The Rad Racing Grand Prix of Cyclocross, will be held at Ft. Steilacoom Park on Sunday, September 20 from 9am-5pm (Elite Women at 3pm and Elite Men at 4pm). The event will feature 400 of the top competitors including:
- U.S. National Champion Ryan Trebon, originally from Steilacoom, who will be returning to his home turf;
- Three-time U.S. National Champion and 2007 World Championship Silver Medalist Jonathon Page, who will be making his first appearance at the Rad Racing Grand Prix; and
- Alison Dunlap (Luna), a former world champion and Olympic team member on the mountain bike, and a five-time national champion in Cyclocross and winner of the Rad Racing event in 2002.
Cyclocross, described by enthusiasts as “the toughest hour in cycling,” is an on-road and off-road cycling discipline held on a one- to two-mile looped circuit. Cyclocross racers navigate mud, sand, pavement, grass, gravel, pasture and mulch. When the terrain is too steep to ride, riders dismount, shoulder their bikes and run.