Tuesday, December 29, 2009
3 R.A.C.E. Events this weekend!!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
2010 Paskenta Century Race/Ride - Feb. 7th, 2010.........
This FREE and unsupported "assumed risk" ride kicks off the century season on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb 7th, 2010. Meet at the One Mile Recreation Area in Chico, California before the 8:00AM starting time to get your map (Ride starts precisely at 8:00AM!). Route heads north to Corning, west to Flournoy & Paskenta, south and east to Newville, Black Butte Lake, Orland, Hamilton City and Chico. Course can be shortened to 80 miles (avoiding the 4 to 5 mile gravel stretch) by taking the Black Butte Cut-Off west of Corning. It can be shortened to 50 miles by returning to Chico from Woodson Bridge-OR-by starting outside of Corning at 9:00AM at the intersection of A-9 and Black Butte Rd, four miles west of Corning. Store MIGHT be open in Flournoy - so stock up before the 30 mile service-free ride to Orland. Support vehicles following the pack is STRONGLY discouraged - but a good place for neutral hand-ups is in Paskenta/nearing Paskenta, prior to the dirt/gravel section. You should be fully self-supported during this ride - bring tubes, patch kit, multi-tool, pump, food, water, cell phone(although coverage is very spotty out that way) and anything else you might need out there!! Helmets are MANDATORY!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Team Chico "Tunnels" Ride - January 23rd!!
Tunnels Ride is taking place on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010! Please see
information below and on the attached PDF file too. There will be NO Airport
Criterium that day - I will be driving the SAG vehicle for the Tunnels ride.
This should be a great day of riding, and this particular ride is proving to
be a CLASSIC!! Hope to see you out there!! Apporoximate map of the course
can be found here:
CHICO- HIGHWAY 70 TUNNELS-CHICO - 80+ MILES:
Saturday, January 23rd 2010
9:00 AM One Mile Recreation Area
Tunnels. straight up! Test your winter fitness with this Team Chico favorite
in to the beautiful Feather River Canyon and to the Hwy 70 Tunnels. A
straight out and back heading out Chico-Oro, Durham Pentz, then up Hwy 70
over Yankee Hill and down into the canyon, past Pulga and along the North
Fork Feather to the SECOND set of tunnels. All riders in the lead group will
tough it out for the first KOM sprint by taking the steep detour up Lunt Rd.
near the end of the first climb, then connect back to Hwy 70 and continue
towards the tunnels. Sprint #2 will be at the end of the last, long tunnel.
Water stop another mile up the road, then back out of the canyon, down to
the valley and finish with a final sprint on Chico-Oro just before the bike
Notes: These rides are organized for fun(?) and are open to all who are
willing to try. This is an out and back ride and people can ride at their
own pace and regroup as the leaders are heading back. Come on out and try to
make it to the tunnels!! We will try to have a support vehicle(s) but please
come prepared, ride with a partner and have a plan to get home. Please dress
WARM and bring plenty of food, water and supplies and take responsibility
for yourselves. We will have our friends out there, but there will be
minimal course markings, no road closures, aid stations or coffee stops,
just dogs, squirrels, pickup trucks, and a bunch of bikers on a sweet ride
in the cuts! For more info contact Aren at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530)
Monday, December 14, 2009
January Chico Airport Criterium Series!!
2010 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series!!!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
2009 Chico Airport Criterium Series - Kids Final Standings:
4. Jasper Travers 204 points
5. Krissie Mensching 196 points (2nd Place for the Girls Division!)
6. Brandon Dudar 96 points
7. Sandy Speake 68 points
9. Mia Herhusky 18 points (3rd Place for the Girls Division!)
10. Abby Hovey 14 points
11. Emma Grant-Dreher 12 points
FINAL OVERALL STANDINGS FOR AGES 10 & UNDER:
4. Caden Crumm 146 points
10. Jesse Travers 68 points
12. Ryan Neuman 64 points
13. Liam Davis 62 points
13. Marc Speake 62 points
15. Chloe Davis 24 points (2nd Place in Girls Division!)
20. Cole Vickery 14 points
20. Jessalyn Ayars 14 points
22. Eli Hoover 12 points
23. Lane Alexander 10 points
Friday, December 04, 2009
Team Chico Cutty Series Ride - Saturday at 9:00AM!!
CHICO-OREGON GULCH (gravel)-PARADISE-CHICO ∼ 75 miles
Saturday, December 5th, 2009 9:00 AM One Mile Recreation Area
The classic ride of Table Mountain, Oregon Gulch road and Pentz. From Chico we roll
past Butte College and hit the foothills up to Cherokee Rd. We climb and descend
Cherokee all the way across Table Mountain before backtracking a mile or so to the start
of the dirt on Oregon Gulch Rd. This five-mile stretch of good gravel has a few ups and
downs before a steep kicker up to the first KOM at the Covered Bridge. Descend back
down Cherokee and head straight up Pentz Rd into Paradise for KOM # 2. Work our way
through town and descend Neal Rd for a sprint before 99, cross 99, and finish with a
second sprint on Chico-Oroville HWY.
Notes: These rides are organized for fun(?) and are open to all who are willing to try.
Some rides utilize out and back portions and regrouping is encouraged! Road bikes with
sturdy tires should be fine. We will try to have a support vehicle(s) but please come
prepared, ride with a partner and have a plan to get home. Please dress WARM and bring
plenty of food, water and supplies and take responsibility for yourselves. We will
describe the route, but there will be minimal course markings, no road closures, aid
stations or coffee stops, just dogs, squirrels, pickup trucks, and a bunch of bikers on a
sweet ride in the cuts! For more info on the Cutty Series or other Chico area rides contact
Aren at email@example.com or (530) 892-9868.
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