Thursday, October 22, 2009

R.A.C.E. Events for this weekend!!!

FRIDAY, October 23rd - Friday Night "Kids ONLY" Airport Criterium - 6:00PM - 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 - . This KIDS ONLY Airport Criterium will be about 30 minutes in length(25 minutes PLUS 3 laps). Must sign in and wear a helmet in order to compete. RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT. Adult Mentor riders are STRONGLY encouraged to attend to stretch your legs out a bit, and coach these young riders about cycling and Criterium racing!!

Final Sprint points:
1st = 20 points
2nd = 16 points
3rd = 14 points
4th = 12 pointsand so on.
Primes will be worth between 4 and 10 points each.

Saturday, October 24th - David Albrecht's Cycling Skills Clinic(see Announcement in other e-mail or at

Saturday, October 24th - The Low-Key North Rim Trail Mountain Bike Race - 4:30pm - Hi Everyone! We'll be having a low-key mountain bike race/ride on Saturday afternoon(October 24th) starting at the North Rim Trail parking lot in Upper Bidwell Park. Registration will open at 4:15pm(it's a FREE event, just need to sign in), with the racing starting promptly at 4:30pm. The route is: Up North Rim Trail to B-Trail......down B-Trail to Middle Trail(NOT Upper Park Road).....then Middle Trail back to the Start/Finish Line near the North Rim Trail parking area(below the Easter Cross). Estimated time for the race is anywhere between 45 minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes........but if you think you might be out there for a long time, bring a light! It's starts getting pretty dark around 6:45pm or so.

Sunday, October 25th - The "Kids ONLY" Humboldt Road Race - 1:00PM - From the bottom of the climb all the way up to the top of Humboldt Road! About 3.5 miles and 750 feet of total climbing! For the kids under the Age of 16 who have been showing up to the Chico Airport Criteriums - now's your chance to experience a ROAD RACE!! least a little one!! Registration will open at the bottom of the hill (near the intersection of Humboldt Road & Stilson Canyon Road) at 12:40pm. The RACE will start at 1:00pm. Bring your climbing legs!! I will have water at the Start & Finish. We're going all the way up to the top this time around - the Finish Line is located at the "Stop Ahead" sign at the top of the hill. MENTORS are STRONGLY encouraged to attend - to keep an eye on our riders, help them out and encourage them up the hill. I will also be there with the SAG Vehicle, if needed. For a map of the race course, please visit: . HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! Rain cancels!

Sunday, October 25th - Hooker Oak Cyclocross Race - 3:00PM - We'll be using the Team JuG cyclocross course from a couple of weeks ago(thanks to Jeff Ochs and Gino Zahnd - Team JuG - for scouting out and marking this course!!!!) Registration will open at 2:45pm behind the 2nd softball field at Hooker Oak Park(see map.....or look for us at the Start area), with the race getting under way promptly at 3:00pm! The course is .6 miles in length and includes about 35 feet of climbing per lap.......but will have 2 run-ups per lap, and a total of 5 barriers per lap. Mountain bikes are most definitely welcome!!! Heck, bring your road bike if you want!! The race will be a 10-lap adventure - but you will always be on the same lap as the leader(so.....if the leader laps are on the same lap as he/she is on). This is also a test-run to see if 10 laps is too short, too long.....or just right!! For an approximate map of this course, please visit:

R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events
Chico, CA