September 20, 2022
Fall is in the air. That means it’s time for the PCC Cyclocross season! Our weekly series runs from September 25 to November 20. We have races at Elmhirst’s Resort, Douro Park, Selwyn Beach and more!
For those unfamiliar with the sport, cyclocross is all about speed, anaerobic efforts and bike handling. Races are usually at parks on mixed surfaces: grass, gravel, pavement and sand. There is a course set up and the athletes complete several laps in a set period of time (30 and 40 min for our series). There are often obstacles or features that require riders to dismount and carry their bikes. Most racers use cyclocross bikes, but a gravel or mountain bikes will work just fine.
We had some great mixed racing last year. In an attempt to have more riders racing with athletes their own speed, we have made some changes. This means you may not always race with your age or gender, but with people your speed. It makes for better racing and more fun! For athletes racing 40 min, the September 25 race is a qualifier to sort groups into start times. We strongly recommend you participate this Sunday. We will continue to have three start times: 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 am. We will continue to have a Youth/Beginner Race at 9:00, 30 min in length. Intermediate to expert adults wanting to race 40 min will be sorted by speed between the 9 and 10 am starts. Times from the first race on September 25 will be used to sort riders. The fastest 60% will make up the 10am start. The rest will start at 9:00am for future races. The 11am start will continue to be the kids (3-10yr old) start.
See the Tech guide for complete details.