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2020 Big Shark's Bubba Memorial Cyclocross Series 10/11/20 to 12/6/20

The Bubba Memorial Cyclocross Series

Please note- the 2020 Series is on hold pending new COVID guidelines and sanctioning. We will post dates and if/when the series will resume here!

Presented by The Cycling House

The 2020 Bubba Memorial Cyclocross Series will occur this Fall and Winter. We look forward to provided as fun and as safe a series as we can.
We have been granted permission to hold the race series provided we adhere to our submitted COVID plan. We realize that these guidelines do not cultivate the community and tone we want to foster, but they are simple steps that we can all make to help us return to sport.
We ask that all participants understand and agree to the following guidelines:
  • Event Staff and Officials will be required to wear masks at all times during the event.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available.
  • All athletes and fans are required to wear a mask when not racing.
  • There will be no conregation of racers or fans at the finish line, officiating tent, or registration tent.
  • Group sizes over ten will not be allowed to congregate in a single area.
  • No team tents will be allowed in the parking lot or along the course.
  • Racers who are pre-riding the course have to wear masks.
  • Attendess who are not racing will be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings at all times.
  • Registration will be ONLINE ONLY. You can register race day on BikeReg.
  • Prize money will be mailed post event.
  • There will be no on-site protest period.
  • All racers must check in to have a temperature check, COVID screening, and receive/wear a wrist band.
  • Any participant who is not adhering to our guidelines will be DQ'd and asked to leave the venue.
  • Riders will be staged 6' apart at the start. We will have a much wider start chute than normal to allow for social distancing.
  • Race standings will NOT be published and available at the park, but will be available online.
  • Participants will be instructed to leave the park after the completion of their race.
  • We ask that all athletes depart the venue after racing, please do not bring fans, family, or spectators. We have been given permission to hold these races provided ALL racers, friends, and spectators understand that we HAVE to abide by these rules. This means- team tents, tailgating, and gathering is not allowed.
  • Our staff will ask participants and fans attending the event to observe these guidelines. You will only be asked one time.
  • Protocols and procedures may be modified if state or local regulations are changed before or during the series.

Bubba #

Race Date

Race Location

Results

Thursday Evening CX Practices

9/15-10/27

Cancelled, Kenrick, Seminary

5pm-7:30pm

Alton Super Presitge CX (Bubba Points!)

9/13

Cancelled, Alton, Illinois- Rock Springs

Results

Alton Super Prestige CX (Bubba Points!)

9/20

Cancelled, Alton, Illinois, Belk Park

Results

Alton Super Prestige CX (Bubba Points!)

9/26 - 9/27

Cancelled, Alton, Illinois- Gordon Moore Park

Results

Pumpkin Hop Cross Weekend

(Bubba Points!)

10/3- 10/4

Cancelled, Beardstown, Illinois

Results

Bubba Cross #1 Free Intro CX Clinic

10/11

St. Louis County Park, Bella Fontaine County Park

Results
Bubba Cross #2

10/18

St. Louis County Park, Queeny Park

Results

Bubba Cross #3

10/25

St. Louis County Park, St. Vincent County Park

Results

Bubba Cross #4

11/1

St. Louis County Parks, Sylvan Springs

Results

Bubba Cross #5

11/8

St. Louis County Park, Upper Creve Coeur Park

Results

Bubba Cross #6

11/14

St. Louis County Park, Faust Park

Results

Bubba Cross #7

11/15

St. Louis County Park, Faust Park

Results

Bubba Cross #8

11/22

St. Louis County Park, Fort Bellefontaine Park

Results

Bubba Cross #9

11/29

St. Louis County Park, Spanish Lake Park

Canned Food Drive- For every $100 your bike isworth bring ONE can of food.

Results

Bubba Cross #10

12/6

Missouri State Championship CX, St. Louis County Park, Sylvan Springs Park

Results

What the heck is Cyclocross!?! Find out HERE!!

