Seattle Takes Control of SSCXWC

Worlds in 2010 is passed on to Seattle in an epic battle between there and San Francisco. San Francisco settles for the 2011 race.

SSCXWC: The Battle is Set: Seattle vs. San Francisco for 2010 Host City Rights: Who will host the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships in 2010? It’s come down to two cities to do battle for the rights to host next year’s fun at the SSCXWC this weekend in Portland.

Not a race til someone is in a chicken suit. © Janet Hill

Not a race til someone is in a chicken suit. © Janet Hill

Dave Queen Reflects on the SSCXWC Torch Passing to Seattle for 2010: After racing past editions of the SSCXWC in Portland, I was nervous about moving the race to Seattle in 2010. Seattle has been described as a city that is insecure, always smelling its own breath. To properly stage, or ride, the SSCXWC you must throw caution to the wind and let it all hang out. I was hopeful but not optimistic; optimism comes hard in this gray town.