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carnival food for sale onsite!

Race #1

Presented by Cahaba Cycles and Bici Coop. Faris is boosting the series once again by supplying the goods for you guys, be sure to thank him. Bici Coop are providing the muscle and time required to make the magic, be sure to stop by the coop if you are around to see what they are all about – equal access!

2011 season is here.

I hope you have been doing intervals, running, dieting, practicing embro application, eating salad, bathing in sand and doing remounts in your yard…because I aint gonna do it for you. This will be the first year we have done a ‘real’ cx season (through January). It should be interesting to see how many can make it through to the end. It should be interesting to see if I make it through to the end.

I have made a few more tweaks to the series rules, MAKE SURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES! Men and women will not be scored seperate for the team comp. Tuscaloosa is double points. Anniston is the State Champ race and there will be badass jerseys for the champs. They will be black.

We have a bunch of new sponsors and some old ones that have stepped forward. Ivan Leonard Chevrolet is the new title sponsor. St. Vincent’s has shown their support again. Back Forty Beer,Brick Alley Bicycles, Enzo’s buttonhole, Thomson and Mountain High outfitters have joined the team. Cahaba Cycles has upped the ante by sponsoring three races, Birmingham Bicycle Company has stepped up to sposor two races. Bike Link is back on board for their third year in a row. Bob’s Bikes has signed up for the second year in a row. Velocity and Wig are back on board doin’ what they do. Chain Reaction Cycles has sponsored for another year despite not having a cross race in their area. Hammer nutrition has been a driving sponsor since we started this thing and they are still giving the goods. Planet Bike, Red Bike Coffee and Twin six are giving up the goods for you again this year as well. The prizes should be plentiful for you this year. Remember to show appreciation to these sponsors as they are the ones making the magic happen for you guys.

Directions to Brookside CX park


I-65 North to Exit 264

Exit ramp off I-65 & under the interstate and past Flying J Gas Plaza
Continue to Drive west on Daniel Payne Drive
At the 2nd traffic signal, turn right onto Coalburg Road

To Brookside Municipal Complex — Drive 7 miles. City Hall, Community Center and Fire Station is on the left before the “t” Intersection onto Bevins-Brookside Road.

To Bensko Ball Park and site of Greenway Festival -Drive 7 miles to a “T” intersection at Sharon Heights Baptist Church At the “T” intersection turn right onto Brookside-Bevins Road
Drive ½ mile to old town Brookside to 4-Way Stop
Go through 4-Way Stop—the road becomes Price Street
Drive one block on Price Street and turn left at stop sign onto Cardiff Street. Follow Cardiff Street making a 90 degree right turn at stop sign into Bensko Park.

Directions from Gardendale

I-65 South
Fieldstown Road Exit

Exit right off I-65 onto Fieldstown Road
Cracker Barrel will be on your left and a Shell Station on your right. Go approx. 4 miles to the end of Fieldstown Road. Turn right onto Brookside-Coalburg Road.

To Brookside Municipal Complex –

Go approx. 4 miles. City Hall, Fire Station and Community Center on the left.

To Bensko Ball Park, site of the Brookside Greenway Festival and Canoe Company

Go approximately 4 miles to “T” intersection at Sharon Heights Baptist Church. At the “T” intersection turn right onto Brookside-Bevins Road
Drive ½ mile to old town Brookside to 4-Way Stop
Go through 4-Way Stop—the road becomes Price Street
Drive one block on Price Street and turn left at stop sign onto Cardiff Street. Follow Cardiff Street making a 90 degree right turn until you reach Five Mile Creek at the Ball Park Bridge.

NOTICE: To find this with MapQuest or Google use this address:

325 Cardiff Street, Brookside, Alabama

From Graysville/U.S. Hwy 78

Exit Hwy 78 at West Jefferson/Flat Top Road and go past U.S. Post Office and Am South Bank. Turn left onto Main Street. At first traffic light turn right onto Cherry Avenue. Go approx 3+ miles traveling under I-22 (Corridor X) road construction. Pass Mtn. View Golf Course sign. Turn left onto Brookside-Cardiff Road which is the next road on your left. Go approx one mile and turn right onto Cardiff Street (bridge crosses Five Mile Creek)
Cardiff Street makes a sharp right 90 degree turn, make a right turn at stop sign into Bensko Park.

From US 78/I-22

Exit US 78 on Brookside Exit travel east on I-22 to Exit 87.(Graysville) Turn Left at intersection on County Road 112 East. Go past Mt. View Golf Course Sign and turn left on Cardiff-Brookside Road. Go 1.2 miles, turn Right onto Cardiff Street.

Go Time

Brookside campout and training

Brookside, Alabama has invited us to come out and use their park for multiple cx races this year. If you haven’t been to John Bensko park you need to get out there and check it out. I think I have either ridden out there with a group or taken the kids out there to ride every weekend for the past two months…it’s that awesome.

The grand opening for the new campground is next weekend 9/9 – 9/10 and we are going to have an official BAMACROSS practice out there on Sunday the 10th at 10am. Camping out on Saturday night is encouraged, I’ll be there with the full Marshall clan. On Sunday we will set up barriers for dismount/mount practice and I will give assistance and answer any questions that newcomers may have about cyclocross racing. We will do barriers for 30min and then have a timed race simulation on a short course to get you acclimated to a 45 min effort on dirt. Brookside will have a festival going on at the same time, so it will be friendly for the whole fam as well as the rowdy crowd. If you don’t live close to Bham and haven’t had a chance to ride the course….this is your chance.

The park has bathrooms, showers, playground, hiking trails, creek beach, rope swing…

If you are planning to join us camping, make reservations with the town of Brookside. Primitive site is 10 bucks and improved sites are 20.

Let’s get it on!


Omar, Jan, Driskell, JD, Barton, Malone, Stanley, Laythan, Campbell, Zach, Hubbard, Jacks, Schmidt, Woods, Cross

If you haven’t, why not?

Series Rules

Rules have been updated. Let the strategery commence.

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There will be a few changes this season, most of you already know about…more races, longer season, single speed category. I will be doing some ‘tweaking’ to the points structure to integrate some of these changes. The cat 3’s will once again race with the 1,2’s but they will be scored seperate and have their own competition. The single speed cat will have their own cat as well with some substantial points getting. The 3’s point structure will be formed for potential upgrading in mind as per usual. But, the single speed cat points will be non-transferable. The team competition has become one of the more interesting focuses for bamacross from my perspective and I want the great feel that we have at all of our races to benefit from this competition. I’ve thrown several ideas around on this topic…best grill out, costume points, volunteer points…I’ll have a twist this year that I hope will benefit the ‘scene’ and give even the small teams a fighting chance to go for glory (aka – the badass trophy).

That being said, we have a huge year planned and I am more excited about the opportunities being offered than ever before. Last year we had a great opportunity presented to us by Hugh Stump in Gadsden and this year the Mayor of Brookside is on board with our little thing. I hope you all are as excited as I am for the 2011 season.




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