Hartford Cross/Connecticut Riverfront Cyclocross

Several years ago, Horst Engineering was instrumental in bringing the sport of cyclocross to the Connecticut River waterfront, when Team Horst Sports hosted an event at Riverside Park in Hartford. Cyclocross returns to Riverside Park on Sunday October 25th. This time, the event is being promoted by the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance and theConnecticut Chapter of the New England Mountain Bike Association. The venue is managed with help from Riverfront Recapture.

Wade Summers @ Mansfield Hollow Cross, October 2009

Photos courtesy of Amanda Lawrence

Click here for information about the event, including directions. Cyclocross is the most spectator friendly type of bicycle racing. The discipline requires speed, endurance, and excellent bike handling skillls. Riders negotiate a loop course with both natural and man made obstacles, including steep run ups, mud, sand, and barriers. It has been described as steeplechase on a bike. Horst Engineering is proud to support CCBA, CT-NEMBA, and Riverfront Recapture. Crosstube.net is a great resource for seeing what the sport is all about.

Compared to a decade ago, cyclocross is a much different sport, at least in New England. The entry fees have gone up, the expectations are higher, and the number of quality races on the schedule has increased. Team Horst Sports used to promote the Frank n’ Horst Cyclocross in Keene, New Hampshire, but when we struggled to attract enough riders, we called it quits. Bigger races with bigger prize lists, outside of New England, but in adjacent regions, were scheduled on the same day as our race. It made no sense to compete. The glut of races is good for local riders who don’t want to drive, but last weekend, there were four races in New England on Saturday alone. That is too much to support the sport. This weekend, we have the Hartford race on the same day as a big race in Maine. Regardless, cross is a fun sport for spectators and riders alike.

Wade Summers @ Mansfield Hollow Cross, October 2009

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