Most of us have heard about it, some of us have worked on it, and a few of us have actually ridden it. DEVOU PARK PERMANENT CYCLOCROSS PARK!
After the second trail building day, which takes place on the last Saturday of every month, the course is really taking shape. Park crews have mowed sections and volunteers have cleared out what is called the “northern trail.” The course still needs a lot of work to be finished, but is certainly in ride-able condition. Since the course isn’t done, we have come up with a preliminary route that incorporates the complete trail as much as possible.
Current course (our version) features: Lots of slightly uphill of cambers and fast-sweeping 180 degree turns. This courses shape and terrain make it both technically challenging and physically exhausting. Some of the sections are slightly rutted, especially the northern trail, which we road as a “neutral” section. One uphill run-up, one barrier section and several flat sections for the big ring enthusiasts.
We are so freaking excited about this course. One because it is less than three miles from downtown Cincinnati, and two because it is so awesome to ride! We are now hosting a weekly practice, every Thursday at 6:30pm. Dirt will hurt.