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“Dedicated to Little E”

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.

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Sagebrush Forges Ahead after the Loss of Greif

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.

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McGovern and Thomas Profit from Flat Tyres

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.

Erica Greif in a Strong Race Early

Erica Greif in a Strong Race Early

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Sagebrush Cyclocross – Brief Update

Nash's Handsome Re-Mount

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


Sagebrush of the Other Enn

Nash's Handsome Re-Mount

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.

A Handsome Nash Re-Mount from Sagebrush 2013

A Handsome Nash Re-Mount from Sagebrush 2013

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