Thursday, July 23, 2015

Registration and prize purse incentive!

Here's a bit of a registration incentive for you all. (Currently only the top five Pro1/2/3 men and women finishers are competing for $400 in each of those two categories...$800 total + other swag awesomeness. All other categories are competing for prizes "only"...) IF the total number of non-junior pre-registered racers hits 300 by the time early registration closes on Sunday, September 6 (at midnight EST), the following payout schedule will be employed (bringing the total CASH purse to $2,120):

Pro/1/2/3 Men p/b Velocity USA: $800 to the top 8
Pro1/2/3 Women p/b Mountain Khakis: $800 to the top 8

Elite Masters 1/2/3 35+: $120 to the top 3
Elite Masters 1/2/3 45+: $120 to the top 3

Singlespeed (open) p/b BEER Components: $100 to the top 3

Cat. 3/4 Men 19-34: $60 to the top 3
Cat 3/4 Men 35-44: $60 to the top 3
Cat 3/4 Men 45+: $60 to the top 3

This is in addition to the Verge Sport winner's jerseys, Alma Brewing Co growlers to the first place finishers, NEMO Equipment, Inc., Helio showers to 2nd place, The Sufferfest - Cycling Training Videos to 4th place, and VeloInk to 5th place finishers. Plus the rest of the swag available thanks to our many awesome sponsors.

Is this awesome or crazy? Likely a little of both. Remember, this is valid for pre-reg numbers only... Last year we had 215 racers total. Let's blow that out of the water.

Did I say there was huge news to come? This isn't even close to being it. Hold onto your spandex, my friends. It's going to get crazy. Keep posted here - it's about to get even more awesome.

Register you and a friend here:

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Online pre-registration for the 2015 Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross presented by Velocity USA is now open! Please visit the registration page HERE and sign up before it closes on Sunday, September 6 (at midnight). Late registration ($5 extra) is available at the Alma Brewing Company on Friday, September 11 or on race day. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to each category start time.

Remember if you want a jersey you must pre-order those by JULY 31 and pick yours up when you pick up your bib number. Order your "race cut" men's or women's jersey when you register for the race for only $45! Sizing information is available on Verge's site here. These jerseys have a full zipper, flatlock stitching, and three rear pockets. They feature the Alma GP flag on the right arm band and are designed to be highly visible.
If you're up for it, race in a second category on race day for only $10 more. There are no late fees if you decide to double up on race day, but if you pre-register for more than one event, the second will reflect this reduced cost.

THANK YOU for your support of the Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross p/b Velocity USA and all of our sponsors! Your continued support of this event as well as those individuals and businesses that help out this race is sincerely appreciated. I'll see YOU on Saturday, September 12!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Winner's Jerseys!

Those of you taking the top step in each race category on 9/12 will not only snag a growler from Alma Brewing Company, but you'll also don this sweet winner's jersey from Verge Sport!
These jerseys will be available for pre-sale as well (via the USA Cycling registration page which will be opening shortly). Pre-sales ends on July 31, 2015. Jerseys are "race cut" so please be sure to check out sizing information from Verge HERE.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Custom socks, care of Corset Shop Intimates!

The first 200 racers to pick up their bib number will get these great custom socks care of race sponsor Corset Shop Intimates in Saginaw, Michigan! Yes, that's a camisole on the front of these...and no, you've never seen anything like this rolling around your LBS!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

STRAVA segment, Alma College / Alma GP Caps!

I've posted a new STRAVA segment HERE which reflects the changes for 2015, including a slightly longer, remarkably smoother, and overall faster course!

Also, the first 100 racers to pick up their bib number (either at the Alma Brewing Company on Friday, September 11, from 6-8 p.m. or on race day) will get this AWESOME cycling cap care of race sponsor ALMA COLLEGE! These are synthetic caps fully screened by Verge Sport, and frankly, they look awesome...


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Race Technical Guide (2015)

I've updated this year's race technical guide (as of 5/13). It's perma-link is in the Venue & Race Day Information tab, but it's housed on Google Docs for ease of downloading and printing. I will update this PDF periodically to include more detailed information that will help your travels and race day go smoothly. Last year we had quite a bit of road construction to manage - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we won't have similar issues this year!

Thanks for supporting the Alma GP. Remember to stay up to date using either the race Facebook page or my personal race account. Twitter hosts the not-quite-so-important musings as well!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Stay up to date!

For those of you on Facebook, make sure to "Like" the Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross page. However, once you've liked the page, on right side of the "Liked" button (in this page's header), click the down arrow and select "Get Notifications" to make sure that you received ALL of the great notifications and updates associated with this event!

For those of you on Twitter, follow @TheAlmaGP as well!

Plans are rolling forward faster than I ever imagined, and the 2015 Alma GP is looking to be bigger and better than every before. Hope you decide to come along for the ride!