Vélo Champ Partners With Select Florida Cyclocross Races To Provide Neutral Support

On October 31, 2012 by Super Rookie


TAMPA, FL- In an effort to further the colorful cyclocross community here in Florida, Vélo Champ Cycle Sport is pulling out all the stops for the 2012-13 CX season. Vélo Champ will be the official neutral race support sponsor for the Florida Cyclocross series, offering its program at select races throughout the season: Tally Cross, Tampa Riverfront CX, Tampa CX Classic, Swamp Cross, Winter Garden Cross and Clermont Cross.

As the Florida cyclocross community continues to grow, it is clear that the added benefit of neutral race support throughout the season would provide an ideal venue for amateurs, pros and spectators alike to have an enjoyable and engaging race experience. This will include a selection of demo cyclocross bikes, a sponsored loaner/pit wheel and inner-tube inventory, a comprehensive CX tire inventory, CX/mountain pedals and spare parts to address most race-specific issues.

In addition to neutral race support, Vélo Champ will continue its tradition of hosting killer parties as it joins forces with the Florida Cyclocross Series this year: The Trash Crit & CX Party will take place Saturday, Nov. 24, at Vélo Champ (6112 N Central Ave., Tampa, FL, 33604). Along with a midseason CX party at the shop (think beer and wafels), the evening will include the Trash Crit circuit race through the back alleys of Old Seminole Heights — a 1.25-mile circuit course of unpaved alleys, trash, bum huddles, old tires, downed trees, cobbles and puddles. This evening of beer, food and racing takes place between Tampa’s Riverfront CX race and the Tampa CX Classic at Picnic Island.

Vélo Champ was born out of a love for fringe cycling disciplines just like cyclocross, and it has quickly grown in the past three years to embrace the sport unlike any other shop in the Florida market. Vélo Champ is proud to partner with the Florida Cyclocross Series as excitement for the sport continues to spread.