SoCalCross Announces “Lake Crossitas” Weekend 

Cyclocross and Camping on Tap December 9-10

Cyclocross and Camping on Tap December 9-10

The Southern California Prestige Series of Cyclocross (“SoCalCross”) announces the upcoming “Lake Crossitas” race weekend at Lake Casitas Recreation Area (Ventura County) to be held December 9-10, 2023.

Registration is now open at: 

The Lake Crossitas weekend combines two days of cyclocross racing with group camping at the Lake Casitas Recreation Area. Racers, family, and friends can set up camp and roll right to the starting line, as the race course runs through and around Campground Grebe. A nearby camp store and showers, plus drive-in sites with fire rings and picnic tables make camping easy for racers.

With superstars Wout van Aert, Mathieu van der Poel, and Tom Pidcock all recently announcing their Winter cyclocross schedules at the professional level, interest among new riders in the sport at the amateur level continues to grow.

Continuing on Crossitas weekend are free beginner cyclocross clinics hosted by Each clinic starts at 8am, lasts one hour, and is timed to get riders to the start line for the 1 lap first-timers race at 9am. The clinic is the perfect introduction for new riders; covering basic techniques, registration, rules, and other tips to take the intimidation out of bicycle racing for first-timers.

Race details and pre-registration (including camping options) are available at:

See Riders Guide

– beyond racing, campers can enjoy walking around scenic Lake Casitas, taking a day trip into nearby Ojai, or exploring the Los Padres National Forest on the way to and from the race venue.

Lake Casitas Recreation Area is conveniently located just a 20 minute drive from Ventura or Ojai. Participants interested in arriving car-free from the Los Angeles Metro area can take the Metrolink train to the Ventura East station, then ride approximately 20 miles via the Ventura River and Ojai Valley trail systems to reach the venue. 

Following the Crossitas weekend, SoCalCross plans 3 additional race weekends with 6 more race days this season:

  • Santa Cross (Woodland Hills) December 16-17, 2023
  • CXLA (Los Angeles) January 6-7, 2024
  • CACX (Woodland Hills) January 13-14, 2024

All racers and spectators can stay up to date via the SoCalCross’ Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for event updates. 

SoCalCross, founded in 2005, hosts cyclocross racing throughout Southern California. RideCX is an online retailer offering cyclocross specialty parts and accessories at

Photo by Kenneth Hill

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