Archives For #CXNats2015

cxnatsguideWelcome to the unofficial #cxnats guide

The very first day USA Cyclocross Nationals were announced, the emails started to fly in – “where should we stay?” After dibs on the spare rooms were declared, we started pointing people in the various directions. So we decided to lay it down for everyone and create a local’s view on #cxnats, starting with general course location and the best places to rent around it.

A little about Zilker Park

The slightly opaque section shows you the general location of the race and festivities.

The slightly opaque section shows you the general location of the race and festivities.

Nicknamed the “Crown Jewel” of Austin Parks, Zilker is our Central Park. It has amazing views of the skyline and is situated IN the city. No need to shuttle or find yourself a ride – everything is walkable or rideable.

Zilker hosts numerous festivals – like Austin City Limits – and the part of the park we’ll use is steps away from Barton Springs Pool (more on the park in a later post).

The biggest thing for you to know for now is that we’ll be racing in the south and east parts of the park. The map on the right highlights the approximate location. Continue Reading…

Smell that?

It’s #TXCX season.
Or maybe it’s your buddy’s rank-ass kit (wash that thing already).

Either way, our first race is just three weeks away, and practices are popping up everywhere. We’ve aggregated them here on the site, and we also cross publish on Facebook. So follow along and make sure you get out to a practice.

You don’t want that guy in the rank kit to beat you, do you?

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  • New to CX? Live in Ft. Worth? FWCX is hosting a beginner practice and following it up with a race series that starts in October. Get on it. 
  • What’s that, you live in Houston? Well KOLO Promotions invites your and everyone you know to CX 101 School THIS MONDAY. Check out the event on the book of faces.
  • Richardson Bike Mart is into it, too. Three practices leading up to the weekly race series. Check out their website for even more info.
  • I hear men are wearing skinsuits to Wednesday Worlds in San Antonio every week. IembrosBC_practice_NWPark_2014t’s serious business (according to reports) and a very fun race practice for all involved.
  • Austin has too many too list, including the embros weekly Thursday morning outing and a huge crew who show up on Sundays for BSSCX. And don’t forget the kids – FREE practice and more in three locations via CX Project 2015.
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Coach Minor Baker talks to students at one of the CX Project 2015 weekly practices.

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Rock and roll. Austin brings a lot of both to #CXNats2015. Image stolen from Facebook.

Rock and roll – Austin brings a lot of both to #CXNats2015. Image stolen from CXNats2015 Facebook.

#CXNats2015 in Austin is happening…YES!

Are you surprised?

Most of us never lost faith. After all, it was awarded to Austin by USAC, right?

However, many in the Capital City know the “Crown Jewel” as one of our parks that is near impossible to get for events. There’s multiple neighborhood associations, then the city government and yada, yada this and blah blah that. There are people out there – even people we hold in high regard as part of the #TXCX community – who are saying it’s not a go.

It’s a go, ladies and gents… it’s a go, and it’s so much mo.

Rolando Roman of CX Project 2015 and Gary Metcalf of Cadence discuss youth racing and more at The Hideout.

Rolando Roman of CX Project 2015 and Gary Metcalf of Cadence discuss youth racing and more at The Hideout.

We sat down to cold-brewed coffee and breakfast tacos (the official breakfast of Austin) with Cadence Sports President and Co-founder, Gary Metcalf, to get the inside scoop. Here’s a bunch of stuff we know. Continue Reading…