NorCal CX Kickoff Party

As if the dawn of the ’cross season itself wasn’t exciting enough. Cyclocross Magazine is happy helping to get the action started as a sponsor of the NorCal CX Kickoff Party.

by Mack Murphy

You heard it here first…

It’s the NorCal CX Season Kickoff Party!

Teams from all over NorCal will be descending on SF to push each other around and see who’s the fastest. Come Friday night, September 17th, and get in on the fun. Team competition racing CX-style GoldSprints. Just $15 gets you beers and food all night, non-boozy drinks too.  All included for $15! DJ’s all night. Prizes galore. Check out the sponsor list – we’ll probably have TOO MUCH STUFF TO GIVE AWAY.

If you’re coming from the East Bay or the South Bay, the venue is the Marin Bike’s new factory store in downtown San Francisco. SUPER easy freeway access and tons of free, easy parking. Secure bike parking too. After the event, jump back on the freeway and you’re in the rocket chair all the way home.

Some people have asked me, “What’s cyclocross-style GoldSprints?’ We set the distance at 800 meters. You race until you’re at the 400 meter mark, jump off the GoldSprint bike, pick up a pixie bike and run a lap around the barriers and then you’re back on the Sprint bike finishing the 400 meter distance to the end.

We’ll run a few heats of standard 500 meter races too, as this is also a qualifying event for the 2010 GoldSprints World Championships being held in Las Vegas Thursday night during InterBike. It could be your ticket to fame and glory!