• Returning your RFID chip

    Attention 2016 Sacramento Cyclocross racers! Please return your RFID chip by March 1, 2017 for a full refund.

    You (or anyone you designate) can bring it to the awards party on December 18 and get a $20 bill back. Or you can mail the chip to:

    TimeYourRace
    2201 Francisco Drive
    Suite 140-240
    El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

    Note: If you want to throw some stamps on an envelope, we've been advised that 5 stamps should do the trick! Please wrap the chip in newspaper, or tape it to a bigger piece of paper. We've had envelopes rip open and the chips never arrive when they're not padded.

    Please include either a.) the email address tied to your PayPal account, or b.) a self-addressed, stamped envelope so we can mail your refund. It does not matter how you originally paid the deposit, we can refund you whichever way is easiest.

    Also please note that your chip was programmed specifically for the 2016 Sacramento Cyclocross series, and will not work at any other race until it is re-programmed.

  • Website for Cyclocross Newbies

    We just created a new website for people that aren't familiar with the sport of cyclocross. Check it out at:

    www.whatiscyclocross.com

    It lists where we have upcoming races, and some of the reason why cyclocross is awesome, including: handups, beer gardens, free kids races, mud, barriers, and close by venues.

  • NCNCA Cyclocross District Championship

    We are excited to announce that we will be hosting the 2016 Northern California Nevada Cycling Association (NCNCA) Cyclocross District Championship at Gibson Ranch Park on Sunday, December 11, 2016. It will be held the day after the final race of the Sacramento Cyclocross season, and promises to be an awesome double-header weekend of muddy goodness at one of Northern California's greatest cyclocross venues.

    Learn more on the District Champs webpage.

  • The 2016 season has four new venues, including two former golf courses

    Cyclocross Clinics on September 10th and 11th!
    Get ready for the 2016 CX season at a skills clinic hosted by Sacramento Cyclocross Race Director, Clint Claassen.
    Clint and two USA Cycling certified CX coaches from Bell Coaching will go over on-the-bike skills and drills, bike handling, equipment selection, dealing with weather, and tips to avoid common mistakes.
    Clinics are 9am - 3pm, and cost $40 for either day. 
    Max of 45 participants each day. Lunch is included.
    Register Now

    Race # Date Location City Supported by
    Saturday, October 8, 2016 Johnson Springview Park Rocklin Roseville Cyclery
    Sunday, October 9, 2016 Rocklin Golf Club Rocklin  
    Sunday, October 23, 2016 LangeTwins Winery Acampo Kinetic Cycles
    Sunday, October 30, 2016 Auburn Regional Park Auburn Victory Velo
    Sunday, November 6, 2016 Lembi Park Folsom Folsom Bike
    Sunday, November 20, 2016 Bass Lake Golf Course Rescue  
    Saturday, December 3, 2016 Miller Park Sacramento  
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 Gibson Ranch Park Elverta Team City and City Bicycle Works
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 Yolo Brewing Company West Sacramento  

  • An Open Letter to the SacCX Community

    June 1, 2016

    Dear SacCXers,

    For the past two years, it's been our privilege to coordinate the Sacramento Cyclocross series. It's been an insane amount of work but it's been more than worth it as we personally meet more and more racers, and hear positive feedback about the roll SacCX plays in people's lives.

    And during this time, we've come to understand that we serve an incredibly diverse group of athletes.

    SacCX has long been a grassroots series that encourages newcomers to come give it a try and discover what the sport has to offer. We love hearing stories about people who stumbled upon our weekend mayhem... and were instantly hooked. This series is not only a place to race bikes, challenge ourselves, and grab celery handups... but a place to gather together and have fun with an amazing community of people.

    The greater Sacramento area is also home to many exceptionally gifted cyclocross racers who pour their hearts, souls, time, energy and talents into competing on the state, national, and even the international CX stage. We are humbled and grateful when they choose to race SacCX and we want to do all we can to support their cycling careers.

