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Friday Course Preview

The race course will be open on Friday from 5pm until 7pm for racers interested in previewing Saturday's race course. Course is subject to change based on UCI official's review.

Registration and number pick-up will be available starting Saturday morning at 8am in the main building at Angell Park Speedway.  Registration will be available until 30 minutes prior to your event (60 minutes for Elite races).  Sunday registration also opens at 8am.  Please bring your USAC or UCI license with you whether you are pre-registered or registering on-site.


Planet Bike Cup sponsor featured in local paper

Becker Law Office owner Don Becker was featured in this week's Isthmus recreation column.  Don Becker has long been involved in supporting local recreation opportunities and premiere events including events such as the American Birkebeiner ski race.  Don started sponsoring local cyclocross events a few years ago after getting to know Renee Callaway through skiing.  His continued support is most appreciated.  Becker Law Office specializes in Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income cases.  Read about Don's involvement in local recreation online.


Pre-registration closes Thurs, Sept 25 at 11am Central Time

Save yourself some money and our volunteers some hassle by pre-registering at BikeReg.com.  Day-of registration is available for a $10 additional cost starting at 8am on Saturday (no extra fee for Junior riders).  Registration will close 30 minutes before race start (60 minutes for elite racers).  Number pick-up also starts Saturday at 8am.  Registration and number pick-up will be in the Angell Park Speedway's main building.


Bicycles invade the speedway in Sun Prairie, WI on September 27 and 28

Sun Prairie, WI, September 21, 2008 - An impressive field of bike racers from throughout the US as well as Canada and Switzerland will be in attendance at Jonathan Pageís Planet Bike Cup on September 27 and 28 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI.   This weekend of internationally sanctioned cyclocross racing will bring top amateur and elite racers from throughout the Midwest, California, Oregon, Colorado, Canada and Switzerland.

The elite menís field will be headlined by Planet Bikeís Jonathan Page, a multiple national champion and the 2006 world silver medalist.  Fresh off wins at the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival and the opening day of cyclocross racing in Michigan Page has to be favored to win the race bearing his name.  However, to win his namesake race he will have to content with Todd Wells (GT) and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com).  Johnson is the current National Champion and was the bronze medalist at the 1999 World Championship as an Under 23 rider.  Wells contested the Olympic mountain bike race in Beijing and would like to take the wins for his sponsor, GT, who is headquartered in Madison, WI.    The field will also contain two young up and coming Swiss riders, Yves Corminboef and Guillame Dessibourg, who are starting their season racing in the US.    Added to the mix will be top Wisconsin series racers like Marko Lalonde (Planet Bike) which should make for an exciting event for local fans.   

 The elite womenís field will feature former US national team member Sarah Kerlin (HRS/Rock Lobster) and Canadian national team member Natasha Elliott  (EMD Serano/Stevens).  They wil l be up against the best Midwestern elite women.  Top riders from Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska will be in attendance including 2007 Wisconsin cyclocross champion Kristin Wentworth (Planet Bike) and Junior National Champion Anna Young (Planet Bike).   They will be joined by top Nebraska cyclocrosser Sydney Brown (Team Revolution) , 2007 Illionois champion Devon Haskell (The Pony Shop) and 2007 Minnesota champion Linda Sone (Ridely Factory Team).

Amateur racing will take place throughout the day on the same course as the elite riders.  Amateur racing begins at 9:15 AM both days.  The elite womenís race takes place at 1:45 PM and the elite men race at 2:45 PM.  A free kidís race will be held on Saturday, September 27 at 11:30 AM.


Wisconsin's UCI cyclocross weekend slated for Sept 27 and 28

On September 27 and 28 cyclocross will overtake the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin for an exciting weekend of UCI-level racing. The weekend will kick off the Planet Bike Wisconsin Cycling Association Cyclocross Series.

In this first time UCI weekend, local Wisconsin stars like Jesse and Marko LaLonde (Planet Bike) and Brian Matter (Gear Grinder) will challenge out of town competitors vying for UCI points. Visiting notables include Planet Bikeís Jonathan Page who will be looking to win his namesake race.  However, he will be challenged by the likes of Todd Wells (GT) and Jonathan Baker.   A strong contingent of Swiss riders will also be in town looking to steal away the top podium spots from the American riders.


In the elite womenís race, Kristin Wentworth (Planet Bike) and Anna Young (Planet Bike) will be looking to take the wins for the home team.  Chicago-based riders Devon Haskell (Pony Shop) and Holly Klug (Killjoy) will be looking to take some points back to Illinois and Linda Sone (Ridley) will be leading the charge for Minnesota.  However, Sarah Kerlin (HRS/Rock Lobster) will pose a serious challenge as will Natasha Elliott (EMD Serano/Stevens) both with strong international racing experience.  The race's host team, Capitol Velo Club, will also be fielding a strong contingent of riders in Amanda Pischke, Michele Ericsson, Shannon Holmes and Renee Callaway.  On Saturday look for local mountain bike stars like Abby Strigel (Polska) to add some excitement to the women's race as well.


