Tag archive for ‘california’

  • Weekend Preview: Cyclocross Los Angeles

    Chris Jones' laps a rider and hops a tree on his way to the SSCXWC 2011 title. © Kevin White

    by Evan Schmitt This weekend, world class cyclocross racing returns to Los Angeles, California for the CXLA race weekend. The organizers were forced to change location at the last minute to Los Angeles State Historic Park.

  • Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross presented by SPY: El Chorro Regional Park

    So Cal Cross Prestige Series

    by Dave Sheek Day two of the California central coast events hit San Luis Obiso for the “SLO Town Throw Down.” The course was much more of a mixture of terrain from the previous days Dirt Club ’Cross. The course…

  • Brems and Jacques-Maynes Ride Away to Victories at CCCX

    Karen Brems, here showing off a perfect remount, won the Elite Women's race. Tim Westmore

    by Tim Westmore Mid-October on California’s central coast can see some of the best days of weather for the year. And so it was at the Central Coast Cyclo•Cross (CCCX) Series at Manzanita Park; beautiful sunshine and 70-80 degrees throughout…

  • Trebon and Mani Distance their Competition at Spooky Cross UCI C2

    Spooky Cross

    IRVINE, CALIFORNIA—The Cross After Dark series has been dominated by riders either based in Europe or  traveling this weekend to the first World Cup in the Czech Republic. That vacuum stands to be filled by other racers looking to take…

  • Maile and Trux Score Wins against the Competition and the Wind College Cyclery Compound; Sacramento Cyclocross Series

    An Ebullient Sarah Maile (Ventana Mountain Bikes) after her Category Win at the Sacramento Cyclocross Series, College Cyclery Compound, West Sacramento

    The cyclocross season is now well underway in Northern California. Following the CCCX season opener two weeks ago and this past week’s Folsom’s Cyclebration, two more events took place this past weekend. The CCCX series continued at Fort Ord and, at the College Cyclery Compound, the Sacramento Cyclocross Series opened its season. Temperatures held to a comfortable range at West Sacramento but the wind blew throughout the day and was particularly strong toward the end of the event. Good fortune held, however, and a repeat of last year’s dust bowl failed to occur.

  • Ferguson and Myrah Duel in Sacramento

    Jeremy Ferguson (California Giant Berry Farms) produced a strong win in the Men’s Category A race in the Sacramento Cyclocross series, hosted by City Bicycle Works, Sacramento. The Lange Twins Winery course at Acampo was wet and treacherous in many…

  • Hall and Wyandt Close Out the 2010 Bay Area Super Prestige Series

    by Paul Guerra Changing skies and a long course at Coyote Point in San Mateo, California, welcomed racers to the fifth and final race of the Bay Area Super Prestige Series. Although promoter Tom Simpson’s declaration that the series would not continue…

  • Northern and Southern California Set to Battle Jan. 16

    California Flag

    The showdown to prove which region of California is the true ’cross powerhouse takes place on January 16, 2011, at Hart Park in Bakersfield, CA. Event organizer Sam Ames of  Kern Wheelmen Bicycle Club claims that the race will be, “The…

  • Craig and Butler Repeat in Griffith Park UCI Day 2

    Los Angeles, CA – Race two of the Southern California UCI weekend in Griffith Park was much of the same, with brake control and cornering, according to Kona’s Ryan Trebon. The course was much faster for day two and had…

  • Slow and Wet Conditions Greet the Southern California Prestige Series

    by Dave Sheek Chino, CA – After the exciting and hot weekend of UCI racing in Southern California (SoCal), Mother Nature teased us this week with rain and lower temperatures. But by the time racers got their call-ups, the temperature was…

  • Southern California Prestige Series Season Kick-Off

    Heat in SoCal: Are the racers or is the course getting sprayed down? Kenneth Hill @ Light & Shadows Photography

    by Dave Sheek SCPS #1- Irvine Lake CX Despite a cool summer in Southern California, the start of the cyclocross season known as a fall sport saw temperatures hitting 99 degrees just in time for the Elite races, and it…

  • Locusts Return to Fairfax, CA, for the Third Year


    As our season quickly approaches, riders are finding more and more reasons to bust out the ’cross rig. Take the residents of Fairfax, California, who opted for a 47-mile “Fun Ride” up and down the fire-roads of the eastern state….

  • 2010 NICA California State MTB Championships

    ‘Cross racers and our community could learn some lessons from the NorCal and SoCal mountain bike racing leagues. The community has brought students, parents and coaches together to make a successful league in a sport that’s far from the traditional…

  • Regional Report – Living the SoCal Cross Life

    The Elite Men at SoCal's Storm the Beach cyclocross race. ©David Lawson

    by Scott Reeves Mud, rain, snow, cold weather. Those are words synonymous with cyclocross. Here in southern California we don’t have any of them. But other words shared in this growing sport such as suffering, family, friends, fun, heckling, blood…

  • Convert Cross: Southern California / Nevada Cyclocross Championships

    November 23, 2009: Ojai, CA – With clear skies, no winds and a fantastic course, Lake Casitas park was this year’s venue for the Southern California / Nevada Cyclocross Championships sponsored by Shimano. The course supplied one of the most…

  • World’s Longest Cyclocross Race? Coming this June…

    Andreas' Mad Planning - Cyclocross Route Option #96 - Photo by flickr user bradleyolin

    Long-distance cyclist and ‘cross racer Andreas Vogel likes to ride his bike just as much as the next guy. He just likes to ride it longer than the next guy. He’s planned the world’s longest ‘cross race for this June….

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