- Jan 13 & 14
- Jan 27 & 28
- Feb 10 & 11
- Feb 24 & 25
- Mar 10 & 11
- Mar 24 & 25 (Finals)
BTW I'm just kidding about the SoCal hate. Kinda.
Good news for Mac users who also use the Forerunner or Edge. Garmin Training Center is now compatible with Mac! If you'll be at Macworld next week, make sure you stop by our booth to pick up a free Training Center software CD. If you're not planning to be in San Francisco, visit our website in late January and you'll be able to download the software for free.Maybe. If it doesn't slip again. Really. From the Garmin blog.
One of the hottest match-ups for the coming year -- Lance Armstrong vs. Floyd Landis at the Leadville 100 -- has apparently fizzled out.
Event: The Coolest 24Those people looking for a team can check out the Yahoo! message board setup for this event. Check out the archives for coverage of last year's event.
Dates: May 5th - 6th, 2007
Location: Cool, CA [ Directions ]
Competition: MA (Endurance)
Cost: $115/ solo male rider, $105/solo female rider, varies for 2,3,4 &5 person teams
Event: Boggs IICheck out last year's action in the archives.
Dates: March 31st, 2007
Location: Boggs State Demo Forest (Cobb, CA) [ MAP ]
Competition: Endurance XC (8 hour)
Cost: $45/person (includes shirt and dinner)
Registration: online at bike monekey
License: NORBA XC
The course has been selected and the route will be a mixture of races #1 and #3, with some new sections added to challenge NorCal's DH racers. This final event of the series will determine who are the Division Champions as all races count toward the final point total ... This event will take place rain or shine. Toro Park gates will open at 8:00 a.m. on race day. Please note that the park closes at 4 p.m. on Saturday ... Series Champions will receive a custom Hot Shoppe DH Winners Jersey, the custom made CCCX Series plaques are the highest quality available and are 16X19 in size, 2006 CCCX DH T-shirts, and other prizes from sponsors will be presented to top finishers in the series.This is the last race on the 2006 NorCal calendar so get out there.
Mens Beginner (5 laps): Brandon HowardContrary to rumors, I don't see any evidence of Lance Armstrong racing here.
Mens Sport (5 laps): Nikoaus Dejong
Mens Expert (7 laps): Keith Defiebre (LaPierre)
Angelfire resort representatives have now confirmed that the scheduled World Cup triple will not take place this upcoming season.Check out the news here.
Event: Cool Mountain Bike Race
Dates: March 11th, 2007
Location: Cool, CA [ Map ]
Cost: TBD (last year was $40)
Registration: http://www.auburnbikeworks.com/form.html (via paypal)
RACE #1 - January 20th , 2007All three of the races will be held from 9 AM to 9 PM at Vail Lake Resort near Temecula, CA [MAP]. The course for each of these races can be viewed at GeoLadders.
RACE #2 – June 16th , 2007
RACE #3 – November 17th , 2007
The 12 Hours of Weaverville endurance race will be Saturday, May 26, and we're thinking of adding "Gravity Daze," a DOWNHILL on Sunday and a SUPER-D on Monday. Both gravity events would be run on the same long courses that we use for the LaGrange Fall Classic.These are probably a little more than rumors since the promoter is posting them, but I'll make sure and post the full details when I see it finalized. To see coverage of this past year's Team Bigfoot races, check the archives.
We're working on a couple of new events and should be able to announce our '07 sched by Jan. 1. We'll definitely have the Bigfoot Classic (XC, DH, Super-D, Short-Track XC), Whiskeytown (XC & possibly Short-Track), LaGrange (XC, DH, Super-D) and at least one more and possibly two more dates with XC and DH and possibly Super-D.
|Hurkey Creek Park #1||Idyllwild, SoCal||04/28/2007|
|Laguna Seca #1||Monterey, CA ||06/02/2007|
|Canmore Nordic Centre||Canmore, Canada ||07/07/2007|
|Laguna Seca #2||Monterey, CA||09/01/2007|
|Hurkey Creek Park #2 -||Idyllwild, SoCal||09/22/2007|
|Georgia International Horse Park||Conyers, GA ||10/13/2007|
Men's Beginner: Dusty GlassPhotos from the race are supposed to be posted, but I only see CX pictures.
Junior Girls: Katrina Howard
Men's Sport: Russ Freeman
Men's Expert: Keith DeFiebre
15 and Under: Cody Stegmiller (Danville), Hue Joss BikesAs usual, Halfro.com and A Finished Product have all the action photos from the event.
