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.

2021 Temporary Practice Course Locations (click location link for map)

Each practice course is open for approximately one week. 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.

START DATE (open for one week) LOCATION
Wednesday, August 11 Olin Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Ct.
Wednesday, August 25 Hill Creek Park, 9818 Hill Creek Drive
Wednesday, September 8 Door Creek Park, 7035 Littlemore Dr.
Wednesday, September 22 Olbrich Park, 3527 Atwood
Wednesday, October 6 Marshall Park, 2101 Allen Blvd.
Wednesday, October 20 Aldo Leopold Park, 2906 Traceway Dr.