This coming weekend, October 14 and 15, eastern Iowa cyclocross racers will be spoiled rotten with Bobbers Cross Saturday and Morgan Cross Sunday. The two old favorites -- one with some new twists -- are just 30 minutes apart. Hopefully both in one weekend will work up a lather and draw some folks who don't always make it to races beyond their metro area. HEAR THAT DES MOINES?
Saturday we'll be back in North Liberty for the eighth edition of Bobbers Cross, "The best little cross race in Johnson County," presented by the Iowa City Cycling Club and the good folks at Geoff's Bike and Ski.
What can we say about Bobbers Cross? That the beach-volleyball sand-pit can be a monster? That the beer-garden sprint is sweet? (Duh.) That we love them dearly but everyone involved with this race is nuts? (See "dryland ski race.")
Sunday: see Morgan Cross
Bobbers Cross is fun. Bar-and-grill-with-playground-equipment fun. The organizers are a lot of the same folks that bring you Jingle Cross. But this is what they do to unwind and have fun.
Speaking of fun, the forecast for Friday night and Saturday currently includes a lot of rain. What could be more fun than that?
There's camping at both Bobbers and Morgan Creek Park. For that and other options see the Morgan Cross site at https://www.morgancrosscr.com/camping.
Register for Bobbers Cross at USACycling and keep up with the latest on Facebook.
If it's not too cold this year maybe Brett will leave his van to officiate? Maybe?
Originally published by Goosetown Racing Club