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Cyclocross clinic slated Saturday

JACKSONVILLE -- Jed Fox, five-time U.S. national cyclocross team member and the overall winner of the 1997 U.S. Super Cup series, will lead a clinic on the sport Saturday.

The clinic begins at 10 a.m. at Cycle Analysis in Jacksonville and will cover dismounts and remounts as well as other bike-handling skills necessary for cyclocross.

Participants should bring their cyclocross or mountain bike. Cost of the clinic is $10 for adults and $5 for anyone under 18.

Cyclocross, likened to a steeplechase for bicycles, is run over a closed course of one to two miles that includes short, steep hills up which competitors must carry their bikes and leap over obstacles. The rest of the course is a combination of pavement, grass and dirt roads and trails.

The clinic is a prelude to the upcoming Southern Oregon Outlaw Cyclocross Series, which begins on Sunday at Bear Creek Park in Medford.

The series also includes races on Oct. 11 at Emigrant Lake in Ashland, Oct. 24 at Bear Creek Park, Nov. 7 at Emigrant Lake and Nov. 14 at John's Peak in Jacksonville.

Each race will have two ability levels with beginners and novices starting at 10 a.m. and the USCF licensed, experienced riders start at 11 a.m.

Each class will include age and gender categories.

For more information, call Cycle Analysis 899-9190.