IMG_8500 (1) After the first cyclocross race in Airport Acres last weekend, we’re holding a pre-Halloween cyclocross event on 29 October.  a mini-cyclocross course within our community garden for the kids. We are hoping for an even better turn out next Sunday  – if you know of kids young and old, please share with them! We’ll likely have 2 categories (under 6 and over 6), where each “race” is 10-15 minutes. Last week, we had 3 main obstacles: mulch mountain, teeter tot, and log jump; we’ll be adding something new this coming weekend.

Where: Airport Acres community garden. End of Rose Avenue.

When: 29 October, 3:30 pm, rain or shine. ‘Races’ will start at 4:00.

What to bring: bike (strider or regular) + helmet; beverage or snack to share (or a couple piece of wood if it’s cold), extra clothes in case it’s muddy; your own bike + helmet or running sneakers if you want to try the course during a warmup lap

Volunteers: We’ll need some volunteers for the course during the event, and some help setting up / tearing down. I’ll start setting up at 3pm.

What is Cyclecross? “A form of bicycle racing. Races typically take place in the autumn and winter (the international or “World Cup” season is October–February), and consist of many laps of a short (2.5–3.5  km or 1.5–2  mile) course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount.” – from wikipedia

Contact: Scotty;  durelles@me.com or 540.449.8346. Let me know if you have any questions, or have ideas for a new obstacle challenge!

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