The World Is Coming to Louisville! | News
From Bike Louisville
LOUISVILLE, KY - By now, I'm sure you've heard that Louisville is hosting the World Cyclocross Championships - the first time this event has ever been held in America. It's coming up at the end of January at Eva Bandman Park and the Masters event the Champions Park, both on River Road. The event will be filled with the best cyclocross racers in the world, great food and fun! Tickets are available now.
Volunteers are Needed!
One of the best ways to see the races is to volunteer and you can sign up right now! Volunteers are still needed in many areas, so tell your friends and family to get involved to support cycling in Louisville!
And if you've never see a cyclocross race, you have to watch this video which really sums it all up!
How did Louisville get to host this cool event? Thanks to the support of local cyclists and Metro Parks, Louisville has long had strong support for cyclocross. We've hosted local, regional and national races here for many years. And we have some of America's best racers! In fact, this past weekend at the 2013 Cyclocross Nationals in Wisconsin, Louisville racers finished 1st and 3rd in the Men's Junior 10-12 year old category, 4th in the 15-16 category and 2nd in the Men's category 1/2/3 under 23!
Facts about Cyclocross:
• Cyclocross bikes are similar to racing bicycles: however, they utilize knobby tread tires typically seen in mountain bikes
• Cyclocross riders are allowed to change bicycles if need be and receive mechanical assistance during races
• Races typically take place in autumn and winter, when course conditions are at their most challenging
• Although the sport first took hold in Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic), it's getting substantial footing in the United States.
Make plans now to join the international crowd!