What is cyclocross?

Cyclocross (or cross or CX) is a form of bicycle racing that consists of laps on a short course featuring a mix of wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and obstacles that require riders to quickly dismount, carry the bike past or over some obstacles, and quickly remount.

What kind of bike do I need?

Kids use both road racing and cyclocross bikes.  Eligible riders can get loaner bikes from the club for a modest fee.  Gears on road bikes must conform to USAC rules.

What size bike do I need?

Prior to every season, our coaches get measurements of kids to make sure they are on the right size bike and then perform a “fit” to make sure it is adjusted properly for them.  Additional adjustments are done as needed during the season.

What’s the age range of the team?

Our riders range from 8 to 18.  Younger riders compete within age groups.  Older riders also compete (and win!) in adult categories.

Can parents ride or race with RCV?

Yes!  Parents are encouraged to chaperone rides.  They are matched with appropriate riding groups during regular practices and endurance rides.  In addition, many parents race in adult categories on behalf of RCV.

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