Cyclocross


Julie Gloede Phelps. along with Kris Tiles and others compete in a women's heat at Cross of the North.

Julie Gloede Phelps. along with Kris Tiles and others compete in a women’s heat at Cross of the North.

On a warm Sunday in September, riders from around the area gathered at Sunnyvale Park on Wausau’s far west side to challenge cycling’s newest competitive sport.  Cyclocross is a like taking road racing machines with slightly wider tires and putting them through courses once thought only for mountain-bikes.

For men and women both this is an aggressive sport.  Like all racing, it is not just a leisurely Sunday ride.

This was the first ever event of it’s kind in Wausau.  At Sunnyvale, spectators could come and cheer on their favorite competitor.  Since this event was sponsored by Red Eye Brewing Company, quarter barrels were scattered around so spectators could soak up their favorite suds while watching some amazing competitions.
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Rounding the curves at Sunnivale Park.

Rounding the curves at Sunnyvale Park.

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