sport, a leader in custom cycling clothing, to present the Verge Sport MABRAcross Leaders Jersey competition.
To get you ready for the quickly approaching season, we have gathered together information on some of the upcoming and ongoing cyclocross practices and clinics in the MABRAcross region. If you have a practice or clinic you would like to add to the list, please e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BikeReg.com MABRAcross Series is gearing up for a spectacular season of racing. One of the great things about participating in MABRAcross is that you can set different goals for yourself. You can have a week to week race goal and also set a season-long mark for consistency. To measure how you stack up over time with the competition, MABRAcross awards points to the top 25 racers in each category. Strive to be among that number and start racking up points.
In August of 2001, NCVC teammate Ed Sander passed away following a tragic training accident. In remembrance of Ed, NCVC hosts bicycling events on the grounds of Ed’s former employer, Lilypons Water Gardens. Proceeds from these events go into a college scholarship fund that was established eight years ago for Ed’s only son, Chris. This year, NCVC/UnitedHealth Group will be holding its Ed Sander Cyclocross Race on Sunday, September 26th at Lilypons near Frederick, MD. Check out this video of last year’s elite race on the course…
Welcome to MABRAcross.org, the new home for all the latest happenings in the MABRAcross series. Our first order of business on this site is to announce that Colby Waller is the winner of the MABRAcross logo design contest. Colby is not only a cat 1 mountainbiker and increasingly serious cyclocrosser racing for Gripped Racing, he is also a talented graphic designer. His winning logo will help raise the profile of our series and distinguish it from our fellow cyclocross associations on the East Coast and nationwide…