2009 California Cup


The 2009 California Cup is composed of Eleven separate events under different clubs and USCF/USAC insurance and permits, but all operated/coordinated by Velo Promo in Soulsbyville. Note that not all categories race on all days.

Overall Prizes/Points: only available for 4 racing groups: Elite 1/2/Pro, Women 1/2/3, Master 35+ 1/2/3 and Category 3. Points are awarded to the top ten in each of the races. Ties are broken by the placing in the final race, Il Giro.di San Francisco
Points for Road Events: 20,17,15,13,11,9,7,6,5,4.
Points for Criteriums and TT: 15,12,10,8,6,5,4,3,2,1.

Prizes overall go to top ten Elite 1/2/Pro ($500 value), top ten Women ($500 value), top six Master 35+s ($300 value) and top six Category 3 ($300).

Entries/Fees: Fees are as with each entry ad (normally $24 pre entry, except 1/2/Pro and Women 1/2/3 at Giro and Vacaville: $29) for pre-entry (postmarked by the Friday a week before each race weekend) Post entry add $7 each race. No post fee for Category 5 or Women 4 events. Fees include race insurance & surcharges. Go to www.sportsbaseonline.com for online entry. Send standard USCF entry/release form to CAL CUP, 19780 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, CA 95372. USE SEPARATE ENTRY FORM/RELEASE FOR EACH RACE!!! (One envelope is ok). Be sure to label the envelope "CAL CUP", and which events are inside. Make Checks to Velo Promo.

Refunds: Credit for another VP race will be given if VP is notified (via velopromo@sportsbaseonline.com ) by 5 pm on the Wednesday immediately preceding each race that you can't compete. No credit issued if you plan to enter another race that day instead; no cash refunds. No substitutions for cancellations.

Champion Discounts: Current NorCal/Nevada District Champions ride for $3 per day if 1) their entry is received by the deadlines below (otherwise they pay full fee, including late fee), 2) they ride in the category they won the championship in (Master Champions may ride down in age, and ride for $3, and Juniors may ride up), and 3) if the event they are entering is that in which they won the Championship (Road, TT or Criterium). District jersey not required.

Rules: USCF Rules apply; Free lap rule in Criteriums; team/club follow or feed vehicles breaking the rules or the law may as always result in penalties to the riders in the team/club of the vehicle. All events are rain or shine; Follow vehicles as allowed at road races by Chief ref and as available. Centerline rules enforced in road events. Illegal &/or unsafe warm-ups before races results in dq.

2009 Cal Cup Schedule:

August 8, Saturday Warnerville Time Trial, Knights Ferry PRE ENTRY ONLY

August 9, Sunday: Patterson Pass (Corral Hollow) Road Race, Tracy

August 15, Saturday: Dunnigan Road Race, Yolo

August 16, Sunday: Suisun Harbor Criterium, Suisun City

August 22, Saturday: San Ardo Road Race, San Ardo

August 23, Sunday: University Road Race, Santa Cruz

August 29, Saturday: Winters Road Race, Winters

August 30, Sunday: Vacaville Gran Prix, Vacaville (Also District Crit Championships)

Sept 5, Saturday: Challenge Challenge Road Race, Challenge, CA

Sept 6, Sunday: Esparto Time Trial, Esparto PRE ENTRY ONLY

September 7, Monday: Giro Di San Francisco

Further Info: Velo Promo, (209) 533-4996. E-mail: velopro1@sonnet.com, www.velopromo.com

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