GPET Series Info

The Grand Prix Erik Tonkin is a Cyclocross Series composed of ten independently promoted CX races. These great independent races kick off the OBRA Cyclocross season and run through the very end in December. Riders from any state are welcome to race the GPET. Series overall awards and prizes will be handed out at the GPET series end party, in mid-December. Come experience some amazing cyclocross courses, competitive racing and exciting new race venues.

Races

David Douglas #1 [RESULTS] 8/31/13
Het Meer CX [Results] 9/7/13
Hood River Double Cross #1 [results] (Hood River, OR) 9/14/13
Zaandercross [results] (Vancouver, WA) 9/21/13
Ninkrossi [results] (Washougal, WA) 9/28/13
Heiser Farms CX [results] (Dayton, OR) 10/05/13
David Douglas #2 [results] (Vancouver, WA) 10/26/13
Pedalers @ the Poor Farm [results] (Troutdale, OR) 11/09/13
Winter Cross [results] (Washougal, WA) 12/1/13
Santa Cross [results] (Corvallis, OR) 12/14/13
End of season closing party (Portland, OR) 12/15/13

Categories

Men Beginners
Category C, Clydesdale*
Masters Category C 35+
Masters B 35+, Masters 50+, Masters 60+, Jrs 12+
Kiddie Kross A & B
Category A Men & Women, Masters Category A 35+
Women: Category B, Category C, Beginners
Masters 35+ A, B, & 45+, Jrs 10+
Category B and Single Speed

Promoter and/or officials reserves the right to change your category.
(* Clydesdale=200+ lbs.)

Fees

Follow the "register" links to upcoming races to register. Individual races range in price from $5-$25 per race.

Points

The best eight out of ten placings in the series will count in the final tally (dropping the two races with the fewest points). Riders must race in at least 6 races for the overall series. Series prizes will be awarded at the series end party. There will be no BAR points for the series, only the individual races.

Points will be rewarded to the top 30 placings according to this schedule. Series scoring follows this criteria and team scoring follows this criteria. Reminder: only your top 8 results count and a minimum of 6 race results needed to have a series overall final ranking. Point totals and point standings will be handled by Athletepath and we'll link to them each week in the updates.

Podiums/Leaders Jersey

A short podium ceremony will follow each finish at the races. A GPET leaders jersey provided by Castelli will be awarded to the leader of select categories during a short podium ceremony after their race. The points leader of each category is required to wear their leader's jersey while they maintain their lead.

Field Limits

To ensure a high level of quality racing, fields will be limited to 75 racers per category

Series standings

Points for the series will be tracked at Athletepath. They will continue to be updated after each race. We are not doing a points percentage transfer when upgraded.

Registration

The deadline for a full series registration has passed, but you can follow "register" links on the race list above to register online for each event.

Day-of-event registration for each individual race will be available at each race venue, and will be based on the independent promoters' fee structure. You can find online registration links on the individual race flyers. Save time by printing out an OBRA waiver (PDF) and completing it at home.

Memberships & Licenses

OBRA membership required for all riders. Single race memberships are available for $5.00. Season OBRA memberships are available for $20.00. Junior season memberships are free.

Prize List

A combined prize list well over $5,000 across the series. Every series race provides their own prize list at each individual race (cash and/or merchandise).

West End Bikes will be providing a $3,000 Cash/Gift Certificate purse for all categories (Cash - A's / G.C. and product -all other categories). Equal payout.

Complete custom Kona CX bike from Sellwood Cycle Repair at series end party raffle (must attend 7 races to be eligible).

T-shirts

Yes, we have GPET shirts for sale at events!

Download series flyer (PDF)

Heiser Farms: Sunny day in the pumpkin patch

TR0C5163 Heiser Farms hosted a great day of racing in the warm sun, despite a week of heavy rains prior to the event. Results are up at athletepath and photos are available (1, 2)

Ninkrossi: Mud, hills, and the big N

Ninkrossi N Ninkrossi was a wet, muddy, but fun affair in Washougal, Wa. The hilly course provided a challenge to many pushing through the muddy ascents and fast descents of the course. Facebook event page is here, results are at Athletepath, and photos are available (1, 2, 3)

Zaandercross: Sand, everywhere

Zaandercross Zaandercross is known for its long sand sections, stairs, and general difficult course and this year didn't disappoint with the addition of light rain. Results are on Athletepath and photos are available (1, 2, 3) and the event's facebook page is here.

Hood River Double Cross: Hot times on the river

DSC_0682 Hood River High School provided a nice venue with varied terrain including singletrack fast downhills, sandy sections and grass hill climbs. It was a scorcher of a race, taking place in the middle of a heat wave before Fall's rains. Results are up at Athletepath and photos are available (1, 2)

Het Meer: Storming the beach

TR0C3702 Het Meer's famous beach provided ample entertainment among the beauty of Vancouver Lake Park. The weather was warm and dry, the sand was ridable and mostly fast thanks to recent rains, and the rest of the course was easy to manage. There are some photos from the day (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and results are up at Athletepath. More photos and videos from the day are available on the Facebook event page for Het Meer.

David Douglas #1: Starting the season in the red zone

TR0C2670 A scorching hot day at the park kicked off the GPET series and the OBRA cyclocross season. The races were fast, exhausting, but recent rains cut the dust and made conditions just about perfect. There are some photos from the day and results are up at Athletepath. Thanks everyone for coming out and making the kick-off event so great!

GPET is on Twitter, Facebook

Follow GPET on Twitter for news, tips, reactions, and retweets from racers throughout the season. There is a GPET event listing on Facebook as well.

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