Cyclocross Rolling into Town
October 15 2014
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is getting set to host Revelstoke’s first ever cyclocross race on October 26.
Now, if you are reading this and thinking, ‘CycloWHA?!?’ don’t worry you aren’t alone.
A quick poll of the staff in the office here proved that I needed to go to the experts and get the goods on this breed of biking.
Luckily, Wade Viznaugh, co-organizer of the Cedar Shaker Cyclocross event, was happy to help.
“Cyclocross is a closed course short duration race that involves obstacles, mounts and dismounts" he explained.
"You utilize a road-bike like bike with small knobby tires and it requires a lot of speed and skill and finesse."
After a walk around the planned course with Viznaugh and his co-organizer, Mike Welch, I was starting to get an idea of what this event might look like, and I was liking the picture.
Once I saw this video, I was liking it even more:
The course for the Cedar Shaker will go through the village, out to the far parking lot, past McKenzie Landing, through the Turtle Creek beginner area and then back into the village. The competitors are doing multiple laps, making it perfect for spectators.
Plus, Welch says spectators are encouraged to bring cowbells or other noisemakers - count me in!
If you aren’t sold on making noise on the sidelines, you might want to get in on the actual action?
There is an open category and It’s only $20 for adults to enter (plus $10 for a one day license if you aren’t a member of Cycling BC) and kids are just $5.
You can register the day of the race at Revelstoke Mountain resort.