For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 – Hendersonville, NC: The Biltmore Estate will host the North Carolina Cyclo-Cross Series final on January 18-19, 2014. The races will also serve as a test-run for the USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross Nationals that will be held in Asheville in 2016. The series finals mark the first time Biltmore Estate has hosted a cyclo-cross event on the grounds.
The races will take place near Antler Hill Village & Winery on the Biltmore Estate, using the unique features of the property. Racers from around the region will race to complete the 2013-14 season. Racers and spectators must pay an $11 entrance fee to attend. Passes can be purchased at the Group Sales office at the main entrance. Access will start at 7:30am on Saturday and Sunday. The elite women will race for 45 minutes at 11:30am, and the elite men will race at 2:30pm both days.
Cyclo-cross is a fast-paced, spectator-friendly cycling discipline that combines road and mountain bike aspects, requiring riders to switch terrains and at times dismount and run or carry their bikes. The North Carolina Cyclo-Cross Series was founded in 1997 and consists of 15 races across North Carolina, including the Winter Cup held in January. Sierra Nevada is the 2013-14 series sponsor, with product support from ProGold Biking.
About North Carolina Cyclo-Cross Series
For more information regarding the Grand Prix or the series visit the NCCX website at www.nccyclocross.com, contact series founder Tim Hopkin at (828) 674-9782, or race director Laura Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org.