The big switch over to skinny knobby tires happens this weekend. Bearcat 'Cross in Hermann kicks off the regional cyclocross season on Sunday Sept. 13th.
Cyclocross is thriving in St. Louis. Here's the latest news from Mike Weiss:
"On November 22nd we are going to put $1300 on the line, fly in Dave Towle from the Tour of Missouri to announce, get DJ Andew Mullins, a beer garden and host “Bubba in the Dark” a nighttime cyclocross race in Creve Coeur Park- on the lower section by where they race boats. 2 day event beginning Sat night and returning on Sunday après midi."
Just in from the STL message board:
"Unfortunately, we must cancel the May 25 Chesterfield Criterium. The complete closure of Edison Road will not be possible, and other potential options will not allow for a safe venue. The fault is completely mine for confusion regarding the permissions and possibilities for the use of Edison for a bicycle race.
I would like to thank THF Realty for giving us permission to use their property their efforts to make the race happen.
The May 24 Centaur Time Trial will still be held, as scheduled, and the purse for this event will be raised (details to follow).
I apologize for the late notice and for disrupting any plans you may have made for that weekend. Refunds will be made promptly for those who preregistered; I will work with 2wheeltech to get address information and cut checks as soon as possible. I will contact those who registered for both the May 24 TT and the May 25 crit to see if you are still interested in doing the TT.
Again, I apologize. If you have any questions or complaints my contact information is listed on the race flyer.
St. Louis Cyclocross is ready to rumble. With Nationals just across the state in Kansas City this year the Bubba Cross Series offers a full season to tune up:
PreBubbalogue-Ronde von Evergreen 9/30 Carbondale
Bubba #1 10/14 TBD
Bubba #2 10/21 TBD
Bubba #3 10/28 TBD
Bubba #4 11/4 TBD
Bubba #4.5- Mizzou Collegiate Semi-Bubba 11/10 UMC
Bubba #5 11/11 TBD
Bubba #6 11/18 TBD
Bubba #7 11/25 TBD
The BiG Shark folks will post further details here: http://bigshark.com/page.cfm?pageID=71 click on the 'read more' below for Ronde von Evergreen results:
St. Louis will be hosting a unique world class event in 2008, the UCI World Cyclostair Championship. While simillar to events like the Empire State building stair run, Cyclostair competitors must reach the top of their venue with a fully functioning cyclocross bike. The St. Louis Arch will be particularly challenging because of the difficult in passing while shouldering a bike in the narrow confines. Details at www.stairbikechamps.com