Fixed-gear cycling clubs throughout the Southland have partnered, coordinated and successfully run their first event in a series of events planned for 2016. The Comeback Crit was hosted by one such club, OC Brakeless, and held in Huntington Beach on February 20. It was the kick-off event and the first of 10 comprising the SoCal Fixed Series. These events are for track bikes with fixed gears and no brakes that race on a closed, asphalt short-course.
Prior to 2016, each event had been orchestrated by an individual club and loosely organized with word-of-mouth marketing. Now a collective, this organization has been able to secure sponsorship from Throne bikes and has increased the number of events available to this unique sub-set of road racers.
Beyond achieving consensus among six cycling clubs, the collective’s SoCal Fixed Series has the potential to attract new people to the sport of cycling, both as participants and also as spectators. The six clubs hosting events are GLK Cycling, OC Brakeless, Mobbin’ Monday, Ratpack Racing, Hell Yeah Crits, and DOS Bicycle Club. The two March events will both have some of the fastest SoCal racers turning themselves inside-out and battling as teams to earn points for the overall crown.
Men’s Results (1-2-3)
Women’s Results (1-2-3)
Organizer Website www.facebook.com/SCFIXED