Tuesday, January 4, 2011


NCNCA Cyclocross Gears Up For Thrilling Season Ending Rush With Three Weekends Of Racing On Tap During Peak Cross Racing Conditions.

Nor-Cal racing is back in action this coming weekend with the ever popular Surf City Series & Sacramento Series events.

The following weekend has the Central Coast Series final on Saturday, Jan. 15.  The CCCX Series ending event precedes the inaugural USA Cycling North vs. South State Championship Cross race in Bakersfield at Hart Park on Sunday Jan. 16.

The Nor.-Cal vs. So. Cal challenge has been in the works over the past few years, with Dorthy Wong, Sam Ames, and myself all trying to make the excellent idea a reality.  In the end it was Bakersfield's Sam Ames who in coordination with the North & South racing groups was able to make good on the idea and bring the event to reality.
Huge props to Sam Ames and his core group of volunteers and race staff to bring this North-South challenge into fruition!

The North vs. South Cyclocross Championship is a tremendous opportunity to show Northern California's incredible dedication to Cross racing.  I very much hope Nor-Cal attendance is strong, because the region that scores the highest total of overall points will earn a stellar 6' foot tall trophy, bragging rights, and the championship title of California's best region for Cyclocross.  The trophy will then be presented to the winning regions best attended team/club that has the most riders racing under one club/team name. 

Each racer counts in all divisions, so a strong show of racers from Nor.-Cal is needed!
It would be a shame if So.-Cal would steal away overall honors because Nor.-Cal lagged in attendance for this championship event.  So, I highly recommend making a trip to Bakersfield, maybe after Saturday's CCCX Final, for this epic day of Cross racing.
Points for the overall championship will be broken down from every group during the day, so all categories are equally important and Nor-Cal representation is a must!

I have personally raced at Hart Park and the courses there are top notch and will not disappoint.  I know race promoter Sam Ames well and he is truly dedicated to this project.  The North vs. South Cyclocross State Championship is sure to be fun, fast, and a good time for all who compete.

The final weekend for Nor-Cal Cross racing features Series ending events from Sacramento and Surf City on January 22 & 23.

This is the best time of year for Cyclocross racing. Some call it the peak season!

Ride Safe
Have Fun
Get out there and race, because it is a long - dry spring, summer and fall before peak Cross season racing will return!