BUSHWACKER CX

TAKE on BRADLEY PARK by BICYCLE at

Bushwhacker CX a Cyclocross Event

bushwacker

On October 27th,  join us as area cyclists ride and race over the terrain at Bradley Park.  Expect to be cheered on as you ride around a 1.5 mile course across grass, sand, the Japanese bridge, and more.  You’ll start near the pavilion by the tennis and sand volleyball courts. This February’s event brought snow, mud, laughter, and cheers at Expo Gardens and now we’re ready to do the same at Laura Bradley Park.

With the success and popularity cyclocross has earned over the last few years, a group of central Illinois race directors decided to join in on the fun and start a race series. Bushwhacker jumped on board to sponsor the first event in the Peoria area.  The race is expected to have near 100 cyclists compete in four different categories. The event starts with a first timer/beginner friendly 40 minute race, followed by the 50 minute expert race, a 40 minute women’s and juniors race, and finish up with an open race for everyone to participate in. The course will offer something for everyone, easy enough for beginners, yet challenging for the faster cyclists.

Bushwhacker CX Feb 2013

What is cyclocross?

The origin of cyclocross is somewhat debated, but the Belgians claim to have started it all.  It is a form of bicycle racing requiring competitors to complete laps 1.5-2.5 miles long as many times as possible in a given amount of time.  Courses are about the width of a lane of traffic, mostly on grass, through fields and forests, and require riders to dismount over small obstacles, sand, or logs.  It is extremely spectator friendly, as crowds can line the course around fun obstacles to cheer or jeer riders as they pass.

The event will take place October 27, 2013 from 9:00am–2:00pm with races starting at 10:00am.  Beginners race for 40 minutes starting at 10am, Experts for 50 minutes at 11:00am, Women and Juniors at 12:15, and an Open Race for all classes will be held at 1:20.  Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in each class and due to the proximity to Halloween there will be a best-costume prize as well.

For additional information on the Bushwhacker CX, please visit www.bushwhacker.com/cx.html or call Brad 309.692.4812.

Bushwacker CX Facebook Event Page

Leave a Reply