We're teaming up with our friends over at the Chicago Cuttin Crew for the Cuttin Crew Classic to be the official pre-event on August 22-24 for the 2014 NACCC.
Minnesota is home to over 10,000 lakes, and you are never more than a 10 minute ride from one. It would be a disservice to all if we narrowed Beach Day down to one lake on one day. That's why we are having a group ride to a different beach everyday. If you want to get away from the action or just chill our after your race heat, we'll have a place for you. Our Beach Marshall, Tim "Sticks" Roach, will showcase beaches in various parts of the city and show you were to pick up food and beer along the way. He'll probably get naked too.
Check out the booklet to figure out where to go.photo by France Barbeau
If riding on the track is your thing, we've got a 250 meter world class Velodrome, made of African afzelia wood and banked at 43 degrees, just 20 miles north of Minneapolis. For a $10/head donation to the track, there will be A, B, and possibly C category racing just for NACCC racers. If you haven't ridden on a track beforehand, there will be free track instruction available for anyone who can figure out a way to show up early.
A group ride is leaving at 10:30 am from South Minneapolis up to the Velodrome, if you can get there on time. If you got your own ride to the track, be there at noon. Racing will start at 1 pm. More details on the interwebs here.photo by Jeff Frane
10:30am - Meetup for Bus to Track Day, Holmes Park, 301 4th St SE.
1 pm - Beach Day Group Ride, meetup at Sunrise Cycles, 2901 Blaisdell Ave.
6pm - complimentary dinner for NACCC Participants (catered by Modern Times Cafe) at Peace Coffee 2801 21st Ave S registration will be open, general hangouts, welcome to MPLS.
9pm - Poker Cruise - roll with your freinds, get a drink, take a card, ends at Hexagon Bar 2600 27th Ave S
photo by Ben Hovland
2pm - 8pm - Registration at Alleycat Cycles 1621 HarmonPlace #150. Grill fired up and cooking meat and veggie tubes all afternoon. Stop in, reg up, hang out, eat up.
3pm Industry Forum - get together, share ideas and technology, further our business! In Loring Park, right by Alleycat Cycles
4pm - Beach Day Group Ride leaves from Alleycat Cycles.
8pm - Out of Towner Alleycat, race the street of downtown MPLS. Launches from Alleycat Cycles, naturally.
9pm - Welcome Party at Grumpy's 1111 Washington Ave S
Qualifying day. Get at least a few hours of sleep and get to the northeast early. Show up at 10 am. Don't be a dick.
If you don't do well today you'll get to relax on Sunday and make fun of everyone racing. The race will be on closed streets and will send you round and round picking and dropping packages. Afterwards we'll give you time to go home and get pretty before another alley cat and party 'til the wee hours.
Top qualifiers will be announced at the after party.
10am - 5pm -Qualifiers NE MPLS race course, 8th Ave NE and Marshall St NE
Cargo Race to follow end of qualifiers.
5pm - (or immediately following final qualification heat) first Open Forum at start / finish
8pm til it's over - legendary One on One alley party 117 Washington Ave N, free beer for all registered riders, $1 Tacos from Taco Cat, qualified racers for finals will be posted.
The real deal. If you made it into the main field. Today is the day.
Same race course but maybe we will switch up the checkpoints or the directions or we'll throw tacks all over the course. If you qualifief, show up at 10 am. I'm not fucking around. So, if you want to do well at the main race, keep it in your pants on Saturday night. Show up early, we will not wait for you. Race fast, don't fuck up, don't be rude.
After it's all done we'll give you time to go eat, sleep, shower and get ready for the awards ceremony.
10am - NACCC Final - NE Racecourse
3pm - Open Forum immediately folllowing FINAL.
Group Photo, Skids, Sprints, Trackstand after Open Forum, NE Racecourse
8pm - Awards / Closing Party at Nomad World Pub 501 Cedar Ave
It's Monday. There's no more racing and your day is wide open. You're done making excuses why you didn't win. What now?
Tooooooobin'. It's simple, stupid. We float on tubes in a river. We drink the beer and yell a lot. This is how we unwind.
MEETUP AT PEACE COFFEE, 2801 21ST AVE S.
1. HAVE YOUR BEVERAGES ALREADY. PREPAREDNESS IS KEY.
2. DON'T MISS THE BUS
3. BUS LEAVES AT 9AM
4. DON'T MISS THE BUS
5. DO YOU KNOW HOW SAD YOU WILL BE IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO MISSES THE BUS?
6. WE SERIOUSLY CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH, DON'T MISS THE BUS.