Event Details

usac_ninja_night_raceThe Ninja Night Race course will be marked and ready for pre-riding at 5:00pm on race day.  All riders must be on the velodrome infield ready to race by 6:50pm.

The race will start promptly at 7:00pm

You will not be able to enter the track after 6:45pm — make sure you’re in the staging area on-time!

General Information

The next Ninja Night Race will be held on Thursday – December 11 2014 at Balboa Park – Morley Field.  This USA Cycling sanctioned event is the first sanctioned race series that happens exclusively at night.  You will need lights to compete.

You do not need a USA Cycling license in order to compete in Cat 2 and Cat 3 – ‘day only’ memberships are available at registration for $10.00.

You must have a current USA Cycling Pro or Cat 1 license to race Pro or Cat 1.   If your license is expired, you can renew it on-site at registration. 

Racers are scored by category and 5 year age group:

Pro / Cat 1 / Cat 2 / Cat 3  (also Single Speed, Clydesdale).

Pro = Professional (annual license required)

Cat 1 = Expert (annual license required)

Cat 2 = Sport

Cat 3 = Beginner

Start Time

7:00 pm

Course open for pre-ride at 5:00pm


In addition to all of the normal safety rules associated with a USAC event we are also implementing the following:

  • You must race with both a light on your bars and a light on your helmet.
  • Total lumens of your setup must be 1000 or more.  Light output will be measured at event registration.
  • Crossing the finish line without your lights working will result in an automatic DNF, no exceptions.

Race Fees

Registered now for $55 or at the event December 11 starting at 5:30pm at the Velodrome for $65.

Included in your entry fee is the following:

  • Race Entry
  • Exclusive Event T-Shirt For The First 50 Registrants!
  • Goodie Bag
  • Post-Race Tamales For All Riders
  • Raffle Ticket
  • Live Band Playing In The In-field (Jesse Eisner)
      • Esse Jeisner Retakes the States
      • Alexander and the Ninja Assassins Verses the Narcicist Robots

We are also excited to offer cash prizes for our pro and cat 1 riders.


Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each category.  In addition to individual category awards at the race, Cat1/Pro riders will compete against each other for the 3 fastest times of the night to earn $CASH$  prizes as follows:

Pro/Cat 1 Men:

  • 1st – $100
  • 2nd – $50
  • 3rd – $40

Pro/Cat 1 Women:

  • 1st – $100
  • 2nd – $50
  • 3rd – $40

The awards ceremony will immediately follow the race.


Due to permitting restrictions, these races have limited space.  Be sure to sign up as soon as registration opens to secure your spot at this history making event!  Only $55 if you register online, $65 onsite.


On-site registration will be open at 5:30 race day on the in-field of the Velodrome.

You will also need to complete liability waiver, safety check, and lighting check at the event.