Friday, June 17, 2011

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

Friday, June 17th - Friday Night Criterium - 6:00pm & 7:00pm

Saturday, June 18th - The Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00am

Sunday, June 19th - R.A.C.E. will be at The Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race!

Monday, June 20th - The North Rim Trail Mountain Bike Race - NEW TIME - 6:30pm!

***FYI - R.A.C.E. is going on vacation! No R.A.C.E. events planned for the week of June 25th through July 3rd.***

All the R.A.C.E. Events are FREE to enter - the goal is to get you out there on your bicycles for fun & fitness!!

Friday, June 17th - The Friday Night 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. Riders must sign in and wear a helmet in order to compete. Prime Points WILL count towards the 2011 Chico Airport Criterium Series.
Helmets are mandatory!
(Part of the 2011 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)

Saturday, June 18th - Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00AM:
The Coal Canyon Circuit Race is back for the month of June! 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", "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" & Juniors Race will go 3 laps - for a total of 17.7 Miles and 870 feet of total climbing. Masters & Women's categories will race with the "B" group, but picked separately at the finish for placings. 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:

I will have some water available at the Start/Finish location, but 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 USA Cycling sanctioned 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.
(40-POINT Event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!)

Sunday, June 19th - No R.A.C.E. Events planned - heading to Nevada City to watch the Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race!

Monday, June 20th - The North Rim Trail Mountain Bike Race - NEW TIME - 6:30pm:
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 Trail. This course usually takes riders anywhere between 45 minutes to 2.5 hours 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!
(Part of the 2011 Mountain Bike R.A.C.E. Series!)

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