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Series Winners

Jr Men 10-14 Erik Volotzky Major Motion Cycling Club
Jr Men 15-18 Ryan Blanchette Backbone
Jr Women 10-14 Danielle Hazeltine SBW
Masters 35+ Mark Fluss Central Coast Magazine
Masters 45+ Eddie Arnet MBA
Masters 55+ John Rubcic UC Cyclery/JW Flooring
Men 1-3 Brandon Gritters Rock N Road
Men 3,4 Ted Willard Liquid Fitness/1031market.com
Men Cat 4 Ryan Gale Encore
Singlespeed A Noah Holcomb Cannondale MTB Team
Singlespeed B Miguel Sutter Pasadena Athletic Assoc (PAA)
Women 1-3 Lana Atchley Southern California Velo
Women 3,4 Lisa Crowe Don's Bikes
Women 35+ Amy Hutner Kahala LaGrange


Danielle Hazeltine
Junior Women 10-14 series winner and
Fuji Cyclocross Frame and Fork Raffle Winner

URBAN CYCLOCROSS SERIES RESULTS   SCNCA Individual Race Results


Saturday January 19, 2008     Bonelli Park, San Dimas CA
Urban Cyclocross Series Finals
& UCI Cyclocross


UCI MEN
Saturday January 19, 2008     Bonelli Park, San Dimas CA

1 Brent Prenzlow ALAN North America Cycling
2 Frederick Bottger Team Bearclaw
3 Mark Noble Time Factory Team
4 Molly Cameron Vanilla
5 Aaron Odell Rock Lobster

The Urban Cyclocross Series January 6th, 2008
Peninsula XC Course Palos Verdes Estates

  URBAN CYCLOCROSS SERIES RESULTS  NEWS   Dec 18, 2007    NEWS  

The Urban Cyclocross Series continued with the Encore Cycling Cyclocross at Camp James in Irvine. It was another star studded field and the racing was World Class.  Mike Bell, Superbowl of Motocross Champion and motorcycle hall of famer, brought his son out to race. It was an honor to see them both compete in their respective categories. The Elite Men 1,2,3 field was once again graced by the presence of Discovery Channel’s Tony Cruise. This time Tony showed his experience and patience moving his way up through the field  to a victory. Initially attacked by Lyle Warner (Team Bearclaw), John Tzinberg (Kahala/LaGrange), and Brandon Gritters (Rock N Road), only Gritters was able to match Cruz’s speed towards the second part of the race. Gritters teammate Chris Demarchi appropriately refused to help chase Cruz and Gritters and Cruz was able to shake Gritters off to roll away to the solo win. The Singlespeed categories once again were bigger than ever. Singlespeed A was a hotly contested race between Singlespeed newcomer Mike McMahon, Coley King, and Cid Castillo. In the end, McMahon secured the win in a sprint but Noah Holcomb maintained his series lead by one point by managing a fourth place finish. The Women fields also saw several newcomers including Team Ergon/Ellsworth rider Monique Sawicki who upset the series leaders Lana Atchley (SC Velo) and Rachell O’Connell (UCI/WPT Cheerwine) in her first race of the series. 


the infamous cat box

Event # 4.

 December 16th, 2007

URBAN CYCLOCROSS PHOTOS

hosted by Encore Cycling.


Tony Cruz, Team Discovery


Ted Willard,
Liquid Fitness/1031market.com


Mike Bell
 

 
 


 

 

Elite Women 1,2,3

1 Monique Sawicki Team Ergon/Ellsworth
2 Lana Atchley Southern California Velo
3 Rachel O'Connell

Elite Men 1,2,3
1 Antonio Cruz UCI PT: Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
2 Brandon Gritters Rock N Road
3 Lyle Warner Team Bearclaw
4 Chris DeMarchi Rock N Road
5 John Tzinberg Velo Club La Grange Westwood


  MEN'S CAT 3,4
  1  Anton Petrov  UCLA Cycling
  2  Ted Willard  Liquid Fitness/1031market.com
  3  Ian Murray  Triathletix
  4  Griffith Vertican
 

    NEWS   Nov 19, 2007    NEWS  


 

