Sunday, February 28, 2010

CCCX XC #2 Results

1082C7DA-1989-4391-98D4-5DD6BBE8445D.jpgCCCX XC #2 results have been posted.

Congrats to Jim Hewett (Summit Bicycles) and Jamie Stamps (Another Bike Shop/Chain Gang ) for the Pro Men's and Women's wins.

Photos are available at Scott Mosher Photography.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 Big Blue Adventure Series

09F55132-BA2E-4B37-AE92-B7712DCD818B.jpgAlthough we don't often stray from "pure" MTB racing events here on the blog, I did want to take a minute and note the mostly NorCal-based Big Blue Adventure Series of Xterra (i.e. MTB) triathlons and off-road adventure races:
Big Blue Adventure features triathlon, trail running and adventure racing. Our courses offer authentic outdoor “Big Blue” experiences, highlighting the diverse and varied natural terrain and geographic regions of California, Nevada and the west. Experience the high desert, the Sierra and Lake Tahoe region in all of its summer and winter glory, conquer the rolling golden hills and reservoirs of the San Francisco Bay Area, and survive the rugged Pacific Coast of Northern California.
  • 4/3/2010: Folsom Lake Adventure Race (Granite Bay/Folsom Lake, CA): 2-4 & 6-12 Hour Multisport Race with kayak, mtb, trail run, navigation
  • 5/8/2010: Red Tail Adventure Race (Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore, CA): 2-4 & 6-12 Hour Multisport Race with kayak, mtb, trail run, navigation
  • 5/8/2010: XTERRA Del Valle (Del Valle Regional Park, Livermore, CA): Off-road triathlon: Swim, Mountain Bike, Trail Run
  • 6/26/2010: XTERRA Tahoe City (Tahoe City, CA): Off-road triathlon of Swim, Mountain Bike, Trail Run
  • 7/10/2010: Ocean Blue Adventure Race (Half Moon Bay, CA): 2-4 & 6-12 Hour Multisport Race of kayak, mtb, trail run, navigation
  • 8/28/2010: XTERRA Lake Tahoe (Incline Village, NV): Off-road triathlon of Swim, Mountain Bike, Trail Run
  • 9/18/2010: Tahoe Big Blue Adventure Race (Northstar at Tahoe, Truckee CA): 2-4 & 6-12 Hour Multisport Race of kayak, mtb, trail run, navigation
See the whole schedule with more details at Welcome to Big Blue Adventure.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Downieville Classic Registration On Hold

136F0394-3648-4F18-9EC0-C8BE8945816E.jpgFollowing last weekend's mixup, and then the subsequent reschedule for this Friday night, Downieville Classic registration is now of HOLD:
I have always believed that the Downieville Classic was in some way, my family reunion. A gathering of like minded human beings; loving, caring for each other, providing support to one another, all while competing on some of the best and most demanding race courses in the world. I have spent my entire adult life "promoting" the Classic ... This little hick-up with registration has taught me a lesson, and one that I will unfortunately carry with me for a long time. It seems like every year there's something that makes me say, "this is the last year", and for the most part these thoughts of throwing my hands up and quitting have come from acts of either mother nature or the federal government, but never from the people I cared about and considered my mountain bike family.

In regards to registration for the Downieville Classic: a mountain bike race, located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, that causes its people to act without affection towards one another. We’re all going to take a break. This mishap with registration was perhaps that proverbial tap on the shoulder from an old friend that says, "spend some time with your family. Love your wife. Look after your children. Take care of yourself".

I know I originally said registration would open on Friday February 26th, however after a weekend of being bombarded with negative emails and undermining phone calls, I'm taking a break; therefore, registration is now on hold for the Downieville Classic, until further notice. I am sorry for the inconvenience, but I have a Trail Stewardship grant due on Friday, which is focused on building NEW mountain bike trails in the Downieville area, and I need to focus on this and get back to center. Something we obviously all need to do, as human beings, and as friends who have been coming to the Downieville Classic over the years.

