September 19, 2017 — VICTOR, IDAHO — The 10th Annual Moose Cross Cyclocross Festival is on for 2017 at Sherman Park (formerly Pioneer Park) with staging at the Kotler Ice Arena in Victor, Idaho on October 7th – 8th, 2017.
Moose Cross has been lauded by the locals for its challenging course and its fun atmosphere with multiple classes to serve the competitive, first-timer, and 18 and under, and as always under 12, and under 6 – balance-bikes welcome! This year, Moose Cross will introduce a fat bike class with day-of registration with no late fee. First-time women cyclocross participants and all 18 and under may participate free of charge.
Event proceeds go to Mountain Bike the Tetons, a 501c(3) non-profit.
This year, the Moose Cross cyclocross course will feature the ten rail-road-tie run-up, the whoopdee-dos, power-sucking grass section, and S-turns. Participants will find longer straight-a-ways and less single-track between the technical sections.
The longer straight-aways and less singletrack will lend to better recovery, and the technical sections will cause a bottle-neck. The course is designed so that the whole race will be competitive and interestingly strategic.
The event will feature two days of racing. Each day will feature a different cyclocross course at Sherman Park. Expect great courses on both days.
Moose Cross organizer and perennial Utah bicycle advocate, Chuck Collins, stepped up at the last minute to organize the event on behalf of the eastern Idaho and Jackson Wyoming bicycle community.
“It would have been a shame and a loss to the eastern Idaho bicycle community if Moose Cross went away,” said Collins. “It has always been important to me as a long-time bicycle advocate to help bicycling when I can and as needed. Moose Cross always has been super-cool. I'm grateful to Stoney Blouse, Executive Director of Mountain Bike the Tetons and Derrick Nobman, owner of Fitzgerald's Bicycles of Victor, ID for their support and resources. I'm striving to have Moose Cross live up to its reputation. I wish I had a little more time to get it done. Still, I'm glad I can make it happen. Things are on track to have a great event, just shy of epic. That will require rain and snow!”
“In the couple of weeks leading up to Moose Cross I will be soliciting via social media – on Facebook @mooseCX for volunteers to assist with course set-up, registration, day-of logistics and whatever else needs to be done.”
Moose Cross was originally organized by Dave Byers of www.athlete360.com, Dave Bergart, and Scott Fitzgerald, former owner of Fitzgeralds Bicycles. Fitzgerald, with his wife Jannine, is the author of the kid's book B is for Bicycles. They will soon be offering their second children's book Buddy Pegs ( www.buddypegs.com )
Event Details: October 7-8 — Moose Cross, Victor, ID, Two-day cross festival, fundraiser for Mountain Bike the Tetons, cross and fat bike categories, 10th Annual, Chuck Collins, 307-264-2016, [email protected], moosecross.com