Rochester’s weekend of UCI cyclocross returns this September 10-11, and like the KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival, will be moving to larger, more capable venue for this season. Rochester’s new venue also happens to look more scenic as well. Full details of the change (and professional cyclocross racers returning to the event) below. And don’t miss your chance to race and dine for free, with front-row call-ups via our latest giveaway.
ROCHESTER, NY—Since 2008, Rochester’s Ellison Park was home to an epic cyclocross course that grew into the premier UCI Cross weekend of the region. Fast-forward eight years and the event simply outgrew Ellison Park. Organizers saw this coming though, and the mastermind behind it all, Scott Page had been working on things in his head for several years.
While some riders are sad to see the notorious hills go, others couldn’t be happier. However, as the t-shirts said last year, this still isn’t a dirt criterium and Page has made sure that the event’s new home, Genesee Valley Park, provides just as many challenges for riders and exciting vantage points for spectators. With unique wooded sections, steep run-ups and a course that capitalizes on all a ton of elevation changes, Genesee Valley Park will surely blow riders away.
Rochester is proud to have this gem of a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. With a ton of space and amazingly unique terrain, Rochester Cyclocross is sure to develop a new reputation just as deserved as Ellison’s notoriety.
Page and his crew from Full Moon Vista put everything they have into their events and Rochester Cyclocross, on September 10-11, is no exception. The new venue provides amazing facilities, more parking, space for team vehicles and club row. Full Moon Vista is thrilled to expand this event and provide the amenities and facilities that had just not been possible previously.
With fields for kids and newbies all the way up to UCI Class 1 on Saturday and a Class 2 event on Sunday (plus a pro-taught cyclocross clinic on Friday), the weekend promises to be full of fierce competition as riders kick off the season.
For fans who cannot make the trip, live streaming is planned on the race’s website.
With reigning and four-time Elite National Champion Jeremy Powers and four-time National Champion Jonathan Page already set to race, Rochester is ready for cross season, are you?
More info: rochestercyclocross.com
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