Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2012 Pro MTB Ultra-Endurance Tour

The USA Cycling Pro Ultra Endurance Tour is set for 2012:

USA Cycling announced Friday the dates and locations for the 2012 USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour (Pro UET).   The Pro UET recognizes the best competitors in 6-hour, 24-hour, marathon and ultra-marathon mountain bike competitions across the country.  

Below is a look at the complete 2012 USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour:

March 10:  Spa City 6-Hour Mountain Bike Race (Hot Springs, Ark.)
May 20:  Sagebrush Safari 50 (Lake Morena, CA)
June 3:  Big Bear 50 (Big Bear Lake, CA
June 30:  Galena Grinder Whit Henry Memorial (Galena Lodge, Idaho
July 21:  12 Hours of Snowmass (Snowmass, CO)

Via USA Cycling. Nothing in NorCal again this year, but three dates within roadtrip distance (Sagebrush, Big Bear and Galena Grinder).

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Nevada Student Cyclist Receive USA Cycling Scholarship

Congrats to UofNevada Cyclist Andrea Napoli ...

USA Cycling has announced that four student cyclist will benefit from the USA Cycling Development Foundation with the annual John Stenner and Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarships.

The winners of the John Stenner Memorial Scholarships are Brent Gillespie (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque) and Jill Behlen (University of Wyoming), and the winners of the Joshua Kuck Memorial Scholarships are Jack Tomassetti (Florida State University) and Andrea Napoli (University of Nevada, Reno).

Via Cyclingnews.com

Thursday, December 22, 2011

8 Hours of Boggs Registration Opens on Jan 7th

Boggs Logo

Mark this down on your calendar, registration fills fast ...

On January 7, 2012, promptly at 9:00 AM PST, we’ll be opening the gates on the seventh running of the Boggs 8-hour MTB Relay, our longest-running event. The race itself is on May 5, 2012 at Boggs Mountain State Forest, just far enough off the beaten track to feel like a vacation. Our later 2012 date will hopefully put us all far from the weather concerns that forced us to adjust the course last year.

Registration for this race is expected to be Black Friday-esque, but in a Cyber Monday way. In other words, you won’t want to wait to sign up, but you can do so naked, at home, in front of your computer at www.bikemonkey.net/boggs. We won’t/don’t need to know. We’re planning on hosting 700 of you good people and we’ve sold this event out 100% of the time. Do not delay.

Via 8 Hours of Boggs Registration Opens!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SF Spring Classics Announced

There's two new epics coming this spring ... March 24th and April 21st.
>100 spectacularly scenic miles. 10,000 vertical feet, give or take few. Road, broken road and dirt road. Point to point format. Four fully stocked feed zones on the route will feature delicious snacks on the go and refreshing beverages as well. Your bag with your warm dry clothes will be waiting for you at the finish. Post ride buffet with all you care to eat. Local craft beer too, as much as you like. After you’re full of food and happy, we’ll take everyone and their bikes home via chartered coaches.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: 15 Dec - 20 Dec, 2011

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

  1. CCCX X-Fusion Enduro/"Super D" Series (12/18/11) [SD]

NorCal MTB Race Event Map

Monday, December 05, 2011

2012 Rock N Road West Series Cup Announced


Big changes in the US Cup this year ...

The US Cup announced its 2012 calendar including the Rock N Road Cup West race series, the California state mountain bike championships, a 50-mile race series and a mountain bike gran fondo.  In contrast to previous news, the US Cup will be hosting one, not two rounds of the US Pro Cross Country Tour (US Pro XCT) ...

For next year, the US Cup will also offer an "amateur" version of the Triple Crown series in which Cat. 1 19-49 riders can compete against one another in short track, super D, time trial and short track events each weekend. The rounds of the Rock N Road Cup which will be designated as Triple Crowns are Vail Lake, Bonelli and Santa Ynez.

... Finally, the addition of the inaugural Catalina Island MTB Grand Fondo on May 12 will mark the first time the US Cup will be organizing a mass ride event. This will be the first time in the island's history it has hosted a mountain bike ride, and it will grant riders special one-time access to sections of the TCT (Trans Catalina trail) for the event.

2012 Rock N Road Cup West Series presented by Specialized
March 3-4: Vail Lake Triple Crown
March 10-11: Bonelli Triple Crown (also US PRO XCT round 2) 
March 25: Fontana (no longer a US Pro XCT round) 
April 1: Riverside 
April 28-29: Santa Ynez Triple Crown 
May 20: Sage Brush 
June 3: Big Bear & Series Finals

California State Cross Country Championships June 17 - Big Bear

Catalina Island MTB Gran Fondo May 12th - Inaugural edition

50-Miler Race Series
May 20: Sage Brush (also a US Pro UET round)
June 3: Big Bear (also a US Pro UET round)
TBD: Third race

Via Cyclingnews.com