We started our Cyclocross events here in 2002 and since then have raced at Coyote Point over a dozen times. This is the home of the Beach Run and so much more. This has been a UCI event in 2003/04/05 and has seen Ryan Trebon, Travis Brown, Tim Johnson, Jackson Stewart, the Jacques-Mayniacs, Anne Grande, and the undefeated 3-time CCCP Champ Thomas Frischknecht playing in the sand.
This is our longest course of the season and mixes amost everything in terms of surface. We've got eucalyptus forest paths, sandy/gravelly beach, several good stretches of pavement for a break in rhythm - and weeds, lots of weeds to dig up. It's not a flat course - the eucalyptus forest in the eastern portion especially has a significant elevation gain. Everything in the west is pancake flat - so that's where one of our TRP Brake Zones will be located.
This course also has a separate Start Zone - look for the Start Blades beyond the Rifle Range parking lot near the bathrooms. You'll start on pavement for 100 yards to deliver you into the eucalyptus forest and then it's into the beach. This will also be a slightly modifed first lap for all races.
Listed below are links to some of the history of our oldest and most distinguished race courses - Coyote Point
|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|
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.
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