Civic Fields Complex :: Bellingham, WA
The course for 2012 is counter-clockwise in the map below (you can zoom, drag, and click on symbols for more info).
Civic Fields is a mix of thick grass, asphalt paths, compact gravel, sandy dirt, concrete, and even snow! Actually, it's zamboni ice shavings, but you can't tell the difference. One lap is about 2.5km long, and there is about 80' elevation gain. It is considered a power course with some tricky handling and slippery corners.
Do NOT ride on any of the softball field grass, nor the track & field inside the stadium (red shaded areas above)! We are grateful to have access to the main sporting venue in our town to demonstrate the sport of cyclocross and do not want to lose the privilege.
Click on the car icons in the map below for these same instructions from their starting points
From I-5 driving North, take exit 253, Lakeway Drive.
From the stop sign at the end of the offramp, turn right onto King St. Proceed one block to the stoplight (facing Fred Meyer) and turn left onto Lakeway. Follow the next set of directions.
From I-5 driving South, take exit 253, Lakeway Drive.
Turn left on Lakeway. Proceed through two stoplights (King & Lincoln), past Orleans and onto to the next stoplight which is Puget (third light from I-5). Turn left. You will see a skate park, BMX jumps, and a big stadium. This is our race!
We request that you NOT park in the Sportsplex lot. There are other events going on in the stadium and Sportsplex this day with whom we have to share parking. There is a very large lot in front of the stadium, as well as the lower lots (Geri Fields, off Puget St), downhill from the stadium, which are actually on the course. Better to park further away and walk or ride your bike in to registration while cheering!
Registration will be beneath the "away" stadium bleachers. We also have space in the guest locker rooms, the small building near the fence (green tent below) for changing. Yes, these have showers!
Note: these are not divided by gender - they were designed to accommodate one (male) football team, so plan accordingly.