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Race 4 - CandleStick Park - San Francisco

November 25, 2012

GGP race moves to CandleStick

If you don’t know your San Francisco history, Golden Gate Park was built by John McLaren in the latter part of the 19th century, way out in the sandy hinterlands of SF. The barren space was ¾ sand dunes and those gazillions of trees you enjoy today were planted to help stabilize the dunes. But in 2012, the sandy nature of the Park means we can no longer race – the Park is showing too much impact and can’t withstand the amount of wheeled traffic we pour onto it every Thanksgiving weekend.  The trails, the new plantings designed to continue to anchor the underlying dunes – they are all in jeopardy from an overabundance of wheeled traffic.

We had significant discussions with SF Rec/Park officials about methods they would require to alert and manage traffic on the course (we’d have to have our staff on site in the park during the week prior to the event to keep the course clear of off-road cyclists) but that combined with significant new permit fees – we can’t do it. We’re still going to be racing on November 25th – it just won’t be at GG Park again.  Hope whoever has enjoyed the Park since 2004 and our first event will keep those great memories alive and  transfer them to all other existing Cyclocross venues – they’re difficult to find and just as difficult to keep. Let’s enjoy our memories of some great events and move forward to more great events at our available locations.

So, we’re heading back to one of our venues that is NOT delicate and can take our thrashing – and would love to have you come out and train on it – it’s inside SF borders – it’s Candlestick! For November 25th

Race Schedule & Details

Category Start Time Distance Prizes Field Limit Entry Fee
Junior Men 10-14 8:00 am 30 minutes Raffle - See Notes 20 $20
Junior Men 15-18 8:00 am 30 minutes Raffle - See Notes 20 $20
Junior Women 8:00 am 30 minutes Raffle - See Notes 20 $20
Master Men 55+ 8:00 am 30 minutes Raffle - See Notes 20 $35
Cat C Women 8:00 am 30 minutes Raffle - See Notes 35 $35
Cat C Men 8:45 am 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 100 $35
Master Men 45+ Cat B 9:40 am 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 60 $35
Cat C Men 35+ 9:40 am 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 60 $35
SingleSpeed A 10:35 am 45 minutes Cash- See Notes 40 $35
SingleSpeed B 10:35 am 45 minutes Raffle - See Notes 60 $35
Master Men 35+ Cat B 11:30 pm 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 100 $35
Master Men 35+ Cat A 12:30 pm 45 minutes Raffle - See Notes 60 $35
Master Men 45+ Cat A 12:30 pm 45 minutes Raffle - See Notes 50 $35
Cat B Women 1:30 pm 40 minutes Raffle - See Notes 45 $35
Elite Women 1:30 pm 40 minutes Cash- See Notes 35 $35
Master Women 35+ Cat A 1:30 pm 40 minutes Cash- See Notes 20 $35
Elite Men 2:30 pm 60 minutes Cash- See Notes 85 $35
Cat B Men 3:40 pm 45 minutes Raffle - See Notes 100 $35



  • Registration opens at 7:00 am
  • Day of race registration will be available for non sold out categories
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. No late fee. Juniors must have signed release from parent.

A Note about Numeric Categories - Here at the Bay Area Super Prestige Series we don't feel that it is in the best spirit to hold people to a numeric category. We will maintain our system of riders self categorizing. If you need to compare it to the USAC numeric system, It would be C=4 B= 3, and A= 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” and 35+ Women Masters 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 15th, 2011. 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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