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From the Crandic Racing "Cross Words" Blog ~ John Stonebarger

Caelyn Bailey's favorite thing about the World Cup races at Jingle Cross and the Trek CXC? "The experience of being on the same course as the professionals."

Caleyn should know. At a 'cross racing age of just 13 she's already raced at Jingle Cross and Trek CXC three years running.
"If you are just starting out, I would recommend starting in a more local race," says Spin Devo's Junior racer, "because most people that race in a World Cup event have had more experience. However, World Cup events help fully embrace the cyclocross atmosphere. Local races are easier but you can always learn something new at a world cup event."

Caelyn's mother, Brooke Bailey, was a founder of the Spin Devo development team in Mason City. She also races single speed and masters.
"We absolutely love the World Cup events and we feel very fortunate to have two right in our backyard," said Brooke. "I don’t know of any other sport that is so friendly; where pros and amateurs commingle.

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