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Cyclo-Cross Race Draws Big Crowd This Past Weekend @ DBBC : 8.30.09

[ 4 ] August 30, 2009 | Nelson County Life
Photos By Heidi Crandall : ©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Cyclists take off Saturday morning from Devils Backbone in Roseland.

Photos By Heidi Crandall : ©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Cyclists take off Saturday morning from Devils Backbone in Roseland.

Roseland
Nelson County, Virginia

As far as the eye could see, cyclists lined up for the Devils Backbone Cyclocross Ride. The event had riders going over 60 miles, 6000 feet of elevation gain, plus some 15 + % grades!

The morning started off soggy, but gave way to ample sunshine by mid-morning.

The morning started off soggy, but gave way to ample sunshine by mid-morning.

50% of the course was off road winding its way through the hills of Nelson County, Virginia.

50% of the course was off road winding its way through the hills of Nelson County, Virginia.

The metric century through the Blue Ridge Mountains is being called the longest cyclocross ride in the USA.

The metric century through the Blue Ridge Mountains is being called the longest cyclocross ride in the USA.

After the race was over, riders were treated to tunes on the patio at Devils Backbone Brewing.

After the race was over, riders were treated to tunes on the patio at Devils Backbone Brewing.

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  1. It’s pretty cool to see neat cyclocross events like the Devils Backbone Cyclocross Metric Century pop up, and it’s testimony to the growing popularity of the sport and the versatility of cyclocross bikes. One day we hope to be lucky enough to ride/race the event ourselves!

  2. Brian D says:

    Who won?

  3. NCL Mag says:

    Hey Brian, We haven’t been able to find any race results on line. If someone does find them, please send us the link! Thanks,
    Tommy

  4. Brian D says:

    http://www.bikereg.com/Results/2009/08/29-Devils-Backbone-Mountain-Cross.asp

    I haven’t been able to load the page with dial-up…so I’m not really sure what is there.