A word of advise: Don’t be so quick to judge and tear one another down. Empower your friends by setting the example. Show some love and support. If it can’t exist at a bicycle race, than we are all f_cked.

We will continue to make preparations for the 2010 event. Stay tuned for when registration will reopen. has ensured us that the system will be working properly.
Via Downieville Classic website.

2010 MTB Challenge #2 Results

370D0A17-6EE9-4C74-85D9-7DE857E4F27A.jpgResults have been posted for yesterday's MTB Challenge #2:TBF Racing has also posted the MTB Challenge series leaders with one race left to go.

The MTB Challenge series concludes on March 7th in Granite Bay, CA.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

2010 SB Racing Winter XC #1 Results

SBRacing-Logo.jpgSB Racing finally caught some luck this weekend and held their first XC race of the year. A recap from their website:
I don't much believe in luck, rather proper preparation is my preference. But when it came to the weather today, I was very pleased with the way the clouds hovered overhead but never opened up...and I think most of our racers would agree that one mud pit was enough! For those of you in attendance, we thank you very much for coming out and we hope you continue to ride with us as we are excited by all of the positive feedback we received. The response we got was overwhelmingly positive despite some last minute changes and having challenging course conditions (Harvey Bear locals said they had never seen anything like that before!). Despite the wet winter, we did the best we could and were pleased that most people were able to enjoy it.

And, boy did these guys & gals enjoy it!
Greg Heinz - Overall Winner riding for
Shelly Monroe - Overall Female riding for /
Tim Keller - Cat 2 Winner riding for
Becky Brain - Cat 2 Female Winner for Pleasant Hill Cyclery
Jack Schluckbier - Cat 1 Winner
Jennifer Grifall - Cat 1 Female Winner for Grifall Family Chiropractic
Via SB Racing.

Photos and some video can be found at Assured Photo.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Downieville Classic Registrations Errors Delay Sign Ups

Due to a fubar with last night, the Downieville organizers are calling a "Do Over" on this year's registrations:

Downieville Classic Friends and Family,
We have experienced an error with online registration. The site was asking for a passcode in error. Certainly not the way we had hoped this process would have gone, but nonetheless we need to make things right.

To make this fair for everyone, we will clean the slate - will be issuing refunds to everyone who was able to enter.

We will reopen registration on February 26 at 8:00pm. has ensured us that the system will be working properly.

Again we apologize for the error, but as you all know, shit happens.
Thank you all for your continued support of this event.
Via Downieville Classic website.

We'll have a reminder again this week.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Downieville Classic Registration Open at 8PM

136F0394-3648-4F18-9EC0-C8BE8945816E.jpgIt's just about that time:
Ah yes, it's that time of year again. The race to get into the race. On-line registration for the Downieville Classic All-Mountain and Cross Country categories will be opening this Friday, February 19th at 8:00pm. We will post specific url links for each event that will take you to, so be sure you are entering the correct event. It is helpful to already have an account set-up with before attempting to register. This is important, because like I said, navigating through the registration process quickly and accurately can mean the difference of winning or losing-out on an entry into the race.
Here are the links (won't be live until 8pm tonight):Good luck -- All-Mountain should sellout within 30 minutes or so.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: Feb 20-21

For those of you making your weekend plans, here is quick rundown of this weekend's MTB racing schedule for Northern California:
  1. SB, Winter XC MTB Series 2010, Round 1 (02/20/10)
  2. MTB Challenge #2 (02/21/10)
  3. South Valley Endurance Dirty Gears Series #1 (02/21/10)
  4. Stone's Throw Short Track (02/21/10) Winter Series #1 is On

SBRacing-Logo.jpgWith the great weather that we've been experiencing, it looks like the Bay Area trails have dried out enough for this weekend's's Winter XC Series #1:

Wow, to get to the point where we could declare that headline has taken an immense amount of work, patience and cooperation with the rangers at Harvey Bear. In the end, we all gave a bit so that we could make this event happen. The rangers were awesome in allowing us to use the portion of the park that is in the best condition and we are planning on running this sucker rain or shine.

