THE FAST FORWARD-Cyclocross at Lion Oak
A PREMIER CYCLOCROSS RACE IN COYOTE VALLEY CALIFORNIA
In January 2018, in collaboration with Charm City Cross, Lion Oak CX created their first venue to host the NCNCA District Cyclocross Championships. The race was well received and hosted the top talent in the area.
The race featured over 250 racers competing in categories of all ages and skill levels. Riders ranged from ages 4 to 72 and skill levels from first time amateurs to multi time USA National Champions. Racers competed from 30-60 minutes for the California State Championship Title across 20 different age and skill categories. The race was open to racers from across the country and had riders from Alabama, Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan and Wisconsin. The Elite/Pro Men's title was captured by Tobin Ortenblad from Santa Cruz, CA. The Elite Women's Race was won by Caitlin Bernstein of San Francisco, CA.
The race was set on a 2600 acre, unspoiled ranch site, located in the pristine hills of Coyote Valley, located between San Jose and Morgan Hill, California. The venue was a natural stadium nestled in a valley wall within a vast expanse of undulating hillsides. The course highlighted the beauty and benefit of California Open Space and the productivity of cattle ranching. Use of this land was thanks to our new partnership with the Madrone Cattle Company.