GO Cross Needs Volunteers Like You

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Want to have a ton of fun and help the outdoors community?

Sign up to volunteer at Virginia’s Blue Ridge GO Cross with Deschutes Brewery on Aug. 31 or Sept. 1.

There are a number of jobs to choose from: Course marshal, assist with set up/take down, help with timing, pour drinks, or just being on-call to pitch in.

It’s easy to sign up. Plus, volunteers are entered to win one of six $50 or two $100 gift cards to East Coasters. Everyone who signs up to volunteer by Aug. 14 is guaranteed a shirt size. Pick a shift and we’ll see you there!


GO Cross will be a lot of fun for spectators (and volunteers). Bring a cowbell and cheer on riders. Plus, Deschutes Brewery will be providing beer for sale on-site and a there will be a food truck on hand. The cyclocross race will also host a beer relay running race, spectator shenanigans, live music, a Deschutes Brewery beer garden, food trucks, and more.

About the Event

Virginia’s Blue Ridge GO Cross with Deschutes Brewery is Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at Fallon Park in Roanoke. Registration is open. 

The event features races for men, women, and juniors with a $10,000 purse. GO Cross kicks off the UCI international cyclocross and USA Cycling’s ProCX calendars in North America. Professional cyclists from all over the U.S. will race for the cash purse and valuable UCI points.

In addition to the pro events, there will be amateur races.

Cyclocross can be described as a bike race in a steeplechase format with riders that hop on and off bicycles while leaping over barriers and sloshing through mud, navigating gravel pits, stairs, and barriers. GO Cross is an official USA Cycling race, which will draw professionals from all over the country. The Roanoke Outside Foundation and East Coasters Bike Shop are organizing GO Cross.

If you’ve never raced cyclocross before … that’s ok. GO Cross is perfect for first-timers, but also has a $10,000 prize purse for elite riders. Even if you are new, you’ll get to ride the same course as the pros.

Learn more and register for GO Cross online