Last week USA Cycling was proposing legislation to try to help hold down the costs for juniors by restricting the equipment they could race on. Now it costs $75 for juniors to race the National Cyclocross Championships if they enter the race at the venue. That is just ridiculous. The other entries are just plain wrong too. This is our governing body that is supposedly promoting the race for us, or having it promoted for us by someone else, and it costs a minimum of $65 to race if you are over the age of 18 and not in college. And all this is for no prize money. The Tulsa Tough entry fee is less than this and there is a $100,000 prizelist. It is a racket. I’m pretty sure that the first Nationals I raced in Milwaukee on the road, the entry was free. Definitely less than $5. Back then it was about the sport. I guess it is just all about the money now.
So, if you plan on racing Cyclocross Nationals in Bend, you should enter by tomorrow, click here, or you’re going to be paying a lot more. Stupid.