2015 Ellison Park Cyclocross
C1 Saturday – C2 Sunday!
Can’t be down at the park with us today? Watch the live feed on Gnarlymonkey.com!
Clear your calendar for September 4th, 5th and 6th because you won’t want to miss a second of the action! We kick off early this year with course preview, a Clinic by Jonathan Page, and a new event for the whole gang – the Ellison Park CX Night Fondo!
A Class 1 (C1) event is set for Saturday, September 5th and a Class 2 (C2) is scheduled for Sunday, September 6th – 2015 will be bigger and better than ever! We have a non-sanctioned night-fondo planned for Friday the 4th as well as allocated time for the pros to pre-ride the course later in the day. As the only UCI race in the world this weekend, the competition with be the fiercest and the crowds will be incredible!
PRO TEAMS: Elite parking is limited and going fast! Contact the race director to reserve your space today!
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 2015 Full Moon Vista 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!