Join us at Bishop’s Red Barn in the picturesque shoreline town of Guilford for the penultimate Connecticut CX Series race of the season. The rolling, technical Euro-style course features 140 feet of elevation gain per 1.7 mile lap and will tackle the terrain of Bishop’s Apple Orchard. Thaw out with post-race refreshments from one of the region’s best known markets and wineries.
Google maps address:
1355 Boston Post
The event will benifit New Haven Farms
New Haven Farms (NHF) was founded in 2012 in response to the intersecting crises of diabetes, obesity, environmental degradation, and poverty, with the mission of promoting health and community development through urban agriculture. NHF cultivates seven plots across the city of New Haven, in which they grow high quality organic produce and deliver wellness programming for low income families in the community. In partnership with local health clinics, primary health care providers refer individuals with risk factors for chronic diet related illness to NHF’s innovative Farm Based Wellness Program. Families come to the farm weekly throughout the growing season and receive cooking, nutrition, and gardening education, going home with a basket of fresh produce and the community support to effect long term lifestyle change. By harnessing the energy of the community and the power of food as medicine, New Haven farms is transforming neighborhoods and empowering families across the city of New Haven.
Pre-registration is available at https://www.BikeReg.com/bishopsorchards
All USA Cycling Rules Apply.
No course inspection while other riders are racing.
You may only enter the course for inspection after the winner of the previous race has finished and the Chief Referee has indicated that the course is open. Riders inspecting the course who pass any rider still competing may lose call-up position and be disqualified.
“Day-of” registration is available for all races for an additional $10. One-day Beginner licenses may be purchased onsite for $10 and are valid for a single day of racing. One-day Beginner licenses may only be purchased by Category 5 men and women, for use in races open to those categories.
Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. and closes 15 minutes before each race. Field limit: 100 depending on category.
Staging for all races will be by CrossResults.com points. Any same day registrations will be assigned a position at the back of the field.
Mountain bikes without bar ends are allowed. USAC approved helmets are mandatory.
* 19 year old HS students can race if they are racing for a HS team in HS kit or blank kit.
THE CT SERIES OF CROSS
New for 2018:
• Category 4’s may score points toward a new CAT4 overall competition. To earn points, racers must compete in the Cat3\4 race, which will be scored separately.
• Women category 3 and 4 will also have an overall series competition. Points are scored in the Women’s Cat3,4,5 race.
• A new team overall points competition will be introduced in 2018! Check ctseriesofcx.com for an explanation of points tabulations.
• Junior fields have been adjusted to create better competition and improve field sizes. They are now:
9-11yrs / 12-14yrs / 15-18yrs
• The Junior 9-11 race is now 25 min long. Any junior over a 13 min approximate lap time or any junior getting lapped will be pulled. The goal is that all competitive children will complete two laps.
• The “Open” Single Speed category will also have a series competition in 2018 for both Men and Women!
Registration Notes: 21 days prior to event, registration fee increases from $30 to $35. $45 for Day-of Registration with a license. We’re pleased to announce that junior pre-registration is just $10! Two weeks prior to race day, junior registration will increase to $15. Day-of registration for juniors will remain $15.
Race twice! Additional races are only $15 (pre-reg). Day-Of, 2nd and 3rd races are an additional $15. Day-of registration closes 15 minutes before race start. USA Cycling license Required.
Day-of Registration opens at 7:45 AM on the day of the race and closes 10 minutes before each event.
The entry fee includes NEBRA Rider Surcharge of $1 and USA Cycling Insurance Surcharge of $3.75.
Staging Rules. Staging for first 10 riders will be by CT Series Points in the applicable fields, then by Crossresults.com points, then first come first serve. Day-of registrants will be assigned a position at the back of the field. USAC approved helmets are mandatory. Mountain bikes with no bar ends are OK. All USAC race rules apply.
Prizes and Schwag Equal cash prizes for Pro 1/2/3 men and women — Cash $250/5 Places ($100/$75/$40/$25/$10) + Merch. All other races will receive merchandise through third place.
Other Notes: “I have worked for Bishops for almost thirty years, ridden even longer, and have always thought Bishops would be a great place for a race. Better late than never for a race and I think we have a great course that will be fun for all levels.” – Brad, Race Promoter and Orchard Manager