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2015 Dan Ryan Woods Preview

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  • This weekend Beverly Bike*VeePak is bringing you some fun adventures to Chicago’s Southside!
  • Additional details can always be found on the preview page.
  • Preliminary staging for Sunday’s CCC event will be posted here. If you recently upgraded and are eligible to take 1/2 your points with you, please email us at ChicagoCrossCup at gmail so we can update our records. Staging for Saturday’s Beverly HILLS race will follow CrossResults.com rankings and will be posted here.
  • Afternoon of Cross: A fun preview of Sunday’s full day of racing. Check out the Bunny Hop Challenge at 3:15 pm. You must sign up and sign a waiver to participate. Highest jumper gets $25!
  • This Sunday stop #3 of the Chicago Cyclocross Cup (CCC) heads to Chicago’s Southside at Dan Ryan Woods-CCC#3.
  • Food: Make sure to bring snacks to get you through on Saturday. We will not have food or water on hand for the Saturday afternoon cross races.
  • On SUNDAY for all PREREGISTERED racers, BBVP has once again graciously contracted some good eats for all of our racers. This year we are bringing back free made to order crepes from culinary and pastry students from Kennedy-King College and Le Cordon Bleu. We will have two kinds: Sweet and Savory. Sweet includes bananas and Nutella. Savory includes ham and cheese. BBVP is paying for all of this food… so preregister and ENJOY! Tickets will again be stapled to your bib #’s for redemption at the crepe station. Do not lose the ticket and if you enjoy it, make sure to tip your chefs. We do not expect to have more than preregistered quantities so preregister NOW.
  • Water: BBVP will NOT be supplying water (saving the world with less plastic). There are two water fountains on site, but hydration by riders should be planned for by bringing fluids with.
  • Beer: Again this year, BB*VP has teamed up with Imperial Oak Brewery. In doing so, we will be offering the first 320 preregistered riders – aged 21 or over of course – one free beer coupon. They are valid while supplies last at the venue.
  • For the 3rd year in a row One2Go Event Services is here for professional timing and results. All preregistered riders (with valid email addresses included in their BikeReg profiles) will receive race results and lap times for their race via email shortly following their race. Riders MUST be preregistered to enjoy this feature. Results will also be tweeted by @One2Go_Results following each event.  Your #’s go on your left SIDE! Failure to follow properly place bib #’s risk you not being scored and potentially a $20 fine. Live scoring of the races can be found at www.livelynxresults.com.
  • Parking: Parking is free, and the best spots are off of the 8500 S Western Ave entrance to the park… follow parking lot to the South.
  • The Chicago Marathon is being run on Sunday so please plan your travel times to and from the race accordingly.
  • Online pre-registration on BikeReg.com closes TONIGHT. Please remember on-site registration closes 30 minutes prior to each race’s scheduled start time. All bib #’s must be picked up prior to registration closing so please be timely and considerate to all those you race with and DO NOT show up 15 minutes before your race expecting to still get in, even if you preregistered. Your numbers must be picked up no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of your race. We will be doing a hard cut off 30 minutes prior to handle waitlists. If you’re late, you go to the end of the wait list. No exceptions so come early and get your numbers!
  • Weather looks great with 100% chance of awesome.
  • The Course: Runs counter-clockwise. The course will once again be offering a little something for everyone. It will have straightaway power sections, hills (and we do mean hills), technical turn sections, and the infamous bunny hop barriers will be back. Energy management will be key. Bring your awesomeness!