SoCalCross NORTH double the fun!
The Prestige Series headed North to Los Olivos and San Luis Obispo!
What a fun weekend… as things heated up literally! The Southern California Prestige Series presented by SPY Optic brought round 6 and 7 North for a weekend double header in Los Olivos and San Luis Obispo. Both events saw their highest attendance on record. Racers traveled from near and far to be part of the fun representing Lake Tahoe, the PNW and Colorado… the word is getting out! Dirt Club Cross in Los Olivos brought the flavor of the Santa Inez Valley’s MTB scene… with no trails all wide dirt sections, a tree root step up and the Shimano Stairway to ‘heaven’ or ‘hell’… one of the steepest run-ups of the Season! And not stopping our Juniors who took on the challenge braving the big kids course including the run-up!
Sunday’s SLO Cross #1 took place at El Chorro Regional Park in San Luis Obispo. The course was full of tight turns around trees and bunny hop sections, a power-sapping sand pit, a double barrier run up and super fast barrier section leading into the last couple of turns to the finish. Great course design both days – Sam Sweetland at Dirt Club Cross took racers meandering to to the finish not before taking racers on a twisting adventure including a natural sand section and a couple steep drop sections. It was a weekend for good turners.
Complete race reports at: CXMAGAZINE.COM – DIRT CLUB CX & CXMAGAZINE.COM – SLO CX
See you this weekend in San Diego County for SPY-clocross Saturday at Lake Hodges. $1,500 elite cash purse! Flowing donation keg benefiting the San Dieguito River Park. Fun times by SPY hosted by Ranchos Cycling Team! The CX cours takes place mostly on dirt tracks the course meanders on the eastern side of the Lake and treats racers to a fast challenging course with a short ‘climb’ each loop evening out power rider from the climber. The soft sandy beach section will challenge riders skills. The SPY bridge will make its appearance for a roller-coaster ramp inside the natural course layout.
Sunday brings us to the cliche’ SoCalCross meets Paris Roubaix as the Series heads to the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park. The race will start and finish at the San Diego Velodrome… this course will mix dirt trail, road and grass for a fast flying course in and around the track. Fun times! Saturday’s race is an American Bicycle Racing sanctioned event and Sunday a USA Cycling sanctioned event. National ranking points on the line Sunday and Prestige Series points on the line both days. Thanks to our presenting sponsor SPY Optic and Voler Team Apparel our official race leaders jersey will be worn by our race leaders each week.
Save $ and time. Register online at: www.SoCalCross.org/register
Recommended hotel – Saturday Night: The Lafayette Hotel Rooms only $69/nite King or 2 Queen rooms
Spend the San Diego weekend in an El Monte RV! Check out special discount rate for SoCalCross mention: CYCLO when booking or enter discount code CYCLO with your reservation.