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A few race reports and photos have been posted over at MTBR. Redding.com also has a few photos.
This Saturday turned out to be better than I had imagined. 36 riders showed up to open the summer at Lake Sonoma on the wonderfully refurbished single track, raced, drank, ate, and were merry. Some came from as far away as Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Davis, Sacramento, and Vancouver Canada...[more]I'm not sure if they actually keep score out there -- we may or may not see results.
Curtis Beavers & Brian Hapgood put up the best speed at 47 MPH in the G Out Speed Trap. Curtis won the tiebreaker with the best overall time. The following race categories have been posted:Congratulations to Cameron Cole (MAXXIS) who won the Pro Mens at 01:58.67 and Harmony Jacqueline (Brodie Bikes) at 02:26.69 who took the Pro Women's crown.
For years mountain bike racers have enjoyed the California State Championship Series. With races as far south as San Diego and as far north as Humboldt County, the series provided racers with opportunities to experience the varied terrains and beauty of California. But the series was also at times very difficult due to the sheer size of the state, with racers sometimes facing a round trip of 1500 miles or more. So for 2007 the state was divided in two to create a Southern California State Championship Series and a Northern California State Championship Series, with Team Bigfoot coordinating the NorCal races and Team Big Bear seeing to the details of the SoCal series.When they talk about Weaverville, this is the Lagrange Fall Classic on October 21st weekend.
It wasn’t long before some sharp racer asked, “If I win my NorCal title and someone down South takes my category’s SoCal title, who’s the overall California State Champ?” So Team Bigfoot CEO Vic Armijo worked with Tom Spiegel of Team Big Bear in taking a page from NORBA’s pro championship and doing one-day events for each discipline, Cross-Country, Short-Track XC, Super-D and Downhill. For ’07 the coveted overall California State Championship will be decided at the Sock Guy Lagrange Fall Classic in Weaverville, California. Next year the overall will be decided in SoCal, probably Big Bear and Fontana. “Ideally we would have liked to have the overall event earlier in the season,” says Armijo, “But the only other NorCal venue on the calendar that could host all the disciplines is the Bigfoot Classic, which due to scheduling constraints has to be the same weekend as the USA Cycling National Championships in Mt. Snow, Vermont.”
So Weaverville it is, located about 30-minutes West of Redding.
Unlike years previous where upgrades were encouraged but optional, this year we are implementing a new system to ensure fair, quality racing in each class through Race Director controlled upgrades. This means if you are in the points hunt it is best to be in your proper competitive class right from the beginning. SO... similar to NORBA rules if you place in the top 3 in your first 3 races be prepared to be upgraded.
The Tahoe-Sierra 100 miler and 4 person team stage race is coming. Its been two years in the works and its almost ready. This event will be one of a kind. The views are great and lots of single track. There will be a 100 mile race and a two day team stage race. 50 mile stage for each team member, lots of team strategy will come into play. This event will benefit the high country trails systems that are in need of lots of work.And this small bit on the Downieville Classic site:
the lowdown on the Sierra Crown trans-sierra mountain bike stage raceYes, it sounds cool.
7 days / 6 nights / 2 person teams / BIG adventure
Event: Pine Nut CrackerZon and I raced this last year, it was a shit ton of fun. Good burgers. Take a look at our race report. Check the archives for all information about the Pine Nut Cracker and Nevada Cup.
Dates: May 20th, 2006
Location: Gardnerville, NV [ MAP ]
Cost: $30 ($10 for juniors)
License: USA Cycling (one day licenses available)
Registration: via mail (see site)
Event: Tour de Granite
Dates: August 5th, 2006
Location: Shaver Lake, CA [ MAP ]
Cost: $45/pro & expert, $40/sport & beginner
Registration: online at the site
I would HIGHLY recommend a rear fender and a front wheel splash guard (on your down tube) for the races tonight! Given the rain, the course will use a lot of the fire roads to avoid the bad mud......and of course today's race will be DOUBLE POINTS!
"From start to finish I felt pretty good about the day. We planned for 200 riders, and we got pretty darn close. 30 showed up for same-day registration in addition to the 159 pre-registered for a total of 189 participants. Cumulatively you guys churned out nearly a million of feet of climbing and several thousand miles in distance. If we were passing a baton that amount of effort would have taken it half way around the planet.Here's a quick GPS plot of the course:
A huge thank you to several people. First, I have to thank the volunteers for their extremely hard work. You guys are the reason why people enjoyed themselves on Saturday. You cooked, cheered, handed out water, wrote down times, laid out the course, and after all was said and done we worked together to pick up every single gu wrapper, water bottle, lost bike part, and plastic particle you could find.
