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might cause them to slow down, as they ride by. A hand-up, Jourdan said, could be a snack like licorice or even a beer. In one memorable race, Hayes remembers, spectators put mudcaked dollar bills on the ground to induce riders to take the time to snag them. “Fifty percent of the fun is the race, and the other 50 percent is the spectators,” said 37-year-old Christina Paul of Greencastle, who said she, husband John and 14-year-old daughter Grace are all hooked on the sport. “They make it what it is.” Jourdan urged people to check out a race this fall or to sign up through the Indiana Cyclocross Cup website at A schedule for the 2013 season is expected to be released in early spring, he said. Once people see just one day of races, participants insist, they’ll want to get involved as well. “It’s just a party on two wheels, honestly,” Jourdan said.

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Adventure Indiana | Spring 2013  

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