Photos by Anthony Skorochoads (c)
For both days this weekend, cyclocross will come to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY. Likened by its sponsors to "steeplechase on two wheels," competitors will use road racing bicycles outfitted with knobby tires, and in the tough spots--rises, steps and large indentations--competitors will have to get off, and run with their bikes on their shoulders.
Whitmore Landscaping's Super Cross Cup, or more familiarly known as Whitmore's, will take place over Saturday and Sunday with beginner to pro categories and --the race organizers say, accommodations for all ages (though somehow I doubt there will be age categories for 14 and under and 80 and over.)
For the previous eight years, the Whitmore Landscaping Super Cross Cup was held in tony Southampton. But due to construction, a last-minute change of venue was necessary said race promoter Myles Romanow, adding, "the new course is high-speed [and] both difficult and spectator-friendly." Visitors are welcome.
The racing begins Saturday November 20th at 10am and runs through 4pm. Sunday's race program begins at 9 am and finishes at 3:30pm. There will be an announcer, music, and plenty of food and drink. One of the expected food vendors is the New York City-based Wafels& Dinges.
Myles Romanow, (631)287-2087
J.P. Partland, (212)316-1582
Kissena Cycling Club website
with race info:
Registration page: http://www.bikereg.com/events/Register.asp?EventID=11907
Wikipedia on Cyclocross
Active.com on cyclocross
Videos showing cyclocross racing