Thursday, December 23, 2010

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: 23 Dec - 28 Dec, 2010

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

Stay home and rest. 
There is nothing scheduled.
Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Honey Stringer Grassroot Team

For those of you looking for sponsorship for next year's campaign:

Honey Stinger has introduced a new grassroots sponsorship program called “The Hive.”

The Hive offers preferred pricing on Honey Stinger products and merchandise to athletes and teams identified by Honey Stinger as influential in their sport, region or community, according to a press release.

The program is open to individuals and teams in Honey Stinger’s targeted cycling, running and triathlon markets, but participants in all athletic disciplines are encouraged to apply. At present, The Hive is only available to U.S. residents.

Those interested in the program may apply via the online form available on Honey Stinger’s Web site,, which includes a code of conduct that must be agreed upon by the applicant prior to submission. Honey Stinger’s marketing staff will review applications upon receipt.

Via Bicycle Retailer and Industry News


Thursday, December 16, 2010

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: 16 Dec - 21 Dec, 2010

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

  1. Sacramento CX (12/18/10) [CX]
  2. Monkey Cross (12/18/10) [CX]
  3. CCCX CX (12/19/10) [CX]
  4. Sagebrush CX (12/19/10) [CX]
  5. Red Hills Rumble II (12/19/10) [TT]

NorCal MTB Race Event Map

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Redline D640 Recall

This sounds kinda serious ...

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Seattle Bike Supply, has issued a voluntary recall of about 200 Redline D640 bikes.

The head tube can separate from the frame, causing the rider to lose control and fall. This poses a risk of serious injury. SBS is aware of eight reports of head tubes separating from the frame, including four reports of minor scrapes and cuts.

This recall involves all 2008 Redline D640 bicycles. The bicycles were sold in black and have aluminum frames. "REDLINE" is written down the frame's tube. The model number is written on the frame's top tube.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact a local Redline bicycle dealer to receive a free frame replacement.

Via Bicycle Retailer and Industry News


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2011 National Ultra Endurance Series Adds Three Races

Nothing in California ...

The Kenda National Ultra Endurance (NUE) Series is adding three events for 2011, bringing the total for its tentative schedule to 11 rounds. In addition to its eight established venues, the series will visit Mountain View, Arkansas, Alta, Wyoming and Park City, Utah.

What will remain constant is that series standings will continue to be determined by the best four of the now eleven possible results for each racer. Ties will be broken at the series finale at the Shenandoah Mountain 100 near Harrisonburg, Virginia, on Labor Day weekend.

The series schedule is tentative and subject to change as race organizers are still in the usual process of procuring forest service permits and other logistical race planning details.

2011 (NUE) National Ultra Endurance Series tentative schedule

April 30: Cohutta 100 Ducktown, Tennessee
May 14: Syllamo's Revenge 100, Mountain View, Arkansas
June 4: Mohican 100, Loudonville, Ohio
June 18: Lumberjack 100, Wellston, Michigan
July 16: Breckenridge 100, Breckenridge, Colorado
July 23: High Cascades 100, Bend, Oregon
July 30: Wilderness 101, State College, Pennsylvania
August 6: Pierre’s hole 100, Alta, Wyoming
August 20: Fool’s Gold 100, Dahlonega, Georgia
September 3: Park City Point to Point 80, Park City, Utah
September 4: Shenandoah Mountain100, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Read the entire article at


Monday, December 13, 2010

Preliminary 2011 CCCX XC Schedule

1082C7DA-1989-4391-98D4-5DD6BBE8445D.jpg Preliminary dates have been posted for next year's CCCX Cross Country series:

2011 MTB Cross Country Dates

For those of you who haven't raced CCCX before, these races are held near Monterey, CA. More information can be found in the archives. More details (few at the current time) at CCCX Website.

Thanks to Kevin from Santa Cruz for the heads up.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Watch the CX Nationals Live Online!

If you're into cyclocross but couldn't make it to Bend this year, fire your computer Sunday afternoon:

Watch the Cyclo-cross Nationals elite races live online!

USA Cycling will be presenting live streaming coverage of the men's and women's elite races from the 2010 Cyclo-cross National Championships on Sunday, December 12.

Schedule of Elite Races (coverage begins approximately 10 minutes before each race)

  • Women's race - 12:30 p.m. PT
  • Men's race - 2:30 p.m. PT

Via USA Cycling (use this link to watch)


Friday, December 10, 2010

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: 9 Dec - 14 Dec, 2010

For those of you making your weekend plans, here is quick rundown of this weekend's MTB racing schedule for NorCal:
  1. Folsom Cyclocross (12/11/10) [CX]
  2. Homegrown CX (12/12/10) [CX]
  3. CCCX DH Finale (12/12/10) [DH]
  4. Surf City CX (12/12/10) [CX]
There is also the rescheduled Cranksgiving ride on Saturday. See the MCBC site for details.

NorCal MTB Race Event Map

Thursday, December 09, 2010

2010 CCCX Downhill Finale Preview

Here is the preview of the CCCX DH Finale this weekend:

At press time, the course for the Series Final will be the extremely fast Hauer/Amaral trail.  This race route opens with a bombing fire road roller coaster ride, with gravity heavy portions that streak the speeds upward of 40 miles per hour.  The trail then dives into tree lined single track, with small jumps, berms, and off camber sections.  More switchback trail send riders toward the lower portion of the route where there is some pedaling near the end.  This course is one of the fastest and rolls down the most steep route of the series.  Please remember that Toro Park features really good trail riding, so pedal hard, rip up the trails as fast as you can, and have fun doing it!

The race will be Sunday at Toro Park near Monterey, California.


Friday, December 03, 2010

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: 2 Dec - 7 Dec, 2010

For those of you making your weekend plans, here is quick rundown of this weekend's MTB Cyclocross racing schedule for NorCal:
  1. Sacramento CX (12/04/10) [CX]
  2. Monkey Cross (12/04/10) [CX]
  3. Bay Area Super Prestige #5 (12/05/10) [CX]
NorCal MTB Race Event Map