FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 14, 2009; NEW YORK, NY– Recently, the promoters of StatenCX hired an expert panel of college-aged cyclocross racers to determine the best method of attracting collegiate riders to the event. Though “Free Race Entry” was the most favorable option, “FREE BEER” was a close 2nd, with gas money, free transportation, and free laundry service rounding out the Top 5. And thus, the StatenCX 2009 Collegiate Challenge was born!

It’s simple: The team with the most riders pre-registered by November 15th will receive a case of Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, courtesy of StatenCX and it’s event partners. Team members may register via http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8782 and must do so by high noon on November 15th.

Race organizer Jed Kornbluh’s thoughts on the Collegiate Challenge: “While the winning team can’t consume their prize on NYC Park property, we’re sure it will be consumed with pleasure by the end of the day. We’re very happy to support the local collegiate cycling community and hope to introduce a more refined beer to palettes more attuned to the subtle flavors of Natty Light or Old Milwaukee. We do this for the youths.”

The 2008 event was the first cyclocross race in NYC in nearly a decade and featured free Belgian waffles, courtesy of Wafels & Dinges and VisitFlanders.us, celebrity chef Matt Sigel of Hell’s Kitchen manning the BBQ, and plenty of food and drink from Wellshire Farms, Schaller & Weber, and Honest Tea Beverages.

The day’s events begin at 8AM with novice races and will run with events each hour until the end of the Elite Race (Category Pro/1/2), which starts at 2PM.


Registration available only at Bikereg.com: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8782

For more information on the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference:

http://collegiatecycling.org/eccc/

For additional information, contact: newyorkcross@gmail.com