Thursday, March 29, 2007
This is the first race in the Northern Nevada Cup Series. An XC course with 6.1 miles loop with Pro/Semi-pro & Expert riders 3 laps, Sport riders 2 laps, Beginners riders 1 lap, and Junior riders ½ lap. Course with some climbing over jeep trails and extreme drops over single track.
More details, including registration, maps and pictures, available at their website.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
"Five more days until Boggs II 8 Hour XC Race, and over 150 participants have registered for the event. It's raining right now in Boggs State Demonstration Forest, and the weather forecast is calling for Saturday to be reaching into the 70's. After two days of showers and then two more days of warm weather you guys are going to be witness to the best conditions that Boggs has to offer. So I have some important notes!For full details on the race, check the archives.
Online registration closes Wednesday
You can register for Boggs II online until Wednesday evening, after which time the form will no longer be available. However you may still register the night before the race if you show up Friday between 5:00pm and 10:00pm. On-site registration is $50.
Friday Night Sign-In
If you are already registered for the event you can sign in and pick up your swag bags with race numbers, etc. Friday night before the race between 5:00pm and 10:00pm. Sign-in is open Saturday morning between 7:00am and 8:00am. THIS IS A SHORT WINDOW so please try to get signed in as early as possible. SIGN-IN IS MANDATORY FOR ALL RIDERS
Directions are available online from the Boggs II Registration web site or from the following link to Google Maps: DIRECTIONS
One last reminder that with just a few days left it's still not too late to drum up a few pledges and do some seriously great work for the Sonoma County Bicycle Coaltion and the Sonoma County Trails Council - two organizations that are doing seriously great work for people a lot further away than just Sonoma County. These two organizations are serving as models for others to follow in their approach to solutions for reall issues with rapidly growing population in areas where recreational and riding opportunities exist. There is a limited amount of funding that will go to these organizations just through your registration for the event. But if you go out and raise a few extra $$ not only are you giving back to organizations that have made your riding opportunities a reality - you have a chance of winning some sweet gear, tents, mountain bikes, and the whole shebang (whatever that is)
That's it! You've got 5 days... then you're MINE. ;)
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
"I came to my first Billy Cross race several years ago after hearing about it from a friend. News about the event seemed to flourish by word of mouth. Today a few quick searches on the Internet reveals numerous stories of memorable laps belted out in the heat of summer. It was about a lot more than just the utterly sick 5-mile course that Ken Goldie helped to maintain.The races will consist of one (beginner) to four (expert) laps of the 5 miles course and they start at 10 AM every fourth Saturday of the summer months. Full series details are available at their website, listed below.
Ken did a good thing with these races. It was simple fun - you showed up, you raced, you went home. He also did something else with Billy Cross - he unknowingly introduced us to a continuation of 'Grass-Roots Racing'. For me he planted a seed for what racing should be.
The "hand-built" sensation that Ken delivered with this race course is something that cannot be duplicated. But for the years of hard work and effort that he poured into them we want to start 2007 with an honorary event series to carry on with simple, down-to-earth grassy racing in Sonoma County."
Event: Lake Sonoma Series 2007
Dates: April 28th, May 26th, June 23rd, August 25th, September 22nd and October 27th, 2007
Location: Lake Sonoma's Liberty Glenn Campground in Geyserville, CA
Cost: $20 per race ($20 discount if you register all at once)
- April 22: Jetway Chevrolet Rainbow Ridge Challenge [XC] (Fallon, Nevada)
- May 6: Pine Nut Cracker [XC] (Gardnerville, Nevada)
- June 2-3: Peavine Challenge [XC, DH] (Reno, Nevada)
- Aug 18-19: Sky Tavern [XC, DH] (near Reno on Mount Snow)
Series standing will be based on the total accumulated points from the series. In the event of a tie, the racer's place in the Series final race (Sky Tavern) will determine the final standing. In addition, the top 15 riders in each category/(age) class in each race will qualify for the US National Championships in Mt Snow, VT July 17-22, 2007. The Sky Tavern Classic qualifies for the 2008 USA National Championships.
I will be posting detailed information on each race over the next few days. Thanks to Cycling News for the announcement.
UPDATE (04/18/07): The Nevada Cup website has been posted.
Professional basketball player LeBron James has acquired minority ownership of Cannondale, giving the US manufacturer a tremendous shot in the arm.Read the rest of the story over at Bike Hugger.
