Friday, April 16, 2010

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

Friday, April 16th - Friday Night Chico Airport Criterium - 6:00pm(for As & Bs) & 7:00pm(for Category "C" & Junior racing) (Part of the 2010 Spring Chico Airport Criterium Series)

Saturday, April 17th - Messilla Valley Circuit Race - 9:00am (Part of the 2010 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series - Juniors too!!)

Sunday, April 18th - Aguas Frias Road Race - 9:00am (Part of the 2010 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series - Juniors too!!)

Friday, April 16th - 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!) ***PLEASE NOTE: There is a chance that PG&E will be working on the roads out there - if that is the case, we will move to the LONG COURSE at the north end of the airport.

Saturday, April 17th - Messilla Valley Circuit Race - 9:00AM - The classic event is back in 2010 for the month of April!!! Registration will open at 8:30AM at the top of the hill of Messilla Valley Road - just near the intersection with Pentz Road. The "A" Category will be starting their event at 9:00AM, and the "B" Category going at 9:01AM, and if there are enough riders, the Junior and Category C event will start at 9:02AM(Category C and Juniors Event will be 5-laps, totaling 17.5 miles and 1500 feet of total climbing). The number of laps for Category A & B will remain the same as last year - 10 laps for each Category. Again, sandbagging will not be allowed! (Sandbagging would be an "A" Cateogry rider racing the Category "B" race). If you drive, please park at Spring Valley School, which is only 1-mile away from the Start/Finish Line - or at Butte College and ride in. There's not much parking at the Start/Finish area. The Messilla Valley Course is approximately 3.5 miles in length with about 300+ feet of climbing per lap. 10 laps = 35 miles and 3,000+ feet of climbing. I will have one water container at the Start/Finish Line, but water bottle hand-ups will be SOLELY dependent upon Volunteers - so if you have a volunteer, bring 'em with you! For a map of the course, please click on this link: HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! Rain does not cancel! (Part of the 2010 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series - 30-point event!)

Sunday, April 18th - Aguas Frias Road Race(all flat road race) - 9:00AM - It's back!! The Aguas Frias Road Race is back for 2010! This is a flat Road Race of approximately 33 miles in length. Registration will open at 8:30am near Dayton 4-corners - but just south of the intersection, on Aguas Frias Road (the Start/Finish Line is where we have the Start Line for the Aguas Frias 10-Mile Time Trials). Category "A", "B", "C" and Juniors will each do 1 lap, for a total of 33 miles and approximately 128 feet of elevation gain. Category "A" will start at 9:00am, Category "B" will start at 9:02am, and Category "C" and Juniors will start at 9:03am. For a map of this course, please visit: Again, 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. 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! Normally, in a USCF race, you would not be allowed to have them on your bicycle - 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 Events for fun, fitness and practice - but please do NOT use your Tri Bars in a pack/paceline situation. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! Rain does not cancel! (Part of the 2010 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series)

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