With the park restrictions, we are re-working the course we had originally intended. For everyone dying to know the course all we can say tonight is this: The park has been closed. It will remain closed until the race. This means that everyone will pretty much be on equal, if not unfamiliar footing. Once our Course Captain lays it out we will do our BEST to provide details to help you plan race strategy. For those thinking that SBRacing team members have home court advantage, I would just like to kindly say that our race team is largely based in Monterey and most of them have called me asking for directions to Harvey Bear...The team members who know the course will be working the event.

Last word on the course: We think it will be about a nine mile lap that breaks down like:
1 lap - Cat 3 / Beg
2 laps - Cat 2 / Sport
3 laps - Cat 1 / Expert / Pro's
IF it rains, we MAY shorten the course to keep the fun factor high and reduce the mud factor a bit. Keep in mind, we want everyone to HAVE FUN, that will be our motivation.
The race starts at 10 AM on Saturday (2/20/10) at Harvey Bear Lake (approximate map) near Gilroy, CA.

Full information available at SB RACING.

Pro Registration for MTB Marathon Nationals

7A5624B0-2607-4EE2-BA92-9930EFF57765.jpgPro registration is open now, but everyone else needs to wait until March 3rd:
Pre-registration for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships will open at 12:01 a.m. mountain time on Wednesday, February 17.

The Fourth of July event returns to Breckenridge, Colo. for 2010 where it will once again be held in conjunction with the “Firecracker 50.” Riders wishing to compete in the USA Cycling national championship classes will have a two-week exclusive online registration period from 12:01 a.m. MST on Wednesday, February 17 until 12:01 a.m. MST on Wednesday, March 3.

The field will again be limited to 750 race plates, and because start spots sold out before pre-registration ended last year, riders that want to compete for a Stars-and-Stripes jersey are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the exclusive registration period.

On March 3, online registration will open to non-championship competitors as well. At that time, a printable registration form and waiver will be posted online for those wishing to mail in their entry.
Via USA Cycling.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

24 Hours of Adrenalin™ Laguna Seca In Doubt

It looks like this summer's 24 Hours of Laguna Seca is in trouble:
We want to provide an update on what’s been going on behind the scenes for the upcoming 24 Hours of Adrenalin events in California ... Unfortunately, like many companies navigating this current economic climate, we find ourselves in an unfavorable situation. As it stands today, we have been unable to secure the California corporate sponsorship support that is required to put on the kind of races that you all deserve, and it looks unlikely that the two spring races, Hurkey Creek and Laguna Seca, will be held unless this situation changes. Simply put, we can’t afford to do it without additional corporate sponsorship.

We are optimistic that the economic climate will begin to change but feel the obligation, to riders and supporters of the event, to let you know of the possibility that these spring events may not take place this year ... We know this will be disappointing news for people planning to attend and it’s because of this that we are working so hard to try and make them happen. We will make a further announcement in the next few days, sorry for the (possible) sad news.

100% of all entry fees will be returned on Friday February 19th if we can't find sponsorship support for the 2010 season.

This does not effect the September 17th - 19th, 2010 event at Hurkey Creek.
Via 24 Hours of Adrenalin™.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Downieville Classic Registration Opens

136F0394-3648-4F18-9EC0-C8BE8945816E.jpgJust a reminder about Downieville Classic registration:
While we're making announcements, we would also like to make known that registration for the Cross Country and All-Mountain races will open February 19th at 8:00pm. Right here, using
And yes, it will sell out in about :30 minutes.

