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Ivan Leonard Chevrolet Team Magic CX Oak Mountain

Date Sunday, September 22
LocationOak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL
Races
  • "Cross Country" Style Run -
      Sunday 08:00 AM
  • Cyclocross -
      Sunday 10:00 AM

Welcome

To kick off our Cyclocross and CX Run Series, we chose the place where cyclocross got its start in Alabama - Oak Mountain State Park.  Check out our Registration Info and Updates

History of CX:  Cyclocross started in Belgium.  The origins of the sport are depicted in the European style of our logo. The Lion of Flanders, from the flag of Belgium, was used by our graphic designer and CX racer Scott Thigpen as a guide.  You will notice that the lions in our logo are a fierce bunny and goat. The bunny is to illustrate the "Magic" of Team Magic and the goat is our mascot "Flanders" - who will be at every race.  Within the shield are the 3 sports that make up Team Magic Professional Multisport Events.  

So why a Team Magic CX Series in Alabama?  We are going back to the roots of cyclocross in Alabama.  The original CX series in Alabama started over 20 years ago at Oak Mountain State Park.  Team Magic owners Therese Bynum and Faye Yates, as well as several Team Magic members, participated in these races. BAMACROSS carried on the tradition, offering several events per year.  BAMACROSS cut back on the # for 2013.   We welcomed the opportunity to bring our style of race management to CX and offer a fun, adventurous series. Check out the CX video hereand this article, "Why I Race Cyclocross," by Adam Myerson.

Check out the other races in this series:

Metro Bank Team Magic CX Pell City 

Team Magic CX Montevallo at the University of Montevallo

Team Magic CX Irondale: Zamora Temple - Team Magic Season Finale

 

Course Overview

Ivan Leonard Chevrolet TEAM MAGIC CX Oak Mountain in the news!

Are you ready for CX?  Oak Mountain, Pell City, Montevallo and Irondale are waiting for you!  Oak Mountain State Park is the first stop in the Team Magic CX series.  Cahaba Cycles, along with many repeat CX racers, have stepped up to help design the courses in the Team Magic CX series. New courses, great venues, new categories, many more races and prizes.  

Series finale in Irondale will have a $3000 cash purse and over $10,000 in prizes give away!  Coca-Cola Club Challenge $1000 prize will be announced at series finale.   3 Clubs/Teams taking home $500, $300 & $200. 

Proceeds from the series & the prize raffle will benefit Little Bits Rescue and Adoption.

Registration includes: Free race logo item (shirt or $5 off anything in the Team Magic store) Chip timing, Free meal:  Tracy's pasta, Beef O Brady wraps, Highland Gourmet Scones & other snacks, free Rammer Jammer BeerRed Bike Coffee and Birmingham Coke products.  $5 meal deal will be available for spectators.

Award Sponsors:  AdvocareBike LinkCahaba CyclesHammer Nutrition, ProGold, Red Bike CoffeeRoad IDShave SecretStuffittsTrak Shak

 A "Cross Country" Style Run,  2 laps of the Cyclocross course will start each race day (3 to 4 miles) followed by a kids only run and kids only bike before we begin the Cyclocross races.  During the RUN portion you will be challenged by a great 2 loop course + 2 extra obstacles in the bike course pit areas.  Of course, the bike races are all based on time and USAC rules - so the extra run obstacles will be removed from the pits.