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Max A Bynum Agency Team Magic CX Oak Mountain

Date Sunday, September 14
LocationOak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL
Race
  • Cyclocross -
      Sunday 09:00 AM

Welcome



Team Magic will kick off the 2014 Cyclocross season once again where CX got its start in Alabama - Oak Mountain State Park.  Check out our Registration Info and Updates

History of CX:  Cyclocross started in France, yet Belgium remains the most popular CX race country.  The origins of the sport are depicted in the European style of our logo. The Lion of Flanders, from the flag of Belgium, was used by our graphic designer and CX racer Scott Thigpen as a guide.  You will notice that the lions in our logo are a fierce bunny and goat. Within the shield are the 3 sports that make up Team Magic Professional Multisport Events. The bunny is to illustrate the "Magic" of Team Magic and the goat is our Team Magic CX mascots "Flanders & Clarine" - who will be at every race (provided rain is NOT in the forecast).  

So why a Team Magic CX events in Alabama?  We are going back to the roots of cyclocross in Alabama.  The original CX series in Alabama started over 25 years ago at Oak Mountain State Park.  Team Magic owners Therese Bynum and Faye Yates, as well as several Team Magic members, participated in these races. We welcome the opportunity to bring our style of race management to CX and offer a fun, adventurous series. Check out the CX video hereand this article, "Why I Race Cyclocross," by Adam Myerson.

Awards:  Every award winner will receive a special Team Magic CX race logo item + an item from these sponsors: Bike LinkCahaba CyclesRed Bike CoffeeRoad IDShave SecretStuffitts

 

About Cyclocross (CX)

Are you ready for CX?  Oak Mountain, Irondale & Montevallo are waiting for you!  Oak Mountain State Park is the first stop in the Team Magic CX events.  New courses, great venues, new categories, free food & beer, great prizes!

Check out the registration flyer for details on categories, awards and cash prizes.


What's a CX Bike?
CX bicycles
 are similar to road racing bicycles: lightweight, with narrow tires and drop handlebars. They are typically differentiated by their greater tire clearances, lower gearing, stronger frames, cantilever brakes and more upright riding position. They also share characteristics with mountain bicycles (mountain bikes are used by many people starting the sport or on courses that are more demanding) in that they utilize knobby tread tires for traction and, increasingly, disc brakes. They have to be lightweight because competitors need to carry their bicycle to overcome barriers or slopes too steep to climb in the saddle. The sight of competitors struggling up a muddy slope with bicycles on their shoulders is the classic image of the sport, although unridable sections are generally a very small fraction of the race distance.

Compared with other forms of cycle racing, tactics are fairly straightforward, and the emphasis is on the rider's aerobic endurance and bike-handling skills.CX bicycles are similar to road racing bicycles: lightweight, with narrow tires and drop handlebars. They are typically differentiated by their greater tire clearances, lower gearing, stronger frames, cantilever brakes and more upright riding position. They also share characteristics with mountain bicycles (mountain bikes are used by many people starting the sport or on courses that are more demanding) in that they utilize knobby tread tires for traction and, increasingly, disc brakes. They have to be lightweight because competitors need to carry their bicycle to overcome barriers or slopes too steep to climb in the saddle. The sight of competitors struggling up a muddy slope with bicycles on their shoulders is the classic image of the sport, although unridable sections are generally a very small fraction of the race distance.