Bike Monkey Announces 2010 Schedule

mime-attachment.gifThe good folks over at Bike Monkey [website, magazine, promotions] have announced their 2010 event lineup. I'll skip to the MTB specific stuff:
Boggs 5 (FIVE!) - April 3rd, 2010. There are hardly even a dozen spots left when I last checked so if you didn’t get in already, it might be too late. This event has grown by exponential reaches each year and the excitement we’re all sharing about turning 5 is through the roof. We can’t wait to see you there! In a couple short weeks we’ll be designing a brand new route.

Lake Sonoma Series - May 8th, June 12th, July 10th. Only three races this year, and more sun. We’ve tried it all, and from what we can tell Lake Sonoma is best served hot. Mostly it’s because we don’t want to have to take a single sip of beer home after the race is over, but it’s also fine camping weather too.

Annadel? — keep your hopes up! Things are going well, but if plans continue as they have been we may be dialed in for August-somethin’.

SoNoMas - August 28th (tentative). SoNoMas last year SUCKED. I’ll be the first to admit that. It was ridiculously hot, we ran out of water and cut the race short. It was a rough patch, and we don’t have many. So we took some things to heart. First off, one loop around Lake Sonoma is tough enough. So we’re going to be a little more realistic this year and keep it to just that–one lap for everyone; 25 miles of pure suffering and bliss. More details will soon follow about this event, but mark your calendars, and get ready for what will be one of the toughest XC races in the region!
They also have Levi’s GranFondo and the CXSR series coming back.

Monday, February 15, 2010

2010 CCCX XC #1 Results

1082C7DA-1989-4391-98D4-5DD6BBE8445D.jpgResults are in for the CCCX Cross Country opener yesterday:Congrats to Jim Hewett (Summit Bicycles) who took the Men's Pro/Semi-Pro, Tim Cannard ( winner of the Pro/Semi-Pro Singlespeeders and Jamie Stamps, champion of the Women's Pro/Expert.

A few race reports for those who couldn't make it:

CCCX Announces 2010 Summer DH Series

In addition to kicking off their 2010 Cross Country race series this weekend and moving over to a new website, the folks at CCCX also announced their 2010 Summer Downhill race series:As usual the races will be held at Toro Park (between Monterey and Salinas). For more information about the races, see the CCCX website or search the archives for past race reports.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Keyesville Classic

keyesville-classic.pngThis is slightly south of NorCal, but since it's such a large race/festival, I thought it deserved a mention:
For 22 years, the Keyesville Classic has drawn casual riders , pro mountain bike racers and their friends and families to participate in a fun-filled weekend of bike-related events and activities. From the entertaining Vintage class, Observed Trials, and popular Kids' Race, to the highly challenging Bionicon All-Mountain Stage Race where riders tackle the Short Track, Cross-Country and Downhill courses all on the same bike, the Keyesville Classic has something for everyone, riders and spectators alike.

Every year, the Keyesville Classic brings together local riders, advocacy groups and racers from all over the West Coast to raise awareness and generate contributions for trail stewardship in the Kern River Valley, and southern California. Up until last year, the Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association (SSFTA) in Bakersfield ran the event, and at one point it was the largest race on the west coast. Bionicon now directs the event with support from the SSFTA from their newly opened headquarters in Kernville.
This year's Keyesville Classic will be March 19th - 21st in Keyesville, CA. Keyesville is just east of Bakersfield, CA and about 3 hours from Fresno, CA [MAP].

Friday, February 12, 2010

2010 CCCX Cross Country Series Opens Sunday

This weekend is the opener for the CCCX XC series at Fort Ord (near Monterey and Salinas, CA). Here's a preview of the opener and series:
This Sunday is the 1st race of the CCCX XC Series held in Ft Ord. Racer/promoter Keith DeFiebre said the trails in Ft Ord are in the best shape he has ever seen! Apparently after years of Keith maintaining the trails and forming the turns to keep riders in line, the trails have now set up to be better then ever.


The 5 mile loop features lots of twisting turns, some steep climbs, and many single track trails that bring a smile to your face when racing. First race starts at 9:00 a.m. with the Beginners division, Sport group starts at 11:00 a.m. and the Expert/Pro wave will go at 1:00 p.m.

