Cross Nationals

Mellow Johnny's CX Nationals Event List

At Mellow Johnny's, we're sorta nuts for cyclocross. We watch European races with names we can't really pronounce. We listen to Flemish commentary and fancy that we understand a bit of it. We spend way too much time each Monday discussing the weekends events, and our managers pull their hair out each cross season trying to accommodate all of the day off requests. Needless to say, we're pretty excited that Cross Nationals is happening in our back yard.

Below is a list of events happening at MJ's over Nationals week. For racers, our service staff is prepped and ready to take care of all your needs. We're a ten minute bike ride from the course and are happy to dial in your race machine after every pre-ride. Our GM just told me the story of how he got on the podium at Cross Worlds in '06, and I work right next to an employee who was 9th at Road Race Nationals a few months ago. Our staff is full of seasoned riders just like these, who get overly excited talking about tire pressure and tubular cement.

Spectators, just sit back and enjoy the vibe. Cross is physically brutal, mentally challenging, emotionally taxing, and yet somehow a heck of a lot of fun. The vibe is welcoming and the short race laps make for great viewing.


  • Friday, January 9th
  • 6-10pm at Mellow Johnny's

Two of the most coveted names in cycling are teaming up to throw what has got to be "The" CX Nats party. The event will feature free food, beverages of all kinds, DJ's and general revelry. For Friday racers, this will be a great way to celebrate the end of season. For fans and spectators, this will be a great opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the big names in the sport. We're expecting a floor clearing packed house for this one.


  • Friday, January 9th
  • 7-10pm at the Stateside Theater

Head on down to the Stateside Theater on Friday for the world premier of Benedict Campbell's film "For the Love of Mud." A film about the madness and majesty of cyclocross, including interviews and footage from several of the world's top professional cross racers. For more information on this event, and to buy tickets click here.


  • Friday, January 9th
  • 5-6:30pm at Mellow Johnny's

The Texas Cyclocross Project is hosting a welcome reception for all registered youth/junior racers attending CX Nats. Free pizza and drinks will be provided, as well as a small gift bag for all attendees. This is an RSVP preffered event, so click here to register and learn more about the welcome reception.


Crankbrothers CX
  • Saturday, January 10th
  • 5:30-7:30pm at Mellow Johnny's

Join Crank Brothers and Fizik, for the launch of their charity initiative "Crank Brothers for Others". The event will have free food and beverages, and feature a raffle for two Ultimate Cross Packages, including a set of Crankbrothers pedals, a Fizik saddle and shoes, Continental tires and a Kask helmet. 100% of proceeds will benefit World Bicycle Relief.

Lagunitas Brewery will be providing beer and raffle tickets can be purchased on-site, or at the Crankbrothers and Fizik exhibitor booths at CX Nationals.