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Vollers Law Claremont Cycle Depot

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Mountain Cycology

Steep ride up over the ski bridgeUpdates:
  • 2009: Sorry... no Psycho Cross for 2009! We hope to team up with another local club to oragnize an event this fall. Check back in 2010 for the Psycho Cross to return
  • Post race: Thank you racers, sponsors and volunteers for a great race! The rain held off for all but the elite racers and we had a great day with lots of climbing, mud, hot cider, sprint finishes, kids, barrier bunny hopping, and cheering spectators.
  • 2008 Race RESULTS posted and submit to USAC
  • 2008 Race PHOTOS by Paul Weiss
  • 2007 Race Photos by Boreal Photo Vermont and by Paul Weiss
  • 2007 Race RESULTS posted and submit to USAC and NEBRA
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    Race Categories & Times:
    Category Start Time Length Prizes Entry Fee
    Men Cat 4/Citizen 10:00 30 min Merch. & Medals (3) $20
    Women Cat 4/Citizen 10:00 30 min Merch. & Medals (3) $20
    Men Master 55+ 10:00 30 min Merch. & Medals (3) $25
    Men Master 35+ 10:45 45 min $50 (25-15-10) $25
    Men Master 45+ 10:45 45 min $50 (25-15-10) $25
    Junior 15-18 10:45 45 min Merch. & Medals (3) $15
    Youth 7-9 11:40 2 laps (short course) Medals/Ribbons (all) $10
    Junior 10-14 11:55 2 laps Merch. & Medals (3) $10
    Men Cat 3/4 12:30 45 min $50 (25-15-10) $25
    Women Cat 1/2/3/4 1:30 45 min $225 (100-60-40-25) $25
    Men Cat 1/2/3 2:30 60 min $300 (100-75-60-40-25) $25
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    • Race day registration opens at 8:30am and closes 30 min prior to each event
    • Additional $5 fee for race day registration
    • Register for multiple races for an additional $10 per race
    • Held under a USA Cycling Event Permit
    • Part of the NEBRA Ranking System
    • All USA Cycling Cyclocross rules apply
    • Riders must have a current USA cycling license (except youth under 10). One day license may be purchased for $10 on race day
    • Mountain bikes and road bikes are allowed. Bar ends are not permitted per USAC rules
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    Through the fields Its time to hit the slopes... on your bike that is. The course includes an off camber traverse down the grassy bunny slope, a short run up in the trees, tight corners with variable traction in a flat loose-dirt parking lot, a steep ride (or run) up over the ski bridge, barriers by the base lodge followed by a quick steep hill (should I ride or should I run?), carousal around the ski lift, then zoom down the dirt road hill and follow a paved road under the ski bridge you just want over. Rinse and repeat.

    Neutral support services will be provided again for all race categories. Mark Wysocki's neutral support service includes mechanical support and neutral spare bikes and wheels in the pit during each race.

    2008 Course is a little longer than last year and improved with a forced run-up, more interesting features and variable terrain. With ample room to pass and a variety of lines to choose from, success at this exciting course will challenge your bike handling skills and the depths of your fitness.

    2007 Course map (2008 Map coming soon). Photos highlighting the 2007 course and racers.

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    Venue & Lodging:
    Located at Ascutney Mountain Resort, in Brownsville VT
      At the top of the ski bridge with view of the resort
    • Just 6 miles from I-91 (exit 8 from the South, exit 9 from the North). About 2 hours from Boston, MA; Hartford, CT; Albany, NY; and Burlington, VT.
    • This event is spectator friendly with views overlooking most of the course.
    • Day passes can be purchased at the on-site Fitness Center for post-race showers or a swim with your family.
    • Enjoy a Vermont race weekend by attending the popular Putney cyclocross race on Sunday (about 45 minutes from the PsychoCross).
    • Lodging available at the race site at Orange Lake Vermont 800-243-0011 with a fitness center, spa (massage by advance appoinment) and views of the course from your room
    • Additional lodging options: Holiday In Express (800) 465-4329 Just off I91 exit 7, 25 min south of the Psycho Cross, 25 min north of Putney. 818 Charlestown Road Springfield, VT. 05156
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    From the South on I-91 (Brattleboro/Western MA/CT/NYC):
    Take Exit 8 and bear right at the end of the exit ramp. Follow Route 131 for 3/10 of a mile to intersection with US Rte. 5. At the light, turn left onto Rte. 5 for 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Rte. 44A and follow for 2.8 miles. Bear left on Rte. 44 and follow for 2 miles to Ascutney Mountain Resort on left, just before the village of Brownsville.

    From the North on I-91 (White River Jct/Canada/Eastern MA):
    Take Exit 9 and turn left onto US Route 5 for 4 miles to Windsor. Turn right at second set of lights in Windsor onto Route 44 for 5.4 miles to Ascutney Mountain Resort on the left.

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    Contact us: race @ 802-484-5015

    Are you looking at this website and wondering what cyclocross racing is? Here are a few links with more info:
    Cycling News Article
    New York Times Article 11/12/08
    Wickipedia Definition description
    FYI If you decide to try it out (its physically demanding & challenging but fun!) then sign up for Cat 4 which is the novice or "citizen" class.

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