What is Cyclocross?

Cyclocross, or CX, is a discipline of bike racing that has its roots in Europe. Originally an off-season form of training for road racers, it developed from riding road-bikes off-road, and through the 70s, 80s and 90s began to develop it’s own equipment and scene. What some might call a grass-crit, it is a circuit race on varied terrain, with natural and man-made obstacles testing handling and power, with Pro/Elite racers doing a 1 hour race, and entry level weekend-warriors enjoying 30 minutes of suffering. Currently, Cyclocross has it’s own UCI World Cup events and UCI World Championship, and enjoys popularity around the world, primarily in Europe, and this is growing, especially in North America, and the Cascadia region sees a special breed of CX racer, who likes a challenging course, a family friendly environment and a full day event atmosphere.