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The Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross was formed in 2005 by an informal association of  cycling clubs motivated to become the premier cyclocross series across Southern California and the nation! The Prestige Series will host 18 races over 15 weekends from of racing from San Diego to San Luis Obispo - September 2012 to January 2013.

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Men A

Racer Points
Chris Jackson  43 
Brandon Gritters  42 
Craig Wohlschlaeger  38 
Brian Gordon  36 
Alfredo Pacheco  36 

U23 Men

Racer Points
Spencer Rathkamp  42 
Bailey Eckles  37 
Aubrey Smentkowski  37 
Jean Louis Bourdecheraire  19 
Dillen Maurer  17 

Women A

Racer Points
Amanda Nauman  63 
Nicole Brandt  57 
Summer Moak  49 
Christina Probert-Turner  36 
McKenzie Melcher  34 

Men B

Racer Points
Chad McKonly  59 
Evan Kay  55 
Curtiss Dosier  43 
Ara Movsessian  39 
Brian Carlson  37 

Women B

Racer Points
Kora Colasunno  59 
Christine Pai  40 
Michelle Van Gilder  37 
Elaina Alvarez  33 
Sarah Livingston  33 

Men 35+ A

Racer Points
David McNeal  60 
Carlos Matias Mendigochea  57 
Phillip Gray  49 
Garnet Vertican  49 
Brett Cleaver  34 

Men 45+ A

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Jeff Sanford  42 
Mike McMahon  40 
Troy Gielish  33 
Eric Gier  32 
Miguel Sutter  32 

Men 35+ B

Racer Points
Bryant Likes  59 
Ben Duong  52 
Justin Christopher  45 
Ben Everton  35 
Patrick Conneely  34 

Men 45+ B

Racer Points
Miguel Sutter  54 
Mike Giroux  46 
Bill Sauro  42 
Richard Mainville  41 
Chris Jones  33 

Men 55+

Racer Points
Jay Thornton  58 
Jon Miller  52 
Jonathan Livesay  51 
Robin Kinney  46 
James Barbaruolo  43 

Women 35+

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Isabelle Thompson  44 
Marilyne Deckman  42 
Sonia Ross  33 
Nora Hipolito  30 
Diana Aguirre  21 

Men C

Racer Points
Paul Brown  47 
Martin Johnson  45 
Kevin Kraus  42 
Alonso Talbert  40 
Zach Canning  38 

Women C

Racer Points
Lisa Phillips  58 
Susan Dosier  43 
Danielle Emter  37 
Nora Hipolito  31 
Katie Bennett  21 

Single Speed A

Racer Points
Alan Zinniker  58 
Mike McMahon  40 
Jay Kwan  36 
Dillon Clapp  21 
Brandon Jones  18 

Single Speed B

Racer Points
Ben Duong  57 
Rich Hodgson  48 
Saja Leesuvat  42 
Matthew Walp  40 
Jake Peters  38 

Single Speed Women

Racer Points
Dorothy Wong  42 
Betty Duong  38 
Christina Probert-Turner  21 
Robin Kaminsky  19 

Junior Men 15-18

Racer Points
Drew Campaigne  54 
Micah Swinhart  50 
Tyler Weyman  42 
P.J. Alvarez  38 
Jake Legge  21 

Junior Men 10-14

Racer Points
Brody McDonald  63 
Jameson Campaigne  48 
Henry Horn  47 
Dominic Turner  38 
Adam Emter  34 

Junior Women 15-18

Racer Points
Kylyn McDonald  63 
Ivy Koester  19 

Junior Women 10-14

Racer Points
Jesse Amelia Gillingham  54 
Emily Crouse  42 
Evelyn Bresee  35 
Ava Gray  19 
McCall Mesecher  19 

Youth Boys Age 6-9

Racer Points
Cooper Campaigne  56 
Anthony Locascio  54 
Cooper Deckman  21 
Gavin Wright  21 
Enzo Mitchell  19 

Girls Youth Age 6-9

Racer Points
Aria Turner  42 
Livia Sisno  40 
Aimee Deckman  19 
Lauren Dougal  19 
Lilly Guyer  18 

Masters Men 65+

Racer Points
Robert Llamas  63 
Dean Ferrandini  38 
Steve Brown  37 
John Donaldson  35 
Jack Guenther  18 

Women's U23

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SoCalCrossers have a doubleheader of a different nature to look forward to this weekend. On Saturday, 10/19, The SoCalCross Prestige Series is partnering with the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the National Forest Foundation to present El Grande Fondo Angeles Crest. This is a road cycling ride starting and finishing at Crescenta Valley Park.

