Friday, April 17, 2009

TGIF Schedule.............

Some weekend R.A.C.E. Events to consider on this amazing weather day:

Friday, April 17th - Cohasset Narrows Mini-Road Race
- Registration will open at 5:45pm on Ryan Avenue on the north end of the airport - just to the west of the Fifth Sun parking lot(look for me on Ryan Avenue with the clipboard). Ride leaves at 6:00pm and will climb to just past the "Road Narrows" & "Share The Road" sign at the top of the "good" road - just go your own pace. The ride itself is only about 7 miles in length, but includes about 1,500 feet of climbing. I will be there with the sag vehicle if you run into a problem - and will be at the finish line to score you - will have water too. This is a great little after-work ride to stretch the legs a bit for the weekend! An approximate map of the course can be found here:

Saturday, April 18th - Vilas Road Uphill Time Trial - The next event in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series is Event #7 - The Category 1 Climb of Vilas Road! This event takes place on Saturday, April 18th at Nicalog & Cohasset Road.......the usual Starting Line for the Cohasset Time Trial. Registration will open at 8:15am, with the first rider going off at 9:01am. We'll ride up Cohasset Road to Cohasset, go past the Store, and keep going up Vilas Road(NOT Cohasset Road!) until it turns to dirt.......which is the finishing location. Approximately 7 miles in length, with about 2,360 feet of elevation gain. A map of this next course can be found here: Want to earn an EXTRA 5 POINTS - I still need a volunteer to start the riders off at the beginning - 5 points to anyone that can help me with this fun little endeavor.....and yes, you can still race the TT, you just have to be the last one to start!! (Part of the 2009 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series!)

Sunday, April 19th - Field of Dreams Time Trial - A NEW rolling course Time Trial! Registration will open at 8:30am at Spring Valley School on Pentz Road - the first rider will go off at 9:01am......and we will go in 1-Minute Intervals. This Time Trial is approximately 12.6 miles in length and includes some rolling terrain - for a total elevation gain of about 680 feet. The course itself is one big loop - so you'll have a chance to experience wind direction from a variety of locations!! The Start/Finish is at Spring Valley School on Pentz Road - you'll go to Hwy. 70 to Clark Road, take Clark Road to Durham Pentz Road, then Durham Pentz back to Pentz Road to the finish at the school.......all right-hand turns. The course will be marked with Route Arrows. A map of this course can be found here:

Sunday, April 19th - Airport LONG-course Criterium(using the 1-Mile course for this afternoon Criterium) - We'll be using the NEW Criterium Course for this event - the 1-Mile Chico Airport Long-Course. Registration will open at 4:15pm for this one, with the Start at 4:30pm. The course Starts & Finishes on Marauder Street.......over by the old Koret building on the north end of the Airport. A map of this course can be found here: . This event DOES count towards the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series. Also, in order to get use to this new course, the first 2 laps will be neutralized so that y'all can get a feel for the course in a pack situation. After that......expect lots of Point Primes. This new course has a little elevation gain to it as well - not much, but just enough to feel it. Category "A" will go for 45 Minutes PLUS 3 laps(remember - the course is 1-mile in length). Category "B" will go for 40 Minutes PLUS 3 laps. (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)

Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Antagonistic Cycling Events
Chico, CA