Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series starts this Sunday, September 4th.................

Hi Everyone! Just a quick reminder that the 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series starts THIS Sunday, September 4th, with the Cohasset Time Trial at 9:00am - hope to see you out there!


Sunday, September 4th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial - 9:00AM - 1st Event in the 15-Event 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series:
Event #1 in the 15-race 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series is Sunday morning - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial at 9:00AM. This one will be held rain or shine, and is a Category 2 climb in this Series. Registration will open at 8:30am, with the 1st rider taking off at 9:01am - and we will go in 1-minute intervals. The Start/Registration area is at Nicalog Road & Cohasset Road - there is a dirt parking area there, just look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile at the Start line. The finish location is slightly different than in past years - it is just past the Cohasset Store, on Mountain Ranch Road & Cohasset Road. The Cohasset course is approximately 5 miles in length, climbs approximately 1,500 feet, and is considered a Category 2 Climb in the Series. For a map of the the current Cohasset Time Trial course, please visit:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/48162920/
***ALSO - I need 1 volunteer to help me start the riders off on Sunday morning. If you can help, just shoot me an e-mail at ChicoCyclist@gmail.com - you can still race the event, just be the last one to start.....you get an additional 3-point bonus in the Series, and my undying gratitude! :)
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory.
(Event #1 in the 15-race 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series)



2011 CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES INFORMATION:

Hi Everyone! So, we are starting up the 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series again on Sunday, September 4th with the Cohasset Time Trial! The Series will visit various climbs around Chico - and Butte County(see events and tentative dates below). There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. So, we decided to revive the old Hill Climb Series.......with a few route changes. Below is a list of the very tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon other events going on. And, of course......the weather! Rain will NOT cancel - but snow and ice will.

15 events - 26,000+ feet of total climbing - held over a 4-month period from September through December 2011! Bound to be a very challenging and memorable Series. Sure - there will be pain and suffering - but it's the good kind!!

Note: The Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be back in January 2012 - starting with The Humboldt Hill Climb Time Trial on Sunday, January 1st, 2012!



How does it work???
Below are each of the 15 Events in the 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Hors Category and Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title in their respective categories........along with the coveted Chico Hill Climb Champion Trophy. Never done a Time Trial before?? No problem - it's just you against the clock.....go your own pace and just do what you can out there!!! There are ALL levels of riders out there - from Pros, to guys like me who take 2 days to climb Humboldt, and everyone in between.......so, just come on out and test yourself, and go your own pace!!



RESULTS: I will try my best to have results & photos out from each Time Trial within a 24-hour period, as well as the Updated Overall Standings after each event. Sometimes life gets in the way, but I don't foresee that happening this next Fall/Winter. The results will be posted at www.ChicoBike.com.

EVERY competitor who starts and finishes an event receives an additonal 3 points PER event. It should also be noted - there MIGHT be an additional point(s) awarded for "adverse conditons". One year, we had an absolute freezing cold downpour of rain at the Centerville Time Trial and I awarded everyone 2 extra points for "adverse conditions"........but, again, this is a BIG "might" and the conditions would have to be atrocious. ANY person who helps me start the riders off at the events receives an additional 3 points for volunteering - I usually only need 1 or 2 people, and can always use the help.....and you can still race the event - just be the last one out of the starting gate and you'll be good-to-go!!

The Point Breakdown for placings is as follows:

Hors Category Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in an Hors Category Time Trial gets 40 points, 2nd place gets 36 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point)

Category 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point)

Category 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on)

Category 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1


And here are the Time Trial courses, the very tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category. Starting times for the events are normally consistent - 8:30am registration opens, 1st rider off at 9:01am.

**PLEASE NOTE - These dates are extremely tentative. Reasons for a change in dates include snow and ice on the climbs, other events going on that same day, a change in the R.A.C.E. calendar or Rodney being ill or out-of-town, etc. So, take the dates with a grain of salt....for now:



Sunday, Sept. 4th - Cohasset-to-the-Store Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 5.1 miles & 1,600 feet of climbing



Sunday, Sept. 11th - Honey Run Road Time Trial - Cat. 1 - approximately 5.5 miles & 1,400 feet of climbing



Sunday, Sept. 25th - The Forest Ranch Time Trial (A Chico Velo event!) - Cat. 1 - approximately 11.2 miles & 2,400 feet of climbing



Sunday, Oct. 2nd - Neal Road Time Trial - Cat. 3 - approximately 8.3 miles & 1,400 feet of climbing



Saturday, Oct. 15th - Pentz Road Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 5.8 miles & 1,200 feet of climbing



Saturday, Oct. 22nd - Clark Road Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 7.7 miles & 1,700 feet of climbing



Sunday, Oct. 30th - Centerville Time Trial(From the Honey Run Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Cat. 3 - approximately 6.6 miles; 1,300 feet of climbing



Saturday, Nov. 5th - Coutelenc Time Trial(just stay on Coutelenc Road) - Cat. 2 - approximately 6.8 miles & 1,600 feet of climbing



Saturday, Nov. 12th - Vilas Road Time Trial - Hors Category - approximately 7 miles & 2,400 feet of climbing



Saturday, Nov. 19th - Cherokee Time Trial(From Coal Canyon Road) - Cat. 3 - approximately 4.8 miles; 1,100 feet of climbing



Saturday, Nov. 26th - Table Mountain Time Trial(Wildflower Century side) - Cat. 1 - approximately 5.3 miles & 1,600 feet of climbing



Saturday, Dec. 3rd - Cohasset-to-the-Gravel Time Trial - Hors Category - approximately 9.4 miles & 2,900 feet of climbing



Saturday, Dec. 10th - Lime Saddle Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 4.7 miles & 1,000 feet of climbing



Saturday, Dec. 17th - The Garland Road Time Trial - Hors Category - approximately 16 miles & 3,400 feet of climbing



Saturday, Dec. 31st - The Humboldt Road Time Trial - Category 3 - approximately 3.4 miles & 700 feet of climbing - AWARDS CEREMONY AFTER THIS EVENT!



15 Climbs, approximately 26,000+ feet of total climbing, held over a 4-month period from September 2011 through December 2011. Consistency will be key to winning the Overall Series. Above distances and climbing are very rough approximates only.


PARTICIPANT CATEGORIES: The following categories will be offered for the Series(see below). The winner in each category will receive the 2011 Chico Hill Climb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:


Category "A" - Advanced & Intermediate


Category "B" - Intermediate & Novice


Category "C" - Novice, Clydesdales & Slow climbers like me.


Women's Category


Mens 50+ Category


Juniors (Looking at 10 to 16 years of age for this particular Category, but may be changed depending upon who shows up!).



As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged (A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event - must be totally obvious to the race director). Also, if there are a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it(these COULD include tandem categories, Trail-A-Bike category, mountain bike category, or any other age Categories). At the end of the Series, we will have an Awards Ceremony at a local establishment or at another R.A.C.E. event. Hope to have some 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series T-shirts to give out as well, but will be dependent upon my extremely limited budget.

