Monday, November 14, 2016

2017 Sponsorship opportunities

While the 2016 season hasn't even officially closed yet, we're already in the works for planning 2017 to improve on what is already a really fun race day. As you probably know, I promote the Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross year-round, and as such, if you are interested in a partnership to help co-brand your business and/or products, I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to reach me on Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail and we can put something together that will help you expand your brand presence to a solid market!

Monday, October 31, 2016

2017: Save the Date

2017 marks the FOURTH year of the Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross, so save the date!


...and start planning your early fall skills clinics now...barring any issues, we'll once again plan on Monday Fun Day rides in August on the course!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


In case you haven't seen this, Chris Aitken and Tom Chapman, both of the Focus Attaquer Cycling Team, made a trip to Alma on one of their "off" weekends while in the U.S.! Here's their post-visit video from #AussiesInAlma2016...enjoy!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Race venue map, camping & food!

Take a look at the above map of the venue. Parking (if you're early) can be found in the lot to the right (East) of the big bus garage. If you have a Kuat Rack on your car, please feel free to park in the VIP Parking area by proceeding through the orange cones that will mark a path (next to the kid's course).

If you're late to the venue, you'll likely need to park to the north or south of the road that you drive in on. I'll have a small number of parking helpers on hand to guide your way!

Don't forget about the ProGold pit area and bike wash (located next to the Alma Transportation Center) - the forecast is looking wet, so don't go home with a dirty bike!

We're also excited to have a great wood-fired pizza vendor on site for race day! Plan your race day food options accordingly, and don't forget to stop by the Alma Brewing Company later on for $1 off pints (show your bib number)!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

CALL UP ORDER for pre-registered racers

The call up order for all pre-registered racers is available!

ALL day-of registrants will be allowed to stage after the pre-registered racers have been called to the line by the official. DO NOT miss your call up!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Don't forget the 5K!

Is your spouse, significant other, kid, grandmother, father, best friend...coming to the Alma GP with you on Saturday, September 10? Do they like to run?

Well sign them up for the FIRST 5k running race at the Snap Fitness Alma Grand Prix! Runners will complete two laps of the cyclocross course, hurdling the Bike Law barriers, traversing the Ass Savers steps, and climbing up the Pleasant Optics staircase, while on their FUN workout!

ALL finishers will take home one of these great medals as well as a sport towel from Biggby in Alma!

Hurry though! Registration is capped at 250 total runners, and pre-registration closes on Tuesday, September 6!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Preview article on Cyclocross Magazine!
Be sure to check out the preview article (and side bar advertisement!) on Cyclocross Magazine for this year's Snap Fitness Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross & 5K as well as the Uncle Johns Dirty Ride!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Name that beer! Contest is open!

Thanks to the Alma Brewing Company we're once again partnering to run a "name that beer" contest! Entries are due by Monday, September 5 (Labor Day) at 5:00 p.m. EST. Post your beer name(s) to the appropriate post on the Alma GP Facebook page HERE! Enter as many times as you want, but make sure to read the comments above your entry as to not double up on someone's intellectual property...
This year the special batch is described as "Belgian golden ale, light hint of a bubble gum flavor, with a sweet floral finish..." Basically awesome!

Don't forget, on Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10 (race day!) they will once again be running food and beer specials ($1 off pints with your bib number!) for racers - SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Race technical guide is now posted!

For a more complete look at the details of this year's Snap Fitness Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross & 5K, please check out this year's race technical guide! Be sure to pay close attention to the call-up procedures this year (which are based first on your USA Cycling ranking at the close of pre-registration, and then on the order you "late" register on race day). Pre-registered racers will be staged in front of day-of registrants. Any questions please ask! (racepromoter / at / gmail / .com)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Win race entries + Swag + $75 gift certificates from Mountain Khakis!
Enter to win TWO race entries, TWO $75 gift cards from Mountain Khakis, and a swag pack from the Alma GP! Simply sign up for MK's great e-mail list (not spammy...seriously good sales though) and support them as a long time sponsor of the Alma GP and the Ithaca GP before that. Use the link below to check out the MK Livin' Blog and to sign up!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Pre-order your jersey by JULY 31!

Order your 2016 Snap Fitness Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross jersey by SUNDAY, July 31 through the registration page HERE! These are the Verge Sport STRIKE SS jerseys, and they are very aero, tight-fitting race cut jerseys. Men's and women's sizes available. Pick up your jersey when you pick up your bib number!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Registration is now open for the 2016 Snap Fitness Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross & 5k! Use the links below to register for each event (separately, unfortunately!). Remember the 5k race is capped at 250 participants, and the starting order for the cyclocross races will be based first on your USA Cycling 'cx ranking, and then on your order of registration.

