4 More R.A.C.E. Events this week..............
Thursday, May 28th - Aguas Frias 25-MILE Time Trial - Race # 3 in the 2009 Chico 25-Mile Time Trial Series! The Aguas Frias 25-Mile Time Trial will take place on Thursday, May 28th. Registration will open at 5:40pm just south of Dayton 4-Corners on Aguas Frias Road - looks for me at the Start with the clipboard. First riders will take off at 6:01pm, and we will go in 1-minute intervals for this 12.5 mile out, 12.5 mile back in, all-flat Time Trial. I will most likely be at the turn-around too, but it will be marked. A map of the course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Aguas-Frias-25-Mile-TT (RACE #3 in the 2009 Chico 25-Mile Time Trial Series)
Friday, May 29th - 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 - I 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: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Friday-Night-Cohasset-Uphill-Race
Saturday, May 30th - Table Mountain Road Race - 9:00AM - This particular course was first used by the Chico Velo Cycling Club as a USCF RR course in 1984 during the Chico Omnium(which also included the 7-Mile Lane Time Trial and the Chico Downtown Criterium that year). Most groups did 2 laps of this course, but the Cat.1/2 guys did 3 or 4. However, I wouldn't do that to ya - we're only going to do 1 lap in this race - for a total of approximately 25 miles and approximately 2,100 feet of total climbing. (I wanted to make it just 1 lap too for those who ride out to the course and back to Chico - wouldn't wanna kill ya or anything!!) The course preview is located on Bikely.com here - and you can see the Course Profile by clicking on "Show" in the top left-hand corner........then clicking on "Elevation Profile":
Like the Messilla Valley Circuit Race, this will have a Category "A" and a Category "B". The Start/Finish Line is located on Table Mountain Boulevard right by Table Mountain Ranch Road(see Bikely Map - this was the Start/Finish Line for the 1984 race as well - I'll be out there early, so look for the registration table). Each Category will do just 1 lap = 25 miles. Registration will open at 8:30AM with Category A going off at 9:00AM........and Category B going at 9:02AM. Women's Category will be scored separately. Parking is available on the unfinished freeway overpass at the Start/Finish Line.
Now, a word of warning - This course goes in a clockwise direction - meaning that you will be climbing up to Cherokee from Hwy. 70. Although the hill does not seem quite as difficult as from the other side(the Wildflower Century side), the descent off Table Mountain will be quite tricky. Make certain that your bicycle is in good working order and that you are comfortable on technical descents. The Road Race course goes through amazingly diverse sections and is quite scenic - but please look out for one another and for yourselves, especially on the descent and on the Highway. All USCF rules apply, as usual - you know, don't do stupid stuff, wear a helmet, obey the centerline, etc. Route Arrows will mark the course as well. Bottle hand ups and Feed Zones will be solely dependent upon volunteers - Feed Zone is pretty much anywhere on the course. Sag vehicles will be solely dependent upon volunteers as well. I will be sweeping the course at the end as well - so if I don't see you back at the Finish, I'm coming to get you! (Event #1 in the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series!)
Sunday, May 31st - Chico Airport Short-course Criterium - We'll be using our standard Tuesday Night Airport Criterium Course for this event. Registration will open at 4:45pm for this one, with the Start at 5:00pm. A map of this course can be found here: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course . This event DOES count towards the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series. ****One note about Primes in this particular event - there will be much fewer Primes in this one compared to the normal Chico Airport Criterium events................however, the Primes that are called in this particular event will be worth BIG points(think 7 to 10 points PER Prime) This is a slightly shorter length Criterium than the Tuesday Night event too - Category "A" will go for 50 Minutes PLUS 3 laps. Category "B" will go for 45 Minutes PLUS 3 laps. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT!! (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)
Team Chico & R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events