Nate and Shari Versluis, along with Farm Team Racing, host two races right smack in the heart of Michigan’s notoriously long and snowy winters. Their race venue, Versluis Orchards, a commercial farm that offers you-pick blueberries, strawberries, peaches, corn and more in warmer months, has been home for the Versluis Snowcross for eight years and has become a winter bike racing institution in West Michigan.
“When we started,” Nate (The Farmer) Versluis says, “we had 15 people riding around in the snow and then just headed back to the barn and drank beer.”
This year’s races were drawing up to 70 racers per day, with plenty of “newbie’s” coming out to discover the joy of ’cross for the first time. Pretty hardy stuff these newbie’s, when you remember this is winter racing in Michigan.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Snocross race in Cyclocross Magazine!
Check out Cyclocross Magazine for a great story on this winter's Snowcross races.
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