2015-16 NorCal Nevada ‘Cross Upon Us
25 August 2015
In just 4 days, weekend cyclocross racing for NorCal Nevada begins with the Lobster Cup. Most of the race-organizers have their 2015-16 events posted on web sites or social media. For an up-to-date listing of all events, including interweb-links, go to the Fit and Filthy calendar or click on the Calendars button (upper right). This calendar remains updated throughout the season.
This coming year may very well improve upon many terrific races produced in NorCal Nevada last season. Some highlights from 2014-15 include the return of the Clark Natwick GP, big attendance at the inaugural WSCXGP, a muddy Surf City Cyclo-X at the Fairgrounds, and the district championships held at SacCX’s Lange Twins venue.
To open 2015-16, both the Rock Lobster Cup (29 August) and CrossReno (19 September), from ShadowIndustries, are inaugural events this season. The latter is a festival-affair that bookends CrossVegas along with the West Sac GP (12 September), another ‘cross festival. A dedicated cyclocross course and drag racing are big features at Bonny Doon.
Clif Bar is putting on relay racing at Cykel Scramble and Central Coast has three races in September. There is even mid-week racing at the Folsom Rodeo Cross before SacCX opens their book at Orangevale Park on 27 September. All of these events appeal to a wide range of racers from the community and are certain to bring in more terrific racing.
As of this past May, one negative to the season so far is an apparent but, with hope, temporary, cessation of the NorCal versus SoCal California State Cyclocross Championships. Sam Ames struggles to find better dates for the event than the end of January without running into conflicts with other races in December.
Now, with less than a work-week remaining, the summer is all but over and ‘cross racers from NorCal Nevada have waited long enough.