Grind Some Gravel!

Reedy Creek Gravel Grind

This is going to be a tough ride. Right before we get full into Cyclocross season, we thought we would put together a fun Gravel ride. We will be having a free meal afterwards and maybe a Ping Pong Tournament. Who knows!!!

We will also be taking some donations for the MSG Cyclocross season this year. It takes money to put on great races and in order to keep these races alive we want to support them. Please bring a 20$ donation to take part in the ride and meal. The donation is not required but you might be required to eat your chili without a utensil if you don’t pay up.

There will be two routes. A short route of 32 miles and a long route of 60 miles. The ride will not be supported but the courses will be marked. Be sure to bring your flat repair kits and plenty of water. We will try to have a sag wagon available on the long route. If you have any questions about details give us a call at the shop at 423-765-2770.

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MSG Opening Weekend

The opening weekend of MSG will be September 27-28 at the Farmhouse. We will be a part of the Johnson City Folk Festival, which will be held from September 25-28. The festival will have a number of musicians and storytellers. Food and beverages will be available as usual at the Farmhouse. Since the festival is owned by and independent promoter, there will be an admission fee. Racers get free entry, but anyone traveling with you, and not racing, will have to pay an admission fee. Please do not bring outside food into the venue, with the exception of race prep food. If you want a meal on the grounds you will need to purchase food on site. The Farmhouse has been gracious to us for four years now, and we want to support them in this endeavor. Stick around after the racing and enjoy the music and storytelling.

Admission Fees: To be collected as you enter the Farmhouse
Racers-Free
Individuals-$10.00 per day
Racers with family members who are not racing-$5.00 per person per day.

Four day all access passes are also available for $30.00 per person.  Purchase here

Camping will also be available for $10.00 per night. Purchase here

Hope to see you there. Help make this the best opening weekend ever!

Visit the Johnson City Folk Festival website for more information. Visit the Festival on Facebook too!

MSG 2014/15 Schedule

MSG CX Series #1 Unicoi TN 9/27/14
MSG CX Series #2 Unicoi TN 9/28/14
MSG CX Series #3 Unicoi TN 10/4/14
MSG CX Series #4 Unicoi TN 10/5/14
MSG CX Series #5 Johnson City TN 10/11/14
MSG CX Series #6 Mars Hill NC 11/15/14
MSG CX Series #7 Bristol TN 11/22/14
Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup-UCI Kingsport TN 1/3/15
MSG CX Series #8 Kingsport TN 1/4/15

Turkey Cross!

You know you’re going to eat to much on Thanksgiving day, going from one turkey dinner to the next. Get a jump on working those extra pounds off! Do the Turkey Cross! Loudon Municipal Park ( just outside of Knoxville,TN) November 30, 2013. All the details can be found here: http://turkeycross.weebly.com/. Turkey Cross is also part of the TBRA Regional Series

Don’t be a Turkey, do the Turkey Cross!

Cross re-start!

It’s been a little herky jerky for the series over the past few weeks, but it allowed some of you to get to experience top level cyclo-cross racing at Louisville, KY last weekend. Below is the schedule for the remainder of the season.

MSG 7  November 23, Bristol TN: King University Tornado Cross
Cobra-cross, November 24, Bristol, VA
MSG 8 December 7: Mars Hill, NC
MSG 9 January 4: Domtar, Kingsport TN-MSG Final (SECX Regional Series Final)
Kingsport Cup, January 5: Domtar, Kingsport, TN-UCI race.

MSG Cross Racing Resumes 11/2/13 at Boone NC Fairgrounds

MSG # 6 will be held at the The High Country Fairgrounds, Boone NC.

abbydesignWe would also like to spotlight our day sponsor for MSG #6 at the Boone Fair Grounds: the Abby Design & Construction/Boone Bike Elite Team We really appreciate their support for this event! Please thank Dan and all the riders on the Boone Bike & Touring Elite Team! Hope to see you all on Saturday!

Directions:
Here is a link to a Google map for the race venue:
http://goo.gl/maps/ae6ix Click on the blue place marker, then the directions tab, and type in your address. If you know how to get to Boone from TN, then follow follow 421 out of Boone toward Wilkesboro, turn left on Old US 421 S, then left onto Roby Green Road. You’ll see the course on the left when you come off the hill. Coming from Wilkesboro, reverse directions. GPS coordinates: 36.234616,-81.628418

MSG Schedule and Non-MSG Races Organized by MSG

MSG 2013 Final Schedule

MSG 1&2 September 28-29: Domtar, Kingsport TN
MSG 3&4 October 5-6: Farmhouse, Unicoi TN
MSG 5 October 12: Elizabethton, TN
MSG 6 November 2: Boone, NC
MSG 7  November 23, Bristol TN: King University Tornado Cross
Cobra-cross, November 24, Bristol, VA (collegiate and USAC open categories)
MSG 8 December 7: Mars Hill, NC
MSG 9 January 4: Domtar, Kingsport TN-MSG Final (SECX Regional Series Final)
Kingsport Cup, January 5: Domtar, Kingsport, TN-UCI race.

Fort Watuaga Race Course: 10/12/13

Take Franklin Club Drive down to the Tennessee courts. 1501 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643

Parking Map: Please park in the lots colored blue on the MAP


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