I’m going to CrossVegas! Ok, not to race, but going to see what I think is the coolest cyclocross race you’ll find.
CrossVegas is the biggest cyclocross race in America. The night-time race takes place in September each year at the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada, just minutes from the famous Vegas Strip.
CrossVegas has seen impressive growth since its inaugural race in 2007, and each year attracts an increasingly elite field of U.S. and foreign racers as well as over 10,000 spectators. Despite its relatively short history, CrossVegas has quickly ascended to the top of the international cylcocross racing scene and now boasts the accolade of being America’s biggest cyclocross race.
The race is rated as a Category 1 on the International Cyclocross calendar, one of only seven Category 1 cross races in North America. In 2011, participants from 11 nations competed and the entire men’s elite podium was swept by non-U.S. athletes.