Another Successful Weasel!

Night Weasels 2013 saw our strongest pro fields yet, a guest appearance from DJ Jeremy Powers, and the first dry race course since the event started! Don’t worry, though, it was still SUPER HARD.

Check out the full recap on cxmagazine.com.

Dirtwire.tv was also there gettin’ sweet footy of the action.

We’ll be back on October 1st, 2014 for a fifth year of dusky cyclocross action!

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Night Weasels 2013!

Night Weasels 2013 is scheduled for October 2nd at Ski Ward. Early reports suggest that DJ Jeremy Powers will be there to ensure that Night Weasels remains the best party during New England’s Holy Week of Cyclocross!

Registration will be up shortly on BikeReg.com.

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STRAVA Hot Lap Winners

Time is up! We’ve checked out the official race course on Strava to see who logged the fastest laps on their GPS device.

Winning for the men was Justin Coelho, who turned a 6:10 lap during the cat 4 race (on his way to 2nd place) to claim top honors. An honorable mention goes to Graham Garber, who pulled off a 6:13 in the Men’s 1/2/3 race, 3 hours later! Maybe next year we need day lap/night lap divisions!

The women’s fastest lap was done by Jamie Gilgan, who traveled all the way from Toronto to get 9th in the women’s 1/2/3 race. Congrats Jamie!

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The Night Weasels Cometh 2012 Race Report

SKI WARD SKI AREA, SHREWSBURY, MA – New England’s Holy Week of Cyclocross continued Wednesday night with The Night Weasels Cometh, the dirty little cousin of the C1 race weekends at Gloucester and Providence. Now in its third year, the race continued its streak of muddy conditions, which combined with sometimes-questionable lighting and a sadistic number of off-cambers to provide non-stop “entertainment” for fans and racers alike.

The elite women’s race was headlined by Mo Bruno Roy (Bob’s Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles), and Bruno Roy did not disappoint, on the hilly, twisty, slippery course suited to her strengths, establishing an early gap and quickly proving that she was the class of the field. The chase was led by Frances Morrison (J.A.M. Fund/NCC/Vittoria), followed by the group of Kate Lysakowski (Cycle Lodge), Amanda Carey (Volkswagen Boise Cycling) and Anna Barensfeld (pedalpowertraining.com).

After two laps, Morrison was the only non-lapped rider to get a look at Bruno Roy, and as the race wound down even she lost sight of Bruno Roy in the dark and foggy night. Behind, the 2012 NUE Series winner Carey picked up speed, despite the race being seven hours shorter than her preferred discipline, steadily dispatching Barensfeld and Lysakowski as the night wore on.

In the end, Bruno Roy took home the victory (and a payout superior to that of a UCI C2) with a minute cushion. Behind her, Carey’s stair-riding antics earned her crowd-favorite status, but could only get her close enough to keep Morrison honest in the final greasy off-camber turns.

The elite men’s race, being non-UCI, featured an exotic mix of racers – local pros, elite masters, and elite juniors, in addition to a number of cat 3′s that were just there to be part of the “party at the back.”

Junior Nate Morse (Hot Tubes Development Cycling Team) took the holeshot and held off 2011 Night Weasels champion Justin Lindine (Redline) for an entire lap, earning himself the CRAFT Hot Lap prime and a fair bit of heckling from the crowd about how he was going “way too hard.” Behind those two, Brian Wilichoski (CYCLOCROSSWORLD.COM), Adam Myerson (Team SmartStop/Mountain Khakis) and Canadian 40+ national champion Todd Bowden (Expowheelmen) led the chase.

Morse, on the adrenaline high of being up way, way past his bedtime, proved the hecklers wrong. While he was unable to hold the wheel of Lindine, he hung with an attacking Wilichoski for quite some time before settling into the chase group for third with two men more than twice his age, Myerson and Bowden.

Lindine has never lost at Night Weasels, and was soon on his way to the three-peat, gobbling up lapped cat 3′s like a honey badger that had just knocked over a bees’ nest full of larvae. The mountainous and greasy course led to minimal drafting, and soon he and Wilichoski both riding individual time trials far ahead of the rest of the field.

The race of the night was the battle for third, with Myerson and Bowden fighting for the title of “top rider over forty” while Morse refused to go away, like a teenager who won’t leave until you give him the car keys. Behind them, Alec Donahue (J.A.M. Fund/NCC/Vittoria) lurked, along with a surging Nick Keough (Champion System p/b Keough Cyclocross), who had lined up at the back for “practice.”

Morse continued to disrespect his elders with a final-lap attack, but a dropped chain on the attack showed that the young grasshopper still had a few things to learn. Myerson and Bowden, however, stayed locked in battle to the final turns, with Myerson hitting the finish straight first and holding on for the final step of the podium.

Donahue and Keough rode through a heartbroken Morse in the closing minutes and ended up having the tightest finish of the night, with Keough making a pass that was somewhere between “rubbin’s racin’” and “body-checking’s racin’” on the final turn to best Donahue for fifth in the sprint.

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Come And Get It!

We’re now ten days out from race day and the conditions at Ski Ward look GREAT!

This grass has no idea what is about to hit it


If last year was “Bog Weasels” this year might have to be “TRACTION WEASELS!” The souls of last year’s fallen have fertilized the grass and things are lookin’ buff!

Free if you’re on the podium. Five bucks if you’re not!


We’re also proud to announce the GLORIOUS AND OFFICIAL Night Weasels Pint Glass. It can be had for $5, via the BikeReg registration page or at the venue on race day!

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Get Yer Reg On


Registration for THE NIGHT WEASELS COMETH opens Thursday, August 30th at NOON on BikeReg.com.

It is literally impossible for you to commit to an event this rad too early. You should probably block off October 3, 2013 while you’re at it. Register early! Register often!

Registration on Bikereg.com

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Night Weasels: The Trifecta

We are coming back for a third year in 2012 with the same crazy night ‘cross format as always, on the Wednesday evening between the two biggest cross weekends in New England! Call in sick for October 3rd, 2012 right now!




Last year’s highlights from Cyclingdirt.org!

Watch more video of Night Weasels Cometh 2011 on cyclingdirt.org

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Register Now!

Registration is ON BIKEREG like all good things in the world. Watch the videos below and then GO REGISTER right away! Field limits are 100 racers per hour – Cat 4 and Cat 3 may very well fill up!

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The Night Weasels Cometh

Night Weasels is coming back for a second season of dimly-lit cyclocross awesomeness!

If you somehow forgot how sick it was, perhaps this will jog your memory:


Watch more video of The Night Weasels Cometh – Cross Under The Lights on cyclingdirt.org


More media!

Night Weasels Cometh from David Deitch on Vimeo.

October 5th 2011, Ski Ward, Shrewsbury MA. Be there!

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