Cyclocross - Getting Started
Organizers of Cyclocross races in Victoria have taken into account that it’s a relatively new sport, and not everyone has a Cyclocross bike (a bike that looks like a road bike, with drop bars and bigger wheels, but has bigger knobby tires like a mountain bike, and brakes that have a bit more clearance, so the mud can get through). So they have invented the Open category for any kinds of bike. A mountain bike would probably be best, but folks have ridden CX races on track bikes, road bikes, a woman’s step-through, a unicycle, a BMX and even a tandem!
I want to start racing, where do I sign Up?
A CA Gold membership or a Cyclocross Season Pass will do the job. The former can be purchased through CA or your local cycling club. The latter can generally be purchased on the day of the race. 3-Ride and Day Permits are also available. For more information on Cyclocross memberships, see the Dirty Deeds Cyclocross Blogspot.