In anticipation of the Worlds in a few years, Kentucky is building out its infrastructure for year ’round cyclocross racing so the locals will show up strong.Â From CXMagazine.com:
The city of Covington, Kentucky, just outside of Cincinnati, became the stateâ€™s second city to commit to year â€˜round cyclocross bicycle racing when the city commissioners, in a meeting shown on live television, approved plans for a permanent cyclocross park in Devou Park. Covington now joins Louisville Kentucky as a permanent home to the fast-growing off-road bicycle sport that has been compared to steeplechase horse racing. Devou Park is no stranger to cyclocross racing, as it annually hosts the opening day of the Cincinnati UCI3 International Cyclocross Festival.
Covingtonâ€™s new cyclocross race and training park will be built on an otherwise unused portion of the park located near the intersection of Montague and Sleepy Hollow Roads, and much of the facility will utilize existing road beds that are no longer being used.