    As many of you know, Cyclocross National Championships will be coming to Reno in January 2018 and this is the first time in 16 years that it will be near Sacramento. SacCXers are being presented with a unique opportunity to make a strong showing on the National stage, right here in our own backyard. In order to compete at this level, our local racers need races that are sanctioned through USA Cycling, thus providing them upgrade points... and eventually, callup points.

    These two racer profiles are about as opposite as it gets yet we feel it's important that we support both types. To this effort, we're excited to announce that all eight Sacramento Cyclocross races in 2016 will offer "split days" of both grassroots and USA Cycling sanctioned racing.

    Start Time Category Length USAC Categories
    9:00 am Men C 30 min No USAC license needed
    9:00 am Men C 35+ 30 min No USAC license needed
    9:00 am Men C 45+ 30 min No USAC license needed
    9:00 am Men C 55+ 30 min No USAC license needed
    9:00 am Open 60+ 30 min No USAC license needed
     
    9:45 am Men B 45 min No USAC license needed
    9:45 am Men B 35+ 45 min No USAC license needed
    9:45 am Men B 45+ 45 min No USAC license needed
    9:45 am Men B 55+ 45 min No USAC license needed
    9:45 am Single Speed B 45 min No USAC license needed
     
    10:45 am Women B 45 min No USAC license needed
    10:45 am Women C 39- 30 min No USAC license needed
    10:45 am Women C 40+ 30 min No USAC license needed
     
    11:45 am Kids Race - 9 and under Free! - Register on race day. 1 modified lap.
     
    12:15 pm Junior Men 15 - 18 25 min  All categories
    12:15 pm Junior Women 15 - 18 25 min  All categories
    12:15 pm Junior Men 10 - 14 25 min  All categories
    12:15 pm Junior Women 10 - 14 25 min  All categories
     
    1:00 pm Women A 45 min  Cat 1, 2, 3, 4
    1:00 pm Women A 35+ 45 min  Cat 1, 2, 3, 4
     
    2:00 pm Men B 45 min  Cat 3, 4, 5
    2:00 pm Men B 35+ 45 min  Cat 3, 4, 5
    2:00 pm Men B 45+ 45 min  Cat 3, 4, 5
    2:00 pm Open 55+ 45 min  Cat 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
     
    3:00 pm Elite Men A 60 min  Cat 1, 2, 3
    3:00 pm Single Speed A 60 min  Cat 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    3:00 pm Men A 35+ 60 min  Cat 1, 2, 3
    3:00 pm Men A 45+ 60 min  Cat 1, 2, 3
     

    Our morning C and B races will NOT be affiliated with USA Cycling.

    Our afternoon A, B and Junior races WILL be permitted through USA Cycling, allowing racers to accumulate USAC upgrade points.

    On Monday, June 6th, we will begin releasing the dates and locations of the 2016 season. Each weekday, from Monday, June 6th until Wednesday, June 15th, go to the Sacramento Cyclocross Facebook page at 9:00 am. We'll post the date of the next race, and a picture of the venue. Everyone who correctly guesses where the race venue will automatically be entered to win a free race entry to that race. The location and the winner will be revealed each afternoon at 3:00 pm. If you don't feel like checking social media each day, hang tight and we'll email the final race schedule everyone on Wednesday, June 15th.

    We always welcome new ideas and constructive feedback, so please don't ever hesitate to contact us with your thoughts. Many thanks to everyone who comes out and makes cyclocross such a unique, fun sport... we can't wait to see you in the Fall!


    Best,

    Clint and Jennifer Claassen
    Sacramento Cyclocross Series Coordinators
    clint@timeyourrace.com and jennifer@timeyourrace.com

  • Returning your RFID chip

    If you are not able to make it to the last race of the season, please return your RFID chip by March 1, 2016 for a full refund.

