Sunday, February 22, 2009

West Side Omnium - part 2

Glenwood RR (host to the 2009 WA State Senior Championship RR) - Saturday May 2nd.

Longbranch Classic RR - Sunday May 3rd.

There are a variety of things to chase for this weekend of racing - State Championship status, BARR points, WA Cup points, and for CAT 1 Men & CAT 1/2 Women a chance to go to the Nature Valley Grand Prix (see rules).

We will also offer a generous prize package for both days of racing - estimated to be in the $5,500 range (as we firm up sponsorship) - mostly cash with merchandise as well, heavily weighted toward omnium racers.

Proposed Race Schedule:

----------------------------Glenwood RR --------Longbranch Classic RR
0900 CAT 4 Men--------55 miles (3.5 laps)---------42 miles (4 laps)
0905 CAT 5 Men--------40 miles (2.5 laps) ------- 31.5 miles (3 laps)
0910 CAT 4 Women ---40 miles (2.5 laps) --------31.5 miles (3 laps)
Noon Award ceremonies for above races
1300 Pro/1/2 Men-----100 miles (6.5 laps)-------- 63 miles (6 laps)
1305 CAT 3 Men--------70 miles (4.5 laps)---------52.5 miles (5 laps)
1310 Pro/1/2 Women--70 miles (4.5 laps) --------52.5 miles (5 laps)
1315 CAT 3 Women----55 miles (3.5 laps)---------42 miles (4 laps)
Post race Award ceremonies for afternoon races

We are planning on utilizing SBO for pre-race registration. Please note that some fields will be restricted (CAT 5 Men & CAT 4 Women are limited by USA Cycling rules to 50 participants); and may fill quickly. All other categories will be published on the race flyer and available on SBO as well If you want to ensure your participation in this WA State Championship race plan accordingly. I will provide a link, so when you see the SBO logo appear on this site you will be able to start online pre-registration - estimated to be in mid-March.

For the Glenwood RR (like last year) - Kitsap County requires inclusion on the USA Cycling racer release. So for those of you that like to have things filled out ahead of time to streamline your time at day-of-race registration I will have provide a link to the required form when finalized. Otherwise these forms will be available at registration day-of-race. For those registering for the Omnium I think this one release will suffice for both days, but I'll check with USA Cycling to be sure.

WSBA numbers - both a jersey (right side) and frame number required. Rental numbers will be available at each race for a $10 fee ($5 refundable). Out-of-state racers no fee (just a $5 deposit). Omnium racers will use same number for the weekend.

OBRA & other out-of-state racers are always welcome. You will not be eligible for WA State Championship medals; but will be eligible for your share of the prize package based on your actual order of finish.

USAC License required. 1-day license available at day-of-race registration for CAT 4 Women & CAT 5 Men. OBRA racers CAT 3/4/5 may purchase a 1-day license for each race, please bring OBRA license with you.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Glenwood RR course

Longbranch Classic RR course

West Side Ominum

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the Glenwood RR and the Longbranch Classic RR were selected to be among the six qualifying races nationwide for the Nature Valley Pro Ride series.

As a result on the first weekend in May (2nd & 3rd) both races will be combined into an omnium type format.

More details will be forthcoming as they become available....