This epic ride travels through the unbelievable vistas of the Angeles Forest. Starting with a climb up secluded Big Tujunga Canyon, it then traverses Angeles Crest Highway. The ride includes a full century, a metric century, and a 30 mile route in the idyllic San Gabriel Mountains above Los Angeles.

The full century will travel under majestic pines for a summit finish at Islip Saddle and a picturesque vista of the Antelope Valley. The full century and the metric century will include a final ascent to Mount Wilson and a sneak peak of the incredible panorama of Los Angeles before coasting back to Crescenta Valley Park. The 30 mile route will wind up clear creek canyon for a scenic summit finish and a wonderful descent to Crescenta Valley Park.

For more information and to register, visit http://grandefondoangelescrest.com. Be sure to use the code “SOCALCROSS” to received a special, VIP registration rate.

Round 4 of the 2014-15 SoCalCross Prestige Series returns to El Dorado Park in Long Beach this coming Sunday, 10/19. Break out the lederhosen, because we’re going to be celebrating Kross-toberfest with a full day or racing and brew tasting. Winners will receive Champion Beer steins thanks to Jenson USA! We will also be recognizing winners from the first three races of the season, so let’s stick around and have some fun! The weather forecast calls for temperatures in the low 70s, so bring your knee warmers! Let’s celebrate! Kross-toberfest

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT BIKEREG.COM AND AVAILABLE UNTIL 11:45 P.M. (PACIFIC TIME) ON FRIDAY 10/17. SO LOG IN AND GET YOUR NAME ON THE LIST ASAP! Race day registration is also available, opening at 7:30 a.m. and then two hours before each race start.

Dear Racers,
Thank you for your patience with results delays this season. Registration and timing have been smoothed out and processing faster!  If you register online, have a VIP season chip and your permanent bib number go to the VIP line to sign in. That’s it!
ALL RETURNING RACERS please bring your number(s) back to reuse for the category you are entered. There is one race number per category, so multi-racers make sure you are wearing the right number please.  We have noted some numbers to be replaced and will have listed on the website and replacement number with your check in packet if you register online.
Below is a link to our Bib Number Database. We are using a whole new number system this season. Each type of race has a different set of numbers assigned to it (usually by the hundreds). You will get separate bib numbers for each race that you participate in. Those will now be your numbers for the entire season, whether they are paper or fabric bibs. Please keep all of your bibs, reuse them, and bring them with you every time that you race.
If you are not listed in the Bib Number Database, you either haven’t raced yet this season or you need new numbers the next time you race. If you’re highlighted in red, it means you have used multiple numbers in the past. We need to know if you still have those numbers (to reuse them) or if you will need a whole new bib the next time you race.
For any updates, questions, concerns, etc, please e-mail erica@socalcross.org

Current Bib Number Database: HERE

The Name-Category-Bib tab is ordered by last name. There are also tabs for each of the races. You can look yourself up whichever way is easier for you. Thank you for helping us update our lists!

GO GREEN RACER… LET’S RE-USE NUMBERS: If you have a number from last season or are done for the season and have a cloth number please return it to registration for a drawing ticket.

LET’S CELEBRATE! Krosstoberfest Winners get Champion Beer steins thanks to Jenson USA and throughtout the day we will call up top 5 in each category for podium celebrations all day long! Race Questions: Dot@SoCalCross.org

Download KROSSTOBERFEST race flyer via Google at: http://bit.ly/1yGduDV

Kross-Toberfest in Long Beach is a dynamite way toget warmed up for the following weekend’s Spooky Cross OCTOBER 25-26th at Irvine Lake Lakeview Park – Baja Beach Club, which is always a hit with competitors and spectators alike. Pumpkin carving, costume contests, a Doggie Cross, a 5K run…Spooky Cross has it all! Don’t miss that one, going off 10/25-26 at Irvine Lake  REGISTRATION OPENING MONDAY!

