Huntersville NC. Written by Jon Clark
The North Meck Cyclocross Series kicked off Tuesday night in Huntersville with great weather and a fast dry course for the opening round. For the fourth year of this USAC sanctioned training series, promoter Neal Boyd used a similar course setup from previous years- featuring traditional barriers, wooden stair- step run-ups, and a short gravel section near one of the softball fields. The course winds through several flat grassy areas, but takes advantage of some sidehills and off-camber sections as well. North Meck Park has lights for the softball and soccer fields, and the course is well-lit for night racing.
The series is well supported by three local bike shops- Cool Breeze Cyclery/ Trek Bicycle Store, Queen City Bicycles, and Carolina Bicycle Company- and all three had team riders on the podium throughout the evening.
The first race had two groups starting at 6pm- CX Masters 35+ followed one minute later by CX4.