End Of Cyclocross Season Recap – Brevard NC


February 6, 2017

Cowie on top of the podium at a recent NCCX race. ( Photo courtesy of Emily Cowie)

After traveling thousands of miles, the cyclocross season is done and dusted. The bikes are washed, tuned, and put away and my sights are set on plans for 2017. This year's goal was to qualify for the World Championships in Luxembourg. The United States only takes six riders so racking up points and good results would be crucial to make the team.

Cyclocross started as an off-season sport for the European road professionals. It is a combination of road riding, mountain biking, and cross country running in one sport. A modified road bike is used to ride on pavement, gravel, trails, grass,...

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