Weekend Preview – Nov 21 / 22

There’s a big weekend of cyclocross coming up. For many, it’s the most anticipated weekend of the year. That’s right…it’s SSCXWC time. Single ppeed riders from all over the world (mostly likely North America) will descend on Victoria for a weekend of debauchery with a bike race somewhere in the mix. For those with gears there is plenty of other great racing happening this weekend. Daryl Evans is hosting the Junkyard Cross, while MFG is ending their series with the Woodland Park GP down in Seattle. This is another weekend that proves why the pacific northwest is a great place to live for cyclocross lovers.

SSCXWC – Victoria, BC – Nov 21-22

SSCXWC 2015 Comes to Victoria BC, Nov 21-22

It’s finally here. The biggest party of the season that also contains a cyclocross race. Racers will flock to the island for 3 days off bike riding and debauchery. This is going to be the event of the year that you don’t want to miss. Registration is open until Thursday at 11:00 pm, so it’s not too late to sign up.

All the info you could ask for: http://sscxwc.com/

To get an idea of what’s in store, check out this video from the 2014 SSCXWC in Louisville:

Junkyard Cross – Surrey, BC – Nov 22

A race that includes beer and pizza with the entry fee? Sounds like a pretty ideal event. This is the last race in the BC Premier Cyclocross series so if you need to make up some points, you better get out there.  Medals for the winners in all categories, equal cash payout for the elites, $3 beer garden…do you need any more reasons?

One thing to note: Any bike is eligible for the beginner category but for the Intermediate race CX tire size restrictions will be in place, so best leave the MTB at home if you plan on racing this category.

Course description from the event page:

“We have included almost every type of terrain in the new 2 km + lap course. An uphill road start will take you onto the gravel by the water tower, through the JunkYard Cross Village and past the Red Racer Beer Garden, up and over the Double R Rental Bridge and onto the grass. As you pass around the water reservoir you will encounter off camber hills before you plummet back onto gravel and onto the BLTrail in the forest.  Scramble up the Drop Zone, the steepest muddiest section and back onto gravel. A second pass of the beer garden, (perhaps stop in on your way by) then back into forested single track before popping out onto the road climb. Reverse direction back down the hill while on the off camber swoppy grass then back up the hill on off camber grass along the perimeter of Softball City. We’ve got it all to challenge and entertain you . . .”

All the info: http://www.sorcebikeclub.org/races

Woodland Park GP – Seattle, WA – Nov 22

It’s the end of the season for MFG and they are closing it down with the Woodland Park GP. This course is a favourite for many PNW racers and for good reason. Located right in Seattle the course is fast and flowy and winds its way throughout the park, whipping you in and out of trees. Spectators and racers alike are out in full force and it’s a great atmosphere. It’s definitely one worth travelling for.

All the info: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/events/woodland-park-gp/

Check the race report and gallery from last year for my take on the event

Check out the 2012 race:


See you at the races


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