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Details announced for SSCXWC14 in Kentucky


A sample of the scene from SSCXWC13 in Philadelphia.

The 2014 Raleigh Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships will be held at Eva Bandman Park in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

This year’s event will continue the great tradition of prior Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships, with a full weekend of qualifiers, racing and celebration – all carefully choreographed for an outstanding participant experience and only 45 minutes of pain.

Get all the details here.


First look: Asylum Cycles and the Meuse CX


If the name Asylum sounds familiar, that’s because it is. In its first go round, Asylum Cycles was building one of the first full-suspension 29er mountain bikes, peddled by Chris Currie and his shop Speedgoat Cycles.

In the past decade, both Asylum and Speedgoat have faded from the scene, but when Currie moved to Portland, it was an opportunity to resurrect his brand. The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed of cyclocross and he knew his latest project would be a great fit.

Enter the Meuse, named for the mighty river that flows through the French Ardennes, on to Liege in Belgium and finally into the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea. It’s a part of the world that lives and breathes cyclocross, just like its Pacific Northwest counterpart.

Read the full story of the Meuse CX and Asylum Cycles here.


Photo Gallery: Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships 2013


This is it. The main event. After Friday’s party, Saturday’s qualifying rides and Junkyard ‘Cross, then Saturday’s party, it was time get some racing on for the Golden Speedo and tattoos. The first SSCXWC to be held on the East Coast, Philly was an amazing host for the weekend. Despite some horrible weather for driving to and from along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, it was 48 hours I will never forget.

Click here to read more and see the photos.


Photo Gallery: Bilenky Junkyard ‘Cross


A long-standing Pennsylvania tradition, Bilenky Cycle Works has hosted a… unique cyclocross race each winter through a salvage yard. There are no UCI officials measuring tire widths, the barriers are not to spec, and #handupsarenotacrime.

This Saturday the annual event was pushed to new levels with the influx of humanity (and inhumanity) in town for the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships. The Junkyard Cross was tapped as a qualifying event for the Big Show, with heats of riders dualing for a finale and a chance to race in the Sunday’s main event. If you favored style over speed, you could still enter Sunday’s Everyone’s A Winner race, complete with universal #1 number plates.

There were a few scary moments, and likely some flat tires, but overall the event was one of the most amazing spectacles I’ve ever seen. Until Sunday that is…

Stay tuned for more!

Click here to see the gallery!


Raleigh unveils limited-edition SSCXWC frame

Heading to Philly for the mayhem that is to be the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships? Grab one of these super-limited-edition Raleigh frames for just $667 (because it’s better than evil). Steel, disc brakes, rack mounts… it’s got all the goodies.


The racing will be held December 7 and 8 in conjunction with the Bilenky Junkyard Cross. Registration is filling up fast and closes this Sunday, December 1, at 5 p.m. There are NO walk-up, day-of, begging or bribing registrations, so act fast!

See you in Philly!



Watch SSCXWC live on the internet

Cool news for all you cyclocross (and Golden Speedo) fans. The Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships in Seattle will be aired live on the internet beginning at 3:30 p.m. local time on Sunday, Oct. 24.

Here’s the details from organizers MFG Cyclocross:

People are flying into town, couches are being surfed, and preparations are being made for Sunday’s MFG #4 race, which concludes with the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships at 3:30 pm.   

We are happy to announce our continued partnership with PGP Motorsports Park with LIVE video coverage of the entire day of racing.   Starting at 9:30, each race will be covered on live video, from three different camera angles at PGP Motorsports Park.   Each start time will be set up on the PGP website as a chapter, and you will be able to watch the race live, or return back to the event and watch a race on-demand. We are certain this is the first time the SSCXWC event has been broadcast live.
You can still register for MFG #4 races here, as well as the SSCXWC here.
ALL MFG Races:  On-site reg possible; online reg closes 8 pm Pacific on Friday, 10/22
SSCXWC RacePRE-REG only.   Mandatory qualifying race Saturday, online reg closes Wednesday (Today) at 5pm Pacific.
Do you want to sit in your hamster cube on Monday morning and talk about this, or this?
You decide!


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