Monday, February 18, 2008

Race Flyer...

...has been uploaded into the Race Specifics area (and is also available here).

Although currently the prize section for each of the Master fields is listed as medals - I'm working with some contacts to sponsor the race and provide $$ for the top finishers. So presently the only field with $$ as an incentive is the Pro/1/2/3 race, but I have hopes to expand that to the other Masters races.

Juniors will not be racing for money but will have an enhanced package in addition to the state championship medals for the top 3.

Stay tuned for details to emerged as the race nears.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Registration info.

Just in time for Presidents Day - you can use your presidents (i.e. $$) for pre-race Registration when it opens Saturday March 1st. Just a minor detail or two to work out with the Kitsap County officials before I feel comfortable collecting entry fees.

Cost will be $10 Juniors, $25 Masters & Pro/1/2/3; $5 extra on day of race.

USA Cycling requires a "wet" signature, so please print and fill out 2008 USAC/Kitsap County event release form (also available in Race Specifics) and bring to registration. Write your WSBA number (if you have one) in upper right hand corner.

If you want to preregister via snail mail and save the service fee (or prefer not to use a credit card), send the above release & your check payable to:

Erik Scheller
2902 38th AVE NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Friday, February 15, 2008

Masters age limits revisited

Upon further review - please disregard my previous FEB 11th post, the infomation I shared was in error. The correct information on the various Masters categories is now listed properly and can be also viewed at .

Sorry for the confusion - my bad for not varifying information that led me down the wrong assumption (I know, I know!) - and getting any of you 30-34 guys/gals all excited about racing in the Masters categories.

For you men under 35 I still expect you'll be interested in the Men's CAT 1/2/3 race (sorry ladies).

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Driving instructions have been added. If driving from somewhere else the address for Sidney Glen Elementary School (home of the Dolphins!) is 500 SW Birch Road, Port Orchard, WA 98367.

Ferry sailing schedule will be updated as soon as the summer schedule is available.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Age lowered to 30

I think WSBA is mirroring the USAC Masters National Championships and has lowered the requirement to race in a Masters category from 35 to 30; which should up the competition somewhat as some youngsters who otherwise might be sitting idle (or racing in the CAT 1/2/3 race) will be in the Masters group.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

USAC Course approval

This course is just west of HWY 16 (Sedgwick Road exit) near Port Orchard, WA. I will post driving directions from Tacoma as well as from the Southworth & Bremerton ferries.

Registration & start (Arrow) will be at Sidney Glen Elementary School. South on Glenwood Road, a right and a left still on Glenwood, East on Wildwood, South on Sidney, West on Minterbrook, North on Glenwood, West on Lake Helena, North on Dickenson which turns into Lake Flora then South onto Glenwood and repeat.

With a 1-mile neutral rollout and another mile until turning onto the 15.5 mile loop. The number of loops and distances will depend on race category, and will be published as soon as I finish up the race flyer (which should be posted shortly). Finish (Stop sign) will be up a short ramp on Minterbrook. Feed Zone (Guy drinking) will be on Dickenson Road.

The course has a few short hills, rollers, flats, and false flats with great to mostly good pavement (only one short section on Wildwood has a few minor potholes that I'll try to get Kitsap County Road Works guys to come out and patch); so bring your fast wheels. It will best serve the all-arounder which I think is ideal for a State Championship race.