 

Bubba Memorial Cyclocross Series Mailing List Sign Up

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  • Cyclocross Bicycle Races:

    First - a bit of History. Why the Bubba Memorial?  Big Shark "Veteran Racer" Butthead (aka- Josh Johnson)- a previous season's A Race winner received a dog a long, long time ago named "Bubba."  Butthead thought Bubba was a puppy, which it/he was definitely not. Actually, many people at first mistook Bubba for some sort of Hog, (perhaps a razorback?), but that is a different issue entirely. Although we enjoyed Bubba we did not think Bubba was going to live past another cross season. We really didn't.  He was NOT a puppy.  So this series is dedicated, again, to Bubba. Sadly, Bubba passed away many summers ago- despite being commemorated for the past decade. We miss him Bubba, although in truth he really had exceeded all of our expectations by remaining somewhat alive for as long as he did. He was adorable, albeit weird.

    When? Select Saturdays and Sundays in October, November, and December 

    What? Cyclocross features a perfect blend of mountain biking and road bike racing - plus a few skills unique to the sport. It's a great way to spend the day outdoors as the seasons change - and keep your competitive edge. Lots of cowbell.  Each race is under an hour - and we allow athletes to self-select their category based on fitness, competency, and what they did the night before.

    Need a Bike? Big Shark Bicycle Company carries Cannondale, Giant, Surly, Marin, Santa Cruz, All-City, MOOTS, and other super awesome cyclocross bikes. Yep.

    Daily Prizes: Over $720 Prize List Each Day, $7200 for the series.

    Special Prizes: Kounter  Kulture is a carry out restaurant offering a locally sourced Asian menu. Clean proteins, local rice, convenient, sustainable fuel. They are going to be offering $5 Off Vouchers to the winners each week of the Women's B, Masters Overall, and Men's Category C racers.

    And...Check out Songbird -Opening this Fall, is a partnership between Kitchen Kulture and Sump coffee. A breakfast/lunch model located in Forest Park SE is a convenient stop on many training routes or day rides.  Pop in for a coffee or breakfast sandwich! (Curbside and online ordering to start!)

    Overall Series Prize: The individual man, woman, or child with the highest point total (regardless of category) will win a $2000 Training Vacation to The Cycling House in Tucson, Arizona.

    Overall Winner of the Men's and Women's "A" Race will win free entry for the following season.

    Overall Winner of the "B" Race will win a fabulous set of something fabulous. Stay tuned!

    Overall Winner of the Masters Races will win a fabulous set of something fabulous. Really. Men/Women

    Overall Winner of the "C" Race, Women's "B", and the Single Speed category will win something worthy of your titan efforts. No. You won't win a puppy named "Bubba".

    Free Clinic!: Join us before the first race for a FREE CLINIC! October 11th from 8:30am until 10am.

    Series Info-mation:

    • The Categories: A= Men's 1/2/3, B= Men's 3/4, C= Men's 4. Women's A=1/2/3, B=3/4/5, Masters 40+/50+/60+ Men and Masters 40+ Women, Virgins.
    • Virgins- You can only race in this category once...aka your first time.
    • Registration: On-site opens at 10:00 am.

    Event Schedule:

    Category  Start Time Duration  Prize List 
    Registration 10:00 am Closes :30 Pre-race
    Masters 40+ Women
    10:45 am 45 minutes 3 Places/$30, $20, $10 
    Masters 40+/50+/Single Speed 10:45 am 45 Minutes 3 places/$30, $20, $10 for each category
    Masters 60+ 10:45 am 45 Minutes Omnium Points Awarded
    Junior/First Timers (Virgins) 11:35 am 25 minutes Applause and more
    Women A/B (Cat 1/2/3 & 3/4) High Noon 45 minutes 3 places/$30, $20, $10 for both
    C Race (Cat 4/5) 1:00 pm 45 minutes 3 places/$30, $20, $10 
    B Race (Cat 3/4) 2:00 pm 45 minutes 3 places/$30,$20,$10 
    A Race (Cat 1/2/3) 3:00 pm 60 minutes 5 places/$50,$40,$30,$20, $10

