Cyclocross seems to be gaining in popularity lately, or maybe I've just started to notice it. Its a bike race taking place predominately in winter months and usually includes a water feature, some steep hills and obstacles that need to be leaped over while off the bike. Its been described as a "bike race mixed with steeplechase"
I imagine the idea was for riders to stay in shape during the cold months when the roads get bad.
When a popup race appeared as a tuneup to the 2013 UCI (International Cycling Union) World Elite Cyclo-cross Championships to be held in Louisville, KY it was an excellent opportunity to see what all the hoopla was about and get some(hopefully) cool action pictures.