14-23 B-Class: Chase Andrada (Benicia)
16-18: Tim Mangini (Benicia)
Vet Sport: Dave Kranich (Scott's Valley)
Vet Expert: Ryan Stayshal (Los Gatos)
Pro/Semi-Pro: George Stephenson III (El Dorado Hills) Northern Lights/Kenda/Bicycles Plus
UPDATE (09/03/07): Go here for results for the 2007 SSWC (Singlespeed World Championships) in Scotland.
Event: Howell Mountain Challenge
Dates: August 12th, 2007 (10:30 AM)
Location: Angwin, CA (Near Calistoga, CA)
Cost: $30 ($35 after Aug 6th)
Registration: TBD (probably active.com)
Event: Napa Valley Dirt Classic
Dates: April 22nd, 2007
Location: Angwin, CA
Cost: $30 ($35 after 4/14/2006)
Registration: not yet open
Sea Otter Organizers are in serious talks with sponsors and media partners to bring a Slopestyle competition to Sea Otter Classic in 2007.Details as they become available.
"We're still ironing out the details at this point and hope to make an 'official' announcement in a couple weeks," says Sea Otter's Director of Athlete Services, Jeff Frost.
The rained out dual slalom race from today will be made up next Saturday, November 18, same time, same place. Accuweather.com is predicting no rain for that part of the week.I've changed the schedule to accommodate it.
Beginning with the 2007 competitive cycling season, USA Cycling is introducing a new mountain bike calendar designed to recognize and support top-level regional, national and international events through a season-long calendar similar to the National Racing Calendar model that is currently utilized in road cycling. The new USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Calendar is specifically designed to provide a more open access opportunity for those top-level events that have, for one reason or another, not participated in the traditional “NORBA National Series” model.So the interesting bits are actually deeper in the release. Interesting bit one:
All events added to the calendar must meet pro prize purse requirements specific to each calendar tier set by either the UCI or USA Cycling.Hmmm . . . prize money ? At national events ? Really. Interesting bit two is:
Please note that the “National Mountain Bike Series” (NMBS), which has not been a property of USA Cycling for three years, will continue to operate under the independent ownership and organization of Team Big Bear and Blue Wolf Productions and fit within the framework of the USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Calendar.Wow, that is one huge step away from NORBA. In the past two years, NORBA was really the entire MTB National events (although AMBC held some good smaller events) and USA Cycling made it seem like they sponsored it. Of course, USA Cycling is also the organization staged this year's US MTB Nationals so I would take anything they say with a grain of salt.
It can only get better from here ... we have a date for our 1st race for the 2007 CHDH Series. This will be the 1st of 3 races. More details and dates to come! See pics from last year's CHDH in the new rideSFO gallery...1st race date lands on Earth Day!And the date is April 22, 2007. Check out more information about last year's CHDH coverage in the archives.
The Super "D" course is 4 miles long and it drops an amazing 1800 vertical feet. The top section is pure fire road with speeds reaching freeway limit. The trail gets very steep near the bottom of the upper portion so have your hands on the breaks! There is a tight turn waiting for you, leading to some more fire road sections. Then the trail joins the single-track route used in Race #2. This single-track continues for 2 miles toward the same finish as Race #2. This Super "D" time trial course is going to be a true test of strength and riding ability. The times will be considerably longer then any race in the series as will the hike to the start! Please allow 1 hour to make it to the start of your selected start time ... This 1800 foot plunge will test, fitness, skill, nerves, and strength. NorCal Champions will be crowned in all divisions and series points will be awarded to all finishers. This route starts at one of the highest points in Toro Park, the route is fun and challenging, and this is a chance to test yourself on one of the longest DH races in Northern California.Good luck.
Here is the latest scoop about this weekend's CCCX DH #4:
November 5th is Race #4 and it will be the NorCal Super-D Championship. This will be a[n] incredible 4 mile run with 1700 feet descended. This 4 mile course will have literally no uphill sections and is a special treat for NorCal DH racers. More info on this race track coming ... Race #4 also holds the distinction as the Northern California Super D Championships. With category winners receiving an additional prize as well as CCCX series medals.