October 4, 2014, Long Beach, Calif. Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative
Pouring rain—bring it on. Ankle-deep mud—sounds like fun. Frostbitten fingertips—just the ticket for stirring a post-race margarita. We all have our ‘cross to bear. In the SoCalCross Prestige Series, it’s choking dust, powdery sand, relentless gopher mounds, the occasional Santa Ana wind flagellation, and heat. Sweltering, stifling heat. Enough heat to qualify for a volume discount on intravenous drips. Gasping, blistering, ice bucket challenge heat. You traditionalists go ahead and brag up your “real” cyclocross torments. Horizontal sleet sounds lovely right now. And so it was at the third round of the 2014-15 SoCalCross season, this time held at a tropical El Dorado Park in Long Beach. Much respect to all the hard core CXers who actually decided to give “’Cross at the Beach” a go despite the National Weather Service’s dire heat advisories.
The Elite classes took to the course during the warmest part of this Saturday event. Despite the triple-digit thermometer reading, Amanda Nauman (SDG/Bellwether/Krema Peanut Butter) appeared as cool and collected as ever. Just as she did at the previous weekend’s doubleheader, Nauman rocketed off the start and then kept a smooth, solid pace all the way to finish. Three starts, three wins, leading every lap so far this season. That’s a hot streak of a different color. Nicole Brandt (LaGrange/Michelob Ultra) tried hard to stay on Nauman’s wheel. Perhaps a little too hard. Brandt took a spill on the second lap and that was all the advantage Nauman needed. As she extended her lead into another time zone at the finish, Brandt regrouped for a lonely second place while McKenzie Melcher (The TEAM SoCalCross) had one of her best Elite performances yet with a come-from-behind third place.
It took about two laps for the Elite Men’s A field to sort itself out, with a formation of five finally getting away at the front. The surprise of this bunch was Justin Abbott (Vacation Forever), an unknown quantity in these parts. It was later learned that this 25-year-old is from Pleasant Hill, Calif., and has deep roots in NorCal competition, with much success on CX and mountain bikes. He’s spent about a year working in San Diego, dabbling in SoCal’s road scene, but is now moving back north.
Abbott seemed more than happy to take time on the front, and was putting on a show for the fans by bunnyhopping the barriers as well as this course’s signature tree trunk. He was also riding a short but steep stair section that everyone else was running. It was clear that the other four with Abbott—Kyle Gritters (Rock N Road/Rokform), Elliot Reinecke (Velo Hangar/Focus), Chris Jackson (Castex/Felt) and Brandon Gritters (Rock N Road/Big Red Coaching)—were becoming somewhat concerned after several laps of this. A few conspired attacks by the SoCal regulars eventually dropped the interloper, who would abandon altogether in another lap due to mild heatstroke. When Brandon Gritters surged with five laps to go, it seemed as if the thermostat had been kicked up even a few degrees more. Reinecke took a soil sample almost immediately in trying to hold onto Gritters, and subsequently collected Jackson in his mistake. Brandon took full advantage of the gift and was never seen again. Kyle Gritters and Reinecke were left to untangle and chase; Jackson was left behind, fumbling with a dropped chain. The elder Gritters was quickly out of sight, while Kyle sat on Reinecke for a couple of laps.

Following a script that has proven so effective so many times before, Kyle attacked with two to go, leaving Reinecke gasping. Once again it was Gritters 1-2, the ginger ninjas having delivered yet another lesson in ‘cross domination. Reinecke rolled in for third, Jackson fourth and Jason Siegle (SDG/Bellwether/Krema Peanut Butter) fifth.
This event also served as round three of the California Cyclocross Series, one of ten races scheduled across California intended to determine the best racer in the state while showcasing the grit, the fun and the culture of the sport! Details on CXCX can be found at www.CaliforniaCX.com.

