Monday, February 28, 2011

Dirty Gears Series Canceled ?

As they no longer appear on the SV Endurance website, it appears that this year's Dirty Gears XC series has been canceled.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

2011 Pro GRT (Gravity Racing Tour)

This rounds out the USA Cycling 2011 Pro schedule (and the Northstar event is back !):


In its third year, the Pro GRT boasts five races and will continue to provide a consistent stage of international-caliber events for the nation’s elite gravity racers.

The downhill-only series will visit five states between April and June. For the third year in a row, the series will open with the Cup in Port Angeles, Wash., April 9-10. The month of May will see the series move to the east coast for a pair of races – the Highland Bike Park event in Northfield, NH, May 14-15, and the Plattekill Gravity Open at the Plattekill Bike Park in Roxbury, NY, May 21-22. In June, the Pro GRT will make its penultimate stop in California for the Northstar-at-Tahoe event in Truckee, June 18-19.  The fifth and final event on the tour will be the Wildflower Rush in Crested Butte, Colo., June 25-26.

2011 USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT)
April 9-10: Northwest Cup- Port Angeles, Wash.
May 14-15: Highland Bike Park – Northfield, NH
May 21-22: Plattekill Gravity Open– Plattekill Bike Park, Roxbury, NY
June 18-19: Northstar-at-Tahoe– Truckee, Calif.
June 25-26: Wildflower Rush - Crested Butte, Colo.

For more information, visit the USA Cycling Pro GRT page.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

2011 Pro UET (Ultra Endurance Tour)

Here is USA Cycling's 2011 Ultra Endurance schedule:


In its debut year, the Pro UET will feature four events that offer various disciplines of racing for endurance athletes, including 6-hour, 24-hour, marathon, and ultra-marathon contests.

The ultra-endurance series will open with the Spa City Extreme 6-Hour in Hot Springs, Ark on March 12. It will then take a break for three months before a pair of events heat up the month July – the Firecracker 50 in Breckenridge, Colo. on July 4 and the Galena Grinder –in Boise, Idaho on July 23. The Pro UET will conclude on August 21 with the Hampshire 100 in Greenfield, NH.

2011 USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Ultra-Endurance Tour (Pro UET)
March 12: Spa City Extreme 6-Hour – Hot Springs, Ark.
July 4: Firecracker 50 – Breckenridge, Colo.
July 23: Galena Grinder – Boise, Idaho
August 21: Hampshire 100 – Greenfield, NH

For more information, visit the USA Cycling Pro UET page.

Friday, February 25, 2011

US Cycling Sets Pro Tour Schedules

Having lost the Colorado Spring event, the US Cycling XC tour is down to six events (three in California !):

After the Colorado Springs round of the US Pro XCT was cancelled earlier this week, the US Pro Cross Country Tour (US Pro XCT) will officially comprise six events according to USA Cycling. Prior to the withdrawal of the Sand Creek International Classic from the American national cross country series, there would have been seven total events in the series.

USA Cycling has still not released its US Pro GRT [calendar], the gravity version of its national series ... It has, however, just released its Pro Ultra-Endurance Tour, which includes four events: one six-hour race, two 50-milers and a 100km.

2011 US Pro Cross Country Tour (US Pro XCT)

March 12: Bonelli Park, California
March 26: Fontana, California
April 16: Sea Otter Classic, California
April 30: Mellow Johnny's, Texas
June 25: Subaru Cup, Wisconsin
July 23: Missoula Cross Country, Montana

2011 US Pro Ultra-Endurance Tour

March 12: Spa City Extreme 6-Hour, Hot Springs, Arkansas
July 4: Firecracker 50, Breckenridge, Colorado
July 23: Galena Grinder, Boise, Idaho
August 21: Hampshire 100, Greenfield, New Hampshire

2011 US Pro Gravity Tour (US Pro GRT)

To be announced.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: 24 Feb - 1 Mar, 2011

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

  1. CCCX XC (02/26/11) [XC]
  2. North-NorCal Prologue (02/27/11) [XC]
  3. South-NorCal Prologue (02/27/11) [XC]

NorCal MTB Race Event Map

Tuesday, February 22, 2011



Fun rides are back for 2011 ...

