Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What in the world is going on with R.A.C.E.???



What in the world is going on with R.A.C.E.???

I’ve been asked this question a ton during the last few months. And, for the most part, I’ve kept pretty quiet. Well…..I figured now is as good a time as any to give everyone an update. The following is more of a rambling-thought process than anything, so bear with me.

A number of things have happened since I abruptly canceled the remainder of the R.A.C.E.(Rodney’s Amateur Cycling Events) events for 2012, and heading into 2013. First off, our baby was born on August 19th, and I am really enjoying being a stay-at-home dad at the moment. In fact, I LOVE it….and Baby Heidi is just the best – love her to pieces.

But, in addition to the time it takes to raise our children(Adela and Heidi both), my mom was put on hospice late last year. This definitely took the wind out of my sails, and I find it very difficult to deal with on a day-to-day basis. I love my mom dearly, and I know that the coming months will be a very difficult time in our lives. My mom seems to be doing well right now, but I never know what is coming. Cancer, most definitely, sucks.

I’ve also been riding my bike more often. And, with that, the joy of riding has really made me see why I put on the R.A.C.E. events. I definitely have some new goals I would like to achieve in cycling. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired all of the time, as the cliché goes. So, I changed my diet and started riding daily…..and am finding that this is an absolute necessary ingredient for me to have a good life, at least in my opinion. I had a rider tell me a couple of years ago at one of our Airport Criteriums that I was mentally ill – and that is why I put on free cycling events throughout the year. He said it out of anger, I know…but I still remember it like it was yesterday. Riding again really makes me wonder if he was right in that jab towards me. Maybe so, and maybe that is something I should look at more closely.

The Lance news – and reading the entire USADA report as soon as it came out – didn’t help my motivation much. I put on 220 bicycle races in 2012 in and around Butte County, California. Since its inception, R.A.C.E. has put on over 1,200 free bicycle races – we put on more free grassroots bicycle races than anywhere in the world! But, this Lance thing really got to me – and I started to question why I do what I do with regard to putting on free bicycle racing events for the community – and whether it was really a good idea. I absolutely did NOT want to encourage junior-aged cyclists – or any cyclists, for that matter – to be involved with doping or drugs……or be led into that type of situation.  I don’t know – it just, like I said, took the wind out of my sails. And, I begin to question everything with regard to my promotions of bicycle races.

And, finally, I went through the numbers and attendance at the R.A.C.E. events in 2012, and they just aren’t what they use to be. In fact, the Hill Climb Series in the fall had a record low with regard to attendance – and hardly anyone shows up to the mountain bike races anymore. I mean, even the Criteriums and Thursday night Time Trials were less-attended than they were in previous years. So, I had/have to take that into account as well. I’ve always told the riders, “When the riders stop showing up, that’s when I know I’m done here.” I can’t help but feeling that maybe that is what has happened now – that maybe the riders are trying to tell me something.

So, what am I going to do with regard to R.A.C.E.?? 

Honestly, at this point in time – Jan. 22nd at 1:30pm – I have no idea. Part of me wants to continue with ALL of the events going into 2013. Part of me wants to do only a portion of the calendar. Part of me wants to do only a handful of events . And, quite frankly, part of me wants to stop the whole thing now. I’ve contemplated taking the year off, and allowing time for motivation – by both myself, and the riders – to grow….then start back up in 2014 or 2015. But, I’m just not sure where things stand now. I wanted to sanction at least a half-dozen events in 2013, but the absolutely packed NCNCA calendar made me re-think everything…..although the NCNCA itself has been VERY supportive of R.A.C.E. and my motivation of sanctioning some of the R.A.C.E. events. We are very very lucky to live in this cycling district!

