Major Cyclocross Event in New Jersey on November 21, and I Missed It

The Home News Tribune reports that a series of cyclocross races took place in Highland Park, New Jersey on Sunday, November 21, 2004. I missed them because I had to officiate two hockey games (fun, but I can do that any weekend). I would have really enjoyed going to watch. I could have taken some photos and learned more about the sport.

For those of you who don't know, cyclocross is sort of an amalgamation of road cycling and mountain biking, usually contested over the sort of course that is used for a high school or college cross-country running race. Organizers generally throw in a few obstacles that require most riders to dismount and carry their bikes.

The Highland Park Cyclocross has been run annually for five years now. It is a UCI-sanctioned event. It's part of the Verge Mid Atlantic Cyclocross Series. I'll have to watch out for it next year.