Each year, the weekend of the Clarendon Cup and the Crystal City Classic combines to make for a fantastic two days of racing with some of America's best teams represented, and a lot of money up for grabs for the victors. 2011 was no different, but it was one time that showed itself head and shoulders above all others: UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis.
The Wounded Warrior Projects Soldier Ride provides rehabilitative cycling events for severely injured service members. The program offers wounded warriors a chance to get on a bike and prove to themselves, “Hey, I can still do this''. It's not about politics. It's not about the war. It's simply about men and women who are recovering from serious injuries and overcoming extreme adversity.
Here at PEZ, we adore the mud-filled fun of the cyclocross season, but it's an all too rare event to be able to cover the racing like we do during the road season. This past weekend, ace photographer, Darrell Parks, made the trip up to New Jersey to shoot Rounds 5 and 6 of the USGP Cyclocross Series. Read on!