Cross Border Clash

Many a great battle has been staged along boundary lines: the Mason-Dixon Line (Yankees v. Confederates), the Tug Fork river (Hatfields v. McCoys), the Columbia River (Sasquatch v. Unicorns). However, matters have been relatively peaceful along 49th parallel north (the exception being the Pig War of 1859) for a few centuries. That is, until NOW!

The cyclocross steam has been building on both the British Columbia and Washington sides of the Fourth Corner boundary for several years, and now all this tension is coming to a head right here in Whatcom County.

DeltaTech Industrial Park :: Ferndale, WA

Brought to you by Homegrown Racing and Queens of Dirt on November 18th, 2017

Location and “bold new features” brought to you by Transition Bikes. Watch Adam Craig coach some young, novice riders on the nuances of 'cross at this super-secret winter training lair.

Course building, day-of race mechanical support, Boundary Bay beer garden, and prizes for overall series brought to you by the Jack's Bicycle/Homegrown Racing team.

PRE-REGISTRATION: is now open on

CHIP TIMING: High tech scoring system provided by Red Tent Timing. You will receive a red chip. Zip-tie it to your helmet. Return it right after your race.

BIB NUMBERS: For backup scoring. Pin them on your left side. If you have one from a previous 2014 race, bring it!

START PROCEDURE: Riders will be called up to the start line separated into two groups, Canucks and Yanks, and within those groups according to series overall standing (after the first two races in the series). A coin will be flipped to determine which country gets the inside/outside line into the hole shot corner (a Junior B rider will be flipped to determine if that coin is a Sacajawea or a Loonie).

CLASH CUP: Racing ONE DAY ONLY for 2016! After results are certified, points will be tallied for each country based on their Top 3 finishing riders in each category according to our points system. The winning country will be awarded “The Cup” (pictured below), to be filled with the beverage of your choosing, emptied, then housed by that country's designated representative until the following year.

In the States, the 2013 victors, your trophy house is Donkelope Bikes.
In Canada, your trophy house would be Mighty Riders.

FOOD VENDORS: We welcome back Miguel and his El Tapatio Taco Truck for a hearty, spicy meal this weekend. He's been following us around this year!

CAMPING: Yes. No facilities (other than portapotties). A nice, hard, level field of grass to park your RV or van upon, or tent it up!

THE COURSE: 2.25 miles of pavement, grass, a sand pit, some dirt jumps, and even singletrack trail. We'll be having a grand day out on Grandview near the offices of Traitor Cycles and Transition Bikes. NO FLYOVER for 2014!

Here is the course map with all the amazing features and support you will find on race day. Driving directions are below.

Here is the same course as a Google map, which you can zoom out to see the general location.

Traitor Cycles
2641 Delta Ring Rd.
Ferndale, WA 98248

“DeltaTech: an environmentally responsible light industrial park”

DIRECTIONS: Take exit #266 on I-5 for Grandview Rd, which is north of Ferndale and south of Blaine. Head west on Grandview (left if coming from the south, right from the north).

Go through the first light at Portal Way and cross the railroad tracks. The next stoplight (aboot 1 click) is Vista Rd. Turn right, then turn immediately right again onto Delta Line Rd. which enters the industrial park.

PARKING: Please park on the right hand side of Delta Line Rd, Delta Ring Rd, or in the neighboring field space, as shown in the PDF above and indicated in the Google map above by Ps. Please watch out for cyclists warming up and/or racing!

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