The Northern California and Nevada cyclo-cross series (NCNCA) gained new sponsors and new races for 2008. Santa Cruz Bicycles has signed on as the title sponsor for the 2008-2009 NCNCA Cup and will be offering up three Santa Cruz Stigmata frames to lucky winners at the series finale on January 4. Timbuk2 Designs has also graciously kicked in custom NCNCA Cup embroidered messenger bags for series winners in all categories.
The series will kick off on October 12 on a brand new course which has yet to be announced. Keith Defiebre is finalizing one of two courses that he promises will be among the finest 'cross courses Northern California has to offer. Race two on October 26th is the spooky return of Velo Bella's Spirit of Surf City Halloween Race at Soquel HS.
New this year is a back-to-back weekend on November 8-9 with the Sacramento and Sagebrush series' teaming up for a great weekend of racing. Race give on November 30 will be the return of Bay Area Super Prestige's most popular venue, Golden Gate Park. And finally, on January 4th (finals) the NCNCA Cup takes its first foray into the "Peak Season" and celebrates the New Year with a grand finale at everyone's favorite venue - Watsonville Fairgrounds.
2008-2009 NCNCA Cup races:
October 12, 2008 - CCCX (TBA)
October 26, 2008 - Velo Bella (Soquel HS)
November 8, 2008 - Sagebrush Series (Hidden Valley Park, Reno, NV)
November 9, 2008 - Sacramento Series (Discovery Park, Sacramento)
November 30, 2008 - Bay Area Super Prestige Series( Golden Gate Park, SF)
January 4, 2008 - Peak Season Cyclocross Series (Watsonville Fairgrounds)