Coyote Valley Cross is Saturday & Sunday December 8th & 9th 2018
455 Kalana Ave Morgan Hill, CA 95037
THE VENUE - The venue is a hundred-acre, unspoiled ranch site in the pristine hills of Coyote Valley, located between San Jose and Morgan Hill, California. The course is a natural stadium nestled in the valley within a vast expanse of undulating hillsides. This venue will highlight the beauty and benefit of California Open Space and the productivity of cattle ranching. Use of this land is thanks to our new partnership with the Madrone Cattle Company. The race site and ranch land are strictly off limits and remain such until race days on December 8th & 9th.
$20 for Amateur U19 and junior events
$40 for all other events
Lil’ Belgians Free
Online registration closes on Wednesday, December 5th at 8:00pm
There is also a nominal fee to register online with BikeReg.
No mail-in registration.
On Site Late Registration will be available, however we urge you to register online to avoid the additional $10 same day registration fee.
The registration pavilion will open by 7:30am and closes 30minutes before each race.
A domestic USAC license is required for all categories.
One Day USAC licenses will be available for sale at the registration booth. Only participants in races including Cat 5 men and women may race on a one-day license.
NOTE ON RACING AGE: Your racing age is your age as of December 31, 2018
You can plug 455 Kalana Ave Morgan Hill CA 95037 into Google Maps. Everything will be located just within the Tilton Ranch entrance at the end of Kalana Ave.
From the North: Take 101 South to the Bailey Ave exit. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Bailey Ave follow for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto Santa Teresa Blvd and continue for 2 miles (The name of the road changes to Hale Ave at 1.7 miles) Turn right onto Kalana Ave and follow to the end of the road and through the ranch gates to parking.
From the South: Take 101 North to the Bailey Ave exit. Turn left onto Bailey Ave and follow for 1 mile. Turn left onto Santa Teresa Blvd and continue for 2 miles (the name of the road changes to Hale Ave at 1.7 miles). Turn right onto Kalana Ave and follow to the end of the road and through the ranch gates to parking.
Parking Information -There is ample parking on site as soon as you pull through the gates onto the ranch land. Simply follow the instructions of the staff to a parking spot right along the course and the gravel road leading to the start/finish line and registration/staging.
Course Designers - Pat Miller of The Fast Forward has comprised a collaborative team of designers and helpers to create a true "traditional" cyclocross course. Those designers include the following:
Kris Auer - Founder of Charm City CX in Baltimore, a race that has elevated to an annual UCI C1 event and has been the host of the USAC national championships. Kris is known globally in cyclocross for his work with the Koppenberg Cross race in Belgium. He will be traveling from Europe to help out where he is deeply involved in a partnership with The Cycling Centre in Southern France. There, Kris and his wife Amber Auer host and train both aspiring and top cyclocross athletes in the world for training and skills camps.
Louren Reddick - A Baltimore based trail designer and course builder with extensive experience in North America (from Moab to Ontario) in trail maintenance, earth moving, and obstacle building. Thousands of bike racers have Louren to thank for grueling run ups, rock gardens, barriers, fly-overs and large "Belgian" steps.
Course Description - This is a traditional course looping through historic Tilton Ranch land. A Combination of graded dirt roads, grass, loose dirt, and obstacles will be used. Special thanks to our sponsor The Grass Farm Garden Accents for their help and equipment to smooth out and trim the course!
Start Line Protocol - Racers must report adjacent to the starting grid for staging 10 minutes before the start of their race. If you arrive late you will be staged at the back.
Lapped Riders - Lapped riders will finish on the same lap as the leaders. Riders in danger of being lapped must yield to oncoming racers and are not to interfere with their progress or trail behind them.
Pit - There will be one double-sided pit on the course. The pit official will have the authority to remove anyone that is interfering with the proper functioning of the pit. We will have bike racks in the Pit. These are for racers that are currently racing, not for storing your equipment all day. Please remove your equipment immediately following your race to make room for others. Bike washdown will be approximately 50m from the pit with two pressure washers available.
Medical/First Aid - Registered EMTs will be on site, set up near the registration pavilion.