Pathway to pain … the North Carolina cyclo-cross racing series

Cyclo-cross has become very popular in North Carolina as the fall and winter competitive cycling activity.  Winston-Salem has become a leading city for promotion with a competitive series with many events –  until recently, every Tuesday night at the Dixie Classic Fairground in Winston-Salem, and culminating with the state championships and three January, 2012 races.  Points are cumulative for the season.  The state championships were  December 17 at Washington Park in Winston-Salem. The courses  feature pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike whilst navigating the obstruction and remounting.

Three more events are scheduled for the Piedmont, NC: Fayetteville, January 8; Durham, January 21; Greensboro, January 22.

Want to know more?  Familiarize yourself with the mantra of cyclo-cross: “the muddier, the better!”

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