For the past few years riders representing Gus' Bike Shop and Raleigh have been ripping up cyclocross courses around New England. The mission of the team is to support junior cyclocross riders, introduce new riders to the sport and help experienced riders improve in an enjoyable and supportive enviornment. Our club is also the sponsoring club of Orchard Cross at Applecrest Farms each October. Club membership is open to men and women. There is a special emphasis on the development of junior racers via our partnership with Raleigh bicycles. To follow Gus' CX on Facebook, click here.
Raleigh is a title sponsor of the professional Raleigh Clement cyclocross team and supports our efforts to reach out to junior riders. Chris Speyer, President of Raleigh said “Cyclocross is being built at the grassroots level and Raleigh is committed to supporting the growth of the sport and in particular the growth of junior racers"
Cyclocross is somewhat like running the steeplechase, but on a bicycle. Contestants will encounter barriers or steep “run ups” where they must dismount their bicycles in order to continue on course. The courses usually contain a mixture of surfaces such as dirt, grass, mud or sand which reward riders with good bike handling skills. Cyclocross is a great spectator sport as the racers do multiple laps so that viewers are right in the middle of the action.
Each season Gus’ hosts weekly cyclocross clinics from September through October led by team coaches and visiting professionals. These clinics are for both new and experienced riders. They are a great way for cyclists interested in ‘cross to try out a cyclocross bike and get a lesson on the related skills. We enjoy a close relationship with the professional Raleigh Clement team and other pro cyclocross racers, so on any given night you may find yourself being taught by a pro racer. Gus’ has a full size run of both men’s and women’s Raleigh ‘cross bikes available for riders to use during the clinics. There is no charge for the weekly clinics, The clinics will last through the middle of October and prepare new riders to race in Orchard ‘Cross at Apple Crest Farms in Hampton Falls on Halloween weekend.
Join the GUS CX team and experience these benefits:
- Team kit
- Weekly coached practice sessions
- A home at the races in the team tent
- Mechanical support at key races
- Access to the team's private Facebook page to find rides to races, get questions answered and to connect with training partners
- Team deals from our partners
- Discount at Gus' Bike Shop
1 year membership is $75 and includes your annual membership fee and a team jersey. Returning members may join for $25.00 or purchase an additional item for their team kit.
Join by June 30th to get your jersey in time for cyclocross season.