Spring Fury Cyclocross Race Series On a Roll
7 Apr, 2014
Series Final to Be Included in The Meijer State Games Of Michigan Summer Games
The Spring Fury Cyclocross Series began on Sunday, April 6 at 2:00pm at the Grand Rapids Bike Park (580 Kirtland, Grand Rapids, MI). The Spring Fury Cyclocross Series will be sponsored and hosted by the Central District Cyclery. The series conclusion is scheduled to take place during the fifth annual Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games.
Cyclocross is a form of bicycle racing and consists of laps around a short track featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and obstacles adding to the difficulty of a normal cycling race. The race requires riders to quickly dismount and carry the bike through the course and obstacles. Almost any bike can be used, just no bar ends on the mountain bike.
“The Spring Fury Cyclocross Race Series is intended as a training series and is beginner friendly,” said Nate Phelps, Owner of the Central District Cyclery. “Our goal is to show people a new sport that anyone can be involved in and have an awesome time participating.”
This past weekend’s race kicked off the six race cyclocross series. Any biker is welcome to participate in as many races in the series as they would like. There will be free training clinics each Wednesday night before a race throughout the season to help train racers. The series total is the best of four out of the six races with the lowest score being dropped.
Seven divisions will be offered for racers to compete in: men, masters, women, under 23, under 15, singlespeed, and fatbike. Each division will feature an A, B, or C class. Each race has a $10 entry fee with $5 for each additional category. The under 15 division is $5 with an adult race ($15). The schedule is as follows:
2014 Spring Fury Cyclocross Race Series Schedule
- April 27: Perrin Brewing
- May 4: Perrin Brewing
- May 10: Wilcox Park
- June 7: Perrin Brewing
- June 20: Meijer State Games of Michigan
The final race of the series will take place the weekend of the fifth annual Meijer State Games of Michigan Summer Games, on June 20, 2014.
Cyclocross will be one of 38 sports offered in the 2014 Summer Games. Other sports featured in the 2014 Summer Games are: 5K, archery, badminton, basketball, BMX, bocce ball, bowling, boxing, cricket, cycling, disc golf, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, golf, hockey, horseshoes, judo, karate, lacrosse, mountain biking, pickleball, racquetball, rowing, rugby, shooting sports, skateboarding, softball, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, track & field, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, wakeboarding, water skiing, and wrestling.
The fifth annual event is expected to draw over 7,000 athletes.
Sponsors of the 2014 Spring Fury Cyclocross Race Series include: West Michigan Sports Commission, Meijer State Games of Michigan, Central District Cyclery, Harmony Brewing Company, Cycle-smart, Kali Helmets, Kona Bikes, Nuun Active Hydration, Perrin Brewing Company, and Ryders Eyewear.
For more information and to register for the 2014 Spring Fury Cyclocross Race Series, please visit http://stategamesofmichigan.com/SpringFury.
About the Meijer State Games of Michigan: Modeled after the Olympics, the Meijer State Games of Michigan welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability. The Games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living among resident of Michigan. A signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission, the Meijer State Games of Michigan is truly a grassroots organization that relies on the dedication of thousands of volunteers and the support of corporate partners.
About the West Michigan Sports Commission: Established in 2007, the West Michigan Sports Commission has worked with more than 250 events that have brought over 300,000 people into the community and generated an economic impact of more than $100 million from visitor spending.