Trevor Edwards of Arkansas Cycling & Fitness is putting on a cyclocross race in the heart of Little Rock on November 28, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The race is called the Turkey Burn.
It takes place in Kanis Park, which is an underappreciated gem of a place. The course is mostly grass, with sections of paved and gravel paths, twisty turny sections through the woods, and two trips through a gnarly sandpit. No serious elevation change, but a true cyclocross circuit with a lot of features to make it interesting and challenging!
It's an unsanctioned race, meaning that you don't get any USAC points, but the entry fee is only ten bucks. A perfect opportunity for beginners, and for more experienced racers wanting to put some hurt into the legs and dust off the cross skills exactly one week before the Arkansas State Championship race.
In the immortal words of Bamacross impresario Brent Marshall, Get you some!
There will be a short pre-race skills clinic put on by Keegen Knapp of Bully Otter Sports, Heather Ladd, and yours truly. It starts at 8:30 and will cover the very basics of dismounts, remounts, and portages.