Cyclocross Hits the County’s Civic Center
Photos from the Weekend
Last week I received an email that ended with the message:”bring the kids. Bring the cowbells. Rain or shine! See you there.” It was from one of the riders for Einstein Cycles who yesterday hosted a cyclocross race at the Civic Center in Traverse City.
Cyclocross racing is a specific type of racing that mixes trail riding with pavement and grass, hills with flats, and typically includes obstacles that require riders to quickly dismount to clear. Since it takes place on a short course, it makes it a perfect spectator sport. It also makes it a perfect fit for the County run Civic Center–cowbells and all.
Unfortunately, I missed the early races, including the women and the youngster race-hopefully, there is a next year. Photographer Erik Olsen has also posted some images from the day.
Photos by Gary L. Howe