Staten CX, Presented by Senator Andrew Lanza,

to be held November 12

 NYC’s only cyclocross race will combine thrilling races, fun activities for kids, local food, and support for local charities 

 Staten Island, NY: New York City’s only cyclocross race, Staten CX is set to ride for the 4th time on Saturday, November 12th.  This year’s race is being held in conjunction with NY State Senator Andrew Lanza’s office, and will have a strong community focus.

Cyclocross is similar to mountain biking, but the race features short, technical courses of variable terrain, that is fun for racers and spectators alike. The Race will feature a race village full of local food, companies, and cycling brands.  Children’s races will be held alongside the adults’ races.  Cyclists of all ages and abilities,  including newbies, kids, amateur competitors, and professionals will engage in a race winding around beautiful Wolfes Pond Park (Hylan Blvd, in Staten Island). Set along the Atlantic Ocean, Wolfes Pond Park is a gem of the Staten Island community.  The event, produced and promoted by Sparkify, is free to attend.

“Unlike the traditional road races which fly by only once and in an instant, this fast, colorful and unpredictable race is above all, fun for racers and spectators alike.  Riders of all abilities, from novices to veteran European professional riders,  will have their skills tested on the short, challenging course, passing spectators every couple of minutes and chasing thrilling big money sprints,” said race director Christophe Jammet.  “We want Staten CX to be a showcase for both grassroots racing in Staten Island and NYC as a whole.”

Partnering with the race gives Senator Lanza the opportunity to mix his love of bicycles with an event that enriches the community. Profits from the race will be donated to various Staten Island-Based charities, including the Grace Foundation, the Staten Island YMCA, and the Staten Island JCC

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y nurtures the potential of every youth and teen, improves Staten Island’s health and well-being and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

CX racing in NYC was such a novel idea that it picked up national press coverage including CNN, The New York Times The Staten Island Advance, Cyclocross Magazine, Velonews, NYVelocity, and Cycling Reporter. The race has also features a host of diverse sponsors, including the Law firm of Lucarelli and Castaldi, LLP, BXL Cafe, NYC Velo, Sportique, Honest Tea, OrthoChick/ NYU HJD, and many more!

Cyclists can register in advance to compete at www.bikereg.com.  Race day registration will be available onsite.  For further information, please visit www.statencx.com