It’s February, which means the start of mountain bike race season in SoCal. While the Southridge (Fontana) series began in January, most of us were still recovering from cyclocross. Without further ado- the Kenda Cup West race #1 is coming up Sunday, February 27, 2011. If you are at all confused about the different Cups and Series, you are not alone, and we will address that later. Whether or not anyone is capable of making sense of the logic (and I use the word logic loosely) behind all of these series is still up for debate.
An almost epic race, the Pro course is 29 miles with 3400′ of elevation gain and can be viewed on Geoladders.com. This is an old school course with long climbs and a completely rippin’ singletrack descent.
This long loop is the “soul ride” race and offers riders a chance to shine in every aspect of skill, from climbing to descending. I highly recommend this race, and don’t worry about fitness. It’s early yet, while some will have good form here, most are just flinging out the cobwebs. For those in colder climes, grab a flight into San Diego and head over. You will not be disappointed. For host housing options, contact us and we’ll find you a place to stay.
The drive is about 5 hours from Phoenix and Vegas. Google lake Morena OHV Park for directions, and of course visit the uscup.net site for more details. Be aware everything is in PDF format, so you’ll have to download several files in order to find all the information.