Ed Kross was born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts, where he still lives. He works as an Electrical Engineer, but his life really revolves around cycling. He has served as the Northeast Bicycle Club's (NEBC) president and race promoter, along with several other activities with them. He is a member of the Minuteman Road Club, Charles River Wheelman, Massbike and the Ultramarathon Cycling Association, but considers NEBC home. He has been licensed through them for the entire 25 years he has been racing.
Enjoying many victories as a Category 4 and 3 racer, including the Myles Standish and Sterling, Ed's successes brought him all the way to the USCF Road Nationals in 1990. All the while, he kept finding himself riding longer and longer distances, turning 100 mile rides into 200-275 mile rides on Saturday - with an additional 150 mile ride home on Sunday.
When Ed discovered ultramarathon (cycling) racing in 1991, he found the event he could really relate to. He qualified for the Race Across America by winning the RAAM Open East in 1991, and here are his impressive results:
- 1992 Rookie of the Year
- 1994 7th Place
- 1997 Had to drop out 300 miles short of the finish because of illness
- 1999 9th Place
In addition to riding across the country, he set a record in the Boston-Montreal-Boston race in 1993, and won it a second time in 1996. He was won several 24 hour road racing events and captured the Ultracup Off-Road 24 hour race held at Temple Mountain in 1996.
Needless to say, Ed Kross is a hero in any cycling arena and here's what he has to say about his Peter Mooney Signature bicycle: