Sports, Special Events

Rochester Cyclocross

When: Fri., Sept. 8, 3:30-6 p.m., Sat., Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 2017

Cyclocross is a hybrid between road cycling and mountain biking, featuring men’s and women’s professional cycling. Riders race around an off-road circuit on bicycles that look very similar to road bikes but have been built to take on the demands of rougher off-road racing, circuits typically 1.5 to 2 miles long, and feature obstacles that may force the rider to dismount their bicycle. Multiple laps showcase these elite riders’ phenomenal skills and amazing speed.