With the shift in the US cyclocross calendar comes a longer season and riders in California are no strangers to longer cycling seasons. This weekend in Bakersfield, the 2nd. Annual Nor Cal vs. So Cal State Cyclocross Championships will be held in conjunction with the season finale for the So Cal Prestige Series. This end of season extravaganza, with beer tents, $6500 in prize money, Belgian Frites and hot cross racing action will provide an excellent opportunity for the two regions of the golden state to mix it up and battle for bears and bragging rights. With Nor Cal taking numerous national and masters world championship titles, they are hungry to take the regional title. Last year Nor Cal won many races, but So Cal won with a few more riders. This year’s event will include individual titles as well as the for fun regional title. The 1.6 mile course features a very European flair with a good balance of twists, turns, straight-aways and the ever popular “Lobster Launch Pad” flyover and the “Lightspeed Leg Buster” run up. With over 60 days of no rain, rain is in the forecast for both days….and as will all cross, it is welcome.
Racing action takes place Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. There is no admission charge, race day entry is available for any and all. The official race flyer can be found at socalcross.org. An enormous thank you to the Prestige Series Sponsors and the local Bakersfield sponsors. Races run rain or shine!