Bike Race '23

The Grand Cyclocross is a bike race held at the Sands the third weekend in October (21 & 22/2023). Phoenix Syndicate sets up the 1.6 mile course and operates the event. Race lengths vary. Riders sign up for races based on age and experience. Saturday and Sunday are race days. The bar is open and Hector's Taco truck will here. There were about 500 racers that weekend. Many of the racers entered in multiple events.

Spectators are welcome to get a beer, grab a taco and watch the fun. There will be crashes but hopefully now injuries.

Register through Bike Iowa. Click "events" then search by date. BIKEIOWA registration opens in August.

What kind of bike do I need? Hybrid, touring, mountain or road bike can all work. Talk to the folks at Scheels about any modifications you might want.

This is a good bunch that likes to have fun. I am happy to help. Mike