Southern California Cyclocross Prestige Series

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SoCalCross Prestige Series SCNCA 2018 District Championship Guide

Sunday, Dec 2rd - Greek Theatre/Vermont Canyon Park:

SoCalCross Prestige Series to host 2018 SCNCA District CX Championships Sunday, December 3rd at Griffith Park – Greek Theatre/Vermont Canyon Park which sits directly below the Griffith Park Observatory.  The Park is the City of Los Angeles largest and most storied park.  Visibility for this event  is unmatched across the region and is a prime location for the Championships.

Home to SoCalCross Prestige Series since 2010 including two weekends of UCI racing as CXLA, this weekend is primed for a hard fought battle-tested race course.  Distance will be shorter than most traditional courses approx 2.5 km, but with the sloped hillside and course design features will have lap times at a more than legal course minimum.  2014 course UCI women were doing 8 min laps and the men 7min.  We estimate 6 min for fastest riders and longer from there.

Date:  Sunday, December 3, 2018

Location:  Greek Theatre/Vermont Canyon Park - 2715 N. Vermont Ave.  Los Angeles CA 90028

(35) District Championship Categories are being offered:

 Non-Championship SoCalCross Prestige Series categories offered:

SCNCA District Championship Rules and regulations:

License requirements:  A USA Cycling annual license is required to compete  in all championship categories except Juniors.  Renew or apply online for 2018 license at USAcycling.org or paper applications will be available at race registration.  

CX Elite A,B and Masters, U23 , Jr Men 15 riders must hold a CX licensed category 1-4 to be eligible to compete in championships races.  Cat 5 can compete, but are not eligible for championship placings except, Junior, Single Speed and Collegiate CX5 is eligible for championships.  Riders with a foreign license and Out of District riders can compete for the prize list, but are not eligible for the championship podium.

Non-Championship races including Masters Men 35+B, 45+B, Men C, Women C, Single Speed C  can compete on One Day license $10 purchased online or at race.  One Day licenses can be credited back toward the cost of an annual license. Email membership at USAC for more info.


Awards:  The SCNCA will award medals to Top 3 in each championship category.  SoCalCross will award cash and prizes to select categories.  See p.3 schedule for breakdown.


District Champion jerseys available for purchase Ice Sports Wear.  Details at: www.SCNCA.org


Race Online registration:  Pre-registration is available online via BikeReg.com and found  at: www.SoCalCross.org/register

Online registration ends Friday – December 1st at 12N - Pacific Time.

Race day registration will  be available at venue  for all USAC Categories and opens at 7:00AM then 2 hours before each category start and closes 20 minutes prior to each wave start


Staff & Crew:

CHAMPIONSHIP RULES:  All racers must have a valid USA Cycling annual license to compete in championship categories.  2018 USAC licenses on sale online at USA Cycling as well as $10 One Day licenses will be available race day.  

All USAC Rules apply. Championship Eligibility: Only USA citizens or permanent residents holding an Annual USAC license and residing in the SCNCA region are eligible for championship titles, but the event will be open to anyone to compete. 100 rider field limits for all waves per USAC Rules.  Race entries include USAC insurance and SCNCA surcharge.

The Course:

COURSE Description:  The 2.5k course will start on paved parking lot road slightly uphill turning left into park with loose dirt bunny hop logs then uphill on dirt road into the grass sections of the park including two  stairs sections, one double barrier section, one log section.  Lap times will prove to be slower than a traditional course due to the elevation gain and number of turns per lap.

District Championship Rules and regulations:

The race shall be held under the 2018 USAC regulations notably, safety, course guidelines, and duration of events.    USAC rulebook: http://www.usacycling.org/usa-cycling-rule-book.htm   CX rules can be found in Chapter 4: http://bit.ly/1Tsu1TD

Call up order:  Last year’s SCNCA champions then Top 10 in the SoCalCross Prestige Series standings.

CX Racing Age:  A rider's 2018 cyclocross racing age is the category to which the license-holder belongs on 1 January of the civil year following will be used for his participation in events for the whole season.  A rider's CX racing age is determined by his/her age on December 31, 2018.  The age rule applies to all categories except Youth Age 6-9 racing age is age as of 12/31/2018. 

Helmets must be worn at all times while riding your bicycle.  Mountain Bikes (no bar ends) are allowed though CX bicycles are strongly encouraged.

Race Bibs must be worn horizontally on the same side passing timing scoring judges. Confirm with registration in the morning to be sure.

Timing: SoCalCross provides My Laps chip timing at each race.  Timing chips to be worn on your ankle.  Please make sure to return your chip to registration at the end of your race.  VIP Season Personal Pro Chips are available at registration or with online race registration.

First Aid:  Medical support will be located at the red medical tent located near registration supported by certified EMT for the duration of the race day from course open to close closure.

Emergency Hospital: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center - Burbank  501 S Buena Vista St. Burbank, CA 91505 -- (818) 843-5111

Bike Washing Area:  Spray washing will be available within the pit area as needed. There will be an auxiliary wash area near the team VIP parking as well can be set up as needed for pre-post race cleanup at the South end of the parking lot.

Portable Restroom Facilities will be location in Main Parking Lot along as well there is a permanent restroom structure at South end of the grass area of Vermont Canyon Park.

 Respect Park Rules:  No alcohol allowed in parks.  Pack out what you pack in.  No bicycles allowed on all park trails in Griffith Park.  Respect the locals.   Don’t feed the wildlife.  Coyotes are prevalent in the area so keep your pets and young children close by.

About the Park:

Griffith Park is a large municipal park at the east end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Covering 4,310 acres, it is one of the largest urban parks in North America.

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Directions to Greek Theatre-Vermont Canyon Park:

2700 North Vermont Avenue,  Los Angeles, California 90027 -- Google Map Link:  HERE

From Beach Cities and South Bay:  Take the San Diego Freeway (405) North to the Santa Monica Freeway (10) East to the Vermont Avenue exit, left on Vermont, which leads into Griffith Park.

From Pasadena: Take the Pasadena Freeway (110) South to the Santa Ana Freeway (5) North to the Los Feliz Avenue exit. Turn left onto Los Feliz.  Go to Hillhurst, turn right. Go to Vermont, turn right into park.

From the San Fernando Valley:  Take the Hollywood Freeway (101) South to the Vine Street exit. Go straight under the underpass and 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 into the park.

From Orange County/San Diego:  Take the Santa Ana Freeway (5) North to the Los Feliz Avenue exit. Turn left onto Los Feliz. Go to Hillhurst, turn right. Go to Vermont, turn right into park.


Parking – VIP Team Parking available in race parking lot. Reserve yours online at BikeReg.com with online registration.  Street parking is available first come first served.  No racer parking at Golf Course or Tennis Courts allowed.

Questions?  Dot@SoCalCross.org