One note: Any rider caught giving grief to the Promoter, the Timers or the Starters of these events will be automatically disqualified from - not only the event - but the entire Series. So, do what ya always do, and just have fun with the Series - it's no big whoop, we're just out there having fun and getting some good fitness!!! (No no - we've never ever had a problem with getting grief - just wanted to state it so it will continue to just be a fun event for everyone involved!!). AND - Helmets are MANDATORY at all events!

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this Fall/Winter 2011! Although donations are always appreciated, they are NEVER necessary to enter these events - I just want y'all out there testing yourselves on your bicycles and having fun!!! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details, maps and information as we get closer to the events.


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

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

Wednesday, August 31st - The Bidwell Forest "Juniors ONLY" Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm



Wednesday, August 31st - The Fast 50 - 6:00pm



Thursday, September 1st - The River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00pm



Friday, September 2nd - The Friday Night Alley Cat R.A.C.E. - NEW EVENT - 6:30pm ;)



Saturday, September 3rd - The Aguas Frias Road Race - 9:00am




Sunday, September 4th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial - 9:00am - 1st Event in the 15-race 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series!



R.A.C.E. INFORMATION:
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!! www.ChicoBike.com



Wednesday, August 31st - The Bidwell Forest "Juniors ONLY" Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm:
This race will be for riders age 16 and under, but we could definitely use some adult mentor riders out there if you are free! The race, as usual, will start on the north side of the 5-Mile Recreation Area - near the dirt parking lot. Registration will open at 6:00pm for the 6:30pm start. The course will run through the single-track trails in "The Forest" in Upper Bidwell Park - the same course as our normal Monday night race. This is an area just north of the 5-Mile Area - in between the 5-Mile and the entry to the North Rim Trail Parking Area. The course is VERY shaded and cool - great for summer racing - and is about 1.1 miles in length per lap......and is almost all single-track. The race will start and finish near the dirt parking area on the north end of 5-Mile, will be 30 minutes PLUS 2 laps. And, again, the course is about 1.1 miles in length, very shaded, and is ALL FLAT - no hills. The Course will be marked with flour arrows on the ground. The Juniors will race the course for 30 minutes, at which point I will give you the 2 laps to go sign. GREAT for beginners - or those just wanting to get out on your mountain bikes for a spin! Can definitely use a cyclocross bike(Scott Heather won the race the 1st week and 3rd week on a cyclocross bike) - or even a road bike if you wanted - but is a mountain bike race. I will bring out ice water. For an approximate map of the course, please visit the MapMyRide link at:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/43683470/
RAIN, WET TRAILS OR CLOSED TRAILS WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THIS EVENT.
Helmets are mandatory!
(Part of the 2011 Mountain Bike R.A.C.E. Series!)



Wednesday, August 31st - The FAST 50 - 6:00PM:
The long-running "Fast 50" Wednesday night rides! The starting spot for this ride is in the parking lot of Rosedale Elementary School located at 100 Oak Street here in Chico. The ride leaves promptly at 6:00pm from the parking lot area. Many different levels of cyclists out there, so hook up with someone and enjoy the ride! A few other groups meet up at 5:30pm to do a more civilized-paced ride, so come on out!! A map of the course can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/45503382
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!



Thursday, September 1st - The River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00pm:
Registration will open at 5:40pm near where 5th Street turns into Chico River Road - just look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile at the start location. The first rider will go off at 6:01pm, and we will go in 1-minute intervals for this 5-miles out, 5-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. The turn-around will be marked with cones and route arrows on the ground. This classic Chico Time Trial course has been used for the last 31+ years. Come on out after work and give this one a shot! An extremely rough draft of this course can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/46118354/
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(10-point event in the 2011 Chico Time Trial Series!)




Friday, September 2nd - The Friday Night Alley Cat R.A.C.E. :) - NEW EVENT - 6:30PM:
After 7 years of wanting to put an Alley Cat Race on, we finally decided to get one going for this Friday night. For more information on the ever-growing Alley Cat Races, please visit the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alleycat_races
The Start/Finish of this particular Alley Cat will be at the same location as our Friday Night Criteriums, on Convair Avenue at the Chico Airport - same spot as the Start/Finish Line of the Criteriums. Registration will open at 6:00pm - with the "race" starting promptly at 6:30pm. The manifest for the race will be given 5-minutes prior to the start.......and you can pick up the items at each "checkpoint" in any order you would like. Here is how it works: The race will start and finish at the Criterium start/finish location on Convair Avenue:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/47575960
You will receive a manifest listing the locations around the Chico area where you must pick up 5 items - essentially, like a treasure hunt. All the items will be sitting in various locations around Chico, or will be held by a volunteer. You pick up the item at the location, then go to the next location to grab your next item(can go in whatever order you wish). Once you have collected all 5 items, you head back to the Airport finish location to have your checklist items verified by myself and one other volunteer. The first person to collect all of the items from the checkpoints, and have them verified back at the Start/Finish location, wins the race - and the small case of beer(or soda if you are under age) that goes along with it. You can use whatever bicycle you have - road bike, mountain bike, cyclocross bike, fixed gear bike, single-speed, cruiser, bmx bike, unicycle, recumbent - but you must ride. And, in this particular race, you must wear a helmet. Alley Cat Races have become quite popular throughout the world, and there have been quite a few held right here in Chico. A note about this one - Based upon my initial observation of the various courses, I don't see this "race" being more than 20 miles in length - and probably quite a bit shorter if you devise a good route for yourself once receiving the manifest at the start. The course is all flat - no hills. Please obey the rules of the road. The checkpoints will not be in stores or anyting along those lines - mostly just various locations around town where you will have to grab an item from a volunteer or a box. No need to bring a messenger bag if you don't want, but you should have a pocket, jersey pocket, or small bag to hold the items from the checkpoints. I still need a couple of volunteers to help me out with this one, so if you are interested in helping just e-mail me at ChicoCyclist@gmail.com.
These events are all about fun and adventure - just have a good time with it - it's free, low-key and a good little workout on a Friday evening. :)
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!



Saturday, September 3rd - The Aguas Frias Road Race - 9:00AM:
The Start/Finish line for this race is at the same location as our Thursday night Aguas Frias 10-mile Time Trials - just south of Dayton 4-corners - on Aguas Frias Road.....near Durham, California. Registration will open at 8:30am - with the Category "A" race starting at 9:00am - and the Category "B" & "C" race starting at 9:02am. Masters, Women's and Juniors will start with Category "B", but will be scored separately. The course is 33-miles in length, is flat, and starts just south of Dayton 4-corners on Aguas Frias Road...........the riders go in a clockwise direction, heading south on Aguas Frias Road until they get to Hwy. 162. At Hwy. 162, the riders head west(right turn) and make their way to Road Z/7-Mile Lane. At that point, the riders will head north on Road Z/7-Mile-Lane(right turn) until they reach Ord Ferry Road. A right turn at Ord Ferry Road has them heading east back to Aguas Frias Road.....where they will make the final right turn to the finish line. It's one lap for all Categories. The course follows a clockwise direction and is about 33 miles in length - and has a whopping 112 feet of elevation gain. In other words, it's pretty flat. All turns will be marked with Route Arrows, and I will have ice water at the Start/Finish - and will also be driving the SAG vehicle during the race if you need any help. For a map of the Aguas Frias Road Race course, please visit the following link:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/36570036/
Riders must sign in and wear a helmet in order to compete. All USA Cycling rules apply, as usual - you know, don't ride like a nutcase, wear a helmet, obey the centerline, etc. Route Arrows will mark the course as well. Bottle hand ups and Feed Zones will be solely dependent upon volunteers - Feed Zone is pretty much anywhere on the course. I will be sweeping the course at the end as well - so if I don't see you back at the Finish, I'm coming to get you!
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory.
(40-POINT event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!)



