23 July 2015
The Sacramento Cyclocross Series now has a full calendar in place. The eight-race season opens on 27 September 2015, at Orangevale Park. The Lange Twins venue holds a date earlier than usual in the season, on 25 October. SacCX then plans to stage racing at a unique locale in the Sacramento Raceway (13 Decemebr 2015).
12 August 2014
California’s capital has a terrific cyclocross scene: it has a season-long series in SacCX and mid-week pick-ups. Past years have seen terrific events came out of the area with the LangeTwins venue, naked ‘cross racing, and racing under lights.
One may say almost out of nowhere but this district’s season begins with the inaugural West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix presented by Cedaron. The 6 September event, dreamed up and put into place by Matthew Hargrove and cohorts, plans to go big with UCI racing in the future. Along with the Clark Natwick Grand Prix and Tom Simpson striving for a Pilarcitos Cyclesports/Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross-UCI event, Northern California may well see two UCI races, one either side of ‘Cross Vegas.
3 August 2014
This season’s District Cyclocross Championships, for NorCalNevada, will run at the LangeTwins Winery on 14 December 2014. The Lodi family vintner’s have hosted a race on the SacCX calendar every year since 2009 and it has become an outstanding event. One wouldn’t necessarily consider a winery as an ideal venue…this one is located in the low-lying, flat central valley and typically beer is the sport’s beverage of choice…yet somehow the Lange family and the Sacramento/Lodi cyclocross community have cultivated this race into one of the best in the entire region.
5 July 2014
After a 1-year hiatus, Folsom Rodeo Cross returns this season on 3 September 2014 at the Dan Russell Rodeo Arena in Folsom. The evening series under lights runs for the following four Wednesday nights plus a finale on All Hallows’ Eve. Part pre-season warm-up, part fervent spectating, the scene becomes extremely festive as the sun goes down and the course lights turn on.
19 June 2014
Ramping up its organized wheels-on-the-ground activity is just around the corner for the NorCalNevada cyclocross community. Season calendars from the different racing series are filling the available weekends with each announcement from promoters. Racing clinics are a little more than a month away. And last season is far enough back that the itching is now in need of a scratch.
One of the very early season events is Gheto-founder Marty Woy’s Wednesday Night Pick-Ups; the first night is less than 2 weeks away. Woy describes here his part-maverick, part-introductory, all grass-roots Sacramento community cyclocross.
13 June 2014
Le Seizième it is not but the western bank of the Sacramento River, just south of the confluence, is home for the latest cyclocross race coming into the NorCalNevada region. The River Walk Park is a narrow strip of land opposite Old Town Sacramento, with trees and grass, that becomes the venue for the West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix on 6 September 2014. Race promoters are Matt Hargrove and Marty Woy of the recently founded NORCAL Cyclocross Association.
Striving for the big time, their intention is to also develop the event into a UCI race in a couple of years!