Thursday, October 26, 2006

Surf City #2 Map and Preview

Sabine released a map and preview for this weekend's race:

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Inaugural White Hill Middle School Cyclo-Cross Race Set for Saturday in

Organizers for the first ever White Hill Middle School Cyclo-Cross race
are optimistic about Saturday's event in Fairfax. In addition to the
regular event categories (A, B, C, etc) a kids race is also scheduled
for 1 PM. All proceeds from the race are being donated to White Hill
Middle School to help them fund programs like the arts, and P.E. which
often get short changed in today's world of tightening budgets. Race
organizer, Brian Bruckner, of Big Swingin' Cycles, in San Francisco, is
hopeful that the event will turn into a "Legacy" that will improve and
grow in the coming years. "Cyclists we've spoken to in San Francisco,
and Marin are very excited to have a new venue for Cyclo-Cross racing
right in our backyard, there is a tremendous "buzz" in the air" says
Bruckner. In addition to the race, there will be an expo with
merchandise, including Cannondale bicycle company.

Registration for the event is available at, or at the event
on Saturday. First race is at 9 AM. For additional information,
contact Big Swingin' Cycles at

Last Surf City Clinic Saturday!

This Saturday, October 28th, is your last chance to participate in a 2006 Surf City clinic.

Confirmed instructors for next weekend are:

Ben Jacques-Maynes
Stella Carey
Carmen D'Aluisio
Barb Howe

And still others special guest instructors might show up!

Clinic instruction is held at Watsonville Fairgrounds at 10:00. You will learn to race with grace, and get a chance to practice on the course used in the next day's race.

Clinic cost is only $20 and includes a yummy Miss Mary lunch and, of course, free flair!!

All levels of riders will be accomodated, but beginners are especially encouraged to attend.
all attendees will be entered into a drawing to win one of two $50 Sheila Moon gift certifictates (have you seen her new wool pull overs? to die for!!)

More info on our cyclocross clinics are here

Preregistration is available here (you just have to scroll down to the bottom of the page)

And feel free to email if you need more info!


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Pilarcitos #2 PR - Candlestick News

Pilarcitos CycleSports
732 Fairfield Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 302-6310

The 49’ers are taking a breather this weekend, leaving Candlestick Point State Recreation area open for Round 2 of the Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross Series, presented by Accelerade – and we intend to fill the parking spaces with ‘cross fans instead of grid iron fans.

Extended weather reports expect – sun, sun, and more sun. There will be no standing water on the course, except for the dusty locations of barricades and a couple downhills that last year raised a cloud of chaff. Our staff will be on hand with their orange 5-gallon thermos jugs to periodically throw a water layer onto the sand and keep that haze at bay.

And we’re adding our 2nd Ritchey Neutral Wheels tent to the course – 2 locations to stop for a spare and get back into the race. As always, riders can stash their own spare wheels and bikes anywhere on the course except inside the Start/Finish zone.

Just released on both Pilarcitos and Roaring Mouse websites are the 2006 Team results in the “Roaring Mouse Team Competie” and with a Round 1 lead – it’s HRS/Rocklobster with a 1 point margin over the Sycip gang. Check here for the news: Final award will be made at District Championships at CCCP on December 3rd and consists of the most fabulous prize possible – Bragging Rights until the 2007 season! Take it with you to Providence!

And speaking of awards – we are finalizing our packages to the 14 different categories in this year’s BASP series, presented by Accelerade and are pleased to announce some headline packages going to the winners of the following categories:

Men, Category “C” – a 2006 Bianchi “Axis” cyclocross bicycle – from the Celeste people themselves – Bianchi USA

Women, Category “C” – a 2006 Felt F1X cyclocross bicycle – from Roaring Mouse Cycles and Felt

Master Men, 35+ “A” – a Ritchey WCS wheelset from Ritchey logic, and the best handmade Dugast tires from Dick and retiring-from-business Eurocycling Imports

Master Men, 35+ “B” – a Cannondale CAAD 9 frameset from Big Swingin’ Cycles of San Francisco

Men Cateogry "A" have added nearly $400 to their series prize package with a hefty turnout at Hellyer Park - and just think of Noble, Hernandez, and Funke - all Masters racers - getting the 1st row call up in front of some of the Big Kahunas who were in Gloucester (pronounced "Glow-cester", right?) and missed Hellyer. It's going to be a sweet start.

