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    Default ~SICX~ Staten Island Cyclocross 2012 UPDATE

    **NY area locals may be aware of the annual SICX race held at Wolfe's Pond Park In Staten Island, NYC. Due to severe damage of the park from Hurricane Sandy the race has been moved/ modified. Please take a moment to read through and check for a follow-up post regarding a relief effort to take place on the former race date**


    "Staten CX Update

    Hello Racers and friends,

    CJ here, race director of Staten CX. Many of you have been eagerly waiting for news of the race and whether it will be going on after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the area. I would like to apologize for taking so long to respond as we were working hard to try and find contingencies to make a CX race possible on November 10th.

    Unfortunately, it’s not the case. Our beloved Wolfe’s pond park had a front row seat for hurricane sandy and suffered extensive damage. The parks department did a valiant job trying to clean up the park in time for the race, but it is still closed to the public and also being used as a staging area for recovery efforts.

    It leaves us in a sad position, but we want to make the most of it and help people so here’s what is going to go down:

    We have worked out an arrangement with the race director of the SuperCross Cup which takes place the following week on 11/17. All Staten CX race registrations will be rolled into the corresponding category for Saturday’s SuperCross Cup race. Profits from Supercross will be donated to a charity that directly benefits Staten Island Residents who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

    Now, for those of you who are (a) already signed up for the Supercross cup or (b) can’t make it to the race, you have one of two options:
    1) Do nothing and your registration (less fees/overhead) will be donated a charity that directly benefits Staten Island Residents who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, or

    2) Request a refund by emailing info@statencx.com by Friday.
    While I prefer that you choose #1 we will honor refund requests because it’s the right thing to do.

    In addition, we will be spearheading a day of volunteering on November 10th in place of the race. We encourage you to join us in helping the residents of Staten Island and the Rockaways- many of them lost almost everything and they are in need of manpower and donations in order to help everyone get back on their feet. It only makes sense that we do what we can to help the residents of our city in which we’ve enjoyed 4 years of awesome races (and many more to come)

    Details on the volunteer day:
    We will be meeting at NYC Velo on Saturday, November 10th at 8:30AM. if you have a car please bring it and we will arrange car pooling at the shop. If you have a bike and want to carry supplies over to affected areas, we will be coordinating that as well Please feel free to bring any cleanup supplies/nonperishable food, etc… that would would like to bring and we will have these dropped off as well. Please email us at info@statencx.com if you are interested in volunteering that day, and if you will be coming by car or bike. If you’re driving, let us know how many free seats you have to spare. We will send an additional update via email and our social media channels.

    If you can’t make it on Saturday but still want to help, we’ve got you covered. NYC Velo and King Cog will both be accepting donations this week. Just stop on by either shop during business hours and drop off your supplies. Needed supplies include: contractor bags, batteries, buckets, blankets, water, shovels, flashlights, cleaning supplies etc…

    Above all, I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to people that worked so hard to come together for this year’s race.Thanks to our sponsors: NYC Velo, Lucarelli & Castaldi LLP, The Century Road Club Association, Kona Bikes, Rosko Cycles, and Grimpeur Brothers Coffee. I would also like to thank my race crew: Chris Clark, Claudette Lajam, Myles Romanow, Jed Kornbluh and Alan Atwood. Year in and year out they are the people who make this race a reality, and I’m lucky to have them as friends. I would also like to thank our food trucks: Wafels & Dinges, Rickshaw Dumplings, and Valducci’s Pizza. Many of them have been spending the week feeding people in need all over the city. I would also like to give a big thank you to the NYC Parks Department for working so hard to accommodate us for the past four years.

    Most of all, I want to thank you, the racers. This race is all about you- it’s the grassroots culmination of everything I love about cyclocross without any of the BS that has been plaguing the sport of cycling as of late. While we won’t be riding around in circles in Wolfe’s Pond Park this year, It’s up to us to turn a cancelled race into something that helps others, and look to next year, where SICX will return with a vengeance.

    Thanks,

    CJ"

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    Default Re: ~SICX~ Staten Island Cyclocross 2012 UPDATE

    **Here is the info on a clean up day organized by the SICX crew to take place at Wolfe's Pond park THIS SATURDAY. If you are in the NYC area and can lend a hand please read on. Thanks!!

    Staten CX Volunteer Day to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy! | Facebook

    "Sadly, Staten CX is not happening this year. Our beloved Wolfe’s pond park had a front row seat for hurricane sandy and suffered extensive damage. The parks department did a valiant job trying to clean up the park in time for the race, but it is still closed to the public and also being used as a staging area for recovery efforts.

    Instead, we will be spearheading a day of volunteering on November 10th in place of the race. We encourage you to join us in helping the residents of Staten Island and the Rockaw
    ays- many of them lost almost everything and they are in need of manpower and donations in order to help everyone get back on their feet. It only makes sense that we do what we can to help the residents of our city in which we’ve enjoyed 4 years of awesome races (and many more to come)

    Details on the volunteer day:
    We will be meeting at NYC Velo on Saturday, November 10th at 8:30AM. if you have a car please bring it and we will arrange car pooling at the shop. If you have a bike and want to carry supplies over to affected areas, we will be coordinating that as well Please feel free to bring any cleanup supplies/nonperishable food, etc… that would would like to bring and we will have these dropped off as well.

    Please email us at info@statencx.com or leave a comment here if you are interested in volunteering that day, and if you will be coming by car or bike. If you’re driving, let us know how many free seats you have to spare. We will send an additional update via email and our social media channels.

