Can cyclocross become the most popular type of bicycle racing in America ? It seems to me that in the last 2 years the number of participants in cross races have almost reached road criterium levels. From people I talk to some of the reasons for this are....
# 1 - Cross races dont require teams
# 2 - Atmosphere is much more laid back and welcoming of new riders.
# 3 - Cross bikes are generally cheaper
# 4 - Races are shorter
# 5 - Crashing wont kill or seriously injure you