Friday, April 30, 2010

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

Hi Everyone!! Below is a list of the 3 R.A.C.E. events taking place this weekend - I still need a Starter for Sunday's Uphill Time Trial, so if you can help me out, just shoot me an e-mail at Hope to see you out there!!!

Friday, April 30th - 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, May 1st - Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00am (Part of the 2010 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series - Juniors too!!)

Sunday, May 2nd - Lomo to Jonesville Uphill Time Trial - 9:00am (Event #14 in the 16-race 2010 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series!!)

Friday, April 30th - 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, May 1st - Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00AM - A newer Circuit Race Course to try out for 2010!! 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 9:01AM, and the Category "C" & Juniors Race will go at 9:02AM. 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" & Junior 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: . 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 USA Cycling 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! (Part of the 2010 Chico Road R.A.C.E. Series)

Sunday, May 2nd - Lomo to Jonesville Time Trial (starts at Hwy. 32 at entrance to Butte Meadows; ends at the snowmobile parking lot in Jonesville) - This is the Event #14 in the Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series - This 10.2 mile course climbs approximately 2,000 feet - starting at Lomo and finishing at the parking lot up in Jonesville. This is considered a Category 1 climb, and a map of this course can be found here: . And let me say this - it is amazingly beautiful up there!!! Registration will open at 8:30am at the corner of Hwy. 32 and the turn-off to Butte Meadows(look for me in the parking area across the Hwy.).......first rider will go off at 9:01am and we will go in 1-minute intervals. (Event #14 in the 16-race 2010 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series!!)

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