“Another first rate event” was the word from the riders at the Urban Cyclocross SeriesTM , Turkey ‘Cross at Entradero Park , Torrance Ca hosted by Liquid Fitness Cycling. Besides the excitement of flying bean bag turkeys being tossed for extra series points there was an early buzz when the crowd learned legendary Ned Overend, the godfather of cross country mountain biking, was on the start sheet for the Elite Men 1,2,3 race. The question of the day was how would "Deadly Nedly", best known his UCI World Mountain Biking Championship Gold in 1990 and Bronze in 1991 and six NORBA National Mountain Biking Championship titles 1986, ‘87, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ’92, handle the infamous Entradero Park hill and the new turn with three log barriers. Ned, racing for Specialized, put the hurt on the younger riders for most of the race but in the end it was Team Bearclaw’s Fritz Bottger taking 1st, Jason Lowetz in 2nd and Ned Overend in 3rd.

 

Another surprise took place in the Masters 45+ race. The addition of the ‘cross friendly triple logs enabled the cross riders to edge out the top mountain biker Eddie Arnet. Masters 45+ series leader Eddie fell behind Jim Pappe and Michael Longmire (who came all the way from Montana) to end up in 3rd. But Eddie still holds on to his series lead over Dave Hnatiuk.

 

A huge turnout of Shimano Youth racers 12 & under topped the day’s attendance at over 150 riders and Back On Track’s Random Cash handed out by junior Duncan Reid to the Elite Men category once again entertained the crown particularly when Lyle Warner edged out Brandon Gritters for one of the cash grabs!

 

Urban Cyclocross SeriesTM Event #4 continues at Camp James in Irvine December 16th hosted by Encore Cycling.  For more information visit www.backontrackproductions.com or www.encorecycling.com

Urban Cyclocross – Event # 3.

 November 18th, 2007


Elite Men’s 1,2,3
Fritz Bottger 1st
Jason Lowetz 2nd

Ned Overend 3rd

NEWS   October 28, 2007    NEWS




"Great course at Ken Malloy.  Although we missed the long dirt straight away, this was a much better course." Bruce Temesy

"Your course last weekend was very nice and family friendly." Dorothy Wong

"Great race yesterday!  I had lots of fun."  Amy Hutner

"Thanks for putting on the race today.  I had a great time and I think the course was fun.  The fresh rains really made the terrain fun." John Bailey

"Just wanted to thank you for putting on such a quality race. I had forgotten what a great job you do. (2000 was the last time I raced.) Even though I finished last in the 55 race, (a vine like branch got wound up in my rear changer), I still had great fun ! See you in two weeks and thanks again," Jim Stephens

"First off I want to say what a fun race this was! The course is tough and definitely a challenge. See you all on the 28th! Thank you," Paul Avila


Urban Cyclocross – Event # 2

October 28th, 2007 

 

The Urban CyclocrossTM Series continued with the Black Cat CrossTM at Ken Malloy Park. The cat grab once again entertained both spectators and riders. Bonus series points were picked up in the Masters 45+ by Greg Castaneda (Lightning Velo) and in the Singlespeed A by Noah Holcomb (Cannondale Factory) for grabbing the ornamental cat and tossing it at the announcer. The weather cooperated as clear skies and clean air were the norm despite the recent wildfires. The Elite Men 1,2,3 race was treated to an appearance by Tony Cruz (Discovery Channel Team). Initially missing the lead break of riders, the cruiser was able to get rolling to eventually catch the group that included Jason Lowetz (Team Bearclaw), Brandon Gritters (Rock N Road), Gary Hanson (Giant), and John Baily. After the catch, Cruz tore the group apart with only Lowetz able to hang on to Cruz but only for a short time as he too could not keep Cruz’s pace. Hanson and Gritters traded pace for several minutes until an unfortunate bad remount caused Gritters to snap his seat post taking both him and Hanson off their bikes. A hilarious move was made by Hanson as he chased his bike that had kept going without him! Once Hanson caught up to his bike, he was able to settle in to a solid third place behind Lowetz and Cruz. Gritters was lucky to be next to the mechanical pit and lost no time as he retrieved his spare bike to hold on to fourth place. A tremendous thank you to SoCalPOBA and South Bay Wheelmen for their help! A bit of rain 24 hours before race day made for another excellent course and the Random Cash for the Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s was again a hit with the spectators and riders. Watch for more cash to be handed out at random to the riders at the upcoming Urban CyclocrossTM  Turkey 'Cross at Entradero Park in Torrance, November 18th hosted by Liquid Fitness Cycling.
For more information visit
www.backontrackproductions.com

