Race 5: Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Gibson Ranch Park

Gibson Ranch Park is an amazing venue on the Sacramento Cyclocross calendar. It's a massive park with rolling grassy hills and one of the more technical hillsides of the season is a 'crossers paradise. We have so much fun there, we decided to just make this year a double-header weekend!

Directions to the Race

  • Gibson Ranch Park, Elverta

Getting There
Gibson Ranch Park is located in Elverta, north of Sacramento.
Address to use for directions: 8556 Gibson Ranch Park Rd, Elverta, CA 95626

Parking
PLEASE NOTE: Parking is $5 per car. Once you pass the guard shack, follow the signs to Picnic Area #3.

What can families do?
There is a playground close to the start/finish line. The race course circles around Gibson Lake which is stocked with catfish and trout. The park is also home to ducks, horses, geese, pigs, cows, chickens and even llamas! If hiking is your thing, the Park Loop trail makes a scenic 3-mile trek around the entire perimeter of Gibson Ranch Park, or you can hike along the 2-mile Dry Creek trail.

What is there to eat?
El Fira will have their wood-fired oven out at this race, and will be serving wood fired pizzas, and other delictable foods.


Will there be beer?
Why yes... yes there will! Enjoy fresh, local, craft beer from Yolo Brewing Company.

Course preview: https://youtu.be/mCVkJ0bCku8

Course length: 1.9

Elevation gain per lap: 150 feet

Course direction: Clockwise

Bibs:

Course description: The Gibson Ranch course gets a fast pavement start before diving off into grassy rolling hills. Steady climbs are met with rewarding descents and fast turns before dropping down onto the old horse racing track. Once off the track we hit up the hillside for some technical work and a drop down into the creek for a natural barrier climb out.

Race support: Pete Tipshus, owner of Happy Trails Mechanical Support and long-time supporter of Sacramento Cyclocross, will be out at this race if you have a last-minute bike crisis. If you take advantage of his help, please send a little love his way since he donates his time, skills and supplies to support our races.

Course Map

Categories, Start Times and Prizes

Start Time Category Prizes Length
9:30 am C Men   30 min
9:30 am Junior Men 15-18   30 min
9:30 am Open Master Men 60+   30 min
9:30 am Master C Men 35+   30 min
9:30 am Master C Men 45+   30 min
9:30 am Master C Men 55+   30 min
9:30 am Junior Men 10-14   30 min
 
10:15 am C Women   30 min
10:15 am C Women 40+   30 min
10:15 am Single Speed Women   30 min
10:15 am Junior Women 15-18   30 min
10:15 am Junior Women 10-14   30 min
 
11:00 am Master A Men 35+   45 min
11:00 am Master A Men 45+   45 min
11:00 am Master A Men 55+   45 min
11:00 am B Men   45 min
11:00 am Single Speed B   45 min
 
12:00 pm Kids Race - 9 and under Free! - Register on race day. 1 modified lap.
 
12:30 pm Elite A Women   45 min
12:30 pm Master A Women 35+   45 min
12:30 pm Open Master Women 50+   45 min
12:30 pm B Women   45 min
 
1:30 pm Master B Men 35+   45 min
1:30 pm Master B Men 45+   45 min
1:30 pm Master B Men 50+   45 min
1:30 pm Master B Men 55+   45 min
 
2:30 pm Elite Men A   60 min
2:30 pm Open Single Speed   60 min
 

Prices and Series Information


The series championship will use your six best races out of the eight race series.

You will be issued a reusable RFID chip for the entire season. A $20 deposit will be added to your first race, and is fully refundable when you return the chip at the end of the season.

Online pre-registration will close on Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm.

When you pre-register online, you do not sign-up for a specific race. Instead, purchase race credtis that allow you to come to any Sacramento Cyclocross race this season... no transfer fees! The more credits you buy at one time, the more you save.

If you lose your bib number and/or RFID chip, it is a $5 replacement fee (plus an additional $20 chip deposit). Race credits expire at the end of the season, and are not transferable to another racer. No refunds.

Adult Prices

Walk-up registration is $35*.
Race another class on the same day for $10.

Save up to 25% by registering online! Decide how many races you can come to, then register for that number of race credits. You do not need to tell us in advance which race(s) you plan on coming to.
# of Race Credits Total Price* Amount Saved
1 Race Credit $30 Save $5
2 Race Credits $60 Save $10
3 Race Credits $89 Save $16
4 Race Credits $117 Save $23
5 Race Credits $145 Save $30
6 Race Credits $172 Save $38
7 Race Credits $199 Save $46
8 Race Credits $210 Save $70
* Does not include the $20 deposit for your reusable RFID chip at your first race. The deposit is fully refundable at the end of your season.

Junior Prices (for the four junior classes)

The Junior classes are sponsored by Mike's Bikes this season! Thanks to their generosity and support, all Juniors ages 18 & under can race in a Juniors category for free this season.
# of Races You
Register for Online
Total Price* Amount Saved
1 Race $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
2 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
3 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
4 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
5 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
6 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
7 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
8 Races $0* 100% thanks to Mike's Bikes
* Does not include the $20 deposit for your reusable RFID chip at your first race. The deposit is fully refundable at the end of your season.

Shop Sponsor

Victory Velo is providing full support for this race. Please show them your love!



Venue Partner

Thanks to Gibson Ranch Park for allowing us to play!