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Sacramento Cyclocross Kicks-Off Race Series October 8-9

7 Oct, 2016


Rocklin Venues Shine in Cyclocross Races

On October 8 and 9 Sacramento Cyclocross will kick-off their cyclocross race season with exhilarating events in two Rocklin locations, both which are first-time venues for the organization.  Placer Valley Tourism is thrilled to be teaming up with them to bring the first of their race series to Placer Valley and give exposure to this unique and exciting sport.

Cyclocross is a fall and winter sport that combines elements of mountain and cross-country biking and elevates them to the next level in an adventure-filled, obstacle-ridden way.  Sacramento Cyclocross, a Northern California based grassroots cyclocross race series dates back to the early 1990's, is currently run by husband and wife team, Clint and Jennifer Claassen of Time Your Race

The first race will take place at Rocklin's Johnson Springview Park on Saturday, October 8.  This new venue will be ideal for spectating as the entire park is visible from the center. 

"The oak grove around the disc golf course not only provides great shade, but opportunities for interesting course changes and turns on rolling terrain, combined with the open grass area at the front of the park that makes for an interesting and fun course," explained Clint Claassen, who races as well as co-organizes the series. 

The racing continues on Sunday, October 9 at the Rocklin Golf Course and Claassen shared his perspective on this location, "It's a unique opportunity to host a cyclocross race on a golf course period, but the terrain at the Rocklin Golf Course will add some challenging technical aspects for racers; the hillside in the center of the course that extends up from the driving range allows the course designer to include tricky off cumber turns, steep climbs and fast descents that are all visible form the deck of the clubhouse!"

The competitive racing age varies from 9 to 75 years old and there will be a total of seven different races throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday with the first race starting at 9 a.m. and the last race at 3 p.m.  In the spirit of family, fun and including everyone, Sacramento Cyclocross offers a free kids race to any child 9 and under, registration is available on race day. 

The races are free for spectators.  Yolo Brewing Company will be featured in the beer gardens and El Fira will have their wood fired oven onsite with wood-fired pizzas and other food options available to purchase.  Come check out the action!  Johnson Springview Park is located at 5480 5th St. and the Rocklin Golf Course is located at 4201 Midas Ave.  We hope to see you there!  

Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) is made up for the 23 hotels in Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, California. PVT recruits and supports hundreds of annual events with grants, marketing, volunteers and other services as needed. To learn more about how PVT can help bring your event here, visit www.playplacer.com or call 916-773-5400.

If you'd like more information please call PVT at (916) 773-5400 or email Amy Looney at alooney@placertourism.com.

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