Sunday, June 28, 2009

R.A.C.E. Events for June 30th - July 5th................

Tuesday, June 30th - Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium - 6:00PM (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series)

Wednesday, July 1st - The HUMBOLDT Road Race - 6:00AM (Point event for the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series)

Wednesday, July 1st - - Fast 50 - 6:00PM

Thursday, July 2nd - River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00PM (Part of the 2009 Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series)

Friday, July 3rd -

Saturday, July 4th -

Sunday, July 5th - Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00AM - Trophy Event (Part of the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series)

Tuesday, June 30th - Tuesday Night Airport Criterium - 6:00PM (As & Bs) & 7:00PM (Cs) - Registration normally opens at 5:45pm on Convair avenue at the Airport - with the event starting promptly at 6:00pm. For the time being, we'll be using our standard Tuesday Night course starting/finishing at Convair Avenue - . Category "A" riders will go for 50 Minutes PLUS 3 laps, while Category "B" riders will go for 45 Minutes PLUS 3 laps - Women's Category picked separately. Lots of Point Primes offered in this one!! Must sign in and wear a helmet in order to compete. RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT. (Part of the 2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)

**** One Note About This Tuesday Night's Airport Criterium - June 30th - 7:00PM - will also have a Category "C" race going off at 7:00PM. The "C" race will be 30 minutes + 3 laps. If you are intimidated by the Criterium and/or the speeds out there, this is the Category to get a feel for what's going on without the crazy speeds. No other Category races will be on the course - just Category "C" - so you can get used to the course, etc. The event MAY be mentored as well, depending upon whether ANY Category "A" or highly-ranked Category "B" riders(basically, any top 10 riders in the Current Standings in the "B" Category) are available to mentor. A mentor basically sits in with your group during the race, giving you basic pointers and helpful advice to keep you safe, skilled and sound during the event - and for future events. Mentors must meet with me prior to the event - so, if you would like to volunteer to be a Criterium Mentor, see me at the race on Tuesday Night or e-mail me prior to the Event - . Also - If anyone would like to donate Prime Prizes for any of the events, please bring them out to the Criterium or e-mail me.

Wednesday, July 1st - Humboldt Road Race - 6:00AM (3.4 miles and 751 feet of climbing - just an early morning leg burn!) - Beat the heat with this early morning ride up Humboldt! Registration will open at 5:45am at the bottom of Humboldt Road(right near Stilson Canyon Road), with the race starting promptly at 6:00AM. This will be a mass-start event for this short climb up Humboldt Road - starting near Stilson Canyon Road and finishing at the Stop Ahead Sign at the top of the hill. A map of this short-course Road Race can be found here: (Point event for the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series)

Wednesday, July 1st - FAST 50 - 6:00PM - The long-running independent "Fast 50" Wednesday night rides! The starting spot for this ride is in the parking lot of Rosedale Elementary School located at 100 Oak Street here in Chico. The ride leaves promptly at 6:00pm from the parking lot area. Many different levels of cyclists out there, so hook up with someone and enjoy the ride! A map of the course can be found here: Rain does not cancel!

6:00 PM Thursday, July 2nd - River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00pm (No morning Time Trial today - sorry!) - Registration opens at 5:40pm, with the first rider going off at 6:01pm. We will go in 1-minute intervals for this 5-miles out, 5-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. This classic Chico Time Trial course has been used for the last 29+ years. Come on out after work and give this one a shot! An extremely rough draft of this course can be found here - (yes, the course is really 10 miles, not 9.9). And if you look at the Elevation might tell you why coming back always seems a bit tougher than going out! (Part of the 2009 Chico 10-Mile Time Trial Series!)

Friday, July 3rd - Taking the day off.

Saturday, July 4th - Taking the day off.

Sunday, July 5th - Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00AM - A NEW Circuit Race Course to try out for 2009!! This 5.9 mile long loop goes over rolling terrain and climbs approximately 290 feet per lap. Will suit a variety of riders. Registration will open at 8:30am NEAR the intersection of Coal Canyon Road-Wheelock Road & Hwy. 70. The Category "A" Race will go off at 9:00AM, the Category "B" Race will go at 9:02AM, and the Category "C" Race will go at 9:04AM. Category "A" & "B" Riders will do 6 laps each - for a total of 35.4 Miles and 1,740 feet of total climbing. The Category "C" Race will go 3 laps - for a total of 17.7 Miles and 870 feet of total climbing (the "C" race will not be counted towards the Road R.A.C.E. Series). The Start/Finish Line is located on Coal Canyon Road - just up the road from the intersection of Wheelock Road & Hwy. 70. You will travel in a clockwise direction from Coal Canyon Road to Hwy. 70....and back to Coal Canyon Road....for one lap. For a map of this course, please visit: . I will be bringing some water bottles out there to pass out to riders, BUT - water bottle hand-ups will be solely dependent upon volunteers! Parking is somewhat available at the Start/Finish area of the course - but the best bet is to park at Spring Valley School and just ride down to the Start Area on Coal Canyon Road........approximately 2.7 miles away from the school(and downhill when heading to Coal Canyon). Most United States Cycling Federation rules apply to these races - you know, WEAR YOUR HELMET, don't ride like a nutcase, and all that good stuff. Sandbaggers are strongly discouraged (a Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider racing a Category "B" or "C" race - must be completely obvious to the Race Director). The Race Director reserves the right to DQ any rider deemed unsafe or unsportsmanlike. A mention about Tri Bars - You can have Tri Bars on your bicycle - BUT, you must NOT use them if you are in a pack or paceline - especially on this course! Normally, in a United States Cycling Federation race, you would not be allowed to have them on your bicycle in a mass-start event like this one - but I know many of us like them on our bicycles and use them for training. This isn't the World Championships - we do these Circuit Races for fun, fitness and practice - but please do NOT use your Tri Bars in a pack/paceline situation. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! Trophy Event (Part of the 2009 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series)

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