December 18th, 2010
Crandon Park

January 9th, 2011
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens

"On Saturday, December 18, 2010, Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park will host “Tropical Cyclocross,” a day-long series of bicycle races expected to attract Florida’s top cyclists. All proceeds go to the Charlee Homes for Children Program of Miami-Dade County.

Cyclocross is the fastest growing bicycling discipline in the United States. Racing takes place over a mixed terrain course. In the case of Crandon Park, the course will include grass, pavement and sand sections, as well as man-made obstacles.

Dario Perez, the event’s organizer, explains that “Crandon Park is the perfect place to hold a cyclocross race. It has a self-contained ocean front area where riders will be able to compete while enjoying the best of the Park’s natural beauty. In addition, spectators and family members will be able to cheer and watch every second of the races from the comfort of the Park’s shaded grounds.”

There will be several races held during the day, as riders from different age groups and categories face like competitors. The event starts with the Children-Under-9 category at 8:15 in the morning, concluding with the Men’s Category 1 race, which starts at 1:15 in the afternoon.

The race entry fee is $30.00, but children race for free, while juniors and collegiate racers pay $5.00.

All proceeds go to the Charlee Program of Miami-Dade County, a private not-for-profit agency that cares for local children placed in foster care due to abuse, abandonment and neglect. For the past 26 years, the Program has helped thousands of children in the foster care system begin a new life."

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Also, the 4th Annual Miami Cyclocross is on Sunday December 19th at Oleta Park.

Schedule, photos, video and additional information available on Facebook

Here's a video by Tony Blazejack from last year's Miami Cyclocross.