I’ve worked VERY hard to build R.A.C.E. up since 2007 – and have spent thousands of hours on the organization. I lose money every year – I do it out of love for the sport of bicycle racing. Lots of people have told me to charge money for the events, but I have never done it. My feeling was, why charge money for something so fun – so enjoyable – especially when cycling itself already costs an arm and a leg? I’ve seen other cycling organizations rob the riders blind, and I never wanted R.A.C.E. to become something as obnoxious as that – I wanted the organization to be fun and good for cycling/cyclists. I don’t know - I am just evaluating everything.

So, right now……I will be putting on the 2013 Paskenta Ride/Race with all the things I normally do and have – maps, trophy, SAG vehicle, treats and bottled Coca-Cola and food at the end. Past that, though, I am not sure what I may do. I may start doing the weekend events again – and add the Criteriums and Time Trials later. Or, I may just hang up my clipboard and see what the riders want. Just….not sure right now.

Let me know what you all want – or what you want to see. Shoot me an e-mail at:

And, thank you for reading this rambling note – just gotta let everyone know what is going on in my head.

Rodney…………
R.A.C.E. – Rodney’s Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
www.RaceChico.com

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Just a reminder that we have switched over to our new website for all R.A.C.E. Events - www.RaceChico.com.

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


Monday, April 09, 2012

Just a reminder...........

..........in the coming weeks, we will slowly be announcing all of the R.A.C.E. Events and posting ALL of the Results on our new website - www.RaceChico.com.

Take a look and let us know what you think. The R.A.C.E. e-mail list will be active as ever though, so no worries - and the photos and videos will still be on the blog, Flickr, YouTube and Pinterest.

If you'd like to be added to the R.A.C.E. e-mail list, send me an e-mail at ChicoCyclist@gmail.com with the word ADD in the subject line.

Hope to see you out at the R.A.C.E. events this year!!!

Rodney..............
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Results from today's Grainland Road Race - April 7th, 2012............

RESULTS FROM THE GRAINLAND ROAD RACE - April 7th, 2012:
Durham, California
Conditions: Sunny & warm.
4 laps = 42.4 Miles, with 13 on gravel roads.

For some photos of today's Road Race, please visit:

For Category Results of today's Road Race, please visit:

For the Current Overall Standings in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series, please visit:


(Results in order of finish)
1. Scott Heather 2:02:25
2. Doug Weseman 2:03:16
3. Kris Blee 2:04:50
4. Rudi Lange 2:07:12
5. Jordan Colby 2:07:12
6. Preben Nielsen 2:07:13
7. Andrew Hunter 2:08:32
8. Phil Weintraub 2:18:29
9. Michael Crumm 2:21:46
10. Sean Fischer 2:21:55
11. Matt Culver 2:31:10
12. Mike Ruffner
13. Gabe Medina
14. Steven Lemos
15. Adam Roth
16. Sandra Barton
17. Bob Jones
18. Lex Parker
19. Nelson Frink

"C" Group Finish:
1. Robert Medina 1:06:30
2. Stephen Work-Montana 1:13:38
3. Laurie Teague

Junior Finish:
1. Josh Diaz 1:34:35

Rodney..........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Results from this morning's Honey Run Road Uphill Time Trial - April 7th, 2012............

RESULTS FROM THIS MORNING'S HONEY RUN ROAD UPHILL TIME TRIAL - April 7th, 2012:
Paradise, California
Conditions: Cold, but sunny!
5.5 Miles; 1,500 feet of climbing.

Photos from today's Time Trial can be found here:

Category Results from today's event can be found here:

The Current Overall Standings in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series can be found here:

