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.
|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|
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