Cyclocross is an extremely manly sport, usually involving Mud, Blood, Sweat, and Tears - er, Beers. (Some combinations of words just seem to rightfully be capitalized). I did a little checking and it seems to go back to about 1910, so it's not one of those X-Games, made for television sports. As it is traditionally a fall/winter sport, Minnesota doesn't seem to have developed a huge following. I don't often find a need to steal something this blatantly, but Abe's short link with pictures is worth a look.
Cyclocross photos are always striking - men and women covered in dirt, mud and blood. Whether on the bike or sitting stone in their too tired to move after-race, they are invariably focused straight ahead in blank hollow-eyed stares, looking like they've just been pounded by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Racing Team. What a great game! Abraham, you are truly a man. My man of the hour.