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Cyclocross is a form of bicycle racing similar to cross country running but on a bicycle. Courses feature wooded trails, grass, pavement, steep hills, and obstacles. Practice trails are offered periodically at select locations throughout the year.

Capital Off Road Pathfinders (CORP) maintains a year-round cyclocross practice course at Northeast Park. Suitable for beginners, the course is free to use and open to the public. A course map, trail description, and trail conditions is maintained on the CORP website.

Location: Northeast Park, 5501 Tancho Dr.


Rider Tips and Rules

  • Off-road bicycles only.
  • No motorized vehicles.
  • Helmet required.
  • Stay on mowed trails only.
  • Ride within your abilities.

2024 Temporary Practice Course Evenings

Each practice course is open 5-7pm on the night indicated below. You'll need a bike with knobby tires, such as a mountain style and a good fitting helmet. Some parks do not have water or restrooms, please plan accordingly.

Wednesday, August 21 Olbrich Park, 3527 Atwood Ave.
Wednesday, September 4 Door Creek Park, 7035 Littlemore Dr.
Wednesday, September 18 Olin Park, 202 E. Lakeside St.
Wednesday, October 2 The Glen Golf Park, 3747 Speedway Road
Wednesday, October 16 Sycamore Park, 830 Jana Lane
Wednesday, October 30 Aldo Leopold Park, 2906 Traceway Dr.