Saturday, August 11, 2012

2012 Arkansas Super-Prestige

The 2012 Arkansas Super-Prestige (ASP) cyclocross points series will be contested over eight races in central and northwest Arkansas, running from October through December. Medals will be awarded three-deep in five race classes---Open, Women, Fours (USA Cycling CX category 4), Masters (40+), and Juniors (18-)---and the overall highest-scoring team will be awarded the Arkansas Cyclocross Cup.
The 2012 ASP is co-sponsored by Arkansas Cycling & Fitness, CARVE, Chainwheel, The Community Bicyclist, Phat Tire Bike Shop, Spokes, and Leborne Coaching. Thanks to their generous support, the ASP will be awarding $900 $1100 to the top Open and Women's class racers:
Open payout: $150 / 130 / 120 / 110 / 100 / 90
Women's payout: $150 / 130 / 120

Cyclocross ("CX", "cross") is a 30- to 60-minute bicycle race covering a roughly one-mile closed circuit of mixed terrain including pavement, grass, gravel, and dirt. Racers are forced to dismount and portage their bikes over a variety of hurdles, log-piles, or steep ravines, earning the sport its reputation as "the steeplechase of cycling." Because of its unique challenges and spectator-friendly nature, cross is the fastest growing form of bike racing in the U.S.

The ASP season opens with a weekend of racing in Little Rock. On Saturday, October 13, the ASP Night Race takes over Kanis Park for fast and exciting racing under the lights, followed on Sunday with Reservoir Cross, over a tough, hilly, rocky circuit in Reservoir Park. The entire season is listed below.

Bookmark for the latest ASP news, a complete set of series rules, and ongoing coverage of the races.

Date Location Presented by
Oct 13 Little Rock ASP Night Race CARVE
Oct 14 Little Rock Reservoir Cross The Community Bicyclist
Nov 3 Fayetteville Highroller's Cyclocross Adventure Highroller Cyclery
Nov 4 Fayetteville De Pijp's Smoke & Suds De Pijp Cycling Team
Nov 11 Russellville Old Post Cyclocross Poppa Wheelies
Nov 25 Little Rock Turkey Burn CARVE
Dec 2 Bentonville Phat Tire Cyclocross Phat Tire Bike Shop
Dec 9 Little Rock Series Closer CARVE

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