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One of the many stories about the origin of cyclo-cross is that European road racers in the early 1900s would race each other to the next town. They were allowed to cut through farmer's fields, over fences or take any other shortcuts in order to make it to the next town first. This was sometimes called a steeple chase as the only visible landmark in the next town was often the steeple. This was a way for them to stay in shape during the winter months and put a twist on road racing. As an off season training method riding off road in more difficult conditions increased the intensity and improved their on-the-road bike handling skills. "Cross" is it is oftened referred to has become wildly popular in the Southeast with a full schedule of races running from early September through January each year. 
8-19-2017 High Country Grav Ride

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Saturday August 19, 2017 - Sugar Grove, NC - Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters & Grava Bicycle Company present the High Country Grav ride. Ride will be approximately 31 miles and highlight Watauga River Rd, Laurel Creek Rd, and Rominger Rd. Average pace will be 15 miles per hour. Que sheets will be provided, all paces are welcome, 3 Regroups will take place at: mile 7.5 (turn off Watauga River rd), mile 14 (top of Laurel Creek), and mile 30 (end of Watuaga River rd). Post ride refreshments can be found at Mast General Store and post ride creek sitting provided by the Watauga River. Gravel bikes are recommended, but road bikes with 28c or larger tires or XC mountain bikes will work great too.

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8-26-2017 NC Get Faster Cyclocross Skills Camp

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Saturday August 26, 2017 - Raleigh, NC - Join Head Coach Todd Hunter and Coach Lewis Gaffney for a NC Wenzel Coaching cyclocross skills camp. Come out to learn and improve your cross skills plus race preparation. Cyclocross requires not only good fitness but also great skills and the ability to race efficiently. We will cover skills, race fitness, race efficiency and more. Todd and Lewis both understands what it takes to be successful in cyclocross and want to pass on their experience and knowledge to riders who share the same passion.

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9-9-2017 Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge

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Saturday September 9, 2017 - Pisgah Forest, NC - Participants are challenged to complete a 70 mile – 9,000’ climbing –  loop of mixed gravel and paved roads. The riders will be treated to some of the highest elevation sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway and over 40 miles of the toughest gravel roads the Pisgah National Forest has to offer. This is a road racer’s dream endurance event where race tactics and strategy, along with overall fitness, proper gear selection, and luck are key to success.

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9-9-2017 QCCX Camp P/B Slippery Sasquatch

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Saturday September 9, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join Slippery Sasquatch and Cycle-Smart September 9-10, 2017 for a full-day cyclocross skills clinic in preparation for the 2017/2018 cyclocross season.

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9-10-2017 Asheville Gravel Grinder

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Sunday September 10, 2017 - Asheville, NC - The Asheville Gravel Grinder Bike Events come packed with something for every type of rider, a 20, 40 or 60 mile option. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior or scenery seeking rider, these events are for you! The Gravel Grinder Bike races are the only bike events at the estate that allows the participant to access the front of Biltmore House on their bike.

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9-15-2017 Hell Hole Gravel Grind

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Friday September 15, 2017 - Cordesville, SC - The Hellhole Gravel Grind Prologue, 2-Day Stage Race, 1-Day Race, and 1-Day Ride will take place on the gravel roads in and around Hellhole Swamp in the Francis Marion National Forest just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The forest is named for the revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who was known to the British as the Swamp Fox. He used these swamps, creeks and forest areas to ambush and hide from the British and was depicted in the movie “The Patriot”.

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9-17-2017 QCCX Training Race Series

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Sunday September 17, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - This is a 4 race training series hosted by our local teams Birdsong Brewing, Legion Brewing, and Slippery Sasquatch at Renaissance Park. 

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9-23-2017 QCCX Training Race Series

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Saturday September 23, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - This is a 4 race training series hosted by our local teams Birdsong Brewing, Legion Brewing, and Slippery Sasquatch at Renaissance Park. 

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10-1-2017 QCCX Training Race Series

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Sunday October 1, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - This is a 4 race training series hosted by our local teams Birdsong Brewing, Legion Brewing, and Slippery Sasquatch at Renaissance Park. 

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10-8-2017 QCCX Training Race Series

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Sunday October 8, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - This is a 4 race training series hosted by our local teams Birdsong Brewing, Legion Brewing, and Slippery Sasquatch at Renaissance Park. 

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10-14-2017 NCCX Series Race #1

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Saturday October 14, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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10-14-2017 Wilson's Revenge

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Saturday October 14, 2017 - Collettsville, NC - Wilson’s Creek area is a hidden jewel in Pisgah Forest. It doesn’t get the press of Transylvania County and us locals like it that way! Riders will experience the best of the gravel dirt grinds in the area with 2 fully stocked aid stations along the way and a great meal at the end.

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10-15-2017 NCCX Series Race #2

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Sunday October 15, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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10-21-2017 NCCX Series Race #3

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Saturday October 21, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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10-28-2017 NCCX Series Race #4

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Saturday October 28, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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11-4-2017 NCCX Series Race #5

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Saturday November 4, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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11-5-2017 NCCX Series Race #6

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Sunday November 5, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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11-11-2017 NCCX Series Race #7

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Saturday November 11, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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11-18-2017 NCCX Series Race #8

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Saturday November 18, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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12-9-2017 NCCX Series Race #9

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Saturday December 9, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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12-9-2017 NCCX Series Race #10 NCGP

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Saturday December 9, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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12-10-2017 NCCX Series Race #11 NCGP

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Sunday December 10, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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12-16-2017 NCCX Series Race #12

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Saturday December 16, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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12-30-2017 NCCX Series Race #13

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Saturday December 30, 2017 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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1-13-2018 NCCX Series Race #14

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Saturday January 13, 2018 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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1-14-2018 NCCX Series Race #15

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Sunday January 14, 2018 - Location TBD - The Premier North Carolina Cyclo Cross series.

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4-21-2018 Bootlegger 100

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Saturday April 21, 2018 - Lenoir, NC - This is the most scenic and challenging dirt road ride you will do this year!

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