2015 Series Information

The countdown has begun…once August rolls around, folks start itching to race their cross bike. AZ CROSS is ready – after a summer of preparations with each of the local race directors, we have dialed in what 2015 will look like.

Schedule

October 24 Flat Tire Cross Globe

October 31 Northern AZ Cross p/b Absolute Bikes Fort Tuthill,  Flagstaff

November 14 and 15 Triple C CX p/b University of Arizona, Christopher Columbus Park, Tucson

November 28 Horse Lover’s CX p/b Bicycles of Phoenix,  Phoenix

December 5 and 6 Race Around the Farm p/b San Tan Racing, Mother Nature’s Farm, Gilbert

December 19 AZ CROSS Series Finals p/b Bicycle Ranch and TREK CX State Championships

Crossroads Park Gilbert

2015 Series Categories (some new in bold, some the same)

USA Cycling CX racing age is determined by how old you will be on December 31, 2016. This rule is based upon the year in which 2015 World’s Championships occur – which is in January 2016.

Men’s Categories

Men’s PRO/1/2/3/4 –must be a USA Cycling licensed rider in those categories. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License in either PRO, 1, 2, 3, 4. No USAC one day licenses available for this category.

Men’s  3/4 – must be a USA Cycling licensed rider in this category.  Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License in CAT 3 or 4.  No one day licenses available for this category.

Men’s  5 – Category for new CX athletes. One day licenses available for $15.00

Master’s Men 35+ – Open to USA Cycling CX categories 1, 2, 3. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License. Must have racing age of 35 years and older.

Master’s Men 45+ – Open to USA Cycling CX categories 1, 2, 3, 4. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License. Must have racing age of 45 years and older.

Master’s Men 55+ – Open to USA Cycling CX categories 1, 2, 3, 4. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License. Must have racing age of 55 years and older.

Master’s Men 35+ 4/5 – Open to USA Cycling CX categories 4 and 5.  Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00. Must have racing age of 35 years and older.

Master’s Men 50+ 4/5 – Open to USA Cycling CX categories 4 and 5.  Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00. Must have racing age of 50 years and older.

Junior  – Must have a racing age younger than 19 – available to all ages 9 to 18. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00.

Singlespeed – Available to all USA Cycling categories CX racers (PRO, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or Cat 5 may purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00.

Women’s Categories

Women’s PRO/1/2 /3- must be a USA Cycling licensed rider in those categories. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License in either PRO, 1, 2, 3. No one day licenses available for this category.

Women’s 3/4 – open to USA Cycling licensed  CAT 3 or CAT 4 riders – CAT 3 must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual License or CAT 4 women may purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00.

Junior – Must have a racing age younger than 19 – available to all ages 9 to 18. Must have current, valid USA Cycling Annual Racing License or purchase a USA Cycling one day license for $15.00.

Individual races/promoters may offer race categories in non-Series categories, which will not receive Series Points or be posted in Series Standings.

Series Guidelines

Race Schedule.  Please double check to insure your start time at each Series race. All start times will be posted on www.azcross.com

Race Results. There is a 15 minute protest period after preliminary results have been posted by the USA Cycling (USAC) Official. Any race result protests must be filed within this period with the USAC Official – any decision made by the USAC Official is final. No results will be modified/changed/edited after race results are posted as final. Please check race results on race day – do not go home and then check.

Staging Procedures. No more than 10 minutes before the scheduled race start time of each race all racers must report to staging area. Please make sure you are in the staging area at least 10 minutes before your race start. Racers will be staged based upon Series points after Race #1. USAC Official will give you brief race instructions – pulling procedures, race duration, etc. Please listen carefully as sometimes things change from what has been published. Categories may race together but are scored separately.

Race Start.  All Series races will be started by the USAC Official and on a whistle. Racers will be given a two minute warning, one minute warning, and a 30 second warning. The start may occur at any time after the 30 second warning.

Series Champion. Series Champions in each category will be awarded by the total points accumulated – with one race drop allowed. In case of tie, final race result is the tie-breaker. Series Championship awards – merchandise, and medals. You must race the Series Finals to qualify for Series Championship.

