Beer is awesome.  Belgian Beer even more so.  It’s the very blood that pumps in the veins of cyclocrossers everywhere. So you can image how thrilled we are to be teaming up with NYC’s best Belgian beer bars, BXL Cafe and BXL East. Whether you are in the mood for a Trappist, Abbey or Belgian microbrew you’ve never heard of, they’ve got you covered. BXL’s Beer menu is carefully selected by their expert beverage director and they pride themselves on the fact that they serve beers that you will be unable to find anywhere else in NYC.

If you bike race and live in NYC, you might be familiar with one or both of BXL’s locations, They’ve been host to many of my bike race viewing parties over the years.  Speaking of which,  BXL proudly shows all major televised cycling events at their bars,  which is a WAY better place to watch a bike race when you consider that you normally watch it in your room alone, maybe on the trainer (depressing).

In addition to sponsoring our fine sporting event, BXL will be offering pre-race dinner special for SICX racers. Stop by either BXL location on the night before the race and load up on all-you-can-eat mussels, fries, and a glass of stella for $22.  For real. I recommend the Moules Grand-mere (Bacon and cream, yo)

And then there’s the small detail of an after party.  here are the deets:

When: Saturday, November 12 from 7PM until CJ gets thrown in a cab

Where: BXL East: 210 East 51st Street


We’ll have beer specials going on that night, but do yourself a favor: let them pick the beer for you, you’ll be happy you did.