***A HUGE Thank You to Don Ulen for starting the riders off this morning!!!!

1. Tim Olson 21:25
2. Mike Painter 22:58
3. Brad Foster 24:10
4. Tom Embree 27:00
5. Patrick Clark 27:09
6. Stephanie Berkowitz 27:40
7. Matt Maderos 28:03
8. Matt Roberts 28:22
9. Justin Anderson 28:26
10. Tom Tucker 28:48
11. Sean Fischer 28:57
12. Alex Roberson 29:00
13. Nelson Frink 29:01
14. Cody Anderson 30:06
15. Steve Suihkonen 31:01
16. Josh Diaz 31:49
17. Geno Gruber 33:13
18. Stephen Work-Montana 34:12
19. SanDee Brown 34:32
20. Curt Anderson 34:23
21. Emily Anderson 34:43
22. Chris Lambert 35:57
23. Laura Van Dervoort 36:04
24. CJ Campos 36:13
25. David Anderson 36:20
26. Jim Mensching 36:26
27. Dave Bechtold 38:30
28. Kirk Chambers 39:23
29. Jim Pyle 39:49
30. Dan Andreasen 40:32
31. Kathy Walter 41:59
32. Laurie & Rick Ellison 42:44
33. Doug Conrad 44:29
34. Skip Lees 45:36
35. Rick Carhart 46:24
36. Darlene Henderson 50:02

Rodney.........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Results from tonight's River Road 16-MILE Time Trial - Apr. 5, 2012............

COMBINED RESULTS FROM TONIGHT'S RIVER ROAD 16-MILE TIME TRIAL - April 5th, 2012:
Chico, California
Conditions: Somewhat windy, cool, cloudy.
8-Miles out; 8-Miles back in.

Category Results can be found here:

The Current Overall Standings in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series can be found here:

For some photos from tonight's Time Trial, please visit our Flickr link here:

1. Josh Rowe 39:11
2. Mike Ruffner 40:28
3. Tom Tucker 41:03
4. Jeff Ochs 41:08
5. Luke Wentland 41:31
6. Joanne Gilchrist 41:58
7. Greg Watkins 42:27
8. Shawn Hughes 43:17
9. Rudi Lange 43:33
10. Cody Anderson 44:15
11. Justin Anderson 44:30
12. Jim Mensching 45:03
13. Adam Roth 45:12
14. Brooks Biertuempful 46:58
15. Eric Ayars 47:26
16. Jim Gilchrist 47:33
17. Sean Fischer 47:43
18. Skip Lees 53:23
19. Evan Billman 54:39
20. Erin Edwards 55:38
21. Leslie Clavey 55:53
22. Helen Wheeler 56:30
23. Tammie Watkins 56:56
24. Darlene Henderson 58:43

Rodney...............
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

3 R.A.C.E. Events this week...................

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
And
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:

And............

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:

Rodney...........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Monday, April 02, 2012

The Honey Grain Omnium - Saturday, April 7th - 2 stages in 1 day!

Next Saturday - April 7th - is the Honey Grain Omnium -
2 races in 1 day.....The Honey Run Road Uphill Time
Trial at 9:00am & The Grainland Road Race at 1:00pm!
Hope to see ya out there!! Race information at the link
below:


Rodney..............
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
www.RaceChico.com
www.ChicoBike.com
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Table Mountain Road Race - THIS Sunday, April 1st, 2012.............

No joke - The Table Mountain Road Race is taking place this Sunday, April 1st near Oroville, California! For more information on this Road Race, please visit the R.A.C.E. website at:


Hope to see you there!!!

Rodney..............
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Results from tonight's River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - March 29th, 2012.............

RESULTS FROM TONIGHT'S RIVER ROAD 10-MILE TIME TRIAL - March 29th, 2012:
Chico, California
Conditions: Rainy, cloudy, wet.
For photos from tonight's Time Trial, please visit the following website:

For Category Results from tonight's Time Trial, please visit the following link:

For the Current Overall Standings in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series, please visit the following link:

1. Garrett Marking (age 13) 24:45
2. Adam Roth (age 21) 27:12
3. Justin Anderson (age 27) 27:30
4. Jeff Stephens (age 59) 28:00
5. Brennan Percy (age 27) 28:12
6. Chris Marking (age 40) 28:38
7. Jim Mensching (age 65) 28:40
8. Tom Tucker (age 55) 29:12
9. Kirk Chambers (age 45) 29:34
10. Sean Fischer (age 46) 29:46
11. Byron Fountain (age 58) 32:58
12. Deanna Wentland (age 23) 33:28

Rodney...........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Saturday's R.A.C.E. Events postponed..............

