Cyclocross Season Around the Corner: SoCal Cross Schedule, CrossVegas Reg Open

If you ever needed an excuse to go to Las Vegas, here is the best one yet! Whether you need a guise to cover up a week of hot sun, staying up until 4am and squandering your last paycheck, or you are a huge cyclocross fan looking for a Belgie-esque experience, CrossVegas is the place to be on September 14th! CrossVegas is the ultimate cycling fan experience in the US where a sleepy suburban soccer field is turned into a disco-cyclo-mania fan field for a few hours while industry employees and the top Pros take their turns on the grass heavy course. The iconic voices of Larry Longo and Richard Fries frenzy the wild crowd for a Vegas evening you will not soon forget! Think Portland meets Belgium in the hot summer night of the American West! CrossVegas is the official season opener for International Cyclocross. CrossVegas WebSite

 

SoCal Cross Longer and Stronger than Ever

The SoCalCross series has evolved to include San Diego and the central coast as cyclocross becomes the number one race of choice “Down South”. With clinics and demos for first timers, cycling festivals, UCI races in and around Los Angeles, this series is taking over America!

Here is the Press Release:

Introducing the 2011-12 Southern California Cyclocross SEASON

Over 20 races compromise the action packed 17-week season from San Diego to San Luis Obispo including:  lots of Prestige Series Races, 2 weekends of four UCI Races, California qualifiers for the end of season showdown and peppered in California Cyclo-X-Festivals bring bicycling to the community and will showcase innovative ways to stay fit-healthy-and eco friendly and how we can make a difference.

The Early Bird Cyclocross Ride & Happy Hour Tour will travel across the region with a series of clinics educating racers on the sport.  A full calendar coming out later this week!  Look for us at the Brentwood Grand Prix expo on August 7th – intro clinics, lots of info and a ride up the Santa Monica Mountains for a little endurance work on the cross bike! More info our SoCalCross Facebook page here.

The season kicks off September 18th with Cyclo-fest LIVE from Downtown Los Angeles at LA Historic Park just a few steps from Chinatown, the Metro Goldline and the the Cityscape of DTLA in the distance.  The plan is to promote the benefits of the bicycle, bicycle and mass transportation and awareness of our precious waterways in the region.  The Series heads towards moves north to Ventura County Sunday 9/25 with Pacifica Crossfest in Camarillo as M4K Cycling supports local youth.

October brings Kross-toberfest to Vail Lake for an exciting weekend of bicycle events for the entire family and a special day just for the ladies and of course, lots of beer!  Spooky Cross will be the finale race of the new National UCI Night Race Series ‘Cross After Dark’ on Saturday 10/15 then on 10/16 UCI racing continues with our focus on youth health and fitness, more UCI racing and California Cross-fest LIVE from the OC! includes a 5k run, carnival games and fitness fun for all!   The Series heads north to Los Olivos Dirt Club  for a double weekend with SLO CX return to El Chorro Regional Park.  San Diego brings a double weekend of cross 10/29-30 hosted by Ranchos Cycling, Adams Avenue and Celo Pacific.

November returns to LA County via Long Beach for LIVE Long Beach 2-day bicycle festival Saturday AM for the family and PM for the fixies and a full day of cyclocross Sunday 11/6.  Team Velocity brings CX to Prado Dam in Chino 11/13 a solid day of CX racing.  A 2-day weekend north counties bring:  11/19 SLO Cross in Cambria and 11/20 the classic lakeside race in Ventura County’s Lake Casitas for Convert Cross… rain or shine a demanding course for all!  Time for the holidays and we head to Verdugo Park in Glendale for the favorite Turkey Trot Cross where Southern California CX Championships are planned.

On December 3 and 4th… SoCalCross brings UCI racing to the heart of Los Angeles and 2-days of super fast action CXLA Cyclo-X-Fest Live at the Greek!  12/11 off to Bakersfield for the classic Hart Park Cyclocross Madness!  If that’s not enough, Santa Cross returns to Los Angeles County on 12/18.  One week off for Christmas then CXLA – Cross into 2012… a tune-up race 12/31 Saturday for those heading to CX Nationals the following weekend.

For those staying local, North County San Diego will bring back racing to San Marcos – CSUSM Saturday 1/7, Sunday 1/15 will head to the high desert in Palmdale for you guessed it, High Desert CX… will there be snow? And finally Nor Cal and So Cal meet in Bakersfield for the Prestige Series finale and CACX Showdown weekend!  One last hoorah until next season!  Details on the Series and a revamped website are coming very soon!

Questions or want to get involved?  Dot@SoCalCross.org

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