Today's Butte City Road Race - 9:00AM!
Category "A" will start at 9:00AM, with Category "B" & "C" starting at 9:02AM - and, like the Aguas Frias Road Race, Masters, Women's and Junior's fields will start with Category "B", but counted separately in the Omnium points standings. The course Starts & Finishes on Ord Ferry Road - across the street from Ord Bend Park. The course follows a clockwise direction - east on Ord Ferry, then south(right turn) on 7- Mile Lane, then west(right turn) on Hwy. 162, then north(right turn) on Hwy. 45 - and back east(right turn) on Ord Ferry to the finish line. The course is one big 36-mile loop - and all Categories will do just 1-lap. All turns will be marked with Route Arrows - and I will have water and Clif Bars at the Start/Finish location. In addition, there's plenty of parking - and bathrooms - at Ord Bend Park. For a map of the Butte City Road Race course, please visit the following link:
HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
(60-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!)
A FEW MORE RACE NOTES:
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). 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 during the Road Races! Normally, in a USA Cycling sanctioned race, you would not be allowed to have them on your bicycle in a mass-start event like the two road races in this Omnium - 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 races for fun, fitness and practice - but please do NOT use your Tri Bars in a pack/paceline situation.
This will be a great way to give an awesome send-off to Aliya - and give her a pat on the back for all of her hard work during these past couple of years! Hope to see you out there!!!! :)
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events