REG IS OPEN FOR STATEN CX 4.0!

Pre-reg is now open for NYC’s favorite (and only) Cyclocross race!

Register today!

This year the race has the honor of being the 2011 NY State Championship race, and we will also be taking part in the ECCC Collegiate series.

Hup Hup Hup!

StatenCX 3.0 Thank you’s, Results, and Media

(photo by Pete Marney)
StatenCX 3.0 was as big as a success as I could ever hope for it to be.  For me, it was the epitome of everything i love about cyclocross.  We had the perfect mix of racers,spectators, weather, sponsors, and fun.   The course was fun to ride and fun to watch.  I couldn’t have asked for a better event.
A HUGE thank you needs to go out to the following people/companies that made this race possible.
(Photo by Anthony Skorochod)
Volunteers/officials:
A HUGE Thank you to The Kingpin racing team crew as well as my friends and teammates who helped with set up, reg, and tear down.  This race would have been a disaster without them.
Myles Romanow was a huge help as well, and you should all check out his race, thesupercross cup, this weekend.  It’s in Nassau county now, so it’s a quick 30 minute drive to a great 2-day CX event (it’s closer than Staten Island).
I’d also like to mention that Alan Atwood is awesome.  So are the officials he brought along.  They went above and beyond with supporting this race.  We’re extremely lucky to have him in our cycling scene.
(Photo by Anthony Skorochod)
Sponsors: Our sponsors were totally rad this year.  Be sure to check out all of them, because they love cross and have alot to offer:   NYC Velo, Kona, Claudette Lajam (Orthochick), Sportique, Honest Tea, Wafels & Dinges, Belgium Bike, Spasport, Champ Sys, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, David Jordan Coaching, 9W Magazine, Clean Bottle, CRCA, Welshire Farms (bacon!), Revolution Wheelworks, and Burgess Digital Graphics.  Please support them if you happen to be in the market for the services/products they offer!
(photo my Marco Quezada)
Racers: This race is all about you guys.  It’s not my race,  it’s ours.  Thanks for coming out and being a part of it.  The race has come to epitomize what’s great about our CX scene. We aren’t MAC and we aren’t New England.  We’re something else.  I can’t wait for next year already.
Let’s get down to business-  here’s everything you want post-race.
RESULTS (Thank Alan Atwood): http://www.bikereg.com/Results/2010/11/13-sicx3.asp
MEDIA (so far,  I’m sure there’s more to come):
SICX – a set on Flickr- A Tanz
Staten Cross 2010 – a set on Flickr
Staten CX – Staten Island Cyclocross Nov 2010 – All Competitors – Photography by Peter Marney
Staten CX – Staten Island Cyclocross Nov 2010 – Best of – Photography by Peter Marney
SICX | NY Velocity -Marco pt1
SICX 2 | NY Velocity -Marco Pt 2
Staten CX 2010 Elite Men -Clay
PyZahl.net: Staten CX 2010
YouTube – Staten Island CX 3.0 — 2010
Py’s – Staten CX 2010
If you couldn’t find a photo of yourself in these albums, you must be a ghost.  Enjoy the new Facebook profile photos!
Speaking of which,  be sure to follow Staten CX on Facebook and Twitter-  I’ll be posting more links to media as they are made available:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/statencx
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/statencx
Thanks again everyone!!!!  See you at Whitmores Super cross this weekend.
(Photo by Alan Tansey)

SICX 3.0 RESULTS!!!!!

Hey everyone!

CLICK HERE FOR BIKEREG RESULTS!

See you tomorrow.

We’ve got record numbers, an overflowing cat 4 field, great prizes and sponsors, and some awesome pros coming out to race. The weather is also going to be sweet. See you all tomorrow.

CJ

We’re back!

Your favorite Staten-Island based cyclocross race is ready to go for 2010!

Staten Cross 3.0 will take place on Saturday, 11/13, 2010.

Pre-registration opens today: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=11684

Much, much more information (and hilarity)  is coming soon.

See you on the ROCK.

