Flat Tire Cross – AZ CROSS #1, Globe

Just heard from the boys of Cranky Cross – final approval from Globe has been secured. Details to come shortly on the day’s schedule. Registration is scheduled to open on September 15.

As a reminder, all AZ CROSS events are permitted with USA Cycling – so, yes, you need to have a valid license. That can either be an Annual License or a “one day” license. There are category restrictions on who can purchase a “one day” – check this out to better understand USA Cycling’s policies:


Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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Venue Schedules posted

Individual Series event schedules posted for October 25 Flagstaff CX, November 2 Cyclovia CX Tucson, and December 21 TREK State Championships presented by Bicycle Ranch are available for review on the SCHEDULE page of the website.

Online registration is open for Flagstaff event at this time.

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Add one – NEW Tucson venue

Great news – many thanks to Joey and the U of A Cycling program – and the organizers of Cyclovia November 2 – http://www.cycloviatucson.org/ – the U of A and the Series will host an event as part of the larger Cyclovia experience.
Cyclovia runs along this route – http://www.cycloviatucson.org/the-route/ – and the CX event will be held in Mansfield Park: https://goo.gl/maps/CqX6p.
Here’s the schedule:
Cyclovia Cyclocross
Presented by: UA Cycling
When: November 2, 2014
Where: Mansfield Park, Tucson Arizona
USA Cycling Permit: Pending

Category Start Time/Duration Entry Fee Awards

Men’s Category 5 9:00 am 30 minutes $20 Merchandise/3
Master’s Men 40+ 4/5 9:00 am 30 minutes $20 Merchandise/3
Junior Boys 9:40 am 30 minutes $10 Merchandise/3
Junior Girls 9:40 am 30 minutes $10 Merchandise/3
Women’s 3/4 9:40 am 30 minutes $20 Merchandise/3
Master’s Men 35+ 10:20 am 40 minutes $30 $250/4
Master’s Men 50+ 10:20 am 40 minutes $30 $250/4
Open Ride* 11:10 am 30 minutes $20 Merchandise/3
Men’s Pro 1/2/3 11:50 am 60 minutes $30 $400/4
Women’s Pro 1/2/3 1:00 pm 45 minutes $30 $400/4
Singlespeed 1:00 pm 45 minutes $30 Merchandise/3
Men’s 3/4 2:00 pm 40 minutes $30 Merchandise/3

• 2nd race is $10!
• Day of registration fee: +$10
• One day license is $15
• Events run at the same time will be scored separately and separated with a small gap at the start.
*Riders must not hold a USAC license. Event is intended for the general public and non-racers. Want to race? Race Cat. 5! No late fee for this event and 1-day license is included.

Prize disclosure: promoter reserves the right to adjust prize list based on field participation. 8 riders are required for full payout.

Bikes: Knobby tires recommended, must have working brakes and mountain bikes must not have bar-ends.

Eligibility: All USAC rules apply. You must present a valid 2014 USAC license at registration. Category 5 Men, Women 4, and Juniors are eligible to purchase a one-day license for $15.

Registration: Available day of and closes 15 min prior to event. $10 day of fee (except for Citizen category). Opens at 8 am. Registration will be located at the north end of the parking lot off of 6th Ave.

Scoring: Results will be posted after the finish at registration. Podiums will follow.

Note: Please plan your drive or ride accordingly as some roads near the park will be close due to Cyclovia Tucson. Check out Cyclovia after your race for tons of bicycle activities! http://www.cycloviatucson.org/

Race will be held at Mansfield Park in Tucson, AZ. (2160 N 6th Ave., Tucson AZ 85705)
GPS coordinates: 32.247573, -110.968780
From Tucson:
Head north on 6 Ave.
Turn right (east) into Mansfield Park- this is just north of Waverly St.

From Phoenix:
Head south on I-10
Exit onto Speedway Blvd
Turn left (east) on Speedway Blvd
Turn left (north) on 6th Ave
Turn right (east) into Mansfield Park- this is just north of Waverly St.

Joey Iuliano: jiuliano88@gmail.com 1-765-491-9552

Tucson venue

AZ CX Racers:

The Tucson venue looks like it will be on-campus at the University of Arizona. The U of A Cycling team is hosting the event and working through the permit process to make it happen.

Stay tuned for more details…

About two months to Flat Tire Cross – the CLIF Bar AZ CROSS Series powered by SRAM opener.


Weekly Update – as of August 1

Good news and not so good news. PRO GOLD back for another year – podium prize packs at each AZ CROSS Series event. Thank you Bruce @ PRO GOLD – hardest working sales guy in the business (well, maybe right behind Jim Wannamaker).

Bicycle Ranch stepped up big – in addition to sponsoring the Horse Lover’s event – BR will be the official retail partner (tech support) of  Championship Weekend (December 201-21). Thank you Markus and the BR crew.

We moved the Series Finals venue to Crossroads as well – so back to back days in December. The original venue was throwing up substantial financial and logistical roadblocks. Plus the City of Gilbert is super easy to work with @ Crossroads. December 20-12, 2014.

Working on a couple more Series sponsors..maybe a single speed category sponsor.

On the not so good news front – lost both the Sedona and Quincie Park (Tucson) venues. BOTH will be in place for 2015 season – we will miss Dan and Chris but both have a ton going on.

Thank you all for your support and look for online registration to open on or before September 15 for all the Series events. AZ Reg Online