 

Urban CyclocrossTM  #3, Turkey 'Cross
Entradero Park, November 18th
 

hosted by Liquid Fitness Cycling

NEWS   October 14, 2007    NEWS


"Thanks for putting on the race today.  I had a great time and I think the course was fun.  The fresh rains really made the terrain fun." John Bailey

"Just wanted to thank you for putting on such a quality race. I had forgotten what a great job you do. (2000 was the last time I raced.) Even though I finished last in the 55 race, (a vine like branch got wound up in my rear changer), I still had great fun ! See you in two weeks and thanks again," Jim Stephens

"First off I want to say what a fun race this was! The course is tough and definitely a challenge. See you all on the 28th! Thank you," Paul Avila

"Thanks for a fun race yesterday." Amy Hutner


Urban Cyclocross – Event # 1

October 14th, 2007 

Riders at this year's first Urban Cyclocross SeriesTM were treated to an exceptional course at the Palos Verdes Peninsula High XC running course due to the rain and thanks to hundreds of student runners the day before.  Men’s Elite 1,2,3 category started out with a lead group of eight riders breaking away from the rest. Team Bearclaw’s duo of Fritz Bottger and Jason Lowitz rolled away only slowing down when Fritz stopped to pick up the greenbacks scattered on the ground and pocketed them. Yes, that was real cash handed to the riders at random on the course just for racing! Team BearClaw went on to sweep the top three places in the Elite Men’s category.
Prestigiously nestled among million dollar homes, with an ocean view, Urban Cyclocross
TM #1 was an awesome race with perfect weather conditions, No heat, no wind and no dust. Just cool and sunny weather. The course was lengthen, several new sections were added including Capital Hill where cash was handed to (and thrown at) the Elite Men and Women riders. This was a huge success. Singlespeed categories were also bigger than ever with a $100 value JANDD messenger bag awarded to the fastest rider on the first lap, Cid Castillo. Closing the day was the Shimano Youth series which brought out a peloton of young riders from SBW.  

Watch for lots of cash to again be handed out at upcoming
Urban Cyclocross
TM  #2, the Black Cat 'Cross/Ken Malloy Park October 28th. This newly configured course will have more grass, more turns, more hotdogs, more pavement, and no rocks. The Black Cat 'Cross is hosted by SoCalPOBA and South Bay Wheelmen.

NEWS    May 18, 2007    NEWS

  • Back by popular demand

  • All new race course

  • Live entertainment

  • By the water

  • New masters category

  • A SoCal Cup event

  • An MCL event




Benefiting local San Pedro charities; The Beacon House and cleansanpedro.org


June 23rd, 2007

Celebrate an Italian athletic sport, sample the best Italian and seafood San Pedro has to offer, enjoy carnival rides or view the latest in “green” technologies. You’ll have plenty to choose from if you head over to San Pedro at the waterfront. View fast and exciting Pro/Amateur bicycle racing in the streets at Harbor Blvd. In Ports ‘O Call, celebrate La Festa di San Pietro, La Piazza Cultural Center and the Fisherman’s Fiesta. Enjoy the carnival rides, seafood and activities celebrating the Italian Fishing Culture.  Or on the San Pedro Waterfront Promenade, view the latest in “green” technologies for your home or business at the Clean Future Fair.

San Pedro’s only athletic cycling event (founded in 1993), the San Pedro Grand PrixTM has fast paced action for all. “The bicycle is the greenest and most sustainable personal transportation device and we need to support its use at all levels including competition.” “We are very excited to be working with the Beacon House and Cleansanpedro.org as we showcase competitive cycling and promote tourism in San Pedro”, said Brad House of the Bike Palace, sponsor and promoter of the race and member of the Los Angeles Bicycle Advisory Committee.  At 8:00 AM participate in the San Pedro Grand Prix beginners racing category. At 3:30 PM watch as professional and top amateur cyclists compete in the streets for a $1,500.00 cash prize list. After the Pro race, watch the free youth races for kids 12 & under where they can race their bicycles free on the Grand Prix finishing stretch on Harbor Boulevard. You just never know where the next Lance Armstrong may come from! Then at the end of the day, participate in our opportunity drawing for a Nirve Classic Cruiser Bike and other fabulous prizes.  