Through registrations and donations we raised over $2,500 for the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition and the Sonoma County Trails Council. YOU GUYS ROCK."
Later this week, April 12-15, the Dirt Rag World Tour rolls into the bike world's season-opening event, the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA. In its seventeen years, Sea Otter has evolved from a mere weekend race into a spring festival of cycling. Dirt Rag will be on the scene with a booth at the trade show, and reporters scouting for the scoop on racing developments and shiny new bikes. Stop by and see Maurice, Andy, Shannon and Thanita at our signature black-and-white popup and get hooked up with a subscription and Panaracer tires. We'll also have a full set of our Merch offerings available at special event-only discounts.Be sure to wonder over to their booth and say hi.
June 16, 2007: Our Annual Father's Day Eve Dual Slalom evening race. Sign ups from 3 - 5 pm. Qualifying starts at 5:30 pm. Same categories as above Spring Series.
Just added to the Corral Hollow DH race series. ..... The CHDH Speed Trap ..... We will be clocking G-Out speed for every rider and awarding the rider with the fastest speed down the infamous G-Out with $300 for each race!!!This is a cool idea. And probably a dangerous one.
Winners of the Sea Otter Classic expert men’s 25-29 and expert women’s 19-39 cross country events will be heading home with more than a Sea Otter Classic race medal this year, as Thule car racks will be awarding each of them with a one-year sponsorship from the company. The sponsorship package includes a new Thule car rack system, racing kit, and the company will cover the athlete’s competition entry fees in 2007.Nice.In addition to the sponsorship, each racer will be profiled on ThuleRoadTrip.com, and their race results will be followed through out the year on the site. Thule will award the winners of the year long sponsorship contracts at the awards ceremony for their respective event.
Whistler Resort will unleash their legendary formula for throwing the world’s best freeride mountain bike festival south of the Canadian border when they partner with Winter Park Resort to produce Crankworx Colorado in Winter Park, Colorado July 5-7, 2007.This sounds like it could be kick-ass. Thanks to Decline Magazine for the heads up.
The event line-up will include a Cross-Country race, a downhill event modeled after the notorious Air Downhill, a Super D, Big Air and a Slopestyle with the course designed by John Cowan. Cowan is one of the most recognizable riders in dirt jumping and builder of the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park’s Kona Jump Jam, and the world-renowned Hell Track I in San Diego, CA and Hell Track II in Kamloops, BC.
Known for its close proximity to Denver, Winter Park Resort’s ease of access still manages to remain a world away from the every day hustle and bustle. Home to over 50 miles of lift-accessible mountain bike trails, Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, and an abundance of music and food festivals, Winter Park Resort offers the perfect summer escape.
For more information about Crankworx Colorado please visit www.crankworxcolorado.com; information will be posted AFTER April 15, 2007.
We are FULL! Click on 'Race Entry' button to see what to do if you got here late.You can still get on the waiting list.
Yep. We have pretty much filled up all the space we have on the race course, and most
importantly, at the bar.
Thank you so much for your interest, we are looking forward to seeing you there in September. Keep checking back here for updates.
"I need to set something strait about the new bike course. There are rumors going around that its to hard, and its not. Do to some trail conditions of the Olmstead loop the race course has had a 2 1/2 mile single track and fire road climb added to it. The state park has graded the Olmstead loop and made it much faster than it has been in 20 years. This means fastest lap times would be in the 38-41 which is to fast for a 24 hr event. This will help spread the field out and make it make it safer and more enjoyable for everyone. If you go and race at OP 24hr race in AZ they have a 15 mile lap that is being finished no faster than 55 mins with little climbing. So to let all off you know the new Olmstead loop will have around 1500ft of climbing in 11 1/2 miles to 12 miles. You are not going all the way to the bottom of the Dam and back out, not even half way.The Coolest 24 is May 5 - 6, 2007 in Cool, CA. Find more details in the archives.
So don't stress! It's going to be another great, fast course this year! "
"The Pro race was the best show of the day, with Carl Hesslein and John "Fuzzy" Mylne going off the front early and staying neck and neck for the rest of the race. Going into the final climb Hesslein used his gearier versus Fuzzy's single-speeder to pulled alongside Fuzzy. Hesslein clicked through the gears to power by a spun-out Fuzzy on the next straight, pulling a bike-length by the final corner where the Fuzzster did a banzai inside move that put him even with Hesslein for the sprint to the finish. It was too close to call and we had to go to the photo...it was Carl Hesslein by about six inches!"Haven't seen any pictures, but I will update this post when they surface.