How Do You Get Ready for ‘Cross?

Cristablo Ducuarto at the San Ardo Road Race

Cristablo Ducuarto at the San Ardo Road Race

BASP 2014 Race Schedule

17 July 2014

The Grand Prix Clark Natwick is less than 10 weeks away and the NorCalNevada ‘cross season is beginning to churn. The 2014 Clif Bar Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross series is taking steps toward a UCI event for 2015. Part of the machinations to bring the race to the fore include a revamped series this upcoming season. Direct from Tom Simpson, here are the race schedules for BASP Cyclocross. Tom also lends a little insight into his thinking.


Dawning of a New Era for BASP and NorCalNevada

Dawning of a New Era for BASP and NorCalNevada

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NorCalNev ‘Cross Calendar So Far

13 July 2014

The Northern Nevada, Northern California cyclocross season for 2014-15 now has a near complete calendar. Sagebrush still needs confirmations on dates and venues whilst a couple other series have venues or one or two dates to firm up. SacCX has moved its opener back by a week. All of the series running last year return whilst the region has added Fresno County and Red Kite. Two single-day events were lost but the West Sac GP should be an exciting addition to open the weekend season.


Cyclocross regionally has begun in earnest already as clinics get underway with Brian Staby and Matt McNamara. Putting more wheels on the ground, Gheto Wednesday Night Pickups are into their third week and running at two venues in the Sacramento region. And the NorCalCX blog has awoken with its latest coverage of the community.

For the season, Fit and Filthy will continue to monitor changes and update to its calendar. The aforementioned West Sac GP is but 8 weeks away in front of a very busy year; just two open weekend days remain between September and the holidays in December.

Links to Series Calendars
Fresno County
NorCal CX
Red Kite
Santa Rosa Cup
Surf City
N.B. Not all calendars are fully confirmed.

Homegrown Cyclocross Series Announces Dates

11 July 2014

The Northern California-Nevada weekend cyclocross calendar now has another series. A traditional Fresno race, Homegrown Cyclocross has announced its dates for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Bart Treis reports three events for the Woodward Park venue in Fresno.

Race 1: 9 November 2014
Race 2: 7 December 2014
Race 3: 14 December 2014

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The regional park on the banks of the San Joaquin is picturesque with its man-made lake. Race day sees some hefty competition on a course that can include changes in elevation. It’s a small community scene that is accompanied by a good festive atmosphere. And yes, the calendar closer to the San Francisco and Monterey Bays is busy but many of the Homegrown racers can be found tackling the competition outside of their events. A trek down to Fresno to repay the compliment may find a racer pit themselves up against Edwin Rambuski, Jeremiah Root, or Mark Sasser.

Edwin Rambuski at Woodward Park

Edwin Rambuski at Woodward Park

Red Kite into the Fray – More Regional ‘Cross

7 July 2014

For the 2014-15 season, the Northern California-Nevada cyclocross scene is now well underway, following last week’s start of Gheto’s Wednesday Night Pickups. The very busy schedule extends into January 2015 and may even see races in February; there remains only one empty weekend race date, from September to December, that is not either side of the season’s holidays.

And now, Steve Rosefield announces to Fit and Filthy that Red Kite Racing will put on cyclocross races “every Saturday” beginning 13 September 2014!

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The Return of Rodeo ‘Cross

5 July 2014

After a 1-year hiatus, Folsom Rodeo Cross returns this season on 3 September 2014 at the Dan Russell Rodeo Arena in Folsom. The evening series under lights runs for the following four Wednesday nights plus a finale on All Hallows’ Eve. Part pre-season warm-up, part fervent spectating, the scene becomes extremely festive as the sun goes down and the course lights turn on.

'Cross Under Lights, Lights on the Bike - this is Rodeo 'Cross

‘Cross Under Lights, Lights on the Bike – this is Rodeo ‘Cross

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Race for the Cup – Santa Rosa Cup CX

3 July 2014

Brian Staby and Carlos Perez, of the Santa Rosa Cup CX, announced their schedule for the 2014-15 season. At this time the series has three dates at the same venues as last year, except in reverse order. Staby and Perez also visited a potential fourth venue for a December race this season at Sonoma’s Infineon Raceway.

Chas Christiansen Hanging Out an Elephant Ear at Place-to-Play

Chas Christiansen Hanging Out an Elephant Ear at Place-to-Play

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