Sunday, September 4th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial - 9:00AM - 1st Event in the 15-Event 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series:
Event #1 in the 15-race 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series is Sunday morning - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial at 9:00AM. This one will be held rain or shine, and is a Category 2 climb in this Series. Registration will open at 8:30am, with the 1st rider taking off at 9:01am - and we will go in 1-minute intervals. The Start/Registration area is at Nicalog Road & Cohasset Road - there is a dirt parking area there, just look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile at the Start line. The finish location is slightly different than in past years - it is just past the Cohasset Store, on Mountain Ranch Road & Cohasset Road. The Cohasset course is approximately 5 miles in length, climbs approximately 1,500 feet, and is considered a Category 2 Climb in the Series. For a map of the the current Cohasset Time Trial course, please visit:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/48162920/
***ALSO - I need 1 volunteer to help me start the riders off on Sunday morning. If you can help, just shoot me an e-mail at
LinkChicoCyclist@gmail.com - you can still race the event, just be the last one to start.....you get an additional 3-point bonus in the Series, and my undying gratitude! :)
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory.
(Event #1 in the 15-race 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series)


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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Results from last night's Bidwell Forest Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - August 29th, 2011..............

RESULTS FROM LAST NIGHT'S BIDWELL FOREST SHORT-TRACK MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE - August 29th, 2011:
Chico, California
Conditions: Warm, dusty.
40 minutes plus 2 laps


1. Gary Manwill
2. Jeff Ochs
3. Mark Wade
4. Mike Lee
5. Ryan Hiner
6. Brad Lund
7. Steve Gibson
8. Kiley Patterson
9. Alana Sharp
10. David Kyle (Mechanical)
11. Scott Heather (Mechanical)
12. Jack Chinchay
13. Ariana Altier
14. Nate Owens (Mechanical)


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

Sunday, August 28, 2011

R.A.C.E. Events for August 29th - September 4th, 2011.................

R.A.C.E. Events for August 29th - Septembr 4th, 2011:



Monday, August 29th - The Bidwell Forest Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm




Tuesday, August 30th - The Kennedy Avenue Circuit Race - NEW EVENT - 6:00pm



Wednesday, August 31st - The Early Morning Humboldt Road Race - 6:00AM - Beat the Heat!!




Wednesday, August 31st - The Bidwell Forest "Juniors ONLY" Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm



Wednesday, August 31st - The Fast 50 - 6:00pm



Thursday, September 1st - The River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00pm



Friday, September 2nd - The Friday Night Alley Cat R.A.C.E. - NEW EVENT - 6:30pm ;)



Saturday, September 3rd - The Aguas Frias Road Race - 9:00am




Sunday, September 4th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial - 9:00am - 1st Event in the 15-race 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series!



R.A.C.E. INFORMATION:
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!! www.ChicoBike.com




Monday, August 29th - The Bidwell Forest Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm:
This race will start on the north side of the 5-Mile Recreation Area - near the dirt parking lot. Registration will open at 6:00pm for the 6:30pm start. The course will run through the single-track trails in "The Forest" in Upper Bidwell Park. This is an area just north of the 5-Mile Area - in between the 5-Mile and the entry to the North Rim Trail Parking Area. The course is VERY shaded and cool - great for summer racing - and is about 1.1 miles in length per lap......and is almost all single-track. The race will start and finish near the dirt parking area on the north end of 5-Mile, will be 40 minutes PLUS 2 laps. And, again, the course is about 1.1 miles in length, very shaded, and is ALL FLAT - no hills. The Course will be marked with flour arrows on the ground. We will race the course for 40 minutes, at which point I will give you the 2 laps to go sign. GREAT for beginners and Juniors - or those just wanting to get out on your mountain bikes for a spin! Can definitely use a cyclocross bike(Scott Heather won the race the 1st week and 3rd week on a cyclocross bike) - or even a road bike if you wanted - but is a mountain bike race. I will bring out ice water, as usual. For an approximate map of the course, please visit the MapMyRide link at:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/43683470/
RAIN, WET TRAILS OR CLOSED TRAILS WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THIS EVENT.
Helmets are mandatory!
(Part of the 2011 Mountain Bike R.A.C.E. Series!)




Tuesday, August 30th - The Kennedy Avenue Circuit Race - NEW EVENT - 6:00pm & 7:00pm:
While our Tuesday Night Criteriums are on a short break, I thought we'd try out something a bit different. This is a NEW Circuit Race held on a flat 2.80 mile course just off of West Sacramento Avenue here in Chico. This race will be a total of 7 laps for "As" and "Bs" starting at 6pm, and 3 laps for "Cs" and "Juniors" starting at 7pm. The course is all flat, and fairly quiet. The Start/Finish is on Meridian Road, in between Oak Way & Kennedy Avenue - look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile at the Start Area on Meridian. Registration will open at 5:40pm, with the "A" group(Advanced & Intermediate Riders) starting at 6:00pm, and the "B" group starting at 6:01pm. The "C" & "Juniors" race will start at 7:00pm - and will be 3 laps, for a total of 8.40 miles. Total distance for As & Bs will be 19.6 miles - and, again, it's all flat - just 7 laps of this flat circuit course. Point-prime laps will be held every lap, except the final lap for all groups. The course follows a clockwise direction going from Meridian Road to Kennedy Avenue - turn right on to Kennedy Avenue and follow it all the way to Muir Avenue......turn right on to Muir Avenue until you get to Oak Way......turn right on to Oak Way and follow it all the way back to Meridian Road.....turn right on to Meridian for the long sprint finish to the line. I will have ice water at the Start/Finish, and will try to get whatever prizes I can to give out for Primes.
A HUGE Thank You to Jim Mensching for helping me scout this course out!!
For a map of the course, please visit the following link:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/47752006
HELD RAIN OR SHINE.
Helmets are mandatory!
(25-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series - Primes will count towards the 2011 Chico Criterium Series)



Wednesday, August 31st - The Early Morning Humboldt Road Race - 6:00AM (3.4 miles and 700 feet of climbing):
Come join us for probably the last 6am start for this early morning Wednesday Race/Ride......we may continue to do these as the weeks go on, but may move the start to 6:15/6:30am. Get a great start on the day - and beat the heat - with this early morning ride/race up Humboldt Road! Registration will open at 5:45AM at the bottom of Humboldt Road(right near Stilson Canyon Road), with the race starting promptly at 6:00AM. ALL categories and abilities welcome!!! This will be a mass-start event for this short climb up Humboldt Road - starting near Stilson Canyon Road and finishing at the Stop Ahead Sign at the top of the hill. The course is about 3.4 miles in length and climbs approximately 700 feet - great for an early morning ride! A map of this short-course Road Race can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/46119226/
RAIN WILL CANCEL!
Helmets are mandatory!
(5-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!)