The Pilarcitos Emporium will be open for business this weekend and will have new
BASP T-shirts (3 different shirt colors – black, red, and white), hoodie sweatshirts, for the “Hooskie-twoski-brewski” fans BASP pint glasses, and bells – you gotta have bells. Sheila Moon caps are on the way and they are GORGEOUS and we will have in time for Round 3 Sheila Moon Women’s T’s in full BASP regalia. And on the Pilarcitos Bistro Menu - Chili Frito pie returns to the menu. We have all electrical generators working full steam so there WILL BE COFFEE in the morning.

And from our reg. Crew – how many competitors from Round 1 can put their hands on their series number? Start digging in the laundry pile and bring it to all BASP Series events.

Tom & Alec – Pilarcitos Cyclesports
(650) 302-6310

Grass on the Menu for Sac #5

his week the Sacramento series visits Rancho Seco Park. This new location promises to be a great venue for racing. Rich Maile has been working hard with the Women's Ventana USA Mountain Bike Team to develop a flowing course that will be on grass 70% of the time...(read more here).

Friday, October 13, 2006

Fresno Fall/Winter Cyclocross & MTB Series

Oct. 8, 2006

Local Fresno company SPORTMOBILE, one of the industry’s leaders in converting Ford, Chevy/GM and Dodge vans into luxurious travel homes has signed on as the title sponsor of the Fresno Cyclocross & MTB Fall/Winter Series this year. The custom manufacturer has additional plants in Austin, TX and Huntington, IN and a comprehensive website at

As of Oct.7, 2006 the series will be known as the SPORTSMOBILE Fresno Cyclocross & MTB Fall/Winter Series at Woodward Park. Other local merchants committed to the series are returning sponsors Tri=Sport Bicycles, Stephen’s Bicycles, Herb Bauer Cycling, Voler Team Apparel, Five Step Carpet Care and RPE Machine Works and first year supporters Rutter Armey Inc. and Curtis’ House of Poker/Pool.

Coming this weekend will be the first of our 11 races in this years series. We start with our HerbBauer Cycling TT, “Mountain Bike Time Trial”, on Saturday Oct. 14 with registration open at 3pm and racing at 4pm at Woodward Park. Two weeks later on Sunday Oct 29 we open our cyclocross series with round #1 of the Steven’s CX Series in the morning and race #2 of the HerbBauer Cycling TT in the afternoon. The Tri-Sport ST,(Shorttrack) will begin on Nov. 19th. Cyclocross racing is open to All Bikes!!! The Free Kids Race returns for this event with fun and medals for all entries. For more information on the SPORTSMOBILE Fresno Cyclocross & MTB Fall/Winter Series go to

JP Sickler
Sick Promotions

Check them out at:

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Pilarcitos District Championships Announced for Dec. 3rd at CCCP!

Pilarcitos CycleSports
732 Fairfield Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 302-6310

District Championships Are Coming to CCCP!

Pilarcitos Cyclesports is proud to announce the 2006 Northern California/Nevada cyclocross championships will be held on Sunday, December 3 at one of our favorite courses – Coyote Point in San Mateo. With cooperation from the NCNCA and Northern California ‘cross promoters, CCCP will, for the first time, host one of the most important events on the race calendar. Previously the site of both UCI Cat. 1 & Cat. 2 races, in 2006 Northern California Championship medals will be awarded to Elite Women, Elite Men, Juniors, Master 35+, Master 45+ and Master 55+ divisions and will be combined with the final event of the 5-race Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross series, presented by Accelerade.

This fast, relatively soft course features the 80 yard “Ritchey Beach Run” and combined with winter high tide levels for events around the noon hour adds just another factor for NorCal ‘cross stars to conquer. Because of continual Park redevelopment and improvements this could be the last year that CCCP can be scheduled, depending upon the progress made in re-opening the Castaway restaurant. Our traditional “Bianchi Barricades” will also move slightly to adjust to new Park activities but the Start/Finish lines will remain the same.

CCCP has, over the past 4 years, seen many of the top US, Canadian, and Swiss stars compete alongside the shores of San Francisco Bay. Former Junior World ‘cross champ and multi-World Cup MTB winner Thomas Frishknecht is undefeated after 3 visits to CCCP. Since 2002 Lynne Bessette, Tim Johnson, Ryan Trebon, Todd Wells, Barry Wicks, Bart Bowen, Dale Knapp, Travis Brown, Erik Tonkin, Ann Grande (Knapp), Rhonda Mazza and Wendy Simms have challenged Northern California’s bevy of stars including Justin Robinson, Jackson Stewart, the Jacques-Maynes boys, Gina Hall, Barbara Howe, Sarah Kerlin, Melodie Metzger, Christine Vardaros, Rachel Lloyd, and Carmen D’Aluisio,