Schedule 12:00pm - Onsite race number pickup opens 12:30pm - course open for inspection 2:00pm - Amateur Men Cat 4/5 3:00pm - Masters Men 50+ 1/2/3/4 3:01pm - Masters Men 60+ 1/2/3/4 3:45pm - Kids Parade 4:00pm - Elite Women Cat 1/2/3 4:01pm - Masters Women Cat 1/2/3/4 4:02pm - Amateur Women Cat 4/5 4:50pm - 9/11 Ceremony 5:00pm - Elite Men Cat 1/2/3
Venue, Directions, & Parking Race Venue - Dane Street Beach Dane Street Beach/Lyons Park/Lothrop Street Athlete Parking - Lynch Park Having an amazing course so close to downtown, means that parking at the race course is a challenge. However, there are ample nearby parking options available for this event. Athlete parking for this event is at Lynch Park, Beverly MA. There are plenty of parking spots available at this location. Spectator Parking Spectators will be encouraged to park at the many downtown parking locations or along Buttman Street. Dane Street Beach is a short walk from downtown. Warming up Besides warming up on the course as described above, the following are great options for warming up:
Setup your trainer in a Club Row spot (see info below).
Setup your trainer in the parking venue near your vehicle.
Route 127 is a lovely ride and easily accessible from the parking area.
Club Row Clubs can purchase tent space right on the course to use as a home base, warm-up, hang out. Tents will have easy access to the start and finish lines. Teams may purchase one or two 10x10 spots through BikeReg. Spaces are limited. Restrooms There are rest rooms available at event parking and at the race venue.
Parking Venue (Lynch Park): There are bathrooms located behind the auditorium. Porta potties are also available.
Race Venue (Dane Street Beach/Lyons Park): A bathroom is located near the beer tent just near the beach. Porta potties are also located at the northern and southern ends of the start/finish area on Lothrop Street.
Kids Parade Continuing a Beverly tradition, GPBcx will host a free Kids Parade between the Masters and Women's races. Misc Notes This amazing venue is a gem and we are incredibly lucky to have access for this event. Please do not start organizing cross practices at the venue. The park and beach are heavily used by Beverly residents. There are plenty of North Shore areas more appropriate for training for this event. As this is a first year event, we really want the bike racing community to put their best foot forward. Please be mindful when changing into/out of race clothing. City leaders expressed concern that participants all respect that this event takes place in a neighborhood park. Rules Licensing and Rules This event is held under USA Cycling permit (2021-3987) and governed by USAC rules. USAC scale of penalties apply to the respective races. A domestic USA Cycling license is acceptable for all categories, and are run under USAC rules. Mountain bikes without bar ends are allowed. Registration: There is no day-of-race registration. Number pickup opens at 12:00pm and closes 30 minutes before each event. Waitlists: Pre-reg Waitlists will remain closed for each category until that actual category has filled to its field limit. Once a category is filled the online waitlist will open. When signing up for a waitlist, you will not be charged until transferred into a category here on BikeReg (you will receive an email notification). Please note waitlist charge dates are after online pre-reg closes to accomodate late withdrawals. Day-Of wait-list protocol: 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start of each race category, sign-in for pre-registered riders will close. At that point, any unclaimed start spots will be given away in order of waitlist registration date/time. Racers must be present at registration in order to be given a number. Your credit card on file here on BikeReg will not be charged on race day at the venue. Please bring cash or credit/debit card. Combined categories Elite Women Cat 1/2/3, Masters Women 40+ Cat 2/3/4, Amateur Women Cat 4/5 will race on the course at the same time, but will be staged and scored separately (1-2 minutes apart, as decided by race officials on race day). Call Ups/Start Order Races will be lined-up in the starting grid via the following methods:
Amateur Men 4/5 - Staged together by Crossresults.com ranking
Masters 50+, 60+ Men - Separate fields staged 1-2 minutes apart depending on course. Staged by crossresults.com ranking
Elite Women (Cat 1,2,3), Masters Women 40+, Amateur Women (Cat 4/5) - Separate fields for Elite Women, Masters Women, and Amateur Women staged 1-2 minutes apart depending on course. All categories staged by crossresults.com ranking
Elite Men (Cat 1,2,3) Staged by crossresults.com ranking
Course Preview Riders may ride the course from 12:30pm until 1:50pm. Riders will also have approximately 15 minutes between races for course preview. The Race Director may alter this if last minute course prep dictates. The Race Announcer will let riders know when it is safe and acceptible for course riding. Please do not pre-ride the course on Friday or on the morning of the event. Staff will be working on the course. Riders who chose to ride the course either while a race is occurring or when staff have expressly stated the course is closed may be removed from their start. Course Map A course map will be released a week before the event. All participants will receive an email notification. Racing Age Your racing age for the 2021-22 cyclocross season is the actual age you will be on December 31, 2022. Equipment Mountain bikes without bar ends will be allowed (per USAC rules). Pit Access Only authorized personnel are allowed access to the equipment pit. The Pit Official will have full authorization to deny access to any person who interferes or hinders operations in the pit. The Pit is not a spectator spot. Anti-Doping All races are conducted under USADA anti-doping regulations. GP Beverly Cyclocross is part of the USA Cycling RaceClean program. Riders may be tested and selections for doping control will be posted on the Results Board. Doping control station is marked on the map.