5th Annual Keene Pumpkin Cross & NH State CX Championships
August 30, 2018
October 21, 2018 – October 20, 2018 all-day
Park Dr
Surry, NH 03431

The Monadnock Cycling Club is excited to be organizing the 5th Annual Keene Pumpkin Cyclocross Race on Sunday, October 21st.  This year’s event will again be held at the Surry Mountain Recreation Area and use the same course as last year with the longer start, three sand sections, barriers, and fast sections.  The course is a good test of bike handling and speed.  Despite the video here: By order of the US Army Corp of Engineers, aerial drones are no longer allowed on the property of Surry Mountain Recreation Area.


For this year, we are excited to have the race as part of the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) CX race series. Collegiate racers from the Northeast will participate in various categories and add to the competition.   Also, the race is Junior and Masters friendly with additional fields for the younger and older participants.

We will be the host for the 2018 New Hampshire Cyclocross Championships.  The following field will be championship races:  Mens Elite/Cat 3 race will award Overall NH state champ and U23,  Men’s Masters in 5 year increments (40-44, 45-49, etc.) from Masters 40+ race, Juniors in 2 year increments (11/12, 12/13, etc) from the U14 race.  Men’s 15-18 will be awards from the 15-18 race.  Women’s overall, U23, 15-18 and Masters will come from the combined 1/2/3 and 4/5 and 15-18 field as they have the same start time.   If you win an overall placing for top 3 or U23 you are then not eligible for age group podium (For example…if you are 41 and place 2nd on the overall podium you will not also win the 40-44 catagory).  Medals will be given to the top 3 NH finishers in each field in each catagory.  You need to hold an annual license to be eligible. Note that no state medals will be awards from the Cat 4 or Cat 5 races.

We look forward to your participation this year.  More detailed information is below.

Masters – Must be Cat 1-4

All USAC rules apply – USAC approved helmets are required – Held under USAC event permit

Registration opens at 8am – “Day of” Registration $10 late fee – Second race entry $10

Entry Fee includes NEBRA Rider Surcharge of $1 and USA Cycling Insurance Surcharge of $3.75.

One-day licenses may be purchased onsite for $10 and are valid for a single day of racing. Onsite One-day licenses may only be purchased by Category 5 and Junior racers, for use in races open to those categories.

Payouts for Men/Women 1/2/3 Races:

1/$100, 2/$80, 3/$70, 4/$60, 5/$50

Pre-registration ends Friday, October 19th at 6:00pm.  Day of registration will be available.

Callups will be based on crossresults.com for all pre-registered riders.  Day of registration will be slotted behind pre-registered riders based on time of registration.

This event is part of the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) Cyclocross Series. If you are a current full-time student at an ECCC school, you are eligible for competition in the series. Collegiate riders racing within the 1/2 (Collegiate A), 3 (Collegiate B), or Cat 4/5 u40 (Collegiate C) races and will be scored both within those fields and within their corresponding collegiate categories. To be eligible for collegiate scoring, riders must register under their proper collegiate team name and race in their collegiate team kit.

Come to NH for a double CX weekend – both very close to I-91.  Race Hanover Cyclocross (https://www.bikereg.com/hanover-cyclocross) on Saturday, 10/21.  Drive ~1:15/67 miles South and enjoy a nice dinner in downtown Keene before our race on Sunday.

Directions to event:

From 91 (from Western MA or coming South):

Exit at Brattleboro (Exit 3) for 9W toward Keene.  Straight through roundabout.  Continue on Rt.9 headed West until Rt 9 & 10 & 12 combine and turn left.  Make left turn.  At Y – stay on Rt 12.  Take 1st exit (Maple Ave).  Right at bottom of ramp.  At roundabout, take 2nd exit (Rt 12A) toward Surry.  Race will be at Surry Dam Beach.  Turn right at Surry Dam Beach (venue) sign after a few miles.

From 12N (from Eastern/Central MA):

When entering Keene, Rt12 will merge with Rt10 – turn left at stoplight. Follow signs to stay on Rt12. Will turn right at stoplight in a few miles.  At Y, stay on Rt12 (left).  Take 1st exit (Maple Ave).  Turn right at bottom of exit.  At roundabout take 2nd exit onto 12A North toward Surry.   Race is at Surry Dam Beach.  Turn right at sign into Surry Dam Beach (venue) in a few miles.


From Rt9 South ( from Concord/Central NH toward Keene):

Before entering Keene, take Rt 12 North exit (follow signs).  Take 1st exit off of Rt 12 (Maple Ave).  Turn Right at bottom of exit.  At roundabout, take 2nd exit onto Rt12A toward Surry.  Follow for several miles to Surry Dam Beach (you will see sign). Turn right at sign into Surry Dam Beach (venue).

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