SOCALCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS DECIDED AT SANTA CROSS December 14, 2014, Woodland Hills, Calif. Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative Despite a late-week pummeling from a hand-wringing Pacific storm that spawned drama throughout California (and caused at least one CX event to be postponed), the final [...]
NAUMAN, BOURDEVAIRE GIVE THANKS AT TURKEY TROT November 30, 2014, Glendale, Calif…. Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative The legend of the Turkey Trot ‘Cross grew wings in 2014, as an already engaging course was made even more rousing with the arrival of the [...]
DRISCOLL, NASH DOUBLE UP AT CXLA DAY 2
DRISCOLL, NASH DOUBLE UP AT CXLA DAY 2 It’s not often that pro cyclocross riders get to work on their tans between race days. Then again, it’s not often that pro ‘cross racers get to collect their pay and UCI points in SoCal. Day 2 [...]
NASH, DRISCOLL SEIZE CXLA DAY 1 by Phil Beckman PB Creative
NASH, DRISCOLL SEIZE CXLA DAY 1 Pro ‘cross racing returned to Los Angeles this weekend, for the first time at the Greek Theater in Griffith Park. Day 1 of CXLA was conducted under blue skies and dry, short-sleeve conditions on a 2.5km course featuring considerable [...]
CYCLO-CROSS comes to the City of Los Angeles stellar Griffith Park!
WORLD CLASS CYCLOCROSS COMPETITION RETURNS TO GRIFFITH PARK AT THE GREEK THEATER THIS WEEKEND Altadena, California, Nov. 19, 2014 — One of Southern California’s grandest and most prestigious cycling events is on tap for this coming weekend, November 21-22-23, hosted at the City of Los [...]
NABRA Championship Saturday in Riverside! Co-hosted by the Inland Empire Bicycling Alliance!
November 8, 2014, Riverside Calif. Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative Saturday was a landmark occasion for the SoCalCross Prestige Series. “Anza Crossing” presented by Jenson USA became the first CX event in the Inland Empire city of Riverside. Located at Martha McLean-Anza Narrows [...]
RARE EARTH AT SOCAL’S PELOTON CROSS
November 1, 2014, Ojai, Calif. Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative “Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.” It’s an old, untraceable phrase dripping with philosophical caution. Many literature nerds will cite the author W.W. Jacobs as having coined [...]
October 19, 2014, Long Beach, Calif. - Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative
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 [...]
IRVINE LAKE THE PLACE FOR SPOOKY CROSS WEEKEND FESTIVITIES 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 [...]
RACE #4 MOVES TO EL DORADO PARK FOR KROSS-TOBER-FEST
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 [...]
PRESTIGE SERIES ROUND 2/RACE 3... EL DORADO PARK - LONG BEACH!
SOCALCROSS SERIES SIZZLES IN LONG BEACH 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 [...]
O'Melveny Cross Weekend p/b H&S Bicycles September 27-28th
Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative unless otherwise noted The SoCal cyclocross season slipped onto the small cog in a big hurry with a doubleheader kickoff weekend at O’Melveny Park in Granada Hills. This rarely utilized facility in the northern end of the San [...]
CALIFORNIA 'CROSSERS ARE OFF AND RUNNING
SEASON NEWS COMING FAST… HERE’S THE LATEST! Aaaand…we’re off! Cyclocross racing in California is once again out of the gate and heading for turn one. The CX scene is in a full gallop in the central and northern reaches of the Golden State. Witness the [...]
A NEW GOLD RUSH FOR CALIFORNIA ‘CROSSERS
California has always been a land of opportunity. For the 2014-15 season, the opportunity for cyclocross enthusiasts throughout the Golden State to get their CX freak on is greater than ever. The reason? It’s the brand new California Cyclocross Series (CACX). Although California has nearly [...]
Cross Fever race #4 and season finale completes the season!
Things went askew for the last race of the season as the SoCalCross Crazies got together for one more race in the Southern California Cyclocross season. 150 racers came to celebrate the end of the 2013-14 season and the course made sure everyone remembered… physically [...]
By Phil Beckman, PBCreative.com
Postcard from the Pacific’s edge: “Having a great time, wish you were here.” Just a quick note to the rest of the cold and/or wet northern hemisphere: yes, we are still racing cyclocross in SoCal, and yes, we’re doing it with unzipped jerseys and absolutely [...]
As we hit the finale at SoCal Cross Fever – top 3 receive special prizes next week at Series Worlds Finale – Pierce College January 26th. Here is the latest series standings counting Saturday races Cross into 2014 and Hart Park and Peloton Cross. If [...]
Stay up to date!
Let’s get excited with a slew of SoCalCrossers heading to CX National Championships in Boulder, CO! STAY UP TO DATE on CX Nationals 2014 Facebook Page on FACEBOOK STAY UP TO DATE on SoCalCrossers at CX Nationals Page on FACEBOOK LET’S GO SOCAL!!! WIN ONE… [...]
