Outdoors, Inc. to host 22nd annual Cyclocross race

Outdoors, Inc. is proud to announce the 22nd Annual Outdoors, Inc. Cyclocross Tennessee State Championship.

Memphis, TN---Outdoors, Inc. is proud to announce the 22nd Annual Outdoors, Inc. Cyclocross Tennessee State Championship. Outdoors, Inc. welcomes out-of-state riders to come to the beautiful City of Memphis, TN to take part in this unique race.

Race Day: Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008
Venue: Green Belt Park, Harbor Town on Mud Island
Race Day Schedule: Registration @ 8:00 a.m.
B race @ 9:00 and A race (Pro/Expert) @ 10:00

What is Cyclocross?
Winter bicycling sport featuring challenging off-road terrain requiring dismounts and running to carry bikes over barricades.

In 2000, the Outdoors Inc team, Mid-South Velo, was named the National Bicycle Racing Club of the Year by USA Cycling of Colorado Springs, CO in recognition of the quality of the Outdoors Inc. Cyclocross Championship.

At 22 years, one of the nation's longest running and most prestigious cyclocross events. Venues have included the Lucius Burch Natural Area, Shelby Farms Park, and Sea Isle Park.

2008 course:
Green Belt Park on the banks of the Mississippi River across from Harbor Town on Mud Island (see race course map online @ http://www.OutdoorsInc.com). Course is on the Mississippi River Bicycle Trail (http://www.mississippirivertrail.org).

Outdoors, Inc. CX Championship draws top cross riders nationwide. Permitted thru USA Cycling, TBRA, Mid-South Velo Bicycle Club of Memphis, and The Riverfront Development Corporation.


About Outdoors, Inc.
Outdoors Inc. was founded in 1974 when Joe Royer and Lawrence Migliara combined their two paddling businesses, West Tennessee White Water Supply and South Central Canoe Base, into The Great Outdoors. Outdoors, Inc. is a founding member of retail association Grassroots Outdoor Alliance.

About Grassroots Outdoor Alliance
The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance is a group of independent outdoor shops dedicated to the sustainability of specialty outdoor retail and the quality of the outdoor enthusiast's experience.http://www.grassrootsoutdoors.com