Wednesday, August 31st - The Bidwell Forest "Juniors ONLY" Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm:
This race will be for riders age 16 and under, but we could definitely use some adult mentor riders out there if you are free! The race, as usual, will start on the north side of the 5-Mile Recreation Area - near the dirt parking lot. Registration will open at 6:00pm for the 6:30pm start. The course will run through the single-track trails in "The Forest" in Upper Bidwell Park - the same course as our normal Monday night race. This is an area just north of the 5-Mile Area - in between the 5-Mile and the entry to the North Rim Trail Parking Area. The course is VERY shaded and cool - great for summer racing - and is about 1.1 miles in length per lap......and is almost all single-track. The race will start and finish near the dirt parking area on the north end of 5-Mile, will be 30 minutes PLUS 2 laps. And, again, the course is about 1.1 miles in length, very shaded, and is ALL FLAT - no hills. The Course will be marked with flour arrows on the ground. The Juniors will race the course for 30 minutes, at which point I will give you the 2 laps to go sign. GREAT for beginners - or those just wanting to get out on your mountain bikes for a spin! Can definitely use a cyclocross bike(Scott Heather won the race the 1st week and 3rd week on a cyclocross bike) - or even a road bike if you wanted - but is a mountain bike race. I will bring out ice water. For an approximate map of the course, please visit the MapMyRide link at:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/43683470/
RAIN, WET TRAILS OR CLOSED TRAILS WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THIS EVENT.
Helmets are mandatory!
(Part of the 2011 Mountain Bike R.A.C.E. Series!)



Wednesday, August 31st - The FAST 50 - 6:00PM:
The long-running "Fast 50" Wednesday night rides! The starting spot for this ride is in the parking lot of Rosedale Elementary School located at 100 Oak Street here in Chico. The ride leaves promptly at 6:00pm from the parking lot area. Many different levels of cyclists out there, so hook up with someone and enjoy the ride! A few other groups meet up at 5:30pm to do a more civilized-paced ride, so come on out!! A map of the course can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/45503382
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!



Thursday, September 1st - The River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00pm:
Registration will open at 5:40pm near where 5th Street turns into Chico River Road - just look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile at the start location. The first rider will go off at 6:01pm, and we will go in 1-minute intervals for this 5-miles out, 5-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. The turn-around will be marked with cones and route arrows on the ground. This classic Chico Time Trial course has been used for the last 31+ years. Come on out after work and give this one a shot! An extremely rough draft of this course can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/46118354/
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(10-point event in the 2011 Chico Time Trial Series!)




Friday, September 2nd - The Friday Night Alley Cat R.A.C.E. :) - NEW EVENT - 6:30PM:
After 7 years of wanting to put an Alley Cat Race on, we finally decided to get one going for this Friday night. For more information on the ever-growing Alley Cat Races, please visit the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alleycat_races
The Start/Finish of this particular Alley Cat will be at the same location as our Friday Night Criteriums, on Convair Avenue at the Chico Airport - same spot as the Start/Finish Line of the Criteriums. Registration will open at 6:00pm - with the "race" starting promptly at 6:30pm. The manifest for the race will be given 5-minutes prior to the start.......and you can pick up the items at each "checkpoint" in any order you would like. Here is how it works: The race will start and finish at the Criterium start/finish location on Convair Avenue:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/47575960
You will receive a manifest listing the locations around the Chico area where you must pick up 5 items - essentially, like a treasure hunt. All the items will be sitting in various locations around Chico, or will be held by a volunteer. You pick up the item at the location, then go to the next location to grab your next item(can go in whatever order you wish). Once you have collected all 5 items, you head back to the Airport finish location to have your checklist items verified by myself and one other volunteer. The first person to collect all of the items from the checkpoints, and have them verified back at the Start/Finish location, wins the race - and the small case of beer(or soda if you are under age) that goes along with it. You can use whatever bicycle you have - road bike, mountain bike, cyclocross bike, fixed gear bike, single-speed, cruiser, bmx bike, unicycle, recumbent - but you must ride. And, in this particular race, you must wear a helmet. Alley Cat Races have become quite popular throughout the world, and there have been quite a few held right here in Chico. A note about this one - Based upon my initial observation of the various courses, I don't see this "race" being more than 20 miles in length - and probably quite a bit shorter if you devise a good route for yourself once receiving the manifest at the start. The course is all flat - no hills. Please obey the rules of the road. The checkpoints will not be in stores or anyting along those lines - mostly just various locations around town where you will have to grab an item from a volunteer or a box. No need to bring a messenger bag if you don't want, but you should have a pocket, jersey pocket, or small bag to hold the items from the checkpoints. I still need a couple of volunteers to help me out with this one, so if you are interested in helping just e-mail me at ChicoCyclist@gmail.com.
These events are all about fun and adventure - just have a good time with it - it's free, low-key and a good little workout on a Friday evening. :)
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!



Saturday, September 3rd - The Aguas Frias Road Race - 9:00AM:
The Start/Finish line for this race is at the same location as our Thursday night Aguas Frias 10-mile Time Trials - just south of Dayton 4-corners - on Aguas Frias Road.....near Durham, California. Registration will open at 8:30am - with the Category "A" race starting at 9:00am - and the Category "B" & "C" race starting at 9:02am. Masters, Women's and Juniors will start with Category "B", but will be scored separately. The course is 33-miles in length, is flat, and starts just south of Dayton 4-corners on Aguas Frias Road...........the riders go in a clockwise direction, heading south on Aguas Frias Road until they get to Hwy. 162. At Hwy. 162, the riders head west(right turn) and make their way to Road Z/7-Mile Lane. At that point, the riders will head north on Road Z/7-Mile-Lane(right turn) until they reach Ord Ferry Road. A right turn at Ord Ferry Road has them heading east back to Aguas Frias Road.....where they will make the final right turn to the finish line. It's one lap for all Categories. The course follows a clockwise direction and is about 33 miles in length - and has a whopping 112 feet of elevation gain. In other words, it's pretty flat. All turns will be marked with Route Arrows, and I will have ice water at the Start/Finish - and will also be driving the SAG vehicle during the race if you need any help. For a map of the Aguas Frias Road Race course, please visit the following link:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/36570036/
Riders must sign in and wear a helmet in order to compete. All USA Cycling rules apply, as usual - you know, don't ride like a nutcase, wear a helmet, obey the centerline, etc. Route Arrows will mark the course as well. Bottle hand ups and Feed Zones will be solely dependent upon volunteers - Feed Zone is pretty much anywhere on the course. I will be sweeping the course at the end as well - so if I don't see you back at the Finish, I'm coming to get you!
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory.
(40-POINT event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!)



