Racing on Hallowed Grounds, and Past Sleepy College Students!


Ghosts CX, presented by the Northampton Cycling Club and the UMass Amherst Cycling Club, is a fun event right on UMass Amherst’s campus, a great event for everyone from beginner to pro.




When: Saturday, October 21, 2023

Location: Orchard Hill, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003

Course Description: The Ghosts CX race is back again to present the flowiest cyclocross race on the calendar. Race on the same grounds of Adam Myerson’s first American UCI race, and where many cyclocross legends dismounted and crushed apples under their tubulars! The 1.6 mile course has everything you want, speed, flow, technical features, downhill grey water slalom, and – due to lack of sand pit – a fierce dropped apple feature.


  • Pre-registration ends at 5:30pm on Saturday, 10/1. Day-of registration is available with a $10 fee for all races.
  • All NCC Members get a discount on Registration!
  • One day licenses available for Cat 5/Novice Men & Women for $10
  • Racers may enter an additional race for $10!
  • Riders must register 30 min prior to their event
  • We don’t want the cost of reg to deter anyone from racing. Use our sliding scale registration to pay what you can. Register for your respective category within the sliding scale reg. Contact us if you have questions!


Register for Ghost CX


Volunteers Needed: Volunteers make local races happen so please consider coming to help out with whatever you can. As a bonus this year, all volunteers will receive a free T-shirt as a way for us to show our appreciation.


Volunteer for Ghost CX


New to Bike Racing? Register for our cyclocross racing clinic at 8:00 am on race day that is taught by friendly local bike racers. Learn the basics to help you enjoy your race! Beginner races, the Cat 5/Novice, follows shortly after, so use
those new skills!

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