Press Release


Shimano Minnesota State Cyclocross Championship Weekend

Over $11,000 in combined cash and merchandise on offer for newly-expanded two day event

Minneapolis – On the weekend of November 14th and 15th, hundreds of racers and spectators will descend upon Bassett Creek Park in Crystal, Minnesota (just a short 10min drive from Downtown Minneapolis) for the Shimano Minnesota State Cyclocross Championship Weekend and Expo.

A veritable bonanza of cyclocross, the weekend’s racing will feature scores of the regions fastest men and women competing on their bikes over mud, sand, and man-made obstacles, including the park’s infamous stairs, where spectators can get up close and personal with the riders on each successive lap.  The weekend looks to become the largest cyclocross super-event in the upper Midwest featuring not only racing but delicious food, cold beer, hot coffee and more cowbell than you can fathom. On top of all this, organizers have compiled a $4,000 cash purse and over $7,000 in merchandise from the world’s premier bicycle component manufacturers, suppliers and best area shops, creating an event of epic proportions. As if this weren’t enough, the entire event is set-up to benefit the city of Crystal’s Youth Sports Program! You get to race your bike, yell at the top of your lungs and feel good about it, all at the same time!

This event couldn’t happen without the support of Shimano and a host of other local Minnesota-based bicycle shops and companies. Penn Cycle will take care of you with unmatched neutral support. Behind-Bars Bicycle Shop, One on One Bicycle Studio and Freewheel Bike will staff their very own viewing areas at some of the course’s coolest features; topping it all off, GrandStay Hotels are offering spectacular rooms for 25% off at their Apple Valley location. Just tell ‘em that you are in town for the biggest event of the cyclocross season!

Heard of the internet? Us too! That’s why we created a one-of-a-kind website to make life easier on you. Navigate your browser over to and PRE-register for Saturday, Sunday, or BOTH days and save yourself some money and the hassle of race-day registration.  Did we mention that staging for each race is based upon registration order? And with no funky fees that you get on big-name registration sites, it couldn’t be easier or more convenient to start your enjoyment of this super-event early.

Note: the Shimano MN State Cyclocross Campionship Weekend has an Omnium registration option that covers two days of racing for: $20 (Juniors) $40 (Cat4 Men and Women) and $45 (All others). Register now!  Don’t forget that some huge prizes will be raffled off to those that pre-register. Let’s be clear: we are talking about hand-made tubular wheelsets, among much, much more.

All of our merchandise prizes are made possible with the support of the following sponsors: Shimano, Vitoria, Cateye, Clement Tires, Handspun Wheels, Lazer Helmets, Planet Bike, Crank Brothers, Maxxis, Pedros, Gore RideOn, Topeak, SKS, Continental Tires, Jagwire, Challenge Tires, Salsa Cycles, Ridley and many more.

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