CX1: 13 Oct 2013
Aptos High School
Schedule Changes: Please note that for 2013, we've moved Junior Women to the 9:00 start wave, and Master Men 55+ to 11:30 with the Master A groups.
Callups for will be for A groups (Elite Men, Elite Wm, and Masters), and based on last season's overall placings.
Race mechanical support is provided by The Bicycle Trip. The Trip will do repair and adjustments, but can't provide equipment, so bring your own spares.
Thursday, 10 Oct 2013: Come to the Cross Bash, say hi to the staff, eat hawaiian bbq from Hula's Island Grill, drink beer, get schwag, and watch a screening of Brian Vernor and Willie K Bullion's Pure Sweet Hell, courtesy of The Spokesman Bicycles and Surf City Cyclo-X. It's part of the Bike Week festivities and bike parking will be available.
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. For the 2013 season, we've returned to a non-USAC sanctioned format, so no license is required. We now accept credit cards for race day reg and merchandise.
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
Though this is an unsanctioned event, categories generally follow the age-graded USAC format. Groups are divided by gender, age, and, depending on the size of the group, ability level:
Typically beginners to the sport. Also a good group for those getting back into it, but still in a state of training deficit.
Generally intermediate to advanced skillset. Also called the "Working Person's" category because the reality of life gets in the away of being competitive at the A level.
This is serious. Expect the fastest riders in the district to be in this group, and you never know who will show up. Thomas Frischknecht, Bart Brentjens, Tim Johnson. We're still waiting on Nys and Vos.
Race a subset of the main race loop. May do multiple laps depending on age and course distance.