DRISCOLL, NASH DOMINATE CXLA—AGAIN: report by Phil Beckman PBcreative
DRISCOLL, NASH DOMINATE CXLA—AGAIN The last three editions of CXLA, a cornerstone for cyclocross racing in SoCal, have taken place at three different locations around the Los Angeles megalopolis. And while the event sites, courses and conditions have changed every year since 2013, the winners [...]
LONG BEACH EDITION! Nov 21-22nd UCI CXLA Weekend heads to Long Beach – El Dorado East Regional Park! Don’t miss two days of UCI cyclocross action heads to the City of Long Beach! Sadly, we could not host this year’s edition of CXLA at the [...]
What a weekend of cyclocross racing at Irvine Lake in Orange County! The weather warmed up 90 degrees just in time for the lights to go down and SoCalCross Prestige Series race 5 Spooky Cross Night Race take full effect with four of the 7 [...]
Results & Report SCPS4: Velocity CX! 18 October 2015 (Sunday) Round 4 of the SoCalCross Prestige Series took us back to Prado Regional Park former Olympic venue made it fitting to be one of six USAC sanctioned races in the Series. Riders earned ranking and [...]
Epic CX action at the BEACH!
RACE REPORT: Storm the Beach a beautiful day in Southern California racers couldn’t ask for a better day to race cyclocross on the Beach! Red Beach in north San Diego County Oceanside was the place for SoCalCross Prestige Series Round 3! Racers came from far [...]
Super Cross Labor Day Weekend Wrap Up
2015-16 Southern California Cyclocross Calendar SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – CLICK HERE. Questions? Contact: Dot@SoCalCross.org Super Cross Weekend Wrap Up! Saturday September 5th: Velo Swap and CX Skills Ride – Encino Velodrome @Balboa Park was so much fun with a Velo Swap Meet and Cyclocross coming together. [...]
How USAC Points Really Work on the West Coast Garrett Follmuth, SoCalCross USAC (USA Cycling) sanctioned racing in Southern California is a source of heated debate. Currently there is a divide between the recreational participants of cyclocross and the points-driven racers. The source of that [...]
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 [...]
FAST TIMES AT SLOCROSS
November 15-16, 2014, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Words and images by Philip Beckman/PB Creative Two hundred and fifty miles is a bit out of the comfort zone for many cyclocross competitors in Southern California. If an event is more than an hour or two from [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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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… [...]
Nor Cal vs So Cal…the race is ON!
Nor Cal vs So Cal…the race is ON! Crossers from around the state will be converging on Bakersfield this weekend Jan 4th and 5th for the 4th Annual Nor Cal vs So Cal State Cross Championships and round 2 of the SoCalCross Fever Series. Bragging [...]
'Cross Into 2014
It’s a New Series for a New Year! “‘Cross Into 2014″ Kicks Off Cross Fever! You have to admit, it was a little odd not having a cyclocross event to go to last weekend. Sleeping in late, watching a little football, even reading the Sunday paper, for crying [...]
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 [...]
Weekend Report: Hart Park Cyclocross
SoCalCross Prestige Series competitors received a shock to the system during the penultimate weekend of the 2013-14 schedule. After sweating through the first 14 events in what has been a very warm, dry season, the locals got a taste of what most of the world [...]
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 [...]
Don’t you just hate it when your Thanksgiving guests stomp your turkey, fling sweet potatoes against the wall and use cranberry sauce to give Fido a fauxhawk? The SoCalCross Prestige Series had some visitors like that at the 10th edition of the Turkey Trot CX. [...]
UCI CXLA Cross After Dark coming to Los Angeles State Historic Park 11.30 to 12.1!
UCI CXLA Cross After Dark coming to Los Angeles State Historic Park 11.30 to 12.1! Don’t miss the fun as the SoCalCross brings you UCI internationally sanctioned elite Women Men and Junior Men main events this weekend bringing to LA some of the best cyclocross [...]
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 [...]
We want to welcome El Monte RV as our Travel Partner for the 2013-14 SoCalCross Season providing package discounts for our racers! Check it out!
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 [...]
Dot's thots... promoter update!
First of all, thank you to everyone who has bled for this Series from racer to supporter to promoter to sponsor to volunteer! It takes all of us to make Southern California Cyclocross With that said, we are now officially one quarter to one third [...]
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 [...]
RACE REPORT BY PHIL BECKMAN – PBcreative It was another day of fun in the sun at Velocity Cross, the second round of the 2013-14 SoCalCross PRESTIGE SERIES season. Many thanks go out to event host Team Velocity, as well as Series sponsors SPY Optic and Voler Team [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
Bicyclists looking for something different to do, or deals, bargain hunting, sports fans – here’s your FREE ticket to The Greek! The Who are some of the world’s best cyclists, not the band. What’s not on second, but running, jumping, biking, racing up and down [...]
