19 September 2015
CrossReno dedicate their inaugural event to Erica Greif, whose slight stature belies the immense energy she gave to her friends, family, and loved ones, the local bicycle racing community, and the Sagebrush Cyclocross Series.
11 August 2015
For the past couple seasons, Erica Greif was a massive force behind a surgent ‘cross scene out of Reno. The Sagebrush Cyclocross Series was ably managed by Noah Silverman beforehand when Greif’s commitment and energy began to show promise; the series took on newer venues and newer participants. The Sagebrush team of Greif, Silverman, Nick Schaffner, and others brought in terrific changes such as cyclocross clinics and an oddity venue in the Truckee Bike Park. That latter locale brought in competitors from the Sacramento area as well as a new crop of youngsters keen to compete on a ‘cross course rolling through a pump and BMX track.
Erica Greif lost her life earlier this year. The outpouring of sentiment and emotion, following the tragic car accident, reflects the meaningful affect Greif had on those who knew her well or were a part of the cycling community in Reno and beyond.
20 September 2014
Archie Clayton Middle School
Sagebrush Cyclocross Series
Both Hollie McGovern (Real Wheels) and Justin Thomas (Audi) kept themselves in their races and in positions to take advantage of any misfortunes for the leaders. In the Elite Women’s and Men’s races, Erica Greif (Reno Wheelmen) and Tobin Ortenblad (Cal Giant/Specialized) held early and commanding leads only to see their races scuppered by flat tyres. Following the old adage to never give up, McGovern and Thomas were first to cross finish lines and win.
13 August 2014
Erica Greif and the Sagebrush Cyclocross Series updated their season’s calendar today. The information will appear soon on their website but is relayed here and on the Fit and Filthy Calendar page. ‘Cross clinics on 13 September open the account for Sagebrush with the first of six weekend events at Reno’s Peavine Creek Dam on 20 September. The series includes a 2-day USAC omnium at Hidden Valley and Truckee Bike Park, respectively on 11 and 12 October, and a night race back in Reno.
Peavine Creek Dam, Reno – 20 September 2014
Hidden Valley (2-day omnium), Reno – 11 October 2014
Truckee Bike Park (2-day omnium), Truckee – 12 October 2014
Mayor’s Park Night Race sponsored by JetLites, Reno – 25 October 2014
Davis Creek, New Washoe City – 8 November 2014
Clayton Middle School, Reno – 22 November 2014
17 May 2014
Finding an excuse to put oneself on the continental side of California could be rewarded with fun ‘cross racing. Sagebrush Cyclocross is a small yet vibrant and growing series racing out of Reno. Recently following Noah Silverman’s direction but now, for last season and the upcoming season, Sagebrush runs under the auspices of Race Director Erica Greif. Many others help with the series including Nick Schaffner.