Sunday, September 4th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial - 9:00AM - 1st Event in the 15-Event 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series:
Event #1 in the 15-race 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series is Sunday morning - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial at 9:00AM. This one will be held rain or shine, and is a Category 2 climb in this Series. Registration will open at 8:30am, with the 1st rider taking off at 9:01am - and we will go in 1-minute intervals. The Start/Registration area is at Nicalog Road & Cohasset Road - there is a dirt parking area there, just look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile at the Start line. The finish location is slightly different than in past years - it is just past the Cohasset Store, on Mountain Ranch Road & Cohasset Road. The Cohasset course is approximately 5 miles in length, climbs approximately 1,500 feet, and is considered a Category 2 Climb in the Series. For a map of the the current Cohasset Time Trial course, please visit:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/48162920/
***ALSO - I need 1 volunteer to help me start the riders off on Sunday morning. If you can help, just shoot me an e-mail at ChicoCyclist@gmail.com - you can still race the event, just be the last one to start.....you get an additional 3-point bonus in the Series, and my undying gratitude! :)
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory.
(Event #1 in the 15-race 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series)


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

Results from The Table Mountain Road Race - August 28th, 2011...........

RESULTS FROM THE TABLE MOUNTAIN ROAD RACE - August 28th, 2011:
Oroville, California
Conditions: Warm & breezy.
25 Miles; 1400 feet of climbing.

1. Daniel Green 1:09:38
2. Nelson Frink 1:12:15
3. Leif Peterson 1:12:15
4. Barry DeWitt 1:14:00
5. Ryan Hiner 1:17:47
6. Tony Mainz 1:23:45
7. Jim Mensching 1:31:10
8. Matthew Carlson - DNF, Mechanical.


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

Friday, August 26, 2011

Results from tonight's Cohasset Narrows Road Race - Aug. 26th, 2011.......

RESULTS FROM TONIGHT'S COHASSET NARROWS ROAD RACE - Aug. 26th, 2011:
Chico, California
Conditions: Hot; slight breeze.
7 Miles, 1400 feet of climbing.

1. Roy Steves 28:20
2. Manny Mejia 29:45
3. Corey Duren 30:41
4. Andy Grayson 32:19
5. Sean Fischer 33:13
6. Jim Mensching 36:48


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

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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

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


Friday, August 26th - The Cohasset Narrows Road Race - 6:00pm


Saturday, August 27th - THE BIDWELL BUMP MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE


Sunday, August 28th - The Table Mountain Road Race - 9:00am


Monday, August 29th - The Bidwell Forest Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm


R.A.C.E. INFORMATION:
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!! www.ChicoBike.com



Friday, August 26th - The Cohasset Narrows Road Race - 6:00PM:
We use to do this little Road Race every Friday after work, but haven't done it in a couple of years. So, thought we'd bring it back for one night. Registration will open at 5:40pm on Ryan Avenue on the north end of the Chico Airport - just to the west of the Fifth Sun parking lot(look for me on Ryan Avenue with the clipboard and the R.A.C.E.mobile). The Road Race starts promptly at 6:00pm and will climb to just past the "Road Narrows" & "Share The Road" sign at the top of the wider road on Cohasset Road - just before it narrows. This is a low-key, fun little Road Race - just go your own pace. The course is about 7 miles in length, but includes about 1,400 feet of climbing. I will be there driving SAG, and will have ice water at the Start & Finish locations. The event will be timed as well. This is a great little after-work ride to stretch the legs a bit for the weekend! An approximate map of the course can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/46121908
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(10-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series)



Saturday, August 27th - R.A.C.E. will be at THE BIDWELL BUMP Mountain Bike Race all day Saturday - Please visit the Bidwell Bump website at www.TheBidwellBump.com!



Sunday, August 28th - The Table Mountain Road Race - 9:00AM:
The Table Mountain Road Race is back for the month of August! This particular course was first used by the Chico Velo Cycling Club as a United States Cycling Federation Road Race course back in 1984 during the Chico Omnium(which also included the 7-Mile Lane Time Trial and the Chico Downtown Criterium that year). Most groups did 2 laps of this course, but the Cat.1/2 guys did 3 or 4. However, I wouldn't do that to ya - we're only going to do 1 lap in this race - for a total of approximately 25 miles and approximately 1,400 feet of total climbing. The course preview is located at the following link:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/47176806/
The Start/Finish Line is located on Table Mountain Boulevard right by Table Mountain Ranch Road - at the Table Mountain Overcrossing.(see map - this was the Start/Finish Line for the 1984 race as well - I'll be out there early, so look for me, the R.A.C.E.mobile and the registration table). Each Category will do just 1 lap = 25 miles. Registration will open at 8:30AM with Category A going off at 9:00AM........and Category B, Category C, Juniors Category going at 9:02AM. Women's, Masters, C & Juniors Categories will start with Category "B", but will be scored separately. Parking is available on the unfinished freeway overpass at the Start/Finish Line.
***Now,
a word of warning about this Road Race - This course goes in a clockwise direction - meaning that you will be climbing up to Cherokee from Hwy. 70. Although the hill does not seem quite as difficult as from the other side(the Wildflower Century side), the descent off Table Mountain will be quite tricky. Make certain that your bicycle is in good working order and that you are comfortable on technical descents. The Road Race course goes through amazingly diverse sections and is quite scenic - but please look out for one another and for yourselves, especially on the descent and on the Highway. All USA Cycling rules apply, as usual - you know, don't do stupid stuff, wear a helmet, obey the centerline, etc. Route Arrows will mark the course as well. Bottle hand ups and Feed Zones will be solely dependent upon volunteers - Feed Zone is pretty much anywhere on the course. Sag vehicles will be solely dependent upon volunteers as well. I will be sweeping the course at the end as well - so if I don't see you back at the Finish, I'm coming to get you!
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(40-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!)



Monday, August 29th - The Bidwell Forest Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm:
This race will start on the north side of the 5-Mile Recreation Area - near the dirt parking lot. Registration will open at 6:00pm for the 6:30pm start. The course will run through the single-track trails in "The Forest" in Upper Bidwell Park. This is an area just north of the 5-Mile Area - in between the 5-Mile and the entry to the North Rim Trail Parking Area. The course is VERY shaded and cool - great for summer racing - and is about 1.1 miles in length per lap......and is almost all single-track. The race will start and finish near the dirt parking area on the north end of 5-Mile, will be 40 minutes PLUS 2 laps. And, again, the course is about 1.1 miles in length, very shaded, and is ALL FLAT - no hills. The Course will be marked with flour arrows on the ground. We will race the course for 40 minutes, at which point I will give you the 2 laps to go sign. GREAT for beginners and Juniors - or those just wanting to get out on your mountain bikes for a spin! Can definitely use a cyclocross bike(Scott Heather won the race the 1st week and 3rd week on a cyclocross bike) - or even a road bike if you wanted - but is a mountain bike race. I will bring out ice water, as usual. For an approximate map of the course, please visit the MapMyRide link at:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/43683470/
RAIN, WET TRAILS OR CLOSED TRAILS WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THIS EVENT.
Helmets are mandatory!
(Part of the 2011 Mountain Bike R.A.C.E. Series!)