Due to the coming storm on Saturday here in Butte County, we are postponing the Oro-Chico Omnium that day. However, The Table Mountain Road Race is still a "Go" for Sunday at 9:00AM - hope to see you there!!


Rodney..............
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Monday, March 26, 2012

Just a reminder..............

..........in the coming months, we will slowly be announcing all of the R.A.C.E. Events and posting ALL of the Results on our new website - www.RaceChico.com. Take a look and let us know what you think. The R.A.C.E. e-mail list will be active as ever though, so no worries - and the photos and videos will still be on the blog, Flickr, YouTube and Pinterest. If you'd like to be added to the R.A.C.E. e-mail list, send me an e-mail at ChicoCyclist@gmail.com with the word ADD in the subject line.

The blog will still be going on strong as ever - but will be going back to why I started the blog in the first place.......my silly views and opinions on cycling stuff!!

Hope to see you out at the R.A.C.E. events this year!!!

Rodney..............
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Results from tonight's Aguas Frias 10-Mile Time Trial - March 22nd, 2012............

RESULTS FROM TONIGHT'S AGUAS FRIAS 10-MILE TIME TRIAL - March 22nd, 2012:
Durham, California
Conditions: Sun, clouds, strong south wind.
10-Point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series
Updated Results can be found here:

1. Garrett Marking 24:26 (New Personal Record)
2. Jeff Ochs 25:29
3. Tom Tucker 25:46
4. Scott Heather 25:49
5. Mike Ruffner 25:50
6. Luke Wentland 26:11
7. Hal Tacker 26:31
8. David Dura 27:24
9. Jim Mensching 28:06
10. Alex Roberson 28:28
11. Matt Roberts 29:01
12. Chris Marking 30:37
13. Kirk Chambers 31:46
14. Deanna Wentland 33:33
15. Jared Kaye 34:51

Rodney...........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Friday, March 16, 2012

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

Hi Everyone! There are 3 Events going on this weekend(see below). We've had some questions about the rain & snow - yes, the events will still go on - we may shorten the stages if needed, but they are still a "go"! Hope to see you out there for this year's Cottonwood Omnium Bicycle Race!!

2012 COTTONWOOD OMNIUM ROUTE INFORMATION:


Stage #1 - Saturday, March 17th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial - 9:00AM:
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 1 Climb in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series. For a map of the the current Cohasset Time Trial course, please visit:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/48162920/

HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(Event #9 in the 17-Race 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series - A Category 1 Climb in the Series!)
(This Event will also be an "Extra Point" Event in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series, offering an additional 3 points in the 2012 Butte Series!)


Stage #2 - March 17th - The Cottonwood Road 9.6-Mile Time Trial - 2:00pm - Also, a 20-point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series:

This is a NEW Time Trial being offered this year. This Time Trial is being held on Cottonwood Road - near Oroville, California. Cottonwood Road is in between Table Mountain Boulevard and Highway 99. The course is 4.8 miles out, then 4.8 miles back - going from east to west....then west to east back in. The course is fairly flat, very quiet. Registration will open at 1:30pm near the corner of Cottonwood Road and Table Mountain Boulevard - just look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile....as well as the orange cones. The 1st rider will take off at 2:01pm - and we will go in 1-minute intervals. The turnaround point is on Cottonwood Road - just before you get to Hwy. 99. For an approximate map of the Cottonwood Time Trial Course, please visit the following link:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/74465474

HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(20-point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series)


Stage #3 - Sunday, March 18th - Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00AM:

The Coal Canyon Circuit Race is back for 2012, and is the Final Stage in the 2012 Cottonwood Omnium Bicycle Race! 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 50+ & 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 parking, PLEASE park up near the Start/Finish Line on Coal Canyon Road and not near Hwy. 70(per CHP).....OR, better yet, park at Spring Valley School on Pentz Road and ride on over to the start. For a map of the Coal Canyon Circuit Race course, please visit:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Coal-Canyon-Circuit-Race

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.
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!
(40-POINT Event in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series - PLUS, we will have 2 KOM/QOM Point Laps - King of the Mountains/Queen of the Mountains!)

