Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - How far do you travel to race?
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10-22-02, 03:22 AM
It dawned on me, after Rich mentioned he had no car, that I am lucky in terms of how near races are. I can ride a cross every weekend if I want, in 2 separate leagues, with all the races being between 15 & 50 miles drive away.
Some a complete pig to drive to, but reachable.
I wondered how easy it was for you Guys 'over the pond', and how much travelling you do to get to venues?
10-22-02, 06:44 AM
150 km, from Montreal to Quebec City. We don't have many races in Quebec, and none in the Montreal area.
10-25-02, 11:57 AM
Guess it depends upon your local Cross action. Our local races are usually within an hour's drive (60 miles) and there are TONS of races down in Portland, OR and a few races with the crazy Canucks up north.
The farthest I'll travel this year is across the state 380 miles to Spokane for the state championships. If I'm not last, I win! : )
I am up for 1.5 hours to 2h max for a 45mn race.
After that it's not worth the wasted travel time.... of course if you can make a week end out of it then it's worth the travel. :)
10-25-02, 05:41 PM
I drive to Spokane. 3 hours and well worth it. :beer:
10-25-02, 07:45 PM
I usually have to travel anywhere from 30mins to 2hrs. There are no local races and few that are close. I wish there were more but that is just the way it is.
10-25-02, 08:04 PM
Just went to my first race! ... 8 HRS Each-Way... Made a 3 day trip out of it so it was really a great experience though!
10-28-02, 10:36 AM
8 hours! Heck man, just ride up to Spokane and race with us. :D
11-01-03, 07:52 AM
OKC to Kansas city this weekend to have a go at Steve Tilford. 12 hours of total drive time for an hour long race.
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