This year the popular MIVA cyclo-cross clinics return for a third year. The venue is Beban Park BMX grounds and the new day and time is Wednesday from 5pm on. All MIVA members and associate members may take part for free. Charge for non-members is $5 per session. Dates are:
If you do not have a cyclo-cross bike, bring a road bike as carrying a front or full suspension MTB gets pretty tiring. Topics covered will include:
bike equipment and preparation (tires, pressures, gearing, adapting your road bike), course walking and examination, getting over natural and artificial obstacles, dismounting and mounting, bike carrying, negotiating the running (walking?) sections, pacing yourself through the event.
For your interest and edification here is a video of a 1950′s cyclo-cross in Britain. Note the bikes and the course features plus the Le Mans start; a little different from today’s carbon bikes and fast technical courses!