Hope to see you out there!!!! :)

Rodney...........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
www.RaceChico.com
www.ChicoBike.com
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Results from tonight's River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - March 15th, 2012..............

RESULTS FROM TONIGHT'S RIVER ROAD 10-MILE TIME TRIAL - March 15th, 2012:
Chico, California
Conditions: Windy, Rainy.
Category Results can be found at:
http://racechico.com/race/river-road-10-mile-tt-2012-03-07
Photos of tonights' Time Trial can be found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicovelo/sets/72157629230066886/

1. Garrett Marking (age 13!) 25:01
2. Scott Heather (age 23) 26:02
3. Jeff Ochs (age 43) 26:23
4. David Dura (age 42) 27:58
5. Tom Tucker (age 55) 28:33
6. Sean Fischer (age 46) 29:01
7. Jim Mensching (age 65) 29:35
8. Chris Marking (age 40) 29:41
9. Byron Fountain (age 58) 31:43
10. Evan Billman (age 40) 34:28
11. Paul Coots (age 57) 34:46

Category Results can be found at:
http://racechico.com/race/river-road-10-mile-tt-2012-03-07


Rodney..............
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
www.RaceChico.com
www.ChicoBike.com
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Cottonwood Omnium Bicycle Race - March 17th & 18th, 2012.................

THE COTTONWOOD OMNIUM BICYCLE RACE
March 17th & 18th, 2012
3 Stages over 2 Days
Cohasset & Oroville, California
www.RaceChico.com
www.ChicoBike.com

Hi Everyone!! The Cottonwood Omnium Bicycle Race is being held on March 17th & 18th, 2012 - this weekend! The format is 3 stages over 2 days - and, again, an Omnium is just a bicycle stage race using points rather than time....and you don't have to do one stage in order to do the next stage.....and can get into the Omnium by completing any of the stages. The 3 stages involved in this weekend's Cottonwood Omnium Bicycle Race include the following:

Stage #1 - Saturday, March 17th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial (Also, Event #9 & an Extra Point Event in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series) - 9:00AM

Stage #2 - Saturday, March 17th - The Cottonwood 9.6-Mile Time Trial (A flat Time Trial.......also a 20-point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series) - 2:00PM

Stage #3 - Sunday, March 18th - The Coal Canyon Circuit Race (40-point event in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series & KOM/QOM Point Laps) - 9:00AM

***See "Route Information" below for details on each of the stages.

CATEGORIES OFFERED:

Category "A"- Advanced & Advanced/Intermediate Riders
Category "B" - Intermediate Riders
Category "C" - Novice Riders & Racers
Women's Category
Men's Masters 50+ Category (in Category "B")
Juniors (Riders 16 & Under)


How does it work??? And what in the world is an "Omnium" bicycle race???
Okay, in this scenario, an Omnium is just a Stage Race bicycle race using points rather than time - and you do not have to complete one stage in order to do the next stage. You garner points for each stage depending upon how you did in the stage.......and, again, in this particular case.........the MOST points wins(many Omniums reverse this and have the least amount of points winning). There will be multiple categories competing in the Cottonwood Omnium(see Categories above). There is NO entry fee for competing in this event, but donations are always extremely appreciated and welcome!! Once entering the Omnium, there will be no downgrades during the event. Categories may be combined, changed or eliminated if not enough folks come out. Most USA Cycling rules will apply to ALL stages - including WEAR YOUR HELMET, don't ride too much like a lunatic, and so on and so forth. Please read the section carefully at the bottom of this e-mail for some of the rules pertaining to the Cottonwood Omnium. And remember - the only reason we're doing this Omnium is for fun & fitness......and maybe a little competitiveness too - but nothing over-the-top please! Ride safe, have fun, try something new and challenge yourself. Anyone doing any of the stages is automatically entered in the Omnium..........but consistency in the events will be key to winning the Overall Title.

