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Lake Casitas is one of Southern California’s premier cyclocross venues! Don’t miss the action-packed weekend with Los Olivos – Saturday, SoCalCross dinner party on Saturday night at the Holiday Inn Express and top it off with amazing views of Lake Casitas and some of the best CX racing SoCal has to offer!
LODGING FOR THE WEEKEND:
Holiday Inn Express – Carpinteria (host hotel for our Saturday night dinner, social, film) 6p-9p
Motel 6 – Carpenteria South (canine housing)
Camping at Lake Casitas
DIRECTIONS: Lake Casitas Recreation Area, Ventura, CA From 101 in Ventura, take HWY 33 toward Ojai. Take left at HWY 150, toward Santa Barbara. Turn left on Santa Ana Road, drive past main entrance. Parking entrance is on the right.
THE COURSE: The 1.9 mile Convert CX course consists of a blend or road, grass, and dirt conditions. Many tight turns, off camber corners, high-speed turns, multiple dismounts, await the riders, all in view of beautiful Lake Casitas. An attempt to blend together Providence RI bowls with Kansas City KS off camber corners, creates a difficult course that allows riders to have some fun at the same time.
THE VENUE: Lake Casitas Recreation Area is a beautiful venue located in Ventura, CA. It is nestled in the rolling foothills of the Los Padres National Forest. The location offers a variety of amenities for families as well as providing an exciting venue for a cyclocross race. Many participants have noted this as one of the best courses in Southern California, as well as one of the most scenic venues.
PARKING: Lake Casitas Recreation Area charges $10 for parking. We will have our own race parking for $5. Follow signs to race parking.
REGISTRATION: Race Day registration is available opens at 8:00am and closes 20 minutes prior to each race category start.
ENTRY FEES: Pre-Registration entry fee is $28.00 (add $7 for race day entry) for all CX categories except, Juniors (10-18 yrs) race Junior race for FREE with USA Cycling license, or purchase one-day license for $10. Juniors must pay regular entry fee for category races if NOT entering Junior race. Additional race entries are just $5.00/per race after higher entry fee is paid.
This is a USA Cycling sanctioned event. A valid 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 12/31/2010. A 2011 license can be purchased starting 12/1/2010. A One-Day license is available with pre-registration or on race day for $10. One Day licensed riders are eligible to race CX4 level events including Masters categories: Women 35+, 45+, Men 35+ 3/4, Men 45+ and 55+.
RULES: Event held under USA Cycling Permit. All 2011 USA Cycling and CX rules apply. Event will be held rain or shine, no refunds. Cyclocross and Mountain Bikes (no bar ends) are welcomed. Bike and wheel changes 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. No feeds are allowed on course except under discretion of the race officials. Sleeveless jersey/shirts are not allowed.
Warming up on the Course Once the last rider has crossed the line in the current active wave, the officials will allow riders to “pre-ride” the course so they can become familiar with route. Once the next race has started, they need to withdraw from the course before the first rider passes them. There should be enough time for them to complete one lap. As in the past, these riders cannot cross the finish line.
CYCLOCROSS RACING AGE: A rider’s racing age for the 2010-11 Cyclocross Season is the ‘racing age’ they’ll be the year of the CX World Championships which take place in January 30-31, 2011. Therefore your racing age for the entire cyclocross season running September 2010 through January 2011 is based on your age as of 12/31/2011.
RESULTS: 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