16th annualWard’sFerry

Saturday, March 15, 2014    Sonora, California

by Velo Promo and Golden Chain Cyclists;

Held under USAC Rules & Permit 2014-648                                       

Registration: Registration will be at start/parking, in east Sonora, 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 for all categories. Fields will fill: check the website to assure room in your race.

Directions: Take Hwy 108 east from Oakdale into the Sierra foothills. As you pass Sonora, exit at Mono Way, and turn right for ½ mile to Tuolumne Road. Take a right turn and go two miles to turn left on Nuggett Road (at the bright green and colors TUD buildings) to parking.

Events:                   miles       laps         start         fee           places     value       limit

Category 1/2/Pro   76            6              8:00         $33          10            $200        65

Master 35+ 1/2/3     62            5              8:05         $33          6              $100        65
Category 3             62            5              8:10         $33          6              $100        65

Category 4             51            4              8:15         $33          6              $100        50

Category 5             51            4              8:20         $33          6              -------       50           

Master 35+ 4           51            4              8:25         $33          6              $100        50

Women P/1/2/3      51            4              8:30         $33          6              $100        50

Course: This is the same course as in 1991,1996, 2002-2013: Starting at parking area, the race promenades east on Tuolumne Road to Wards Ferry Road, and then south on Wards Ferry to the course, 2 miles. Loop: Wards Ferry, right on Algerine, right on Lime Kiln, right on Murphy Road, right on Old Wards Ferry, right on Wards Ferry. A 12 mile loop of good to fair paving, two climbs and mostly rolling/mountain  terrain. Several NARROW sections, the reason for the small field limits. May be no support cars, bring pump and spare. Finish on Murphy ½ mile south of Old Wards Ferry; feed zone at Old Wards Ferry and Wards Ferry.

Prizes: Will be merchandise. cash ($300 min) and tee shirts .

How to Enter:

          ---via On-line at .www.BikeReg.com, from Tuesday February 4, 2014 7pm PST  to March 9, 2014 for above fees plus on-line surcharge. From March 10-12 the fee on-line is $7 additional. No on-line entry after midnight PST Wednesday March 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 entry form/release along with fee above (if Postmarked by Friday March 7 to Velo Promo/Wards Ferry, 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. Mail in entries will not be processed until after the opening of online reg.

          ---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). 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 VP is notified at tech@BikeReg.com  by 5 pm PST Wednesday 3/12 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

Further Information: www.velopromo.com; velopro1@sonnet.com, (209) 533-4996.   Motel info at (209) 533-4420 – Tuolumne County Visitor’s Bureau




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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