Pine Flat

Road Race

2014

Presented by Velo Promo LLC and the  Golden Chain Cyclists

Held Under USAC racing rules, insurance and permit  2014-341

Date: Sunday February 16, 2014

Location: Pine Flat Reservoir, Fresno County CA

Registration: Opens at 6:00  a.m. at Island Park Marina, and closes at 8:00 for all (note some races start before 8).

Directions: From Hwy 99 in 

Fresno

, Take 180 E to the end of the freeway, and follow signs onto eastbound 

Belmont Avenue

.  Follow Belmont East, along the race course route, eventually becoming Trimmer Springs Road all the way to Island Park Marina In the hills, (Belmont becomes Trimmer Springs Road; 2 miles after a long climb, look for the Island Park driveway to the right, downhill.) This is approximately 34 miles from Hwy 99. (If you get onto 

Eastbound Kings Canyon Road

, follow it east to 

Piedra Road

, then left – northeast - to Piedra’s end at 

Trimmer Springs Rd

, then turn right to follow above instructions).

Course: 62 mile near-loop with a start out & back section in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada . Mountainous, some 2800 feet vertical (2 main climbs both near the end, last is finish hill). Same as in 1994-2013. Road surface ranges from good to fair, some narrow, some traffic; many cattleguards; one twisty very narrow fast descent.  Roads:. [Trimmer Springs o/a/b; Belmont , Riverbend, Ashlan, Watts Valley , Maxon Valley to finish at summit]. See map on webpage,  below.

Events:     miles      kms         laps places     value         fee       start          limit
Cat 1/2/Pro       62   100         1       6              $200        $33           7:30 am120
Category 3         62   100         1       6              $50          $33           7:35      80
Category 4         62   100         1       6              $50          $33           7:40      80
Category 5         62   100         1       6              ----           $33           7:45      50
Junior 1/2/3       62   100          1       6              $50          $23           7:50      80
Mstr 35+ 1-3      62   100         1       6              $50          $33           7:55      80
Wm 1/2/Pro       62   100         1       6              $200        $33           8:00      80
Women 3           62   100         1       6              $50          $33           8:05      80
Junior 4/5          62   100          1       3              $25          $23           8:10      50
Mstr 35+ 4         62   100         1       6              $50          $33           8:15      50
Mstr 35+ 5         62   100         1       6              ----           $33           8:20      50
Women 4           62   100         1       6              ----           $33           8:25      50
Mstr 45+ 1-3      62   100         1       6              $50          $33           8:30      50

Women 35+      62   100          1       3              $25          $33           8:35       50

Mstr 45+ 4/5*    62   100          1       3              $25          $33           8:40       50

Master 55+        62   100         1       3              $25          $33           8:45       50

*may be split into 4 and 5 category groups, based on size of field

Prizes:  Merchandise, cash  ($200 minimum),  awards

How to Enter:

          ---via On-line at www.BikeReg.com from December 23, 2013 7pm PST to February 9, 2014 for above fees plus on-line surcharge. From Feb 10-12 the fee on-line is $7 additional. No on-line entry after midnight PST Wednesday Feb 12.  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/USAC entry form/release along with fee above (if Postmarked by Friday Feb 7) to Velo Promo/Pine Flat, 19780 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, CA 95372. For those postmarked after, add $7. 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.

          ---At Race:  You may enter at the race, provided your event is not filled, for the above listed fee  plus $7.

     2014 USAC license required (available at race or online at www.USACycling.org ). One day licenses are available only for Cat 5, Master 5 or Women 4 . Entry fees include $1 NCNCA and $3 USAC insurance surcharges.  Numbers will be provided. Chip timing may be used.

Credits: Credit for another VP race will be given if VP is notified via Tech@BikeReg.com  by 5 pm PST Wednesday 2/12 that you can't com­pete. No credit issued if you plan to enter another race instead; no cash refunds. No substitutions for cancellations. Send e-mail for credit to Tech@BikeReg.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 (otherwise they pay full fee, including late fee) 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: Follow vehicles only as permitted and organized through the Chief Referee. Volunteers are needed; a free entry for a future race is available for those that bring a follow vehicle to help (Need to check in with us 1 week ahead to get insurance in line).  This is an open road course; there is other traffic on the roadway; always be aware of it and be prepared to slow and/or maneuver; warn riders behind you of hazards.

Note: Parking not allowed in the finish area, see map at registration for closest site (finish is 7 miles from start). --we've had too many complaints from residents. Check map at registration for parking areas available.

Further Information: Available at (209) 533-4996 or www.velopromo.com

 

Map of the Course:

 

 

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Contact Us:

    general e-mails:  velopro1@sonnet.com   

    withdrawals from a race, credits, changes, using a credit:  Tech@BikeReg.com 

    Phone:   (209) 533-4996  fax:  (209) 533-4996

    Mail:   19780 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, CA  95372