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Race 1 - CandleStick Point CycloCross

October 4th, 2015

Our 2015 season (Season 13 for anyone counting) opens at Candlestick – but without our old neighbor across the street and without USAC permit, unlike 2014. We are back to our non-sanctioned selves running our events under Tom’s Rules instead.

The stadium is gone but the Candlestick State Recreation Area survives and in fact isn’t affected by the future development plans for that huge parking lot.  We still call it the ”GP Clark Natwick”, named after the current coach, Peninsula Velo mentor, multi-US cyclocross title holder and more! He’ll be on hand to help with our podium ceremonies.

We’ll be mowing the tall grass in late September to prep this for you with some of our regular past features and some new ones. Candlestick offers a little pavement – we have a separate Start Zone that enters the course after the pavement – and  October weather conditions which means likely hard, dry and some dust. But it’s California ‘cross – come and enjoy one of NorCal’s most familiar homes. 

Category Start Time Distance Prizes Field Limit Pre Entry Day of Race Fee
Cat C Men 8:30 AM 40 Minutes Raffle - See Notes 60 $40 $45
Cat C Men 35+ 8:30 AM 40 Minutes Raffle - See Notes 60 $40 $45
SingleSpeed A 9:20 AM 50 Minutes Cash - See Notes 40 $40 $45
SingleSpeed B 9:20 AM 50 Minutes Raffle - See Notes 50 $40 $45
M Men 55+ 9:20 AM 50 Minutes Raffle - See Notes 30 $40 $45
M Men 35+ B 10:15 AM 45 Minutes Raffle - See Notes 65 $40 $45
M Men 45+ B 10:15 AM 45 Minutes Raffle - See Notes 65 $40 $45
M Men 35+ A 11:10 PM 45 Minutes Cash - See Notes 65 $40 $45
M Men 45+ A 11:10 PM 45 Minutes Cash - See Notes 65 $40 $45
C Women 12:05 PM 45 Minutes Raffle - See Notes 35 $40 $45
B Women 12:05 PM 45 Minutes Raffle - See Notes 35 $40 $45
M Women 35+ 12:05 PM 45 Minutes Cash - See Notes 20 $40 $45
Elite Women 12:05 PM 45 Minutes Cash - See Notes 35 $40 $45
Elite Men 1:00 PM 60 Minutes Cash - See Notes 80 $40 $45
Cat B Men 2:10 PM 45 Minutes Raffle - See Notes 100 $40 $45

Registration Details

There are no refunds or credits

Registration opens at 7:30 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 – Elite Men and Women have their own NCC (National Cyclocross Calendar) cash prize list. Equal money to both the top 3 Men & Women. “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 December 13, 2014. 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.