Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2010 SoNoMas Results Posted

Congrats to the BikeMonkey crew for pulling off the epic 2010 SoNoMas race:

Thank you for a successful 2010 event! Levi Leipheimer of Team Radioshack wins at 2 hours, 57 minutes, 48 seconds. He was closely marked by Christopher Jones of Team Type 1 who finished +6 minutes exactly. Results are postedPhotos are here.

Next up for North Bay racers: Annadel on September 11th & 12th, 2010.

Interbike Moving Back To Cali ?

Don't get too excited - it would be SoCal:

Interbike 2011 will be staged at the start of August 2011 in either Anaheim or Salt Lake City The 2010 Interbike will be the last to be staged in Las Vegas. The event will move to early August. Interbike has been staged in Las Vegas for 14 years, having previously being staged at the Anaheim showground, next to Disneyland. An announcement about a show date switch was expected two weeks ago but never came.

Via News by BikeBiz

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Bidwell Bump™ Returns Sept 18th

The annual Bidwell Bump (which apparently has been trademarked this year :) is returning to the Chico, CA area for a full day of XC and SuperD racing:

The Bidwell Bump™ will be held on Saturday, September 18th in Upper Bidwell Park located in Chico, CA.  The event offers a four class Cross Country ("XC") race and a Super Downhill (Super D) event for Pro and Expert riders.
The race entry fee is $20 per race ($30 if you wish to enter both the XC and Super D events).  Because of the race location, we do not have the telecommunication services to support credit/debit card transactions.
Given the The Bidwell Bump™ is not currently a USA Cycling Race, no license is needed to enter and compete in the event.
Cross Country (XC) Race start is at 8:00am in Parking Lot B.  Participants are asked to use available parking lots in and around the race start area and over in 5 Mile recreation area. The XC event is broken out into four classes; Expert, Pro, Sport, and Beginner.  There will be a group start for each class.
The Super D (SD) Race is for Expert and Professional riders only.  The race start is located at "Green Gate" off of Hwy 32.  The race begins at 2:00PM with riders starting in 1 minute intervals.

Via The Bidwell Bump™ Mountain Bike Races in Chico, CA


Thursday, August 26, 2010

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: Aug 26-29, 2010

For those of you making your weekend plans, here is quick rundown of this weekend's MTB racing schedule for NorCal:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2010 SoNoMas Filling Up

This weekend is Bike Monkey'sSoNoMas but there are still a few spots open ...

I'll keep this short and sweet... as sweet as 35 miles of extremely challenging single-track can be.

SoNoMas is turning 2 on Sunday, the 29th of August, and you're presence is requested. We are throwing down in a big way to make this event the biggest, best, and most challenging single-day cross-country race we can concoct. How are we going to do that?  You be the judge.
Registration includes the afformentioned 35 miles--all of them, a couple of staffed rest stops with grub and joy, a solid EMT staff in case of any misshaps (you ride safe out there), a mass road start, camping, breakfast, lunch, beer, classy die-cast medals to the top 3 in each category, and a thick wad of cash for the top 10 professional athletes in both the mens and womens categories.

Pre-registration guarantees you that T-Shirt, otherwise your favorite volunteer gets it if you show up on race-day asking for a spot. If you're planning on coming, help us plan too and REGISTER TODAY

Via Bike Monkey.

SF Bike Expo Returns November 6th, 2010

rideSFO is bringing back the SF Bike Expo for the third year:

The 3rd annual San Francisco Bay Area Bicycle Expo returns on November 6th, 2010 at the Cow Palace (in SF). Last year, we turned the bicycle world upside down. We paired low rider bicycles with BMX bikes, showcased bike fashion, put on the first mountain bike dirt jump competition in San Francisco and ran a cyclocross race right next to those high flyers. This year, we bring it all back plus more!

The SF BIKE EXPO has 8 main events and features, keeping attendees in circulation around the two halls and outdoor facilities.

  • Andrew Taylor’s Showdown: San Francisco’s Only Mountain Bike Dirt Jump Comp
  • Pedal Savvy Fashion Show: A true bike fashion resource by Gwendolyn Lee Productions.
  • The Cross Palace Cyclocross Race: A huge hit at the 2009 introduction! The race produced by Santa Rosa’s Bike Monkey actually goes in and back out of the Cow Palace.
  • BMX Jam: Hosted by local apparel leaders Avant Garde.
  • Low Rider Arcade: Art meets passion as the low rider community shows off their work.
  • Behind Bars Inc. Custom and Vintage Bicycle Show: Classic metal and insane creations hosted by San Jose’s Behind Bars.
  • Vendor Expo Area: The Industry Trade Show hall that allows vendors to show off the latest and greatest bikes, gear, apparel, parts, and offerings to a very eager public.
  • Community Swap Meet: The swap hall is separated from the Vendor Expo area, and is the place to be for bargains and hard to find parts from independent sellers, bike shops looking to clear out older merchandise, and companies that recognize the need for an avenue to move discontinued products.

