Southeastern 'cross season opens

The 2007 Georgia Cross series kicks off Sunday, October 21st in Conyers, GA. The race will be held...

The 2007 Georgia Cross series kicks off Sunday, October 21st in Conyers, GA. The race will be held at the Georgia International Horsepark, site of the 1996 Olympic mountain bike race. Last year the event saw record turnouts for Georgia Cross only to be surpassed by the Fort Yargo race a few weeks later. Race organizer Shey Lindner said "We had a great year last year and expect it to grow again this year. We're going to let the juniors race for free at the Conyers race to encourage family participation. Georgia Cross has really taken off."

The series consists of seven races, two new venues, held in Conyers, Fort Yargo, Monroe, Macon, Augusta, Blue Ridge, and Dahlonega. Verge is supplying leader's jerseys again and Cannondale will once again provide demo bikes for the series available to the racers on a first come first serve basis. For more information check out www.georgia-cross.com

The North Carolina 'cross series begins on the same day in Raleigh, North Carolina at Meredith College. The eight race series includes the UCI sanctioned North Carolina GP races on November 17-18 in Hendersonville, NC, and wraps up back in the 'Triangle' area in Cary, North Carolina on December 9.

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