Spooky Cross is back again for another awesome race weekend with all proceeds going to JDRF. Come join Zealous Racing for a SPOOKTACULAR weekend of Cyclocross racing on October 27th and 28th! The course is located by the Altoona Campus in Altoona, IA. It is very spectator friendly with many areas to watch a lot of the action. With our new venue there will be a brand new course with fun, flow, and plenty of challenges! We'll have our Costume Race back again on Saturday also!
Many consider cyclocross to be a steeplechase with modified road bikes on a 2km course over hill and dale; others consider it muddy hell. Its roots can be traced to the early 1900s, when French army private Daniel Gousseau would ride his bicycle alongside horseback-riding friends through the woods. But it's also an immensely popular winter race discipline, guaranteed to get you fitter (and muddier) with an exceptional atmosphere to boot.
Like triathlon, cyclocross mixes multiple athletic endeavours, namely riding and running, with a strong emphasis on skillful bike handling. The pace, barriers, climate and technical aspects of the course weed out the weak and make for good theatre. Spectators with horns and cowbells provide a festival environment, especially in Europe.If you like bikes, beer and lots of mud, cyclocross is for you(BikeRadar.com)
Sounds like fun? Come out and see for yourself!
Please join us for a fun Halloween race weekend!
DIRECTIONS TO NEW VENUE
From I-80E: Take exit 141 for US-65 S toward Altoona/Des Moines Continue onto US-65 S Take exit 83 for US-6/Hubbell Ave toward I-35 Turn left onto NE 46th Ave/8th St SW Drive East for approximately 2 miles and the Altoona Campus will be on your right(South side of 8th St. SW).
From I-80W: Take exit 143 toward Altoona Turn left onto State Hwy 945/NE 72nd St Continue onto 1st Ave N Turn right onto 8th St SW Drive on 8th St. SW for approximately 1.5 miles and the Altoona Campus will be on your left(South side of 8th St. SW).
*** Parking will be available at the Altoona Campus as well as the Altoona Dog Park.
*** See attached image for parking details