CRCX – Wednesday Night Cyclocross Practice!

Starting this Wednesday (Aug.10th) bring your ‘cross bike over to Daniels Park in Cedar Rapids and throw down some practice laps from 5pm until dusk! Ride at your own pace on a loosely marked course that features some beefy elevation spikes, fast descents, and barriers to help hone your skills. Whether you’re preparing for the racing season or just a little ‘cross curious,’ this series is for you! Practice will be held every Wednesday evening through October, but will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain and/or muddy conditions as to not damage the park grass. See you out there! #crossiscoming


Wildcat Bluff for the Swift Campout!

A dozen lively campers packed up, and rolled out from the shop Saturday afternoon for the first Goldfinch chapter of Swift Campout!


The crew rode 30 leisurely miles north on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail to our campsites at Wildcat Bluff Recreation Area for the night.


We took a couple breaks from the trail to talk gear and get to know each other!


When we made it to Wildcat everyone setup camp for the night and started making dinner. Positive vibes and high fives were exchanged!


Some folks brought tents while others preferred hammocks. It was really awesome to see everyone’s preferred camping and cooking setup!  Most of us were prepared for the overnight rain but I don’t think any of us we’re anticipating the excessive mosquitos out there… Totally packing a BOB trailer full of tiki torches next year!


After dinner we shared stories from cycling ventures and enjoyed a few beers over our campfire.


The next morning we packed up camp in a hurry to dodge the ‘skeeters and made our way to the park pavilion for breakfast


…and then we rolled out!


A huge high-five to everyone that came out! It was awesome meeting you all and sharing the experience!