Wednesday, September 8, 2010


NCNCA Cyclocross race season gets rolling in Folsom at the Rodeo Grounds- Part of the Cyclebration Festival 2010.This Saturday in Folsom the race season springs into gear with the Cyclebration Cyclocross event Presented by: I have great confidence in this event, as Kinetic Cycles is a true supporter of all that is Cyclocross. I am sure they will put together a great day for athletes and spectators. The 2009 Junior National Cross Champion - Cody Kaiser - is involved in the course design for this event, so creativity will certainly be put to use in course lay-out. All info on this strong event can be found here. One thing you can count on is a powerful group of Nor-Cal racers ready to have at it Cyclocross style. The course itself will use grass, dirt, single-track, pavement, and no stadium stairs. This will provide a ample mix of terrain when you mix in a few dismount sections as well.

Sacramento Cyclocross has come a long way since John & Linda Elgart first started a series of races in the State Capitol. I can remember doing early Sac. Town Cross races, and the vibe was always very positive. I could clearly see the potential for growth of the races, and that over time the development of talent
in the athletes would lead to big things. Now the Sacramento Series is very successful and riders from this area are major players in Northern California Cyclocross. Sacramento owns two of the best young racers in the sport today, Jeremy Ferguson and Cody Kaiser. These two riders have established themselves as true contenders in Nor-Cal Elite level racing. I can remember both riders starting out super young, but being very eager to race and compete. The Sacramento Series races have helped pave the way for the great results they now deliver. Other high class racers who live in this region and simply raise the level of performance of everyone by just being a part of the scene are Sarah & Rich Maile, Jesse Scatton, Chris McGovern, Dan Sovereign, James Mcdonald, Matt Obregon, Devon Avery, and of course John & Linda Elgart. These riders lead the way in producing a positive atmosphere for racing, where sportsmanship and camaraderie are equally as important is going fast and being first place.

Cyclocross racing in Sacramento is now on par and equal level to any region of Northern California. This has been accomplished by a huge passion for the sport from its riders, and quality races put together from the promoters. Plus just keeping it fun!

Information on the Sacramento Cyclocross Series can be found here.

Cycling News has a very interesting report on Cyclocross races across America. This report relays information about some of the largest, oldest, and most popular events in American Cyclocross.
There are also some very good photographs to view.

A taste of American 'cross - Part 2 can be seen here.