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Whirlybird ‘Cross

September 10, 2017

$10 – $45

Guy’s Racing Club presents Race #1 in the Mid Atlantic Cyclocross Series: Whirlybird ‘Cross at Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn, PA; September 10th 2017.

The Venue: The course is located on the Bryn Athyn College Campus. Mostly grass, pavement, dirt/gravel. Pre-riding is not permitted prior to the day of the event.

Pre-riding: The course will be open on Saturday prior to the start of the 8:30 am race for pre-riding. Pre-riding between races will be at the discretion of the officials, and racers wishing to pre-ride between races must start beyond the finish line. Pre-riders must not pass active racers. No one will be permitted to pre-ride during an ongoing race.


Equipment: Mountain bikes are allowed as long as they do not have bar ends. No aero bars are allowed.

Clothing: Helmets are required for all riders on bicycles, even when not actively racing (eg, while riding from the parking lot). Per USAC regulations, racers must wear a jersey with sleeves covering the shoulders. No tank tops are allowed. Race radios and earphones for playback (eg, mp3 player) are not allowed while racing.

Staging: All racers should present to the start grid 15 minutes prior to the start of their race.

Call up Protocol: The call-up protocol (with exception of the Cat 4/5 Men and 9-14 Men and Women) will be based on the latest MAC Series rankings as posted on the MAC Series website for the first 3 rows (24 starters) as posted on the MAC Series website, followed by Crossresults.com standings, followed by order of pre-registration. Call-up protocol for the Cat 4/5 Men will be based on order of registration. Bib number will indicate your start grid position. Note: If you are ranked, but do not pre-register, you forfeit your call-up placement and will be placed on the start grid behind the last pre-registered riders.

Lapped riders: Lapped riders will finish on the same lap as the leader. Riders being passed must yield and not interfere with the progress of passing riders. The officials will provide any necessary additional instructions prior to the start (eg, whether or not riders will be pulled from the race prior to the end).

Results: The first three finishers of each race should report to the podium immediately after the race for podium photos. Results will be provided on the side of the registration building. The protest period starts at posting and lasts 15 minutes. It is the rider’s responsibility to have all errors corrected during the protest period. After results are final awards will be available at registration.

Prize schedule:

Place ***Cat 1/2/3 (Elite) Men ***Cat 1/2/3 (Elite) Women Cat1/2/3/4 Master Men 35+ Cat1/2/3/4 Master Men 45+ Cat1/2/3/4 40+ Women Elite 9-18 Men ***Cat 3/4 Men Cat1/2/3/4 Master Men 60+ Cat1/2/3/4 Master Women 50+ All Other Categories
1st $250 $250 $100 $100 $75 $60 Merchandise Points Points Medals or Merch
2nd $125 $125 $70 $70 $50 $50 Merchandise Points Points Medals or Merch
3rd $85 $85 $60 $60 $35 $40 Merchandise Points Points Medals or Merch
4th $70 $70 $55 $55 Merchandise Points Points
5th $65 $65 $45 $45 Merchandise Points Points
6th $60 $60 Merchandise Points Points
7th $55 $55 Merchandise Points Points
8th Merchandise Points Points
9th Merchandise Points Points
10th Merchandise Points Points

*** Cat 1/2/3 Elite Men and Women will be paid out through the lower of 7 deep or 50% of their respective fields. Cat 3/4 Men will receive prizes through the lower of 10 deep or 50% of the field.


Kids Race: A fun kids race will start at 12:30 pm for kids too young to race on the real course. A parent must sign the event release form prior to the race, and each kid will be given a race number. Pedal bikes or strider bikes are acceptable. All entrants will receive prizes for participation.

Food: Food will be available for purchase.

Restrooms: Real plumbing and porta potties.

Bike wash: Water will be available for bike washing.

Medical/First Aid: An ambulance will be on site. The closest hospital for emergency and trauma care is: Holy Redeemer Health System located at 1648 Huntingdon Pike in Meadowbrook, PA (3.82 miles away).  The phone number is 215-947-3000.

Directions to Holy Redeemer Health System:  From the Asplundh Field House parking lot, take a left onto Buck Road toward Huntingdon Pike.  Turn left onto Huntingdon Pike/ PA-232.  End at 1648 Huntingdon Pike.

Race Cancellation Policy: The course is on Bryn Athyn College property. If weather conditions are such that the race would cause significant damage to the property, eg, heavy rains and water drenched grounds prior to and during the event, the race may be canceled. The race promoter will make every attempt to determine prior to race day if the race needs to be canceled, however, under extreme conditions part or all of the race may need to be canceled on the day of the race. Every effort will be made to hold the race, including making course modifications if necessary. If the race is canceled on the day prior to the race, notification will be sent to all pre-registered racers via email, and via the race’s facebook page. If the race is canceled in part or whole as described, then registration fees, minus bikereg fees, will be refunded to those racers.

Event Staff:

Lead Promoter Kelli Wright
Venue Liason Allen Bedford
Registration Scott Reynolds
Volunteer Coordinator TBD
Course Layout Katherine Schumacher & Chad Culbertson
Announcer TBD

…and many many Guy’s Racing Club volunteers
Please thank them when you see them, for making this event possible!

Guy’s Racing Club would like to thank our sponsors:

Guy’s Bicycles                                                        Penn Mutual Asset Management

ThePhillyLawyers.com                                           Abington Reproductive Medicine 

First Class Auto Land Inc.                                      National Mechanics Philadelphia

iMobileIntervals.com                                             Cannondale

Giro                                                                        Oakley

Continental                                                             Shimano

For more race, sponsor or club information, visit: www.guysracing.org


September 10, 2017
$10 – $45
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Bryn Athyn College
2945 College Drive
Bryn Athyn, PA 19020 United States
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