After its debut in 2013, Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Harriman State Park will once again host the Supercross “cyclocross” bicycle races on November 22 and 23.
Cyclocross (cross) is officially the fastest growing discipline in the world of bicycling. “Cross” racing takes place on a closed courses of roughly 2.5 miles per lap, over varied on and off-road terrain. Unique to cross, natural and artificial barriers require competitors to not only ride, but to carry and run with their bicycles slung over a shoulder multiple times during the course of a single lap. Spectators can witness—at arms length—the combination of explosive power and bike handling finesse required to master sprint-filled races that range in length from five to eight laps, or 30 to 60 minutes.
Race director Myles Romanow, in his 10th year of organizing this internationally sanctioned sporting event, said he was thrilled to announce his partnership with Rockland County Tourism in 2014.
In addition to hosting a pivotal stop on the USA Cycling ProCX calendar (where pros are battling at other race venues from September through December for their share of the $40,000 prize list), each day will offer races for everyone from beginners signing up for their first race, collegiate athletes from the ECCC, to the seasoned “masters” racer taking a break from cleaning the gutters on this weekend. All have an opportunity to race on the very same course that the pros will tackle in the afternoon. Registration for all racing categories is now open at: www.bikereg.com/supercross-cup-uci-c2-c2-weekend.