Tour of Page County Stage Race
April 25, 2014: Shenandoah Twilight Street Sprints (Optional Showcase Event)
April 26, 2014: Hooray for Luray Road Race
April 27, 2014: Luray Caverns Time Trial; Downtown Luray Criterium
Participants will compete in all three stages and will be scored according to the best overall time, with bonus points as described in the technical guide. Prizes will be awarded for the overall GC, and the podium will go out 5 places for all categories except the masters men and the open women’s categories, which will go out 3 places, unless we get an overwhelming number of participants registered in advance. Prizes will feature cash pay-outs and locally-produced products, including the coveted hand-crafted ceramic Tour of Page County trophy for 1st place. The Shenandoah Twilight Street Sprints is an optional showcase competition open to all, although the top winners participating in the stage race will earn front row call-ups at the road race. While the twilight sprinting competition is free-of-charge and optional, please register in advance. Participants in the stage race categories may not register and participate for any event separately and must meet minimal time limits in each stage in order to compete in the following stage. Participating fields are: Category 1-3 Men; Category 3-4 Men; Category 4-5 Men; Men 35+/45+/55+ (scored separately for prizes and VACA BAR purposes); Open Women (category 1-3 and 4 scored separately for prizes and VACA BAR purposes). Register online at www.bikereg.com. There is a nominal additional fee added by BikeReg. Register at Stage 1 for an extra $10. Free entry for Page County residents – contact the promoter for more information. Full details on the event can be found in the technical guide and the flyer (if having issues, try right-clicking and "open in new window"). For more information, contact Chris at email@example.com. Race day number: 202-365-0186
Entry Fee: $90.00
(register prior to March 8th for $80.00)
Please note that the each category is racing in one field defined by the groups above, but scored separately for VACA and MABRA BAR purposes and prizes. VACA and MABRA BAR races for this event are: Men's Cat. 1-2-3; Men's Cat 3-4; Senior Women's Cat 1-2; Senior Women's Cat 3; Women's Cat 4; and Masters Men's 35+, 45+, and 55+ (Cat 1-4 only). The Men Cat 4-5 is not a BAR race in either association, nor are the street sprints. MABRA Scoring is provided courtesy of Bikereg and Road-Results.com. Thanks to Big Guy Group for their awesome timing service!
FREE ENTRY for residents of Page County - contact the promoter for more details!
BAR winners, please contact the promoter with USAC license number
and the field in which you wish to race.
One-Day Beginners (Cat 5 men, Cat 4 women only) licenses will be available for purchase at registration. The cost of this special license is now $15. The One-Day Beginners License carries a new restriction - "No rider may purchase a one-day beginner license if he or she ever held an annual license with a category higher than any of the aforementioned."
There is a nominal additional fee added by BikeReg.
Full details on the event can be found in the technical guide.
For more information, contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org; Race day number: 202-365-0186
Page Valley is a unique and historic section of the Shenandoah Valley which lies in between Massanutten Mountain to the West and the Blue Ridge to the East.
A portion of the proceeds for this event will benefit CHOICES OF PAGE COUNTY,
a private non-profit social services organization which provides hope and direct assistance for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, incest and homelessness.
EVENT HELD UNDER USA CYCLING PERMIT – ALL EVENTS HELD RAIN OR SHINE
Promoted by PAGE VALLEY CYCLING and co-promoted by WWVC RACING
Thanks to: LURAY CAVERNS, HAWKSBILL BICYCLES, WISTERIA FARM & VINEYARD, and LURAY HIGH SCHOOL. Additional thanks to: MAIN STREET BAKERY, DR’s QUICK STOP, THE LURAY VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD, TOWN OF LURAY, TOWN OF SHENANDOAH, and the PAGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Shenandoah Twight Street Sprints (Friday, April 25), Beginning at 6:00 PM
Staging Area: First Street, Shenandoah, VA 22849
Course Description: Our hosts for the Shenandoah Time Trial will will be laying out the red carpet in front of Town Hall along a few short blocks of First Street with a beautiful view of the setting sun over Massanutten and plenty of references to Shenandoah’s railroad history for this unique twilight street sprinting competition. This will be a bracket format, with racers paired up for head-to-head sprints until the best sprinter is found in each category. This event is a free of charge, just for fun type event, although the top five winners get a first row call-up at the first stage at Tour of Page County. Please register in advance so we can have a good count and contemplate the potential brackets before race day.
The Shenandoah Twilight Street Sprints is Open to any participant - it is not necessary to participate in the Tour of Page County Stage Race in order to participate in this event!
Stage 1 (Saturday, April 26) Hooray for Luray Road Race Staging Area:
Luray High School, 243 Bulldog Drive, Luray, VA 22835
Course Description: The main loop of this road race is about 11.5 miles long on rolling hills in central Page County with sweeping views of the Blue Ridge and Massanutten. The course will consist of a neutral roll-out to first left-hand turn onto the loop, and the finish line will be north of the staging area at the top of a short climb. The top 10 finishers in will receive time bonuses in the Tour of Page County Stage Race. The road race will be held in two waves, as described in the technical guide and on the flyer (if having issues, try right-clicking and "open in new window")
Stage 2 (Sunday morning, April 27) Luray Caverns Time Trial
Staging Area: 101 Cave Hill Road, Luray, VA 22835
Course Description: The Luray Caverns Time Trial begins and finishes at the top of Cave Hill Road, which will be well-known to participants at the annual Luray Caverns CX race at the Luray Valley Museum, located directly across the street from the Luray Caverns main parking lot. The first participants take off at 7:00 AM; start times will be made available as quickly as possible after the road race. The Cat 3/4 and 4/5 Men's field and Category 4 Women will race “Eddy Merckx” style only – no time trial bikes allowed for those categories! Expect a challenging out-and-back 9-mile course with a number of hills that traverse roads immediately to the north of the Caverns and the Town of Luray. The technical guide will have more details.
Stage 3 (Sunday afternoon, April 27) Dowtown Luray Criterium
Staging Area: West Main Street, Luray, VA 22835
Course Description: The grand finale of the weekend features the same crit course as in year’s past. This is a 0.8 mile loop featuring eight 90-degree turns and a steep short climb to the finish line, with frequent opportunities for time bonuses as premes over the course of the race, in addition to the overall time bonuses for the top ten finishers. Sign-in is required for all participants at least 30 minutes prior to race start. Prizes listed are for the GC, which will be awarded approximately 15 minutes after the protest period. For more details, including prizes and start times, check the flyer (if having issues, try right-clicking and "open in new window")
and the technical guide.