Behind the Barriers Coverage from last year (LINK)
Cincinnati Cyclocross, Inc is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization set up to promote area cyclocross and develop youth cyclocross through proceeds from cyclocross event production and corporate sponsorship. All proceeds from the Cincy CX Festival weekend benefit local youth racing.
Race pre-registration for all categories is available beginning July 22st at 12am. Elite Men and Elite Women are pre-registration only. Day of registration will be available (with the exception of UCI Elite men and women) for riders on-site for an additional $10 (with the exception of junior categories). Riders must register for category on their racing license. No upgrades will be available on-site.
Waiting lists will be created when a particular racing wave has less than 10 spots available. Waiting list will remain closed until field limit reached, then will be made available. Waiting lists will be pre-reg only, and spots will be made available when registation closes 30 min prior to the start of the wave. Any riders not signed in by then will lose their spot, and it will be made available to those that signed up first on the waiting list. Riders on wait list should be at registration table 35 min before event, ready to race with license and cash. The number of pre-reg'd riders who no show are the number of spots available. Fee will be due then by riders who are given those spots, and will be the standard fee (no additional $10 day-of fee).
USCF license required for all categories with the exception of free kids races. Temporary one-day license available for purchase on-site at events for all Cat 4 categories only. For Cat 1/2/3 - annual license is required (also available to purchase on-site). Registration staff will be checking licenses at number pickup - license must be present to race. UCI International License required to race Elite Men, Women, U23, and 17-18 Junior races. Pan Am Championship UCI events on Sunday is open registration - no qualification required to participate, just standard international license.
Starting & Staging Procedure:
UCI Mens, Womens and Juniors Elite Events (UCI rule 5.1.043): starting order to be determined by latest published UCI cyclo-cross ranking, as posted on www.uci.ch. Riders with highest UCI points are staged first. Remaining without points will be staged by random lot. Every Elite rider registered will be called up to starting line in order of bib number. For all other categories, all pre-registered riders will be staged by their Crossresults.com ranking.
A rider's racing age for all cyclo-cross categories is their year of birth subtracted from 2016.
All athletes will be chip-timed. Final results for all categories will include finish time and splits for all laps. OVCX riders will use their OVCX chip. Riders that haven't participated in an earlier OVCX race will be issued a new chip at registration. Chip will attach on top of helmet - instructions will be at registration tent.
Cincinnati is the nearest international and Dayton the nearest domestic airport. When searching for best rates, some other possibilites are listed.
Airport Location (3 Letter Code) / Miles to Cincinnati
Dayton, Ohio (DAY) / 55
Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky (CVG) / 10
Columbus, Ohio (CMH) / 100
Indianpolis, Indiana (IND) / 120
Louisville, Kentucky (SDF) / 112
Directions to event venues:
Directions to Devou Park: (Google: 1049 Montague Rd Covington, KY 41011-1974)
From downtown Cincinnati, take I-75 over the Ohio River, and get off at second exit. Turn right at exit onto 127. Make first right on Lewis Rd. Follow Lewis straight through a few stop signs, then soft right up Montague Rd (look for Devou Park sign). At stop sign halfway up hill, turn right into Devou Park. Reserved and general parking entrance up ahead on left.
Directions to Kingswood Park: (Google: 4188 Irwin Simpson Road, Mason, OH)
Interstate-71 to Mason-Montgomery Road. North on Mason-Montgomery Road to right Irwin-Simpson Road. Left into the park right before I-71 overpass (across the street from Anthem Insurance).
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30 doubles $89.00+ 13.75% tax
15 King with fold out sofa $85.00 + 13.75% tax
Host Housing :
Pre-registered athletes may request local host housing during the weekend by contacting Julie Herrmann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
VIP Team Parking: Spaces are now available on BikeReg for $100 per space for small vehicles and $250 for larger vehicles w/ trailers (covers both days). Exhibitors and Team Trailer spots get the best reserved spots at each venue, closest to registration, pits, crowds, start/finish, etc.
Expo: Food or vendor merchandising is available for discounted $499 for booth space Sat/Sun. After October 1 price goes up to $599/3 days.
2014 Danny Summerhill/Jeremy Powers/Jamey Driscoll/Katerina Nash/Katie Compton
2013 Ryan Trebon/Tim Johnson/Katerina Nash/Katie Compton
2012 Ryan Trebon/Jamey Driscoll/Katie Compton
2011 Jeremy Powers/Ryan Trebon/Katie Compton
2010 Ryan Trebon/Jeremy Powers/Katie Compton
2009 Jeremy Powers/Katie Compton
2008 Jeremy Powers/Katie Compton
2007 Barry Wicks/Katie Compton
2006 Mike Cody/Betsy Shogren
2005 Matt Kelly/Mandy Lozano
2004 Tyler Johnson/Anne Schwartz
OVCX Series: This event is part of the 2015 Ohio Valley Cyclocross Series. For series schedule of events and complete rules & info, please visit OVCX.COM.
Registration: For racers that miss pre-registration, walk-up registration will be available at the race for an additional $10. The registration table opens up 2 hours before the start of the first race. Registration closes for an event 45 minutes before its start. For optimum start line staging, register early (see "Start Line Staging" below for details).
Chip Timing: Each rider is provided a free custom OVCX timing chip for the top of their helmet at their first OVCX race they attend. It should stay on your helmet for the entirety of the OVCX Series. If yours is lost, the chip must be replaced at a cost of $10. Event results will contain finish times, as well as splits for each lap.
Start Line Staging: All categories scheduled to start at the same time will go off in one wave, with individual categories intermixed. First to be staged on the line are those that pre-register at least 2 weeks out from the close of pre-reg, and they will be staged by their Crossresults.com ranking. Next staged will be everyone that pre-registers from 2 weeks out til the close of pre-registration – and they also will be staged by their Crossresults.com ranking. Those that register on raceday will line up at the back. This system will work for all combined categories going off the starting line at the same time. Again, each category will get scored separately as well, and get a podium celebration each day as well as OVCX series points for their category.
Results: Full results will be posted to USA Cycling within 24 hrs of completion of event, and posted to OVCX.com within 48 hours of event. Categories will be broken out for OVCX series scoring only; USAC results will have the full wave results (for higher potential USAC ranking points).
OVCX Series Points: Top 3 finishers for each category at the end of the season are recognized at the awards party after the final race at Indy CycloPlex in Indianapolis December 13th. Each race participant earns points, and their best 7 finishes are calculated for their overall score at the end of the season.