The newest Cycling craze in the Okanagan Valley is CycloCross which originated in Europe and is becoming an extremely popular athletes event as well as spectator friendly. There is a Cyclocross series organized by Chainline Cycle and other local Bike shops in the Kelowna area with two events, "The School of Hard Knox" held around the base of Knox Mountain area and the "Cracker Cross". This challenging series uses a beefed up road bike frame with skinny knobby tires to tackle all the different terrain and obstacles the race course will throw at you. Riders will ride on pavement and dirt with a host of challenging steep climbs (some requiring dismounting) and descents, running with natural and man made obstacles. Check it out or get involved through our local cycling community.