    You (or anyone you designate) can bring it to Race #8 on December 13, or the awards party on December 19 and get a $20 bill back. Or you can mail the chip to:

    TimeYourRace
    2201 Francisco Drive
    Suite 140-240
    El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

    Note: If you want to throw some stamps on an envelope, we've been advised that 5 stamps should do the trick! Please wrap the chip in newspaper, or tape it to a bigger piece of paper. We've had envelopes rip open and the chips never arrive when they're not padded.

    Please include either a.) the email address tied to your PayPal account, or b.) a self-addressed, stamped envelope so we can mail your refund. It does not matter how you originally paid the deposit, we can refund you whichever way is easiest.

    Also please note that your chip was programmed specifically for the 2015 Sacramento Cyclocross series, and will not work at any other race until it is re-programmed.

  • Share a photo with the tag #saccxhalloween

    On Halloween, during Race #4 at Lakeside Church, share a photo with the tag #saccxhalloween on Facebook or Instagram, and we'll give the best/funnest/most clever shot a prize package of Michael David Winery wine, Yolo Brewing Company beer, and a Brush-x!

  • Cyclocross clinic on August 29, presented by Bell Coaching

    Looking to tune up your skills before the season starts? New to CX (that's short for cyclocross!) and aren't sure where to even start? We have the answer for you!

    Bell Coaching is a huge supporter of Sacramento Cyclocross, and their USAC certified coaches are putting on a clinic on Saturday, August 29th at Gibson Ranch Park... the same location as Race #6 of the 2015 Sacramento Cyclocross series.

    Topics will include on-the-bike cyclocross skills and drills, bike handling in a variety of conditions, equipment selection and set up, dealing with weather, and tips on how to avoid common mistakes. They even include lunch!

    Learn more about Bell Coaching at: www.bellcoachingservices.com.
    Register for the clinic at: http://cyclocross-skills-clinic.eventbrite.com.

  • Yolo Brewing Company Discount for SacCXers


    Yolo Brewing Company is offering SacCXers a discount for their online store at www.yolobrew.com. If you need a gift for your beer-loving Valentine, check-out their Personal Brewery Package or get a some of their delicious craft brews. Offer is good through February 22nd.

    Enter the code SCX15FEB at checkout to receive the discount.

  • End-of-the-Season Package Deal is now on sale!

    The end-of-the-season celebration will be held at Yolo Brewing Company. They have been showering our podium winners with growlers, bottles and glasses all season. Now we get to come together, celebrate a fun season of racing, and crown our series champions right in their brewery.

    We are offering a limited number of package deals that include:

    • Sacramento Cyclocross / Yolo Brewing Company pilsner glass
    • Food truck ticket
    • Beer (or non-alcoholic beverage) ticket
    • Raffle ticket
       

    The first 150 packages are $15 each.
    The next 200 packages are $20 each.
    After that we're sold out. If we happen to have any leftover, they will be sold at the door for $25 each.

  • Air Medical Transport Discount for SacCXers

    As part of their sponsorship of Sacramento Cyclocross, REACH Air Medical Services if offering a discounted membership to all racers. Get air medical transport coverage for everyone in your household; coverage in 28 states for an entire year is just $55... no deductible. If you spend much time riding on the road next to cars, or out exploring trails in the hills, this might be something that's worth it to your family.
    Learn more and sign-up online. Track code: 13514 and Plan code: 8402

  • Support for District Championships

    We have a lot of exciting things coming for Race #6 / NCNCA District Championships! REACH Air Medical Services has stepped up to sponsor the Elite class cash payouts. They're also offering ALL racers a discount on their membership.

    Specialized Crux demo bikes will be available at the race. Stop by Kinetic Cycles this week to reserve your size.

    And with the super-muddy conditions, we're bringing out SRAM neutral support with mechanic, bikes and wheels in the pits to keep you going.

