SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh Bicycles and MFG Cyclocross are kicking off the cyclocross season two months early with Raleigh's Midsummer Night's Cyclocross at the Raleigh Retailer Summit at Suncadia Resort in Roslyn, Washington, on July 21.
The race features a cash and merchandise prize list worth more than $40,000. For the Elite Men and Women races Raleigh will have a "pro contract" on the table for the top finishing rider without an existing contract for the 2011/2012 US UCI Cyclocross Season.
"We are very motivated to expose our retailers from around the country to the fantastic excitement centering around cyclocross at this time in the U.S.," said Brian Fornes, Raleigh's marketing manager. "What better way then to get them out on our 2012 line of cross bikes and offer them their own race to close out out three-day retailer summit and then let them watch the emerging talent battle for a race contract with Raleigh for the coming season."