Saturday, March 5th starting at 9AM (on the nose!) MOJO 2 GESTALT MiXeD TeRrAiN "FUN" ride.

It's gonna be a super day in the saddle!

Start @ 9AM sharp at Mojo on Divisadero, head out to Gestalt in Fairfax over hill and dale. Pavement, fire roads, single track (not much in the way of rocks) and hills and dips and berms. 

Snacks, raffles, stuff, the bike equivelent of "door prizes" and swag. Route map and cue sheets provided. $10 cash donation please, to cover the costs.

8am-9am Coffee, bananas, bagels and socializing/taunting then roll out at 9am sharp. End at Gestalt in Fairfax with beer, snacks, food and prizes. Take the flat road way home (1 hr 30min - 2hr ?min depending on your level of interest) or the ferry from Larkspur ($8.25, maps and schedules provided @ the finish line).

Ride your MTB or your CX bike. Your road bike... not so much.

More details coming soon.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

CCCX XC #2 Venue Change


Head up, next weekend's CCCX will be at Fort Ord, not Toro Park:

Due to recent rains, CCCX XC #2 will now take place at Ft. Ord - same location as CCCX XC #1, NOT TORO PARK.

Please also note that due the the Nor-Cal High School MTB League event the following day in Ft. Ord, all Sport/Expert/Pro racers will start in waves at 11:00 a.m.

The course for the upcoming Saturday Feb. 26 CCCX XC race at Ft. Ord is going to be a extra special loop of 6 miles with 600+ feet climbing per lap.  This race is going to be a instant classic!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Dirty Gears MTB XC #1 Canceled

This weekend's Dirty Gears #1 has been canceled:

The Fort Ord MTB race has been postponed.  We do not have a makeup date yet.  Low registrations were the primary cause.  We do get lots of emails asking why or what happened.  It is critical that if you are interested that you actually register.  We cannot run these events with less than 75 people

Via South Valley Endurance.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: 17 Feb - 22 Feb, 2011

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

  1. Dirty Gears MTB XC 1 (02/19/11) [XC] CANCELED!
  2. MTB Challenge (02/20/11) [XC]
  3. BBP Dual Slalom Winter Series (02/20/11) [DS]

NorCal MTB Race Event Map

Monday, February 14, 2011

2011 Rockhopper Announced

The 2011 Rockhopper has been added (returned) to the calendar:

The 2011 Rockhopper course includes challenges for all abilities at 9.5 miles with 1600’ of elevation gain per lap. This course will test your fitness and bike handling ability, with some lung burning steep climbs, awesome and fast-downhill; experience tasty singletrack or fireroad climbs for passing and twisty/turn rolling terrain. Great observation areas for spectators to observe the progress of their favorite racer and an available screen for live results (yep, timing chip). You can see 60% of the course from the start/finish line or venture out on the course for a view from the top. If you have a burning desire to have unique mtb experience; come enjoy a day of physical play and enjoyment, under the Vacaville sun!

The race will be held May 7th, 2011 at Lagoon Valley Park (Pena Adobe Regional Park). The park is located in Vacaville, CA just off I-80, making it about halfway between SF and Sacramento.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: 10 Feb - 15 Feb, 2011

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

  1. CCCX XC (02/13/11) [XC]

NorCal MTB Race Event Map

Thursday, February 03, 2011

NorCal MTB Racing This Weekend: 3 Feb - 8 Feb, 2011

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

  1. MTB Challenge (02/06/11) [XC]
  2. BBP Dual Slalom Winter Series (02/06/11) [DS]

NorCal MTB Race Event Map