GP Jo Van Deraffe is moving from its original home at Mitchell Park and will instead be located at the Trek headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin, bringing a full day of racing and Wisconsin's first Tracklocross race.
After a full day of rains and races, these world class athletes battled it out in mud that was "three carpets deep."
To be competitive riders manifest their technical skills across a variety of turns, terrains, barriers and straight-up open chases.
Belgianwerkx Bicycle Studio has changed hands from Bill Koehler to John W. Miller, founder of Milwaukee-based venture capital firm, Arenberg Holdings. The sale, according to a press release, was finalized on Dec. 31.
"Omg I'm going to die. I can't do this. My legs are going to fall off. Why am I doing this? Why did I PAY to do this? My lungs are going to collapse. Keep going. Keep moving forward. You can do this."
The world-class champ will make a special appearance ahead of the World Cup races.
Unpaved terrain and an assortment of challenges that showcase bike handling skills as much as it showcases pure strength and speed.
GP Jo VanDeraffe brings epic, off-road cyclocross racing back to the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory in Milwaukee on Oct. 21, thanks to race organizers, Palomino American Cyclocross (Pal/AX).
The free beer and brats is just the beginning. Cyclocross leads bike racers around short laps over mixed terrain - pavement, grass, mud, and snow ... check out this hot sport that spinning around the country and greater Milwaukee.
As the summer tan lines begin to fade, two bike racing series' aim to keep the mettle in the pedals for Wisconsin bike riders: the Cross-Shooshko Cyclocross race and the Wheel & Sprocket Hugh Jass fat bike series.
The Estabrook Park Beer Garden Cyclocross Classic will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7.
After winning scholarships in national high school auto repair contests, Nicholas Moroder was speeding toward a career in the car business. He took a detour, after he found he hated working on other people's cars. Moroder found a happier application of his mechanical skills - for him and his customers - by fixing bicycles. And the discovery led to the start of the BelgianWerkx bicycle studio and gallery in Mequon, set to open on Jan. 14.
Over the course of my first season racing in the Wisconsin Cycling Association Cyclocross series, "what's cyclocross?" has been the common reaction from friends. "Thirty minutes of gasping for air" has been my best answer. With a little time to reflect, I can elaborate.
Fast and furious, often dirty, cyclocross has been the fastest growing form of bike racing in the country. Participation more than doubled from 32,000 racers to 72,000 from 2005 to 2010, according to USA Cycling. The Wisconsin Cycling Association's 15-race series has been part of the boom.