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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The course and Sponsorship THANK YOU!

The course care of Big Adam McIntyre!

And sponsorship thanks throughout the day...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

RESULTS

Uploaded to USAC!

https://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?permit=2012-558

Thanks for all that came out and supported the race...

jb

Friday, September 7, 2012

Set-up!

It's POURING right now but looks like the weather (HERE) should be much nicer for tomorrow.  However that might mean the course is just a smidge damp in the morning...

Click HERE for Strava course!

PLEASE READ THIS:
Remember at the Ithaca GP the START happens at the bottom of the hill on pavement!  You'll head up the one way out of the park before turning onto the finishing straight.  You are now on the lap.  Near the end of the lap you will come up a gravel hill and go through the second road crossing.  At this point you'll cross the start road and turn LEFT going back downhill on the grass that parallels the start chute.  This will then lead you to the finish on pavement (after a bit of climbing!)  There will be road crossing guards posted at 9:30 a.m. to help direct you if you have any questions!  There will also be a map at registration to help.





FINAL COUNTDOWN

Today is set-up day and there are a few things to check off the list!  First is a radio interview with Tallon, Ithaca's amazing sound guy, at 8:00 on WMLM (1520 am).  After that I'll be headed to the park to spray the start, finish, and PRIME lines (primes are sponsored by www.VeloShine.com).  Then I'll be running a few errands before heading back to the course for set up.

The last sponsorship package arrived yesterday from www.DrakesCoffee.com!  The top five singlespeed racers are competing for a bag of the most premium beam from Costa Rica.  However everyone can enjoy Drake's Coffee goodness at the IthacaGP coffee station.


Weather is looking quite wet for today's course preparations, but dry tomorrow so keep that in mind with your tire selection!


Stay tuned for photos and a course update later tonight!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Soigneur: MOTIVATION

The weather in Ithaca (HERE) is looking like you may need some MOTIVATION from www.Soigneur.net!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Moms in Tow!

Moms in Tow (www.MomsInTow.com) will have a kidscross course set up and strider bikes for the little ones!  No charge...  Bring the bubs to the IthacaGP and have a blast.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pre-Registration and the SINGLESPEED TROPHY!

Just a reminder, pre-registration closes at MIDNIGHT on WEDNESDAY, 9/5!  Register by clicking on the USA Cycling logo below.
Click logo for online registration!
Also, check out the trophy for the (unofficial) Gratiot County Singlespeed Championships!  You can race in a second (or third) category on the day for only $10 extra.  What a bargain - bring your singlespeed and come have more fun while you wait around for the absolutely BEST podium/awards ceremony in the state!
That wood is seared like your legs will be after hot laps on your singlespeed... 
The 2009 podium - this year will be even better.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Schedule

Check out the race flyer HERE or online registration HERE for more details, but the race day schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 8

9:00 a.m. Registration opens (registration closes 30 minutes prior to your race)

30-minute races
10:00 a.m. C-Men 19-14 (Category 4)
+30 sec C-Men 35+ (Category 4)
+30 sec B-Women (Sponsored by www.SheilaMoon.com) (Category 3/4)
+30 sec Juniors 14 and Under (Category 2/3/4)

40-minute races
11:00 a.m. B-Men (Cat. 2/3)
+30 sec Elite Women (Sponsored by www.SheilaMoon.com) (Cat. 1/2/3)
+30 sec Juniors 15-18 (Cat. 2/3/4)

50-minute races
12:00 Elite Men (Cat. 1/2/3)
+30 sec Masters 35+ (Cat. 1/2/3)
+30 sec Masters 45+ (Cat. 1/2/3)

35 minute specialty race
1:15 Singlespeed Mixed Open (Cat. 1/2/3/4)
**This is the unofficial Gratiot County Singlespeed Championships, sponsored by www.DrakesCoffee.com!  Race any second (or third) race on the day for only $10!

Awards and raffle for all categories will follow the conclusion of the Singlespeed race (Approximately 2:15)

Right now things are in full swing to get everything in place for race day!  Don't forget to support the sponsors that help out the Ithaca Grand Prix of Cyclocross p/b Token Products!

Oh, and REGISTER NOW!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Last call on t-shirts!

Today is the LAST DAY to order t-shirts!  Buy them online through USA Cycling and the registration page here:

https://www.usacycling.org/myusac/index.php?pagename=registration&eventid=558&year=2012#

Shirts will not be available on race day for general purpose, but they WILL be available for you to pick up with your race registration packet.  Oh yeah, that packet includes some of the best swag you'll ever see at a race, from sponsors like ProGold Lubricants, Hammer Nutrition, Chamois Butt'r, Kuat Innovations, Road I.D., the City of Ithaca, Emergen-C, and a discount card made especially for Ithaca participants from Sheila Moon!

Registration is available online through Wednesday, but shirt sales end TONIGHT!