Monday, March 26, 2007
- April 26th: Hidden Valley, Reno
- May 10th: Keystone Canyon
- May 17th: Peavine Hillclimb
- May 24th: Keystone Canyon
- June 7th: Centennial Park, Carson City
- June 14th: River Banks
- June 21st: Peavine Hillclimb
- June 28th: Keystone Canyon (Finals)
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
See the full press release at Northstar's website.
TRUCKEE, Calif. – March 26, 2007 – After a one-year hiatus, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort’s mountain bike park, the largest in Northern California, will reopen this summer offering five new trail segments, two full new trails, increased lift access with the addition of the Tahoe Zephyr Express, a new jump park, skills development areas, LiveWire, the resort’s first signature trail, and much more.
This year, with the addition of the new Tahoe Zephyr Express six-person express chairlift, riders will benefit from the resort’s ability to provide more uphill capacity than ever before. Providing access to more than 100 miles of trails, the Gondola Express, Vista Express and Tahoe Zephyr Express chairlifts make it easy for riders to experience the technical downhill and freestyle features they crave ...
... LiveWire, Northstar Resort’s first signature trail is scheduled to open mid-summer, permits pending, and will maintain an average of six feet in width, feature a grade ranging between 6 and 9 percent, and will be 1.5 miles long. The trail boasts tabletops and large berms throughout the course of the run, and will be the first fully irrigated mountain bike trail at the resort, helping to prevent dust clouds from erupting as riders make their way down.
New this year, Northstar Resort will also introduce Skills Development Areas, allowing those who want to get started with log and ladder rides to learn in less intimidating fashion as the features are much closer to the ground. A new jump park located at mid-mountain between the bases of the Vista Express and Tahoe Zephyr Express chairlifts will also provide riders with an opportunity to practice their latest tricks.
Northstar Resort’s Mountain Bike Park is scheduled to open for the summer season on June 29, 2007, and is scheduled to be open daily, weather and conditions permitting, through September 3 and Friday-Sunday until October 7. Daily operating hours will be 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m...
...For those with a competitive edge, Northstar Resort will again host the Downhill Race Series and the Cross-Country Race Series this summer, open to riders of all ages. Race dates and additional information can be found online at NorthstarAtTahoe.com.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Get a 15%- 20% discount when you register online for the world’s greatest cycling event.Remember to thank your Specialized rep if you use this discount :>
Visit the Sea Otter Classic website at www.seaotterclassic.com to register.Enter the following promotional code to receive your discount. Promo code: Specialized
Get your discount - sign up today! This offer is good from Mar 27th- 29th 2007 and does not apply to professional entries, team entries, or the Adventure Race.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
At the heart of bike remains the famous SPT (Sling Power Technology) – an energy returning system which utilizes a composite flex board, stainless cable down tube and spring to provide the rider with un-matched performance and comfort. On the patented Fold-Tech MTB, a quick release “grenade pin” allows the cable to be removed – and prepares the bike for final folding. The frames pivot style collar sits over the seat tube – and upon removal of just one bolt – the collar (and attached front end of the bike) can swivel around itself into the compact folded position.
Consumers can select from four standard Fold-Tech stock bike kits – or request a custom parts build kit which will better suit rider preference. “The Fold-Tech frame remains the same regardless of the parts kit used to build the bike” said Joppe. “Our complete bike price range is $1,150 for our novice build – to $4,100 for our high-performance pro build. This allows the user to advance as a rider – giving the flexibility to upgrade parts as needed, without having to replace the frame”.
The “Firecracker 50” in Breckenridge, Colo. on July 4 has been designated as the 2007 and 2008 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships, the national governing body announced today.
The Fourth of July event will host national championship races for men and women in several marathon categories ... Entering its seventh year, The Firecracker 50 will also host several other non-National Championship mountain bike races for junior, beginner, sport and expert divisions for individuals and teams. A complete schedule of events and categories will be available soon at www.mavsports.com.
Competitors will ride two laps of a 25-mile loop and the event’s neutral start will once again be incorporated into the town’s Fourth of July parade on Main Street before venturing off road.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
While I am at it, Team Motionbased has announced their 2007 racing team in partnership with Jamis.
Novice Male: Ryan Grohs (20-29), Sean Davidson (30-39), David Graff (40-49), David Yount (50-59)Congratulations to everyone.