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

Results from tonight's Aguas Frias 10-Mile Time Trial - Aug. 25th, 2011....................

RESULTS FROM TONIGHT'S AGUAS FRIAS 10-MILE TIME TRIAL - Aug. 25th, 2011:
Durham, California
Conditions: Warm; very little wind.


1. Mike Ruffner 24:28
2. Garrett Marking 24:29 (NEW PR - AND, new course record for a rider under the age of 13!!!!)
3. Tom Tucker 25:01
4. Jeff Ochs 25:10
5. Hal Tacker 25:20
6. Jim Mensching 26:39
7. Steve Chollet 26:46 (New PR)
8. Tony Mainz 26:53
9. Walt Schafer 27:13
10. Monte Wolford 27:36 (New PR)
11. Chris Marking 28:08
12. Fernando Wolford 29:42 (New PR)
13. Sierra Wolford 32:41 (New PR)
14. Doug Conrad 34:36


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

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Results from today's Early Morning Humboldt Race - August 24th, 2011..........

RESULTS FROM TODAY'S EARLY MORNING HUMBOLDT RACE - August 24th, 2011:
Chico, California
Conditions: Cool; some sprinkles on descent.


1. Bryan Slinkard 15:43
2. Andy Grayson 16:17
3. Don Curtis 16:17
4. Lee Altier 18:38
5. Jim Mensching 19:36
6. John Cronin 20:55
7. Brian Ray 21:51
8. Art Cox 23:19
9. Jim Greenlee - Mechanical


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

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series

2011 CHICO HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL SERIES INFORMATION:

Hi Everyone! So, we are starting up the 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series again on Sunday, September 4th with the Cohasset Time Trial! The Series will visit various climbs around Chico - and Butte County(see events and tentative dates below). There was a similar Series done years ago here in Chico - 1981 or 1982 - by Tom Devol and Jeff Smith, who owned Cyclesport bike shop at the time. So, we decided to revive the old Hill Climb Series.......with a few route changes. Below is a list of the very tentative events with dates. It should be mentioned that these dates could change depending upon other events going on. And, of course......the weather! Rain will NOT cancel - but snow and ice will.

15 events - 26,000+ feet of total climbing - held over a 4-month period from September through December 2011! Bound to be a very challenging and memorable Series. Sure - there will be pain and suffering - but it's the good kind!!

Note: The Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series will be back in January 2012 - starting with The Humboldt Hill Climb Time Trial on Sunday, January 1st, 2012!



How does it work???

Below are each of the 15 Events in the 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series. Each climb has been given a rank based upon feedback from some well-known riders in the area (and climbers in particular - yes, I know - everyone is different, but this is just a low-key have-fun series, so no big whoop). Hors Category and Category 1 climbs are the hardest, with Category 3 being.......let's not say easiest.......let's say........not quite as hard as Category 1! Points will be awarded to the top finishers in each Hill Climb TT - the folks with the most points at the end of the Series, wins the overall title in their respective categories........along with the coveted Chico Hill Climb Champion Trophy. Never done a Time Trial before?? No problem - it's just you against the clock.....go your own pace and just do what you can out there!!! There are ALL levels of riders out there - from Pros, to guys like me who take 2 days to climb Humboldt, and everyone in between.......so, just come on out and test yourself, and go your own pace!!

RESULTS: I will try my best to have results & photos out from each Time Trial within a 24-hour period, as well as the Updated Overall Standings after each event. Sometimes life gets in the way, but I don't foresee that happening this next Fall/Winter. The results will be posted at www.ChicoBike.com.

EVERY competitor who starts and finishes an event receives an additonal 3 points PER event. It should also be noted - there MIGHT be an additional point(s) awarded for "adverse conditons". One year, we had an absolute freezing cold downpour of rain at the Centerville Time Trial and I awarded everyone 2 extra points for "adverse conditions"........but, again, this is a BIG "might" and the conditions would have to be atrocious. ANY person who helps me start the riders off at the events receives an additional 3 points for volunteering - I usually only need 1 or 2 people, and can always use the help.....and you can still race the event - just be the last one out of the starting gate and you'll be good-to-go!!

The Point Breakdown for placings is as follows:

Hors Category Climb = 40-36-34-32-30-28-26-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (In other words, 1st place in an Hors Category Time Trial gets 40 points, 2nd place gets 36 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point)

Category 1 Climb = 30-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1 (1st place in a Cat. 1 TT gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 26 and on down the line - every person who competes in the event gets at least 1 point)

Category 2 Climb = 24-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1(The winner of a Cat. 2 climb gets 24 points, 2nd place gets 20 points and on and on)

Category 3 Climb = 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1-1-1


And here are the Time Trial courses, the very tentative dates, and their listed difficulty category. Starting times for the events are normally consistent - 8:30am registration opens, 1st rider off at 9:01am.

**PLEASE NOTE - These dates are extremely tentative. Reasons for a change in dates include snow and ice on the climbs, other events going on that same day, a change in the R.A.C.E. calendar or Rodney being ill or out-of-town, etc. So, take the dates with a grain of salt....for now:



Sunday, Sept. 4th - Cohasset-to-the-Store Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 5.1 miles & 1,600 feet of climbing





Sunday, Sept. 11th - Honey Run Road Time Trial - Cat. 1 - approximately 5.5 miles & 1,400 feet of climbing





Sunday, Sept. 25th - The Forest Ranch Time Trial (A Chico Velo event!) - Cat. 1 - approximately 11.2 miles & 2,400 feet of climbing





Sunday, Oct. 2nd - Neal Road Time Trial - Cat. 3 - approximately 8.3 miles & 1,400 feet of climbing





Saturday, Oct. 15th - Pentz Road Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 5.8 miles & 1,200 feet of climbing





Saturday, Oct. 22nd - Clark Road Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 7.7 miles & 1,700 feet of climbing





Sunday, Oct. 30th - Centerville Time Trial(From the Honey Run Covered Bridge to the gravel) - Cat. 3 - approximately 6.6 miles; 1,300 feet of climbing





Saturday, Nov. 5th - Coutelenc Time Trial(just stay on Coutelenc Road) - Cat. 2 - approximately 6.8 miles & 1,600 feet of climbing





Saturday, Nov. 12th - Vilas Road Time Trial - Hors Category - approximately 7 miles & 2,400 feet of climbing





Saturday, Nov. 19th - Cherokee Time Trial(From Coal Canyon Road) - Cat. 3 - approximately 4.8 miles; 1,100 feet of climbing





Saturday, Nov. 26th - Table Mountain Time Trial(Wildflower Century side) - Cat. 1 - approximately 5.3 miles & 1,600 feet of climbing





Saturday, Dec. 3rd - Cohasset-to-the-Gravel Time Trial - Hors Category - approximately 9.4 miles & 2,900 feet of climbing





Saturday, Dec. 10th - Lime Saddle Time Trial - Cat. 2 - approximately 4.7 miles & 1,000 feet of climbing





Saturday, Dec. 17th - The Garland Road Time Trial - Hors Category - approximately 16 miles & 3,400 feet of climbing





Saturday, Dec. 31st - The Humboldt Road Time Trial - Category 3 - approximately 3.4 miles & 700 feet of climbing - AWARDS CEREMONY AFTER THIS EVENT!



