Monday, August 23, 2010

4 R.A.C.E. Events this week!!!

In addition to Tuesday night's Airport Criterium, Thursday night's Aguas Frias 10-Mile Time Trial and Friday night's Airport Criterium (all weekday events held at 6pm, with registration opening at 5:40pm!), we will be holding the Wheelock Circuit Race this Saturday at 9am - hope to see you there!!:

Saturday, August 28th - Wheelock Circuit Race - 9:00AM - A newer Circuit Race course to try out for 2010! Registration will open at 8:30am at Spring Valley School on Pentz Road (near the intersection of Hwy. 70 - this is the lunch stop for the Wildflower Century). The event, as usual, is FREE! The Start/Finish Line is on Pentz Road - just in front of the school. The Category "A" event will start at 9:00am; the Category "B" event will start at 9:02am; and the Category "C" & "Juniors" event will start at 9:03am. This course is approximately 6.4 miles in length and climbs 400+ feet per lap. The Category "A" and "B" groups will each do 5 laps, for a total of 32 miles and 2,000+ feet of climbing. The Category "C" group will do 3 laps, for a total of 19.2 miles and 1,200 feet of climbing. For a map of this course, please visit:

Again, most "USA Cycling" rules apply to these races - you know, WEAR YOUR HELMET, don't ride like a nutcase, be safe, and all that good stuff. Water bottle hand-ups will be SOLELY dependent upon volunteers - so, if ya have a volunteer, bring 'em out!! I will bring "some" water out, but not a ton - and won't have any bottles this time, come prepared. 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 USA Cycling mass-start 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/triathlons/TTs. 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. Thanks!! HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!

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