By Bill Plock
If you race cyclocross you have probably been to Stem Ciders Acreage in Lafayette for some racing–and hopefully some delicious food and of course a cold cider. But if trying cyclocross racing is something you have contemplated, the Stem Ciders racing team has added some tasty options to the 2022 cyclocross menu.
Stem Ciders Racing is offering two days of racing this year, plus four mid-week course ride-in happy hour sessions. The idea is on Saturday September 24th there is a more casual self seated wave race– A, B, and C. A is for more avid athletes, B is for recreational riders and C is for beginners and/or women only. There is also a wave for juniors. There is a 5k run on the course as well for those that want a different challenge.On Sunday the 25th there is a standard category race like in years past. You can register for all the weekend events HERE
But wait there is more. There are also four weekday “happy hour ride in’s” at no charge. A perfect opportunity to check out the course. They are September 13th, 15th, 20th and 22nd. There is a separate registration found HERE
Says Damon Brandt, Stem Ciders Racing Director and member of the the Colorado Cycling Board, “We are trying to get new people to try this fun venue and sport so we are running a more relaxed and approachable race day on Saturday. It’s no licenses, memberships, or experience required. And also with the mid-week “ride in’s” at no charge people can try the course out in a relaxed atmosphere.”