Thursday, December 6, 2007

Registration Closes Saturday;
Boulevard Signs On As Sponsor

Kansas City, Kan. – Registration for this year’s USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Kansas City, Kan., closes this Saturday, Dec. 8 at midnight CST.

Registration is only available through the official event website, No on-site registrations are allowed, all entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable and no exceptions will be made.

As of Thursday, more than 1,916 racers had registered for the Dec. 13-16 event at Kansas City’s Wyandotte County Park. When the championships were last held in Kansas City seven years ago, only 600 riders participated. Since then, cyclocross series have sprouted all over the country, and this high-adrenalin winter season sport is now the fastest growing segment of bicycle racing in the United States. Last year, 1,940 riders registered to compete at the national championships in Providence, R.I.

Nearly 40 races will take place over four days of competition. Non-championship and beginner-level races are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13. Age group national championship races are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15. Single-speed, collegiate and elite men’s and women’s races are Sunday, Dec. 16.

Boulevard Brewing Company, the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, has signed on as an official event sponsor. Boulevard will provide (what?)a case of beer to each new national champion, and several brews will be available on tap in the Expo.

“We are proud to have Boulevard continue its long-time support of the sport of cycling by being part of our event,” said Race Director Bill Marshall of KLM Marketing Solutions. “The Boulevard Brewing Company is well known here in the Midwest and this is the perfect opportunity to expose its variety of beers to a national audience.” support the sport locally (HELP!) (I had “share its flavorful taste with people who aren’t familiar with the brand.”)

Boulevard joins over 15 other official sponsors of this year’s event. More information, and the opportunity to purchase official race apparel, is available at

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