Friday, March 26, 2010

3 R.A.C.E.(and and a Velo) events this weekend!!

Friday, March 26th - Chico Airport Criterium - 6:00PM(As & Bs) & 7:00PM(Cs and Kids Races) - This event will be held at the Chico Airport Criterium course starting at 6:00pm(for As & Bs) and 7:00pm(for Category C and Kids race)! Registration will open at 5:40pm on Convair avenue at the Airport - with the first event starting promptly at 6:00pm. We'll be using our standard Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium 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. The Category C and Kids Only Race will go for 20 Minutes PLUS 3 laps. Riders must sign in and wear a helmet in order to compete. RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL CANCEL THIS EVENT. (Part of the 2010 Spring Chico Airport Criterium Series!)
Saturday, March 27th - The Lunt Road Uphill Time Trial - 9:00AM - This is considered to be a Category 1 climb in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series, approximately 5.1 miles length and about 1,900 feet of total climbing. The Time Trial will start where Hwy. 70 and Cherokee Road intersect - and go all the way up to the top of Lunt Road......warning - the kicker climb on Lunt Road at the end has a bit of a bite to it!! Remember - you can always come out to any or all of the Time Trials - just go your own pace, do your own thing - just you against the clock, no big whoop - and it's FREE! We have a wide variety of riders out there - ALL are welcome to come out and give it a shot!! AND - if you don't want your time recorded in the Official Results, it's okay - just let me know at the Start when you sign in. For a map of the upcoming Lunt Road Uphill Time Trial Course, please visit: Registration will open at 8:30am at the intersection of Cherokee Road and Hwy. 70(look for the RACEmobile on Cherokee Road, in the very small dirt parking area near Hwy. 70). The first rider will take off at 9:01am, and we will go in 1-minute intervals. I still need someone to help me start the riders off, so if you can volunteer to help out, just send me an e-mail at - you still get to race, just be the last one to start.....and you get a 3 Point Bonus in the Series(along with my undying gratitude)! (Event #11 in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series!)
Sunday, March 28th - Chico Velo's Tour of the Unknown Valley North - 7:00AM to 9:00AM Start Time - For more information, please visit and You can register now at or register the day of the ride. Registration & start between 7am - 9am at the Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland, California. Take I-5 to Orland and exit at Hwy 32. Head east towards Chico, turning south on Woodward Ave to the Glenn County Fairgrounds. Three food and drink stops on the course, plus dinner at the finish in the best of Chico Velo traditions. This new addition to the Chico Velo Century Series has been enjoyed by local riders for years. There is one 75+ mile loop offered. The route goes south from Orland to Willows on flat country roads, then heads west to Elk Creek. There’s one three mile climb before coming into Elk Creek. The route then turns north along Stony Creek, Grindstone Creek coming out of the Yolla Bollys, to Chrome, Burrows Gap and then into Newville. Turning east, the course rolls past Black Butte Lake and into Orland for the finish dinner at the Glenn County Fairgrounds. Helmets are REQUIRED!
When: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - rain or shine. Registration & start between 7am and 9am.
Where: Glenn County Fairgrounds, Orland, CA
How much:
$35.00 per rider before March 20th. $40 thereafter/day of ride. Register now at
One Note - We did a course check on this route last week and I can't tell you how beautiful it is out there this time of year - it is AMAZING!!!!! :)
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Absurd Cycling Events
Chico, CA