Cyclocross

Cyclo-Cross is a hybrid form of road cycling/racing. Cyclo-cross (sometimes CCXCXcyclocross) is bicycling off-road and not to be confused with mountain biking. Cyclo-cross bikes are nearly identical to traditional road bikes but tend to have a longer wheelbase, a higher bottom-bracket for improved clearance over obstacles and tread on their tires for the purpose of riding on unpaved roads and rough trails.

CX Racing typically take place in the autumn and winter and consist of many laps of a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount.

The Manitoba CX race calendar is established each year by the Cyclocross committee in January and posted to the MCA website in February. Events typically take place September to November.

The organization of CX races and events depends on the work of volunteers – consider joining the CX committee and help CX racing grow in Manitoba.

The committee consists of a Chair (MCA Board Member) and a representative from each club in Manitoba.

GET INVOLVED

Join a Club

Want to find a group to ride with? There are dozens of clubs in the city offering a wide variety of rides and adventures.

Cyclocross Director/Committee Coordinator:

Brad Gauthier

Phone: 204-333-3431

Email: cx.mbcycling@gmail.com

To organize a Cyclocross race, please contact the Cyclocross Committee Coordinator and then head on over to the Organizers section of this website for important information and resources.

Cyclocross Events

Annual Meeting of Members (Nov 21/22)

Manitoba Cycling – Annual General Meeting of Members WHEN: Monday  Nov 21/22 @ 7pm – 830pm CST WHERE: Zoom details will be forwarded via email to registrants HOW: Please register

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Cyclocross News

Leah Kirchmann announces retirement

Leah Kirchmann has been a pro cyclist for for 12 years!  During this time, she never forgot her Manitoba roots, including always carrying an annual Manitoba Cycling  license, coming back

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