The fit race 'cross and 'cross gets 'em filthy!

In Brief

JPM Walk Through

9 October 2015

The SuperPro CX course at tomorrow’s Joaquin Miller Park is 1.5 miles of hard riding with plenty of elevation changes up and down. The area for the finish line looked tranquil this morning but come the ‘morrow the rest of the course is chock full of challenges and hard riding. The terrain changes between paved road, grassy meadow, and hard-packed dirt. In amongst that are the occasional knobby rock protruding through the surface, loose sections of built-up dirt and plant debris, and soft, well-worn turns. Soft-enough ground to reveal clandestine pre-rides that followed the course map posted on the race’s web page.

Today's Tranquil-Meadow - Tomorrow's Finish Line

Today’s Tranquil-Meadow – Tomorrow’s Finish Line

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SuperPro Opens at Joaquin Miller

Backdrop to Joaquin Miller Park, SuperPro CX's Newest Venue - Photo Credit Murphy Mack

8 October 2015

The SuperPro Racing 2015 Cyclocross Series begins this coming Saturday and, in something of a coup, the venue is Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. Known for his intention to always build hard ‘cross courses, and some of the most daring obstacles in NorCal Nevada, Murphy Mack and SuperPro Racing now have an excellent canvas for their latest creation.

A map of the course is posted for the Oakland Hills venue but this is certainly one to experience much closer and in person. This former home of the poet holds spectacular views that the forecasted sunny day can only enhance.

Juniors at 8:20am begin the day’s staging and racing.

Backdrop to Joaquin Miller Park, SuperPro CX's Newest Venue - Photo Credit Murphy Mack

Backdrop to Joaquin Miller Park, SuperPro CX’s Newest Venue – Photo Credit Murphy Mack


In Brief: Calendar Updates

7 October 2015

Along with the recently announced Nevada State Cyclocross Championships set for 12 December, there are a few other changes to the season’s calendar.

SuperPro racing moved their 17 October event from Fairfax to Dan Foley Park in Vallejo. Racing will go out into the night. Details appear on the series webpage. Juniors begin the affair at 2:30pm. Elite Women and Elite Men race off the line at 6:45pm and 7:45pm, respectively. The last race of the night is for Men B beginning at 9:00pm.

Surf City announced the venues to go along with their race dates. The best information about locales appears at the webpage for registration and the Fit and Filthy Calendar, although shortly before press time the series website was undergoing an update.

On their web page, Central Coast posted a new race for 11 October at Manzanita Park in Prunedale. Finally, Fresno County Cyclocross (FCCX) is down to a single event. It is the 20 December race at Lost Lake in Friant. Final permitting is approved and the race receives a sanction from USAC.

Dan Foley Park to Host a Night Race

Dan Foley Park to Host a Night Race


Hidden Valley Next for Sagebrush

2 October 2015

The second event for the Sagebrush Cyclocross Series is on tap this Saturday, 3 October. Hidden Valley Park is the venue and features a big stair run up plus a decent vista over Reno/Sparks. More details appear on the Sagebrush web page.

Last year, Teal Stetson-Lee (Luna Chix) took the win for Women’s A, followed by Ellen Sherrill (Rock Lobster) and Karen Brems (Team Rambuski Law). After rubbing shoulders with Chris McGovern (Real Wheels), Walton Brush triumphed in the Men’s A race ahead of Curtis Smith (Sierra Nevada) and then McGovern.

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The State of Cyclocross in NorCal Nevada

27 September 2015

The cyclocross skills on display today at SacCX-Orangevale Park went from this:

John Elgart

John Elgart

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Orangevale Preview

27 September 2015

SacCX has posted a course preview for their first race of this season. The venue is Orangevale Park and forecast conditions are sunny and warm with temperatures reaching into the nineties. It is a 2.1-mile course with plenty of grass and what promises to be fast-going racing.


 


SacCX to the Fore

Gomez-Villafañe Sets the Early Pace

26 September 2015

Tomorrow, the Sacramento Cyclocross Series is set to open it’s 2015 season with their event at Orangevale Park, Orangevale. Event organizers Jen and Clint Claassen and TimeYourRace have already been busy this season, providing timing and scoring at the West Sac Cyclocross Grand Prix and CrossReno, so they are in grand form for their second season in charge of SacCX.

The Claassen’s reinvigorated the series last year by moving venues closer to Sacramento and laying on a terrific District Championships at the Lange Twins Winery. This season there is again an eight-race calendar; the series includes two new venue at Lakeside Church, Folsom, and the Sacramento Raceway, an earlier October date for Lange Twins, and a December night race to close out the year.

The Sacramento Cyclocross Series has been running for many years starting under the auspices of John and Linda Elgart in 2002-03. Rich Maile took the helm for a further 3 years before Brian Joder and BicyclingEvents.com began running the series for 2010-11. It’s rich history has seen many national champions take to the field including both Elgarts, Cody Kaiser, Don Myrah, and Kateřina Nash. A certain claim-to-fame for several years was the naked cyclocross race at a clothing-optional resort.

Gomez-Villafañe at SacX 2014

Gomez-Villafañe at SacCX 2014