Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, Hart Park CX, SoCal challenges NorCal
The HARDEST Cyclocross race in Californiaâ€¦bragging rights will be earnedâ€¦are you ready for a throw down?
$5000 in cash and prizes
Beer garden, bagpipes, and more!
Hart Park, Bakersfield, CA
Sunday, January 16th. 2011
Brought to you by the Kern Wheelmen Bicycle Club
Held under USA cycling permit
â€œAnd on a cold crisp day, champions of the golden state came together, but only one region claimed the gloryâ€¦and their passion for the sport know as cyclocrossâ€
A no holdâ€™s barred, region take all one day cross race. Nor Cal vs. So Calâ€¦.bring your strong, your masses and race for the title. The region with the moist points from ALL races takes home the state championship 6â€™ foot tall trophy, bragging rights and the title. Points will be taken on the top 50 riders in each race.
The toughest everâ€¦.A classic European style course, over 3.5k long. Fast with a long paved start, dirt and grass. Average lap time is 9-12 minutes. There are 2 â€œrun upâ€ sections, an 80 meter MONSTER of a climb, 2 road sections and the rest is dirt and grass and a fly over ramp. The course is very fast, very wide and very fun. In the event of heavy rain, expect VERY sticky mud and epic conditions. The course will be set up by 2pm Saturday January 15th. if you wish to pre-ride or practice. Watch the forecast. All races held rain or shine and plan travel accordingly!!
Hart Memorial Park, Bakersfield CA.
From Hwy. 99 going north, exit Hwy. 178/Downtown business exit and continue east. From Hwy. 99 going south, exit the Hwy. 178 Rosedale Hwy/Downtown business exit and go left under Hwy. 99. Continue East thru town approx. 2 miles onto Hwy 178 EAST to Fairfax road exit. Turn left (North) on Fairfax for approx. 3 miles. Turn right onto Alfred Harrell Hwy. to Hart Park. Go .5 mi. and parking/race venue is on your right. Parking is anywhere in the park. NO PARKING ON THE GRASS!!
Action Sports is open 10-8 Friday, 9-6 Saturday and 11-5 Sunday if you need parts and or gear. http://www.teamactionsports.com. The store is located at 9500 Brimhall Rd. 93312 661-833-4000
Hart Park is a local county park. Please respect it and enjoy. No driving on the grass, no going to the bathroom in public and keep all dogs on a leash. Espressos, hot chocolateâ€¦.and Belgian Frites. Sequoia Sandwich will be on hand for a great lunch. Support our sponsors and enjoy a day at the races. There are numerous hotels located at the Freeway 99/Rosedale Hwy off ramp. There is camping 2 miles from the course. Contact the Kern County Parks and Rec. Department: http://www.co.kern.ca.us/parks/index.htm or 661.868.7000
Vendor booth opportunities available, contact race director
Checks payable to Sam Ames---race director
Snail mail, Sam Ames, 5100 Venus Ct. Bakersfield, CA 93306 â€¢ Phone 661.330.3630
Flyer available online at http://www.teamactionsports.com
All categories $30 each in advance or race day but PLEASE pre-reg.
Each region will be given an equal number of spots to enter for North and South for each category, respectively
Juniors with a USAC license race for free (non-licensed juniors entry is also free but $10 to cover insurance)
REGISTER ONLINE, SAVE TIME AND MONEY: socalreg.com
Online reg. closes Thursday, 1-13-11 at 12am
All USAC Cyclocross rules apply. For more info, check out: http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=369.
Warming up on the course: Warm up before racing begins, on a trainer or on the road. If you wish to ride the course you must wait until the first rider of a particular race finishes and not pass other riders racing. Do not interfere with other races and exit the course immediately if another race is approaching behind you. Check with officials before entering the course.
Helmets must be worn at all times when you are on your bicycle. Cyclocross bikes recommended but mountain bikes work great! You must remove your bar ends. Bike and wheel exchanges may be made in the one and only pit area which will be marked. Bike wash will be available if needed. If lapped, all riders will finish behind the leader on his or her lap. Numbers are to be placed on the left side, left rib area and well pinned. Numbers should show well and be flat when in the â€œon the bikeâ€ position.
For those looking for weekend plans and or a race on Saturday, check out the Rio Bravo Rumble Mountain Bike Biathlon, Saturday January. A VERY challenging event and fun lead up to our race! http://www.ggphysicaltherapy.com
A big thank you to Keith Defiebre of the CCCX series for moving his race date in support of this event. Check out one of his awesome races and series, thanks Keith! CCCXcycling.com
Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. Please allow riders who are racing first to register first. If you donâ€™t have a USAC license, one day licensesâ€™/waivers must be completed and purchased race day and are $10. This applies to public/recreational riders without a USAC license for the menâ€™s 4 race, women, junior, single speed and master 35, 45 and 55. You must have a current license to race any other race.
You must be a California resident to race
Pointâ€™s breakdown for the overall is 20pts. for 1st. down to 1pt. for 20th and each rider after that receives 1 pt.
AWARDS, and the PRIZEâ€”3pm
Good $$ for the races and places but remember, this is for the title. Awards ceremonies for all races will take place at the end of the menâ€™s elite race. We will tabulate the overall title while the individual races are awarded. Stick around, enjoyâ€¦
THE THIRD ANNUAL BIDART & ABLIN HILL CLIMB CHALLENGE!!
Itâ€™s back, bigger and better. At the conclusion of the last race, while we tabulate results (and before the trophy for the state champs is awarded) ANYONE can take to the line for the chance to win $100 cash! Way atop the hillside will be an orange flag and a bell. Hanging from it will be a crisp $100 bill. First one to the ring the bell gets the cashâ€¦you gotta start and finish with your full sized bike!