-CJ

Staten CX Featured on CNN

CNN (cyclocross news network??)   took it upon themselves to stop by our humble race and film.   Today they put a piece out about cyclocross, featuring our race as an example of what the sport is all about:

http://us.cnn.com/video/?/video/sports/2009/12/05/natpkg.cyclocross.cnn

It’s also on the Tube all day today!

thanks to the folks at CNN for putting together and excellent piece!   That Patrick Wilder sure is dreamy, isnt he?

MEDIA!!!!

Hey everyone!

While we’re waiting for the officials from the race to get their you-know-what together and send us the final results,  i’ve pooled together all the media from race day.  Because let’s face it:  Awesome race photos are why most of us race…  right? … Right??

Click on the names/images below for links to albums.

Photos:

Kevin Dillard (Demoncats.com):

Anthony Skorochod (CyclingCaptured.com):

Marco Quezada (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Patrick Littlefield:

Bill Moore:

David Trimble:

Cyclingreporter.com:

Joe Lawler


VIDEO!!!!

Video by David C.:

SICX 2- 2009 from David Chomowicz on Vimeo.

Results!

You asked for it, you got it!

click the link below for a google spreadsheet of the race results

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AjTBdTGuuyGBdGFlejNPd0VtQjlNZkZIcG96bEFrUUE&hl=en

Note:  Singlespeed results are still a bit Eff’ed –  we’re awaiting corrected results from the officials.   sorry for the inconvenience!  Less gears,  Mo’ Problems…

Because Greg Lemond Says So

When someone like Greg Lemond Tells you to do something (“Don’t do drugs!”) you listen.  it’s as simple as that.  We showed up to the Greg Lemond Fundraiser a few weeks back to meet the legend himself.  And wouldn’t you know it:  Greg loves cyclocross!   He  used to race it back in the day, an when we told him about our little race, he swooned over how great CX is.   He also wants you to sign up for our race-  so do what the man says and Preregister today!

SICX F.A.Q!

faq

 

The promoters of SICX understand you have a lot of choices for racing during the Thanksgiving holiday, so we’ve put together this FAQ to give a few more reasons to come to NYC and hang out on Wu-Tang’s turf:

Q: What does SICX mean?
A: SICX is our way of abbreviating Staten Island Cyclocross. Isn’t SICX much easier? Yes, yes it is.

Q: When is SICX?
A: Sunday November 29

Q: Where is SICX?
A: Uh… on Staten Island

Q: No, really… Where’s the race?
A: Wolfe’s Pond Park: http://tinyurl.com/ygcmyvy. The park is next to the Staten Island University Hospital and right off of the main drag, Hylan Boulevard (420 Cornelia Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312)

Q: Is that really in NYC?
A: Yes, Staten Island is a part of NYC. It’s one of the 5 boroughs of our lovely metropolis.

Q: How far is it from my house?
A: Glad you asked!

Distance from Albany: 176 miles or 2.75 hours
Distance from Philadelphia: 75.6 miles or 80 minutes
Distance from Phillipsburg, NJ: 61 miles or 60 minutes
Distance from Danbury, CT: 96 miles or 90 minutes
Distance from Manhattan/Brooklyn: Well that depends on how you’d like to travel: Via car, 27 miles from Central Park or 26 miles from Prospect Park

Public Transportation: Take the Staten Island Ferry to Staten Island- then Hop on the Staten Island Commuter Rail and take it to Prince’s Bay. See the Staten Island Commuter Rail Schedules pdf for full schedule (Page 8 – Sunday Service to Tottenville).

Q: What if my husband/wife/bf/gf/buddy/housemate/neighbor/uncle/cellmate wants to come? Will there be anything for him/her to do?
A: YES! Bring them! We’ll have food, music, racing to watch, etc. If they want to race get in touch and we’ll set them up with a demo bike (supplied limited)

Q: Tell me more about the food and other things you mentioned
A: OK. We’ll have a spread of traditional Belgian fare presented by Wafels & Dinges available for purchase all day, including wafels AND Croque Monsieurs, AND bacon (courtesy of Wellshire Farms). DJ Kendra will be cranking out music from dawn to dusk (if you consider 8AM dawn), and if the foul weather returns for another battle with our riders then we’ll have a bunch of huge party tents to keep you warm and dry while the riders get to suffer.
Please arrive early, CJ will likely eat all of the bacon.

