September 26, 2005, Conshohocken, PA: The Verge Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross will pay nearly $30,000 in cash prizes during the 2005 campaign. When the various merchandise prizes are added, the total prize list for the 2005 series will easily exceed $30,000 -- making the Verge Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series a major objective for the fastest cyclists in North America, and the World.
Reigning champions Ryan Leech and Betsy Schauer, both of Pennsylvania-based FORT/GPOA will be defending their Verge Sport Championship Jerseys. For two-time champion Schauer (2003 and 2004), the pressure will be intense as the California-based Velo Bella Women's Pro Cycling team have announced their intention to compete in the majority of the Verge Mid Atlantic Races.
Competitors can easily pre-register for all events at www.bikereg.com, the official online event registration site for the MAC Championship series. Bikereg.com can accessed directly, or from the series' own website at www.monkeyhillcs.com/mac/mac2005/.
All Verge Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series events are run rain or shine, and many will include free "kids races" and "cyclocross clinics". For more information, see www.monkeyhillcs.com/mac/mac2005/ or call Ken Getchell at 610-397-1950
2005 Verge Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series Schedule:
- 10/9/2005, Evo Cross, Buckingham, Bucks County, PA
- 10/16/2005, Beacon Cyclocross, Bridgeton, NJ
- 10/22/2005, Wooden Wheels Cyclocross at Granogue Estate, Wilmington, DE
- 10/23/2005, Wissahickon Cross, Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show & Country Fair, Glenmoore PA
- 11/5/2005, Westra/Lower Allen Classic, Camp Hill, PA
- 11/6/2005, Highland Park Cyclocross, Highland Park, NJ
- 11/27/2005, Capital 'Cross Classic, Reston, VA
- 12/4/2005, Fair Hill Park Cyclocross, Fair Hill, MD