This weekend marks the beginning of the seven-week River City Bicycles Cross Crusade Cyclocross. If you’re anything like me, you just scratched your head and said “Cyclocross? That sure sounds like it involves bikes, but what is it?”
According to Wikipedia, Cyclocross is a form of bicycle racing. The racing typically happens during autumn and winter. The course features pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the terrain and remount. As defined by some of the Bob’s Red Mill participants, “it’s a whole heap of fun, mud and exercise on a cold, drizzly morning.”
No matter how you look at it, it’s sure to be a spectacle. We have three employees who will be participating in the Portland races this year and we are decking out in our rain gear to support them. The first event is being hosted by Alpenrose Dairy in Southwest Portland on October 5th. Races begin at 9 am and continue through the day with the last rast beginning at 2:30 pm.
I’ll be there cheering on our folks throughout the day. Come on down and show your support for these driven athletes! More information about River City Bicycles Cross Crusade can be found here.
photos courtesy of River City Bicycles Cross Crusade Cyclocross