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|
|KIDS CROSS||11:00 AM||Yes||FREE||FREE|
|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|
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
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