Brand new for 2020 and totally weird, we bring you Space Cross. A one-day, homegrown cyclo-cross event unlike any other!

Race in a heat of up to 12 people on the Fallon Park cyclocross course. With races spread throughout the day, a wide open starting corral, and a probing *ehem, pre-screening* for everyone, we’re making space for lowest possible risk. Scroll down for full covid race adjustments.

New to cyclocross? No problem, brush up on the details here. Racers at all levels are welcome. Racers will ride the one-mile mixed surface CX course at Fallon Park, which will be set one day in advance for course practice. Competitors must be nine years old or older. Sadly, spectators are not welcome or encouraged, but are allowed to post signs for encouragement along the course. Youth will be allowed one accompanying adult in check-in and finish areas. 

Costumes are highly encouraged, and will be photographed and rewarded.

Roanoke’s Space Cross Race is sponsored by Roanoke Parks and Recreation, East Coasters Bike Shop, and GO Cross.

  • Registration is $25 each, plus $10 for each additional race per racer. All online, no onsite registration.
    Register by 9/20 to get a guaranteed spot.
    Waitlist registration will be open 9/21-9/25.
    All registration closes at midnight on 9/25.
  • The race day schedule will come out on Monday, 9/21 with heat times and racer assignments. Any open spots in heats will then be filled from the waitlist. (For example: If 18 Single Speeders sign up by 9/20, there will two heats of 12 scheduled and so 6 Single Speed spots will be available to waitlisters. First come, first serve.)


Races will have a set number of laps for each category. These are the categories in heat order and approximate race lengths. Men & Women may be combined depending on registration.

  • Beginner Men (cat 4/5, 30 min)
  • Beginner Women (cat 4/5, 30 min)
  • Single Speed (30 min)
  • Sport Men (cat 2/3, 45 min)
  • Sport Women (cat 2/3, 45 min)
  • Junior 9-14 (30 min)
  • Junior 15-18 (30 min)
  • Expert Men (cat 1/2, 45 min)
  • Expert Women (cat 1/2, 45 min)
Competitive Youth are encouraged to choose “Sport.”


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Register for a guaranteed spot by midnight Sunday 9/20.
Adjustments for covid
  • All racers will be required to perform a pre-screening at home before coming out to the race site. A separate email with that information will come the week before the race.
  • Face coverings are required for all from getting out of your car until you are in your spot in the starting line. Then are required again after the race until you get back in the car.
  • Racers must be race-ready (and masked) at check-in.
  • There will be a check-in time for each heat. Racers may not arrive before or after that time. 
  • The course will be set on Friday evening, 9/25, and open to all for practice on Saturday, 9/26. No access to the course on race day, 9/27, except for during your heat. 
  • Spectators are not encouraged or welcome (we’re sad too…) However, friends and family are welcome to post signs of encouragement along the course.
  • Youth are permitted one adult to accompany them through check-in, and then to wait for them in the finish area. 
  • 6′ of distance must be kept at all times. Passing must be done quickly and in wider areas of the course. 
  • Spitting and snot-rockets are not permitted in the start zone (take care of it before checking in, or bring a handkerchief).
  • Racers must depart the park directly after their race.
  • Scores will be announced on and in the Space Cross Facebook event.
  • If Space Cross is canceled due to changes in the state or local guidance, you will receive a full refund. 
  • If you must withdraw from the race for any reason related to covid 19 (contact with someone who tests positive, any symptoms or health concerns, or a positive covid test), you will receive a full refund.
  • We strongly recommend downloading the COVIDWise App. This app uses bluetooth to let you know, anonymously, if you’ve been near someone who, in the last 14 days has tested positive for covid 19. 

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