Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Hi Everyone! There are 3 R.A.C.E. Events going on this week - 1 on Thursday night & 2 on Saturday. Hope to see you out there! For photos of some of the past events, please visit the following link:
Thursday, April 5th - The River Road 16-Mile Time Trial - 6:00PM:
Registration will open at 5:30pm, with the first rider going off at 6:01pm. We will go in 1-minute intervals for this 8-miles out, 8-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. Come on out after work and give this one a shot! An extremely rough draft of this course can be found here:
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(20-point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series! If it is raining, "misery points" will also be awarded!)
For the Current Overall Standings in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series, please visit the following link:
The 2012 Honey-Grain Omnium Bicycle Race
2 Races in 1 Day
April 7, 2012
This Omnium will include 2 races in 1 day:
The Honey Run Road Uphill Time Trial
The Grainland Road Race
Saturday, April 7, 9:00 AM - The Honey Run Road Uphill Time Trial - Stage #1 in the 2012 Honey-Grain Omnium:
Registration will open at 8:15AM, with the 1st rider taking off at 9:01AM...and we will go in 1-minute intervals for this 5.5 Mile Uphill Time Trial. Registration will take place across the street from the Honey Run Covered Bridge on Honey Run Road.......right near the intersection with Centerville Road(see map). The finish is at the top of the hill - at the muffler shop, just before The Skyway. For a map of the Honey Run Road Uphill Time Trial, please visit the following link:
This is a "Category 1" climb in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series - and also Stage #1 in the Honey-Grain Omnium Bicycle Race.
***AND - I still need 1 volunteer to help me start the riders off on Saturday morning. If you can help out, just shoot me an e-mail at ChicoCyclist@gmail.com - you get a 3-point bonus in the Series and my undying gratitude!
Held Rain or Shine.
Helmets are MANDATORY!
(30-point event in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series)
(30-point event in the 2012 Honey-Grain Omnium Bicycle Race)
Category 1 Climb in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series - approximately 5.5 miles & 1,500 feet of climbing.
For the Current Overall Standings in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series, please visit the following link on our website:
Saturday, April 7, 1:00 PM - The Grainland Road Race(in honor of Paris-Roubaix!) - Stage #2 in the 2012 Honey-Grain Omnium:
Registration will open at 12:15pm on Aguas Frias Road - the same start location as the Aguas Frias 10-Mile Time Trial, just south of Chico(see map). This is a flat 10.6 mile loop.......with a 3-mile stretch of gravel/dirt per lap. We've done this race once before - in 2011 - and the riders had a BLAST doing it.......so, it's now on the R.A.C.E. calendar for good! The Start/Finish location is on Aguas Frias Road - right at the 10-Mile Time Trial Start/Finish spot, just south of Dayton 4-corners. This course is approximately 10.6 miles in length, includes about 59 feet of climbing per lap, and has a 3-mile section of dirt/gravel in it......GREAT training for the upcoming Chico Stage Race.
Category "A" & "B" will each do 4 laps of this course - for a total of 42.4 miles. Category "B" will include the Juniors, Women's, Masters 50+ and Category "C" riders.....all scored separately. Category "C" & "Juniors" will do just 2 laps of the course. The course follows a Clockwise direction - south on Aguas Frias, west on Grainland Road(the gravel section), north on 7-Mile Lane, east on Ord Ferry Road.....and then back south again on Aguas Frias Road. The turns will be marked with Route Arrows.
YES - road bikes will work great, but you can also use Cyclocross bicycles...mountain bikes....or whatever you might have lying around(a unicycle?). I will have water at the Start/Finish area.
***The famous - or infamous - Grainland Road Race trophies will be awarded to the winners in each Category. ;)
A map of the Grainland Road Race course can be found here:
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are Mandatory!
(50-Point Event in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series)
(50-Point Event in the 2012 Honey Grain Omnium Bicycle Race)
(Trophy Event - Trophies Awarded to winners in each Category)
For the Current Overall Standings in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series, please visit the following link on our website:
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