Q: Music, huh? Do you mean real music or “bike race music”? You know what I’m talking about, right?
A: Yes, we know what you are talking about (wink wink). There won’t be any trance/rave/spin class music at SICX. You’ll have the unique experience of going totally anaerobic while Slayer pounds your skull with every pass of the DJ tent. Yeah, it’s going to be like that. If you would like to send music requests for the day, please do so: thegreatestfreakinDJintheworld@gmail.com

Q: If I hear any trance, may I punch you in the face?
A: Yes, but with fair warning please.

Q: But I have a race in my home state that day, so why should I come to SICX?
A: Because our race is simply more fun. It might not have a big series with points and huge cash prizes, but we offer a very challenging course, great food, great entertainment, and we’re so close to every major roadway there’s no reason you can’t find a way to get here! That, plus our race is more fun. Trust us.

Q: But it’s Thanksgiving weekend and traffic is going to suck, right?
A: Actually, it’s not that bad. You’ll experience far worse traffic heading up to Massachusetts for Baystate and have to endure the worst traffic known to man by heading south to the MABRA Championships. So split the difference and come to Staten Island. It’s south of Manhattan and just off of exit 13A of the NJ Turnpike (The Holland Tunnel is exit 14), which is very easy to find from all of the major roadways.

Q: Can you give me any reason why I shouldn’t go to SICX on Sunday November 29?
A: Yes, you hate having a good time.

To register, please visit: https://www.bikereg.com/events/Register.asp?EventID=8782

For any other questions, feel free to email us at newyorkcross@gmail.com!

See you on the Rock!

-Thanks!
Jed, CJ, Mike, and John

Time to glue the Tubies…

Ah, the hump of the cross season- with a little over a month to go, this season has already been full of epic races and 45 minute stints in the pain cave. After races like Granogue and Gloucester, I can tell you that racing tubulars this season has been a huge plus. And from my observations, its also been full of opportunities for people to roll their tubular tires due to shoddy gluing technique!

Gluing a Tubular CX tire is a bit more involved than gluing a road tire. The tire itself is put under higher tortional stress, and sharp turns with pressures as low as 25 psi practically beg the tubie to let go of its wheel.

I figured this would be a great opportunity to educate people who are interested in gluing CX Tubies the right way. However, since the only experience i have with glue is the huffing i did in high school, I reached out to Gabe Lloyd, co-founder of Echappe Equipment. and look at that, Echappe also happens to be one of our proud sponsors for Staten CX! Consider it a pre-emptive gift (now go pre-reg, already!)

Pre-Register now for a chance to win a Kona Major One, courtesy of StatenCX, Kona, and NYC Velo!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:

Jed Kornbluh

Christophe Jammet

NYCX

newyorkcross@gmail.com

Pre-Register now for a chance to win a Kona Major One, courtesy of StatenCX, Kona, and NYC Velo!

October 21, 2009, NEW YORK — What’s better than 10-speed? ONE SPEED! Kona Bicycles and NYC Velo have teamed up with StatenCX 2009 with a very special incentive to pre-register for the November 29 event. All riders pre-registered by Sunday November 15 will be entered to win a Kona Major One frameset and, if that wasn’t enough… any rider who pre-registers for the Singlespeed Open/Tandem Open will receive an additional entry for two chances to win.

The promoters of StatenCX asked a few riders about the contest:

“This contest is so PRO.” Kyle Peppo, Toga/Gotham GS, New York City
“I am stoked to learn that Kona has given a Major One frameset to the people at SICX.  The chance to win one of these puppies would open up the possibility to experience a new level of “Cyclocross Pain”.  Racing on the Kona Major One would be an experience of epic proportions that few can understand but all can enjoy.” – Craig “Lebarrier” Lebair, Philadelphia Ciclismo, Philadelphia

“You can never have enough ‘cross bikes, especially if they’re free!  Adding another incentive to race StatenCX is great.  It already had the most to offer last year with the food, genuine cyclocross weather, and a super fun and technical course.  I plan on racing both the B race and the Singlespeed Open race, since the course seems like it would be such a good time on a singlespeed! I love cyclocross!” – Sam Fiorino, Danny’s Cycles, West Chester

“Nothing says Staten Island better than Wu-Tang, White Castle, and Kona Major One.   I’m stoked to be part of injecting some Cross Crusade love into the NYCX scene.” –Patrick Wilder, Cyclepath Racing, Portland

To enter the drawing, go to http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8782 and pre-register!. All entries are eligible for the drawing, which will be held after the Singlespeed Open event.

