San Diego Velodrome
in the Morley Field part of historic Balboa Park. From I-5 South, exit Pershing Drive, go east on Pershing; go straight through the stoplights; Pershing curves to the north; at the first left-turn lane, turn left at the entrance marked by signs that say “Velodrome
” (the Balboa Park Golf Course will be on your right); follow signs to the dirt parking lot near the Velodrome. (Thomas Bros., pages 1289 and 1269)Google Map
. After the races, take in the museums, shops, restaurants, fountains, and other pleasures of Balboa Park.
Each race will stage just inside the Velodrome gate, with the start on tarmac transitioning to dirt. From there, the course is a mix of dirt, sand, grass, and gravel. There’s one natural barricade and two artificial barricades on a run-up. On the last lap, riders will roll into the Velodrome and finish on the track.Each lap is approx. 3.3 km (2.1 mi) in length. Races are timed circuits on the course based on category. Race rain or shine, dirt or mud – however, in the event of rain, the finish will be moved off the track.
Race Day registration opens at 7:30am and closes 20 minutes prior to each race category start.
Pre-Registration entry fee is $30.00 for most categories; FREE for juniors. Add $5 for race day entry. Additional race entries are just $5.00 per race (after HIGHER entry fee is paid, except for juniors). Juniors race FREE with valid USA Cycling license. Juniors must pay regular entry fee for category races if NOT entering Junior race. A USA Cycling license is required for all race participants. Annual USAC licenses can be purchased online at: www.USACycling.org or at registration on race day. Cost for USAC annual license is $60 ($30 for Juniors) and expire on 12/31/2011. A One Day license is available with pre-registration or on race day for$10. One Day licensed riders are eligible to race events open to CX Cat 4 racers. USA Cycling national ranking and upgrade points apply.
Event held under USA Cycling Permit. All 2011 USA Cycling and CX rules apply. Event will be heldrain or shine. No refunds. Cyclocross and Mountain Bikes (no bar ends) are welcomed. Bike and wheel c hanges are allowed in the designated pit areas. Riders must wear helmets when on the bike at all times.Riders shall stay on the course or existing trails. Please respect the venue and local residents. No feeds are allowed on course except under discretion of the race officials. Sleeveless jersey/shirts are not allowed in USA Cycling sanctioned events.
Once the winner of the current race has crossed the finish line, riders may pre-ride the course forward of the finish line. At no time should riders cross over the start/finish line unless they are racing, and do not pass any racer in the current race. Once the next race has started, all pre-riders mustwithdraw from the course before the first racer passes them. There should be enough time to complete atleast one lap.
CATEGORIES & UPGRADES:
Detailed information on categories and upgrades can be found at: www.USACycling.org
Don’t sandbag. Upgrade when eligible.
CYCLOCROSS RACING AGE:
A rider’s racing age for the 2011-12 Cyclocross Season is the age they’ll be the year of the CX World Championships which take place in January 28-29, 2012. Therefore, your racing age for the entire cyclocross season running September 2011 through January 2012 is your age as of 12/31/2012.
Youth born 2003 or later. Juniors 10-14 born 1998-2002. Juniors 15-18 born 1994-1997. Masters 35+ born 1977 or earlier; Masters 45+, 1967 or earlier; Masters 55+, 1957 or earlier.
Race results will be posted near the awards area immediately following each race. Please make sure to check your results within the 15 minute posting/protest period or they will be final. Weekly Race Results and Series Standings are posted online at: www.SoCalCross.org