Novice Female: Shayna Powless (19-under), Denise Madland (30-39), Dee Larsen (40-49)
Single Speed Male: Erik Ebberoth (19-under), David Brandeberry (20-29), Mike Harrison (30-39), Alf Ebberoth (50-59)
Single Speed Female: Mairin Rooney (20-29)
Sport Male: Bryant Strause (19-under), Seth Peterson (20-29), Brian Liebelt (30-39), Christopher Holmes (40-49), Rick Timossi (50-59), Glenn Moore (60-69)
Sport Female: Yvette Crockell (40-49), Jenny Frayer (50-59)
Expert Male: Bob Delp (30-39), Keith DeFiebre (40-49), Paul Zarubin (50-59), Bob Blatner (60-69)
Expert Female: Renee Ridgley (20-29), Meiling Yee (40-49)
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Event: Skyline Park MTB RaceDetails from last year's race are available in the archives.
Dates: May 20th, 2007
Location: 2201 Imola Avenue, Napa, CA [ MAP ]
Cost: $30 ($35 day of race)
Registration: Mail or onsite (limit 400 riders)
Saturday, March 17, 2007
With the upcoming 2007 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season on the horizon, Competitors intending to compete in the Cross Country, 4-Cross and/or Downhill categories are reminded of the UCI regulations that govern who is eligible to participate. According to the UCI, athletes must meet one of the following criteria:This doesn't apply to Marathon riders.
- Have a minimum of 20 UCI points for the individual UCI Mountain Bike classification as of December 31 of the previous year (2006) for the format in question. (XC, DH, 4X).
- Obtain, during the current season, a minimum of 20 UCI points in the classification applicable for the qualification in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup event in which the rider wishes to participate.
- Riders belonging to a UCI Mountain Bike Trade Team. A maximum of 10 riders per format (XC, DH, 4X).
Friday, March 16, 2007
- In the Bay Area (East Bay) on Saturday, the Sand Hill Gravity Series continues. This weekend is the second race in the series and the format is dual slalom.
- On Sunday, it's back to XC racing with TBF's MTB Challenge #3. The MTB Challenge races are held at Folsom Lake in Granite Bay, CA (east of Sacramento on the way to Auburn).
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
- The folks over at Velo Promo have posted "Several other MTB races are planned; dates to be announced." on their website. Velo Promo, based in the Central California Valley near Angels Camp, puts on a few MTB races and a lot of road races. We'll keep our eyes peeled to see what comes of this.
- RideSFO has update the CHDH news page with even more sponsors and word that cash prizes have hit $900. Check it out.
- BikeMonkey has posted a few updates about the upcoming Boggs II. Over 100 people have already registered for this year's race.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The course followed that what appears to be largely the same course as last year, with about the same distance.
Congratulations to Sierra's local Katherine Nash who won the Women's Pro/Expert over Heather Suahn and Aren Timmel who beat out David Yakaitis for the Men's Pro/Expert.
UPDATE (03/14/07): The folks over at Team Motionbased have also blogged their race report.
Monday, March 12, 2007
It looked like a huge turnout with awesome weather. Congratulations to Curtis Beavers (WTB/Specialized) and Chrystal Tunnell (Morewood/SRAM/Cydesport) for winning the Pro/Semi-Pro categories.
UPDATE (03/14/07): Photoblake has posted his pics over at Flickr.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
The film examines the roots of the Marin access conflict, and takes a look at the sometimes controversial solutions that are being applied to the present-day situation. Perspectives range from mountain bike pioneers Gary Fisher, Charlie Kelly and Wende Cragg to hiking advocates from the Sierra Club and Tamalpais Conservation Club. The Marin conflict is a local story with a universal theme, as hikers and bikers struggle to coexist in all corners of the world.Looks interesting.
Singletrack MINDS is was produced and directed by Wendy Todd and Jason Watkins. They are in the process of entering the film in various festivals, and look forward to having their documentary shown in theaters, in front of hiking and biking enthusiasts. In the meantime, they are sending out DVD copies to be used as educational tools for various groups dealing with trail access issues. Copies are free, but they are asking that the requester cover shipping charges. You may request a copy and view the trailer at their website: www.poisonoakproductions.com.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
From the reports, pictures and course layout, it looks like a fast and dry race.
Pictures and race reports are being compiled at this thread on MTBR.com.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
- Angels Camp leads with Velo Promo's Glory Hole race this Saturday. It's rain or shine and starts at 9 AM for beginners.
- The 3rd CCCX cross country (XC) race is at Fort Ord this Saturday also.
- The opening race in the Sandhill Spring Gravity Series is Saturday in the East Bay. This weekend is 4x / mountaincross.
- Sunday is a high school only "CCCX High School Invitational" MTB race with the CCCX people.
As in years past, Northstar sponsors two sets of racing: Sunday downhill and Thursday night cross country. The dates for this year's races will be:
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