With the U.S. cyclo-cross season not far off, Raleigh is preparing to help two racers chase their pro-level dreams. The company will provide a single season sponsorship package worth more than $10,000 to the highest placed elite rider with no contract in both the men's and women's divisions at the Raleigh Midsummer Night's Cyclocross race on July 25 at DealerCamp in Park City, Utah. The two winners will receive:
  • A choice of one complete Raleigh RXC Pro OR two Raleigh RXC Pro frame sets. (See the full 2014 Raleigh CX line-up.)
  • Two Raleigh team clothing kits
  • $1,500 in sponsorship, payments spread out over three months
Total value of the of the package is $10,950. To be eligible riders must be elite level racers heading into the 2013-14 season, cannot have a contract with a current UCI team, and cannot have a current contract with a title sponsor.

"We thoroughly believe in the grassroots racer and want to encourage them to bridge up to the next group. This year's sponsorship is aimed at the local racers," said Brian Fornes, marketing director for Raleigh America.

This prize is in addition to an overall purse that offers $1,500 to winner of both the elite men's and elite women's races. "This race is all about kicking off the new cyclo-cross season. With the first UCI races a few weeks afterward, we're promoting this event as the debut for new equipment, new teams, new clothing, and new sponsorship," said Richard Fries, communications director for the event.

If you think you have what it takes, head over to BikeReg.com, sign up, and start planning your trip to Utah.