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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

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

Women A

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

Men B

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

Women B

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

Men 35+ A

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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

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

Men 45+ B

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

Men 55+

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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

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

Women C

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

Single Speed A

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

Single Speed B

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

Single Speed Women

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

Junior Men 15-18

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

Junior Men 10-14

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

Junior Women 15-18

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Kylyn McDonald  63 
Ivy Koester  19 

Junior Women 10-14

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

Youth Boys Age 6-9

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

Girls Youth Age 6-9

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

Masters Men 65+

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

Women's U23

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What a difference a couple of weeks can make. Round 4 of the SoCalCross Prestige Series took place at the same location as Round 3 two weeks prior. It may as well have been in a different time zone. The temperature was set to defrost instead of broil, the course was radically revamped, and both the Men’s and Women’s Elite A results were completely rewritten.
The women’s race was guaranteed to be a new Knobbe Martens Women’s Elite A class winner this time out. Amanda Nauman, after dominating the first three rounds, elected to instead do some climbing miles and participated in the previous day’s El Grande Fondo in the San Gabriel Mountains.  This ride was a partnership with SoCalCross,  the Los Angeles County Bicycle  Coalition and the National Forest Foundation.
Nicole Brandt (LaGrange/Michelob Ultra) didn’t need to be asked twice to step to the top of the podium. “Maia’s Mom” has been battling to stay with Nauman all season, but had only  Christina Probert-Turner (The TEAM SoCalCross/Turner Bikes/Jenson USA) to offer any resistance. Turner and Brandt quickly dispatched the rest of the field, and when Turner went down on the third lap, aggravating an old arm injury, it was Brandt with clear sailing and her first victory of the season. Turner held on for second place, well ahead of a spirited scrap for third between Marilyne Deckman (Stage One), Summer Moak (K-Edge/Felt) and Beatriz Rodriguez (Wolfpack Hustle). They finished in this order.
The Men’s Elite A class was mysteriously void of its biggest hitters as well, but it was an impressive and entertaining show nonetheless. Taking center stage were Jean-Louis Bourdevaire (Blackstar) and Alfred Pacheco (Buena Park Bicycles). These two spend most of their season rubbing elbows on the SoCal mountain bike scene, but they’ve shown up with CX bikes for most of this cyclocross season; both have been on the podium already.  The Frenchman Bourdevaire clocked most of the time on the front, throwing in attacks that Pacheco was repeatedly forced to close down. Bryson Perry (DNA Cycling) was in the mix at the front for a few laps, but he had spent considerable energy winning the 35+ A class just a few minutes earlier and was beginning to suffer; he dropped back at the halfway mark. John Behrens (Velo Hangar) was putting in a remarkable come-from-behind ride and eventually caught Perry for third place in the waning moments.
The win was going to come from either Bourdevaire or Pacheco. With about a lap and a half left in the nine-lap, one-hour race, Bourdevaire hit the gas once again and pried open a small gap. Pacheco could not answer that one, and had to settle for second some 16 seconds adrift of Bourdevaire. Behrens secured third, Perry fourth and Rex Roberts (Velo Allegro), who had parlayed a great start and smooth ride into a solid finish, completed the podium in fifth.

FULL RESULTS can be found at socalcross.org RESULTS page and each race EVENT page.

Next on the SoCalCross schedule is one of the favorites among competitors and spectators alike.  Spooky Kross Weekend goes off at Irvine Lake 10/25-26. The following weekend, 11/1-2, will find the SoCalCross cast and crew at the Peloton Cross in Ojai. REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR BOTH EVENTS AT BIKEREG.COM:


For more information and to stay connected to all SoCalCross PRESTIGE SERIES activities, be sure to bookmark SoCalCross.org as well as follow it all on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM.




