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Backcountry Cross (BCX) on October 12th

On October 12th, 2014

Backcountry Cross, Aka ” The Kingdom Cross” is a first year, no frills trail race in NEK Vermont. CXers, mountain bikers, roadies and gravel grinders test their guts, speed and endurance in this throwback to the earliest CX days.   $750  prize money. Masters, Senior Men and Women’s events ($250 each/ 5 places deep).

The 9 km circuit combines trails through a pasture (3 km), smooth single track and logging roads (3 km), and some dirt roads (3 km). There are also natural barriers are and a gravel pit.  s18 or 32 Km options. 1 lap beginner and kids categories offered too

CX bikes should use climbing gears (minimum 39×28) and 32C or bigger cyclocross tires. Great for mountain bikes too, which should be as fast or faster many of the trail sections.

Some of trails are also used for the CircumBurke race on Oct. 25th.  Below is a video that we created on a rainy day to introduce you to some of the trails, fields, and roads that you will see.

REGISTER SOON at www.bikereg.com TO AVOID $10 PRICE INCREASE AFTER OCTOBER 1ST,

INFO: info@conservationcollaboratives.org

Category Distance Start Fee Prizes
Women’s BCX 32 km 11:00 AM $25 $250 + Merchandise
Men’s BCX 32 km 11:00 AM $25 $250 + Merchandise
Men 40+ BCX 32 km 11:00 AM $25 $250 + Merchandise
Women’s BCX-Half 18 km 11:00 AM $25 Merchandise
Men’s BCX-Half 18 km 11:00 AM $25 Merchandise
Junior -18 & under BCX-Half 18 km 11:00 AM $15 Merchandise
Kids Under 10 BCX 3 km 12:30 PM $2 GP Sven Nys windbreaker + other stuff
Kids Under 13 BCX 10 km 12:30 PM $2 GP Sven Nys windbreaker + other stuff

* Start times may be staggered according to field size.

Look for updates on Facebook and on http://www.circumburke.org. Unsanctioned event: welcoming unlicensed as well as USA Cycling, CANADIAN and other foreign license holders.

Organizing Partners:

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Special Thanks to Sparta Synergy, a professional race organizer:

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