Cyclocross racing hits the Grand Strand this weekend

Cyclocross racing hits the Grand Strand this weekend as part of the Myrtle Beach Triathalon Club’s Racing Series.

This off-road form of bicycle racing typically consists of many laps on a short (1.5–2 mile) course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount and carry the bike while navigating the obstruction before remounting.

Sponsored by Grand Strand Bicycles, the event will be held this Sunday, March 4th on a 2-mile track that will be looped 3 times. The course runs an area around the southern corner of the Carolina Bays Parkway and Robert Grissom Parkway and extends to the waterway and back. Find a detailed map here.

Registration opens at 7 am, the race starts at 7:30 am and for a $10 donation that will go toward funding two different charities, you can be assured of a race that will test your strength and fitness level, while providing what looks like a really fun time.

Competitors are encouraged to park at the Myrtle Beach YMCA. You will then ride your bike over the Grissom bridge on Perrins Path to Frontage Road. The proposed Off-Road Adventure Park that MBTC & GSB has been working on is located just past the tunnel.

For more information, visit the event page at http://mbtriclub.org/mbtc-race-series-cyclocross/ or contact Grand Strand Bicycles

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