Southern Cross is an epic cyclo-cross race based in the Chattahoochee National Forest of north Georgia. In the same vein as the Three Peaks Challenge & Iron Cross, the course will consist of a “traditional” cross course with twists, turns, run-ups & barriers. Then participants will head out on a 50+ mile loop of dirt and paved roads featuring mountain top vistas, rolling rivers and tumbling creeks. Finally the course finishes on another cross course with features that the UCI would not approve like the Wall! With 7900+ feet of climbing over it’s 50 some scenic miles the Southern Cross course is sure to challenge and thrill. Following the race there will be heaps of chili, SweetWater brews and the awards ceremony where we will give out cash and prizes. Check the website for details.
You can read all about the 2009 edition courtesy of XXCmag.com. Look for the Southern Cross article in the right panel and while you are there check out the rest of the mag. Keep in mind that the Southern Cross course and venue have changed for the 2010 edition, but the challenge and fun are sure to remain intact.