So what is Cyclocross?


Cyclocross is a very specific type of bike racing. For the most part, the course is off-road but there are sometimes portions of pavement included in the course. You can expect to encounter grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand, and a whole slew of other assortments and combinations.  The races are based on a set time (measured by numbers of laps), not distance. Depending on your category, a race can be as quick as 30 minutes (for beginners), or as long as 60 minutes (for pros).

In most cases, race officials wait to see how quickly riders complete the first lap before deciding how many total laps will be completed. Depending on course conditions and pack motivation, the total time may be a few minutes less or more than the race flyer lists. Courses are twisty circuits, and if it is USAC-sanctioned, it must be a minimum of 2.5km and a maximum of 3.5km long.

Although Cyclocross is a sport that many riders take seriously about their performance, We would like to point out that cross is a sport for anyone and everyone to come out and enjoy their weekends by meeting new faces, learning new skills, and leaving with a lifetime full of memories.     

Western New Yorks Cyclocross Series