NYC Velo is a different kind of bike shop. Opened in May 2005, it is owned by cyclists, for cyclists. The shop is staffed by bike professionals, who are dedicated to offering the highest quality customer service in New York.  They are the top shop in the city when it comes to cyclocross; offering bikes and equipment from brands such as Kona. Independent Fabrications, Felt, Challenge, Tufo, and many others.  For additional information on NYC Velo: http://www.nycvelo.com/

Staten CX’s 2008 event was the first cyclocross race in NYC in nearly a decade and featured Belgian waffles, courtesy of Wafels & Dinges, celebrity chef Matt Sigel of Hell’s Kitchen manning the BBQ, and plenty of food and drink from Wellshire Farms, Schaller & Weber, and Honest Tea Beverages.

For additional information on the Kona Major One: http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=majorone

majorone

Check https://statencx.wordpress.com regularly for race and sponsor updates

StatenCX Announces “Collegiate Challenge”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 14, 2009; NEW YORK, NY– Recently, the promoters of StatenCX hired an expert panel of college-aged cyclocross racers to determine the best method of attracting collegiate riders to the event. Though “Free Race Entry” was the most favorable option, “FREE BEER” was a close 2nd, with gas money, free transportation, and free laundry service rounding out the Top 5. And thus, the StatenCX 2009 Collegiate Challenge was born!

It’s simple: The team with the most riders pre-registered by November 15th will receive a case of Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, courtesy of StatenCX and it’s event partners. Team members may register via http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8782 and must do so by high noon on November 15th.

Race organizer Jed Kornbluh’s thoughts on the Collegiate Challenge: “While the winning team can’t consume their prize on NYC Park property, we’re sure it will be consumed with pleasure by the end of the day. We’re very happy to support the local collegiate cycling community and hope to introduce a more refined beer to palettes more attuned to the subtle flavors of Natty Light or Old Milwaukee. We do this for the youths.”

The 2008 event was the first cyclocross race in NYC in nearly a decade and featured free Belgian waffles, courtesy of Wafels & Dinges and VisitFlanders.us, celebrity chef Matt Sigel of Hell’s Kitchen manning the BBQ, and plenty of food and drink from Wellshire Farms, Schaller & Weber, and Honest Tea Beverages.

The day’s events begin at 8AM with novice races and will run with events each hour until the end of the Elite Race (Category Pro/1/2), which starts at 2PM.


Registration available only at Bikereg.com: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8782

For more information on the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference:

http://collegiatecycling.org/eccc/

For additional information, contact: newyorkcross@gmail.com

Hat TriCX

Here at  StatenCX,  we care about you.   We know that last year’s race was an awesome, albeit rainy affair, and that some of you may or may not have felt the effects of hypothermia after standing in 35 degree rain for a few hours wearing nothing but a leather jacket and jeans (ahem, CJ…) ‘

nycx draft

In an effort to keep you warm and stylish,  we’ve produced a limited run of  NYCX Winter Hats!   Being a Master of both aesthetics and Microsoft Paint,  Jed rendered the design for this a little while back.  I personally find it quite artistic in a Picasso-with-brain-damage sort of way.  Here’s what they look like in real life:

nycx hats

These babies are a hot commodity, and you can get your very own by ordering it when you pre-reg for the race on bikereg.com!   They’re going fast, so head on over to our bikereg page, sign up for a race, and reserve your hat!

Calling all NYCX’ers

CYCLOCROSS SEASON KICKOFF PARTY




In order to get everyone excited about the upcoming cross season we’ve Teamed up with the guys at NYC Velo to put on the first annual 2009 NYC CX Season kickoff party!

