Sly Fox Cy­clocross re­turns to Pottstown Nov. 11

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POTTSTOWN » Adventure seek­ers won’t have to look far next month as the an­nual Sly Fox Cy­clocross re­turns to Pottstown.

On Satur­day, Nov. 11, be­gin­ning at 8 a.m., Sly Fox Brew­ing will host their an­nual Sly Fox Cy­clocross, an off-road bike race that is open to any­one with a cy­clocross bike and a USA cy­cling li­cense. The course is de­scribed as tough, tech­ni­cal and fun — ap­pro­pri­ate for ath­letes of all lev­els. All beer and food on site is avail­able on a pay-as-you-go ba­sis, along with reg­gae mu­sic. There is no ad­mis­sion fee for spec­ta­tors.

This year marks the fourth con­sec­u­tive Cy­clocross at the Pottstown brew­ery, and this year’s event will be part of the PA Cy­cling As­so­ci­a­tion (PACX) Se­ries, fea­tur­ing races at other Penn­syl­va­nia brew­eries, in­clud­ing: Swash­buck­ler Brew­ing Com­pany, Stoudt’s Brew­ing, Vic­tory Brew­ing and Tröegs In­de­pen­dent Brew­ing.

“We love host­ing this ri­otous ex­treme sport, both for the rid­ers them­selves and for the many spec­ta­tors who join us to watch the race and en­joy food specials and beer,” says Brew­mas­ter Brian O’Reilly. “We’ll be grilling out­side and serv­ing beer all around the course, and we can’t wait to wel­come the rac­ers and spec­ta­tors to beau­ti­ful Pottstown this fall.”

Cy­clocross Heck­lers have also emerged as one of the lead­ing at­trac­tions at Sly Fox Cy­clocross. The heck­lers will be sta­tioned on the sur­round­ing fields and hills, armed with clang­ing bells and echo­ing air horns to try to play­fully dis­tract the rac­ers.

The course starts at Cir­cle of Progress and goes around the beer gar­den and into a wooded sec­tion. There will also be “a muddy, mus­cle-wrench­ing stair set” as part of the course.

The event is free to at­tend, and rid­ers are en­cour­aged to sign up early by vis­it­ing www.bik­ereg.com/the-brew­ery-cup. The dead­line for reg­is­tra­tion is 5 p.m. Thurs­day, Nov. 9.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SLY FOX BREW­ING

Sly Fox Cy­clocross re­turns to Pottstown on Nov. 11. Rid­ers can reg­is­ter for the event up to Nov. 9.

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