SHOWDOWN WEEKEND A TIE!!!!! ... well sort of
Photos and details coming later today! For now results!
Four-letter words were flying during the last doubleheader weekend of 2013 CX racing in SoCal. And hats. And awnings. Small children and pets. Not to mention much of the course. The story at Lake Irvine was W.I.N.D. It was typical fun in the sun on Saturday during [...]
Race Report: Santa 'Cross, SCPS # 17-18 by Phil Beckman
Race Report: Santa ‘Cross, SCPS # 17-18 by Phil Beckman PB Creative Competitors at the SoCalCross Prestige Series finale logged almost as many ups and downs as Olde Saint Nick will in just a few days. All weekend long, Santa ‘Cross was about spiraling higher [...]
WEEKEND & OVERALL SERIES RESULTS
Thank you to all who have been a part of the SoCalCross PRESTIGE SERIES 2013! It has been 12 weekends of cyclocross racing all coming down to Santa Cross Weekend to determine the winners! YOUTH AGE 6-9 GIRLS CHAMPION: Aria Turner YOUTH AGE 6-9 BOYS [...]
Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative
Fast and Faster at CXLA! Nov. 30/Dec. 1, 2013, Los Angeles, Calif. Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative. It’s not often that road race tactics come into play at UCI cyclocross events, but then again, it’s not often that UCI events take place in Southern [...]
GRITTERS MAKES IT A DOUBLE AT LONG BEACH
By Philip Beckman/PB Creative and Kenneth Hill/Light and Shadows Photography The only thing that might stop Brandon Gritters this season is a banana daiquiri. The defending SoCalSeries Men’s Elite A champion captured two more victories during Long Beach CX Weekend, making it seven out of [...]
By Phil Beckman - PBcreative
Udo Cross presented by SPY Optic was a day to remember. Mostly, it was a day dedicated to the memory of a fallen comrade, tragically taken from his family and the cycling community in a traffic accident in early August. This race was a tribute to [...]
SAN LUIS OBISPO
Words and photos by Kenneth Hill/Light and Shadows Photography. – SoCalCross PRESTIGE SERIES round seven on Saturday of SLO Cross Weekend in San Luis Obispo was considered an “off” weekend by many. The first third of the season had been conducted at an intense pace, and considering [...]
By Phil Beckman PBcreative
An axe chopping through a bedroom door. Spiked fingers slowly rising from a fetid swamp. Crimson liquid circling a bathtub drain. Fangs sinking into young, quivering neck flesh. An alien baby bursting from a writhing astronaut. A chainsaw blade spewing bits of … ahem. Sorry. [...]
PRESENTED BY VOLER TEAM APPAREL!
The 2013 SoCalCross PRESTIGE SERIES Leaderboard presented by Voler awards weekly jerseys and overall prizelist in over 20 categories from Youth to Masters brings you 4 races down and several more to go! The PRESTIGE SERIES Finale is Set for Sunday December 15th at the [...]
REPORT BY PHIL BECKMAN, PBCREATIVE
RACE REPORT: PACIFICA CROSSFEST OCT. 19, 2013, Camarillo, Calif. Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative. “Variety is the spice of life.” Credit one William Cowper for this age-old adage. Bill the poet would have liked the Pacifica Crossfest, had he not expired in April of [...]
REPORT BY PHIL BECKMAN, PBCREATIVE
The third round of the 2013-14 SoCalCross Prestige Series was cool. Not cool in the meteorological meaning of the word, although it was that. “Refreshingly comfortable,” even. More appropriate, perhaps, this event was cool in an aging hippy, sang-froid, wry-smile-and-slight-head-bob sort of way. Never before [...]
RACE REPORT BY PHIL BECKMAN... PBCREATIVEONLINE.COM
Hallelujah. More than 500 of Southern California’s cyclocross faithful made a pilgrimage to Los Angeles State Historic Park the last weekend of September to celebrate the spirit of the sport and worship in the house of hurt. It marked a day on the calendar that’s [...]
Nicole Duke & Ben Berden guests of honor in LA!
SoCalCross has a number of pre-season events going on now, one of which was the “Pedal ‘Cross Mulholland: 10-Speed Grinder” that took place yesterday. It staged in Calabasas at Pedalers Fork restaurant/bike shop and 10-Speed Coffee. Nice place, under bike-friendly ownership, obviously. About 60 riders [...]
ROUND 18 AT PIERCE COLLEGE CLOSES THE SEASON
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Celebrating the New Year at the Baja Beach Club
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Time to select the Best of SoCalCross!
Thanks for racing this epic 2012-13 season @SoCalCross! With two races to go to determine our overall Series Champions: Cross into 2013 – Sunday, Dec 30th and the Prestige Series Finale – Sunday, January 6th, it’s time to submit your favorite photos and videos of [...]
