2016

Calendar

CX1 schedule

  • 8:30 AM
  • 30 MIN
    • MEN C
    • MSTR MEN C 35+
    • +:30
    • JR MEN 15-18
    • +:60
    • JR MEN 13-14
    • +:90
    • JR MEN 9-12
    • "
    • JR WOMEN 15-18
    • +:120
    • JR WOMEN 9-14
    • "
  • 9:15 AM
  • 40 MIN
    • MSTR MEN B 35+
    • MSTR MEN B 45+
    • +:45
    • MSTR MEN 65+
    • +:90
  • 10:10 AM
  • 40 MIN
    • MEN B
    • S SPEED MEN B
    • +:60
  • 11:00 AM
  • 20 MIN
    • KIDS 0-6
    • KIDS 7-9
  • 11:30 AM
  • 30 MIN
    • COSTUME RACE
  • 12:00 PM
  • 50 MIN
    • MSTR MEN A 35+
    • MSTR MEN A 45+
    • +:45
    • MSTR MEN 55+
    • +:90
  • 1:00 PM
  • 45 MIN
    • WOMEN A
    • WOMEN B
    • +:30
    • MSTR WOMEN 35+
    • +:60
    • MSTR WOMEN 45+
    • "
    • MSTR WOMEN 55+
    • "
    • S SPEED WOMEN
    • "
    • WOMEN C
    • +:90
  • 2:00 PM
  • 1 HR
    • MEN A
    • S SPEED MEN A
    • +:60
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds - 1999
photo: Markham Johnson

Sun, 30 Oct 2016

All Hallow's Cross

Aptos High School

Sarah and Josie on the podium.

Due to a very recent change in leadership, the 2016 series will consist of one event. Thanks to Josie Jacques-Maynes and Sarah Jordan for stepping up to make it happen and keep keep the tradition alive in Santa Cruz. Join us Sunday, October 30 at Aptos High School and bring the kids and family!

Alcohol: None, sorry. Please don't violate the terms of our agreement with the high school by consuming beer, etc, within the grounds.

REGISTRATION

On-site registration opens at 7:30AM and closes 15 min before each race.

  • No field limits or late fees.
  • Credit cards are accepted for on-site registration and merchandise.
  • HELMETS REQUIRED
  • Locations subject to change. Check this site, our facebook page, and/or twitter regularly for venue updates.
  • Sorry, no transfers or refunds.

Bike Type

Ride what you brought. Most of our courses favor a cross bike, but to minimize barriers of entry to the sport, mountain bikes are allowed, particularly in the beginner categories.

Timing

Riders are issued one number for the entire series. Please bring it with you to each race. Pin the number parallel to your torso above the hip for maximum readability by the scorers.

CATEGORY INFO

Racers are self-categorized based on age and gender, and categories divide riders into fitness and ability levels.

Cat C

Typically beginners to the sport. You're either completely new to the sport or have ridden a cross bike on training rides, but haven't competed yet.USAC cat 4/5 equivalent.

Cat B

Intermediate to advanced racers in both skillset and fitness. Also considered the "Working Person's" category because the reality of life gets in the away of being competitive at the A level. USAC cat 3 equivalent.

Cat A

The fittest, most experienced riders race this category.USAC cat 1/2 equivalent.

Kids

Aged 9 and under, kids usually race a subset of the main race loop, and may do multiple laps depending on course layout. Everything from push bikes to miniature cross bikes with 24" sewups are seen in the kids race, and prizes of fun bags with Clif Kids bars and the occasional medal (no cash or start money, sorry) are awarded to all.

Race Up

Riders can race "up" in category, ie, Masters can race in groups younger than their own, and Juniors can ride with older age groups. Anyone can race in the equivalent Open A, B, and C groups.

Sandbagging

A contentious issue; beginnners to the sport don't know how they'll stack up against the competition, but it's expected that the series winners in the C and B categories upgrade next season. However, if you're able to win your first race with enough of a gap to hang out on the sidelines and watch the battle for second (or similar feat), congratulations! It's time to move up a notch.

ENTRY FEE

CX1

  • $40
  • master
    open
    singlespeed
  • $20
  • additional race
    junior
  • $5
  • costume race
  • $0
  • kids

NO LATE FEES!

Additional races ridden on the same day are $20.00.