The CCCX Series also has a new web site for all their races, with all the current info for the CCCX events posted. The new web address is
Also, congratulations to Keith DeFiebre for being appointed as the new NCNCA V.P. of MTB & Cyclocross. New NCNCA President Lorri Lee Lown is a strong advocate of MTB rides and races, and Lown has a vision of continued growth for all that is MTB in NorCal. Lown selected DeFiebre to be a part of her new staff for the NCNCA to drive a long term goal of increasing the growth of MTB racing and riding in Northern California. This region has many strong events and experienced promoters: the CCCX DH/XC Series, the NorCal High School League, Team Bigfoot's races, Northstar at Tahoe DH/XC races, Napa's XC events, the Bike Monkey events, the Prairie City races, the Total Body Fitness events, the Sea Otter Classic and the Global Biorhythms events, are just a few of the success stories for MTB racing in NorCal. Hopefully Keith can bring some cohesion to NorCal's MTB schedule of DH and XC races, as well as work with USA Cycling to bring more attention to the needs of NorCal trail users.

CXSR Finale Tomorrow

mime-attachment.gifTomorrow is the end of the Bike Monkey's Cyclocross series in Santa Rosa:
Cyclocross Santa Rosa 2010 is coming to a close on Valentines Day weekend. February 13th, and at Doyle Park near downtown Santa Rosa to be exact. This year we switched up the format a bit, starting the A’s a little earlier than normal. That’s gone quite well, and now we’re coming to a close. To celebrate another fun season of friendly, muddy cross racing we’re offering up “Ladies Day”. That’s right. Women race for free at our next cross race. There’s nothing special do to except show up and convince us you’re a lady, then sign a waiver. We don’t ask for much.
Racing starts at 9am (but goes throughout the day) in Doyle Park. Full details at Bike Monkey website.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Adding NorCal MTB Races To Your Calendar

Several people have asked me over the past few weeks about how they can get the NorCal MTB Racing calendar (the list of races that appear over in the sidebar) into their
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Apple iCal
  • Google Calendar
This has been around for several years (since I started to hold the calendar info), but I don't think I've ever gotten around to actually documenting it.

Apple iCal
  1. Click this link
  2. Once you click the link, iCal will open and ask you to subscribe to the feed. Click Ok.
Google Calendar
  1. Copy this URL to your clipboard:
  2. Go to Google Calendar and click on the “Add” dropdown button in the "Other Calendars" section on the left-hand side.
  3. Choose "Add by URL".
  4. On the next screen, paste the URL in the "public calendar address" field.
  5. Click "OK"
  6. You can change the calendars name by clicking on triangle next to it's name and then choosing "settings."
Microsoft Outlook 2007
  1. Select "Tools", then "Account Settings" in your Outlook 2007 Calendar menu.
  2. Select "Internet Calendars" and click "New".
  3. Paste this URL in the location field:
  4. Set up the display name for your calendar and/or add a description in "Subscription Options".

You can use these same instructions, but with different URLs, to get other calendars. For example, a calendar for the whole state of California races is or just SoCal is Any state, country or tag on can give you RSS, iCal or HTML feeds.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions (but no, I am not your help desk support). And thanks to Matt and vuduvgn for the push on this.

UPDATE (2/12/10): As a few people are having problems with adding this to Google Calendar, I did a walk-thru video. Watch it here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SB Racing #1 Postponed (Again)

SBRacing-Logo.jpgIt's a bad news, good news situation with the new SB Racing Winter XC series:
Santa Teresa on 2/12/10 is now on May 8, 2010.
Please note that Round 1 will now be held May 8th as a later event in the series.

As much as we love a good mud run, we are at the mercy of the facility we are using and right now the rangers at Santa Teresa don't want their park to get hammered by us any further than Mother Nature already has. Probably understandable. As such, we are shooting for May flowers and hopefully Spring sunshine and prime racing conditions on May 8th.

