Race #18: 2011-12 Southern California PRESTIGE SERIES of Cyclocross

Presented by:

www.SoCalCross.org

Held under USAC permit: 2011-3892:

SANTA CROSS day 2! Sunday December 18th @GRIFFITH PARK
SoCalCross Prestige Series Race #18 & USA Cycling National Rankings & Upgrade Points Race
Benefiting… City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks, Boys & Girls Club LA, LA County Animal Shelter, Friends of Griffith Park Thank you to our Series sponsors…

START TIMES
8:30AM 9:00A 9:01A 9:02A 9:45A 9:45A 9:47A 10:40A 10:41A 10:42A 11:30A 11:30A 11:31A 11:32A 12:30P 12:31P 12:32P 1:15P 1:20P 1:30P 1:31P 2:20P 2:30P

SUNDAY 12/18 - WAVE/CATEGORIES
BEGINNER’S CX CLINIC *Jr. Boys 10-14; 15-18; *Jr. Girls 10-14; 15-18;
*Race together scored separately.

DURATION

PRIZELIST

Pre-Reg Entry Fee
Add $5 - Race Day Add $5 - 2ND Race FREE

30 min One Lap 40 min 40 min 40 min 35 min 35 min 35 min 1 hour loop 45 min 45 min 45 min 40 min 40 min 40 min Short laps Short laps 40 min 40 min Short Laps 60 min

Top 3 – Prizes/Cat Awards to ALL Top 3 – Prizes Top 3 – Prizes Top 3 – Prizes Top 3 – Prizes Top 3 – Prizes Top 3 –Prizes Top 3 –Prizes Top 3 –Prizes Top 3 –Prizes Top 3 –Prizes Top 3 –Prizes Top 3 –Prizes Top 3 – Awards Awards to all! Top 5 – $300 Top 3 – Prizes/Cat Top 3 –Medals Teams of 2-4 Top 5 – $300 Top 3 – Prizes/Cat

FREE with USAC license FREE $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $20.00 $30.00 $20.00 FREE $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $5/dog donation FREE $30.00 $30.00 $5/rider donation $30.00

YOUTH UNDER 10 Masters Men B: 35+ CX 3/4 Masters Men B: 45+ CX 3/4 Masters Men 55+: CX1-4 Men C: CX4 - Beginner *Not eligible for Series Points. Masters Women 35+; 45+ Women C: CX4 – Beginner *Not eligible for Series Points. SANTA CROSS A ROAD RIDE AROUND THE PARK Masters Men A: 35+: CX 1-4 Masters Men A 45+: CX 1-4 Men B: CX3; CX4 Single Speed Men A: CX1-4 Single Speed Men B: CX3/4 Single Speed Women: CX1-4 DOGGIE CROSS! HOLIDAY COSTUME CROSS RACE KIDS HOLIDAY COSTUME CROSS RACE Elite Women A: CX 1-4; U23 CX 1-4 Women B: CX 3/4 HOLIDAY COSTUME RELAY RACE & BIKE PARADE Elite Men A: CX 1-4; U23 CX 1-4
*Race together for prizelist. Scored separate for Series Points.

Google Map: Griffith Park - Vermont Canyon Park/Greek Theatre: 2700 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From Golden St Frwy (5) exit Los Feliz Blvd head West on Los Feliz, turn Right (North) at Vermont Ave continue to Vermont Canyon. Follow signs to race parking. You can’t miss it. From the Santa Monica Frwy (10) Vermont Ave exit, head North on Vermont, which leads into Griffith Park. From the Hollywood Frwy (101) Northbound to the Vermont Ave exit, North on Vermont, follow it to the park. From the Hollywood Frwy (101) Southbound to the Vine Street exit. Go straight under the underpass, you will be going East on Franklin. Turn left on Western and follow it around as it becomes Los Feliz. Turn left on Vermont and follow it to the park. ABOUT THE COURSE: This event will be held in the largest and most popular park in the City of Los Angeles - Griffith Park has many amazing features and this UCI level demanding course would be a great spectacle with its visibility in the heart of Vermont Canyon sitting next to the historic Greek Theatre and just below the Griffith Park Observatory. Course features include: a slightly uphill paved straightaway start/finish and is comprised of 75% grass, 10 % pavement, and 15% dirt. This 2.5 km course begins with a 150 meter pavement section then turns to dirt and turns left into the grass meandering through the park. It includes one double barrier section, sand pit and one stairs section. There will be a double pit (2-way) location in the center of the course, splitting the midway points in each direction of the course. It will include a bike wash station for races in progress. An auxiliary wash will be located in the bike pit as needed and near the south end of parking lot. First Aid-Medical will be located adjacent to the start grid. COURSE IS OPEN FOR RIDER INSPECTION 8:30am on race day. REGISTRATION: Online registration available at: www.socalcross.org/register for details. Online registration closes Thursday December 16th at 11:59PM (Pacific). Race Day registration opens 2 hours prior to race category start and closes 20 minutes prior to race category start. 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. A 2012 license can be purchased starting 12/1/2011. Cost for USAC annual license is $60 ($30 for Juniors) and expire on 12/31/2012. 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 CX4 riders including Masters categories. ENTRY FEES: *$5.00 2nd race pricing applies after HIGHER entry fee is paid except Juniors. C: Beginner Pre-reg Race Day $20 $25 Junior Race $10 $15 Youth Under 10 race Free Free All Others $30 $35 2nd Race $5 $5

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. 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. 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. Please enter the course just past the finish line and do not pass or enter in front of riders who are still racing on the course. As in the past, while pre-riding do not cross the finish line while the timing system is running and do not pass active racers on course. There will always be enough time to complete one lap before the next race starts. Once the next race has started, warming up on the course is not allowed. CATEGORIES & UPGRADES: Detailed information on categories and upgrades can be found at www.USACycling.org As a general rule, Road and MTB riders who race Cyclocross should be racing in categories as listed below – you may request automatic upgrades based on road/MTB category from USA Cycling. The Prestige Series discourages sandbagging. Please upgrade when eligible. CX Cat 1 Road: Pro/Cat 1 MTB: Pro CX Cat 2 Road: Cat 2 MTB: Cat 1 CX Cat 3 Road: Cat 3 MTB: Cat 2 CX Cat 4 Road: Cat 4/5 MTB: Cat 3 One Day License

CYCLOCROSS RACING AGE: A rider’s racing age for the 2011-12 Cyclocross Season is the 'racing age' they’ll be the year of the CX World Championships which take place in January 28-29, 2012 Your racing age for the entire cyclocross season running September 2011 through January 2012 is your age as of 12/31/2012. RESULTS: Race results will be posted near the awards area immediately following each race. Please make sure to check your results within the 15minute posting/protest period or they will be final. Online results at: www.SoCalCross.org

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