2013 Full Moon Vista Cyclocross at Ellison Park
Welcome to the only UCI 2-Day International Cyclocross bicycle race in Upstate New York!
The 2013 Full Moon Vista Cyclocross at Ellison Park has moved to a new date for 2013 – October 19th and 20th! With our new title sponsor, Full Moon Vista Bike & Sport and continued support from the Rohrbach Brewing Company, Monroe County Sports Commission, Monroe County Parks, Good Smoke BBQ and the Genesee Valley Cycling Club, we are excited for an even bigger and better event! We will be having UCI Elite racing on BOTH Saturday & Sunday – we will also have amateur racing both days as well!
After a great weekend, the 2012 race is on the books! It went great and soon we’ll be working on 2013. Before we get to that though – check out the following recaps, press coverage and photos that the cycling world has been putting up about Rochester’s very own Rohrbach’s Ellison Park Cyclocross:
- USA Cycling Coverage - Pro CX: Bazin & Wyman Sweep First Weekend to Take Early Lead
- VeloNews – Day 1 Race Report by Todd Scheske
- VeloNews – Photo Gallery by Brian Boucheron
- Cycling News – recaps, photos and results
- CX Magazine’s Coverage – VIDEOS!!!! recaps and results. (Be sure to scroll down to hear from Wyman, Page and Lindine!)
What is cyclocross racing?
Cyclocross is best described as an off-road bike race mixed with steeplechase. Riders race laps around a short course (2.5 to 3.5km / 1.5 to 2 miles) that usually features some pavement, some dirt, some woods, some steep hills and for good measure, some obstacles thrown in that require riders to dismount, work their way through and then get back on and ride some more. Races last about 30 to 60 minutes depending on the classification of the rider.
Cyclocross races are held in the fall and winter and have been huge in Europe going back at least fifty years, though interest in the U.S. has picked up at a rapid rate in recent years (the fastest growing sport in U.S. cycling). If you’re interested in witnessing one of the most exciting cycle sports or looking for a new way to keep in shape, check out the 2012 Rohrbach’s Ellison Park Cyclocross race as a spectator or a participant!
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page for answers to all those cyclocross questions!