2nd year of Adding Master 45+ 1/2/3 to the three day program!
March 7-9, 2014, Madera, CA
Note: Cat 1/2/Pro and 45+ 1/2/3 start on 7th with the Ben Hur Hillclimb; all others on 8th
NO RACE DAY ENTRY
Road Race and Time Trial start/finishes and parking may change; check website
Presented by Velo Promo & Golden Chain Cyclists; Under USAC Rules & Permit 2014-532
This is a stage race of 3 days, four races for Cat 1/2/Pro and 45+ 1/2/3, and 2 days, 3 races for all other riders listed below Category 3 start at Stage 2, the Sharon TT, not at criterium. Any category’s race may be cancelled mid-event if too many road violations. Be Sure to pick up the race bible at registration: it includes further information and possible changes of stages, prizes, laps, etc.
This is a Timed stage race FOR ALL CATEGORIES; riders must complete each stage to go on to the next stage
Registration: Cat 1/2/Pro and 45+ 1/2/3 (10: 30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday March 7 at Chowchilla River crossing on Road 613, just north of Raymond, CA) and Category 3: (8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m), Saturday March 8, Road 22 at Santa Fe Drive, east of Chowchilla.(see Directions) All other categories: Saturday March 8, 7 a.m. to 30 minutes before their scheduled criterium start, on Industrial Drive east of Granada in the City of Madera.
Directions: Category 1/2/Pro and 45+ 1/2/3: (Stage 1) Take Avenue 20/20 ½ exit from Hwy 99 between Madera and Chowchilla, head east, and turn within ½ mile onto 20 ½ - this becomes Road 600 all the way to Raymond town. In Raymond, turn left on Road 613 – at County public works yard and head out 6 miles to the river: park in lot before and nearest river.) Category 3: Stage 3/Reg: Hwy 99 north from Madera to the Avenue 20/20½/Road 22 exit (7 miles north of downtown) and turn right towards the Central California Women’s Prison. Go north on Road 22 for 6 miles and then turn right on Santa Fe Drive (just after the RR tracks) to the start. **. For all other categories: Stage 2/Reg: south side of Town and Country Park: take downtown/central Madera exit (4th St) and head south along the west side of freeway two blocks to Yosemite Avenue. Take Yosemite west (away from freeway) 2 miles to Granada Road and turn left to Industrial (1 block) then left one more block to Reg and parking.
Stage One: Ben Hur Hillclimb Time Trial Cat 1/2/Pro and 45+ 1/2/3 Only. Friday March 7. 10 mile hillclimb TT, using Ben Hur Road from the Madera/Mariposa county line to the top, at Silver Bar Road. One minute starts, course is rolling for 6 miles, and steep climb for 4 more. First rider at 12 noon. Start is ½ mile west of the parking area.
Stages Two and Three: Madera Criterium and Sharon Time Trial, Saturday March 8. Races held concurrently; be sure to be at the right site at the right time. Criterium course as in 1991-13, flat four corner race, good pavement, one RR track crossing. Industrial at Commerce in southwest Madera. Course: Industrial, Schnoor, Almond, Commerce, Industrial; s/f on Commerce. Time Trial is same as in 1998-13: 10 mile flat loop, north of Madera and east of Chowchilla. Roads: Avenue 26, Road 26, Avenue 24, Santa Fe Drive. Start at Avenue 26 and Road 22. The best route between the two courses is Hwy 99 and Road 22 (see Directions, Category 1&2&Pro, and 3, above). Time Trial starts at 60 seconds for Category 1&2&Pro and 3; 30 second starts for all others. No services at Sharon TT site.
Criterium Schedule: TT Schedule*
Category 4 45 minutes: 7:30 a.m. Category 3 1st rider: 9:00 a.m.
Category 5 40 minutes: 8:20 Cat 1/2/Pro 1st rider 9:45 a.m.
Wm 4 & 35+ 40 minutes: 9:10 Mst 45+1/2/3 1st rider: 10:30 a.m.*
Wm 1&2, & 3 45 minutes: 9:50 Category 4 1st rider: 12 noon.*
Mstr 35+ 4/5 40 minutes: 10:40 Category 5 1st rider: 12:40 p.m.*
Mstr 45+ 4/5 & 55+ 40 minutes:11:30 Women 1st rider: 1:10*
Mstr 35+ 1/2/3 40 minutes: 12:50 Mstr 35+ 4/5 1st rider: 2:50*
Category 3 60 minutes: 1:40 Mstr 45+ 4/5 1st rider 3:40 *
Cat. 1/2/Pro 70 minutes: 2:40 Mst 55+ 1st rider: 4:30*
Mstr 45+ 1/2/3 40 minutes: 4:00 Mst 35+ 1/2/3 1st rider: 5:00*
*Note: Start times for TT after 1/2/Pro may be changed; check at criterium registration for into.
