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The Meet the Teams day originally scheduled for the third Early Birds, Jan 19,is set for the 26th, with a possible rain date of Feb 2. Clubs and teams can bring a 10x10 tent (bring anchors/weights for possible wind), table, info and displays for riders to see what the teams are up to this year. No cost to anyone, but no cooking this year, either.
Also, the clinics at the Early Birds for the rest of the series will be at the corner of Bayside and Bayview, turn 4 of the course, instead of Gateway and Lakeview, turn 2.
A few notes for the Early Bird Program, 2020:
Please use the Warren-Fremont-Gateway route to the HQ site at Gateway and Bayside, NOT the Lakeview or Bayside routes. Parking/Access map is Here.
You can take BART to very close to the course. The new Warm Springs/South Fremont station is just to the north. From the station, take Warm Springs Blvd (across the parking lots) south (right) to Warren (just after Mission), then west (right) to Fremont, and then head south (left) to the left turn onto Gateway.
Portable toilets will be moved to the registration area at Gateway and Bayside about 7:30 or so.
Please do not park in or ride around in any parking lots; this is our first time here, and we want to have good relations with the companies on the course. Park were indicated by blue "Bike Race Parking" signs and course marshals, and park parallel with the curb, as close to the edge as possible. Don't block any driveways or fire hydrants.
While you are warming up in the area, pay attention (and obey) stop signs and signals.
If a siren and fire truck horns go off at the Firehouse on the course (Lakeview, just after the turn from Gateway) all events will temporarily cease, and you will be stopped on Gateway to wait for the emergency vehicles to clear. Do Not enter Lakeview if the sirens have sounded until the marshal gives the ok.
Thanks, and let's make this new course work well. I realize that the old course at Ardenwood is now clear of obstructions, and we may be able to use it next year, but there is still plenty of construction going on 7 days a week in the center of the loop, so not this year.
Individuals have always supported Velo Promo races; now it’s time to get companies and corporations involved. We need to raise money via sponsorships for many of our most popular races. Everyone in the sport is or knows someone in a company to approach to get them involved in sponsorship of a category, or a race, or a series of Velo Promo races in Northern California.
All we are asking is to get the names and contacts of the right (and ideally interested) people to contact in Northern California companies. Many of you have enjoyed Velo Promo races for years, and we like to think we’ve added something to the sport in this area. We’ve had one company this past year join in (thank you Darren Mar-Elia and SDM Software!), but we need several more if we are to continue our program of races. Please contact us as soon as you can.
Thank you, ----Robert Leibold
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