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Ride down to the KMC Cross-Fest and Watch Exciting CX Racing at its Best

UPDATE: Approriate-to-cyclocross rainy weather is predicted for Saturday. Therefore, we are CANCELING the road ride since a long day riding and then hours standing in the rain isn't the best mix. We will do this road ride event next year, so mark your calendars early! We *highly* recommend visiting the KMC Cross Fest this weekend, as it's going to be great racing and a lot of fun to participate as a spectator. 

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The Cyclocross race scene is fun for everyone, no matter if you're a racer or spectator.

We are riding our road bikes down to the KMC Cross Fest taking place at the Thompson Speedway on Saturday, October 1.

The ride departs from here at 8:30am. The route is 65 miles in length and does include a few dirt roads. 25c or wider road tires are appropriate for the ride. 

PLEASE NOTE: If the forecast still looks like rain for 60% or more for the full day Saturday, we will cancel the ride this Thursday. Check back here to see if it's running or if we need to cancel. Being wet when riding and then staying wet at the race won't be good for anyone!

Schedule:

  • Depart Ride Headquarters at 9:30am. Here's the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16823482
  • Arrive by 1:30 at the Thompson Speedway. Change, get food, etc. There are showers on-site.
  • 2pm: Cat 2/3 Men Race
  • 3pm: Elite Masters Men Race
  • 4pm: Elite Women Race
  • 5:15: Elite Men Race
  • 6:30: Shuttle departs for Ride Headquarters (see below for details)

We are offering a shuttle to return back here at 6:30pm, at the conclusion of the Elite Cyclocross Men's race. The shuttle fee is $45. Otherwise, the ride is free. If you'd like to take advantage of the shuttle, we need to hear from you by September 27 via email at connect@rideheadquarters.com. The shuttle will bring down your change of clothes and anything else you want to send down in it.

The KMC Cross Fest is incorporating the Gran Fondo New England and Major Taylor Century on Sunday, October 2. Camping at the Thompson Speedway is an option. If you'd like to send down your camping things, we'll bring them down. You'll just need to find a way home on Sunday.

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