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This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for cycling fans in Cincinnati to get a photo, an autograph and even race with the best Cyclocross racers in the World. Elite women start at 2pm Eastern, men at 3:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. Fans can enjoy food and drink from area food truck vendors while watching the racing action. Proceeds benefit the Lionhearts Junior Cycling Program based in Cincinnati, the next generation of area riders.
While the professional riders see the race as a tune-up for the World Championships in Louisville, locals see an opportunity to tow the line with the best in the world or simply see stars of the sport compete in their backyard. The Cincinnati Cyclocross race is presented by Toyota, Reece-Campbell General Contractors, United Dairy Farmers, Magnum Ice Cream, DeFeet and Enzo’s.
Race director Corey Green says, “It is a rare opportunity to witness our US elite up against European elites in a non-Worlds environment. It is also a rare opportunity to race as an amateur on the same course, on the same day as the reigning World Champion. We may be the first opportunity in the US to say that.”
Kings CX is home to the Lionhearts Junior Racing team, a 53 member juniors only team with kids ranging from 8 to 15 years old. The event is a fundraiser for the team. The Lionhearts will be running a chili and waffles stand, as well as selling coffee and hot chocolate. Food trucks will also be on site.
A full schedule of events will be featured at Kings beginning at 8:30am for beginners, juniors, and masters. Registration is at BikeReg.