What:  A support, training and social group for people who are curious about racing cyclocross.

Who: We aim to have a diverse group of Riders. There are no age limits. No fitness tests. No fashion contests. All are welcome.

Why: Try something new. Meet some other Folks who ride bikes. Get muddy. Have fun. Repeat.

Questions?

Does it cost anything?  Yes. Club membership is $50.

What does the money go towards?

  • $20 off a pre-race tune-up
  • Special club rates on parts and bike rentals
  • Classes taught by experienced riders
  • And (most importantly) snacks at practices

What if I don't have a cyclocross bike'? One of the best things about cyclocross is that you can participate using a variety of different kinds of bikes -- you don't need one that is expressly designed for cross racing. Stop by or give us a ring if you're wondering whether or not your bike is 'cross appropriate. If not, we're offering 10% all 'cross bikes we sell for club members AND we'll have Liv Brava SLR cyclocross bikes available for rental. 

What if I'm not in good enough shape? Turns out that riding bikes is a great way to get in better shape! Also, there are no fitness tests for joining this club. All are welcome. 

Do I have to commit to racing the entire season? Nope. This is about giving cyclocross a try, not committing your soul to it. After our first race together, some will likely continue racing more, some might just continue cheering for them and choose not to race again. It's entirely up to you.

How do I sign up? Space is limited to 20 participants and you can register here. After you sign up, we'll be in touch soon after.

Questions? Email leah@gladysbikes.com for all the answers.

Practice Schedule

Week #1- August 17- 6pm

Topic: Introductions, Overview + Mounting and Dismounting

Location: Irving Park

Week #2- August 24- 6pm

Topic: Barriers (and how to get over them)

Location: Irving Park

Week #3- August 31- 6pm

Topic: Handling Hills and Corners

Location:  Irving Park

Week #4- September 7- 6pm

Topic: Race Recap, Questions and Party!

Location: Irving Park -- and beyond!

 

Race Day: Trophy Cup Opener on Tuesday, September 5

Location: Portland International Raceway

Weekly Rides

In addition to weekly practices, we'll be leading weekly Monday gravel rides in Forest Park to practice hills and handling skills on unpaved terrain. Meet at the Thurman gate entrance to the park at 6:00pm and we’ll ride together from there. All are welcome -- regardless of if you participate in the 'cross club or not.