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The Series


CENTRAL PA CX SERIES

Three WILD Cyclocross Races

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The Series


CENTRAL PA CX SERIES

Three WILD Cyclocross Races

2014 series t-shirt design.

2014 series t-shirt design.

THREE GREAT RACES!

THREE GREAT, UNIQUE CHALLENGES!

Do just one, or do all three.  Whatever you choose, you'll have a blast getting dirty, crazy and making new friends!

Central PA Cyclocross Series Races
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Three great CX races that can be purchased separately, or as a full series

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  • If you are familiar with cyclocross racing, you know it's a great time.
  • If you are unfamiliar with cyclocross racing, you are about to have a new FAVORITE THING!
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Meaty


Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy CX

Inspired by The Who album and the nature of cyclocross.

Meaty


Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy CX

Inspired by The Who album and the nature of cyclocross.

 

First of three wild rides!

Date: Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Location: 100 Avenue D & H north, Riverside, PA 17868
Categories:

Beginner Category - 2:00 p.m.
Adult Category - 3:00 p.m.

  • The course is generally about 1.5 miles/lap.
  • It is designed to favor those with cyclocross gear (meaning about half is paved).  But all bikes are welcome!
  • The course is similar each year, but not identical from year to year.

Signature feature:

Heartbreak Ridge

This is a nasty bit of business that claims many victims into the cold Susquehanna River.  They all get up laughing.

  • Fully supported
  • Professional timing
  • Hot and cold refreshments
  • Cook-out during and after races

  

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The video above lets you take a lap around the course.

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Boneshaker


BONESHAKER CX

Named after the bike, and the nature of cyclocross racing

Boneshaker


BONESHAKER CX

Named after the bike, and the nature of cyclocross racing

Second of three wild rides!

 

Date: Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Location: 100 Avenue D & H north, Riverside, PA 17868
Categories:

Beginner Category - 12:00 p.m.
Adult Category - 1:00 p.m.

  • The course is generally about 1.5 miles/lap.
  • It is designed to favor those with cyclocross gear (meaning about half is paved or equivalent).  But all bikes are welcome!
  • The course is similar each year, but not identical from year to year.

Signature feature:

The crossing & Mud

The route crosses Fishing Creek.  Sometimes this is just a little ankle-deep affair.  Sometimes is a waist deep affair.  Pot luck.

The crossing is immediately followed by a very muddy sloppy sections of woods and mush.  Good, dirty fun!

  • Fully supported
  • Professional timing
  • Hot and cold refreshments
  • Cook-out during and after races

Bonus Feature:

History

This might not be exciting to everyone, but this venue (Hess Field) was the very first Rail to Trail in the WORLD!  Yes, I said world.  Pretty cool, right?  And now you get to race here!

Part of the route you ride was originally a narrow gauge train line that brought raw materials like coal and iron ore to the foundries in Danville, PA.  Around 1890, the raw materials out that way had been exhausted.  This was around the same time in history that the BONESHAKER bicycle (named for it's ride on steel wheels) was all the rage in Europe.

The young industrialists of the time, bought some fancy, trendy, dangerous bicycles and began to ride them in Danville.  So of course, Danville immediately banned the brutish machines!

So, not to be denied, the young cycling industrialists, pulled up the train tracks on the exhausted rail line, and put down cinders, and sold badges to identify the members of their cycling club.  And that's how Danville got the first rail to trail, and maybe paid cycling club in the world!

AND YOU GET TO RACE IN ALL THIS HISTORY!

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Central PA Cyclocross Series Races
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Fire & Ice


Fire & Ice Cx

Dark and Frozen

Fire & Ice


Fire & Ice Cx

Dark and Frozen

 

Third of three wild rides!

Date: Saturday January 14th, 2017
Location: 100 Avenue D & H north, Riverside, PA 17868
Categories:

Beginner Category - 6:00 p.m.
Adult Category - 7:00 p.m.

  • The course is generally about 1.5 miles/lap.
  • It is designed to favor those with cyclocross gear (meaning about half is paved).  But all bikes are welcome!
  • The course is similar each year, but not identical from year to year.

Signature feature:

Dark, fire & Ice

The race is called "Fire and Ice", because it's frozen, night, and everything is lit with fire...including the course.

Bring a light for your bike, or try to negotiate the ride by fire alone...that's your choice.  But know it's an unusual experience and one you won't soon forget!

  • Fully supported
  • Professional timing
  • Hot and cold refreshments
  • Cook-out during and after races

Conditions will dictate the course.  This time of year, we have to take what nature gives us.  It's possible that we may even ride on some frozen Susquehanna River ice.

Whatever happens you'll be sure to have a great adventure and awards ceremony afterward.  Come prepared to hang around!

Generally the same course as the Meaty, but it rides completely differently at this time of the year.  Totally fresh challenge.

Generally the same course as the Meaty, but it rides completely differently at this time of the year.  Totally fresh challenge.

Central PA Cyclocross Series Races
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Three great CX races that can be purchased separately, or as a full series

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Awards & swag


Support, Awards, and Love
 

Awards & swag


Support, Awards, and Love
 

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The Central PA Cyclocross Series is a fully supported, exciting, punishing way to participate in the most fun thing you can do on two wheels.

Riverside Adventure company has a theory about cyclocross:

It's supposed to be fun.

Sure, it's also competitive, but if you are the type of person who prefers Omega house to Delta house in the Animal House move, our cyclocross series might not be for you.  We want good, fun-loving participants who are looking of a legitimate challenge, but more importantly an experience with like-minded maniacs.

  • If you do all three races: you get a T-shirt.
  • If you do individual races: you get patches for each race.
  • If you hang around, you get post race food, beverages and get to hang around and cheer for those who ride with bravery, and berate those who illustrate a less than warrior attitude.

What more could you want from a cyclocross race series?


River Towns Race Series will break riders down into these age groups.

River Towns Race Series will break riders down into these age groups.

River Towns Race Series

The Boneshaker is part of the River Towns Race Series this year.  As a result, racers will get "double duty" in regard to swag, points and love when participating in the Boneshaker.

Riders will receive points for River Towns awards based on the age categories at left.


Central PA Cyclocross Series Races
from 20.00

Three great CX races that can be purchased separately, or as a full series

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category:
Quantity:
Add To Cart