Thursday, November 20, 2014

Alma GP Fun Ride! Saturday, 12/6, at 1:00 p.m.

Come join us for a fun few laps on Saturday, December 6th, at 1:00 p.m. Food and beer following at the Alma Brewing Company, and anyone that rides gets $1 off pints.

If you're able to make it, please consider bringing a canned good, a non-perishable food item, or a personal item (toothbrush, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc.) that we can collect and give to the local Salvation Army. This is just one tiny way we can say thanks to the community for letting us have such an awesome 'cx playground!

Many thanks to the sponsors that are supporting this event - the Alma Brewing Company, Velocity USA, and Ass Savers!

Details and an event invite are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/923763420986629/


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: 9/12/2015

Put this in your calendar right now... First Saturday after Labor day. Planning is already underway for an even bigger, better, and more 'cx-full event on:

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Alma GP is currently accepting sponsorship commitments for 2015. Information on how to partner with arguably the most visible 'cx race in the state is available by e-mailing overexcited race promoter JB Hancock (racepromoter at gmail dot com).

Sunday, September 7, 2014

RESULTS and a survey!


THANK you for racing at the inaugural Alma GP! I appreciate your support of this event and hope to grow its popularity in the coming years.

Tailwind has processed the RESULTS and they are available here:

http://media.wix.com/ugd/107268_a14c7b14eb564d12a9b767618742abe4.pdf

If you could please complete this brief 10-question post-event survey about your experience at this year's race, I would greatly appreciate it! In promoting this and the Ithaca GP previously, my goal is to create a value-oriented, fun event for racers and spectators. Your feedback helps this process and is truly valued:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CYXXFNF

Again, THANK YOU for supporting the Alma GP, and I hope to see you next year!

jb

p.s. REMEMBER, please support the sponsors that support the Alma GP! If you won something and think it's awesome, please let those sponsors know. This goes a long way in continuing the relationships and sponsor support for this event!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Photo information

See photos for info...

 




Pre-registration closed, but day-of registration still available!

Pre-registration for the Alma GP on Saturday, 9/6, is now closed, but don't worry! You are still able to register either on race day or at the Alma Brewing Company from 6-8 p.m. on Friday 9/5.

Registration is $30 for your first race and $10 for any additional races. You must have either an annual USA Cycling license or purchase a one-day license ($15). That being said, I still have 15 coupons that you can use thanks to Seals, Tacia, Bartz, Zainea, & Whitmore Optometry to offset the one-day license fee if you don't have one! Just ask at registration - if we have a freebie coupon left, you're welcome to use it!

You might ask yourself, why the heck would I pay $30 to race my bike in Alma? Well here's why:

1) This course is NEW and unlike anything you've seen in Michigan

2) Swag just for entering includes a custom Alma College / Alma GP water bottle from Specialized, XTREME chain lube from ProGold Lubricants, socks or tire levers from Cannondale, Hammer Gel, and for those of you that pick up your bag fairly early, a sweet custom Alma GP coozie from TP Logos!

3) Just by entering you get a raffle ticket good to win awesome swag from our sponsors, including (but seriously, this is about a tenth of the list...): a set of Velocity USA wheels of your choice, a Kuat Rack of your choice, Wolf Tooth single ring/bolts, Heed, Cannondale socks, an Ass Saver, swag from ProGold Lubricants, Camrats from Backcountry Research, NiteRider lights, and Bondi Bands just to name a few.

4) The atmosphere of the Alma GP is truly a FUN place to come watch a few bike races

5) Portable bathrooms are on site...come on, taking care of details is priority #1

6) Milk products from the United Dairy Industry of Michigan for all racers

7) Concession on hand! Ice cream, hot dogs, etc. They are a local business. It's awesome.

8) Corset Shop Intimates is setting up a display of their athletic / active wear in the registration tent

9) Swag from Eclipse Cycling (1st place), Pace Sportswear (2nd place), Corset Shop Intimates (3rd place), The Sufferfest (4th place), and Ass Savers (5th place) delivered to the podium finishers in what are undoubtedly the greatest awards ceremonies outside of the World Championships

10) Seriously, it's going to be a blast. You owe it to yourself to see what this is all about!

So far 141 racers are pre-registered and the weather is looking like it'll be great for racing 'cross. The course is in FANTASTIC shape right now. All of the rain we've had recently might play a part in creating some pretty technical lines through the two Superprestige sections of the course... Hold onto your hats when you hit those.

The Velocity USA stairs are now painted and ready to go as well! Course crossings are marked so you will be able to easily move about the venue without trudging through the weeds. That being said, the walking paths we've created are still very weedy - I'd recommend shoes and pants on race day.
If you have ANY questions between now and 9/6 shoot me an e-mail! (racepromoter at gmail dot com) Remember, t-shirts ($15) and pint glasses ($5) are available but in limited supply!

Hope to see you on Friday and/or Saturday...and remember,

SUPPORT THE SPONSORS THAT SUPPORT THE ALMA GRAND PRIX!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Reminder!

Remember, for the most up to date day-to-day information, check out the race FACEBOOK PAGE HERE!

Pre-registration (HERE) closes on SUNDAY, August 31. Day-of registration is also available!

Don't forget to pick up your number early (if you'd like!) on Friday, September 5, at the Alma Brewing Company from 6-8 p.m. On race day, show your bib number there for $1 off pints!

A limited number of t-shirts ($15) and pint glasses ($5) will be available on race day. Stop by the registration tent to pick one up!



Remember, SUPPORT THE SPONSORS THAT SUPPORT THE ALMA GP!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Shirts and Pint Glasses!

If you're interested in stopping by the Alma Brewing Company on Friday, September 5, from 6-8 p.m. to pick up your number, you may just be in luck...

The first 25 racers to do so will get a FREE pint glass!

But what if you can't make it? Don't worry - I'll have a limited quantity on hand to sell for the low low bargain price of $5 each.

Wow, what an awesome design though! It's not too good to be true... I'll also have a limited run of 50 Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross shirts on hand as well! Cost is $15 and when they're gone they're gone...




Don't forget, pre-registration is open HERE until Sunday, August 31 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Late registration is available on site for an additional $5. If you are NEW to 'cx and don't hold an annual USA Cycling license you can purchase a one-day license when you register for the Category 5 men's or Category 4 women's events (required for ALL racers). However, thanks to the supporters at Seals, Tacia, Bartz, Zainea, & Whitmore Optometry, I have a discount code to help offset this one-day license fee! E-mail me, racepromoter at gmail dot com, for the code.

Remember, SUPPORT THE SPONSORS THAT SUPPORT THE ALMA GP!