WHEN: September 12th from 9:00AM-11:00AM

WHERE: NYC Velo – 64 2nd Avenue (between 3rd and 4th streets)

We’ll be featuring the Wafels and Dinges truck outside the shop, free espresso inside, and a monster sale – 15% off ALL CX related items, including bikes!! Gee, what a perfect time to pick up that bike you’re gonna need!

We will also be playing the ‘09 World CX Championships on the big screen, and we’ll have a couple of laptops handy to get you signed up for upcoming races, as well as a sampling of the hottest embrocations around. There will be NYC ‘cross veterans in attendance (Maybe even a National CX Champion), so come and get your questions answered!

StatenCX 2.0 is Coming…

Will you be ready?

November 29, 2009.

More Staten.

More Cross.

Pre-reg today!

Recent Video from StatenCX HQ

Hey Everyone,

StatenCX 2009 is in the planning stages- so mark your calendars.  Geniuses at work, really…

CJ’s Recap

  • Staten CX- the best DFL

    12/10/2008

    It’s taken a good long while, but i think i needed some time to reflect on the race.

    Staten CX ripped through NYC on November 30th. Jed, myself, and John put everything into this race and it paid off. I’ve never been prouder to be part of something like this. This whole event speaks volumes about the New York ‘Cross scene, my friends, and the people that came together to make this race the awesome new nyc tradition that it will surely become.

    I’m wary of taking too much credit for putting this race on (and that’s rare coming from me,) but this race happened because of my friends and the greater cycling community here. this race was everyone’s baby. We had incredible sponsors, fantastic press coverage, amazing volunteers (i owe you all big time…), fantastic music, great food, a killer course, awesome photos, and great racers all come together for a good cause.

    putting this race on made me realize that if you really like what you’re doing, you can do great things. it doesn’t feel like work. you want to do it. we did so much work for this, but it didnt feel like a chore. Weeks after the race, i’m left with a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction, and i want to do it again (and we will).

    I’m going to pull a move usually reserved by hip-hop grammy winners- time for long winded thank you’s (its’ a long list)

    Jed

    jed got the idea of putting on a cross race. we’ve been partners in this through and through. putting this race on together also made us close friends. i’m totally pumped to put more races on with him next year.

    John Cutler

    the lone ranger in the full CRCA kit and (kind of) matching 14-year-old-girl rollerblade helmet, john jumped in to help the cause out of nowhere. he’s was responsible for getting us a ton of sponsors, including the FREE belgian wafels (more on that later), and also getting the race course equipment to staten island.

    The Sponsors

    Honest Tea showed up and supplied their great beverages.

    Schaller & Weber Provided sustenance in the form of amazing sausages.

    Wellshire Farms accosted us with 25 lbs of delicious, dry-rubbed bacon (drool).

    Thomas Degeest, owner of Wafels & Dinges, sent some waffle men over to give out free waffles.

    The waffles were free thanks two two great sponsors: Visitflanders.us (thanks Elke!), and Velo Classic tours (visit belgium! ride the cobbles!). Visitflanders and Velo classic also came to the race and added some belgian culture to our race village.

    Chef Matt Sigel made sure the brats and bacon were nice and hot.

    Kendra dropped furious beats and put on a euro-trash techno party in between races.

    Cadence sent their team of crack mechanics (complete with Fu-manchu mustachio) to make sure the bikes survived the epic course conditions. they also came with 6 BMC demo bikes, which allowed for a ton of people (like Lisa Force!) to try out cross for the first time.

    thanks to their bikes, a ton of people are going to buy a bike next season and race cross!


    Claudette Lajam from orthochick.net made sure the ladies were taken care of and put in for Ladies-only primes. Robert Dvorin was another great sponsor and put in for additional Food and i believe some primes.

    Jan from Sportique sent me a ton of great chamois cream and embrocation to give out as prizes.

    Andrew crooks from NYC Velo donated a ton of great schwag to the prize list, as did Tandems east and Toga! john’s friend Gus was a huge help and brought over Myles’ Step ins and barriers all the way from Southampton. Myles did us a big favor by lending us his cross course equipment- a buttload of step ins and a pair of barriers.

