Random sights caught around the expo
Vendor Hall (North):
Jim Northey recruits new riders for this year's Coolest 8/24
Swap Hall (South): It's all about spinners
The Expo continues Sunday (tomorrow) all day.
The SPRING GRAVITY SERIES 2009 (alternating Dual Slalom and Mtn-X) will be March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 4 (final and raffle), just in time to tune up for the Sea Otter event (April 16-19, 2009). Sign ups and practice 8-10 am. More info coming.Happy to see Bay Area gravity racing back. The Sand Hill people also let loose this other tidbit:
A third Race For Tara benefit (2009) is tentatively scheduled for Oct 17 &18 weekend (Yes! A two day event with Mtn-X racing and Dual Slalom qualifying on Saturday, then Dual Slalom racing plus The Raffle on Sunday). Save the date and more info will be posted when we get it.Impressive for a place that was about to close down just a few months ago. All info via Sand Hill website.
We’ve extended the deadline for booth registration till Wednesday, the 26th @ 1 PM to give the folks that were on the fence and chance to register. Tell your friends to go to the following link:Seriously, go ahead and sign up -- everybody is going to be there.
Also, the SF Bike Expo has been placed on SF Station homepage as part of the SF events this week.
2009 NorCal High School MTB ScheduleVia El Cerrito High School Mountain Bike Team
March 1, Ft. Ord in Monterey (same course)
March 14, Folsom Lake in Roseville (same course)
April 5, Marin County (new venue!!!) or Toro Park (same course)
April 26, Nevada City (new venue!!!) or Angels Camp (same course)
May 17, Boggs Demonstration Forest (same course)
04/25/09: Hurkey Creek Park Spring (Idyllwild, SoCal)Via 24 Hours of Adrenalin™ website.
06/06/09: Laguna Seca Raceway (Monterey, CA)
07/25/09: Canmore Nordic Centre (Alberta, Canada)
09/19/09: Hurkey Creek Park Fall (Idyllwild, SoCal)
"Race Director Tom Speigel has confirmed to MTBracenews.com that the American Mountain Classic (AMC) stage race will return to Brian Head, Utah, in 2009. The race, which consists of an opening prologue followed by three stages in and around the Brian Head area, will be held August 20-23rd."Via MTB Race News.
"We are now accepting singlespeed only videos to be shown throughout the weekend. Two movie nights will showcase the sweetness that we receive. The deadline for the films to be received is June 7th of 2009, so send a scratched dvd or a flawless VHS to Passion Productions 1×1 at 135 E. 13th street, Durango, Colorado 81301. The content of the films can be anything sweetly singlespeed. 7 minutes or under is preferred, but sweetness has no time limit, so keep it real. This will be an audience judged thing and the winner will win something from our future pile of good bike, or beer stuff."Via SSWC09 1×1 Film Festival « SingleSpeed World Championships Durango 2009
"Registration opens SOON!Via bikeMonkey's So No Mas 100 webpage. For those of you not in the Bay Area, Lake Sonoma is North of San Francisco.
Sabado el 16 de Mayo, 2009
May 16, 2009
Food, drink and music provided for all. Pain for the racers, relief later…
3-Person: Challenging relay around Lake Sonoma - 33 Miles and 6,000′ per lap.
SOLO: it’s all yours.
Pro - 100 Miles - 3 Laps - 18,000 Feet
Expert - 100 Miles - 3 Laps - 18,000 Feet
Semiexpert - 100 Kilometers - 2 Laps - 12,000 Feet
Sport - 100 Kilometers - 2 Laps - 12,000 Feet
Sorry kids - no beginners
3-Person Open (3 Laps)
2-Person Open (2 Laps)
All team categories include Mens, Womens, and Coed breakdowns.
3-Person Team - $150
2-Person Team - $100
Solo 100 Mi - $70
Solo 100 k. - $60
This race is no joke. I mean to say you will have a hard time finding the energy to smile when Lake Sonoma spits you out. Anyone saying ‘I’ve ridden that far before’ has another thing coming. Be prepared and be fit. It can be extremely hot this time of year so camelbaks are a practical necessity unless you’re a camel yourself.
