Pirate Race Productions and the Wilkesboro Tourism Development Authority are excited to announce the Second Annual Wilkesboro Cyclocross Festival, a full day of bicycle racing on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the “SewerFest” campground in Wilkesboro.
Part of the North Carolina Cyclocross Series, the race is only a two hour drive from the UCI Kingsport Cup professional race the prior day. The event will offer racing categories for every age and ability, including a free kiddie race and a special mountain bike category for only $10.
This exciting event is FREE for spectators.
Over 200 people are expected to participate in eight separate races, including some of the nation’s top pros fighting to qualify for the national championships in January.
“SewerFest” as it is often referred to, is the most popular campground for Wilkesboro’s annual MerleFest music festival. Traditional music fans from around the world return to the campground year after year because of its pastoral beauty along a high ridge above the Yadkin River.
The campground will offer racer and spectators a fun course featuring gravel roads, terraced grassy campsites, and steep slopes that will offer screaming descents, tough climbs, and loads of off-camber twisty challenges.
While cyclocross racers are notorious for embracing the most miserable racing conditions, the venue features hot showers in a heated bath house just steps from the finish line.
Wilkes County offers numerous quality and affordable hotels and inns, and loads of great cycling and other activities you and your family can enjoy. There is great shopping and restaurants in downtown Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro, both situated right around the corner from the race. Located just off US-421 only a few miles from I-77, getting to the race is a safe and easy drive regardless of the weather.
The Wilkesboro Cyclocross Festival is one of many events that make Wilkes County the premier destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The area is home to the Kerr Scott IMBA Epic mountain bike trails, and an extensive network of bicycle routes where cyclists can enjoy the incomparable scenery of the Foothills on quiet country roads. Wilkes County: we’ll take your breath away… or let you catch it.
For more information about participating in or attending the event, contact race director Andrew Stackhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org