Tuesday, September 25, 2007

NCNCA Cup Kickoff this Saturday

Lion of Fairfax adds Women 35+ for Series Opener.

The first annual NCNCA Cup presented by Sycip kicks off this weekend at the Lion of Fairfax race in Marin County. As mentioned in previous posts on the BabbleBlog, the new series brings together five great events from around the region into a season long celebration of CX.

Race Categories
The mission of the NCNCA Cup is to get all racers from all over the region to attend and make these events the best race in town each week. Whatever category you are in, there is a race for you at every event -- just check the weekly race announcements and pick the category that fits you best.

For the most popular categories, we will additionally keep score of season long points. These cats are: Men A and Women A, Men B and Women B, Master 35+ A Men and 35+ A Women, Master 45 A Men, Junior Men and Junior Women, and Singlespeed Open.

ALL racers are eligible to participate in the prize raffle at the series finals on November 25 at Golden Gate Park - just toss your number in the hat and you're in.

Women 35 racers note: The season opener at Fairfax has just added a Women 35+ category -- masters will race with the A's and be picked separately for season points. Make sure you let the registration staff know you are racing Masters when you register.

Merchandise and Sponsors
As noted previously, the title sponsor of the series is Sycip Designs, who have generously donated gift certificates for a CrossDresser frame and two custom powdercoat paint jobs for the series. Thanks Sycip!

Additionally, for the well dressed CX racer, the Cup series has series apparel designed by bike artist Brian Opsal (see logo above) as well as socks by DeFeet. Shirts and socks will be on sale at each event and all proceeds of merchandise sales will go directly into the cash purse for the end of season prizes.

CamelBak will be sponsoring the series with Elixir electrolyte beverage tablets free for racers at every event in the series. Pick one up and drop into your bottle for a refreshing, sugar-free electrolyte replacement.

Individual race promoters will also contribute schwag to the prize pot that will be handed out at the series finals in on Nov. 25.

Time to Roll!
Fall has arrived and this weekend's race should be fantastic. Check back at ncnca.org next week for a new blog dedicated to results, stories and such. See you out there!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

NCNCA Cup News and Three Series Kickoffs this Weekend

OK sorry gang for the lack of reportage, since my injury I've been a little out of the loop. But there's lots going on, and first and foremost is the announcement that Sycip has signed on as the title sponsor of the new series:
The NCNCA Cup presented by Sycip
There will be some great prizes up for grabs in the end-of-series raffle, including a custom Sycip CX frame and two Sycip Powdercoat Paint Jobs to spiff up your old rides. We're still brewing up the details on this but we should have a website up soon with more.

In other news, the Sacramento, Central Coast, and Sagebrush series' all kick off this weekend. On Saturday, Sagebrush launches its series with a first-ever race at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Sac's leaner and meaner schedule this year promises to be a great series under the guidance of Norcal legend Rich Maile. Last but not least, CCCX has added two more women's categories - see the announcment in the Press Releases blog.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Cross Districts set for Dec 8

With the NCNCA 'cross season kicked off to a scorching start this week, we're happy to announce a date for the district championship race: Saturday, December 8th at Robertson Park in Livermore, hosted by the LARPD series. This venue hosted the districts in 2003 and 2004 and features a nice mix of grass, dirt, stairs and, likely at that time of year, dare we say it....mud. Now there's a concept that's hard to imagine here in September, eh? More details to come.

In other news, we are firming up the details of the new district-wide Cross Cup series, but the dates are all set (and noted in the calendar) and begin with the season opener at Fairfax on Sept. 29.