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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.

2022 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 17 Aldo Leopold Park, 2906 Traceway Dr.
Wednesday, August 31 Door Creek Park, 7035 Littlemore Dr.
Wednesday, September 14 Olin Park, 202 E. Lakeside St.
Wednesday, September 28 Olbrich Park, 3527 Atwood Ave.
Wednesday, October 12 Reindahl Park, 1818 Portage Rd.
Wednesday, October 26 Marshall Park, 2101 Allen Blvd.