I'm very sorry for the delay - after this year's Alma GP I headed straight to Las Vegas to help with 'Cross Vegas! Results for the 2015 Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross, p/b Velocity USA, can be found on USA Cycling's website HERE. (Alternatively, most have been on the photo stream on my Facebook page since race day after the mandatory 15-minute protest period!)
Also, if you haven't already done so, please take a moment to complete this year's post-event survey. The brief (5-minute?) survey can be found HERE. I appreciate you taking the time to give me feedback about the event!
2015 Alma GP Recap (with Australians) by Jon Clark
Don't forget! On Friday, September 11, the Alma Brewing Company in Downtown Alma is hosting an early number pick up and "meet the pros" event from 6-8 p.m.! You'll be able to grab your swag bag, which is filled with fantastic items from sponsors, and pick up your bib number and RFID helmet tag so you're set for race day (Saturday).
Also, you'll be able to grab a pint of the NEW Laatste Ronde beer, brewed especially for the Alma Grand Prix!
Even better? Chris Aitken, Tom Chapman, and Jack Hogan (Focus Bikes Australia), and Josie Simpson (Flanders-Nemesis 'CX Team) will be on hand to meet. Look for them next to the registration table!
I'll see YOU on Friday and/or Saturday! Bring your friends and family to the race - we'll have Mexican food available for purchase on race day, as well as race announcing from Scott Dedenbach and Mr. David Palan of the Cyclocross Network.
Don't forget about the Australian Cyclocross Clinic on Tuesday, September 8 either! Details are on the Facebook "event" page here:
The Alma Brewing Company is graciously letting us host an early number pick up and "meet the pros" event on Friday, September 11, from 6-8 p.m. as well! Remember, this year camping is available at the race venue, so if you're planning on camping and/or attending the event at the brewery, I'd appreciate it if you could let me know on this anon survey:
...and in case you haven't seen the course changes (and how much work we've been doing over the past few months) be sure to check out the preview video!
ENTRIES ARE DUE BY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, at 11:59 p.m. EST! Post your thoughts in the comments on the Facebook page. Enter as many times as you want.
I'm excited to announce the Alma Brewing Co will be producing a special beer for the Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to NAME THAT BEER! The
Alma Brewing Company and I will settle on the top name submitted, and
in exchange for your creative thoughts, you'll win a growler and a free
fill of your favorite fermented Alma Brewing Company beverage!
According to the master brewers at the Alma Brewing Company, this 5%
abv Belgian golden ale will have a subtle sweetness and complexity from
the unique yeast strain. This will release at the early number pick up
and meet the pros event (Chris Aitken, Tom Chapman, Jack Hogan, Josie Simpson) on Friday, September 11, from 6-8 p.m.. Don't forget, show your Alma GP bib number and get $1 off pints on 9/11 and 9/12!
Post your submissions in the comments HERE! Must be 21 or older or else you'll win a liter of cola and I'll keep the beer.