Press release from North Carolina Cyclo-Cross:
North Carolina Cyclo-Cross will kick off the 2018 race season with back-to-back races the weekend of Oct. 13-14 in Sanford, NC, at O.T. Sloan Park and in Raleigh at Lions Park. 2018 marks the 22nd season of North Carolina Cyclo-Cross providing competitive and exciting cyclocross races across the state. North Carolina Cyclo-Cross (NCCX) remains the leader in southeast cyclocross with a 12 race season, cumulating with the ProCX UCI C2 North Carolina Grand Prix (NCGP) on December 8-9, 2018 in Hendersonville. The 14th Annual Hunter Subaru NCGP will be the final East Coast stop for ProCX points before the 2018 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships takes place in Louisville, KY, attracting professional domestic and international racers, as well as regional amateurs, to the competitive course in Jackson Park.
NCCX is excited to welcome back OrthoCarolina as a presenting sponsor of the 2018 series. OrthoCarolina is one of the nation’s leading independent academic orthopedics practices, serving the Southeast since 1922. Over 300 OrthoCarolina providers see more than one million patient visits across North and South Carolina each year.
NCCX also welcomes BMW Southern Region Centers as a new presenting sponsor for the series. BMW is a multinational luxury automobile company. Participating dealers in the NCCX series are the Charlotte BMW Centers Hendrick BMW and Hendrick BMW Northlake; Greensboro/Winston-Salem BMW Centers Crown BMW and Flow BMW; and Raleigh/Triangle BMW Centers BMW of Southpoint, Leith BMW, and Valley Auto World BMW.
“I am excited to have our presenting sponsors OrthoCarolina and BMW Southern Regional Centers partnering with NCCX to enhance the racer and spectator experience” says Tim Hopkin, the founder and organizer of NCCX. “Cyclocross racers both new and returning can look forward to enjoying the competition, camaraderie and fun which is the NCCX series. From start to finish this will be an awesome season. The racers, families and our NCCX community will ensure that.”
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. Racers range from junior riders to master’s categories with beginner-expert races offered. The North Carolina Cyclo-Cross Series was founded in 1997 and consists of 12-15 races each season across North Carolina. The full schedule and racer information can be found on the NCCX website at www.nccyclocross.com. OrthoCarolina and BMW Southern Region Centers are the 2018 series sponsors, with support from DeFeet and Carmichael Training Systems. The Grand Prix, presented by Hunter Subaru, is a UCI category II race, making it a valuable points stop for elite racers in pursuit of ranking points. Registration is open on USACycling.org for all races, including the 14th Annual NCGP.
For more information regarding the NCCX series, visit the NCCX website at www.nccyclocross.com or contact series founder Tim Hopkin at (828) 674-9782.