Cyclocross

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GP Jo brings tracklocross to Wisconsin

Published Oct. 14, 2019

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.

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Stories from the cyclocross scene

Published Nov. 6, 2018

"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."

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Ridin' dirty: Cyclocross season is here

Published Sept. 5, 2018

Unpaved terrain and an assortment of challenges that showcase bike handling skills as much as it showcases pure strength and speed.

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Cyclocross racing returns to the Domes

Published Oct. 18, 2017

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).

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8 reasons to check out a cyclocross race

Published Oct. 31, 2016

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.

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Mechanic turns talents to bicycles, new shop in Mequon

Published Jan. 4, 2013

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.

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Hooked on cyclocross

Published Dec. 14, 2012

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.

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Cyclocross breaks barriers with dirt, beer and oxygen debt

Published Oct. 5, 2012

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.