Cyclocross Race: Wisconsin’s Grafton PumpkinCross, Saturday, October 5 – Cyclocross Magazine

The Wisconsin CX Series p/b Trek Bicycles continues this Saturday, October 5, at Grafton PumpkinCross. Located 30 minutes north of Milwaukee, PumpkinCross has long had the reputation as one of the best courses and events in the Wisconsin series, and this weekend hosted by Team Belgianwerkx expects to be no different.

The race takes place at Grafton’s Lime Kiln Park, which is the site of a historic limestone quarry. Three kilns form an iconic backdrop for upper part of the Pumpkincross course.

The historic lime kilns provide an iconic backdrop for PumpkinCross. © Z. Schuster

With the race’s historic setting along the Milwaukee River, the PumpkinCross course features a famed climb, technical section through remnants from the historic lime quarry and off-cambers and descents along the river bluff.

Perhaps most importantly, all podium finishers receive pumpkins to celebrate their accomplishments on the day.

Click here to register for the 2019 Grafton PumpkinCross

The climbs and descents make for a challenging race at PumpkinCross. © Z. Schuster

Amateur racing starts at 9 a.m. and follows the 2019 Wisconsin CX Series daily schedule.

Vendors will be on-site to help spectators and racers make a day of it. Boneshaker BBQ of Cedarburg will be smoking up its meats, Blue Cow Creperie will have sweet snacks, the Fermentorium is the race beer sponsor, NSeven Coffee Company will be serving hot beverages and Body Renovation Physical Therapy will be offering post-race massages.

Pre-registration for the 2019 Pumpkincross is open through Wednesday, October 2 at midnight and day-of registration is available.

Click here to register for the 2019 Grafton PumpkinCross

For updates and more info about the race, visit the Pumpkincross FB page