Just like previously, entries to the current event are still transferable to any race in the series and we are again, very apologetic and very appreciative of your patience and understanding with the uncharacteristically wet weather.

Upcoming Events
2/20/10 Harvey Bear Ranch
3/6/10 Fort Ord
3/27/10 Henry Coe Fundraiser
4/3/10 Santa Teresa
5/8/10 Santa Teresa
Summer/Fall Series to Follow
So to recap: SB Racing series pushed back due to weather, but there may be a Summer/Fall series.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

2010 Gold Country Gravity Cup Series Finalized

After being thwarted in creating a gravity series in Auburn last year, Jimmy at Global Biorhythm Events announced a Super D / Downhill series for 2010:
It's been a long road to get this to happen. After a 5 hr long meeting yesterday the ASRA and Global Biorhythm events worked out the pro's and con's of having a DH series here in Auburn.This will be a 5 races series. April 3 will be the first race. Dark Horse racing, Auburn Bike Works will be helping with the DH events and Super D events. We will have a speed trap with radar !!. Full EMT staff. Full timed starting gate for both Super D and DH races. BBQ after events are over . Full van shuttles. The rest of the series will start in October - Jan. The Oak Tree Super D" is on June 19th. This super D is a long fast run. Starting at Green gate on Fuel Break to Culvert - cross the road( Flagman with radios) down Mammoth bar to Confluence trail. Finish at Confluence. More information will be posted in just a few more weeks on, Don't forget the Mammoth Bar OHV area charges $10.00 to get into the park so car pool on race day .

Race Day Dates:
More information at Global Biorhythm Events

Saturday, February 06, 2010

MTB Challenge Series Starts Tomorrow

370D0A17-6EE9-4C74-85D9-7DE857E4F27A.jpgTomorrow (Sunday) is the kickoff of TBF Racing's MTB Challenge series in Granite Bay. Here a look at the series changes for 2010:
TBF Racing is excited to start our MTB Challenge Mountain Bike Racing Series at Granite Bay, Folsom Lake this Sunday, February 7th. This year our MTB Challenge Series will have a new course for each of the individual races, plus will feature some multiple trail options on the course for more fun.

The 2010 MTB Challenge Series will have a 7-mile course with more single track, less sand and no water crossings, while keeping all of the favorite sections you loved riding in previous years. The divisions and distances will be:
  • Junior (14 and under) one lap 7 miles
  • First Timers one lap 7 miles
  • Novice two laps 14 miles
  • Sport and Single Speed three laps 21 miles
  • Expert four laps 28 miles
This year for the MTB Challenge Series we will offer a custom Series colored race t-shirt with the first MTB Challenge event, and then a custom MTB Challenge racing cap with the second event, and a custom pair of MTB Challenge racing socks with the third event. We will also provide more raffle prizes at each event. Sign up for the entire MTB Challenge Series and save $30 with a Race Week Sale on Monday and Tuesday, February 1st and 2nd on the 2010 MTB Challenge Series available through
Looking across Folsom Lake, it still seems a bit soggy. We'll have to see what the weather holds tomorrow AM. More info on the races are available at the TBF Racing website.

Nema 2010 Contingency Program

For those of you looking to get sponsored:
Nema 2010 Contingency Program

Nema Clothing is offering all racers, regardless of category or age, the opportunity to get paid for wearing Nema clothing if they finish in the top three. You just have to follow a few simple rules…
  1. New riders must register in advance by sending your NAME, ADRESS, RACING CATEGORY to (only pre-registered riders qualify)
  2. You will receive Nema stickers which you must place on your bike, and helmet.
  3. Minimum of 5 riders in your class to qualify for payout.
  4. Only official results from promoter will qualify.
  5. Rider MUST list NEMA as a sponsor on entry form. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  6. LAST BUT NOT LEAST rider must be wearing at least 2 out of the following 3 products: JERSEY, SHORTS/PANTS, GLOVES
The contingency payout ranges from $5 - $150 depending on class and finish.
Via Decline Magazine.