If you missed it last year, this is your opportunity to catch it again. Save the date November, 6th at the Cow Palace and look for more events and features to be added soon! Registration is open for Vendors, Bike Shops and Individuals. Please visit SF Bike Expo online TODAY!

Via 2010 San Francisco Bike Expo

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010 Caspar Classic

I'm a little late on adding this, but the Caspar Classic is back for 2010:

Mendocino Coast Cyclists will once again host this year’s Caspar Classic Mountain Bike Race held on Sunday, September 5th. A new and exciting race course has been designed to challenge all participants. The official start of the race course will be in the same location as in the past on the Caspar Logging Rd (Road 500) and junction of Road 600. Registration will open at 9:00am with the race commencing at 10:30am. Come and enjoy a great day at the Mendocino coast while racing or just watching some of the best riders in Northern California when past winners Brain Astell and Mary Allen take to the trail. A great way to round out the Labor Day weekend!

Entry Fee: $25 $12.50 Juniors (17 and under with parental consent)

Directions: From Hwy 1 at Caspar go east on Fern Creek road ¼ of a mile to Caspar Orchard road turn right and proceed to dirt road (Road 500), continue on road 500 for one mile to junction of Road 600 and staging area. Be aware of large speed bumps on Road 500.

For further information please contact Stan Miklose at (707) 964-4661 or email miklose@mcn.org

Via 2010 Caspar Classic Mountain Bike Race.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

NorCal MTB Racing This weekend: Aug 19 - 22, 2010

For those of you making your weekend plans, here is quick rundown of this weekend's MTB racing schedule for Norcal:

  1. Kirkwood CCCS Weekend (8/20 - 8/27): Tomorrow is the start of a full week of MTB activities up at Kirkwood. I was starting to list them out, but there are almost ten different rides or races (Super D Friday, XC on Saturday and Short Track on Sunday, etc.). Check out the full list of activities at the Team Bigfoot website.  They are already marking out the course ...
  2. Northstar XC Series (08/19/10): Tonight is the second to last race in the XC series.
  3. Women's Only Downhill Mountain Bike Clinic (08/21/10)
  4. Locust Ride 3 (08/22/10): The third of the North Bay rides for MCBC.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Leipheimer Takes Leadville 100

NorCal Pro Levi Leipheimer wins at Leadville (full results):
A fast course, favorable weather conditions and a blistering pace helped Levi Leipheimer crush by 12 minutes the Leadville Trail 100 course record set by his Radio Shack teammate Lance Armstrong last year.
The fast tempo also saw second-place finisher Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Subaru-Trek) top Armstrong’s time by 3 minutes 30 seconds. Leipheimer stopped the clock at 6:16:37 and JHK at 6:25:21. Armstrong’s time in 2009 was 6:28:50.“That was just ridiculous. I don’t know if I’ve suffered that much before,” Leipheimer said moments after crossing the line in downtown Leadville, Colorado, elevation 10,200 feet.
Third place was cross-country national champion Todd Wells (Specialized Factory Racing). Wells finished in 6:30:31, just under 14 minutes behind Leipheimer. Six-time Leadville 100 winner Dave Weins (Topeak-Ergon) came across the line in fourth with Jeremiah Bishop (Cannondale Factory Racing) immediately behind in fifth. Wiens and Bishop crossed at 6:33:54.
Via Singletrack.com

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Next Locust Ride Scheduled for Aug 22nd

According to Murphy, another MCBC / Locust Ride has been scheduled for later this month:

This one is CX flavored.  Roads, fire roads, smooth dirt... only 200-300 yards of rough stuff.  Plan on about four hours.

As always, there'a a party at the end with lots of food and beer.  Only $15 and the money goes to MCBC.

As usual, I believe this ride starts at the Java Hut in Fairfax at 9:30am on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

2010 Bogg Mountain Bash Cancelled

Thanks for eagle-eyed readers Keith and Tim for the word that this year's Bogg Mountain Bash (scheduled for August 21sth) has been cancelled due to issues with the park.

Monday, August 09, 2010

2010 Sky Tavern

The 2010 edition of the University of Nevada's Sky Tavern XC MTB race will be held this Saturday (August 14th, 2010) at the Sky Tavern Ski area near Mount Rose Ski Area (north of Incline Village, south of Reno).

The course has been described as "High in the Tahoe Sierras, this course is a technical 6 mile loop at the Sky Tavern ski area. The trail starts off with a steep fire road climb up to some tight, winding single track that finishes with a fast open descent. The trail will be the same as in years past."

As in past year's, the race will be the 3rd race in the Nevada State Championship Cross Country Series. Full details are available on the flier at Sky Tavern Nevada cup Race Info Flier (PDF).

2010 Howell Mountain Results

Congrats to Menso De Jong, Paul Janney and Sarah Maile who won the Men's Open, Singlespeed and Women's Open categories at yesterday's Howell Mountain Challenge.

