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Race 5 - CandleStick Day 2

November 23, 2014

Candlestick Cup Race 3

The end of November – SURELY by this time we’ve had some rain and it will be a wet and soft finale to the Candlestick Cup Series. How different the ‘Stick is when it’s had a proper dumping of rain, look at this section of the course in late December, a little different, no? 

The finale at the ‘Stick also means a variety of new, never used course features to throw at you. We hope this is going to be our sloppiest event of the year!

Race Schedule & Details

Category Start Time Distance Prizes Field Limit Entry Fee Pre-Reg Fee
Cat C Men 9:00 AM 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 65 $40 $35
Cat C Men 35+ 9:00 AM 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 65 $40 $35
SingleSpeed B 9:50 AM 45 minutes Raffle - See Notes 60 $40 $35
SingleSpeed A 9:50 AM 45 minutes Cash- See Notes 40 $40 $35
Master Men 55+ 9:50 AM 45 minutes Raffle - See Notes 40 $40 $35
Master Men 45+ Cat B 10:45 AM 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 50 $40 $35
Master Men 35+ Cat B 10:45 AM 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 70 $40 $35
KIDS CROSS 11:00 AM Seperate Course Working on Something FREE
Master Men 35+ Cat A 11.35 AM 45 minutes Cash- See Notes 70 $40 $35
Master Men 45+ Cat A 11.35 AM 45 minutes Cash- See Notes 50 $40 $35
Elite Women 12:30 PM 40 minutes Cash- See Notes 35 $40 $35
Cat B Women 12:30 PM 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 35 $40 $35
Cat C Women 12:30 PM 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 35 $40 $35
Elite Men 1:20 PM 60 minutes Cash- See Notes 85 $40 $35
Cat B Men 2:30 PM 45 minutes Raffle - See Notes 100 $40 $35



  • Registration opens at 8:00 am
  • Day of race registration will be available for non sold out categories, $5 late fee will be charged for all day of race entries.
Day-of wait-list protocol:

Riders will be allowed to sign on to the Wait-list when registration opens at the start of each day. Riders wishing to use unclaimed race numbers must add their names to the Wait-list, and fill out a blank release form.
30 minutes prior to the start of each race category, sign-in for pre-registered riders will close. At that point, any unclaimed start numbers will be given away on a first-come-first-served basis, according to the order of of riders on the Wait-list. Racers must be present at this time and have a completed release in-hand in order to be given a number.

There are no refunds or credits

Equipment – CycloCross or Mountain Bikes OK at all events.No forward facing handlebars. Entry includes insurance surcharges. $5 late fee. Juniors must have signed release from parent.

Category Description

Cyclocross racers in Northern California have selected their own race categories for decades before USA Cycling discovered the phenomena a few years ago. We still encourage riders to discover for themselves their best fit for competition. Is your first choice too slow? too fast? Too young? Too old? Go ahead and change whenever you want. For those of you looking for more direction, our corresponding categories with USAC are:

Beginner – Cat. “C” – USAC Cat. 4

Intermediate – Cat. “B” – USAC Cat. 3

Advanced – Cat “A” – USAC Cat. 1/2


Prizes for “A” fields – It will be cash payouts at each event. For “A”Elite Men and Women we start with guaranteed $150 per race and add $10 to the pot for each entrant – the bigger the turnout, the bigger the payout. “A” 35+ and 45+ Men Masters fields it will be $150 fixed for each field at each event and for SS “A”  there will be $75 fixed for each event.
Prizes for All other fields: Each race for our Amateur fields earns 1 entry into our end-of-season Raffle. We’ll have over $10,000 worth of merchandise prizes to raffle off to our Amateur fields who participate in our events – and all amateur podium places will earn extra tickets. The Raffle will be held on Saturday December XX, 2013 Must be present to win. Beer, Food, and door prizes along with the raffle.  Sports Basement on Bryant Street is hosting this year, from 5-7pm.

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