One of the most popular stops on the SoCalCross Prestige Series schedule takes place this coming weekend. It’s the sixth edition of the legendarySpooky Cross! Spooky happens this year at Irvine Lake, with afternoon/evening CX madness onSaturday, 10/25, followed the next day, 10/26, with another full slate of racing. This doubleheader will make up Rounds 5 and 6 of the SoCalCross Series. Sunday’s celebration of Dia de los Muertos bringing some local Latin flavor to the weekend and  is also Round 4 of the inaugural California Cyclocross Series. For more on the CACX, visit www.CaliforniaCX.com.This is an event you cannot miss. The highlight could be the typically outrageous costume contest and any-bike-goes ‘cross race (with pumpkin barriers!), but there will also be a doggiecross, kids’ racing, a pumpkin carving contest, a brewfest and more, all on the Irvine Lake shoreline. It’s a race, it’s a Halloween party, it’s possibly the most fun you can have on two wheels. The costume contest/race costs only $5.00 to enter. Or on two feet! There’s even a 5K run first thingSunday morning.



As always, this series could not take place without the enthusiastic and dedicated support of cycling clubs, shops and businesses. This year’s key supporters include Voler Team Apparel, Jenson USA, Knobbe Martens, Clif Bar, TRP Brakes, LA Bicycle Attorney, Castex, American Classic, Union Sport, H&S Bicycles, Squareone Athletics, Bike Effect, Cadence, Montrose Bike Shop, Rock N Road Cyclery, Golden Saddle Cyclery, Pasadena Cyclery,  The Mob Shop, Pedalers Fork 10 Speed Coffee, Orange 20 Bikes, Empire Bikes, The Bike Shop, Craig Abrams, D.C., SoCalCycling.com, Road Runner Bags, NUUN Hydration, American Classic, Magic Cycle Werks, Pro Gold,  Kook N Fit Sport, Sock Guy, Velo Allegro, PAA REMAX, SLO Nexus, and the the rest of the clubs, volunteers and staff who lend a hand to make us go round and round. Thank you one and all!

Finally, we at TEAM  SoCalCross are proud to advocate for several cycling and environmental advocacy groups, including Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Arroyo Seco Foundation, IMBA, Mount Wilson Bicycle Association, the SoCal High School Cycling League, Finish the Ride, Walk Bike Glendale, Bike San Gabriel Valley, the League of American Bicyclists, Velo Youth and People for Bikes! To stay fully informed of all the SoCalCross PRESTIGE SERIES activities, be sure to bookmark us at SoCalCross.org as well as follow us onFacebook and Twitter.  See you at the races!

See you at the races!

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Event Type: SCPS Race
Event Date: Sat/Sun Oct 25, 26 2014 Start Time: 9:00 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!




  • 12:00 PM       Race Day Registration Check in, Expo Opens
  • 1:30 PM        First Timers, Juniors 10-14, 15-18, Youth 6-9
  • 2:30 PM       Men 55+; 65+; W35+; Men C Beginner (AM)
  • 3:30 PM       Men 35+ B; Men 45+ B
  • 4:30 PM       Women A/B/C
  • 5:30 PM       Master Men 35+ A; 45+ A, Men B
  • 6:30 PM       Single Speed: Men A, B, Women and Men C (PM)
  • 7:30 PM        Elite Men A/U23


  • 7:00 AM          Race Day Registration, Expo opens
  • 8:30 AM          COURSE OPEN FOR WARM UP
  • 9:00 AM        First Timer, JUNIORS 10-14, 15-18, Youth Age 6-9
  • 9:40 AM        Men 55+; 65+; W35+; Men C Beginner (AM)
  • 10:30 AM      Men 35+ B; Men 45+ B
  • 11:30 AM       Women A/B/C
  • 12:30 PM       Master Men 35+ A; 45+ A, Men B
  • 1:30 PM         Single Speed: Men A; B; Women – Men C Beginner (PM)
  • 2:30 PM         Elite Men A/U23

SUNDAY’S RACE is also  round #4 of the 204-15 California Cyclocross Championship Series!


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Spooky Course v1
Event Type: SCPS Race
Event Date: Sat/Sun Nov 1,2 2014 Start Time: 9:00 AM
Venue: Ventura/Ojai Location:

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.

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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