Full results are posted at http://web2.puc.edu/Pioneers/HMC/.

2010 Parkfield Classic


Joshua has sent in the details for this year's Parkfield Classic down in Los Olivos, CA:

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Wheelmen Present the 21st Parkfield Classic

September 25th and 26th

In its 21st annual running, the 2010 Parkfield Classic will be the best one yet. Great courses, awesome people, and fun times await those who make the journey to the “earthquake capital of the world” for this year's edition. The Wheelmen have been hard at work making sure the courses are groomed, the prized pint glasses (and maybe some new surprise glasses) are ready, and the barbecues fired up. As they say in Parkfield, “Be there when it happens!”. 

Who/What/When/Where: The Parkfield Classic is presented by the Cal Poly SLO Wheelmen and includes a weekend of XC, DS, ST, and DH racing as well as a brand new trials demo, along with camping and all around good time. This year's addition takes place on the weekend of Spetember 25th and 26th, with gates opening on Friday the 24th at 4pm. The event is held on the V6 Ranch in Parkfield, California, located roughly between Paso Robles and Kettlemen City. For additional information about the race check out http://www.cpslowheelmen.org/parkfield. For general Parkfield information on lodging and services please visit http://www.parkfield.com. All proceeds benefit the Cal Poly Wheelmen, a non-profit collegiate biking club. Questions and comments may be directed to Joshua and Patrick at parkfieldmtbrace (at) gmail (dot) com.

Have your chance at awesome prizes. Prizes this year will be epic as is par for our course ranging from free tubes thrown to the audience all the way up to a new Marzocchi Fork.

Cross Country - Saturday Morning
Parkfield has just the right brew for you. We are one of the last few races that won’t send you out for loop after loop of the same course. All courses come with our own flavor: flowy single track, big lung busting fire road climbs and long, screaming fast descents. ALL NORBA/USAC Racers get a BBQ ticket included with their race. 
Distances: Cat 3: 9 miles, Cat 2: 15 miles, Pro/Cat 1: 24 miles. 
Dual Slalom - Saturday Afternoon
The course you have grown to love with separate tracks for each racer makes for intense competition all the way down the hill. Built up rollers and additional berms make this year’s course the best one yet. One qualifying run. The 16 fastest qualifiers in each category will go head to head in single elimination rounds. Fastest qualifier in each race gets lane choice. 
Short Track – Sunday Morning
Fast paced and action packed XC racing that is as fun to watch as it is to race. Laps will be around the modified course from last year. Bring your lungs and your passing gears — we’re putting in more room for longer, harder drag races and including those technical sections to keep things exciting. NORBA/USAC racers will race with corresponding collegiate category due to time constraints. 
Downhill - Sunday Morning/Afternoon
When we brew downhill, we use nothing but heaps of fresh single-track. We enrich the flavor with flowing turns, high speed G-outs, and exciting drops. For those preferring something stouter, we’ve got some harder and bolder lines, but always allow the option for smoother ones for the first timers. 
Single Run format. Bypass options are given for most obstacles. Pro/Cat 1 course different than Cat 2/3 course. Riders are encouraged to wear protective gear as necessary. All riders must ride within safe limits! 

Race Fees
USAC categories: 30-40
Juniors: 20-30
Collegiate: 15

One day USA CYCLING licenses will be available for purchase by Cat2/3 riders

Parking/Camping is $10.00 per a vehicles plus $10 for trailers. 

All entrants, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, must sign guest waivers, or will be asked to leave the event. NO FIRES
Be smart and bring: Plenty of water, toilet paper, food, and camping equipment. Camping is primitive, but campgrounds have basic flush toilets and working showers. For the less adventuresome, lodging is available at the Parkfield Inn: (805) 463-2421. Be sure to call early because they will fill up fast!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Catering at Howell Mountain Classic This Year

If you are heading down to the Howell Mountain Challenge this weekend in Angwin, bring some extra money as Fork Catering will be providing healthy organic meals to athletes:

The menu we will have in addition to various beverages is:

  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on Whole Wheat Sourdough with avocado. sun dried tomato aioli  and thick cut potato chips $7
  • Sesame Ginger Baked Tofu and Tempeh Salad: Rice Noodles, Asparagus, Napa and Purple Cabbage, Carrots, Sugar Snap    Peas, Lime and Ginger Soy Dressing $7
  • Bowl of Organic Pinto Beans and Brown Rice with guac, salsa, sour cream and cheddar $5

Remember to bring cash for food.

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: August 7-8, 2010

Whew ... that was a good nap. Sorry for not posting something, but I've been on vacation. Expect a flurry of posts today but first, for those of you making your weekend plans, here is quick rundown of this weekend's MTB racing schedule for NorCal:

  1. Howell Mountain Classic (08/08/10)
  2. Northstar DH Series (08/08/10)