Subaru Cyclo Cup Brings Professional Racing to Fort Steilacoom Park

By Tuesday, November 3, 2015 November 16th, 2015 2015, Cyclocross, Subaru Cyclo Cup

The Subaru Cyclo Cup offers bicycle racing fans and cycling enthusiast an opportunity to experience two days of professional cyclocross racing at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, WA on November 14th and 15th.

The Riders
Professional riders from all over the United States and Canada as well as Europe will descend upon Ft. Steilacoom on November 14th and 15th. Riders attending will be current and former medallist from national, continental and world championships including Katerina Nash (CZE), Caroline Mani (FRA), Elle Anderson (USA), Ryan Trebon (USA), Jonathan Paige (USA), Zach McDonald (USA), Ben Berden (BEL) and Jamie Driscoll (USA). The professional women and men hit the course at 2:00 and 3:00 pm both days.

The Course
The course at Ft. Steilacoom has been a staple to cyclocross in the Northwest since the 90’s. Ft. Steilacoom has hosted stops on the USGP, NACT, and the Redline Cup. What’s more, this course has been raced more times than nearly any other venue in the U.S. The rolling and wooded terrain creates opportunities for riders of multiple abilities: those who can climb, those who excel on technical descents, and those who can power away on the flats.

The Atmosphere
Throughout the weekend, Subaru will be on-site showcasing their line-up of vehicles. The Here and There Food Truck and Motofish Espresso will also be onsite serving hot food and beverage. Easy course access offers spectators a wide range of viewing points along the 3 km course.

Unfamiliar with cyclocross?
Cyclocross is roughly the equivalent of Steeplechase running for bicyclists. The typical ‘cross course consists of a 1 to 2 mile loop of varied terrain, including dirt, pavement, steep run-ups and off camber turns. Natural and artificial barriers are often used to force the riders to dismount and remount their bicycles at speed. The races are timed events which last between 30 and 60 minutes each, depending on the riders’ age and/or ability level.

Full details on each day of racing shown here.