Saturday, May 24, 2008

Detailed full course description

Start at Sidney Glen Elementary School at intersection of Sidney & Glenwood.

Proceed on Glenwood until at mile 1 there will be a right turn still onto Glenwood. End of neutral rollout will be at mile 1-1.5 (after this first right turn is a slight upgrade). Proceed on Glenwood for another mile until the first left turn - again remaining on Glenwood (if we went straight it'd become Lake Flora), this enters the course (mostly clockwise) loop.

2.5 miles until the left turn onto Wildwood.
1 mile until a right onto Sidney.
2 miles until the right on Minterbrook.
1 mile until finish at Westbrook.
If not finishing - continue straight another 1/3 mile until right turn onto Glenwood (northbound).
3/4 mile until left turn onto Lake Helena.
2.5 miles until right turn onto JM Dickenson.
JM turns into Lake Flora after the T continue through the rollers until the right turn back onto Glenwood going south.

The lead in to course loop is approx 2 miles while the loop itself is approx 15.5 miles. Mileage expressed above is rounded off. Finish is approx. 6 miles after the intersection of Lake Flora & Glenwood. Feed Zone is on slight upgrade on JM Dickenson prior to T intersection where it turns into Lake Flora. Many rollers, several short ramps, a couple false flats - should be a great ride for the all-arounder.

If you're otherwise not racing this Memorial Day weekend it'd be a good opportunity to preview the course and get a leg up on your competition.

Prize update

All Masters & Juniors races will have some product & merchandise prizes for the top three to compliment their WA State Championship medals. Thanks go out to Hammer Nutrition, Arbonne, Snoqualmie Bicycle, The HUB, Sonadei, and Gin Optics.

Additionally all race participants (and volunteers) will be entered into a drawing for 2 unrestricted roundtrip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines (and sister carrier Horizon) flies. These ticket vouchers are worth $870 each, and are valid for ONE YEAR from date of race. You may pad your chances by purchasing additional coupons for the drawing at $5 each or 12 for $50 or 25 for $100. Cash or checks will be accepted at day of race only - though all day long. See registration table for additional coupons. Drawing will take place at the end of the day; you need not be present to win. Odds of winning will be based on how many entries are received.

The search for additional sponsors will continue right up until the day of the race. I would love nothing more than to award $$ to the Masters races as well.

For now the only race to award $$ will be the PRO/1/2/3 race to at least the top five; if I get 50 racers in that field I will offer a minimum of $1000 to the top 10 - spread the word.