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Event Type: SCPS Race
Event Date: Sat/Sun Oct 25, 26 2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM
Venue: Irvine Lake: Baja Beach & Lakeview Park Location: 5305 Santiago Canyon Rd.
Orange CA 92676

Halloween-themed Cyclocross including: Costume racing for kids, dogs, runners, best CX-dresser THEMED costumes! Lots of sand and flyover! Bikefest and Brewfest!

PLANNED SCHEDULE: (final schedule coming Monday!


  • 12:30 PM       Race Day Registration Check in, Expo Opens
  • 1:30 PM         M & W 10-14, 15-18, Youth
  • 2:30 PM         Men 55+; 65+; W35+
  • 3:30 PM         Men 35+ B; Men 45+ B
  • 4:30 PM         Master Men 35+ A; 45+ A, Men B
  • 5:30 PM         Single Speed Men A; B; Women; Men C Beginner
  • 6:30 PM         Elite Women A/B/C
  • 7:30 PM         Elite Men A


  • 7:00 AM            COURSE REVISIONS (SUN )
  • 7:00 AM            Race Day Registration, Expo opens
  • 8:30 AM           COURSE OPEN FOR WARM UP
  • 9:00 AM           M & W 10-14, 15-18, Youth
  • 10:00 AM         Men 55+; 65+; W35+
  • 11:00 AM         Men 35+ B; Men 45+ B
  • 12:00 PM         Master Men 35+ A; 45+ A, Men B
  • 1:00 PM           Single Speed Men A; B; Women; Men C Beginner
  • 1:00 PM          UCI Elite Women
  • 2:00 PM          Elite Men A

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Also round #4 of the 204-15 California Cyclocross Championship Series!


Event Type: SCPS Race
Event Date: Sat/Sun Nov 1,2 2014 Start Time: 8:00 AM
Venue: Ventura/Ojai Location:

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Head to Ojai, CA this November 1st and 2nd to enjoy an epic weekend of racing and riding in one of the most beautiful settings in the country.

GRAVEL MOB: Big climbs, stunning views, groomed fire roads, rutty, rocky dirt roads, single track , creek crossings (could be wet, could be dry), rewarded with a sweeping ten mile road descent down Rose Valley back to Ojai.

The first 7-8 miles is on pavement and is a neutralized roll. After that we hit the Sulphur Mtn climb on a groomed fire road that’s almost 10 miles long, then we’re back on pavement for about 7 miles for the transfer to the next section of dirt. The descent off of the first climb is paved, narrow, tight and technical. Always stay far right and be prepared for traffic.

The second dirt climb, Sisar, is rutty and rocky for the first 3-4 miles then gets a bit smoother for the next 4 miles. After the official climb, the dirt continues along a rolling (sometimes steep) section until it meets loose, dirt single track descent called Howard for the last 2-3 miles of dirtiness. This descent will be neutralized and a 10mph speed limit will be in effect. The final 15 miles is paved and includes a long, sweeping rewarding 10 mile descent down Highway 33 back into Ojai.

Sulphur: 16k, 2200 feet of climbing
Sisar: 13k, 3100 feet of climbing
Howard: 3.5 KM, 1000 foot descent

Oh…and the views from both climbs are stunning!From the ridge line look left and the Channel Islands lie on the horizon, look right and the vast Sespe Wilderness beckons.

We’re recommending a cross or gravel bike with compact road gearing, but you could probably swing it on a road bike with a wider gravel or dirt tire. Just plan on walking/running a bit and/or really picking your lines through some sections. Of course a mouton bike will be fine as well.

Click here for the detailed route on Strava including many segments.

To sign up for the Gravel Mob hit BikeReg.com/gravel-mob.

PELOTON CROSS presented by Panaracer!

Coming back for its second year peloton cross will once again feature a course designed by US ‘cross legend Tim Johnson. It’s a fast, flowing roller coaster with big rewards for every effort. On the shore of Lake Casitas near Ojai, CA the race provides plenty of great viewing and a fantastic atmosphere for friends and family to watch you race.

peloton, The Mob Shop and numerous industry partners have come together to offer the best prizes in all of SoCal ‘Cross. Wheel sets, helmets, components, tires, etc… And you don’t have to win a race to win a prize. Every rider will be entered in our raffle to win a SRAM Force CX1 group! We’ll announce the winner after the Elite men’s race. You must be present to win.

