Carousel Volkswagen is proud to sponsor of the annual Jingle Cross Rock event in which all proceeds go to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
Jingle Cross Rock is a Cyclocross event that is incredibly popular in Europe and has taken on a feverish pitch in New England, California, and the Pacific Northwest. The sport is reserved for the Fall and Winter months which allows road and track cyclists a great alternative for off-season training from the regular road season.
The courses are generally closed loop courses in city parks and open fields. Races generally last from about 25-30 minutes for the Beginner divisions up to an hour for the elite and Pro riders. No two Cyclocross courses are the same and the course has required dismounts. The dismounts are usually over barriers that are about 12 inches to 18 inches in height. There are often 2 or 3 barriers in each set and the riders are required to dismount the bike, hurdle the small barriers, and then remount the bike and continue. Some barriers are natural barriers like logs or other obstacles and others and there is usually at least one set of man-made barriers
The best riders may not always be the fastest riders...they are usually the riders that can get through the barriers swiftly and cleanly.
The Jingle Cross covers 3 days of events for riders of all abilities and all proceeds go to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.