BASP is back for 2021!

The Bay Area Super Prestige will return for 2021 in a new format.
Five Bay Area races will combine to create a super-series
Your best four out of the five races will be tallied for series winners!
Final awards to be presented at the last race of the season, Cross Infestation!

THE RACES

The BASP series spans Northern California, ranging from as far south as Prunedale and as far north as Marin! Race dates are currently tentative, and links to each race website will be added as they become available, so check back as the season gets closer!

Race 1

presented by Valley Spokesmen Racing Team

September 25, 2021

Race 2 / 3

presented by Team Rock Lobster

October 30-31, 2021

presented by Family Cycling Center

November 21, 2021

Race 4

presented by Team Roaring Mouse

December 5, 2021

Race 5

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HOW IT WILL WORK

  • Participating racers are able to register (free!) for the series at this site, choosing from one of the categories below.

    • Please note - while the series registration is free, each race will have its own (paid) registration - please follow the link from the race page above to register for the individual races.​

  • Four races count towards series points. If you race all five, your best four will count. Each race category awards points for the top 50 racers, where first place counts as 50 points, second as 49 points, and so on.

  • After each race, series results will be uploaded to basp84.com the week following.

  • Series awards will be presented at Cross Infestation on December 5.

 

CATEGORIES

  • Each of the five races will include the categories below. 

  • USAC races will use USAC categories, non-USAC races will use the corresponding category shown in the table below (for example, a Cat C race will equate to a USAC Cat 5 race).

  • Racers must race in the same category across all races, races in other categories will not count towards series totals.

  • Racers must race their USAC age for all races, whether the race is USAC or not.

  • Your cyclocross racing age is determined as of December 31, 2022. For each of the BASP races, choose the age group that aligns with your age as of December 31, 2022.

Registration for the BASP series is free! If you would like to contribute, we would love for you to consider donating to our series-sponsored charity, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, a food bank serving the Bay Area. Help provide access to food that families can count on!

BASP IS A SAFE AND INCLUSIVE SPACE FOR ALL

  • "MEN'S" FIELDS ARE OPEN TO ALL RACERS: MEN, WOMEN, AND NON-BINARY RACERS

  • WOMEN'S RACES ARE OPEN TO ALL CIS-WOMEN, TRANS-WOMEN, AND NON-BINARY RACERS

  • JUNIOR CATEGORIES ARE CONSIDERED OPEN TO ALL JUNIORS

  • NON-ELITE ATHLETES (CATEGORIES 3, 4, AND BEGINNER) MAY SELF-SELECT THE FIELD, WITHIN THEIR CATEGORY, THAT BEST FITS WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY, OR THAT THEY FEEL IS MOST APPROPRIATE FOR COMPETITIVE PURPOSES

  • ELITE ATHLETES (CATEGORIES 1 & 2) MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE GENDERED FIELD WHICH IS MOST ATHLETICALLY APPROPRIATE, AS DETERMINED BY OBRA AND USA CYCLING TRANSGENDER ATHLETE PARTICIPATION POLICIES ON ELITE COMPETITION

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT PERFECT AND OUR LANGUAGE IS STILL EVOLVING, WE ARE DOING WHAT WE CAN TO INCLUDE EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT BENEFIT FROM CIS-MALE PRIVILEGE AND WE ARE ALL BETTER BECAUSE OF  INCLUSION