Josh Thornton Cross Season Kickoff Party
The Little Everglades Ranch on Sunday, Sepetember 9th promises to be the center of the Florida Cyclocross universe when Josh Thornton hosts a cyclocross clinic in advance of his return to the national cyclocross scene. Thornton, a former pro with both Toyota-United and Kodak/Sierra Nevada, raced a limited schedule in cyclocross in 2011, but has big plans for his return to a full UCI Cyclocross calendar in 2012.
Thornton at the 2011 GP Gloucester. (Photo: Josh Thornton)
The clinic starts at 2pm at a location synonymous with Florida Cyclocross, The Little Everglades Ranch. Thornton knows the ranch well as he won the 2011 State Championship at the venue and he will be sharing his knowledge with racers of all abilities – mountain bikers and first timers are highly encouraged to attend. Thornton will lead a clinic that will cover a variety of disciplines important to cyclocross such as barriers, starts and technical riding.
Thornton at 2011 GP Gloucester. (Photo: Thornton)
The 2012 season promises to be one of the biggest in United States history as the World Championships will be held outside of Europe for the first time ever in Louisville, Kentucky. Thornton hopes to gain enough UCI points over the course of the year to be in the conversation come January for a spot on the US National Team, a position he has held previously.
The clinic costs $20 and includes some great tasting BBQ. All proceeds help support Josh Thornton’s racing season and will help us put Florida on the map for cyclocross in the United States. The Little Everglades Ranch is located at: 38233 Ashbrook Road,Dade City,FL 33523