Welcome to the all new EastCoastCross website! Over the next couple
of weeks we'll be adding tons of content, updating the schedule
page and of course putting up all that great EastCoastCross merchandise.
We've got a lot planned for this season- so stay tuned and enjoy!
Florida Race Series Announced!
BikeReg.com MABRAcrossers Ready
for Second Half
|With attendance up by over 23%, and nearly $8,000 raised for
worthwhile causes, the BikeReg.com MABRAcross Series has had
a very successful start to the season. Living up to its slogan
of “the fastest growing cycling series in America”,
BikeReg.com MABRAcross is in the midst of its fourth straight
year of entry growth in excess of 20%. The growth, especially
in the introductory classes, has been so strong that mid-season
changes have been deemed necessary to cope with the influx of
new riders. According to Series Director Chip Sovek, “in
order to match the pace of the tremendous growth the BikeReg.com
MABRAcross Series would like to announce a modified schedule.
The category 3/4 women, who formerly raced simultaneously with
the Category 4 Men, will now be racing in their own race starting
at 9:00 am. The change goes into effect immediately, starting
with the Wayne Scott Memorial on November 3 and will be in place
for the remainder of the series.”
The ever-increasing entry lists aren’t the only reason
for smiles, however. Over the course of one week, two BikeReg.com
MABRAcross races raised $7,750 for worthy causes. The Ed Sander
Memorial raised $4,250 for the Chris Sander Scholarship Fund,
and the Breast Cancer Awareness Race raised $3,500 for Breast
Cancer Awareness of the Cumberland Valley (www.hopeforu.org).
Perhaps those smiling the most, however, are the point leaders
half way through the season. Weston Schempf and Betsy Shogren
have comfortable, though not safe, leads in the Elite Men and
Elite Women divisions respectively. Seven riders are bunched
closely behind Schempf, Steve Cummings, Michael Gallagher, Gordon
Steven, Davide Frattini, Stephen Kincaid and Jeremiah Bishop.
In the 35+ subdivision, Mark Gwadz is leading the series with
a ‘not-so-comfortable’ lead ahead of Blair Saunders.
This official jersey category has seen a big jump in attendance
making this race a hotly contested race throughout the MABRAcross
Like the men, there are a bunch of women close behind points
leader Shogren. Defending champ Lisa Vible, Jessica Hill, Jennifer
Maxwell, Carolyn Popovic, Sheldon Libbey, Heidi von Teitenberg,
and Erica Yozell are all within striking distance of the lead.
Other leaders in the Championship Jersey divisions are: Randy
Root (1/2/3 age 45+), Nunzio Dibiasi (Masters 55+), Ethan Townsend,
who promotes the next race in the MABRAcross series (category
3/4 men), Sam O’Keefe in U18 Juniors, Justin Mauch in
U16 Juniors, Steven Wahl in category 4 men and Terri Spanogle
in category 3/4 women.
Leaders in the non-championship (ie no jerseys) “Cat 3-4”
Masters divisions are “Fat Marc” Vettori in 35+
and Ron Huebner in 45+.
The complete BikeReg.com MABRAcross point tables can be found
at http://mabra.org/. The next race in the MABRAcross series
the “Wayne Scott Memorial Cyclocross Race "not dead
yet" on November 3 and then on Sunday, November 4th is
the Tacchino Ciclicross - 2007 BikeReg.com MABRAcross Series
Event #5. Visit the exclusive BikeReg.com MABRA page for all
remaining races in the series by clicking on the “MABRA
Cyclocross” icon on the BikeReg homepage.
Here's some inspiration from our friends over at Race.CX