This route consists predominantly of wide single-track with a roller-coaster profile."
We are cutting the lights off on one side on the Cow Palace. Throwing up 4 bikes on stage and focusing the spotlights on the West Coast Goldsprints!Via rideSFO Goldsprints. The rideSFO Bike Expo and Swap will be held November 29-30, 2008 at San Francisco's Cow Palace. Pictures and videos of past Goldsprints are available at the website for the curious.
Race! Drink beer ..... Heckle your friends! Win GOLD and take home a 2009 Marin Ignacio! + more prizes for podiums.
Race FREE with paid admission.
Qualifying: Sat 1-5 PM
Race: Sun 4-8 PM
Free Bike Parking available!
'For those of you who are not familiar with the events, 4 riders race heads-up for 500 meters on a stage on identical track bikes mounted to trainers. While the heats typically last only 20 seconds, spectators are guaranteed exciting racing with competitors going all out to ensure they advance to the finals.' - Marin Bikes
Pro Women:It looks like they raised over $8000 during the event, which Tara herself attended. A race report is available here.
1st: Lainey Aldridge, Santa Cruz (Gravity Addix)
2nd: Tasa Herndon, Stateline, NV
3rd: Kelly Moore, Monterey
4th: Rosie Bernhard, Santa Cruz (Another Bike Shop)
1st: Drew Powers, Novato (Black Market)
2nd: Jared Rando, Newbury Park (Team Giant)
3rd: Mikey Haderer, Concord
The USA’s current number one stage racer, Levi Leipheimer, will take center stage among numerous celebrity guests at the NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League’s 2008 annual CycleFest weekend, for three exclusive events; a Friday night cocktail party, a Saturday gala dinner with silent and live auction, and a Sunday morning bike ride through Marin County.I have my eyes on the singlespeed.
Cocktail Party: Friday, November 7, 6 pm – Leipheimer will recall stories from his most memorable races, talk about the highs and lows of the 2008 season, and speculate on having Lance Armstrong back in the peloton for 2009, during a cocktail and buffet party hosted by Charles and Lotte Moore at their home in Mill Valley. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $50 or $100 at http://www.mcguire.com/party/levi_party.html.
Gala Dinner and Silent Auction, November 8, 6 pm – Leipheimer will guest host the weekend’s main event, a gala dinner featuring the nation’s brightest cycling stars as well as the finest bicycle exhibits on display from 12 of Northern California’s most prominent custom frame builders. Regular tickets are $150.00, and Patron tickets, which include a cocktail hour with Levi, are $200.00. All tickets are available online at http://norcalmtb.org/spon/dinner_2008/buy.htm. In addition, a live and silent auction featuring a wide range of items from sought-after brands, ends at 10:00 p.m. Those unable to attend may view and bid on auction items at http://norcalmtb.cmarket.com.
Group Ride: Sunday November 9, 9 am – Leipheimer will lead a group ride beginning and ending at the Woodlands Market in Kentfield, Marin County. The ride will go to Nicasio Reservoir, stop at Point Reyes Station for refreshments (included), and continue along Highway 1 and Sir Francis Drake Blvd back to Kentfield. The route will cover about 50 miles. Tickets are $75-125 and can be purchased online at http://norcalmtb.org/spon/dinner_2008/buy_ride.htm.
"12 races Wednesday evenings from April 1st until June 24, 2009 (We will count your 10 best finishes toward your points total) NOTICE!!! There will NOT be a race on May 27th due to the Hang Town Motorcycle Races!Via Prairie City Race Series.
APRIL: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd*, 29th
MAY: 6th, 13th**, 20th (NO RACE the 27th!)
JUNE: 3rd***, 10th, 17th, 24th
JULY: BBQ & Awards - Date: July 1st - Location: Beal's Point at Folsom Lake. 6pm-ish"