Thursday, April 21, 2011

5 more R.A.C.E. Events this week!

Thursday, April 21st - River Road 16-Mile Time Trial - 6:00pm:
Registration opens at 5:40pm, with the first rider going off at 6:01pm. We will go in 1-minute intervals for this newer 8-miles out, 8-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. This Time Trial course was used for the first time last year and the riders really liked it - so, we're back at it again! Come on out after work and give this one a shot! An extremely rough draft of this course can be found here:
Rain does not cancel! Helmets are mandatory!
(16-point event in the 2011 Chico Time Trial Series)

Friday, April 22nd - Chico Airport Criterium - 6:00PM(As & Bs) & 7:00PM(Cs and Junior 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/Friday 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/Masters Category picked separately. The Category C and Juniors Race will go for 20 Minutes PLUS 3 laps, IF there is enough light outside to hold a race. Riders must sign in and wear a helmet in order to compete. Prime Points will count towards the 2011 Chico Airport Criterium Series!
(Part of the 2011 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)

Saturday, April 23rd - The Lomo-to-Jonesville Uphill Time Trial - 9:00AM:
This one will be held rain or shine, and is a Category 2 climb in this Series. The course starts in Lomo - which is the turn-off to Butte Meadows from Hwy. 32 - about 13 miles up the hill from Forest Ranch. There is a parking area across the street from the start location. The course goes up to the parking area in Jonesville. This is an amazingly beautiful ride - and you'll get in a good 20 miles of roundtrip riding - with awesome scenery! Registration will open at 8:30am at the Start location on Hwy. 32 - there is parking across the street in the parking area - with the first rider taking off at 9:01am.....and we will go in 1-minute intervals. Look for me and the at the start area. The Lomo-to-Jonesville climb is considered a Category 2 climb in the Series, and climbs approximately 2,100 feet over 10.2 miles. For a map of the course, please visit the following link:
HELD RAIN OR SHINE! Helmets are mandatory!
(Event #16 in the 25-Race 2011 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series)

Saturday, April 23rd - The "Kids ONLY" Humboldt Road Race - 1:00PM:
From the bottom of the climb up to the main Power Lines (it's about half-way up Humboldt = 2 miles up, 400 feet of total climbing!) - For the kids under the Age of 16 who have been showing up to the Chico Airport Criteriums - now's your chance to experience a ROAD RACE!! least a little one!! Registration will open at the bottom of the hill (near the intersection of Humboldt Road & Stilson Canyon Road) at 12:40pm. The RACE will start at 1:00pm. This one is 2 miles long and climbs approximately 400 feet - so bring your climbing legs!! I will have water at the Start & Finish. We're going just up to the Power Lines - not all the way up to the top. MENTORS are STRONGLY encouraged to attend - to keep an eye on our riders, help them out and encourage them up the hill. I will also be there with the SAG Vehicle, if needed. ***One Note - If enough older kids show, we may do a race up to the top of Humboldt too, depending upon help & logistics. For a map of the "Kids Only" course, please visit:
(5-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series - Juniors Category!!)

Sunday, April 24th - The Messilla Valley Circuit Race - 9:00AM:
This classic Circuit Race course is back 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 9:02AM, and if there are enough riders, the Junior and Category C event will start at 9:03AM(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. Women's & Masters Categories will be combined with the Category "B" race, but picked separately. 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. ALSO - There will be 2 King of the Mountains/Queen of the Mountains points/laps in this race - points count towards the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series. 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:
(35-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series).
HELD RAIN OR SHINE! Helmets are mandatory!


Monday, April 25th - The North Rim Trail Mountain Bike Race - 6:00pm:
Registration will open at 5:40pm for this 6:00pm mountain bike race that goes up North Rim Trail, down B-Trail to Middle Trail....and Middle Trail back to North Rim. Usually takes riders anywhere between 45 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes to complete the entire race. Start is right near the North Rim Trail parking lot....near the Easter Cross. This is a training event to get y'all ready for those upcoming mountain bike races - and, in particular, the Bidwell Bump taking place on August 27th, 2011!! Hope you can make it out to this one!
Helmets are mandatory!
Rain or closed trails will always cancel this event!
(Part of the 2011 MTB R.A.C.E. Series)

A few of the other R.A.C.E. Events coming up in April 2011 - will have an updated calendar out soon:

Monday, April 25th - The North Rim MTB Race - 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 26th - The Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium - 6:00pm & 7:00pm (WARNING - Primes every lap for this one!)(Part of the 2011 Chico Criterium Series)

Wednesday, April 27th - The Fast 50 - 6:00pm

Thursday, April 28th - The Aguas Frias 25-Mile Time Trial - 6:00pm (25-point event in the 2011 Chico Time Trial Series)

Friday, April 29th - Sunday, May 1st - Um....okay......I'm gonna be working non-stop on the Wildflower Century for the next 70+ hours. R.A.C.E. will be back in action on Monday, May 2nd with one of the MTB races.


The 2011 Mother's Day Omnium Bicycle Race:

May 6th - Friday Night Chico Airport Criterium - 6:00pm & 7:00pm (Double Points Event)

May 7th - The Lovelock-to-Inskip Uphill Time Trial - 9:00am (Extra Point Event in the 2011 Butte Hill Climb Series)

May 7th - Aguas Frias 10-Mile Time Trial - 2:00pm (20 point event in the 2011 Chico Time Trial Series)

May 8th - The Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00am (40 point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series)

Also - coming soon.....the Twilight Crits & The Short-Track MTB Races. ;)

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