2016 Carpenter Park Preview

October 13, 2016


In case you have been living under a rock we will be at 770 Navajo Dr at the former Woodland Elementary School… Still in Carpentersville, but NOT Carpenter Park and NOT Randall Oaks Park. Please let all of your friends still using Netscape know.

  • This is another new venue for everyone, so please take it easy and help out if and where needed.
  • Even though its not actually in Carpenter Park we’re going to revert to and use the hashtag #carpenterCX since we’re back in Carpentersville.
  • Preliminary staging will be posted here: https://goo.gl/OQdkfC
  • Numbers will still go on your left.
  • Kiddie Cross at noon! Parents need to sign a waiver. Ages 10 and under. 5 age groups: 2 and under, 3-4 y/o, 5-6 y/o, 7-8 y/o, 9-10 y/o.
  • Sorry, no petting zoo this year.
  • Food offerings: Dave’s Slow Food and Jim’s Dogs and Brats.
  • Drinking water is on site.
  • Weather: The forecast says overcast and 20% change of rain during the day, but rain the night before and after. Temps in the mid 60’s, so please plan and dress appropriately.
  • No Alcohol permitted on the property.
  • Parking: The school has a small lot so an area will remain open for tent drop off, plenty of street parking surrounding the school – please respect the posted parking signs. If need be, the Sunny Hill School lot is available on Helm Rd.
  • The Course: Runs clockwise. The Squatches over at Main Street Bicycles have managed to put down their beer cans for a long enough period of time in order to lumber around every inch of this modest territory, once reserved for small children, and bring you an adult sized course full of woodland adventures.  It’s sure to grow a thick coat of fur on those finely shaven road legs. Course map below should be unlocked soon.

2015 Randall Oaks Park Preview

October 15, 2015
  • #RandallOaksCX
  • Preliminary staging will be posted here.
  • This is a one-off CX venue as we wait for the dust to settle at Carpenter Park, so a rare chance to race the rolling hills of Randall Oaks. If you have trouble reading maps, search for the “Randall Oaks Petting Zoo” or set your GPS to 1180 North Randall Road, West Dundee, IL 60118.
  • Randall Oaks Park is hosted by Main St. Bicycles Sasquatch Squadron (owned by CCC series director and all-round awesome guy Jeff Provisor). Main Street Bicycles started  hosting their event in 2005!
  • Registration is on the South side of the park.
  • Bib #’s always on your left.
  • No dirt rollers, or corn maze, but a great variety of rollers to conquer, with a good mix of speed, off camber, and punchy climbs.
  • The driveway that takes you to the parking area is one way, and crosses the course twice in close succession, so please drive slowly and watch for the course marshal’s directions.
  • Parking will be a little tight, so please carpool if you can.
  • Dave’s Slow-Food will be serving up their awesome fare.
  • There is a no alcohol policy in the park, please respect park rules.
  • Porta-johns will be near registration.
  • There is a fee to visit the petting zoo, but there is a nice playground near the course and potentially a kiddie Strider event hosted by the park.
  • The Course: Obviously totally different from past years since the event is in a different park.