Registration opens August 10 for Jonathan Page's Planet Bike Cup

Madison, Wisc.- August 6, 2008 - Jonathan Page's Planet Bike Cup, a UCI C2 cyclocross race in Sun Prairie, WI, opens for registration on Sunday, August 10 at 7am central time.  Registration will be available online at BikeReg.com.

Jonathan Page's Planet Bike cup will take place September 27 and 28 at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, WI.  Sun Prairie is located just east of Madison, WI - the home of Planet Bike.

Jonathan Page's Planet Bike Cup is sponsored by Planet Bike, Williamson Bicycle & Fitness, Harlot Wear, Lawton & Cates, and Becker Law Office.

Volunteers Still Needed

Want to get help out at the races?  We still have a few more volunteer positions.  We could use Registration volunteers Saturday as well as one person for Sunday from Noon-2pm.  In addition, we could use course marshalls for the morning races.  For the creative types (or anyone who can point a camera at racers) we have need for someone to shoot video footage (MadCross's camera provided) at any point during the weekend.  Early Saturday morning we could use a couple of people on parking patrol.  In addition, anyone with First Aid training or medical training  we could use to back up our current volunteers.  Volunteers get Renee and John's undying gratitude as well as invited to the exclusive Volunteer Appreciation Party (complete with food, drink and schwag raflfle) to be held at the luxurious MadCross headquarters.  Email Renee if you want to help out.


Free Kid's Race to be held on Saturday at 11:30am

Kid's too young to race with the Juniors on the full race course will have the opportunity to do their own race on Saturday at 11:30am.  The race will be held on a special kid's course on the infield of the speedway track.  This race is free although a parent or guardian's signature will be needed on the waiver form and helmets will be required.  All participants will receive a medal so bring the kids along and let them race.  In addition, a huge playground is available next to the race course to keep the kids entertained while parents race and spectate.


Market Street Diner to provide race day food

Local restaurant Market Street Diner will be onsite at Angell Park Speedway to provide food throughout the weekend.  A variety of items will be for sale near the course to make it easier to stick around and cheer for friends and out-of-towners.  Check out the great menu.  Market Street Diner will also be providing gift certificates for prizes for some lucky racers.


Cyclocross Magazine announces sponsorship

Cyclocross Magazine has signed on as one of the sponsors of Jonathan Page's Planet Bike Cup.  If you aren't already a subscriber then you are missing out.  Cyclocross magazine has all the dirt (and mud) on the US cyclocross racing scene.  Whether you want to learn more about the top athletes, find out more about racing series or read product reviews then this is the magazine for you.  Cyclocross Magazine also has a forum and social networking area  Find out more at the Cyclocross Magazine website.


Jonathan Page's Planet Bike Cup to feature equal prize money for women and men

Women racers from Juniors up to Elites will be racing for the same prize list as the men at Jonathan Page's Planet Bike Cup.

"Women train as hard, spend as much money traveling to races, and race just as hard as the men," says Renee Callaway, race director.  "There's no reason why they shouldn't race for the same prize payout."

Jonathan Page's Planet Bike Cup is part of the Wisconsin Cycling Association (WCA) cyclocross series.  The WCA series also offers equal prize payouts for male and female racers.  This has helped develop a strong contingent of female racers including Team Planet Bike's National Champions Diane Ostenso (50-54) and Anna Young (17-18).


Planet Bike Announces Jonathan Page Sponsorship, UCI Race

Madison, Wisc.- March 25, 2008 - Planet Bike, a leading manufacturer of innovative, high quality, and practical bicycle accessories, is excited to announce its 2008-2009 Cyclocross Team roster. In only its second year of sponsoring a Cross team, Planet Bike is thrilled by the signing of Jonathan Page, the top UCI rated American Cyclocrosser and Silver medalist at the 2007 World Cyclocross Championships.  

Planet Bike is honored and excited that Page has chosen to represent Planet Bike for the upcoming Cyclocross season.  Company founder Bob Downs stated that, ďHis sacrifice, determination, and heart are representative of our company in the way we do business, and we feel it is a very good fit both personally and professionally.Ē  Planet Bike considers it only fitting that an American company be the title sponsor for the American who has come closest to capturing the one remaining major menís World title that has eluded Elite/Pro U.S. riders.  

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