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Skylands Cycling 2005 Road Racing Calendar

2005 promises to be a great year for racing in Sussex County as Skylands Cycling hosts more races than ever.

Augusta Training Series This popular weeknight training series enters another year with a new category-masters 45+, starting at 5:30 p.m. This year we've extended the series an extra week, to the third week in July, for a total of sixteen races.

When: Tuesday nights from April 5 through July 19, 2005 (except May 3)

Where: Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Road, Augusta New Jersey

Race Up Sunrise Mountain Enjoy the mass start scramble up one of the most scenic cycling roads in the northeast. It's 4.8 miles to the top and the road will be closed to traffic. No cars, no driveways, no houses. Just trees, road, bikes and sky.

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Where: Culvers Gap Parking Lot, Stokes State Forest Map

Third Annual Can-Am Junior Challenge There will be more fun per minute than any other junior race on the calendar, as riders from all over the country converge on Sussex County for this two day, three event race.
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When: May 21-22, 2005

Where: Time Trial to be announced, Criterium at Skylands Park in Augusta, and Circuit race at the scenic Sussex County Fairgounds, Augusta.

Giro del Cielo A women's category 3 and 4 stage race. Developing racers will converge on Sussex County for this two day, three event race. Fields are limited in size and the venues are closed to traffic.
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When: July 16-17, 2005

Where: Criterium at Skylands Park in Augusta, Time Trial up Sunrise Mountain, and Circuit race at the scenic Sussex County Fairgounds, Augusta.

Firecracker Criterium/Augusta Masters Festival Enjoy pure crit racing on the flat, fast and spectator friendly course at Skylands Park. In addition to the Firecracker's open categories, the Augusta Masters Festival feature's masters racing in 5 year age groups.

When: July 31, 2005

Where: Skylands Park, Augusta, NJ

SeasonXtender-Sussex Fall Series For those who hate to see the season end, enjoy four weeks of low key but competitive racing.

When: September 25, October 2, 9 & 16, 2005

Where: Skylands Park, Rt. 565, Augusta


Wawayanda Spring Cleaning The first race in the Hudson to Highlands mountain bike championship series. Each 8 mile lap has plenty of rocks, mud, logs and hills.

When: May 1, 2005

Where: Wawayanda State Park, Hewitt


Augusta Cyclocross Series The Augusta Cyclocross Series is entering it's fourth year. Held in November at the spacious and scenic Sussex County Fairgrounds in the northwestern corner of New Jersey, this is basically cyclocross for the locals, although racers from New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut compete every week. The course is about 1.5 miles, with a couple of power hills, a screaming descent, artificial barriers and a run up. The surface is mostly grass, with some gravel and short sections of asphalt. Part of the course winds in and out of a few of the Fairgrounds' horse barns, a nice respite when it's raining. Prize money is based on turnout, but there's usually a couple of hundred dollars for the Men's A and Women's top three. The entry fee is $20. This years race dates are November 5, 13, 20 and 27. November 20 is the NJ Jersey State Championship, but the race is open to out-of-staters. More information at
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When: November 5, 13, 20 and 27, 2005

Where: Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta

Note: Nov 20th is also the NJ State Championships

Stony Brook Cyclocross Grand Prix Keep the Jersey 'cross season going at this exciting new venue on a beautiful Sussex County farm.
On-line registration:

When: December 4, 2005

Where: Stony Brook Farm, Stillwater, NJ