Racing Tidbits

Cyclocross Nationals
The USA Cycling 2007 Cyclocross National Championships are scheduled for December 12th-16th at Wyandotte County Park in Kansas City, KS. If you’re planning on attending, then you’ll want to note that online registration will open on September 15th, at 12:01am CST. This is important because: “All athletes will be staged based on when they registered for the event.” Register early and often, I say. More information is available at the KC Cyclocross website.

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Chicago Cyclocross Cup
The five-race Chicago Cyclocross Cup Series kicks off at 10:00 a.m on Sunday, September 23rd in Jackson Park in the City of Chicago. The grand finale goes down on December 9th, at the Illinois State Cyclocross Championship at Montrose Park. For all the race details visit

Month of Mud
The Mountain Bike Racing Association of Western Pennsylvania’s venerable Month of Mud racing series kicks off its 19th season on Sunday, September 16th with a cyclocross race (MTBs allowed) at Mammoth Park in Mt. Pleasant, PA. Click here more information on the five-race Month of Mud series.

Clay Higgins, the organizer of the Dirt Sweat & Gears event in Fayetteville, TN, announced plans for the advent of SSUSA, a self-proclaimed “cross country and quite possibly a cross-dressing event for the single speed freaks of the world.” SSUSA will begin on Friday May 2, 2008, a day before the DSG 12 hour race, both events to be held on the sweet trails at Fayetteville’s Cotton Mill Preserve. According to single speed 24 hour world champion Dejay Birtch, “It’ll be like the Stanley Cup of the single speed world.” Higgins adds, “This year Fayetteville, next year who knows,” as organizers plan to share the single speed love by passing the event around the U.S. to other promoters. Visit the DSG website for more information.