Berger Hardware Bikes

Cycling is a way of life.

Custom Bike Sales, Fitting and Training • Growing Cycling
Road • Cyclocross • Mountain

You see the World Differently on a bike. Berger Hardware Bikes is committed to bringing cycling as a way of life to as many people as humanly possible. We are equally passionate about cycling as a sport, as a mode of transportation, and as a recreation. We offer coaching/training and exercises prescription, as well as custom bicycle fitting and sales. In addition, BHB has a robust and active road and cyclecross team, based in Raleigh, NC but active in Austin, TX, Boston, MA and Ohio. The team races together, but also engages in community events to bring awareness to cycling. We also hold a variety of community events and races which are held regularly in Raleigh, NC.

 

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2018 BHB Cross Central NC

UPDATES!!!! Goldsboro Weekend Cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. Stay safe out there.

#CXCENTRAL

For the most up to date information, please check our Facebook.

2018 BHB Cross Central NC, A 10 Race series in the heart of NC!

 SERIES RULES:

A total of 9 out of the 10 races will be counted toward the BHB Cross Central NC Series. (1 race may be missed or lowest scores dropped).  In the event of a tie, the highest placed rider at the Durham Cycles event (Series Finale) will be considered the winner. If a tie still exists, the winner will be determined according to USAC rules. Riders must compete in at least 7 BHB Cross Central NC Series races to be eligible for the overall Cash and prizes and must be present at the final event to claim their winnings. Thanks in advance for coming out!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Overall Series standings with CASH and PRIZES at the Series Finale in Durham

USAC Rules Apply - Read the Rule book

One day licenses cost $10, and can be purchased online before day of the race

$3.00 fee for numbers.  Please keep them for the whole series. Replacement numbers are $3.00.

Second Race (of the day) = $10.00

Preregister for all the races on USA Cycling. There are buttons below.


STEP UP YOUR RACE DAY PREP

#racedayprep

You know all those insta and FB pictures with your numbers pinned and bike all cleaned up and ready to race with the new tires and sparkly clean paint? Throw a couple of bucks and a few cans of food into the picture, post it with #racedayprep and then bring all those goods to the races to donate.  Every race is a venue for giving back. 

Make grabbing a buck or two, or a couple of cans of food part of your race day prep ritual.
This season we're collecting donations for The Food Ark, Interfaith food Shuttle and USCRI at every race.

Let’s see what the cycling community can do for communities in need.

#racedayprep

Learn all about the organizations here: 

http://www.ligonpta.com/ligon-food-ark-jr/

https://www.foodshuttle.org/

http://refugees.org/

 

PS: Don't forget your helmet, shoes, bike, water, air in your tires!!


Series Sponsors


Registration for Briar Cross in Pittsboro and OCCPRT at Spring Hill, in Raleigh are below!!!

Registration for all other races in the series (coming soon, sorry for the delay)



Make a donation to these amazing organizations.


Series Schedule

Race 1 - Spring Hill Cross @ raleigh - September 8th

all the food donations from the first weekend of racing will being going to The Ligon Food Ark Jr. 

we will also be taking cash and check donations, on-site for the Food Ark Jr. and for USCRI

you can make donations here too:

http://www.ligonpta.com/ligon-food-ark-jr/

We will also be collecting for the USCRI at all of the races in the series

Raleigh, NC #racedayprep

Race 2 - Spring Hill Cross @ Raleigh - September 9th

Cross Country Running Race on The Course!  SEE FLYER!

 

all the food donations from the first weekend of racing will being going to The Ligon Food Ark Jr. 

you can make donations here too:

http://www.ligonpta.com/ligon-food-ark-jr/

We will also be collecting for the USCRI at all of the races in the series

Raleigh, NC #racedayprep

Race 3 - Goldsboro Cup- September 15th

Goldsboro Weekend Cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. Stay safe out there.

Goldsboro, NC #racedayprep

Race 4 - Goldsboro Cup - September 16th

Goldsboro Weekend Cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. Stay safe out there.

Goldsboro, NC #racedayprep

Race 5 - Triangle Velo Briar Chapel - September 22nd

Pittsboro, NC #racedayprep

Race 6 - OCCP @ Spring Hill - SEPTEMBER 23RD

Raleigh, NC #racedayprep

 

Race 7 - Spiritual Spinners Quay Cross - SEPTEMBER 29th

Fuquay Varina, NC #racedayprep

Race 8 - STorm Endurance Thunder Cross - September 30th

Sanford, NC #racedayprep

Race 9 - EC Velo's G'Vegas Cross - October 6th

Greenville, NC #racedayprep

Race 10 - Durham Cycles Cross - October 7th

Durham, NC #racedayprep


Daily Schedule

(Unless posted otherwise, this will be the daily schedule)

8:00am | XC Run! (September 9th Only!)

Day of registration only. Cash or Check. No Late fee. 

9:30am | Masters 40+ 4/5 | 30 minutes

10:15am | Juniors 9-12/Juniors 13-14/Juniors 15-18 | 30 minutes

p/b Constellation Cycling! 

11:00am | Women 4/5 | 30 minutes

11:00am | Women cx5 functional Fitness | 30 minutes

Women CX 5 Functional Fitness* p/b CrossFit Wake Forest!

day-of registration only. no late fee. Cross Central pays for 1/2 of your one-day license!

11:45am | Men 4/5 | 30 minutes

11:45am | Men CX5 functional fitness | 30 minutes

Men CX 5 Functional Fitness* p/b CrossFit Wake Forest!

day-of registration only. no late fee. Cross Central pays for 1/2 of your one-day license!

12:15pm | Kid Race (short lap)

12:30pm | Men Pro/1/2/3 | 50 minutes

1:30pm | Women Pro/1/2/3 | 50 minutes

2:30pm | Men 3/4 | 45 minutes

3:30pm | Masters Women 40+ Pro/1/2/3/4
Masters Women 50+ Pro/1/2/3/4
Masters Women 60+ Pro/1/2/3/4
Masters Men 40+ Pro/1/2/3/4
Masters Men 50+ Pro/1/2/3/4
 Masters Men 60+ Pro/1/2/3/4
45 Minutes

3:30pm | Single Speed Open | 45 Minutes

 

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*Functional Fitness Folks  is for new, CX category 5 racers who are into going to the gym. Their race will start with the  4/5 race and be scored separately. They will be scored against the  others in the CX 5 Functional Fitness category. The will also be scoredagainst the regular Cat 4/5 crowd. There is a category for Women and Men. This will be a USAC sanctioned event (all USAC rules apply), and look for details on our Facebook page for opportunities to come out and practice on the course. 

Cross Central NC will cover 1/2 of the one-day USAC license fee for any new racer that is a current gym membership holder, racing in the Functional Fitness Category!

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2017 Pictures And Results

(let us know if you take any great pictures at the races)


New to Cyclocross?

This series is designed as a fun and welcoming series catering to all types of racers. Most importantly Cross Central is designed as a relaxed but competitive race series with an encouraging and fun atmosphere that should cater well to the beginning racer that wants to try cyclocross racing.  Beginners who may be considering racing cross but do not own a cyclocross specific bike are always welcome to use mountain bikes (without bar ends) and should find this a great series to find mentors and start a first race.

If you are new to cyclocross and have any questions/concerns, please email us or reach out over social media.