CX Awards Ceremony Tomorrow

Hey All,

We will be doing a lightning fast awards ceremony after the Men’s Elite Race tomorrow at Regional Championships, based on last year, it’ll be around 20 minutes.

Podiums will be for:

Mens C Overall
Mens B Overall
Mens A Overall

Womens B Overall
Womens A Overall

Mens C Race
Mens B Race
Mens A Race

Womens B Race
Womens A Race

Team Overalls

Be sure to stick around!

Also, you can still register day-of for any category for a last chance nationals qualifier!

-Steven & Tim
ECCC Cyclocross team

CX Updates & Nationals

Hey All,

Just a friendly reminder that we have a scant 3 days of Cyclocross left this year. These will be your last chances to improve your team’s stature in the overall standings as well as qualify for nationals in Madison this January.

Races:
December 8-9: Supercross Cup 2012 East Meadow, NY https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17443
December 16: New England Regional Championships – ECCC Championship Fitchburg, MA https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17544

Also a friendly reminder that with nationals approaching the qualfication requirements are as follows:

1) You must have competed in at least 1 ECCC race A or B race under your collegiate team name, wearing your collegiate team kit
2) You must be at least a category 3 racer or Collegiate Cyclocross A racer
3) You must be a full time student with good standing with your college/university and get approval from the registrar
4) Your collegiate team must be registered with USACycling for 2013

Details about Nationals qualification can be found here: http://usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=6574

Happy Crossing!

Steven & Tim
ECCC Cyclocross Team

SuperCross Cup is on!

Hey All,

After Hurricane Sandy cancelled Staten:CX, and delayed SuperCross, we are happy to announce that SuperCross just got the OK from park management and is happening next weekend, December 8- & 9 in East Meadow NY! Be sure to get out there and support this great event!

Note: This is the last race outside New England so it’s a good chance to qualify for nationals for some of the southern crowd.

Register here: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17443
Event Info: http://www.supercrosscup.com/

Friendly reminder: Men’s C will race with Men’s Cat 4, Men’s and Women’s A will race in their respective UCI Elite categories. Men’s B and Women’s B are denoted as such on the Bikereg page.

Happy Crossing!

Steven & Tim
ECCC Cyclocross Coordination Team

Staten CX Cancelled

Hey ECCC,

Tragically, the promoters of Staten CX have had to cancel the event due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. You can find more information here: http://statencx.com/2012/11/05/staten-cx-update/

However, the Bethlehem Cup in Delmar, NY is still on for Sunday, you can register here: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/16779

Steven & Tim
ECCC Cyclocross Coordination Team

Doubling up at CX weekends

Hey All,

Just a reminder that we at the ECCC Cyclocross Coordination Compound are happy to see so many racers doubling up this weekend and we just want to let you know how this will be scored.

Simply, you will be scored in the highest category you enter. So, if you register for the 3/4 (B) and the P/1/2/3 (A) at the same event, you will only be scored in A race for that day. Additionally, other categories such as masters or singlespeed will not be scored for collegiate points.

Now go forth and register!

West Point CX https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17503
SPA: CX https://www.bikereg.com/Net/16694

Let us know if you have any further questions!

-Steven & Tim
ECCC Cyclocross Coordination Team

ECCC Cyclocross 2012!

Hello ECCC!

With the collegiate cyclocross season starting this weekend at Army and Saratoga Springs, we want to remind all riders and team leaders of a few important rules before the season starts.

In order to count for collegiate points the ride must be a full-time student at a college, hold a collegiate license for that college, and wear a full collegiate kit, or non-USAC club team gear if your college doesn’t have a kit yet. You must register under your collegiate club, otherwise you will not be counted as racing collegiate in the results.

As our events are held within a normal USAC race, you must have a full USAC license in order to race, not just a collegiate one, (one day licenses also work for Cat 4s).

Note that some of our events are UCI events which means to race in the elite category you will need a full UCI license.

The general category breakdown is as follows:
Men’s A is P/1/2/3 or UCI Elite
Men’s B is 3/4
Men’s C is 4
Women’s A is P/1/2/3 or UCI Elite
Women’s B is 3/4 or 4

There are a couple of races on our schedule where there is only one women’s category. At these events, Women’s A points will be given to Cat 1/2 racers and B points to Cat 3/4 racers.

In order to go to Nationals you must either have a Collegiate A license or a USAC 3 license and complete at least ONE college race in their collegiate kit. Please make sure you apply for all relevant upgrades before you sign up for your first collegiate cyclocross race.

If you have any other questions please let myself or Tim.

Thanks and enjoy the season.

Steven Hopengarten & Tim Manzella
ECCC Cyclocross Coordination Team

shopengarten[at]gmail[dot]com

tim.j.manzella[at]gmail[dot]com

RIT weekend update

By: Joe Kopena

Photos

 

This weekend the ECCC explored the roots of mountain bike racing,
returning after some years to Plattekill Mountain in New York.  The XC
event featured old-school ski resort MTB racing, with riders
challenged to 1100 vertical feet of climbing each lap, from the lodge
to the top of the mountain, and a long descent down Plattekill’s
highly technical trail system.  Downhillers were greeted with
Plattekill’s widely known and well regarded big-hit racing, with both
of the weekend’s DH courses featuring substantial drops on the main
lines.  Short track featured extremely tight pack racing in all
categories, with a newer style ECCC STXC course of wide open climbs,
singletrack descents, and a handful of bike park features, all looping
around the lodge and main lift.

Greg DiSanto (UNH) continued his winning streak, picking up the XC
victory despite having to repeatedly chase back into the lead after
suffering no less than three flats, and keeping just enough energy to
also take the high speed STXC on Sunday.  Adam Gagne (UMass) and Dan
O’Connor (UConn) went 1 and 2 in downhill racing both Saturday and
Sunday.  Elizabeth White (UVM) and Emily Paxson (UVM) continued their
domination of the women’s scene, trading victories between the
endurance and gravity races.

Next weekend the ECCC heads to PennState and the Rothrock PA State
Forest for the first time in several years, yet another return to an
ECCC MTB keystone.

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