Alright, everyone, Crazy Joe Cross has been greenlighted for another season! Year number 14!
1) These aren't really bike races/rides as much as they are celebrations of Ronny and Alli's wedding anniversary (Sept 4th) and Alli's 29th birthday (Sept 13th). They just happen to have a cyclocross theme to them. Members of the Fort Collins cycling community are specifically invited to attend.
2) We'll be at Bush Acres Tuesdays September- 3rd 10th and 17th. New Belgium Cyclocross will start on the 24th.
3) The 'races' are FREE and open to all members of the local cycling community on any type of bike.
And the usual CJCX Copy and Paste from previous years only slightly updated to make more fun of Joe and the dates.
Crazy Joseph Saperstein started these rides 14 years ago in FoCo public parks as a way to get in shape for the CX season (obviously), YGR took them over after he fled to the Boulder Bubble for financial reasons, then to Boston then back to the Bubble. Perhaps we'll get him to come up to grace us with his presence. If not, that's cool too, he's kind of a creep. I've heard that he's an endro bro now and pushes his bike uphill.
Anyway, the rides had been held at local parks but when the city got wind of them we had to take our message underground. That's when the man, the myth, the Ronny Bush stepped in, as he tends to do, and saved the day. Way back in 2012 RB and his wife started allowing us to race on their West FoCo property.
We'll again be enjoying 8 acres of hogback bliss owned by Ronny Bush and his wife Alli. They're opening up their yard and their bathroom to us Tuesdays September- 3rd, 10th and 17th. New Belgium Cyclocross will start on the 24th. We'll fire off 20 min races starting at 5:30. Each race will include an A pace and a B pace. We'll keep going until we're out of light.
Speaking of light, it's fading so bring your bike lights for the ride home.
The terrain is similar to that of the Dixon Reservoir area, dry, loose and poky.
There's plenty of parking if you need to race over in the tin coffin.
These FREE training rides are open to guests with any kind of bike. Feel free to come out and mix it up in the races or just ride at your own pace.
As always, if you feel you need to swear, poke people with sticks, pee on things or generally act like a jerk, please train elsewhere. We're lucky to have the opportunity to use this property so it is imperative that we treat it, and the hosts with the utmost respect. Thankfully, we've never ever had an issue with this. High fives all around. Please also be respectful of the Bush's neighbors at Westridge. For the most part they are very tolerant of these events but that could change very easily.
The course is only open during these races unless you clear it with RB.
There are thorns on course. Get some Stans or Orange Seal etc!
The course is located at 4520 Westridge Dr.
Be sure to thank Ronny and Alli for letting us trample their land. They'll be spectating.