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
    • +:60
  • 11:00 AM
  • 20 MIN
    • KIDS 7-9
    • KIDS 0-6
  • 11:30 AM
  • 30 MIN
  • 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+
    • "
    • "
    • WOMEN C
    • +:90
  • 2:00 PM
  • 1 HR
    • MEN A
    • +:60
(l-r) Jackson Stewart, Daryl Price. Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds - 1999
photo: Markham Johnson

Online reg closes 11:59 PM Thursday, Oct 27

Sun, 30 Oct 2016

All Hallow's Cross and Costume Race

Aptos High School

Volunteers needed: The longest running, continuous (except for the 1989 earthquake), cyclocross series in the U.S. needs help with setup, teardown, and assorted race day activities:

  • Sat, 10/29, 9am-3pm - Course setup
  • Sun, 10/30, 7:30am-3pm - Registration, course maintenance, parking control, etc.
  • Sun, 10/30, 3pm-6pm - Tear-down (with help we'll be done before dark).
Volunteers will receive a complimentary race entry. Contact Rick Ortenblad via our Contact page. He's a nice guy, you'll like him.

Check out this season's jerseys and shirts, designed by race co-director Sarah Jordan! The winner of each category gets a jersey, Costume race winners get pie. A selection of jerseys will be available on race-day, or jerseys and shirts can be purchased directly from Jakroo. Orders made by 11/1/2016 will ship on 11/15.

Please, no alcohol consumption at the school. Doing so violates the terms of our usage agreement.

Due to the intermittent nature of cel signals at the high school, we will be accepting cash and checks only at registration. No credit cards, sorry.


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

  • No field limits or late fees.
  • Cash and checks only accepted for on-site registration.
  • Riders under the age of 18 must have an NABRA athlete release form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Locations subject to change. Check this site, our facebook page, and/or twitter regularly for venue updates.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



  • $40
  • master
  • $20
  • additional race
  • $5
  • costume race
  • $0
  • kids


Additional races ridden on the same day are $20.00.