Southern California hosts Spooky 'Cross

Costume contest combined with cyclo-cross for Halloween fun

Music, Halloween madness, costumes and beer will be the call as the Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross presented by Shimano brings the Spooky Cross Night Race, hosted by Rock N Road Cyclery on Saturday, October 24th in Irvine, CA.

The Halloween-themed festivities begin with Juniors and Youth cyclo-cross racing at 2:30pm.  At 3:15pm, the kids will get the chance to show off their costumes with the Clif Kids Costume Race. The schedule continues with Prestige Series racing culminating with live music by the Rims and more, food and beer and elite cyclo-cross racing at dusk and into the night.

Jack-O-Lantern Carving entries will become the pumpkin barriers and will put racers to the test on the Spooky Costume Race course – which begins with a celebration lap for everyone to show off their Halloween garb. Team Duke hosts the Spooky Costume Relay Race – 2 or 4 person teams to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Prizes awarded to top men, women, co-ed and best costume podium.

The Halloween themed course is a mix of pavement and dirt and grass, approximately 3.5km in length. Races are timed circuits on the course based on category. The elite categories will race at dusk and night. Look for challengers for Elite Men’s Series Leader Brent Prenzlow (Celo Pacific) from the Gritters brothers – Brandon and Kyle of Rock N Road. MTB Champions Brian Lopes and Sid Taberlay are schedule to be in the line-up as well.

Pre-registration: www.Sportsbaseonline.com. Online registration closes Thursday, October 21st at 9:00PM (Pacific). Race Day registration is available opens at 1:00pm and closes 20 minutes prior to each race category start. Demo rental bikes are available for new riders to ‘cross. A beginner’s CX clinic will take place at 1:30pm.

For mapping: 8800 Irvine Center Drive – Irvine, CA
More info: www.SoCalCross.org

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