Race day is Sunday, November 13th, 2016.
Location: Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson Ave. Detroit, MI
Park Entry Fee/Parking: Parking is available at the park for a fee of $5 per car.
Registration: Pre-register online (here) or day-of with cash/check/credit card. Online registration closes at midnight on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Day-of-race registration and check-in will open at 8:00 AM morning of the race. All rider registration and check-in closes 20 minutes prior to your race. Show up early!
New to Racing? This event is open to the public, but it is a USA Cycling sanctioned event - this means that racers generally have a USA Cycling annual license. If you don’t have one of these and this is your first time racing, no sweat! We will pay for your one-day license fee. However, this means that everyday citizens and newbies should race in Beginner Men, Category 5 – Men, Beginner Women Category 4 – Women, Juniors, or Single Speed.
Licenses: Participants must race according to the CX category listed on their USA Cycling annual license. Licenses must be shown at registration. One-day licenses will be provided for free, annual licenses are available for purchase or renewal during registration ($70 for adults, $35 for juniors). International racers (non-residents or Canadians) must show a UCI license.
Course Description: 1.6 mile loop in/around/over/through Historic Fort Wayne – features grass, cobbles, two track, tunnels, and a bunch of run-ups...ouch!
Awards: The podium ceremony will be held during the designated award ceremony time slots posted on the Race Flyer - riders must be present to claim awards. Awards will be in the form of swag and/or certificates to the top 5 overall in each category. Elite Men and Women will have payouts in accordance to what is listed on the Race Flyer.
Single speeders are competing for a .50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Opener - one for men, one for women. Fight for it!
Raffle: A Colnago World Cup CX bike will be raffled off following the conclusion of the second awards ceremony at 4:00 PM. Raffle tickets can be earned in one of two ways:
- Walk into Sweet Bikes on 39946 Ford Rd in Canton, MI, look around, say hi to the owner, Seth Kleinglass, and ask about a raffle ticket for the 2016 MACX Race.
- Sign-up for the race. That's right, all you have to do is register and boom, you get a raffle ticket.
Neutral Support: Neutral race support will be offered in kind by Sweet Bikes.
Embrocation Station: Embro-what? That's right, you heard me: Embrocation. Station. Let's face it, November is chilly, but that never stopped you from wearing a short sleeve skinsuit. Keep those legs warm by applying embro at our embrocation station provided by Sweet Bikes.
Call Ups: Pre-registered riders will be staged in rows one and two according to their USA Cycling ranking as of November 12th, 2016. Call ups will begin 10 minutes prior to the start of your race.
Series Points: Mad Anthony is proud to be part of the Michigan CX (MiCX) Series. Even if you don’t win your race - you may still be eligible for series awards in your age group. For more information or details on scoring, visit www.mbra.org.
Age Groups: Your CX racing age is your age on December 31, 2017. That means you are probably one year older than you thought.
Legal Stuff: All USA Cycling rules apply. All participants must sign a waiver at registration. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Lapped riders may be pulled. The race director and chief referee reserve the right to alter the course, shorten races, combine fields, adjust starting times and distances or cancel the race due to dangerous conditions or hazardous weather. Race runs rain or shine.
Entries are non-refundable. Helmets mandatory for all races.
Held under USA Cycling permit #2016-2873