If I see any updates, I'll post them.
|UCI World Cup MA #1||March 17-18||Gran Canaria (Spain)|
|UCI World Cup XC #1||April 21-22||Houffalize (Belguim) or Madrid (Spain)*|
|UCI World Cup DH/4X #1||May 12-13||Vigo (Spain)|
|UCI World Cup XC #2||May 26-27||Offenburg (Germany)|
|UCI World Cup XC #3/DH/4X #2||June 9-10||Champéry (Switzerland)|
|UCI World Cup XC #4/DH/4X #3||June 23-24||Mont-Sainte-Anne (Canda)|
|UCI World Cup XC #5/DH/4X #4||June 30-July 1||Angel Fire Resort (USA)|
|UCI World Cup MA #2||July 7-8||Dolomiti Superbike (Italy)|
|UCI World Cup DH/4X #5||July 7-8||Schladming (Austria)|
|UCI World Cup MA #3||August 25||Lillehammer (Norway)|
|UCI World Cup XC/DH/4X #6||September 15-16||Maribor (SI)|
|UCI World Cup MA #4||October 12||Fréjus (France)|
Event: 24 hr of Chamberlin Ranch II
Dates: October 28 & 29, 2006
Location: Los Olivos, CA
Cost: $110 - $600 (depending on team size and entry date)
Event: Lagrange Fall Classic
Dates: October 20, 21 & 22, 2006
Location: Weaverville, CA (Just west of Redding, CA)
Competition: XC, SD, DH
Cost: $20/SuperD, $30/DH, $30/XC (discounts for Jr and multi-events)
Registration: onsite or active.com
Check out the Google Earthlings blog! 5 Google folks (plus their dog Sparky) are participating in 24 Hours of Moab the weekend of Oct14-15, and are using their beta blog to document the whole thing.Nice to see that people at Google are actually using their technology like it is intended.
The Short Track series will be held on:I don't have any details about the courses or costs, but I will update you when I received them.
11/19/06: Tri-Sport MTB ST #1
12/02/06: Tri-Sport MTB ST#2
01/28/07: Tri-Sport MTB ST #3
The Time Trial series will be held on:
10/14/06: Herb Bauer MTB TT #1
10/29/06: Herb Bauer MTB TT#2
01/27/06: Herb Bauer MTB TT #3
|02/03/07||Chanoko Mountain Bike Duathlon #1|
|02/04/07||MTB Challenge #1|
|02/24/07||Chanoko Mountain Bike Duathlon #2|
|02/25/07||MTB Challenge #2|
|03/17/07||Chanoko Mountain Bike Duathlon #3|
|03/18/07||MTB Challenge #3|
|04/01/07||REAL MTB Triathlon (Nissan XTERRA Points Series Race)|
The course has been set for race #3 and it looks to be fast, furious and fun for all racers who attend. The DH route will use portions of the same trail used for race #1 but will have a more direct line to the finish and times will be faster. The speeds will also be much higher in some sections and the riser section toward the top of the course will be hit with a faster line for more speed into the rise. Near the end of the course will be some add on trails that will challenge suspension, breaking and turning ability ... Parking will be in the same area as the past two races, and the hike to the start will be the same steep trail used for race #1. Also for race #3 and future races, the starter will call out names and times of the starting order! So the start time you sign up for at registration will be used at the start, and your name and # will be called 5 minutes before your scheduled time to get racers in proper starting order.
Event: Bogg Mountain Metal Madness [ PDF Flyer ]
Dates: October 7 & 8, 2006
Location: Bogg Mountain Demonstration Forest (near Cobb, CA)
Competition: XC, SD, STCX
Cost: For collegiate riders: $15 for the Cross Country, $15 for one Sunday event or $20 for both. For NORBA riders: $20 per race.
We've added another Mountain-X race to our Fall Series to make four races total instead of three. (Added date is Oct 14.) We have a new sponsor for the November 11th final, Gravity Addix. They have donated a cash purse of $100, matched by us, SandHillRacing, for a total of $200 to be divided between the Women's Class and the 15 and Under Class (note: a minimum of 8 racers per class is required or the cash will roll over to another class). There will be a work day on the dual slalom course next Saturday, September 30. Feel free to come help (if only to pull weeds, no skill required!).This should be a good series.
The race was really low-key, grass-roots. The course was tricky, lots of twisty narrow singletrack on wrinkly terrain - very up-and-down, through creekbeds, blind corners transitioning from flat to steep, that sort of thing.He also posted his Motionbased track for this satellite map:
Event: Parkfield Classic
Dates: September 30th - October 1, 2006
Location: Parkfield, CA [ MAP ]. Parkfield is about 2 hours south of San Jose.
Competition: XC, STXC, DS, DH
Cost: $40 (discounts for multiple events and collegiate racers)
Registration: race day onsite