The spirit of the season at SSCXWC. © Dominic Mercier

The spirit of the season at SSCXWC. © Dominic Mercier

LOUISVILLE, KY – April 11, 2014 – The 2014 Raleigh Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships will be held at Eva Bandman Park in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

This year’s event will continue the great tradition of prior Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships, with a full weekend of qualifiers, racing and celebration – all carefully choreographed for an outstanding participant experience and only 45 minutes of pain.

In addition to the championship events, visitors coming to race, spectate or hand-up will enjoy three full days of activities, including:

  • Qualifiers for the SSCXWC14 races, featuring the legendary ‘feats of strength’
  • Guided bicycle tours through some of Louisville’s most scenic parks and neighborhoods
  • Generous samplings of KY spirits
  • Exposure to Louisville’s world-famous gastro-culture and nightlife

The foundation of this delirious display of southern hospitality is the SSCXWC race itself. Building on the success of the 2013 Raleigh Single Speed Cyclocross Derby, the SSCXWC14KY will be run at night, under the lights, over the same soil that has absorbed the sweat and crushed the spirits of the world’s best ’cross racers.

Eva Bandman, site of the 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships, is steps from the heart of downtown Louisville and provides some of the most dramatic racing terrain in the mid-west.

Additional event, registration, travel and lodging information will be made available at the official SSCXWC14KY Facebook page, or follow @SSCXWC14KY on Twitter for regular updates, snarky comments and unprecedented amounts of trash talking.