Series brought to you by Goose Creek Cycle & Discover Downtown LaGrange
Schedule of Events
9:00am - Course open for riding (please note that crossing guards will not be out and traffic is not stopped on all streets so ride with care
10:00am - Registration opens at Goose Creek Cycle
11:00am - Single speed/Cat3/ Citizen/Junior Start
- (if you don't know what catagory you are, this is probably you)
12:15pm - Awards for SS/Cat3/Jr's @ timing tent
12:30pm - Kids Race
1:00pm - Pro/Cat1/Cat2 race
2:20pm (or as soon as possible after the end of the event) Awards for Pro/cat1/cat2 @ timing tent
CourseWeather looks like it will rain the night before and in the AM but stop before the racing starts. So while the course will be wet, we should be ok from a hypothermia standpoint. Nevertheless we have redesigned the course to take out long fast tar sections and put in more tough riding that will make you work harder for slower speeds. This should help keep riders warmer, despite potentially being cold and wet. For those of you who raced the first race, immagine that course backwards without the road sections and you pretty much have it.
Junior Races will be 30 min
Cat 3 / Citizen race will be 30min
Cat 2 Races will be 40 min
Cat 1 Races will be 40 min
There will be a clock visible to the riders at each lap. Each race has a set time and you must start and complete as many laps as possible in that time. If the clock at the Finish line shows a time less than the length of your race when you cross the line, you must go out on another lap. If the clock shows a time greater than the length of your race when you cross it you will finish on that lap. For example if two riders are 10 seconds apart in a 30 minute race. The riders are on their 3rd lap they come to the end of the race. When the first rider crosse the finish at 29:55 he will be expected to go out on another lap. The second rider will cross the finish line at 30:05 and be expected to finish. The first rider then must simply complete the lap to beat the rider behind. A score for this would look like this:
Rider 1, 4 laps 39:02
Rider 2, 3 laps 30:05
In this case rider 1 wins because (although it took him longer to finish) he completed more laps.
An altenative to this would be if rider 1 approached the finish, and not wanting to do another lap stops and waits 5 seconds before crossing the line. This is risk as it allows the rider behind to catch up and possibly pass him right at the finish, but assuming paces stay constant, this finish would look like this:
Rider 1, 3 laps, 30:00
Rider 2, 3 laps, 30:05
In this case Rider 1 wins because the two riders completed the same number of laps, but rider 1 finished them faster.
Riders final lap time must be recorded at or within 20 minutes after the time cut off or the rider will be considered not to have finished (DNF) Lapped riders will finish on same lap as leaders
Visit Discover Downtown LaGrange for all the info you need about where to eat, where to stay and other stuff to do.
Karens Book Barn - Located on Main Street Karens serves coffee and sell new and used books.
LaGrange Coffee Roasters - Local roaster and coffee shop. Thanks for you support with both prizes and race support.
Citizens Union Bank- A local bank with a local feel. Thanks for helping us out
Inkwell Tattoo- Located on Main Street, but recognized nationally for the work they do
Oldham Era - If you aren't reading the Era, you don't know whats going on. Sorry that just the way it is. (my words, not theirs)
119 West Main Good eats less than 100 yards from the start finish. Visit them to get out of the cold. Stay for the food