Stage Four: Daulton Road Race Sunday March 9. Same start/ finish & parking area as last ten years, but check website for changes or at race registration on Saturday). Current reg site on Hensley Road just north of Road 603, east of course loop
Category 1/2/Pro 85 miles 5 laps 8:00
Mst 35+ 1/2/3 68 miles 4 laps 8:05
Mst 45+ 1/2/3 68 miles 4 laps 8:10
Category 4 68 miles 4 laps 8:15
Mst 55 51 miles 3 laps 8:20
Women 35+ 51 miles 3 laps 8:30
Category 3 68 miles 4 laps 11:00
Category 5 51 miles 3 laps 11:05
Women 1/2/3 68 miles 4 laps 11:10
Mst 35+ 4/5 51 miles 3 laps 11:15
Mst 45+ 4/5 51 miles 3 laps 11:20
Women 4 51 miles 3 laps 11:25
Course: 17 mile mostly flat loop with a series of short hills on one side. Mostly good pavement except 2 1/2 mile rough pavement section). 2/5 of course is closed to traffic.: Open sections are one-lane racing required!!! Start finish is at the top of the next to last climb, NE corner of the course, near Lake Hensley. Road Loop: Road 600, Ave 21, Road 28 ½, Road 602, Road 603, Road 600, All northeast of Madera and East of Chowchilla. More info in race bible at registration. Be sure to pick one up!
Events Fee Prize value places limit
Category 4 $85 $100 6 75
Women 3 $85 $100 6 50
Mst 35+1/2/3 $85 $200 6 75
Category 5 $85 0 6 50
Category 3 $85 $200 6 75
Mst 35+ 4/5 $85 $100 6 75
Mst 45+ 4/5 $85 $100 6 75
Wm 35+ $85 $100 6 50
Wm 1/2/Pro $85 $499 10 50
Women 4 $85 $0 6 50
Mst 45+1/2/3 $90 $200 6 75
Mst 55+ $85 $100 6 50
Category 1/2/Pro $90 $499 10 75
How to Enter: NO RACE DAY ENTRY; No entry after Wednesday 3/5
---via On-line at www.bikereg.com, from Tuesday January 14, 2014 7pm PST to March 2, 2014 for above fees plus on-line surcharge. From March 3-5, the fee is $7 additional. No entry of any kind after March 5 (no matter whether your field is full or not). You’ll need to sign and date your entry form/release at race registration desk.
---By Mail: You may still enter by mail, but if a group is filling, go on-line. By mail, send standard USAC entry form/release along with fee above (if Postmarked by Friday February 28 to Velo Promo/Madera, 19780 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, CA 95372. No post entry. Note: indicate what category you are entering on check or form. Entries for several races in one envelope ok, but be sure to list race names on the outside. Envelopes without names of races on the outside may go to the wrong race. Mail in entries will not be processed until after the opening of online reg.
---At Race: No entry at the race, this is a pre-entry race only.
2014 USAC license required (available at race). One day licenses are available only for Cat 5 or Women 4 . Entry fees include $1 NCNCA and $3 USAC insurance surcharges. Numbers will be provided.
Credits: Credit for another VP race will be given if we are notified at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm PST Wednesday 3/5 that you can't compete. No credit issued if you plan to enter another race instead; no cash refunds. No substitutions for cancellations (you can’t have another rider replace you for your entry). Send e-mail for credit to email@example.com
Champion Discounts: Champions pay normal fees up front; Current NorCal/Nevada District Road Race Champions and National Road Champions will get a refund at the reg desk of all but $3 per day if 1) their entry is received by the deadline above and 2) they ride in the category they won the championship in (Master Champions may ride down in age, and ride for $3, and Juniors may ride up. District jersey is not required
Rules/Notes: Free lap in criterium; bring wheels. Timed stage race for all categories. Road Race is mostly half of roadway; disqualification &/or event halt for centerline violations.
More Information: May be available at (209) 533-4996 Email (best) : firstname.lastname@example.org
website: www.velopromo.com .
NO RACE DAY ENTRY