9 September 2015
The forecast is for temperatures to approach triple digits this Saturday, 12 September, for the West Sac Cyclocross Grand Prix presented by Cederon. Event organizers are urging competitors and spectators to prepare well for the heat, stay cool, and well hydrated. A release from the organizers indicates racers may carry water and receive water from the pit and describes efforts to help mitigate the heat.
Dirt Birds Press Release
Sacramento, CA 8/25/2015:
A new women’s specific cyclocross team, Dirt Birds, has hatched in the Sacramento area. Created with the goal of “more women racing more often,” the new team has 23 riders that come from a variety of backgrounds and bike experience. Co-founders Audrey Biehle and JT Teerlink wanted, “to build on the growing cyclocross community in Sacramento in a way that fosters more women racing” says Teerlink. The team hopes to encourage more women to get involved in cyclocross and cycling in general through clinics, events, and camaraderie. “Cycling can be an intimidating, male dominated environment,” Biehle says, “but when you are part of an all women’s team, you feel more welcome and are more likely to show up to races and rides.” The ladies have already made good on one goal and hosted a successful ‘cross clinic with the help of Squid Bikes Pro racer Emily Kachorek.
31 August 2015
“As serious as you want it to be.”
With the recent Lobster Cup having begun this season’s NorCal Nevada cyclocross racing, during the month of August, the very next event on the regional calendar is Rodeocross from Bikenerd. The mid-week evening series opens on 2 September and afterwards runs every Wednesday until 28 October, 14 October excepted. Themselves earnestly invested in the series, Asa and Frank Shoemaker are the organizers into their second season. The couple took over and revived the event to many kudos following a 1 year interruption.
21 August 2015
“They said it couldn’t be done… they didn’t count on SuperPro!”
And what a masterstroke it is! Murphy Mack and SuperPro CX, née NorCal CX, have moved their first race venue from the originally planned Stafford Lake to Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park. The change is in part to accommodate promoters of the Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin. Nevertheless, Mack reports “it was an opportunity to take the Joaquin Park Oakland venue, something we’ve been eyeing for a while, and that trumps Stafford Lake.”