    • On Line Pregistration on BikeReg.com is $30.00 There will be a small surcharge for online registration. There are no refunds- entries are transferable to another day's event. Season Pass Available for $275
    • Race Day Entry fee for all races is $35.00. Only $15 for second race (on the same day...)
    • Season Pass- buy all 10 races (Including the State Championship Race) for $275 (Must be purchased prior to the start of your 1st race)
    • Women's A and B will start with a :30 gap. There will be payout for both fields.
    • Juniors Racers Under 18 are Free!(Must race in the Junior Category)
    • Important Note!! Race numbers will be re-used for the entire series - New Numbers are $2.00. PLEASE hang on to your numero!
    • Most events are in St. Louis County Parks, in the event of a very wet week or very rainy day the decision to conduct a race will be made by the St, Louis County Parks Department and we will communicate this information as soon as we can. No refunds on race day.
    • Series title will be scored 20 places deep in each category. 1st through 20th points will be distributed: 50, 40, 34, 30, 26, 23, 20, 17, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. 
    • Missouri State Championship race will be double points for the series.  Medals and Jerseys for all classes.
    • Big Shark Racing wishes to thank St. Louis County Parks for their continued support and use of their facilities.
    • Canned Food Drive: At the Thanksgiving Bubba, please consider bring 1 can of food for every $100 your bike is worth. We predict 300-400 cans of food. Thank you!

    Directions and Addresses:

    St. Louis County Parks Locator: http://www.stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation/ParkPages

    • Sioux Passage Park: From I-170 North exit onto East Bound I-270. Exit north onto New Halls Ferry Road. Follow New Halls Ferry Road to Vaile Avenue and Turn Right. Follow Vaile Avenue to Old Jamestown Road and Turn Left. Park is on your right. Race Course is on your right. Parking and Bathrooms are at the Lenz Shelter a bit further into the Park. Course Map
    • Queeny Park: 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin MO 63011. Enter the park off of Weidman Road. Take the 1st Left and go to the Upper Lot. Enter on the Northwest corner and take the path .25 Miles to the race course.  Course Map
    • Sylvan Springs: Access off of Telegraph Road, North of Highway 255. 300 Halsey Road, Saint Louis, MO 63125 Course Map
    • Faust Park: Access off of Clarkson Rd/Olive Blvd- North of Hwy 40. 15185 Olive Boulevard Chesterfield, MO 63017 Course Map
    • Fort Bella Fontaine: Access from Highway 270, exit North on Bellefontaine Road. Park past entry gate - course is a short walk into park. 13002 Bellefontaine Road, St. Louis MO 63138 Course Map
    • Bellefontaine Park: Access from Highway 270, exit South on Bellefontaine Road. Park entry is on your right, the 2nd entry (past Chambers Road). Course Map
    • Suson Park: Access from Hwy 270 South, Tesson Ferry Road exit South. Left exit to Wells Road. 6073 Wells Road, St. Louis 63128 Course Map
    • Creve Coeur Park (lower): Access off of Marine Avenue, South of Maryland Heights Expressway, by St. Louis Rowing Club.13725 Marine Avenue, St. Louis County 63146 Course Map
    • St. Vincent's Park: Access off of St. Charles Rock Road just east of Pennsylvania Avenue. 7335 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis MO 63133 Course Map

    Thanks to R & R Sanitation for supplying our "facilities".

     

    Bubba #1- Bella Fontaine County Park

    Bubba #2 -Queeny County Park Map

    Bubba #3 - St. Vincent County Park Map

    Bubba #4- Sylvan Springs County Park Map

    Bubba #5- Creve Coeur Park Upper

    Bubba #6- Faust Park

    Bubba #7- Faust Park

    Bubba #8- Fort Bellefontaine Course Map

    Bubba #9 Spanish Lake County Park

    Bubba # 10 -Sylvan Springs