Chiller Cross

Zombie rides the Skinny Will it be chilly? Most likely. Will it be awesome to race 'cross in January? Most certainly! Will there be snow? A chance, but even at Nationals we often have snow. It's good for your handling skills. So harden the f' up!

This will be our fourth time out in January, and we're still the only cyclocross series in the PNW to cross into the new year. It is one of our most popular races, which leads us to believe it is obviously a good time to race 'cross! We've got the Belgium-esque weather. We've got the year-round outdoor ethic. Quitting in December? What are we, elves?

Cornwall Park :: Bellingham, WA

Brought to you by Fanatike Bike Co. Race Team on January 11th, 2014

As an extra incentive for getting your bike out when it's really chilly, we like to provide a real special course for your late season enjoyment. It's that Bellingham classic from way back in the days of Belly Cross, Cornwall Park! The course design is often mixed up from year to year, with new trails & park sections and sometimes the directions reversed.

Below is a PDF image of the 2011 course. An updated version of the exact route for Jan 11, 2014 is available on Google Maps.

PRE-REGISTRATION: is available on BikeReg.com.

HOST HOTEL: A group discounted rate of $119 USD/night is available until Jan. 8 at the posh SpringHill Suites Bellingham.

DIRECTIONS: Cornwall Park is in the heart of north Bellingham, right off Meridian St. just south of Bellis Fair Mall and I-5.

Easy access off I-5 - from either direction, take the Guide Meridian exit 256A (not the Bellis Fair ramp). Head south on Meridian to the next set of stoplights (1/2 mile).

There are two entrances on the left just past Birchwood Ave. Take the second left to access the center of the course and registration. The first left is park headquarters, a playground, and public restrooms.

Alternate parking is indicated on the course map above - a rear park entrance on Cornwall off Illinois St. There is also an elementary school on Coolidge and a couple medical buildings on Birchwood/Squalicum Ave. if things get really tight.

The map address is 3428 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98225

From Vancouver, you can take I-5 from the Peace Arch or Truck Crossing. Alternatively, take 1 to Hwy. 13 (264th) to the sometimes lightly visited Aldergrove border crossing. Drive straight down Meridian about 25 km until you cross under I-5, then follow the directions above.

Special thanks to Bellingham Parks & Recreation for providing many Cascade Cross venues in the past and continuing to allow us to play on our bikes once per year in this Gem of the North. Their office headquarters are right here if you want to drop them a thank you note (and words of encouragement for continuing to support local cyclocross).

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