Two Holi-Days at Griffith Park
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Hart Park, Bakersfield, California. By SamBarn Promotions.
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PACIFICA CROSSFEST presented by Newbury Park Bike Shop!
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Bakersfield plays host to the Season Finale & Historic Nor Cal vs. SoCal Showdown!
Great weekend ya’ll! Congrats to our 22 Prestige Series Champions and everyone who came to be a part of the finale weekend @SoCalCross. The 2011-12 season has been presented by SPY Optic for which we are forever to help us get to the next level. [...]
A fun time in the high desert. Strong winds add to the challenge.
RACE RESULTS ARE UP! By Chris Bassett – SoCalCross Timing Race Photos by Kenneth Hill – Lights & Shadows Photography Race report by Dave Sheek – Outside All Day — SCPS 21: High Desert Cyclocross Palmdale, CA- With two weekends left in the SoCal prestige [...]
Report by Dave Sheek, OutsideAllDay.com
San Marcos, CA- While a lot of racers where attending Cyclocross National Championships this past weekend in Wisconsin and a lot of other regions have finished their cross seasons, the SoCal Prestige series continued to bring racing to all those cyclocross fanatics. Series sponsor Spy [...]
Report on SoCalCrossers
So with USA Cycling’s Cyclocross Nationals in Madison WI this week – our California contingent of crossers is few and far between. Attendance at Nats is way down almost half as many as the last few seasons. The expected cold and economy of travel kept [...]
Historic All Fixed Gear & Doggie Cross Championships of the Park!
An historic weekend of CX at Santa Cross 2011 complete! Races 17 & 18 of the SoCalCross Prestige Series Presented by Spy Optic took place in the City of Los Angeles’ largest Park… Griffith Park and sat in a quaint park in Vermont Canyon next [...]
USA Cycling ranking points, Doggie Cross, Santa's Team Relay Race, Joy Ride Around the Park
SCPS #17 Saturday of of Santa Cross Weekend is in the books taking place at the city of Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. There was lots to do including of course CX racing but the day added a couple twists like a Scavenger hunt ride in [...]
Sunday was race #16 of 22 on the Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross calendar and the first to Kern County. The die-hard crossers made the trek as far away as San Diego and the local cross scene in the region brought many new faces [...]
Latest News, Results and Report
COMPLETE WEEKEND RESULTS HERE CXLA DAY ONE – RACE REPORT HERE CXLA DAY TWO – RACE REPORT HERE Weekend Videos by SoCalCross HERE Fun vids, pics, interviews HERE Thanks everyone for coming to UCI CXLA Weekend.. a Shimano Gold Crown event! Thanks to our weekend [...]
SCPS #13 Turkey Trot Cross brings record numbers and lucky for some
It was a day of fun in Verdugo Park in Glendale California as the 8th annual Turkey Trot Cross brought once again record numbers of ‘crossers since its inception and arguably the highest attendance of the 2011-12 Southern California Cyclocross season with over 500 participants [...]
SLO Cross #2 - Cambria... sunshine and good times!
The SLO-Nexus cycling club hosted the final race in the northern region of the Southern California PRESTIGE SERIES of Cyclocross presented by Spy Optic The day was superb with cool crisp yet sunny conditions. The race in Cambria was also known as SLO Cross #2. [...]
SCPS #11: Velocity Cross Race Report & Results
Results from Velocity Cross in Chino Photos by: Lights & Shadows Photography Race Report by: Dave Sheek – OutsideAllDay.com Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross presented by SPY Optic… SCPS #11: Velocity Cross… a Shimano CACX Rankings Race for Championship Showdown in Bakersfield 1.21-22.2012! November [...]
WEEKEND WRAP UP!
French Champion Caroline Mani came to play ; ) Ryan Trebon and Todd Wells made for a great weekend dual! Podium Women – Day 1 Cross After Dark Men’s Overall Podium Photos by Corey Keizer Thank you all for coming to Spooky Cross After Dark [...]
SoCalCross Fever Finale completes the season and the January 2011 Series
Some season highlights from SoCalCross 2010-11… 190 teams participated, 32 cycling clubs supported 22 races from San Diego to San Luis Obispo taking place in parks, schools, a winery, and a beach! We hosted 4 UCI elite races in CA, 1 District Championship, 1 Spooky [...]
Dot's Short Report and Race Results posted from SCPS #3:
Team Velocity hosted Round 3 of the SoCalCross Prestige Series presented by H2O Overdrive at Prado Regional Park Sunday 10.10.10. A great course laid out a nice fast start leading into a winding course through baseball and soccer fields complete with a handful of mud [...]
Chip Timing Results
Sept 9, 2010 – Practice Race #1 (Irvine Lake @ Baja Beach) Chip timing by mylaps.com… results are available online.