Thanks for a great 2014 Furrow Euro!

We had a great time this year and hope you all did too. Check out some results and some photos:

New Sponsor: The Sufferfest!

The SufferfestHello all, big news for the Furrow Euro on the sponsor front. The Sufferfest will be sponsoring the 4th place finisher in each bike race. Yes, those who just miss the podium will win a free Sufferfest training video download! Because they need to train harder for next year, ya see!?

New bike course map!

Hi all, Chris has made some changes to the 2014 Furrow cyclocross course. This is because our bridge washed away in a flood! But the bridge parts were repurposed and are now part of the deck on our new flyover:

And here is the course map:

$1000 to Washington Relief!

Anyone who came out to the farm could tell you – Furrow XC + CX 2013 was a huge success in spite of the bitter cold!

The total raised for Washington Tornado Relief was $986 after expenses. Coach Melick decided to round up to an even $1000 to support our neighbors in need.

We could not have done this without all of the racers, friends, families, and local businesses that supported the race. Thanks everyone, see you next year!

And if you’ve already forgotten how much fun Furrow was, Chris Daniels made something for you:

Furrow proceeds now going to Washington IL Tornado relief!

The EPGXC parents have talked about our fundraiser and decided that this year, every single dollar we raise (after expenses) will be sent to the Athletic Tornado Relief Fund set up by Washington Community High School to help purchase athletic equipment for their student athletes lost in last weekend’s storm.

Just a few years ago, Washington’s conference schedule allowed their XC team to come over for the HS invitational, and they made quite the impression, the guys clearly having a good time. In addition, the town has always had a good showing in the Furrow Euro. Their girls XC team had a fabulous showing this fall, Coach Troy Walcott led his girls to a Sectional Championship and a 12th place finish in the State (which I must say is a fine place for a team to place 😉 ).


Coach Michael Melick

Course update!

Hi everyone! The bridge is coming along nicely and we’ll be marking both the run and the bike courses this week. Fear not, the run will still get your feet wet with multiple creek crossings. Bikes only cross once per lap, at a very rideable spot. Mountain bikes are permitted, you just have to take the bar ends off (the little horns on the outer ends of your handlebars). Worried about our bridge construction skills? Check this out: