Monday, July 30, 2007

Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships

Yes, that's right, our neighbors to the North at the Portland Single Speed Collective (PSSC) are putting together this inaugural event (November 10-11) in conjunction with the Cross Crusade folks. Here's an excerpt of the email we intercepted:

SSCXWC will be a 2-day event with a qualifying time trial and festivities on Saturday.

The time trial will include creative time bonuses, such as:
Sketchy aero bar descent
No saddle lap
No saddle and aero bar lap
Crazy steep hill climb
6pk barrier bunny hop
Feats of strength

The hoards will then compete in the mass start feature event on Sunday. A one-hour classic cyclocross event will be held at the infamous Estacada Timber Bowl, where someone will be crowned the new Single Speed Cyclocross World Champion. Hundreds of racers, spectators, and of course beer garden will be part of the event. Cross Crusade often draws in 700 + racers and united with PSSC it will make for the perfect combination of single speed madness and cross crusade jubilance.

I'm not quite sure what all this means, but it looks like another chance for Stella to get branded and add another WC to her palmares...

There ain't squat yet on the event website, but I'm sure some more details will surface soon.

Anyhow, it's on the Calendar now.

Sagebrush Series Announced, Vegas and So. Cal UCI Events

Shawn O'Meara sent us four dates for the Sagebrush Series in the Reno/Truckee area, with the first event scheduled for Sept. 22nd in Truckee. See the calendar for more.

Suddenly the NCNCA CX Calendar is looking pretty full...

Oh, and I neglected to mention the addition of two UCI-sanctioned events within driving distance of Nor-Cal. Cross Vegas will take place during Interbike on Wed, September 26th. Back On Track Productions has announced the only UCI event within the Golden State, on January 19th in Orange County.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More Additions to Calendar, CCCX Locations Added

One more weekend race has been added to the Calendar - Bicyle Planet is putting on an early-season race in Folsom on Sept. 16th. Also, the weekday Fall Flash Training Series near Folsom is happening again on Wednesdays 8/22-9/19. See the calendar for more details.

Also, Keith Defiebre has sent us the locations for 6 of the 7 CCCX races, and they have been added to the Calendar as well.