  • The Food is Coming to Us

    We have made arrangements to have food at every Sacramento Cyclocross race for the remainder of the season! Here's where the grub will be coming from:

  • Sacramento Cyclocross series jersey and shorts

    The 2014 Sacramento Cyclocross series jersey and shorts are now available in the Voler store. Many thanks to the folks at Voler for working with us to come up with an awesome, classy jersey for the season. Series winners will receive a winners jersey courtesy of Voler. Order yours now and it will ship in seven days!

  • Yolo Brewing Company

    Local craft brewerer Yolo Brewing Company has stepped up in a major way this season to sponsor the entire series! With Yolo Brewing Company's season-long partnership, SacCX has some awesome (and great tasting!) podium prizes for all non-junior winners throughout the series:

    • 1st Place: Yolo Brewing Company growler... with voucher for 64 oz fill!
    • 2nd Place: A 22 oz bottle of brewery fresh #yolobrew craft beer
    • 3rd Place: Yolo Brewing Company pint glass


    In addition to podium prizes, Yolo Brewing Company will host the end-of-the-season awards party on January 18th, the day after our race through Historic Old Sacramento. The Series Awards will have entertainment, raffle giveaways, food trucks, and of course... great beer.

  • Online registration is now open

    Register online and save money on the whole season! Registration works a little differently this year, but our goal is to give people the flexibility to come to any race... and still save money by signing up in advance. Click on the button below to learn more and register today.

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  • Awesome shirts for die-hard cyclocross fans!



    We have men's and women's sizes, small - extra large. One shirt is $12 and two shirts are $20. Look for them at registration every race!

  • Final race of the season brings the series home

    Our final race of the season will be in Historic Old Sacramento. Talk about bringing the Sacramento Cyclocross series home! We'll take racers up onto the boardwalk, through the train depot, down to the bike path along the river, and we will close down part of Front Street to finish on the cobblestone road. Stay up-to-date on the Race 8 webpage.

  • NCNCA District Championship is approved

    It's official! Race 6 at Lange Twins will also be the Northern California Nevada Cycling Association (NCNCA) District CHAMPIONSHIP! We had many requested to permit the entire series through USAC so people could earn points towards nationals. We had many other requests to keep the series "grassroots" and remain independent of USAC. So now we have the best of both worlds! More information is on the race page, and we have to give a big thanks to Kinetic Cycles for helping us pull this off.

  • Race 5 is on Sunday

    The race at Miller Park will stay on the same weekend, but has been shifted from Saturday to Sunday, December 7. See you there!

  • Race 1 is Approved, but Moved Back a Week

    Orangevale Park has been confirmed! We have to move it back a week to October 12, but we're excited to start the season with a bang at one of the favorite venues from last year. Folsom Bike has offered to be our shop support for this race and we're grateful for their help!

  • Race 5 Permit is Approved

    We just met with the City of Sacramento, and they gave us the thumbs-up for Race 5 at Miller Park! We're closing off a whole section of the Marina and this awesome course will run alongside the Sacramento River. It's a gorgeous venue right near the heart of the city... you won't want to miss it!

  • New Website is Live

    The new SacCX website is live! Stay tuned as we finalize the race venues and add more information to each race. We will summarize all of our updates on "All The Latest" page.

  • Venue for Race 7 is Confirmed

    We've confirmed our 2nd "destination" venue! Race 7 will take you up to Mill View Ranch at Apple Hill. They have plenty of delicious offerings from the bakery and cafe in the morning, then BBQ and massive pies for refueling after you flog yourself on a twisty course that winds through an old Christmas tree farm, an orchard and a vineyard. Families can cheer on racers from the wraparound porch that overlooks the entire course (as well as the valley!). Big thanks to Team Cycle and T's Cycle Cafe for supporting this race!

  • Eight Race Series

    The 2014 series will feature eight races, beginning in October 2014 and ending in January 2015.
    The series championship will be each racer's six best races.