Of course there will be cash prizes for the Elite men and women to!

There will be food, beer and an industry Expo right in the center of the course. SCOTT also provides prizes for the SCOTT Hole Shot in every race, so get out of the gate fast!

There is plenty of camping at Lake Casitas, much of it on the course, so make a weekend out of it and ride the Gravel MobSunday. Head to CasitasWater.org for camping info. Look for Site G and T to be near the action.

Click here to check out the categories and register at socalcross.org. No license necessary.


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Cyclo-what? Cyclocross!

If you haven’t seen or ridden a cyclocross (CX) race before, you’re missing out! CX is equal parts difficult, absurd and fun all at the same time.

Pro Adam Myerson describes CX aptly: “Sprint, brake, slide, turn, sprint—as hard as you can… pause, take a deep breath, rip your bike like a slot car around a plastic stake marking the edge of the course, and try not to laugh out loud while doing it.”

Whether you’re racing or watching CX, the most important part of the whole equation is FUN!!!

Why Ojai?

When you think of cyclocross, the first place that probably comes to mind is Belgium or Holland, or in the U.S., Oregon. But why should they get to have all the fun?!

The Mob Shoppeloton Magazine andSoCalCross believe that Ojai is the perfect place for cyclocross. After all, the original Dutch word for cyclocross is Veldrijden, or field riding. Have you seen how many fields we have in Ojai?!

The other thing we’ve got is a strong sense of community and that’s what CX is all about.  So come for the day and race, watch, demo a bike from our mini-expo, eat, drink and be merry!

Directions: From Ventura, take the 101 Freeway to Highway 33 North toward Ojai. Turn left at Baldwin Road/Route 150 toward Santa Barbara. Turn left on Santa Ana Road toward Lake Casitas Recreation Area. Make the first Right into Lake Casitas Recreation Area. After going through the gates, continue right approximately 1.5 miles to the event.

Six Reasons to try CX

1. It’s Family Friendly
2. You don’t have to be aggressively competitive.
3. It’s fun! Loud cheering and hijinks are encouraged (Watch this hand-up video).
4. It’s close by.
5. There’s good food and beer.
6. Spectators are just as important as the riders.

(List courtesy of People for Bikes.)

A Brief Spectator Guide

Bring: Water, Chairs, a Cowbell (or another noise-maker), stuff to hand-up to the riders (I’ve seen Beer, Bacon and Cash – you can try something else as long as it’s safe for the riders) and you’re family + friends.

Do: Cheer, heckle, give hand-ups, place friendly side-bets, eat, drink and show up with a great attitude + a willingness to let go and have a little fun.

Wear: Clothes that are appropriate for whatever weather we’re having (you’ll be outside all-day), sunblock and a pair of shoes that can get a little dirty.

Food and Drinks will be available.

Cost: There is a $10 charge per vehicle to enter Lake Casitas Recreation Area.

I Want to Ride!

Rad! Here’s how you get rolling:

1. Line up a bike. Cross bike, Mountain Bike, Hybrid Bike – anything that can handle a few bumps and some dirt.

2. Register. Read the category descriptions here (bottom of the page).  Register at BikeReg.com.  No race license is required and riders of ANY AGE can race. (Watch this!)

3. Show up. Make sure you have all your gear ready to go (especially a HELMET) and arrive at least an hour and a half before your race.

4. Stay. For food, drink + fun!

A Brief Rider Guide

Practice getting on and off your bike while moving. You have to run up and over things while carrying your bike. Click here and hereto see how the pros do it.

Sign up for the pre-race CX Clinic withLaurence Malone (pictured above) and hone your skills a bit more before the race. E-mailkelly@themobshop.com for details and registration.

Prepare to race with a good meal and plenty of time to digest before your race.Hydrate well before your race because you probably won’t want to carry water.

Bring a change of clothes so you can be comfortable while you’re hanging out after your race.

Have fun with it! It’s not that serious.

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