First - a big deal announcement. Hartford is a finalist city for the Cyclocross Nationals in 2017 or 2018. There are four finalist cities, and two will be selected, one for 2017 and the other for 2018. It's time to start ringing our cowbells, as this is a competition and Hartford has to WIN it. The other finalist cities are Bend (OR), Louisville (KY), and Reno (NV). Hartford (in the city proper) hosted two cyclocross races in 2014, and a downtown criterium race. There is a growing bike racing scene in the Hartford metro area, and our fair city is an excited and helpful host city. Stay tuned to the Beat Bike Blog for more info on how you can help secure this national cyclocross race.
|Cross racers mounting the stairs at the base of the Sam Colt Statue.|
|Heckling is part of the fun.|
|There are obstacles on the course. And crashes happen.|