Florida Cyclocross Chatter Vol. 8
We are only two and a half weeks out from the Florida Cyclocross kick-off race in Miami. Here is a heaping of fresh cyclocross news to keep you in the loop.
Jacksonville Training Race Series Continues
The race series in Jacksonville continues this week and through the rest of the month on Thursday nights. Race time is 6:40pm and it is located in Boone Park in the Five Points neighborhood. The series has been a roaring success for the past three years and the promoter is hoping to turn the series into an FLCX Series Race next season. Make sure you bring your light as the final laps are in the dark!
Tally Cross and Swamp Cross Flyers Posted
You may have seen our recent post announcing the flyers of Tally Cross and Swamp Cross being approved by USA Cycling. They go in the books with Tropical Cyclocross as having all of the information announced and available. USA Cycling is also reporting that the Riverfront CX race in Tampa is also in the process of permitting.
Savannah Super Prestige Cyclocross Weekend
One of the biggest races in the region right around the corner up in Savannah, Georgia. The Super Prestige race is now entering its fourth year and it continues to bring in races across the area. We have been hearing from many Floridian racers that are planning on making the trip. This race provides an opportunity to race with large fields and to get in a final tune-up before the following weekends FLCX season opener in Miami at Tropical Cyclocross.
The race information for Savannah can be found here.
Lakeland Shorttrack Cyclocross Throwdown Results Posted
Head to our results page to see the results of last weekends mudfest in Lakeland.
Josh Thornton Gets Muddy. (Photo: Michael Ploch)
Ocala Cyclocross Race In The Works?
While in Lakeland this past weekend we chatted with some folks interested in putting on a cyclocross race in Ocala this December. Keep an eye on FLCX.org to get more information about this race. The target date will be Saturday, December 1st. The promoters are hoping to get their feet wet before going all in for a race next season. For those that are curious Ocala is about 45minutes south of Gainesville on Interstate 75.
Select FLCX Series Races To Feature Neutral Support
We will soon be making an announcement about a local shop providing top notch neutral support at select races across the state. Stay tuned to FLCX.ORG to see how a local business is going to make your race day worry free!
Louisville Worlds Tickets/Course/Announcements
The World Championships in Louisville have announced their tickets for the weekend of racing. Tickets cost $40 and are available here. Many Florida racers are heading to Louisville and plan on staying at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Louisville. Also of interest was this tweet from the Louisville organizers recognizing Florida Cyclocross:
— louisville2013 (@louisville2013) October 15, 2012
Graham Partain showed up to the Lakeland CX race and filmed it…the helicopter only lasted a little while before it fell to the earth faster than Felix Baumgartner. However, he was able to make this video. Feel free to share it with the world and get more racers out to FLCX events!