Yellow Breeches Racing and High Speed Cycling Event Promotion will once again host the Iron Cross cyclocross and trail running race weekend with major sponsorship provided by the Volkswagen Dealers of South Central PA.
On Saturday, October 14, the weekend kicks off with the second annual Volkswagen Iron Cross Lite Cyclocross Race (IC Lite), a traditional short-course cyclocross race. IC Lite will again be part of the regional MABRA (Mid-Atlantic Bicycle Racing Association) cyclocross series, drawing racers interested in competing for series points.
On Sunday, October 15, racers will embark on the fourth annual Volkswagen Iron Cross Cyclocross Race, the longest cyclocross race in America, covering a single lap of 62 grueling miles. Runners will also compete on October 15, in the equally challenging Volkswagen Iron Cross-Country 15K and 30K trail running races.
New for 2006 is the Memphis Blues/Wildware Team Cup, in which cyclocross teams will compete for Iron Cross IV bragging rights and a sweet prize package!
All races will be held in Michaux State Forest, south of Carlisle, PA and will start and finish at the Carlisle YMCA's recently remodeled Camp Thompson. Many participants will stay for the entire weekend at bunkhouses at the camp.
The Volkswagen Iron Cross race weekend is made possible by the hard work of race volunteers and through the generous sponsorship support of the Volkswagen Dealers of South Central PA, Tanner Companies, Memphis Blues BBQ, Wildware Outfitters, Miller & Cardin P.T./Dutrey's Shoes, Dirt Rag, Giant Food Stores, Hammer Nutrition, Galbraith Pre-Design, World Cup Ski & Cycle, Dr. Drew Wellmon, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
Proceeds from the races will benefit the Carlisle Family YMCA, of which Yellow Breeches Racing is a part, and the Blue Butterfly Fund, which provides funds to assist families with the cost of travel, non-covered medical fees, and general living expenses that are often sacrificed by a family whose child has cancer.