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Jax Cyclocross Series Tonight
The Jacksonville Training Series kicks off tonight at 630pm at Boone Park. Last year these events routinely had 30+ participants and there were all kinds of great prizes to the victors. The events are sanctioned by USA Cycling and cost only $10.
The aftermath of last year’s mud fest at Jacksonville CX Training (Photo: Tim Hayes)
FLCX.ORG will be there to report the action! Join us!
For more information see the race flyer linked on our “CX Training Races” tab.
Winter Garden/Clermont Training
Promoting extraordinaire, Jason Guillen, invites cyclocrossers of all skill levels to a new weekly Thursday night training series this Fall in Winter Garden and Clermont. The free events will focus on cyclocross technique and strategy. Each week there will be a training race to cap off the evening. The events alternate between the two venues.
Did you know that Jason and Courtney Guillen (Gearlink) were responsible for officiating half of the races last year in the FLCX Series? We could always use a few more to help out at the start line. We have gotten word from Keith Creeden of the FRCA (our governing body) that there is a new computer based training program for officials. No longer do you need to drive across the state for a clinic!
Thumbs up from one “official” to another. (Photo: Chicago Tribune)
This could be a great way to involve your friends or family that come to the races anyway. You can get paid, or better yet, a free race entry! How easy is it? Let’s just say that I got my licence five years ago and have officiated quite a few races in that time.
Email us at email@example.com to get more information.
We could use you.
Tropical Cyclocross Flyover and Training Race!
We don’t know what Dario and John Voss are feeding the gang in Miami, but they seem to be going crazy for cyclocross! Take a look at the newest picture of the flyover that will appear at this year’s Tropical Cyclocross:
One of a kind flyover in the South East as it features stairs, and not a ramp!
In addition to the new flyover Miami the folks at Tropical Cyclocross are also hosting a training race on October 27th. The race has a Halloween theme and is free to all racers. Better yet? It takes place at the old zoo.
Junior Road Cycling World Champioships = Cyclocross Pit Change
Watch closely, or you might miss it:
Boston Globe Covers Cyclocross
It isn’t everyday that one of the largest papers in the country dedicates a pullout section to cyclocross. Gotta think that the word is starting to get out. Just wait till all of the roadies and mountain bikers of Florida figure out how much fun we are having. See the story here.
St. Pete CX Practice
In much less sodden conditions than last week, Orange State Cycling held their weekly Tuesday Nite CX practice at Puryear Park. We had a great turnout this week, including women and mountain bikers. Next Tuesday will see the introduction of barriers to the party, so start practicing your dismounts/remounts. We’ll do some starts and some barrier drills, in addition to the hot laps you love so much. Most of the course layouts we use at Puryear feature a lot of tight turns to test your cornering skills, as well as your memory (did I go around this tree or that tree last lap?), so bring some tires with traction!
Picnic Island CX Practice
Sunday, September 30 will see our first adventure at Picnic Island Park in Tampa. Forty minutes of hot laps will begin at about 5.45pm. Be there.