    Friends

    The best thing i took away from this race was the affirmation that i’ve got the best friends in the world. they all helped in so many ways- whether it was gathering Step-ins in wet 35 degree rain after the race, getting the word out about the race, bringing in bacon sponsors, etc. So, i owe a beer and one (1) lewd act to each of the following people:

    Kendra- DJ extrardinaire/Trophy assistant/podium girl


    Kyle Peepo- He’s Prussian, you know
    Evie – sandbagging step-in-gatherer
    Patrick littlefield- announcer/wino
    Jason Gay- bacon intermediary- also did the write up for velo news
    Rich bravo, Hott sam, Beth Renaud, Tony Slokar, Jed’s Parents, brian gatens- (course setup)

    Austin Horse, Evan Chalfin, Bret Vaughan- HUGE. course breakdown
    Heidi Reijm- registration ALL STAR.
    Lindsay Paluska and corinne Karmiel- podium girls, etc
    Alan Atwood- officiating and facilitating USA cycling permit stuff. also helped with course logistics
    Patrick wilder- PDX transplant! helped design the course- added some PDX flava’
    Josh Creem- donated a sweet cyclosportif winner’s jersey (which roger aspholm now owns- obviously)
    the paparazzi: Maria Q (sweet video!), Anthony Skorochod, Liam Quigley, Kevin Dillard, david Chomowicz, Claudette Lajam, Jerry Kapkow, Eloy Anzola, and Harry Zernike
    Colin Prensky- sandbagger extraordinaire
    Lauren Zucker- for lending me her crazy Yellow Pickup Truck
    The CRCA (notably Mike Green, Ken Harris, “Evil” Matt Howard)- for backing the event- this race was as much a CRCA event as it was an NYC event!

    I want to thank the racers that showed up- we had over DOUBLE the pre-reg of any race that day in the north-east- 119 pre-reg’ed and a bunch more same-day. you guys braved the elements and came out to race in perfect, miserable Belgian weather. you made the race fun and duked it out on the course. Nice job to everyone- Especially to those who tried ‘cross for the first time- what a day to try it! you experienced ‘cross at its best and worst: the mud, the wind, the rain, the cold, the people cheering, the food, the music, and the attitude. The whole scene is what its all about. As Barry Wicks said- anyone can put on a ‘cross race. But for it to be fun, you’ve got to embrace the right atmosphere. We had just that on November 30th, and it was thanks to all of the people i mentioned above

    and a BIG thank you to the NYC Parks department- Sarah Frazier, Sandra Fernandez, Vincent, and Laurie. the parks department was a HUGE help, and this race could not have happened without their support. their willingness to help and their level of accommodation was astounding. From the entire new york cyclocross community- THANK YOU!

    As for my race, well there’s not way to sugar coat it: i came in DFL in my own race! DFL! I know. apparently 2 hrs of sleep has an effect on my performance. instead of coming in 3rd to last, i came in dead last. and of course colin prensky had to win the damn thing…. Next time i’m putting that guy into the tape…

    By the way, i love how different his blogging is from my own. He reports from the front of the pack, I report from the middle/back. He waxes poetic on the spirit of competition and winning, i make fart/bacon/poop jokes. i think it’s awfully complimentary…

    Putting this race on was a great experience through and through- i made some great contacts, new friends in the cycling scene, and i was able to spend time in a borough that i had barely visited! Staten Island is a mythical, elusive, and funny place. it was the perfect setting for our race, and hopefully will be for years to come.

    As for next year, watch out. We’ve got big plans. cool stuff is on the way. i think you’re goin to like it…

chocSome folks have all the luck.

Not only did Patrick Wilder get 2nd in the Elite race, but he also won a Delicious Box of Belgian Chocolate by signing up on the VisitFlanders.US email list! Congratulations to Patrick, who can expect his Belgian Goodies to be sent to him in the coming weeks.

A big thanks to Elke van Bree (who braved the cold!) and Liliane Opsomer from the Tourist Office for Flanders, Belgium for their generosity and support. Their sponsorship of Wafels and Dinges was a highlight of the event, and brought a real Flemish flair to Wolfe’s Pond Park.

We’re still recovering from the extreme cold, but expect some race reports in the near future. Also, check out the Media section for great photos and video.