Thanks for supporting the great SPONSORS of this year's Alma GP!

Cyclocross registration is HERE!

5k Running registration is HERE!

(The race flyer can be found HERE)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Our title sponsor: Snap Fitness of Alma, Michigan!

I'm so happy to announce this year's title sponsor for the Alma Grand Prix, Snap Fitness of Alma, Michigan! They offer a 7-day free trial, convenient spin and other exercise classes, and a great atmosphere that is welcoming to novice and experienced clients. Look for more news and information about this partnership in the short run, but for now, make sure to start training for the 2016 Snap Fitness Alma Grand Prix of Cyclocross & 5k, on Saturday, September 10!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Alma GP & 5k running race, plus 40% off the brand new Rudy Project TRALYX and ALL gear!

Alma GP racers, fans, and supporters! BIG NEWS!

This year the Alma GP is expanding once again - this time adding a 5k running race to the day's events! While the exact schedule is still in limbo, the 5k event will be early in the morning, and runners will complete two laps of the course. Speaking of the course, we're looking to get out there this month and make a few additions and alterations to continue to improve on the race day experience. Keep your eyes on the Alma GP Facebook page and don't forget to join and invite your friends to the Event page as well! I'll post photos as work commences.

Also, in August we'll start up weekly clinics/rides at the course. The format is yet to be determined, but put a place holder in your calendar for Wednesday or Thursday nights in August to come and sharpen your skills in a fun and casual format. Who knows, for those that show up, we might do some weekly prizes from our awesome sponsors! Speaking of awesome sponsors...

I'm excited to announce the newest promotion from Rudy Project: 40% off the BRAND NEW Tralyx glasses and ALL gear! I personally own their yellow fluo gloss with multilaser orange lenses, and frankly they're awesome. The lens tint is graded horizontally, so you can wear them on bright sunny days but still be able to read the terrain when you're off road. Pair those with some of Rudy Project's transparent lenses and you're set for any 'cx weather in Michigan.

Thanks for supporting the great sponsors, like Rudy Project, that support the Alma GP! Look for registration to open here shortly...the 5k event will have a participant cap that I expect will be reached quickly, so sign up early!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Avalon Pontoons: Water bottle sponsor!

Thanks to Avalon Pontoons of Alma, Michigan, the first 240-ish racers to pick up their bib number will be receiving this awesome water bottle! Avalon Pontoons are available at a dealer near you, in perfect time to set your summer off to a great start. Be sure to check them out and "like" their Facebook page as well!

As always, thank you for supporting the sponsors that support the Alma GP!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Sponsor post! RUDY PROJECT 50% to 70% OFF all Sale items! FREE Casual Sunglass for Orders over $250! Free Helmet case with Wing57 Purchase!

Alma GP racers and supporters!

I'm happy to announce that we’ve now partnered with Rudy Project for 2016! As such, they are providing YOU with access to some pretty awesome discounts throughout the year.

To kick things off, clicking the above image will take you to a page with 50-70% off all sale items!

Also, if your order is over $250, a pair of casual sunglasses will be added to your cart for FREE.

If you’re into triathlons or time trials in the off season for ‘cross, make sure to check out their Wing57, as you’ll get a free helmet case with purchase.

Men’s and women’s styles are available.

I’m really excited to partner with Rudy Project, and they’ve already offered up a pile of great swag that you can win on race day!

As always, thank you for supporting the Alma GP and our great sponsors!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Sponsor announcements coming soon!

We've been hard at work here at the Alma GP, and this year we're once again partnering with some of the best in the industry to bring you a great event. Keep posted here and to the race's Facebook Page for updates on sponsors for 2016, coming soon!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Worlds Watching Party on January 31!

Come join us on Sunday, January 31, at Biggby Coffee here in Alma for this year's world championships viewing party! Elite men start at 9:00 a.m. EST, so plan to get there around 8:30 or 8:45. Facebook event is HERE! Look for the umbrella, which has been having a great time in Belgium as of late...

Saturday, January 9, 2016

We are hard at work!

As always, in an effort to continue creating the best 'cx event around, the Alma GP never sleeps. We've been hard at work finding awesome partners that support this event and our vision for 'cross in Michigan. Stay tuned both here and on the race Facebook page for sponsor updates (coming soon!), and if you're interested in partnering with the 2016, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us! (Send an e-mail to racepromoter /at/ gmail dot com, or use the message function on Facebook to reach us!)
Look for this at the 2016 WORLD CYCLOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP!