Iron Cross XIV Is Coming!
RIDE DATE: November 5, 2017, in Williamsport, PA
Iron Cross XV. XX/XX/2017
Registration: Open Now!
Iron Cross, Williamsport expands the IC legend to an incredible experience that further blurs the lines of this cycling experience. Is it gravel? Trail? Adventure? Paved? It is all of it and it is the category defining, Iron Cross – it set the stage for the explosion of “all roads” riding that is sweeping the cycling world. There is nothing else quite like it. The dozens of great restaurants, bars, hotels and family entertainment options in the Williamsport and S. Williamsport area add just what is needed to take an incredible course and turn it into a spectacular event.
The new course is the perfect mix of gravel, double track, single track, pavement, and a little bit of “run-up” that creates this adventure unlike any other.
It’s been two years since we last gnashed teeth on the start line. From the IC race report, 2015: In the end, with three ‘cross bikes dominating the top three steps of the men’s podium in 2015 and miles out front (we all sat down and had a beer before mountain bikes showed up) and on top of the women’s podium too we didn’t change much for 2016. We added a bit of trail and dirt through the water authority to bring you back toward town and took out the most technical rocky bits from the 3rd/4th Gap area of the course. We’re continuing to improve upon what makes Iron Cross legendary! We brought Ultracross to North America, created the “all-roads” event even if that wasn’t a thing yet, and Iron Cross, Williamsport continues our tradition of creating the best of the breed by including an incredible variety of road, gravel, doubletrack and a bit of singletrack into the mix.
Horse Path is already giving Wigwam a run for the title of “Best Run Up Ever” with the new version of Larry’s Tavern the best I’ve seen. And amazing new spots in the Tiadaghton forest with names like The Vandyke, Route 44, Walters Rd and Webster Trail are already gaining reputations comparable to the loved/infamous Hogshead Rd and Lippencote Trail.
A further expansion of the weekend events included fun gravel ride options supporting Susquehanna Valley Velo Club and the local PA Interscholastic League Team. Other events through the weekend included a welcome on Friday night and family friendly scavenger hunts by bike and foot through Williamsport, exploring a history steeped in nation building lumber operations and Little League Baseball.
Get ready for the next edition, bring the family, bring your friends — you’ll love Iron Cross in Williamsport, PA!
Can’t wait to see you for the 14th Edition of North America’s Original Ultracross Race!
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“Due to your support our events have raised more than $30,000.00 for PA trails and the effort to launch the PA Interscholastic Cycling League. Please help us to continue to support these efforts by coming out and having some fun at our events and by donating directly to the PA League PAMTB.ORG.”
*We’re totally about to get confused on all this XXIVVIZDEJJJ stuff. Just so you know.