MennoCross is one of a handful of cyclocross races that are open to all participants. Normally you need a race license in order to race. But MennoCross features an "Open Race" for participants who do not have a race license (see the poster below for more details). Part of the fun of it all is in bringing together riders of all ages and abilities for a good day of racing and socializing.
But there are no doubt some who need a little more convincing before giving it a try.
Are you thinking about trying out the race, but not quite sure what cyclocross is all about? Or perhaps you'd rather practice some dismounts and barriers before attempting them in the context of a race.
If so, we have something for you.
There will be a cyclocross clinic that will introduce the discipline of cyclocross and provide an opportunity to practice some of the more quirky cyclocross-specific skills. The clinic is free and will offer skills and drills for riders of all abilities.
Where: Canadian Mennonite University - 500 Shaftesbury Boulevard (site of the MennoCross race).
When: Thursday, Sept. 29 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (dropping in midway is fine).
What should you expect? We'll play some games that involve cornering, bike handling and dismounting/remounting. It's pretty informal, more about working on technique than about working out. Bring your bike, your helmet and a bottle of water.