The idea came up casually in conversation at Goose Creek Cycle in La Grange.
Somebody wanted a road bike race. Somebody chimed in with cyclocross.
Cyclocross? In La Grange?
Two weeks later, it happened.
The eight race La Grange Urban Short Track Series combined urban assault, cyclocross and mountain biking and took bikers across pavement, dirt, grass, gravel and wood.
The first course took bikers around Mundo Park and back to Main Street through a narrow 42-inch alley next to The Treasured Child toy store.