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1st ever Sly Fox Cyclocross: #Winning for everyone

The air was crisp and fresh in the grass parking lot at Sly Fox Brewing Company at 7:30am on a peaceful Sunday morning. Just a few hours later, the serene scape around the beer garden would turn into an all-out bike, beer, and heckle-fest otherwise known as a cyclocross race. Across the states, attendance in cyclocross events has more than tripled since 2005, and the Philly scene appears to be thr...

Interview: Mr. Bacon Suit

Dave Pryor gets paid, SSCX-style. At least 300 racers and up to 500 spectators, are expected to descend on Fairmount Park / Belmont Plateau for the 2013 Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships on December 6-8 in Philadelphia, PA. We talked with Dave Pryor, race promoter, about what’s shaping up to be a pretty rad event. For the layman, a bit of history please, what is the Singlespeed Cycl...

SSCXWC Art Show

As you’ve heard in these pages, our fine city is the host of the 2013 Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC). There is an entire weekend of events planned. It all kicks off at Keswick Cycle in West Philly. Brian and the rest of the Keswick crew will be the host of the best party of 2013. On Friday, December 6th,  your weekend will be kicked off with an art show, race registrati...

Singlespeed Cyclocross Worlds Wrapup: The People Behind the Event

Less than two weeks ago, Philadelphia played host to the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC13). This stingily geared, two-wheeled circus steamrolled its way through Philadelphia for three days of fun, bike riding, spirits swilling, and racing. Without a few key folks, this event would still be out on the West Coast, missing that special Philly flavor. We had an amazing time the who...

Interview: Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee coming over the barriers at West Chester Cross in October. Photo by Bill White. Participation and interest in Cyclocross racing has grown dramatically in this country in recent years. With Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC) coming to Philadelphia in December, we thought it was time to find out a bit more about the cyclocross community in the region. Michelle Lee, loca...

Introducing Cole Oberman

Editor’s note: Cole Oberman, a local professional mountain bike racer, who grew up in Pennsylvania and now lives, works, and trains in Philadelphia. Over the coming weeks, Cole will give us an inside look at what it takes to be a pro bike racer. A focus of his training and his column is the Trans-Sylvanian Epic, a multi-day mountain bike race based — as its name implies — in the heart of Pen...