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The NEW NOLA CX Practice Course

CX Crew 2015Thanks to some sweet course adjustments and extensions by our pal Micheal Boedigheimer (@landsoftly) from Yeah You Ride!, we have a really challenging and technical new section of our NOLA CX practice course at City Park. For anyone interested in getting out to see the course and hit some practice, the Strava segment is below.

The best way to get involved in NOLA CX is to show up to one of our practices: Women’s practice is Sunday at 7:30am (Note that the course is open for all, but please give the women space to handle their business), and our open skills practice and training race is Thursday afternoon – practice at 5:30, race at 6:30.

Also getting kicked off for the fall is one of our favorites – “Daddy Day Cross” – Sunday’s at 9am. Bring your bike, bring the kids with their bikes… and bring the donuts. Totally unstructured fun for all – open course for laps, and we make sure someone is always minding the little ones, mainly so they don’t eat all the donuts.

The best way to stay up on all the news is to join the NOLA CX Facebook group.

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1185876_10203959376336768_8974609074105451101_nJoin the Semi-Tough Cycling Club and Yeah You Ride! on October 12, 2014, at City Park for the first cyclocross race of the season in the New Orleans area. SWAMPLOCROSS! is an unsanctioned cyclocross race, generously sponsored by PBR, Bicycle Micheal’s, RAW Republic, Pizza Delicious, Pagoda Cafe  and more! 

The City Park Single Track is the site for fast and frenetic CX action. Tight technical turns; fast, forested sweepers;  wide open grasslands; narrow lagoon bridges; wild rooted runs; and muddy ditches – its all in the mix. This course is so wild, it ain’t even legal cyclocross – it’s SWAMPLOCROSS!

In addition to the race, there will be free food and drink to celebrate the NOLA cycling community’s support for the Pablove Foundation and their annual Pablove Across America ride. We will have breakfast tacos from Pagoda Cafe, donuts from Blue Dot Donuts, iced coffee, and adult beverages from PBR.

Top this all off  with a multi-sonic syllabus from our own DJ Sir Cheerio, stir in the sounds of heckling and cowbells, and you have all the makings of a legit Sunday morning throw down.

  • A, B and Women’s race categories.
  • $10 entry fee, $5 for additional races if you qualify. (Women can choose to race in the A’s or B’s additionally. Top 3 in B’s can race in the A’s)
  • Fundraiser for Nola Angola and City Park Single Track Trail maintenance
  • Beer and food!
  • All bikes welcome. Costumes and bribes encouraged
  • Tunes provided by Sir Cheerio!
  • Spectating is always free! Bring your clever heckles.

9am – Women (5 Laps)
9:45 – B race (5 Laps)
10:30 – A race (8 Laps)

To pre-register, please fill out our simple Google Reg Form. No pre-payment required. All entry fees paid on race day.