California ‘cross racing continues this Sunday with season finales in NorCal with the Peak Season finals and infamous relay race, and SoCal’s Last Chance series finale at the Flying B Ranch. See SoCal’s press release below.

Don’t miss the Series Finale this Sunday, January 25th AND your LAST CHANCE (to) ‘CROSS!!! (at the Flying “B” Ranch / Cornerstone (also known as the Black Star RV Park & Picnic Area)  Hosted by Rock N Road Cyclery and Team CICLE, this will be the first ever CX race at the Flying B Ranch and the last race of the 2008-09 cyclocross season.   $1,500 PRIZE LIST in 14 race categories!  Cash Prizes to: Men 1/2/3, Women 1/2/3, Masters 35+ Men & Women and Single Speed!!!  Free Kids Racing.  Demo ‘cross bikes available for first timers and Juniors!  Free beginner’s clinic.  BBQ and Beer!  Be a part of the celebration!

The course is 20% paved, 20% grass and 60% dirt.  The start/finish is paved with a slight uphill to it.  At the top of the climb a 180 right turn brings you to the first grass section. A left turn onto dirt takes you to what might be a slight run up for most of the riders. Across the top of the run up another right turn takes you down a 3 level corkscrew descent. A left turn takes you into the second grass section.  A right turn onto dirt and another right turn on to the pavement brings you back to the start/finish.  The course is approximately 2.5 km in length and are timed circuits.

PRE-REGISTER by Friday – 9:00pm (Pacific) for your chance to win! Each time you pre-Register at you will be automatically entered in the drawing to win an Alpha Q Carbon Fork! (Race day registration is available – and opens at 8:00AM)  Go to: to pre-register!

Bring a new rider to ‘Cross on Sunday, go to the SoCalCross Booth and get one FREE ticket into our grand prize drawing which also includes our daily race drawing for a 2-night stay at Warner Springs Ranch!

Look for details on the season ending celebration and large screen viewing of the 2009 CX World Championships, Sunday 2/1.  We will award the Baily O’Brien carbon/aluminum CX frame!
Then its eight months until the next CX season!!!

More Series information can be found at:

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