Never heard of Cyclo-cross? No problem! Cyclo-cross is an intense sport that consists primarily of skinny-tired bikes on a muddy course for as many laps as you can get in during a 60 minute race. The main attraction from a spectator's point of view is the close proximity to the action. There are wrecks, battles, wipe-outs and excitement every minute of the race and the spectators are no more than a couple feet away at any point in the course. They get involved in the action, too - Cyclo-cross spectators are likely to be cheering and heckling riders and generally having fun outside the course. A Cyclo-cross race is as fun as the spectators make it.
Click here to check out some photos from the inaugural Blacksburg SuperCross MMX Cyclo-cross race held in December 2010. The race was held in an open green space park just outside Blacksburg town limits. Stay tuned for information on this becoming an annual event!