Monday, February 17, 2014

Round #2 is in the books and planning for Round #3- Beer, it's the luck of the Irish. is on......

We had an amazing turnout for the second round of our four round winter cross series this Sunday. It was an amazing crowd. We had people paying riders to eat twinkies whole on the start line, there were beer hand ups, doughnuts, twinkies, brownies, cash, and lots of kissing! We had a truly Belgium style back section that was technical and covered with snow and ice with a good mix of grass, pavement, and more snow and ice. All of our points have been tallied and you can download the latest update to points by clicking here. Want to thank all of our awards sponsors Obermeyer Honda Yamaha Suzuki of Jasper, IN, Mean Muggin Movers of Rockport, IN, Walnut Studio, Legend's of Evansville, IN and Owensboro, KY, The Sufferfest, and Be Real Sports!

Big shout out to the toughest rider of the day, Cody Clark 9 yrs old, going on a strong 10, he came out ran with the big boys in the Open Beginner and took top spot in the Under 12 Junior Category, He even stayed in front of quite a few of the adult beginners. Great job to Cody!!

Also, big thank you's go out to Rockport City Parks Board, the City of Rockport, Larry Myles of Be Real Sports, Keith Obermeyer of Obermeyer Honda Yamaha Suzuki, all the members of the Rockport Bicycle Group(gang), my lovely fiance Marcie, and every single person who came out to attend or participate. Without you this could never happen!

Look for some photo's and video's to be posted here soon! If anyone would like to start writing up race coverage and reviews, please contact me at and until next time, see you on March 16th!!!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Online Registration is up in 5 Days for race #2!!!!

Go on over to BikeReg and get signed up now or come down early Sunday morning to sign up in person! Looking for a great event full of love, beer, and we all know with those two come happiness! Celebrate, ride your bicycle, and have a wonderful time with us on February 16th!! Remember come early! We are on CST and there is free course ride time until 11am!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Top 4 Finishers!

We ar every pleased that thanks to all of our sponsors...
 Legends, The Sufferfest, Midwest Graphix, Walnut Studiol, Obermeyer Honda Yamaha-Suzuki, Mean Muggin Movers, Velo Ink, and local artist Todd Derr we are going to be awarding prizes to our top four finishers in all categories!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Thanks to Midwest Graphix

We now have Long Sleeve T's and Koozies for sale.....

and yes the shirts are long sleeve... these are just proofs

visit Midwest Graphix

February 16th- Bicycles R 4 Lovers

So, I've really been slacking and needing to update this blog. Anyway, our next race is coming up fast! The course will be slightly different and possibly have a spiral of death. Looks like it may be a little colder and a chance of snow and ice, so we may be looking at a true Belgium style cross race!
One cool feature for this race will be a ride through kissing booth and hand up area on the north side of the parking lot. This feature is being sponsored by Walnut Studio so be sure to bring your loved one or ride through wisely. As always if you don't want a kiss there will be beer and shots available! Another Valentine's feature will be our couples fun race. The two person team will complete one lap each for a fun race at the end of the day.

Also want to thank Velo Ink for hooking us up with some sweet decals. We will have some free decals as well as decals for sale. Also, Midwest Graphix for hooking us up with some sweet long sleeve shirts and koozies!

Stay tuned.... there will be more updates through this weekend. I promise!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Point's Standings- Excel Format


Here are the points standings after first round. The document is excel format. If you have any questions please email

Also note, the cash class entry was lowered for riders wanting to do multiple classes. We can no longer allow people to race Intermediate and Beginner or Intermediate and Elite. You cannot race multiple skill level classes unfortunately.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The first race of the series is upon us!

So just a few short hours until online registration for the first race of the series will close. There will still be on-site registration available on Sunday. Try to be there at a decent time as we will begin racing at 11am CST. If you want to arrive early the course will be available for pre-ride from 10am-11am. Also, the Community Building will be open with tables, chairs, and restrooms. This will be at the parking lot of the event and right near the starting area and the pit area. The parks board will be selling water, gatorade, snacks, fruit, and pizza to help raise money to create more cycling trails and paths within the city so support them as you can! We look forward to seeing everyone and having a great time. If you have any questions please email, txt, or call. Gary Bentley- (270) 320-6252

Sunday, January 12, 2014

4 Days left for pre-registration and big thanks to our sponsors!!!

With only four days left in our pre-registration, the Open Beginner class is really starting to stack up. If you feel like you are a competitive cyclist then maybe this class is not for you. Everyone will have the option to move classes before the event starts and if you are leading your class by a huge margin you will be ask to move up to a faster category. We want to keep this fun for everyone and winning is not the point. It is to have fun! Thanks to our wonderful sponsors we will be able to give the top four of each category some awards!!! Q7 Cycling Apparel has put up a high quality jersey and some sweet merchandise to give everyone a reason to push hard! RoadID has provided us with some excellent bib numbers and gift certificates so that everyone in 3rd place will be able to continue training and stay safe out on the road! Affinity Insurance/Communications-Radioshack of Rockport, IN will also be donating awards to us for our finishers! VeloInk hooked us up with some sweet decals for Rockport Rampage and every person finishing on the podium will get one of these 4 decal sets! There is still lots more to come! Let us know how you are doing and if you have any questions don't hesitate to call me (Gary Bentley) at 270-320-6252

Sunday, January 5, 2014


So, thanks to our sponsors and everyone for being involved. Just wanted to announce that we will be awarding prizes to the top four finishers in each category. Regardless of registration numbers the top four in each category will leave with something special. We will be flying the Sufferlandrian flag high on the day of the first race in honor of the minions. They have sent a special download of 'Hell Hath No Fury' for all fourth place finishers. So, maybe you finished just off the podium. Go get your download, train, train, and come back for race #2 and show everyone that suffering will take you to the top of the podium!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Only 14 days till the event, Only 12 days left to pre-register!

So, of course we are offering registration the day of the event but pre-registration allows for planning of funds in order to provide a more fun and more efficient race day. Either way we will be happy to see you on two wheels and having fun on our course. We have been working with local riders of all paces, ages, types of riding, and ideas. Also, big thanks to Todd Nix, River City Racing of Owensboro, and Be Real Sports for coming out donating their time and energy to help give ideas on what will make great use of our features. Given the experience behind these riders we will be offering a very fun and exciting course for every type of rider on any bicycle. There will be off cambers, timber crossings on uphills/off cambers, lots of grass to create the desired resistance for suffering, wood chip sections, run ups, barriers, gravel, pavement, mud and water. Of course for the over 21 riders bourbon and beer!(bring your coolers) We are truly excited about this first season of cyclocross in Rockport, Indiana and to my knowledge the first cross race in our immediate region. Big thanks out to our sponsors: The Lens Factory, Midwest Graphix, Brick Oven Pizza, VeloInk, WalnutStudio, The Sufferfest, Affinity Insurance, Legends, RoadID, and Q7 Cycling Gear! remember to pre-register at See you at the gate!