|One of the oldest cyclocross race weekends in the Midwest, the 2012 Cincinnati International Cyclo-Cross Festival encompasses three days of UCI ranked events in the greater Cincinnati area the long weekend of November 2/3/4.
Cincinnati Cyclocross, Inc is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization set up to promote area cyclocross and develop youth cyclocross through proceeds from cyclocross event production and corporate sponsorship. All proceeds from the Cincy3 weekend benefit local youth racing.
|Course is a 1.5-2.0 mile loop consisting of lots of elevation change and sweeping turns. A mix of grass, pavement, and dirt (mud) including 1-2 sections where the rider has to dismount.
Race pre-registration for all categories is available beginning August 15th at 6am. Elite Men and Elite Women pre-registration only. Day of registration will be available (with the exception of UCI Elite men and women) for riders on-site at all three events for an additional $10 (with the exception of junior categories). Riders will keep the same bib numbers all 3 days. Riders must register for category on their racing license. No upgrades will be available on-site.
USCF license required for all categories with the exception of free kids races. Temporary one-day license available for purchase on-site at events for all Cat 4 categories only. For Cat 1/2/3 - annual license is required (also available to purchase on-site). Registration staff will be checking licenses at number pickup - license must be present to race. UCI International License required to race Elite Men and Women's races.
|Starting & Staging Procedure:
UCI Men's and Women's Elite Events (UCI rule 5.1.043): starting order to be determined by latest published UCI cyclo-cross ranking, as posted on www.uci.ch. Riders with highest UCI points are staged first. Riders with no points will be staged by order of registration, with some discretionary picks placed towards the front. Every Elite rider registered will be called up to starting line in order of bib number. Mens, womens, and junior UCI races are not in the OVCX series and not scored with OVCX points.
Staging for all other categories: All non-UCI events are part of the OVCX series, and staging will be carried out according to OVCX (Ohio Valley Cyclocross) rules: first riders per starting wave are staged by OVCX series ranking in their wave (as of Oct 29). Only top-ranked 25 riders per wave qualify, and only those that are pre-registered. After that, staging will be carried out by order of pre-registration. Race-day registrants line up after that at the back - no exceptions.
OVCX Series categories: all categories will earn OVCX series points with the exception of the UCI-sanctioned events (U19 Sat&Sun, Elite Women Fri/Sat&Sun, Elite Men Fri/Sat&Sun). UCI events will not receive OVCX points, and will not be staged by OVCX points (see above for UCI staging procedure). Elite 35+ and Elite 45+ will receive 66% of the normal OVCX points, and those points won't be used for future staging until Dec 9th at John Bryan State Park. Women's 35+, Cat 3 and Girls Elite U19 will receive 75% of the normal OVCX points, and those points won't be used for future OVCX staging until Dec 9th.
|Directions to Devou Park: (Google: 1600 Montague Rd Covington, KY 41011)
From downtown Cincinnati, take I-75 over the Ohio River, and get off at first exit - 192. Turn right at exit on Crescent. Turn left on Western Rd. Make first right at top of hill onto Devou Drive (look for Devou Park sign). At stop sign, stay straight (not right) and continue up hill. Continue straight at next stop sign, then follow signed directions for parking.
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