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Cyclocross racing coming to Lake Casitas this weekend

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Cyclocross racing has been gaining popularity in the United States in recent years and it will be on display this weekend at the Lake Casitas Recreation Area. (Photo by Yuzuru Sunada)

Chris T. Wilson, Ojai Valley News correspondent

This weekend marks the return of cyclocross racing to the Lake Casitas recreation area.

A long held tradition in countries like Belgium and Germany, cyclocross racing, which combines elements of road and mountain bike racing on a closed off-road course, is booming in popularity in the States in the past decade or so, says Peloton Magazine Tech Editor Ben Edwards.

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