CX1 schedule

  • 9:00 AM
  • 30 MIN
    • MEN C
    • JR MEN 15-18
    • +:30
    • JR MEN 13-14
    • +:60
    • JR WOMEN 14-18
    • "
    • JR WOMEN 10-13
    • "
    • JR MEN 10-12
    • "
  • 10:00 AM
  • 40 MIN
    • MEN B
    • MSTR MEN B 35+
    • +:30
    • MSTR MEN B 45+
    • +:60
    • MSTR MEN 65+
    • "
  • 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+
    • +:30
    • MSTR MEN 55+
    • "
  • 1:00 PM
  • 50 MIN
    • WOMEN A
    • WOMEN B
    • +:30
    • MSTR WOMEN 35+
    • +:60
    • WOMEN C
    • +:90
    • MSTR WOMEN 45+
    • "
    • MSTR WOMEN 55+
    • "
  • 2:00 PM
  • 1 HR
    • MEN A
    • S SPEED
    • +:30
Thomas Frischknecht. Monterey Bay Academy - 1996
photo: Markham Johnson

Markham's Pics

Markham Johnson was a photographer who raced Surf City in the late 1990s/early 2000s with the Men Bs. When not racing, he practiced his sports photography skills on the other categories and generously allowed us to publish many of his photos on our site. Some of the images in this compilation were used on the site during this era and are low-res by modern standards; others were pulled from a CD given us by Markham during the 2002 season, so were never downsampled. Either way, his skills are evident.

Sadly, Markham died unexpectedly early this year while vacationing with his family. If you knew him, please consider donating to a memorial fund established in his honor to fund his daughter's college education.


Registration opens at 8 am on race day. There are no field limits or late fees. Online registration is available assuming the registration button at the top of the page hasn't disappeared. We accept credit cards for race day reg and merchandise.

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 cloth number and a passive timing chip to be used for the entire series. The number is placed on the torso above the hip and the chip is placed on the helmet out of harm's way, ie, somewhere near the top, but not on the sides.


SCCX is run as a points series.

  • Overall prizes are awarded at the last race of the series to the top three riders in each category.
  • Day of race cash prizes are paid to the top three riders in the Men A, Women A, and Master Men A categories

Riders must be present at podium awards ceremonies to receive prizes


Riders are broadly divided into Open, Master, and Junior groups. Juniors are age 18 and under, Masters 35 and up, and Open riders are 18-34, though anyone who wants can ride the open group regardless of age.

Categories divide riders into fitness and ability levels.

Cat C

Typically beginners to the sport, but also a good group for those getting back into cyclocross after some time off who are still in a state of training deficit. Roughly equivalent to USAC 4/5.

Cat B

Generally intermediate to advanced riders in both skill set and fitness level. Also considered the "Working Person's" category because the reality of life gets in the away of being competitive at the A level. Roughly equivalent to USAC cat 3.

Cat A

This is serious. The fittest, most experienced riders are in this category, and you never know who will show up. Thomas Frischknecht, Bart Brentjens, Tim Johnson and other luminaries have made appearances over the years. USAC cat 1/2 equivalent.

Race Up

Riders can race "up" in category, meaning Juniors and Masters can ride in a group considered harder than their own. For example, a 45 year old can register with the Master 35 group and a 15 year old can register with the Junior 17-18 group. As mentioned above, anyone can register in the Open group. It's recommended that you remain within your category (A, B, C) if you do so.


Are in a league all their own. Aged 9 and under, they 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.


  • $35
  • master
  • $20
  • junior
  • $10
  • costume race
  • $0
  • kids


Additional races ridden on the same day are $15.00.