Many have asked why no Elm City CX this year. The reason is the race was doing a bit more damage to the park than desired. The decision was made to take a year off and reassess in 2019. With New Haven being such a great city for cycling (West Rock MTB series, New Haven Grand Prix, the Smilo Ride), expect cyclocross to return soon!
We caught up with Brad Isnard, promoter of the new Bishops Orchard CX race and asked him a little about his history with riding, racing and the orchard itself. He relates, "I have always been an avid bike rider. In college I became a cyclist with my first pair of hand me down leather soled cycling shoes with nail on cleats, and a pair of wool bicycle shorts. As my passion for cycling grew, I began to participate in centuries and double centuries on my road bike and longer tours including a 1,400-mile tour down the Pacific North Coast. I added a Mountain Bike to my gear and began racing both Mountain and Road bikes in California. Fast forward to my mid-twenties, I promoted two NORBA mount