15 Climbs, approximately 26,000+ feet of total climbing, held over a 4-month period from September 2011 through December 2011. Consistency will be key to winning the Overall Series. Above distances and climbing are very rough approximates only.


PARTICIPANT CATEGORIES: The following categories will be offered for the Series(see below). The winner in each category will receive the 2011 Chico Hill Climb Champion Trophy, along with Bragging Rights.........as well as any stuff we can get to give away as prizes:


Category "A" - Advanced & Intermediate



Category "B" - Intermediate & Novice



Category "C" - Novice, Clydesdales & Slow climbers like me.



Women's Category



Mens 50+ Category



Juniors (Looking at 10 to 16 years of age for this particular Category, but may be changed depending upon who shows up!).



As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged (A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event - must be totally obvious to the race director). Also, if there are a lot of folks in one particular category, we may split those up into sub-categories, if needed. In turn, if nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it(these COULD include tandem categories, Trail-A-Bike category, mountain bike category, or any other age Categories). At the end of the Series, we will have an Awards Ceremony at a local establishment or at another R.A.C.E. event. Hope to have some 2011 Chico Hill Climb Time Trial Series T-shirts to give out as well, but will be dependent upon my extremely limited budget.

One note: Any rider caught giving grief to the Promoter, the Timers or the Starters of these events will be automatically disqualified from - not only the event - but the entire Series. So, do what ya always do, and just have fun with the Series - it's no big whoop, we're just out there having fun and getting some good fitness!!! (No no - we've never ever had a problem with getting grief - just wanted to state it so it will continue to just be a fun event for everyone involved!!). AND - Helmets are MANDATORY at all events!

This Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Time Trials this Fall/Winter 2011! Although donations are always appreciated, they are NEVER necessary to enter these events - I just want y'all out there testing yourselves on your bicycles and having fun!!! Hope to see you out there - and I will have more details, maps and information as we get closer to the events.
Link


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

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tuesday Night Race has been canceled...........

Hi Everyone! Due to a slight course malfunction with the Anita Circuit Race course, we will - unfortunately - have to cancel Tuesday night's race. I am sorry for the late notice and cancellation of this event, but we'll be back next Tuesday night with a new flat Circuit Race. Again, my apologies to all.



R.A.C.E. Events for August 22nd - August 28th, 2011:



Monday, August 22nd - The Bidwell Forest Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm



Tuesday, August 23rd - The Anita Circuit Race - 6:00pm - CANCELED! Sorry. :(



Wednesday, August 24th - The Early Morning Humboldt Road Race - 6:00AM - Beat the Heat!!



Wednesday, August 24th - The Bidwell Forest LONG-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm



Wednesday, August 24th - The Fast 50 - 6:00pm




Thursday, August 25th - Aguas Frias 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00pm



Friday, August 26th - The Cohasset Narrows Road Race - 6:00pm



Saturday, August 27th - THE BIDWELL BUMP MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE



Sunday, August 28th - The Table Mountain Road Race - 9:00am


R.A.C.E. INFORMATION:
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!! www.ChicoBike.com

For some photos and videos of R.A.C.E. Events, please visit the following link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicovelo

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




Results from tonight's Bidwell Short-Track Race - August 22nd, 2011...........

RESULTS FROM THE MONDAY NIGHT BIDWELL FOREST SHORT-TRACK MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE:
Chico, California
Conditions: Warm; calm winds; dusty.

1. Scott Heather
2. Jesse Rushing
3. Tom Embree
4. Andy Grayson
5. Lau Ackerman (at 1 lap)
6. Don Curtis (at 1 lap)
7. Hyland Fisher (at 1 lap)
8. Ryan Hiner (at 1 lap)
9. Steven Lemos
10. Brad Lund
11. Her Vue
12. JJ Coughlin
13. Nate Owens


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

R.A.C.E. Events for August 22nd - August 28th, 2011..............

R.A.C.E. Events for August 22nd - August 28th, 2011:


Monday, August 22nd - The Bidwell Forest Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm



Tuesday, August 23rd - The Anita Circuit Race - NEW EVENT - 6:00pm



Wednesday, August 24th - The Early Morning Humboldt Road Race - 6:00AM - Beat the Heat!!



Wednesday, August 24th - The Bidwell Forest LONG-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm



Wednesday, August 24th - The Fast 50 - 6:00pm



Thursday, August 25th - Aguas Frias 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00pm



Friday, August 26th - The Cohasset Narrows Road Race - 6:00pm



Saturday, August 27th - THE BIDWELL BUMP MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE



Sunday, August 28th - The Table Mountain Road Race - 9:00am




R.A.C.E. INFORMATION:
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!! www.ChicoBike.com


For some photos and videos of R.A.C.E. Events, please visit the following link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicovelo




Monday, August 22nd - The Bidwell Forest Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm:
This race will start on the north side of the 5-Mile Recreation Area - near the dirt parking lot. Registration will open at 6:00pm for the 6:30pm start. The course will run through the single-track trails in "The Forest" in Upper Bidwell Park. This is an area just north of the 5-Mile Area - in between the 5-Mile and the entry to the North Rim Trail Parking Area. The course is VERY shaded and cool - great for summer racing - and is about 1.1 miles in length per lap......and is almost all single-track. The race will start and finish near the dirt parking area on the north end of 5-Mile, will be 40 minutes PLUS 2 laps. And, again, the course is about 1.1 miles in length, very shaded, and is ALL FLAT - no hills. The Course will be marked with flour arrows on the ground. We will race the course for 40 minutes, at which point I will give you the 2 laps to go sign. GREAT for beginners and Juniors - or those just wanting to get out on your mountain bikes for a spin! Can definitely use a cyclocross bike(Scott Heather won the race the 1st week and 3rd week on a cyclocross bike) - or even a road bike if you wanted - but is a mountain bike race. I will bring out ice water, as usual. For an approximate map of the course, please visit the MapMyRide link at:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/43683470/
RAIN, WET TRAILS OR CLOSED TRAILS WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THIS EVENT.
Helmets are mandatory!
(Part of the 2011 Mountain Bike R.A.C.E. Series!)



Tuesday, August 23rd - The Anita Circuit Race - 6:00pm:
While our Tuesday Night Criteriums are on a short break, I thought we'd try out something a bit different. This is a NEW Circuit Race held on a flat 4.25 mile course on/near Anita Road. This race will be a total of 5 laps for "As" and "Bs", and 3 laps for "Cs" and "Juniors". The course is all flat, and fairly quiet. The Start/Finish is on Hamilton Nord Cana Highway - look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile at the Start Area. Registration will open at 5:40pm, with the "A" group(Advanced & Intermediate Riders) starting at 6:00pm, and the "B" & "C" group starting at 6:02pm. Total distance for As & Bs will be 21.25 miles - and, again, it's all flat - just 5 laps of this flat circuit course. Point-prime laps will be held on laps 1-4 for the As & Bs, and laps 1-2 for the C group. The course follows a clockwise direction going Hamilton Nord Cana Highway - turn right on to Wilson Landing Road - then right on to Leninger Road - then right on to Anita Road - and then right back on to Hamilton Nord Cana Highway. I will have ice water at the Start/Finish. For a map of the course, please visit the following link:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/47175496/
HELD RAIN OR SHINE.
Helmets are mandatory!

