Join the SoCalCross Prestige Series for Round 7 (race of the 2010-11 season. The Kalyra Winery will be the first time venue for cyclocross and invites everyone to take a tour while they are there.
COURSE: Course is a 3.5k circuit through the Kalyra Winery Vineyard. It has rolling hills as well as one steep climb at the finish of each lap. The course is completely off-road and will have no traffic. Start and finish will be at the large metal arches. Neutral support will be available before each race and two wheel pit areas will be available near the start/finish area. (See course map). This will be a CHIP TIMED event. Lap times will be recorded and included in the results the day after the event.
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 101, take SR 246 east through Solvang to Refugio Road, turn right (south) and go approximately 1 mile to the entrance of the winery. From SR 154, take SR 246 west approximately 2.5 miles to Refugio Road, turn left (south) and go approximately 1 mile to the entrance of the winery.
CYCLING LICENSE FEE: A USA Cycling license is not required for race participants at this event of the Series. However, the event will still use the typical USA Cycling / CX Categories (Cat 1-4) for race divisions (Proof of Cat level is still required). New riders without proof of Category will only be able to participate in the CX Cat 4 level events including Masters Categories: Women 35+, 45+, Men 35+ 3/4, Men 45+ and 55+.
RULES: All 2010 American Bicycle Racing and CX rules apply and will be enforced. The event will be held rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds. Cyclocross and Mountain Bikes (no bar ends) are best. Bike and wheel changes and water feeds are allowed in the designated pit areas. Riders must wear helmets at all times when on a bike. Riders shall stay on the course or existing trails. Please respect the venue and property owners who are allowing us to use the vineyard for this very unique race. Also, do not preview or warm up on the course while a race is in progress . Please show up early with plenty of time in between race waves to get on the course.
WHAT IS YOUR CYCLOCROSS RACING AGE? CX World Championships take place in January 30-31, 2011 and the official end of the cyclocross season. Therefore, your racing age for the entire season 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 Overall Series Standings are posted online at: www.SoCalCross.org and www.SBTiming.com.
POST-RACE BBQ: Stick around after your race for the Kalyra Post Race BBQ serving world-famous Santa Barbara Tri-Tip!!! Just present your race number for your race discount and to claim your complimentary wine tasting. Bring your family and friends.
Australian-born winemaker Mike Brown is the owner and winemaker of this winery, which is a bit out of character from the other wineries in the region. The unusual name of Kalyra is an aborigine term that means“ a wild and pleasant place.” The winery offers up a fare of Australian wines under the Brown label. The grapes actually come from Australia for these wines. The other two lines of wines are from selected vineyards in the Santa Barbara wine region. The winery also produces several interesting and very good dessert wines. Kalyra is located off Refugio Road just a short distance from Sunstone.
Tasting Room Hours: Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm
Phone: (805) 693-8864, email: email@example.com Kalyra