Cross Mountain Crusher

Dear Cross Mountain Crusher Registrants,

Since March we have been waiting, watching and hoping that things will stabilize in regards to the spread of COVID - 19. Unfortunately they have not stabilized enough. Yesterday the Cross Mountain Crusher planning Committee decided that we will need to cancel the Cross Mountain Crusher for this year. This decision was based on our goal to keep the community as safe as possible.

We would like to offer you three choices of what you can do with your 2020 Crusher Registration Fee.

Please email your choice to

Since our shutdown in March, the Catskill Recreation Center has been struggling to get back on its feet. We are now open with reduced hours and are working hard to serve the community, providing wellness opportunities in a safe environment for people in this region. The Catskill Recreation Center is a not for profit organization. The mission of the CRC is to offer year-round swimming, fitness, and recreational opportunities that promote healthy lifestyles for people of all ages from the surrounding communities.

We appreciate your support and hope to see you soon for a swim or gym time. If you live far away, then we will see you at THE CRUSHER 2021.

Thank you for your support,
The Crusher Planning Crew

The Cross Mountain Crusher Gravel Grind

The 2020 Cross Mountain Crusher crushes on Saturday, October 24th.

This event is designed for those who wish to challenge their physical abilities to the maximum while enjoying beautiful back country roads in the Catskill Mountains.

The 55-mile course features five hefty hills and 5000' feet of elevation gain, with portions of the ascent of Cross Mountain exceeding 20%. There will be feed station support, and mechanical & vehicular support as needed. Many of the gravel roads are seasonal roads, so rough climbing and descending should be expected.

The Crusher also serves as timely stepping stone event for cyclists who plan on riding the Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder in May and the Black Fly Challenge in June.

Read the May 1, 2017 Press Release about last year's Crusher.

Event Details

The event starts and finishes at the Catskill Recreation Center (CRC). All participants will receive a free meal after the event.

Post-ride food and beverage will be available to purchase for friends and family of riders.

All event proceeds will support the Catskill Recreation Center and its programming

Brew & Bike Coffee Wagon Grub station on the bicycle route

Register Now!

$75.00/participant on or before 3:00 PM Oct 23, 2020
Day of Registration is $80.00

Cross Mountain Crusher 2019 JerseyEvent is limited to 350 participants.

The Cross Mountain Crusher jersey can be ordered on Crusher day. Demo jerseys will be available to try on for sizing.

Two cyclists, one with fat bike giving a salute
Cross Mountain Crusher 2017 Tee Shirt

Schwag for early registrants!!

The first 130 registrants will receive a Cross Mountain Crusher water bottle & T-shirt.

Cross Mountain Crusher 2017 Tee Shirt

« 2017 Tee
.. 2020 Tee to be revealed!!

Bikers hanging out in the parking lotTim Quilty, the evergreen emcee
Cyclist pauses to take in the sights beside Cooper Lake

Ride Day Schedule:

Registration on the day of the event will be at 7:30 to 8:15 AM.

Mandatory Pre-Ride Safety talk is at 8:15 AM.

The event begins at 8:30 am.

Rider taxiing from event parking

Thank you to our sponsors!

Rider cycling through woods, pointing with a large smile at the camera man
Wadler Bros LogoSalsa Cycles - Adventure by BikeOverlook Bicycles logoCatskill Brews logoCatskill Recreation Center logo
Young woman on bike clearly enjoying the gorgeous ride
Zephyr Restaurant logoTanglewood Doors logoEnergy Alternatives logoBrew & Bike Coffee logo
Riders enjoying Cross Mountain Crusher fun on a back road through a wooded area
Kona logo Teravail logo Hubbell Family Farms since 1848 ISSI:Cosmic Sports Brand logoWest Hurley Garage logo
Cyclists easing down a country road past a Share The Road sign
Emerson Resort logoScarth Construction Company logoTitan Well Drilling logoBarry Price Architecture logoBeaverdam Builders logoGiant Bikes logo
The Cross Mountain gravel grind is a fantastic way to enjoy the fresh beauty of Spring in the Catskills
Woodstock Brewing logo Orange Seal logo

Phil & Ivy Darmstadt
Cole and Griffin Construction
Peekamoose Restaurant & Tap Room
Timberland Properties

Ericson's Automotive Inc.
Bread and Breakfast
Bill Buckholz
Ralf Darmstadt
JRC Sales and Service, Inc

Wayman's Automotive
JJA Associates
B & D Motors
Reliable Tent Rentals