Bike racing

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On designing a game that interconnects my life and connects with others

Published Jan. 20, 2020

It's fun (and frustrating, yes) to watch people playtest your creation. Every game night provided a new opportunity to make the experience a little better. But then one day you watch a game play out with your complete silence and that's when you know that you've made something special that actually works.

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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.