According to USA Cycling, cyclocross is the fastest growing field in cycling. Why? For starters, it’s fun! It is accessible with a ton of races, and it is by far, the ultimate specter sport.
Across the Front Range and the entire state of Colorado, there are a variety of cyclocross races to test your fitness and take your cycling to another level. You might be wondering what bike parts you might need for this particular style of racing. Due to the nature of these events, you can show up on practically any bike (cyclocross, mountain bike, hybrid, road bike). Yet, because of the variety of terrain, obstacles, weather conditions and short course and race duration, you can expect to replace cycling accessories and bike parts on a more frequent basis. No worries! We’ve got you covered! A little planning goes a long way. First, set your goals on the races you’d like to do.
In our own backyard of Golden, Colorado, we have the Back to Basics Cyclocross Series. Weekly practices on Wednesdays, September12 – October 17, take place at the Lookout Mountain Youth Center and cost $15 each, or $65 for the six-race series. Choose to enter one of four loosely defined categories based on your gender, how hard you want to race, and whether you’re planning to ride a singlespeed or not.
In other areas of Colorado, there are other cyclocross races to plan:
- Boulder Cyclocross Series – September 16, 22, October 20, November 17, December 8
- Frisco Cross September 29 • Fricso
- Monarch High Cyclocross October 7 • Louisville
- The New Belgium CUP October 13-14 • Fort Collins
- Boulder Cup October 28 • Boulder
- Cross of the North December 15-16 • Loveland
- Colorado Cross Cup Challenge presented by BRAC.
So what’s stopping you? Plan your cyclocross season now, order your bike parts at bikeparts.com and grab your cow bell! See you at the races!