I did this race last year and it was one of the most memorable and most fun races of the year. An absolute gas! I don't know if they're going to do it this year but the final run-up went right around a stage with a live rock band playing! I'll tell you if you can scoot up the stairs to some kickin' AC/DC you better stay home. Beautiful course, great swag, and the promoters were top notch, taking care of every little detail to make sure everybody was happy. And they were. We're bringing twice the number of people that made the trip last year. While it sounds out of the way and early in the season the quality of the competition was HIGH!!!!
A bit of a bump, but T-shirt sales end on the 14th and will only be pre-sold via online registration. Check out the website for sponsor and course updates! Over $2000 will be given away in cash and prizes (the website has sponsors listed). New for this year are whole shot primes thanks to a private donor. This year's course is dialing in nicely and will include a few new features while keeping the flavor of the original Ithaca GP.
We are there! We've got a big gang of West Side Crazy Bastards and Hupsters on the way along with some new racers including new women racers ready to jump into cross! Lucky us we've also got a Kisscross race the day before ... that's two double weekends in a row. So sweet ... can't wait for that run-up with the band rockin' it!
ugh, i wish i could go but i just can't do the trip two days in a row:( got the Don Baese Invite for my middle school CC team on saturday (missing the closest kisscross race to me for that) and i will not be able to do the race sunday. good luck to everyone! see you at caledonia in october!