Race Flyer

Sunday, August 24, 2014

2014 Baker Orchard CX with New Sponsors

The 2014 edition of the Baker Orchard Cyclocross Race is back for it's 6th year in succession. After 5 great years with sponsor MBRC/Flanders, this year's event will be sponsored by Donkey Label and Scratch Labs. Coldwell Banker Burnet Realtor Tom Nielsen continues to provide the $1000 cash prize list, while Donkey Label will provide it's unique wears as merchandise prizes for the non-cash fields, along with providing the volunteer support which makes the event such a success.

All the great course features are back by popular demand:
  • Racing through the 100 year old Orchard Barn
  • Log Stair Run-up
  • Sandpit
  • Double Track Sections through the woods
  • Racing through the apple trees
In addition, we are keeping the new and improved starting stretch through the orchard, allowing the riders to establish position better prior to the first pinch point. We will also be using the finish line from last year, to eliminate the turn just prior to the line.

Like past years, there will be music and an race announcer to keep spectators up to date on each race as it happens.

Chip Timing will is back again this year, to provide timely and accurate race results.

As in years past, on top of the $1000 cash plus merchandise, our popular custom medals will be awarded to the top 3 in each race category, and each field winner receives a peck of apples!

The Orchard Stand will be open for business and free hot dogs will be provided to all race participants.

Bring your friends and family to what will certainly be a spectacular event!

Event Flyer can be viewed by clicking here

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Quad Copter Photo

Photo Complements of Joe Grinnell

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thompson and Nowlin Victorious at Baker Orchard CX


Elite Men Podium

Elite Women Podium
Eric Thompson won the Elite Men race, and Jennifer Nowlin won the Elite Women race at the 5th annual Baker Orchard Cyclocross Race. Off and on rain brought classic greasy muddy condtions, compared to the dry conditions of the previous 4 editions of the event.

Thompson (Mt. Borah Epic) led from start to finish, taking a dominant win over 2nd place Kesha Zavyalov (MCT) and 3rd place Jesse Rients (Trek Cyclocross Collective).

Nowlin (The Fix Studio) took the hole shot, but then got tangled with another rider, falling way back. That left Fix Studio teammate Corey Coogan Cisek leading most of the race, with company later from Kelly Catlin (Gopher Wheelmen), who last week earned 2 top 10 finishes at the Junior Road World Championships. Nowlin recovered the lead on the final lap, and took the win. Catlin finished 2nd (1st Cat 3), Coogan 3rd, and Carrie Sansome (GP/Donkey Cross) 4th.

Results can be viewed here: 2013 Results

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2013 Baker Orchard CX Preparations

A few things of note for this year's event:
  1. A circus tent will be provided to keep people dry.
  2. Chip Timing will be used this year.
  3. No parking will be allowed in the orchard.
  4. Start line call-ups are based on USAC rankings for pre-registered racers only.
  5. The start has been moved to allow for a longer run-out.
  6. The finish has been moved back, to eliminate the turn just before the finish line.
  7. More sand has been brought in to make the sandpit longer.
  8. Bike wash station will be available.
  9. Free brats and hotdogs to all racers.
  10. Orchard stand is open for business.
See you Saturday!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

5th annual Baker Orchard Cyclocross Race


The 2013 edition of the Baker Orchard Cyclocross Race promises to be as great as the previous 4 editions. All the great course features are back by popular demand:
  • Racing through the 100 year old Orchard Barn
  • Log Stair Run-up
  • Sandpit
  • Double Track Sections through the woods
  • Racing through the apple trees
Like past years, there will be music and an race announcer to keep spectators up to date on each race as it happens.

Chip Timing will be used this year, to provide timely and accurate race results.

In addition to the $1000 prize list, our popular custom medals will be awarded to the top 3 in each race category, and each winner receives a peck of apples!

The Orchard Stand will be open for business and free hot dogs will be provided to all race participants.

We are working on adding a couple things to the event which will make it even more fun for the kids! Stay tuned.

Bring your friends and family to what will certainly be a spectacular event!

Event Flyer can be viewed by clicking  here.