The UCI CXLA Weekend complete, the Series turns SoCalCrossers North to Los Olivos and San Luis Obispo.
Memories of the season and the pinnacle at CXLA Weekend brought the star-power to the rain-soaked weekend of mud and at night. What a weekend. The Prestige Series represents racing from San Diego to San Luis Obispo so northbound racers chased points first at the [...]
The UCI Elite Racing hosts first ever JUNIOR Men's elite race in SoCal and Cross After Dark Finale elite men and women!
Cross After Dark Series Heads to Final Race CXLA Hosts a Repeat Battle for Overall Men’s Title The nationwide Cross After Dark cyclocross series winds up in downtown Los Angeles next Saturday after a season long battle between the top racers in the U.S. Racers will [...]
SAN DIEGO CYCLOCROSS WEEKEND
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Spooky Cross Weekend presented by Jenson USA, SPY, Squareone and Planet Bike
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Phil Beckman, Public Relations Manager. Seriously? I am going to get in your face. If you’re participating in the 2012-13 SoCalCross Prestige Series, it’s going to happen sooner or later. Maybe a lot. By January you’ll likely be ready to punch me in the throat. [...]
RULES: Vote for you favorite 3 photos by “liking”. Contest ends Monday 11:59pm Pacific. Winners announced Tuesday… win swag from our series sponsors… SPY Optic, Shimano, and Jenson USA! Got a pic that you’d like to add to the Best of? Post on this page [...]
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 [...]
Thanks for racing SoCalCross!
As we take this weekend off for the Christmas weeeknd, we want to thank you for racing SoCalCross and wish you a very Happy Holidays! Many great memories were made with 18 races in 3 months from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. As we [...]
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 [...]
Race, Recreate, Advocate... the bicycle!
Hope you can make it to CXLA! Check out the festival, take the metro Goldline to Chinatown Station less than 50 pedaling-yards from the park entrance. discover DTLA by bicycle with rides Sat and Sun at 10am short spins of the LA River route, Arts [...]
Eary Registration Packet Pick up - Golden Saddle Cyclery! Happy Hour - Friday 6pm-8pm.
Due to the very strong wind storm, course building has been delayed a bit. Course inspection tomorrow may not be completely ready until late in the day, feel free to stop by to check out the Park and get in some inspection. Meet the Pros [...]
El Dorado Park
Race results posted here Download results here (pdf) Fun times in Long Beach… in the rain! The morning began at 8am with our benefit run for Miller’s Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. Just as the run began, so did the rain. Steady light showers came [...]
SAN DIEGO double Weekend... SPYclocross and Adams Avenue CX
Results are up on http://socalcross.org/results or can be found here: Spyclocross (pdf) Adams Avenue (pdf) 2 days of racing brought over 500 racers to San Diego County this weekend. Many new faces came to play. Many accomplished athletes from other disciplines… triathlon and moto-x. Chris [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
TWO DAYS OF WORLD-CLASS CYCLOCROSS RACING AND LOADS OF FUN!
If you are planning on registering on race day for Spooky Cross be aware that the Saturday 4:00 (Men A / Masters Men A / Men B) field is nearly at the field limit and expected to sell out. The Masters Men B 35/45 and [...]
Round 2 Pacifica Crossfest...
Allison Mann (Rock N Road) took the elite women’s race and Sid Taberlay (Kenda/H2O Overdrive) took the win in the elite men’s race. Best of luck to Sid as he raced his last SoCalCross race for now and heads back to his homeland of Australia. [...]
DTLA Historic Cyclo-fest kicks off the season!
Photos by Dan Munson! Post your photos on our SoCalCross Flickr Group and SoCalCross videos on YouTube or Vimeo… tag as: “SoCalCross” to win in prizes for the best photo and video of the week! SOCALCROSS KICKS OFF 2011-12 SEASON @LOS ANGELES STATE HISTORIC PARK [...]
Here is the action packed 17-week season from San Diego to San Luis Obispo!
Introducing the CALENDAR FOR THE 2011-12 Southern California Cyclocross SEASON!!! Over 20 races compromise the action packed 17-week season from San Diego to San Luis Obispo including: lots of Prestige Series Races, 2 weekends of four UCI Races, California qualifiers for the end of season [...]
20 weekends of cyclocross action from San Diego to San Luis Obispo including two UCI weekends: Cross After Dark: Spooky Cross Night Race & CXLA: Live at the Greek
20 weekends of cyclocross action from San Diego to San Luis Obispo including two UCI weekends: Cross After Dark: Spooky Cross Night Race & CXLA: Live at the Greek
Now that the cyclocross season is in hybernation for the next 8 months, cyclists find their stride in other facets of cycling including: Road, BMX, Mountain Bike and Triathlon. SoCalCross Prestige and Cross Fever Youth (under 10 years old) Champion Brody McDonald (Omega Bike Shop) [...]
