The US Cyclocross Nationals, set for December 15-17 at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island, has set a pace to break all attendance records for the national cross championships.
The event's online registration service reported a massive hit when the registration opened in October. "This is the biggest registration spike we have seen because it was so important to be in first for riders," said Steve Roszko of BikeReg.com.
Roszko reported more than 600 entrants registered in the first 10 minutes. After one day, the event had signed up more than 1,100 entrants. There are no field limits for the national championships, but start line position is based on criteria that includes order of registration.