By Tom Hoogendyk
Published 09/30/2022; Updated 09/30/2022

The NCC and UMass Amherst Cycling Club are putting on a cyclocross race, Ghost CX, this Sunday at UMass, and racing is free for all juniors.

There is still time to pre-registered for riders of all ages. Don’t forget that NCC members get $10 off registration with our discount code.

Ghost CX is also looking for volunteers. The organizers need help setting up the CX course on Saturday, and volunteers for the Ghosts CX race on Sunday. Come by any time after 9 AM on Saturday for any amount of time to help them set up the course. On race day they are looking for some help at the registration tent, roamers (who check the course to fix tape during the race and report crashes), and our Podium Miesters (who hand out the podium prizes)!

There are categories for kids 3 years of age to 18:

Juniors at 11:45am (30 minutes or around 3 laps on the big course):

  • Boys 13-18
  • Girls 13-18

Kids at 12:20pm (1 lap on the big course):

  • Girls and boys 9-12
  • Girls and boys 6-8

Kids at 12:25pm (separate small course made by me (Tom)):

  • Girls and boys 3-9

Registration is free on Bikereg (deadline is 5:30pm on Saturday). Day-of registration will be available for $10 (3-9 year olds still race free and can just show up anytime before the race starts).

I hope some of you can make it to the races this weekend!