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Sat Oct 28 2023 - Sun Oct 29 2023 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Altoona Campus
Altoona, IA


Zealous Racing


Official results are posted!. Course is cleaned up, decorations are tucked away, many cried, no one died. I think we can chalk it up as another successful year of Spooky! 

Thank you to all the volunteers, spectators, and racers that came out and braved this years frigid edition of Spooky Cross. Hope to see everyone next year!

~ Justin G & Zealous Racing Team



SUN  - unsanctioned

Sun - Scarecrow Spring - B Race - 1st 3 laps



Distance - 1.5 - 2 mile closed course

Come join Zealous Racing for a SPOOKTACULAR weekend of Cyclocross racing on October 28th and 29th!  The course is located by the Altoona Campus in Altoona, IA.  It is spectator friendly with many areas to watch a lot of the action including our challenging run up section. Many have tried and few have succeeded to ride this amazing feature.  We'll have a course with fun, flow, and plenty of challenges!
Join in the fun and jump in our Costume Race on Saturday. Our panel of judges will see if you have what it takes to take home the coveted Spooky Trophy! Best part, it's FREE! Looking to give cyclocross a try? Come back Sunday for just 3 categories of unsanctioned racing! This means you don't need a race license to participate! Check out our Facebook page for more details and updates!

Many consider cyclocross to be a steeplechase with modified road bikes on a 2km course over hill and dale; others consider it muddy hell. Its roots can be traced to the early 1900s, when French army private Daniel Gousseau would ride his bicycle alongside horseback-riding friends through the woods. But it's also an immensely popular winter race discipline, guaranteed to get you fitter (and muddier) with an exceptional atmosphere to boot.

Like triathlon, cyclocross mixes multiple athletic endeavors, namely riding and running, with a strong emphasis on skillful bike handling. The pace, barriers, climate and technical aspects of the course weed out the weak and make for good theatre. Spectators with horns and cowbells provide a festival environment, especially in Europe.

If you like bikes, beer and lots of mud, cyclocross is for you (

Spooky Cross - So Fun It's Frightening (read the review by Crandic Racing)

Sounds like fun?  Come out and see for yourself!

Please join us for a fun Halloween race!


Registration will open at 9 AM and close 15 minutes prior to the start of your race.  Registration will located under the blue Zealous Racing tent on the South side of the Altoona Campus.  Parking will be available in the Altoona Campus parking lot in limited areas, as well as the Altoona Dog Park located northwest of the course.  Don't forget to bring a costume and have fun!

Day of registrations with be an additional $10.

All USAC rules apply. 
All riders must sign a USAC rider release form.
Call ups will be generated from Race Predictor in order of pre-registered riders first, followed by day-of registrations in order of registration that day.
Race held rain or shine. 
Helmets must be worn by all participants while riding at any time during this event.
Mountain bikes are allowed but bar ends must be removed and handlebars plugged.


Back again! The Spooky Costume Race! Here are the criteria for bringing home the Spooky Trophy!

Three criteria our judges will be looking at in crowning the winner:

1) Your finishing position in the race

2) Your costume

3) Theatrics (your character)

We will also have a small kid's course set up for your little's to take a spin in between the tape! 


From I-80E: Take exit 141 for US-65 S toward Altoona/Des Moines Continue onto US-65 S Take exit 83 for US-6/Hubbell Ave toward I-35 Turn left onto NE 46th Ave/8th St SW Drive East for approximately 2 miles and the Altoona Campus will be on your right(South side of 8th St. SW).

From I-80W: Take exit 143 toward Altoona Turn left onto State Hwy 945/NE 72nd St Continue onto 1st Ave N Turn right onto 8th St SW Drive on 8th St. SW for approximately 1.5 miles and the Altoona Campus will be on your left(South side of 8th St. SW).

*** Parking will be available at the Altoona Campus as well as the Altoona Dog Park.
*** See attached image for parking details


Closed course between 1.5 - 2 miles long.


Altoona Campus

1500 8th St SW
Altoona, IA 50009



Racing: Adults - $30 Pre-registered - $40 Day of Race
2nd race on the same day is only $10!
Juniors Categories - Free

Spectating: Free



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