Discover the Thrills of Cyclocross: A Youth Mountain Biker’s Introduction/Clinic

Are you ready to take your mountain biking skills to the next level? If you’re an adventurous youth cyclist looking for a new challenge, mark your calendar for Saturday, October 7th at 9 am, because you’re invited to an exhilarating experience at the Twining Valley Bike Park. Join us for a captivating introduction to the world of cyclocross, where all genders from 6th to 12th grade are welcome to participate.

Introducing the World of Cyclocross

Cyclocross is a high-octane, off-road bicycle racing sport that seamlessly blends elements of road cycling and mountain biking. At its core, cyclocross involves navigating short, demanding courses filled with thrilling obstacles, such as barriers and stairs. The name of the game is speed and agility, making it an ideal sport for adventurous cyclists seeking to diversify their riding skills.

Watch this thrilling video to get a glimpse of cyclocross racing!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 am
  • Location: Twining Valley Bike Park
  • Registration: REQUIRED (Don’t forget!)
  • Check-in: Begins at 8:30 am
  • Equipment: Bring your MTB/CX bike and helmet
  • Rain Date: Sunday, October 8th, 2023, 9:00 am

This event is brought to you by Independence Youth Cycling, Guy’s Racing Club, SoMont, and Philly Wiss, all coming together to offer an exciting youth cycling introduction to the captivating world of cyclocross.

Dive Into the World of Cyclocross

Wondering what you’ll learn during this thrilling introduction to cyclocross? Here’s a sneak peek at some of the skills and techniques that will be covered:

  • Dismounting and Re-Mounting: Master the art of swiftly dismounting and remounting your bike, a crucial skill for tackling obstacles and tight turns.
  • Bike Handling: Develop finesse in handling your bike, ensuring you can navigate challenging terrain with ease.
  • Shouldering: Learn how to shoulder your bike effectively, a skill that can be a game-changer when faced with steep inclines.
  • Running With Your Bike: Sometimes, you’ll need to carry your bike – we’ll teach you how to do it efficiently.
  • Cornering: Conquer tight corners with confidence and precision, essential for maintaining your speed on the course.
  • Barrier Hopping: Leap over barriers like a pro, minimizing time and energy loss.
  • Mud and Sand Navigation: Cyclocross often involves muddy and sandy sections; we’ll show you how to tackle them like a champ.

And that’s just the beginning! Cyclocross promises an adrenaline-packed experience that will leave you craving more.

Registration Information

To secure your spot in this thrilling introduction to cyclocross, register here. Remember, registration is mandatory, so don’t delay!

Whether you’re a NICA/PICL/MASS mountain biker looking to broaden your horizons or a newcomer eager to discover the joys of off-road racing, this event promises an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday, October 7th, at Twining Valley Bike Park. Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey through the world of cyclocross!

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