Thanks for all your support – and get that CX bike to your local shop to get dialed in for a fantastic race season.

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2015 AZCX Schedule …..are you ready?

Awake after the long winter season slumber?  Lots of good stuff happening in cyclocross – in Arizona and across the US. We are pleased to announce the 2015 CLIF Bar AZ CROSS powered by SRAM Series Schedule. The Series Championship is presented by the Bicycle Ranch.

October               17           Flat Tire Cross – Cranky Cross                                                     Globe, AZ

31         Northern AZ CX p/b Absolute Bikes                                         Flagstaff, AZ

November          14/15     Triple C CX                                                                                           Tucson, AZ

28           Horse Lovers p/b Bicycles of Phoenix- Cranky Cross         Phoenix, AZ

December           5/6         Race around the Farm – Cranky Cross                                     Gilbert, AZ

19           AZ CROSS Series Finals /TREK CX State Championships    Gilbert, AZ

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Thanks for a great season!

Another great cyclocross season in the books – thank you all for your support and hard work over the course of the season. Great participation from all categories and abilities – exciting to see as many super-fast juniors out there as we did. Many thanks to all of our partners – CLIF Bar, SRAM and PRO GOLD, Bicycle Ranch, Flat Tire, Bicycles of Phoenix, Absolute Bikes, TRIBE Multisport.

Special thanks to Mark and Matt, CrankCross boys do such a  great job!  Joey – the brains and the leader behind the U of A Cycling team for hosting a two weekend in Tucson – one of which was a classic Belgian cyclocross weekend.

Yes, we are set for 2015 – and even have some dates:

2015 AZCX TENTATIVE Series Schedule

(as of December 2014)

October               17                           Cyclo-A-Cross Globe                                                          Globe, AZ

31                           Flagstaff CX                                                                        Flagstaff, AZ

November          1                              Sedona Red Rock CX                                                         Sedona, AZ

14                           Triple C CX                                                                           Tucson, AZ

15                           Cyclovia CX                                                                         Tucson, AZ

28                           TBA                                                                                        Phoenix, AZ

December           5/6                            Race around the Farm, Mother Nature Farm                   Gilbert, AZ

19                          AZ CROSS Series Finals /CX State Championships         Gilbert, AZAZCXStorageAZ Reg OnlineSRAMProGold_Logo_highres 116cimage descriptionABRA_2-1-12USACycling_CXClif Bar Logo horizontal

Do not forget to race, and ride your bike – no matter it be mountain or road – participate!

MBAA season is right around the corner.

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TREK Arizona Cyclocross State Championships presented by Bicycle Ranch

Sunday racing – December 21 – state champion crowns are available in all the traditional AZ CROSS categories. We modified the schedule a bit – so take a look.

Crossroads venue – with quite a few course modifications from Saturday’s AZ CROSS Series Finals.

Register early – http://www.arizonareg.com

Category                                              Start Time           Race Duration    Awards/Prizes

Men 5                                                   9:00 a.m.              30 minutes          Top 3 – Medals /Merchandise

Master Men 40+ 4/5                       9:40 a.m.              30 minutes               Top 3 – Medals /Merchandise

Men PRO/1/2/3/4                           10:20 a.m.           60 minutes                Cash 4 deep

Junior Men                                         11:30 a.m.           30 minutes          Top 3 – Medals /Merchandise

Junior Women                                  11:30 a.m.           30 minutes          Top 3 – Medals /Merchandise

Women PRO/1/2/3                        12:10 p.m.           45 minutes          Cash 4 deep

Open Singlespeed                           12:10 p.m.           45 minutes          Top 3 – Medals /Merchandise

Women 3/4                                        1:05 p.m.             30 minutes          Top 3 – Medals /Merchandise

Master Men 35+                              1:45 p.m.             40 minutes          Top 3 – Medals /Merchandise

Master Men 50+                              2:35 p.m.             40 minutes          Top 3 – Medals /Merchandise

Men 3 /4                                              3:20 p.m.             40 minutes          Top 3 – Medals /Merchandise

Thank you TREK, Bicycle Ranch and ABRA for making this event possible.

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