“Spooky Cross stood out from all the other races last year," said Luke Arens of Corridor Devo. "It was a fun, warm, and fast race. I loved the long off-camber early in the race because usually races don’t have challenging off-cambers like that.”
“Last year was my first year but definitely not my last time racing Spooky Cross. I recommend it to anyone looking for a fun race that will help you grow your skill but also is not impossibly hard.”
Another relative newcomer, Kimberly Breuer of Waterloo, agreed: "My first cyclocross race was actually Spooky Cross two years ago! I had never raced anything before, I don't know a lot about bikes, and my back wheel came off in the practice lap. I still had enough fun that I came back again."
Last year, when Spooky moved to its new venue Altoona Campus, Kimberly was not disappointed. "The venue and atmosphere of this race are both really spectator- and beginner-friendly. The course has a nice variety of terrain with flat sections, long uphills, wide open sections, and some weaving through a wooded area.?