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VBR Go Cross Race
September 16 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm
Location: Fallon Park
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Go Cross Cyclocross Race returns as a 2-day UCI and USA Cycling event the weekend of September 16-17, 2023. Professional and amateur cyclists from all over the world will be headed back to the Roanoke Region this fall to race at Fallon Park, Virginia’s only permanent cyclocross course. This year’s event will also feature live music, cold beverages, tailgating parties, the infamous beer relay, food trucks, and more. Please join us for a weekend of celebrating all things Blue Ridge…beer, bikes, and bluegrass!
WHAT IS CYCLOCROSS RACING?
Picture mud-splattered cyclists running up hills with bikes flung over their shoulders. Riders smoothly dismounting, leaping over barriers, then jumping back on. Loud cheers, the clanging of cowbells, camaraderie, and fun. (performancebike.com) Cyclocross courses are typically 1.5-2 miles off-road, although may include pavement and include a variety of riding surfaces and obstacles including grass, dirt, mud pits, gravel pits, sand, stairs, barriers, and a slew of other creative combinations. The races are based on a set time (measured by number 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). Race officials will see how quickly riders complete the first laps before deciding how many total laps will be completed.