Champions will receive the Cottonwood Omnium Champions gold medal, with green ribbon(in honor of St. Patrick's Day). ;)

Results from Saturday's races will be available Saturday night on our website at www.RaceChico.com.


POINT BREAKDOWN PER STAGE:

Stage #1 - Saturday, March 17th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial - 9:00am:
1st = 30 points
2nd = 26 points
3rd = 24 points
4th = 22 points
5th = 20 points
6th = 18 points
7th = 16 points
8th = 14 points
9th = 12 points
10th = 10 points
11th = 8 points
12th = 6 points
13th = 4 points
14th = 2 points
Everyone else = 1 point


Stage #2 - Saturday, March 17th - The Cottonwood 9.6-Mile Time Trial - 2:00pm:
1st = 30 points
2nd = 26 points
3rd = 24 points
4th = 22 points
5th = 20 points
6th = 18 points
7th = 16 points
8th = 14 points
9th = 12 points
10th = 10 points
11th = 8 points
12th = 6 points
13th = 4 points
14th = 2 points
Everyone else = 1 point


Stage #3 - Sunday, March 18th - The Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00am:
(King & Queen of the Mountains Points WILL be offered)
1st = 34 points
2nd = 30 points
3rd = 28 points
4th = 26 points
5th = 24 points
6th = 22 points
7th = 20 points
8th = 18 points
9th = 16 points
10th = 14 points
11th = 12 points
12th = 10 points
13th = 8 points
14th = 6 points
15th = 4 points
16th = 2 points
Everyone else = 1 point


RULES:
And Finally - ANY rider participating in ALL 3 Stages receives an additional 10 points.

Do you have to do all the stages in order to compete in the Omnium?? No - you can even do just one event and your points will still be calculated and counted in the overall. And REMEMBER - Safety come before bragging rights, so be careful!!!

As always, the Director reserves the right to disqualify anyone deemed cheating, unsafe or unsportsmanlike(no worries - just be cool like always and all will be good!!). Aero equipment can be used in the 2nd stage. Helmets are mandatory in ALL stages.

Tie-Breaker:
If, by chance, it comes down to a TIE after the last stage of the Omnium, the highest placed finisher(of the tied competitors) in the Cottonwood 9.6-Mile Time Trial will be declared the Overall Winner of the Cottonwood Omnium.


2012 COTTONWOOD OMNIUM ROUTE INFORMATION:


Stage #1 - Saturday, March 17th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial - 9:00AM:
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 1 Climb in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series. For a map of the the current Cohasset Time Trial course, please visit:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/48162920/

***And, I still need 1 volunteer to help me start the riders off on that Saturday morning - If you can help out, just send me an e-mail - you get a 3-point bonus in the Series, you still get to race it(just be the last rider to start), and you will have my undying gratitude!
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(Event #9 in the 17-Race 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series - A Category 1 Climb in the Series!)
(This Event will also be an "Extra Point" Event in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series, offering an additional 3 points in the 2012 Butte Series!)


Stage #2 - March 17th - The Cottonwood Road 9.6-Mile Time Trial - 2:00pm - Also, a 20-point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series:
This is a NEW Time Trial being offered this year. This Time Trial is being held on Cottonwood Road - near Oroville, California. Cottonwood Road is in between Table Mountain Boulevard and Highway 99. The course is 4.8 miles out, then 4.8 miles back - going from east to west....then west to east back in. The course is fairly flat, very quiet. Registration will open at 1:30pm near the corner of Cottonwood Road and Table Mountain Boulevard - just look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile....as well as the orange cones. The 1st rider will take off at 2:01pm - and we will go in 1-minute intervals. The turnaround point is on Cottonwood Road - just before you get to Hwy. 99. For an approximate map of the Cottonwood Time Trial Course, please visit the following link:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/74465474

HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(20-point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series)


Stage #3 - Sunday, March 18th - Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00AM:
The Coal Canyon Circuit Race is back for 2012, and is the Final Stage in the 2012 Cottonwood Omnium Bicycle Race! 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 50+ & 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 parking, PLEASE park up near the Start/Finish Line on Coal Canyon Road and not near Hwy. 70(per CHP).....OR, better yet, park at Spring Valley School on Pentz Road and ride on over to the start. For a map of the Coal Canyon Circuit Race course, please visit:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Coal-Canyon-Circuit-Race

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.
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!
(40-POINT Event in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series - PLUS, we will have 2 KOM/QOM Point Laps - King of the Mountains/Queen of the Mountains!)

Hope to see you out there!!!! :)


Rodney...........

R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
www.RaceChico.com
www.ChicoBike.com
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~

Monday, March 12, 2012

R.A.C.E. Events for March 12th - 18th, 2012.................

Hi Everyone! Well, unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict and a variety of unpredictable weather this week(some forecasters calling for 4-6 inches of rain in Chico this week), we've had to postpone a few events. However, The Fast 50, River Road 10-Mile Time Trial and next weekend's Cottonwood Omnium are still on, rain or shine! Hope to see you out there!!

For Results from this past weekend's Field of Dreams Time Trial & Messilla Valley Circuit Race, please visit our website at www.RaceChico.com.

For some photos of the events, please visit:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicovelo


R.A.C.E. Events for March 12th - March 18th, 2012:



Monday, March 12th - The Bidwell Forest Short-Track Mountain Bike Race - 6:00pm - POSTPONED!

Tuesday, March 13th - Tuesday Night Criterium - 6:00pm & 7:00pm - POSTPONED!

Wednesday, March 14th - The Early Morning Humboldt Road Race - 7:00AM - POSTPONED!

Wednesday, March 14th - The Fast 50 - 6:00pm - HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

Thursday, March 15th - River Road 10-Mile Time Trial - 6:00pm - HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

Friday, March 16th - Friday Night Criterium - 6:00pm & 7:00pm - POSTPONED!


THE 2012 COTTONWOOD OMNIUM BICYCLE RACE:

March 17th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial - 9:00am - Stage #1 in the Cottonwood Omnium (Event #9 in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series - Plus a "Bonus Point" Event!) - HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

March 17th - The Cottonwood Road 9.6-Mile Time Trial - 2:00pm - Stage #2 in the Cottonwood Omnium (20-point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series) - HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

March 18th - The Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00am - Stage #3 in the Cottonwood Omnium (40-point event in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series + KOM/QOM points)- HELD RAIN OR SHINE!


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!! For more information on R.A.C.E. and the events, please visit our website at www.RaceChico.com or www.ChicoBike.com.


Monday, March 12th - The Bidwell Forest Mountain Bike Short-Track Race - 6:00pm - POSTPONED!:

This race will start on the north side of the 5-Mile Recreation Area - near the dirt parking lot. Registration will open at 5:30pm for the 6:00pm 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 Recreation Area - in between the 5-Mile and the entry to the North Rim Trail Parking Area. The course 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 - or even a sturdy road bike if you wanted. 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!
(12-point event in the 2012 Mountain Bike Race Series!)


Tuesday, March 13th - The Chico Airport Criterium - 6:00PM(As & Bs) & 7:00PM(Cs and Junior Races) - POSTPONED!:

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:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course

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 2012 Chico Airport Criterium Series. We will also have, at times, Prime prizes to give out as well during the season.
RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THIS EVENT!
Helmets are mandatory!
(Part of the 2012 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)


Wednesday, March 14th - The Early Morning Humboldt Road Race - 7:00AM (3.4 miles and 751 feet of climbing) - POSTPONED!:

Get a great start on the day with this early morning ride/race up Humboldt! Registration will open at 6:40AM at the bottom of Humboldt Road(right near Stilson Canyon Road), with the race starting promptly at 7:00AM. 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. A map of this short-course Road Race can be found here:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Humboldt-Road-Race-AM-Racing

RAIN WILL CANCEL!
Helmets are mandatory!
(5-point event in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!)