    If you can’t make it on Saturday but still want to help, we’ve got you covered. NYC Velo and King Kog will both be accepting donations this week. Just stop on by either shop during business hours and drop off your supplies. Needed supplies include: contractor bags, batteries, buckets, blankets, water, shovels, flashlights, cleaning supplies etc…"
    Seth Rosko
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    Default Re: ~SICX~ Staten Island Cyclocross 2012 UPDATE

    Details on the volunteer day:
    We will be meeting at NYC Velo on Saturday, November 10th at 8:30AM. if you have a car please bring it and we will arrange car pooling at the shop. If you have a bike and want to carry supplies over to affected areas, we will be coordinating that as well Please feel free to bring any cleanup supplies/nonperishable food, etc… that would would like to bring and we will have these dropped off as well. Please email us at info@statencx.com if you are interested in volunteering that day, and if you will be coming by car or bike. If you’re driving, let us know how many free seats you have to spare. We will send an additional update via email and our social media channels.

    If you can’t make it on Saturday but still want to help, we’ve got you covered. NYC Velo and King Cog will both be accepting donations this week. Just stop on by either shop during business hours and drop off your supplies. Needed supplies include: contractor bags, batteries, buckets, blankets, water, shovels, flashlights, cleaning supplies etc…

    Above all, I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to people that worked so hard to come together for this year’s race.Thanks to our sponsors: NYC Velo, Lucarelli & Castaldi LLP, The Century Road Club Association, Kona Bikes, Rosko Cycles, and Grimpeur Brothers Coffee. I would also like to thank my race crew: Chris Clark, Claudette Lajam, Myles Romanow, Jed Kornbluh and Alan Atwood. Year in and year out they are the people who make this race a reality, and I’m lucky to have them as friends. I would also like to thank our food trucks: Wafels & Dinges, Rickshaw Dumplings, and Valducci’s Pizza. Many of them have been spending the week feeding people in need all over the city. I would also like to give a big thank you to the NYC Parks Department for working so hard to accommodate us for the past four years.

    Most of all, I want to thank you, the racers. This race is all about you- it’s the grassroots culmination of everything I love about cyclocross without any of the BS that has been plaguing the sport of cycling as of late. While we won’t be riding around in circles in Wolfe’s Pond Park this year, It’s up to us to turn a cancelled race into something that helps others, and look to next year, where SICX will return with a vengeance.
    Seth Rosko
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    Default Re: ~SICX~ Staten Island Cyclocross 2012 UPDATE

    Help raise $$ for Hurricane Sandy victims & WIN a custom ROSKO CYCLES cyclocross frame!!

    Hey folks not to sidetrack but I wanted to let everyone here know that we (SICX/NYCvelo/ Rosko Cycles) have decided that in response to the decimation caused in Staten Island by the hurricane we will raffling off the frames rather than offering them as prizes for the 4's. All proceeds will go toward Sandy relief. This opens the prize up to the other cats as well. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! Tickets available at NYCvelo all week and day of event next weekend at Super-X.

    <u><b>**There will still be one prize for MEN'S and one for WOMEN'S!!**</b></u>

    There are three frames up for grabs- two made by me and one Kona. The Kona is open to anyone. For the Rosko frames we will pull one male and one female winner. Buy as many tickets as you like and <u><i><b>please please please</b></i></u> spread the word!

    for the details on the frames I'll be offering:
    • NYC made steel cyclocross frame made to measure. Built using Columbus or True Temper tubing. Standard includes euro BB, top tube cable routing, front derailleur pulley, stainless steel front derailleur tab, cantilever mounts. Includes a single color powder coat finish in color of choice. *(PF30, disk brake, and/or tapered steerer options available at additional cost.)
    • Paul Component Engineering MiniMoto brakes (F&R)

    The frame would be similar in design (but made to measure for the winner) to this:


    Thanks to everyone for taking part and I hope to see everyone at Super-X next weekend!!
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    Default Re: ~SICX~ Staten Island Cyclocross 2012 UPDATE

    I'll be picking up some raffle tickets this w/e.
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    Default Re: ~SICX~ Staten Island Cyclocross 2012 UPDATE

    Raffle tickets online ???

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    Default Re: ~SICX~ Staten Island Cyclocross 2012 UPDATE

    Quote Originally Posted by prcrstn8 View Post
    Thanks brother it took a while to get the online ticketing sorted. BIG thanks to NYCvelo, SICX and NYCROSS for all the hard work, help and insight!!
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    Default Re: ~SICX~ Staten Island Cyclocross 2012 UPDATE

    Rosko is pretty amazing for donating so much energy and time to such a great cause: It was a play taken straight from the Joe Strummer play book.

    It really made an impression on me because I know what is involved in making a frame- lots of work.

    Getting tickets as I write this.

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    Default Re: ~SICX~ Staten Island Cyclocross 2012 UPDATE

    It's been really great how everyone has rallied around this- huge thanks to race organizer CJ at SICX and event sponsor NYCvelo who really pushed to turn a tragedy into an opportunity to help people. It's these guys who really made this happen. Kona who donated a 'Jake the snake' frame set and Big HUGE thanks also to the folks at PAUL who donated a few pair of their new MiniMoto brakes to go along with the prize frames I'll be making.

    There's one week left to get tickets for the raffle, if you are in NYC please swing by velo to grab one or if you are out of town head here to get a few tickets. Every bit counts- Thanks for your support!!
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