CycloCross is Coming!
If you haven’t been to a cyclocross race you haven’t watched bike racing. Cross is as close as you can get to riding without actually riding. These guys (and gals) are tough, and the sport is extremely intense, with mud, snow, off road, on road, and barriers to literally hop off your bike and jump over. The best thing about watching cross is that unlike most bike racing, it is truly a spectator’s sport. The course passes through several areas on a tighter loop than most mountain bike courses, and certainly most road biking courses (you’re lucky if you see them go by you just once).
Here’s a link to some regional races in the VERGE series. http://www.necyclocross.com/schedule.html I’ll be attending the Northampton, MA race. If you can go to just one, go to Gloucester. It’s by far the best!!!