CRCA Jamison Bear Mountain Classic Reg Open & What's New for 2019

2015 Edition by Marshall Kappel

2015 Edition by Marshall Kappel

Reg Open - Early Registration Discounts

Registration for the 2019 edition of the CRCA Jamison Bear Mountain Classic is now open on bikereg. No day of registration.

As always, CRCA is providing significant early registration discounts; currently at $60 for the most prestigious road race in our region. Juniors race at drastically reduced rate (95% off) with coupon code. PLEASE register early to save money!

  • Early Reg Price - $60

  • Increases to $65 1 Month Out

  • Increases to $70 3 Weeks Out

  • Increases to $75 2 Weeks Out

  • Increases to $80 1 Week Out

More details on this storied NYC region event at the gorgeous Harriman State Park, and the to be announced 2019 Technical Guide, are available on

12 Fields and Separate Scoring

In keeping with CRCA’s commitment to offering all racers opportunities to race their peers, we are offering 12 fields across many categories and age groups. We are also providing separate scoring to help racers maximize upgrade points. Check out the full race schedule on bikereg. We also reduced the M3 field by 1 lap based on feedback following last year’s race and tweaked the women’s field structures similarly.

New Juniors Short Course

Juniors have always been an important part of the Bear Mountain Classic but the main 14 mile loop has not been conducive to younger riders in the way that Grant’s Tomb and Orchard Beach are. So for the 2019 edition of the race we worked out a 7.7 mile short course that we’ll use mid-morning to let the younger juniors participate in the race without having to tackle the big Tiorati climb. And we increased the discount on all of our junior fields to 95% off, so registration should only run a few dollars for all juniors racers.

KOM/QOM & Sprint Competitions

Thanks in large part to our generous sponsors, Stephen Jamison and Lucarelli & Castaldi, we are thrilled to be bringing back the Sprint Competition and the Lucarelli & Castaldi KOM/QOM Competition. These competitions offer every type of racer an opportunity for glory.

We didn’t stop there. No bike race of this caliber would be complete without Winner’s Jerseys, so stay tuned for an exciting announcement with our Race Winner, Sprint, and KOM/QOM Competition Jerseys reveal.

Additional Event Amenities & Improvements In the Works

With support of our sponsors, the entire CRCA Board, CRCA member volunteers, and new Bear Race Director, Travis Burkel, are working hard on an ambitious list of race amenities in addition to the above, including several new features. Some highlights include:

  • A Neutral Feed Zone, stocked with free water bottles provided by Lucarelli & Castaldi (potential new location to be announced)

  • SRAM neutral support for most waves + Race Village neutral support by Trek Bicycles Chelsea

  • Food truck (to be announced)

  • Racer & spectator camping on Lake Tiorati - aka Bear Mountain FYRE Festival. Details available here and registration required on bikereg

  • Fan merchandise (to be announced with Jersey Reveal)

  • Guaranteed sunshine, mild temps and no rain*

We can’t wait to share more with you in the coming weeks. Check back, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on IG, FB or Twitter, so you don’t miss out!

*disclaimer: by guarantee, we mean: we think it’ll be fine definitely probably