For the first-time, a USA Cycling-sanctioned cyclocross event will take place in Reno, at Rancho San Rafael Park, on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
CrossReno, which is produced by ShadowIndustries, is expected to attract more than 400 nationally and internationally ranked professional cyclists and elite amateur cyclists to compete in this spectator-friendly event. There will be something for everyone at this daylong festival, including live music, food trucks, a beer garden, a retail expo, and a free kids skills and riding clinic, hosted by the Reno-Tahoe Junior Cycling. The event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, which will also be hosting family-friendly activities throughout the day.
CrossReno sponsors and partners include Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, SCOTT Sports USA, Red Bull, CrossVegas, Visit Reno-Tahoe, City of Reno, Estipona Group and Truckee Meadows Boys & Girls Club. For more information, visit www.cxreno.com.
Fun for the family!
We are a family-friendly event and that means CrossReno has lots of stuff for the kids to do from 9am-7pm., even if they’re not yet cyclocross racers.
Skills & Safety Clinic
We have partnered with Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling to offer a free kids’ safety and skills clinic at 1:30pm. Kids should bring their bikes and helmets and be ready for an hour of fun, interactive instruction from professional mountain bike racer Trevor DeRuisé and members of the Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling race team. Register for free here.
Check out the event map for spectating hot-spots, as well as the locations of the beer garden, food trucks and party pit. The hosted party pit is a special 21+ area of the course with music, beer and where the following behaviors will be strongly encouraged:
Heckling, cheering and jeering racers is a timed honored tradition in cyclocross, always done in good nature, to cheer on the weary cyclocross warriors trying to make it through the brutal courses and obstacles. So bring your cowbells, holler funny phrases, and most of all don’t forget to laugh and cheer loudly for the athletes!
Hand-ups are a part of a long cycling spectator tradition. Cyclocross is part of this proud tradition. While hand-ups can be energy drinks or water, in cyclocrosss they are more likely to be beer, whiskey, bacon, red vines, or dollar bills – anything the racer can easily grab as they go by and which may or may not help their performance.