Wednesday, March 14th - 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.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Fast-50255824

HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

Thursday, March 15th - River Road 10-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 5-miles out, 5-miles back, all-flat Time Trial. This classic Chico Time Trial course has been used for the last 32+ 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.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/River-Road-10-Mile-TT-Course

(yes, the course is really 10 miles, not 9.9). And if you look at the Elevation Profile......it might tell you why coming back always seems a bit tougher than going out!
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(10-point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series! If it is raining, "misery points" will also be awarded!)


Friday, March 16th - The Chico Airport Criterium - 6:00PM(As & Bs) & 7:00PM(Cs and Junior Races) - POSTPONED!:

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:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course

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 2012 Chico Airport Criterium Series. We will also have, at times, Prime prizes to give out as well during the season.
RAIN OR WET PAVEMENT WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THIS EVENT!
Helmets are mandatory!
(Part of the 2012 Chico Airport Criterium Series!)


THE 2012 COTTONWOOD OMNIUM BICYCLE RACE:

Saturday, March 17th - The Cohasset Uphill Time Trial - 9:00AM - Stage #1 in the Cottonwood Omnium Bicycle Race:

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 1 Climb in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series. For a map of the the current Cohasset Time Trial course, please visit:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/48162920/

***And, I still need 1 volunteer to help me start the riders off on that Saturday morning - If you can help out, just send me an e-mail - you get a 3-point bonus in the Series, you still get to race it(just be the last rider to start), and you will have my undying gratitude!
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(Event #9 in the 17-Race 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series - A Category 1 Climb in the Series!)
(This Event will also be an "Extra Point" Event in the 2012 Butte Hill Climb Time Trial Series, offering an additional 3 points in the 2012 Butte Series!)


March 17th - The Cottonwood Road 9.6-Mile Time Trial - 2:00pm - Stage #2 in the Cottonwood Omnium - Also, a 20-point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series:

This is a NEW Time Trial being offered this year. This Time Trial is being held on Cottonwood Road - near Oroville, California. Cottonwood Road is in between Table Mountain Boulevard and Highway 99. The course is 4.8 miles out, then 4.8 miles back - going from east to west....then west to east back in. The course is fairly flat, very quiet. Registration will open at 1:30pm near the corner of Cottonwood Road and Table Mountain Boulevard - just look for me and the R.A.C.E.mobile....as well as the orange cones. The 1st rider will take off at 2:01pm - and we will go in 1-minute intervals. The turnaround point is on Cottonwood Road - just before you get to Hwy. 99. For an approximate map of the Cottonwood Time Trial Course, please visit the following link:

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/74465474

HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
Helmets are mandatory!
(20-point event in the 2012 Chico Time Trial Series)


Sunday, March 18th - Coal Canyon Circuit Race - 9:00AM - Stage #3/Final Stage in the Cottonwood Omnium Bicycle Race:

The Coal Canyon Circuit Race is back for 2012, and is the Final Stage in the 2012 Cottonwood Omnium Bicycle Race! 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 50+ & 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 parking, PLEASE park up near the Start/Finish Line on Coal Canyon Road and not near Hwy. 70(per CHP).....OR, better yet, park at Spring Valley School on Pentz Road and ride on over to the start. For a map of the Coal Canyon Circuit Race course, please visit:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Coal-Canyon-Circuit-Race

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.
HELD RAIN OR SHINE!
HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!
(40-POINT Event in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series - PLUS, we will have 2 KOM/QOM Point Laps - King of the Mountains/Queen of the Mountains!)

Rodney........
R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Amateur Cycling Events
Chico, California
www.RaceChico.com
www.ChicoBike.com
~Grassroots Bicycle Racing Events~
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