By Justin Eichenlaub
Published 08/23/2021; Updated 09/05/2021

Hydra Cross is coming up Sunday, September 5th, in Holyoke’s beautiful Pulaski Park.

This NCC-supported and sponsored event is a cyclocross race for new racers (complete with free clinic at 9 AM on race day) as well as seasoned veterans alike.

Cyclocross is a fun, accessible cycling discipline that is great for first-time bike racers to test themselves and against a fun course that is primarily grass and dirt. Cyclocross races tend to spread out very quickly and you’ll have room to maneuver your bike while always having someone else to race against near you.

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Active NCC members qualify for a $5 discount on their entry fee.

Racing will take place throughout the day, beginning at 8 AM and going through 4 PM in the afternoon, with the elite/pro fields at the end of the day.

Sign up for a volunteer shift on Saturday (set up) or Sunday (race day), and receive a free, staff-only version of this year’s Hydra Cross hat.

Please read our COVID-19 policy, which includes no-questions-asked event refunds up to 24 hours post-event.

Questions about the event or trying ‘cross for the first time? Email race director Justin Eichenlaub.