In-Brief: This Weekend’s Busy Calendar
23 October 2015
The upcoming weekend is busy with four events from across the region’s east to west span. Sagebrush CX rolls in on Saturday (24 October) with their at-altitude Truckee Bike Park venue. USAC points are available. To get the festivities off well, there is a free ‘cross clinic in the morning led by Dave Eastwood. Registration opens and the clinic begins at 9am with the first race underway at 10am. The course will include more grass should the frost stay away!
Also this Saturday, SuperPro CX returns to Dan Foley Park with the Vallejo Day Race. The course runs closer to Lake Chabot than last week’s night race but will clamber up long uphill sections. There is plenty of green along the course and, going by last Saturday’s event, some of that grass is spongy. Last year saw the course run through massive swaths of water but this year the forecast is dry and mostly sunny.
Not Your Day of Rest
On the Sunday are two fantastic events with SacCX’s Lodi venue and the Surf City Cyclo-X All Hallow’s Cross. A series that stretches far back in time, Surf City holds halloween costume races for kids and older kids. Some of this spills into the scheduled racing so expect to see make-up and non-lycra clothing on the odd racer or two. The series holds its own free cyclocross clinic at the same Harbor High venue the day before from 9am to Noon, Saturday, 24 October. Scott Chapin and Amanda Schaper are the instructors.
The LangeTwins Winery course for SacCX has held terrific events in the past with occasional challenging conditions from the weather. Even without rains, the series is serving up terrific races and good numbers of racers; the Women’s fields have plenty of competitors and plenty of competitive racing. The Winery will have wine tasting and Paul’s Rustic Oven is on hand to fire those pizzas. The 2-mile course is windy, twisty, and fast and features a huge delivery ramp-cum-flyover.
The regional ‘cross racer has their pick this coming weekend and, for those that covet double-headers, the choices may well fill the appetite.