Phillipp Green, a 27 year old front desk staffer at Fresno’s Metal Mark, competed in the HomeGrown CycloCross race series this year.
The races take place from September to January and consist of numerous laps around a short, a 1.5 – 2 mile course with mixed terrain of wooded trails, grass, steep hills, and pavement. Often, cyclists have to navigate obstacles by dismounting their bikes and jumping over the barrier. Though the courses are short, the race is usually consists of over 20 miles of this type of terrain.
Green has been racing for about three years. “I love it. I race my bike in the single speed category with a handful of other guys,” said Green. “The first couple races of the season are always grueling due to my lack of training. It is always a good time, super great people and a perfect balance of competition and comradery.”
Green won his latest race and placed third in the overall series. No doubt he’ll be back on his bike for more.