Ed Sander Memorial Cyclocross presented by NCVC is one of the oldest cyclocross events in the Mid-Atlantic. The course has changed here and there over the years but nothing like what riders showing up for race #5 in the BikeReg.com MABRAcross Super 8 Series will experience this Sunday. Gone are the long gravel drag strips
and the fun but sometimes daunting drop in [UPDATE: New intel confirms that the drop in lives! And is joined by a tricky off-camber left turn]. This may be good or bad news depending on your strengths. What remains is a revamped course that centers around a new prologue, finish line, more twists and turns and a better announcing area. Food vendors and a moonbounce will also be centrally located. And the lilypons will still be featured. The idea is to create a technically exciting course that embraces the festival atmosphere the Super 8 Series promotes.
Check out the map for details on the new course (click on it for a larger image).
And if you just want to see what the grounds look like, or reminisce about the past, here is the video preview for last year. Again, this is NOT the course you will ride on Sunday. For all of those who do not read this and just click the video, I’ll patiently await your Monday morning e-mails telling me the preview was wrong.
See you at the races!