Langtown Super Prestigious Ride & World Championship party wrap up:
Cyclocross season is now complete after today’s Langtown Super Prestigious Ride & World Championship party including a Muddy MTB ride, Best of Awards, and Mini-CX race complete with “pit stop” The Ryan family was recognized for their achievements in cycling… Kendall Ryan off to race [...]
The Showdown Begins Sunday!
Nor Cal vs. So Cal cross showdown ready to roll Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! Hart Park in Bakersfield will be the site for the anticipated throwdown showdown…Nor Cal vs. So Cal in a region take all state Cyclocross championships. The flags are waiving, the beer tent [...]
LATEST SOCALCROSS UPDATE: Coming January 9th 2011!
THE 2011 JANUARY SOCALCROSS FEVER SERIES BEGINS THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 9TH at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut just south of where the 57 meets the 10 freeway. Now in its 3rd season, the Cross Fever Series began as a way to take the cyclocross [...]
The muddiest race perhaps on record in Southern California brings an end to the 2010 Prestige Series
Enjoy these videos from your fellow SoCalCrossers/family/friends! Don’t forget to tag your videos as: “SoCalCross” to live on in infamy! A special video – family project – great job to Isa Ortega for going to her first CX National Championship! Hoorah!!!
Bring your BBQ, Best Brew, Warm portable shower, Bucket and scrub brush! Who's got the hotub???
Hello All, It is going to be a wet race. We expect mud and more mud. We will have bike wash ready at the entrance of the race course, but if you have a scrub brush and bucket or a portable washer of your own [...]
Congratulations to all who braved the cold (relative to SoCal) at the 2010 USA Cycling’s CX National Championships! Special congrats go out to: Alexis Ryan (The TEAM – SoCalCross) Jr Women 17-18 National Champion, Mark Noble (MetalMTN) 2nd place 45-49 men, Bob Llamas (Montrose Bike [...]
Round 14 of the Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross
photo (c) Corey Keizer Pro MTBer Allison Mann wins Elite Women’s CX title photo (c) Pat Benson World Champ MTBer, Brian Lopes wins Elite Men’s CX title! 25 champions were crowned from Juniors to Masters and elite. This holiday race brought a load of cyclocross [...]
WEEKEND WRAP UP & RESULTS
SCPS 12: Dirt Club Cross was blessed in the morning with a short downpour just before the Junior’s race. Suddenly the rain stopped and voila! The rain stopped – the clouds opened up the sky to blue skies and sunshine! It was a great race [...]
Long Beach and Cambria bring new racers and CX pride!
Cyclocross in Southern California is alive! With only 5 weeks to go in the Prestige Series season (2010), a record number of new racers came to Long Beach to ‘try cross’ – and Round 10 hosted by Long Beach’s own cycling club Velo Allegro treated [...]
WEEKEND WRAP UP & RESULTS
Well, we did it. I have never guessed it would happen the way it did, but we pulled off two UCI weeknds in Southern California. A few years ago a small breed of crossers spent the Fall racing and then hanging out and having a [...]
SCPS #9: UCI CYCLOCROSS LA WEEKEND: LIVE AT THE GREEK, 11/6-7th...
SoCalCross Prestige Series takes center stage this weekend bringing you some of the best talent from around the country and the best in California! Join us for this magical weekend in the magical setting of Vermont Canyon at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park.
SOCALCROSS HITS HALFWAY POINT IN THE SERIES FROM THE VINEYARDS TO THE SEA
Don’t miss this weekend’s SoCalCross action as the Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross hits the halfway point of the 2010 season! The Series will put to the test the outer lying regions to build their local communities by hosting races on the same weekend [...]
Sun Oct 24 2010 Start Time: 8:15 AM
Join us Sunday, October 24th for the 2010-11 SoCalCross Prestige Series stop number 6: SLO Cross #1 at El Chorro Regional Park! Racing for all levels! Looking forward to some fun and quality cyclocross racing! All proceeds will go to the San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition and San [...]
Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross is presented by: H2O Overdrive
UCI Elite Racing – Day One Video by Mark Colton/The TEAM SoCalCross SoCalCross Presented by H2O Overdrive Rolls On… Three races down on the SoCalCross Prestige Series Event Calendar. Wow! How exciting it all is. With Krosstober-Fest our first ever UCI C2 Race Weekend in [...]
Latest SoCalCross News!
Southern California UCI Weekend – Kross-toberfest Presented by Focus Bicycles: KROSS-TOBERFEST DAY ONE REPORT: Sat 10.2 Humid temperatures and morning rains brought some mud to Southern California (SoCal) for the first UCI double-header weekend the area has seen in two years. The mud was literally [...]