(25-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series - Primes will count towards the 2011 Chico Criterium Series)



Wednesday, August 24th - The Early Morning Humboldt Road Race - 6:00AM (3.4 miles and 700 feet of climbing):
Get a great start on the day - and beat the heat - with this early morning ride/race up Humboldt Road! Registration will open at 5:45AM at the bottom of Humboldt Road(right near Stilson Canyon Road), with the race starting promptly at 6:00AM. ALL categories and abilities welcome!!! This will be a mass-start event for this short climb up Humboldt Road - starting near Stilson Canyon Road and finishing at the Stop Ahead Sign at the top of the hill. The course is about 3.4 miles in length and climbs approximately 700 feet - great for an early morning ride! A map of this short-course Road Race can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/46119226/
RAIN WILL CANCEL!
Helmets are mandatory!
(5-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!)



Wednesday, August 24th - The Bidwell Forest Long-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:30pm:
This race will start on the north side of the 5-Mile Recreation Area - near the dirt parking lot. Registration will open at 6:00pm for the 6:30pm start. The course will run through the single-track trails in "The Forest" in Upper Bidwell Park - but slightly different than our normal Monday Night Short-Track Racing. This is an area just north of the 5-Mile Area - in between the 5-Mile and the entry to the North Rim Trail Parking Area. The course is VERY shaded and cool - great for summer racing - and is about 1.25 miles in length per lap......and is almost all single-track. The race will start and finish near the dirt parking area on the north end of 5-Mile, will be 40 minutes PLUS 2 laps. And, again, the course is about 1.25 miles in length, very shaded, and is ALL FLAT - no hills. The Course will be marked with flour arrows on the ground. We will race the course for 40 minutes, at which point I will give you the 2 laps to go sign. GREAT for beginners and Juniors - or those just wanting to get out on your mountain bikes for a spin! Can definitely use a cyclocross bike(Scott Heather won the race the 1st week and 3rd week on a cyclocross bike) - or even a road bike if you wanted - but is a mountain bike race. I will bring out ice water, as usual. For an approximate map of the course, please visit the MapMyRide link at:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/47177434/
RAIN, WET TRAILS OR CLOSED TRAILS WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THIS EVENT.
Helmets are mandatory!
(Part of the 2011 Mountain Bike R.A.C.E. Series!)



Wednesday, August 24th - The FAST 50 - 6:00PM:
The long-running "Fast 50" Wednesday night rides! The starting spot for this ride is in the parking lot of Rosedale Elementary School located at 100 Oak Street here in Chico. The ride leaves promptly at 6:00pm from the parking lot area. Many different levels of cyclists out there, so hook up with someone and enjoy the ride! A few other groups meet up at 5:30pm to do a more civilized-paced ride, so come on out!! A map of the course can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/45503382
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!



Thursday, August 25th - Aguas Frias 10-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 5-miles out, 5-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. Come on out after work and give this one a shot! A map of this course can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/45502314
The Start/Finish location of this event is on Aguas Frias Road - just south of Dayton 4-Corners - by the Stop Ahead Sign......look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile at the Start Area. And remember - if you are running late to get to the start, it is OKAY - I will still start and time you!(Well, as long as you don't get there around 9pm or so.....I might be gone by then ;)
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(10-point event in the 2011 Chico Time Trial Series!)



Friday, August 26th - The Cohasset Narrows Road Race - 6:00PM:
We use to do this little Road Race every Friday after work, but haven't done it in a couple of years. So, thought we'd bring it back for one night. Registration will open at 5:40pm on Ryan Avenue on the north end of the Chico Airport - just to the west of the Fifth Sun parking lot(look for me on Ryan Avenue with the clipboard and the R.A.C.E.mobile). The Road Race starts promptly at 6:00pm and will climb to just past the "Road Narrows" & "Share The Road" sign at the top of the wider road on Cohasset Road - just before it narrows. This is a low-key, fun little Road Race - just go your own pace. The course is about 7 miles in length, but includes about 1,400 feet of climbing. I will be there driving SAG, and will have ice water at the Start & Finish locations. The event will be timed as well. This is a great little after-work ride to stretch the legs a bit for the weekend! An approximate map of the course can be found here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/46121908
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(10-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series)


Saturday, August 27th - THE BIDWELL BUMP Mountain Bike Race - In Upper Bidwell Park all day! Please visit the Bidwell Bump website at www.TheBidwellBump.com!



Sunday, August 28th - The Table Mountain Road Race - 9:00AM:
The Table Mountain Road Race is back for the month of August! This particular course was first used by the Chico Velo Cycling Club as a United States Cycling Federation Road Race course back in 1984 during the Chico Omnium(which also included the 7-Mile Lane Time Trial and the Chico Downtown Criterium that year). Most groups did 2 laps of this course, but the Cat.1/2 guys did 3 or 4. However, I wouldn't do that to ya - we're only going to do 1 lap in this race - for a total of approximately 25 miles and approximately 1,400 feet of total climbing. The course preview is located at the following link:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/47176806/
The Start/Finish Line is located on Table Mountain Boulevard right by Table Mountain Ranch Road - at the Table Mountain Overcrossing.(see map - this was the Start/Finish Line for the 1984 race as well - I'll be out there early, so look for me, the R.A.C.E.mobile and the registration table). Each Category will do just 1 lap = 25 miles. Registration will open at 8:30AM with Category A going off at 9:00AM........and Category B, Category C, Juniors Category going at 9:02AM. Women's, Masters, C & Juniors Categories will start with Category "B", but will be scored separately. Parking is available on the unfinished freeway overpass at the Start/Finish Line.
***Now,
a word of warning about this Road Race - This course goes in a clockwise direction - meaning that you will be climbing up to Cherokee from Hwy. 70. Although the hill does not seem quite as difficult as from the other side(the Wildflower Century side), the descent off Table Mountain will be quite tricky. Make certain that your bicycle is in good working order and that you are comfortable on technical descents. The Road Race course goes through amazingly diverse sections and is quite scenic - but please look out for one another and for yourselves, especially on the descent and on the Highway. All USA Cycling rules apply, as usual - you know, don't do stupid stuff, wear a helmet, obey the centerline, etc. Route Arrows will mark the course as well. Bottle hand ups and Feed Zones will be solely dependent upon volunteers - Feed Zone is pretty much anywhere on the course. Sag vehicles will be solely dependent upon volunteers as well. I will be sweeping the course at the end as well - so if I don't see you back at the Finish, I'm coming to get you!
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(40-point event in the 2011 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!)


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