NEWS    Mar 17, 2007    NEWS


 

The 13th Annual Los Angeles Circuit Race is Sunday, March 25th in Westchester. Back On Track Productions is proud to have Cynergy Cycles as host bike shop and volunteer group in addition to Major Motion, 8th Wonder Cycling and Ironfly. We encourage you to carpool or ride your bike to this event. The Los Angeles Circuit Race offers Lance Armstrong Junior Olympic categories, tandem and mixed tandem races and is host to the Master’s Cycle League
series opener.

The Master’s Cycle League continues in 2007 with its unique format. Points and prizes are awarded to teams. The new 35+ format adopted by popular vote at the end of 2006, is already attracting this highly charged and experienced age group. MCL's prize list is currently at $5,000 in merchandise and cash combined. If you would like to sign up a team (even one rider can rack up points) or contribute to the league (sponsors are always welcome) contact

Back On Track Productions at
310-328-3823 or info@backontrackproductions.com

NEWS    Nov 26, 2006    NEWS


Ever wonder how those barriers get so beat up?


2006 Urban Cyclocross Series
September 24th, October 15th, October 29th, November 19th and December 3rd
  

New improvements to the Palos Verdes course added even more excitement to highly charged Urban Cyclocross Turkey 'Cross on Nov. 19th. Competition was fierce in several categories as only a few points separate the top riders.

 NEWS    Nov. 14, 2006    NEWS

Urban Cyclocross continues this Sunday, Nov. 19th in Palos Verdes with the Turkey Cross. Grab strategically placed turkeys for extra UCX series points and shake up your standings!  This SCNCA inspected course in Palos Verdes has undergone hours of upgrades. Look for a new and wider finishing stretch and a widened downhill section to allow passing. Check www.backontrackproductions.com for a course map. 

 

Urban Cyclocross is open to everyone so even if this is your first 'cross race of the season, now is your chance to join the fun at this coastal course with cool weather nestled among million dollar homes. Bring a friend and introduce them to cyclocross! Our daily prize list continues to grow and first timers have won some fantastic merchandise. A big welcome to Dirt Chicks Clothing Company (look for the pink and black beanies) and SHIMANO pedals will again be awarded in select categories.

 

The SHIMANO Youth Series, a free cycling event for riders 12 and under, will again be hosted at Palos Verdes and has proven to be quite a hit with the youngsters and their parents!
For more information, please visit www.backontrackproductions.com
The Urban Cyclocross is part of the SCNCA SoCal CX Cup and points are earned for that series.
P. S.
Specialized MEN's Category 3 & 4 winners don't forget to redeem your merchandise vouchers.
Additional Specialized equipment price lists will be available on race day.

NEWS    Oct. 29, 2006    NEWS

Newcomer Vanessa Humic wins 1st Place in the Women 3-4

                         Urban CyclocrossTM Black Cat ‘Cross October 29th, 2006

The Urban Cyclocross Series continued with the Black Cat ‘Cross at Entradero Park in Torrance on October 29th. 132 entries enjoyed beach like weather at the hilly location that borders Redondo Beach. Even a gorilla raced during the day though he did request some tape to put on his leg to keep his fur out of his chain! Urban Cyclocross Series "Black Cat" bonus points were awarded in Masters 35+, 45+, Specialized Men’s category 3 & 4, and Beginner Men’s categories. The improved course had more pavement and wider sections allowing riders to pass at any point on the course. Michael Easter (Elite Men’s 1,2,3), Coryn Rivera (Women’s Elite), Javier Castaneda (Cat 4), Ben Bertiger (Jr 10-14), Frederick Bottger (Single Speed), and Debbie Helms (Women 35+)continued to dominate their series by winning each of their categories. Eddie Arnet (Masters 45+) also had a great day. He grabbed a cat, moved into the series lead, picked up a first place win and got a new set of Shimano pedals! A big welcome to Dirt Chicks Clothing Company who joins us as sponsor for the Women’s 35+ races. LA Tri Club was our host club for the day and did an outstanding job assisting with the event.

