GA Cyclocross - Weekly Practices and Upcoming Clinics

Cyclocross is personally my favorite type of racing. It can be as low key or as serious as you make it, it's spectator friendly, beginner friendly, and overall just really fun. It's also really hard, but like, a fun kind of hard. :P 

WHAT IS CYCLOCROSS?

I won't even pretend to explain it better than CX Magazine, so here is what they say:

"Cyclocross is a very specific type of bike racing. For the most part, the course is off-road but there are sometimes portions of pavement included in the course. You can expect to encounter grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand, and a whole slew of other assortments and combinations. The races are based on a set time (measured by numbers of laps), not distance. Depending on your category, a race can be as quick as 30 minutes (for beginners), or as long as 60 minutes (for pros).

Courses typically, but not always include barriers, as well as other ‘features’ that will necessitate hoping both off, and back onto, your bike. Often there are hills, sand pits and muddy sections that are too difficult or slow to ride, and thus a racer will shoulder their bike and run with it. Running has become a smaller part of the racing over the last decade, but especially in the Pacific Northwest, you’ll find mud so thick it’s often faster to run.

It is a fall and winter sport, with the first crop of races usually popping up in early September, followed by Nationals, and the World Championships in January. This means that if you look outside and see rain, snow, sleet, or shine, the show will still go on."

WEEKLY PRACTICES IN GEORGIA:

Intro to CX 2017!
Presented by the Spindle.

1 hour of practice and a mock race at Atlanta’s premiere CX training location.
Mondays at 7 pm at Ellenwood CX Ranch.
(4693 Bouldercrest Road)
Optional ride out from the shop at 6 pm.
(659 Auburn Avenue)
If you plan on riding from the shop, remember lights. We will be riding back at dusk.
Clinchers or tubeless strongly recommended. Tubulars and Dekalb County roads don’t get along.
Open to all skill levels!

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Jim R Miller Practice on Wednesday Nights
Riders show up as early as 4-4:30p. They typically start practice laps around 5:30-6p and run until 7p.

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Ellenwood CX Ranch Wednesday Nights! 
6:30p start
(4693 Bouldercrest Road)

RACE SCHEDULE

More info here: http://georgiacx.com/gacxschedule/

CYCLOCROSS CLINICS

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