Sunday, July 24, 2011

2011 Michigan Cyclocross Races

**Edit: RESULTS through 9/19 and RunUp cyclocross races added (SW Michigan, Indiana).**

Michigan cyclocross has sure expanded since I raced my first 'cx at Pontiac Lake in 1998.  If you're looking for information on 'cross in the U.P., check THIS website.  For those of us trolls in the lower peninsula, we now have FOUR 'cross series to enjoy.  Back again for 2011 are the two big guns, Tailwind and Kiss Cross.  With changes in formatting for the national championships, Tailwind's USAC-based events may shake things up with the over 30 crowd, assuming the points get reported.  And on the other side of the state, Rick Plite always gets BIG crowds racing for beer.  But it appears his night race that started off Michigan 'cross for the past two years is scrapped for 2011.

In the minor leagues this year are two new series, one centered on the I-75 / I-69 corridor and the other in Traverse City.  Steve and Paul from the TCC have joined forces with Joe Lekovich, the godfather of Michigan road cycling, and Mike Babcock to make a series out of the SVSU, Midland, Mad Anthony, and Lansing races.

Lower Michigan 'cross schedule:

9/11 Kiss Cross Plaster Creek Park, Grand Rapids RESULTS

9/17 Tailwind Double Cross #1, Waterford
9/18 Tommy Tsunami Mid Michigan Community College, Harrison RESULTS
9/18 Tailwind Double Cross #2, Waterford
9/18 Kiss Cross Highland Park, Grand Rapids

9/25 Stomach of Anger, Lansing

10/2 Einstein 'CX Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City
10/2 Kiss Cross Markin Glen Park, Kalamazoo
10/2 Tailwind (NIGHT), Munson
10/2 Twisted 'Cross, Petoskey

10/9 SVSU Red Zone, Saginaw
10/9 RunUp, Vandalia

10/16 Tailwind Linden Park, Linden
10/16 Kiss Cross Richmond Park, Grand Rapids

10/22 Mad Anthony, Detroit
10/23 Kiss Cross Manhattan Park, Grand Rapids
10/23 RunUp, Buchanan

10/29 Tailwind Vet's Park #1, Ann Arbor
10/30 Einstein 'CX Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City
10/30 Tailwind Vet's Park #2, Ann Arbor
10/30 Kiss Cross Caledonia Lakeside Park, Caledonia

11/13 Tailwind Stoney Creek, Rochester
11/13 Kiss Cross Cascade Park, Grand Rapids
11/13 RunUp, New Carlisle (Indiana)

11/19 Stomach of Anger, Lansing
11/20 Einstein 'CX Grand Traverse Civic Center, Traverse City
11/20 Tailwind Bloomer Park, Rochester

11/26 Detroit Invitational Cyclocross, Dorias Park, Detroit
11/27 Kiss Cross Holland Municipal Stadium, Holland

12/5 Tailwind Springfield Oaks (USAC State Championship)

12/11 Big Bad Wolf 'cx, Midland

Don't overlook the OVCX and CHICAGO races as well.  Both of those series start on 9/18.

And remember, put the Ithaca Grand Prix of Cyclocross on your calendar for 2012 (September 8)!


The CX Czar said...

Great List, Don't forget the Detroit Invitational Cyclocross on Saturday November 26th (saturday after Thanksgiving) at Dorias Park in Detroit

~CX Czar

joe1265 said...

Brian - my name is spelled "Lekovish"

Also - WTF? Minor Leagues?

Shit - Mad Anthony is the best CX race in the state - head and shoulders.