The state’s annual Cyclo-cross championship comes to Tampa’s downtown on Sunday, December 14th, 2014.
TAMPA, FL. (August 4, 2014)- Tampa Riverfront Cyclo-cross is proud to announce that it has been selected by the Florida Bicycle Racing Association to host the 2014 Florida Cyclo-cross Championship. As part of a two-day race weekend, the championship race will take place on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park outside downtown Tampa.
Each year, the Florida Cyclo-cross Championship brings together the state’s top riders and teams to compete for prize money, bragging rights and the coveted Florida state champion jersey. Champions will be crowned in every category from juniors to masters. This year, Florida’s best cyclo-cross riders will travel to Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park to compete on a unique and challenging course along the picturesque Hillsborough River.
Since 2012, Vélo Champ Cycle Sport has hosted the Tampa Riverfront Cyclo-cross race along the Hillsborough River. The race is tabbed as a “celebration of CX racing, local craft beer, music and Tampa’s bike culture” and brings together local riders of various skill levels from across the Southeast United States. “We are thrilled to bring the 2014 Florida State Cyclo-cross Championship to downtown Tampa. We believe Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is one of the most innovative venues in the state for a cyclo-cross race,” said Jordan Miller, race director for Tampa Riverfront Cyclo-cross.
The Florida Cyclo-cross Championships is the culmination of Florida’s Cyclocross season, which starts on September 20-21 with the first of the Wicked Awesome CX Races at Stanley Park in Dade City, FL. The Florida series of USA Cycling-sanctioned events will take place throughout the state, with additional races in Miami, Tallahassee, Melbourne, Lakeland, Dunedin, Ocala and Gainesville.
For more information about the Florida Cyclo-cross Championships, visit http://myfbra.org/la/cyclocross/.
About Tampa Riverfront Cyclo-cross
Tampa Riverfront CX (#TRCX) is an annual race that takes place at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, in the heart of the metro-downtown area of Tampa. The race is a celebration of CX racing, local craft beer, music and Tampa’s bike culture. Its course winds through an innovative, architecturally-relevant example of 70′s civic park and adventure playground design. Hidden just outside Tampa’s central business district, Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park serves as one of few remaining examples of the Modernist adventure playground designs pioneered by American architect Richard Dattner. For more information, visit http://www.tamparivefrontcx.com
About Vélo Champ Cycle Sport
Vélo Champ Cycle Sport is specialty bicycle shop in Tampa, FL. Located in the heart of the historic Tampa neighborhood of Seminole Heights; Vélo Champ’s unique retail shop aims to celebrate the sport and culture of cycling. As a proud meeting ground for Tampa’s bike culture, Vélo Champ brings a community-level approach to both service and sales, while aggressively maintaining its presence as Tampa Bay’s premier, uncompromising, specialty bike shop.
For more information, visit http://www.velochamp.com.
About National Cycling Alliance
The National Cycling Alliance (NCA) is a unified voice strengthening cycling for today and tomorrow. We exist to support and elevate the cycling ecosystem by fostering partnerships and opportunities across communities. The NCA owns and operates 12 regional, digital magazines across the United States focusing all aspects of cycling. The NCA also produces event properties for its clients. Through our actions, we show our commitment to promoting the activity of cycling and its contributions to the health of our citizens, positive recreation, and the building of strong communities and livable cities. For more information, visit http://www.cyclenca.org.