Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships 2014 - Louisville, Kentucky

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Race Registration Officially Open - Monday, June 16, 2014

The excitement has been building with lots of promises to being made to not miss SSCXWC14KY. Now is the time to put your money where your mouth is by registering for the event.

Race registration is now officially open. While you are registering, don't forget to snag yourself a Limited Edition SSCXWC14KY t-shirt. These will not be available at the event.

 
An Open Letter from Colonel Segal - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A thought occured to me as I was sitting on the roof of a clapped out Mazda in the middle of Belinky Junkyard CX last year with Joe (last name redacted), sharing bourbon with the crowd that had gathered as we all watched two men on a bicycle with a sidecar repeatedly jumping over a similarly destroyed car with ramps on both sides.

The thought wasn't what are we doing here, it was the question of why we wanted to bring this kind of ridiculousity home with us to our idyllic Louisville (pronounced: lou-uh-vull [2 syllables])  Then we kept drinking and threw caution to the wind. Too late to turn back now.

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson said, "some may never live, but the crazy never die". That might keep you up at night, but my attorney advises me that he also said "crazy is a term of art, insanity is a term of law. Remember that and you will save yourself a lot of trouble". That may be a weird preamble to a welcome, but I guess it sets the tone.

We have a lot of great stuff planned for you here in Louisville. We'll have Qualifiers/ Feats of Strength that will test your skills and show off some of our favorite spots in town and you'll get to race on a true World Championship level racecourse. We also built in time for you to poke around and explore some places that, although awesome, dont fit the size or time requirements of the event.
We will continue to add things to the site to help you plan an awesome weekend. If you have questions, hit us up.

More to come. Until then, brown water and hugs for all!

Colonel Segal

 
SSCXWC14 Race Date Announcement - Sunday, April 13, 2014
LOUISVILLE, KY – April 11, 2014 – The 2014 Raleigh Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships will be held at Eva Bandman Park in Louisville, KY on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

This year’s event will continue the great tradition of prior Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships, with a full weekend of qualifiers, racing and celebration – all carefully choreographed for an outstanding participant experience and only 45 minutes of pain.

In addition to the championship events, visitors coming to race, spectate or hand-up will enjoy three full days of activities, including:
· Qualifiers for the SSCXWC14 races* featuring the legendary ‘feats of strength’
· Guided bicycle tours through some of Louisville’s most scenic parks and neighborhoods
· Generous samplings of KY spirits
· Exposure to Louisville’s world-famous gastro-culture and nightlife

The foundation of this delirious display of southern hospitality is the SSCXWC race itself. Building on the success of the 2013 Raleigh Single Speed Cyclocross Derby, the SSCXWC14KY will be run at night, under the lights, over the same soil that has absorbed the sweat and crushed the spirits of the world’s best ‘cross racers.

Eva Bandman, site of the 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships, is steps from the heart of downtown Louisville and provides some of the most dramatic racing terrain in the mid-west.
 

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The SSCXWC14KY Freak Flag flying at Sea Otter

The SSCXWC14KY Flag at Sea Otter

Raleigh & SSCXWC14 - The Perfect Match
Race in the tire tracks of Champions

Race in the tire tracks of Champions.

All it takes is a little Sveness.
The Freaks come out at night.

SSCXWC14KY - Night Racing

The Freaks come out at night.