MSG Race Dates 2008:
10/11, 10/12, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, and 12/13
The Mud, Sweat, and Gears Cyclocross Series will have 2 venues in 2008. Three races (10/11, 10/12, and 12/13) will be at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City, TN. Three races (11/1, 11/15, and 12/6) will be held at Steele Creek Park in Bristol, TN). Races #3 and #6 will be worth double points.
The 2008 MSG Courses are available. Dwayne always does a great job transforming our beautiful venues into fast and fun CX courses. Expect no different this year!
USCF has formalized CX Categories. If you own a racing license, it should list a CX category. You must race your category. If you do well and earn upgrade points, you may move up. More details can be found on the USCF website.
Racers may ride any type of bicycle that complies with USCF rules. (cyclo-cross, mtn. bike, road bike, etc.) NO bar-ends are allowed on mountain bikes per the USCF rules. Disc Brakes are legal!
|Race Category||Duration||Entry Fee||Start Time|
|Women's CX4||30 Minutes||$15||10:30 am|
|CX 4||30 Minutes||$15||10:30 am|
|Master's 35+||45 Minutes||$15||11:15 am|
|Master's 45+||45 Minutes||$15||11:15 am|
|Women's Pro/CX1/CX2/CX3||45 Minutes||$15||12:15 pm|
|CX 3||45 Minutes||$15||12:15 pm|
|Pro/CX1/CX2||60 Minutes||$20||1:15 pm|
|CX SS||30 Minutes||$15||2:30 pm|
|CX Juniors (15-18)||30 Minutes||$2||2:30 pm|
|CX Juniors (10-14)||2 laps||$2||2:30 pm|
|CX Youth||1 lap||FREE||2:30 pm|
After paying for an entry into one race, competitors may enter a second race for just $5.
All racers will be held under USCF permit, riders must SIGN the standard USCF waiver of liability at each race and wear an ANSI or SNELL approved helmet while riding or racing.
The MSG Series co-promoted by Dwayne Letterman and Eric Wondergem. The coordinators will keep the official point's standings. Any rule interpretations or rule changes are at their discretion.
30 min race
45 min race
60 min race
|1st||30 points||60 points||120 points|
|2nd||27 points||54 points||108 points|
|3rd||24 points||48 points||96 points|
|4th||21 points||42 points||84 points|
|5th||19 points||38 points||76 points|
|6th||17 points||34 points||68 points|
|7th||15 points||30 points||60 points|
|8th||13 points||26 points||52 points|
|9th||12 points||24 points||48 points|
|10th||11 points||22 points||44 points|
|11th||10 points||20 points||42 points|
|12th||9 points||18 points||40 points|
|13th||8 points||16 points||38 points|
|14th||7 points||14 points||36 points|
|15th||6 points||12 points||34 points|
|16th+||1 points||2 points||19 points|
|DNF||0 points||0 points||0 points|
Essentially, "Field Points" are the number of riders you beat. Thus, if you win the CX3 race and the field had 20 riders, you will get 19 points added to your 60 race points for a total of 60 + 19 = 79 points. If you finish 13th in the same race, you will get 16 race points and 7 field points for a total of 16 + 7 = 23 points. Questions? Contact the Series Coordinator.
Riders must compete in at least 4 races to be eligible for the overall prize list. In the event of a tie the rider placing highest at the Series Final will be deemed the winner. If a tie still exists the winner will be determined according to USCF rules. The USCF official's results from the individual races will be used to determine the MSG Series points.
Racers will have the same number throughout the Series. There will be a $3.00 number replacement fee! Do not lose or forget your number. Numbers will be assigned at the first race you attend.
|Race Category||Ind Race
|Overall (Top 3)|
|Pro/CX1/CX2||$200 / 6 deep||$200 / 3 deep|
|$85 / 3 deep||$150 / 3 deep|
|CX3||Prizes / 5 deep||Prizes / 3 deep|
|Master's 35+||Prizes / 5 deep||Prizes / 3 deep|
|Master's 45+||Prizes / 5 deep||Prizes / 3 deep|
|CX4||Prizes / 5 deep||Prizes / 3 deep|
|Women's CX4||Prizes / 5 deep||Prizes / 3 deep|
|Singlespeed||Prizes / 5 deep||Prizes / 3 deep|
|Juniors||Prizes / 5 deep||Prizes / 3 deep|
|Youth||Medals / All||Medals / All|
Most importantly, bring a positive attitude and plan on having tons of fun! Behaving in an unsportsman-like way will result in loss of racing priviledges.