Trek Brings Dirt Skills Classes To NorCal

Sorry for the outage this week, I am quite backed up with work and such. Here is the first of a blizzard-o-entries for the weekend:
Designed to help riders of all experience levels, particularly women, take their cross country, downhill and freeride skills to the next level, the Trek Dirt Series will travel to 16 locations throughout the Western U.S. and Canada providing beginner, intermediate, advanced and locale-specific instruction at each weekend-long camp.

Already in its 10th year of existence, the Trek Dirt Series delivers world-class instruction with the goal of developing skills through a supportive, step-by-step process that helps riders move beyond their fears to truly enjoy the fun of mountain biking. Over 5,000 riders, both male and female, have pedaled through the program since its inception in 2001, making the Trek Dirt Series one of the oldest and most popular MTB skills camps in existence.

Online registration for all 2010 Trek Dirt Series events opens February 1 at Interested parties are encouraged to register for their desired locale sooner than later as registration for some locations filled up in as little as 48 hours in 2009.

2010 Trek Dirt Series Dates and Locations
April 25-25 Santa Cruz, CA
May 1-2 San Jose, CA
May 8-9 San Rafael, CA
May 15-16 North Vancouver, BC
May 29-30 Whistler, BC
June 5-6 Fruita, CO
June 12-13 Boulder, CO
June 19-20 Park City, UT
June 26-27 Whistler, BC
July 10-11 Calgary, AB
July 17-18 Whistler, BC (co-ed)
July 31-Aug. 1 Bend, OR
Aug. 7-8 Hood River, OR
Aug. 21-22 Canmore, AB
Aug. 28-29 Bellingham, WA
Sep. 11-12 Whistler, BC (co-ed)
Via Bicycle Retailer

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Big Sandy Registration Open

big-sandy-2010.pngRegistration is now open for late March's Big Sandy race:
Its time to sign up. Registration for the Third Annual Big Sandy Point to Point Mountain Bike Race is now open. Register online Now. We love online registration so much, we are paying the service fee. Register before March 1st when the price goes up $5.00.

Our little race is starting to get recognized as a must do California Race. In order to maintain the level of quality the event is know for, we have decided to limit the field size to 300. Register early and secure your place in one of the best mountain bike events you will race this year.
The Big Sandy is a point to point XC race held Northeast of Fresno on March 28th.

Monday, February 01, 2010

2009-10 CCCX Fall DH Finale

1082C7DA-1989-4391-98D4-5DD6BBE8445D.jpgResults from yesterday's 2009-2010 CCCX Fall DH Finale have been posted.

Congrats to Ben Cruz (Novato WTB) who edged Jeff Kendall-Weed ( by just over 1 second for the Men's Pro/Semi-Pro win. In the Women's Pro/Semi-Pro division, Kathy Pruitt (Jamis Bikies/Shimano/Mavic) edged Karin Hanzi (Specialized) by just over 1 second.

Rick R has posted race and practice photos on his site and there are also some over on

This race wrapped up the Fall DH schedule and crowned the following Pro/Semi-Pro series winners:

Men's Pro/Semi-Pro
  1. Ian Massey (Point One Racing): 274
  2. Jimmy Amaral (Point One Racing): 263
  3. Alex Amaral (Point One Racing: 257
  4. Sean Tracy (Thunderbringers: 230
  5. Ben Cruz (Novato WTB): 194
Women's Pro/Semi-Pro
  1. Karin Hanzi (Specialized): 144
  2. Kathy Pruitt (Jamis Bikes/Shimano/Mavic): 100
  3. Rosie Bernard (ABS): 90
We'll have a list of the full series winners later (today?) but for now you can see the 2009-10 CCCX Fall Downhill Final Series Points standings here.