Friday, November 18, 2011
North Meck Cyclo Cross Series
Having a rest week this week has left me board as can be so Tuesday I decided to ride up to North Meck Park and check out the North Meck Cyclo-Cross Series.
The series takes place each Tuesday night in November except for the week of Thanksgiving.
This past Tuesday was shorts and t-shirt weather so around 6pm I drove up to the park. The races were already in full swing.
Rob Morgan, one the bike mechanics from TrySports who frequently rides in these events, filled me in on the details.
Basically, they have a 1 mile long course mapped out with huddles where each cyclist needs to dismount and run over. Otherwise, they ride their bikes.
The course navigates around the baseball fields at the park.
With the lights turned on under the night sky, the settings for the race make it pretty cool to watch.
They have multiple races and welcome riders beginning to advance.
Makes me want to dust off my mountain bike and try it in two weeks.
The races are timed and awards are given.
They even provide food as you can see by the below picture.