New project! I went to document the Chicago Cross Cup series finale a few weeks ago and had an absolute blast at my first race. If you don't know what cyclocross is, you could say it's a road bike race that goes off-road, with a healthy dose of steeplechase thrown in.
Add to that the pure, vomit-inducing torture of slogging up and down a muddy/sandy course with the crowds playfully heckling you to ride faster, you can kind of get an idea of the craziness that is cyclocross.
There's also a healthy dose of drinking done by the riders in the slower, slightly less competitive races. And thankfully, the crowds take care of all your "hydration" needs!
You can view the full gallery here: http://matttreager.com/cyclocross/
I'm in the final round of edits for a personal project I shot last week at the Chicago Cross Cup Championships. In the meantime, some selects can be found on my Instagram. Below are some tight crops on faces in photos that didn't make the cut. Hope to have a final series out later this week!