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The Status of the Orchard Cross 2021 Cyclocross Race is still in review due to COVID-19. As soon as information is known, we will post an update. Thank you for your understanding.


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 1.6 mile lap and will tackle the terrain of Bishop’s Apple Orchard.

The race not only will be the last race in the Ct Series Of Cross, but also the CT State Championship race.

For our second year we have add more fun sections, barriers and eliminated “Lake Bishop” regardless of weather. . We have improved an already great course for spectators and riders. With Atwood Timing we are assured of timing that will have fast and accurate results.

Bishops will be providing the food from their kitchen for pre and post race hunger.

Once again Thimble Island Brewing will be donating beer for our fundraiser, Roots for Relief, which provides new bicycles at Christmas for children from low income families. 100% of all monies generated from beer sales (donation) will go to the organization to buy bikes. Zanes cycles sells the bikes to the organization at cost then provides the mechanics to put the bikes together also at no cost.

The duel side pit is back as is the bike wash station.

Also back are Zanes Cycles and Shimano neutral support so if you have any bike issues, they can help.

We have a great event planned and hope join us and make it better.



Google maps address:
1355 Boston Post

We are on RT 1 a third of a mile off I-95 exit 57, Guilford Ct. Super easy to get to.



Pre-registration is available at 
All USA Cycling Rules App



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 7:45 a.m. and closes 20 minutes before each race. Field limit: 100  depending on category.

Staging for all races will be by 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.



Registration Notes: 21 days prior to event, registration fee increases from $31 to $36. $46 for Day-of Registration with a license. We’re pleased to announce that junior pre-registration is just $11! Two weeks prior to race day, junior registration will increase to $36. Day-of registration for juniors will be $46.

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 20 minutes before each event.

The entry fee includes NEBRA Rider Surcharge of $1 and USA Cycling Insurance Surcharge of $4.00. One dollar from each rider will also go to the series prize pool.

Staging Rules. Staging for first 10 riders will be by CT Series Points in the applicable fields, then by 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 $200/5 Places ($70, $60, $40, $20, $10) + Merch. All other races will receive merchandise through third place.