Mulex Cyclocross Bicycle race
Results courtesy Muddy Dog Sports
On Saturday, athletes of all ages, and many costumes hopped on their bikes and competed in the Mulex Cyclocross Bicycle race at the Lions Club Park. Proceeds benefited Ennis Rodeo.
“Cyclocross is a unique, non-Olympic discipline of cycling that can best be described as a cross between road cycling, mountain biking and steeplechase. Watching cyclists dismount their bikes to run up stairs and steep embankments often arouses questions about the origin of the sport. Although it is difficult to find the exact reason, many legends have it that cyclists would race from town to town off road to bring a new element to road racing. These off road adventures could have often required dismounting to hop fences and impossible terrain,” according to USAcycling.org.