You could spend thousands of dollars, travel to France, stand on the side of a mountain all day, and watch the Tour De France pass by in less than 10 minutes. On the other hand, you could bike to Ronnie Van Zant Park in Green Cove Springs and watch the most exciting bicycle racing in the world.
On Saturday, January 10, 2021, Velobrew will be hosting the Florida Bicycle Racing Association 2021 Cyclocross Championships.
Florida cross riders have been racing in the mud since October, to prepare for the championships.
The North Florida Bicycle Club is going to show our support by Riding to the Races.
We leave Fleming Island, heading west on 220, circle Asbury Lakes and then stop at mile 18 at Ronnie Van Zant Park at about 9:45. Once we arrive you have the option of staying to watch some races or if you have limited time you can continue the ride. For those of us that stay, we will watch some racing and then we will finish the other 24 miles.
Cyclocross is the most fun bike sport to watch with a vast tradition of spectator interaction and partying. Do bring your cowbells to cheer on the racers as they pass. No cowbell? Then heckle, cheer, jeer –whatever. Just make some noise.
Bring some hand-ups. These are often in the form of dollar bills. The goal is for the racer to maintain speed while grabbing the hand-up, making an exciting interaction between the racer and spectator.
The championship will feature a demanding course that tests the participants on trails, grass, steep hills, and obstacles – forcing the racers to dismount at several points to run while carrying their bikes. The courses are short circuits so spectators can see a lot of action from one vantage point. Races are short and action-packed, without a dull moment.
THIS RIDE COUNTS FOR POINTS AND MILEAGE.
When: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Where: Ronnie Vant Zant Park, 2760 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs
10:00 am Masters 35/45/55
11:00 am Women 4/5, 3, 1/2
12:00 pm Men 4/5
1:00 pm Single Speed
1:30 pm Kids MTB
2:00 pm Men's & Women's MTB
3:00 pm Jr Boys & Girls
3:45 pm Pro