USCX Series Finale in Falmouth, MA. Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross

By: Marilyn Cullinane  November 04, 2022

RRFCX Attracts Top International Racing Talent; Watch Live on GCN+ as series contenders battle it out at Cape Cod Fairgrounds for the 2022 USCX Series Title

The Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross (RRFCX) is back for a 6th year at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds in Falmouth MA on Friday, November 4th Sunday, November 6th, 2022. Typically scheduled as a two-day event, RRFCX is kicking off race weekend a day early to host the 2022 Pan-American Cyclocross Championships on Friday, November 4th. RRFCX Race Director, Adam Sykes, said, “Cyclocross in New England has a long and storied history and we are honored to continue that tradition. In addition to being the final race of the USCX Series, we are excited to add the 2022 Pan American Cyclo-cross Championships to our block of races.”

This is the first year RRFCX has joined the USCX series, and will proudly be the fourth and final USCX race for the 2022 season. This is also the first year of partnership with New Belgium Brewing, who have joined RRFCX as the official beer sponsor. The team from New Belgium will be on-site all three event days, so 21+ racers and spectators can purchase their Fat Tire Amber Ale and other delicious brews in the RRFCX beer garden, which offers prime viewing of the course.

USCX Series Standings:

Men’s Elite Overall Standings:

1. Vincent Baestaens - Spits CX Team (262 Points)

2. Curtis White – Steve Tilford Foundation Racing (212 Points)

3. Eric Brunner - Blue Competition Cycles p/b Build (193 Points)

4. Michael Van Den Ham – Giant X Easton (158 Points)

5. Kerry Werner – The Kona Adventure Team (124 Points)

    Women’s Elite Overall Standings

    1. Caroline Mani - Alpha Groove Silverthorne (234 Points)

    2. Raylyn Nuss – Steve Tilford Foundation Racing (190 Points)

    3. Auston Killips - Nice Bikes (184 Points)

    4. Annemarie Worst - 777 CX Team (180 Points)

    5. Caitlin Bernstein - Nice Bikes (139 Points)

      On Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, RRFCX will feature its usual lineup of professional and amateur cyclocross races with international ranking points on the line for Elite Junior, Elite under-23, and Elite Women/Men’s races with an upgraded UCI C1 ranking. Equal prize money for women and men will be offered for all elite races on Saturday and Sunday. Registration numbers are tipping 1,700 registered participants to take to the course tomorrow for the Pan-American Cyclocross Championships.

      RRFCX is more than a weekend of bike racing. This is a longstanding community event with food, music, and activities for the whole family. The event is also an opportunity for the Sykes’ to promote and support the great work of the National MS Society and the BikeMS riding club, Team Spinal Tap. Supporting MS research and awareness is important for the family, as Bill’s daughter, sister, and niece are all afflicted.

      Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross on GCN+, Discovery+ & Eurosport

      Live Stream Schedule Saturday C1/Sunday C2

      Race Duration: Women 50 min // Race Duration Men 60 min

      • Women's Elite UCI C1 - start 2:30 EST
      • Men's Elite UCI C1 - start 3:45 EST
      • Women's Elite UCI C2 - start 1:30 EST
      • Men's Elite UCI C2 - start 2:45 EST

      Top Five Course Features for RRFCX:

      -Natural sand pit that can change from hard and fast to slow and loose at a moment’s notice
      -14’ wide planks that are UCI maximum height
      -Tight switchbacks that take riders into a deep three-step set before switching back again and going into the woods.
      -Short section of three “Cap Cod Steps” (formally Belgian Steps)
      -Fast downhill through the wooded picnic area before going into Pit2

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