Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The 2009 MABRAcross Series

This Sunday marks the start of the MABRAcross Series with Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross at Lilypons Water Gardens in Buckeystown, MD.  The Series is the biggest it has ever been with 9 events sporting 13 categories apiece and increased field limits in most of them.  Check out the calendar and register for all of them!

9/27 Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross
10/3 Breast Cancer Awareness -- Cyclocross Challenge
10/4 "Kelley Acres" Cross
10/25 DCCX Presented By Family Bike Shop
11/8 Tacchino Cyclocross
11/15 Urban Cross
11/21 Howard County Double Cross Day 1 - Schooley Mill Cross
11/22 Howard County Double Cross Day 2 - Rockburn Cross
11/29 MABRAchamps

MABRAland has serious cross fever with its own 9-race series, 4 of 10 MAC races, 3 independent races, and many more a short distance away.  We promoters ponder how on earth the region has managed 25% growth per year in cross with no signs of it slowing down.  Charm City itself grew nearly 35% this year.  Rockburn doubled between its first and second year, and in our third year we're adding another day at Schooley Mill.  DCCX has over 180 entries in a day and a half.  Craziness!

Anyway, the Series.  This year we're adding a team competition which will rank teams based on their top 10 points scorers at each race.  The Championship will be worth 50% more points in the individual standings.  The promoting clubs have already put over $11,000 on the line and more is coming.  Individuals points will go deeper, except for the Men 4's.

Oh, you poor 4's, we've got our eye on you.

4's will be scored on upgrade points directly, so it will become immediately evident when you need the boot to the B's.  As if stalking crossresults.com for sandbaggers wasn't enough.  Just between Charm City and Ed Sander, a number of riders have moved up after their first test of the legs.  We hope to see some ferocious competition in the elites, and rightly so.  Remember that $11,000 I mentioned above?  Yep, almost all for you guys and gals.

Of course, if cash money doesn't blow your skirt up, HoCo2xCx will also be awarding pie.

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