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Cyclocross in Virginia?

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I've been a roadie for several years now, and I'm interested in dipping my toes into the world of cyclocross. Before I take the plunge and spend the money on a bike (even a used one), I'm curious whether there are many races in Virginia. I've Googled a bit and poked around the USA cycling website, and it looks like there aren't that many cross races in the Virginia (I have a family, so frequent overnight travel to races is not really possible). So, can anyone tell me if there's much of a community in Virginia? Are there any clubs who might organize non-sanctioned "training races?" I would love to hear from any crossers who could tell me what the scene is like - I would hate to spend the money on a bike and have solo rides on gravel roads be the only way that I could ride. Thanks for any comments.


Best,

Dave
 
Jul 29, 2009
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There are so many races in Virginia. You have the Virgina CX Series which is mostly around C'ville and Richmond, also you can race in MD and PA.
 
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redstar said:
There are so many races in Virginia. You have the Virgina CX Series which is mostly around C'ville and Richmond, also you can race in MD and PA.

Redstar:

Thanks for taking the time to reply. Since I posted, I did discover the Potomac Velo Club. Apparently they put on a race, and have a series of "Intro to cyclocross" on Tuesdays in September. I'll will do my best to make at least one of these sessions and I will hit a race or two this fall. After over twenty years on the road (roadie to triathele and back to roadie), I'm really excited about giving this a go!


Dave
 
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there's CX all over, as people have said:

check out

http://www.midatlanticcross.info/2009.html

and be sure to race DCCX, with one of the largest women's fields in the area! not to mention free frites and beer!

http://www.dcmtb.com/blog/dc-cx


Biciclette Bianchi said:
I've been a roadie for several years now, and I'm interested in dipping my toes into the world of cyclocross. Before I take the plunge and spend the money on a bike (even a used one), I'm curious whether there are many races in Virginia. I've Googled a bit and poked around the USA cycling website, and it looks like there aren't that many cross races in the Virginia (I have a family, so frequent overnight travel to races is not really possible). So, can anyone tell me if there's much of a community in Virginia? Are there any clubs who might organize non-sanctioned "training races?" I would love to hear from any crossers who could tell me what the scene is like - I would hate to spend the money on a bike and have solo rides on gravel roads be the only way that I could ride. Thanks for any comments.


Best,

Dave