I had a couple people ask what cyclocross is a couple posts ago and I've noticed when I talk about cross outside of the PNW, I get the same puzzled look and the same question following: What is cyclocross? I hope to answer your question today with the help of some recently published content.
To me, cyclocross is many things and some of which I can't put into words. It's one of those things you just have to experience to understand it's awesome-ness. What I can say is that it's the most physically demanding 45 minutes I've ever experienced. It's an easy way to get into bike racing if you don't race any other disciplines. It's the best way to spend your Saturday's in the Fall and Winter. It's just as fun for spectators as it is for the racers. It's a community of people who heckle you, but it's all in good fun. It's a group of riders mixed of people who are beginners to pros and no one cares how good you are or what place you come in. It's the most fun 45 minutes you'll ever have.
Lately there have been loads of videos, posts, articles written on the sport so I decided to keep the specifics out of my thoughts above and share these. Enjoy!
Cyclocross. A Northwest Primer. by Andy Bokanev
Best of the Northwest: Woodland Park Trail by way of the MFG Cyclocross Woodland Park GP
Cyclocross Explosion in the Northwest by Dennis Crane
From Hand-Ups to Handshakes: Why More Women Need to Race Cyclocross