 

 

More highlights of the day included the Shimano Youth Races. The huge turnout required multiple heats as friends, parents, and families cheered their kids on. Mini BMX bikes stormed the abbreviated course followed by a few bikes that still had training wheels. “We distributed over 5,000 flyers through the Torrance school district and it paid off!” said director Brad House. Some kids even jumped in for a second race! After the event the braver kids took to the Entradero course showing they are ready to join the three new juniors, Andrew Hazeltine, Casey Thayer and Bobby Unverzagt who raced cyclocross for the first time on Sunday.

  NEWS    Oct. 24, 2006    NEWS

The Urban Cyclocross series continues this Sunday, Oct. 29th with the Black Cat 'Cross at Entradero Park in Torrance. Join over 265 riders who have already participated in this year's series and compete for daily prizes, bragging rights, those infamous yellow leaders socks, and SCNCA SoCal CX Cup points.   

 

The recently increased daily prize list includes; Men's Elite category 1,2,3 increased to $650!!! ($400 cash & $250 merchandise), Masters 55+ merchandise prizes, and  SHIMANO pedals (a $200 value) for other select categories.

 
The Black Cat ‘Cross, is a hilarious extra points opportunity for riders to grab strategically placed cats on the course and toss them at the promoter as they cross the finish line!
 
The cornerstone of BMX roots in the City of Torrance, Entradero Park offers a hard pack sandstone formation well suited for a dust free and fast paced Cyclocross event! Numerous course improvements have been undertaken and the course has been inspected by SCNCA.
 
The Black Cat 'Cross will also host the SHIMANO Youth Series, a free cycling event for riders 12 and under.
For more information visit www.backontrackproductions.com

  NEWS    Oct. 17, 2006    NEWS

2006 Urban Cyclocross Series
September 24th, October 15th, October 29th, November 19th and December 3rd

Urban Cyclocross Series Race Results!
SCNCA Urban Cyclocross Race Results (SCNCA SoCal CX points!) 


The Urban CyclocrossTM Series continued on October 15th with the prestigious Gator Cross at Ken Malloy Park in Harbor City. Over 200 riders crisscrossed the park throughout the day! “It was another record breaker,” said director Brad House, as double digit fields were the norm for most categories! The Specialized Men’s cat 3 & 4 field topped 40 riders! 
It had a lot of variety, was challenging and fun. I liked the fact that it was flat enough that it allowed areas to recover. Keep up the good work,” stated Frank from Velo Allegro.
 
Numerous spectators were entertained by the several close sprints and in the Men’s 1,2,3 category father/son duo Mark and Chance Noble swept first and second place. Chance’s win wowed us all as he wheelied his ‘cross bike solo over the finish line! Urban CyclocrossTM Series leaders donned yellow socks making many of them easy targets for new challengers. But most leaders held them off! The arrival of Accelerade as a sponsor further increased our prize list and provided some excitement in the Specialized Men’s 3/4 category hot lap preem won by Tomas Petricko of Mafia Racing. South Bay Wheelmen, best know for their annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, did a fantastic job hosting the event while still being able to race.
Photo: Chance Noble bunny hops the barrier 

NEWS  Sept. 19, 2006  NEWS


Youth Series

The 14th annual Urban Cyclocross SeriesTM  starts on Sunday, September 24th in Palos Verdes.

Big thank you to the SCNCA, Juniors 18 & under will race for free. The return of Shimano's sponsorship will also bring a Shimano Youth Series inviting riders 12 & under from local school districts and youth clubs.
What a great opportunity for youth who may not otherwise have a chance to try racing.
$10,000+ in total prize value currently for the series!!!! 

The popular SOUTH BAY/LONG BEACH AREA CYCLOCROSS PRACTICES concluded Sept. 19th. Participants from twelve clubs are looking forward to Sunday, Sept. 24th, Urban Cyclocross Race #1.

 NEWS  Sept. 18th -  LA Tri Club dinner and expo with Bob Roll!