|Lionhearts GP Formerly Known as the PURTour|
|Written by Jonathan Spicker|
|Thursday, 26 July 2012|
(formerly the PUR Tour)
Ohio Junior Criterium Championships
Sponsored by QCW Lionhearts Junior Racing
Mason, Ohio - Saturday, August 04, 2012
***Cash prizes in these races will be split to the top racers from the combined genders. All boys 15-18 and girls 15-18 are competing for a single purse. Medals will be awarded to top 3 of each age group and gender 15-16 and 17-18.
Online registration available at BikeReg.com closes Friday, August 03, 2011 at noon.
Event Description: Lionheart GP (formerly the PUR Tour) is in its 11th year of providing quality racing for all categories with an emphasis on juniors and beginner riders! For 2011 the day is structured with short races to beat the heat, and multiple racing opportunities for just about everyone. This year's event serves as a fund raiser for the QCW Lionhearts junior racing team. The Lionhearts are 25+ racers aged 15 and under competing primarily in Cyclocross. The Lionhearts are on a mission to get as many kids racing their bikes as we can, at every level from local competition to national championships.
Course: Located at the Mason campus of the Procter & Gamble Co., this is a non-technical 1.6 mile loop circuit of excellent pavement closed to traffic. There is one left hand turn and 1 short climb. Wind is frequently present. Fitness and pack skills are the most important factors.
Lionheart GP is also proud to be the host for the 2012 Ohio Junior Crit Champs, as well as applying to be a LAJRS event.
• All USA Cycling rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced.
• Entry fee includes USA Cycling $3 surcharge.
• Racing License - All riders must have a current USA Cycling racing license except Kids on Bikes
Time Trial participants.
• One-day licenses will be available at check in for $10. All others must have an annual license,
available from usacycling.org or sold on-site at the race.
• A rider may only purchase a one-day license if they are entering a junior race, a men's category 5,
or women's category 4.
• Helmets – approved helmets must be worn and fastened anytime you are astride your bike.
• Gearing – Junior gear restrictions apply for junior aged racers entering any race. Gear checks
(rollouts) will be performed on all junior bikes at the Lionheart GP. Blocking of gears (adjusting the
“H” limit screw on the rear derailleur) is allowed. For more information, see USA Cycling rule
number 1M6 (page 44 at this link)
THE COURSE: This is a non-technical 1.6 mile loop circuit of excellent pavement closed to traffic during the
races. There is one left hand turn and 1 short climb. Wind is frequently present. Fitness and pack skills
are the most important factors.
DIRECTIONS: 8400 Mason-Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040
Proceed North on I-71 to Exit 19 Mason-Montgomery/Fields Ertel Road. Turn left off of the exit onto
Mason-Montgomery Rd. Proceed about 2 miles and turn right into the Procter & Gamble Mason Business
Center (use 2nd entrance).
South on I-71 to exit 19. Turn right on to Mason-Montgomery Rd. Proceed to the P&G entrance (right
Junior aged racers may enter any category race at the same cost as for the Junior races ($15 first race, $5
each additional race). This discount is available only on race day, please ask when you are registering.
Online registration is available at BikeReg.com
Online registration closes at NOON on Friday, August 3, 2012. Race day registration/check-in will open at
7:30 am and will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each race. To encourage online pre-registration
there is a $10.00 day of race late fee for all categories except juniors and beginners/citizens. Each racer
can enter additional races for $15, no late fee for 2nd/3rd/4th race. If you are new to racing, we advise
you to arrive at least 1 hour before your race to give yourself ample time to get checked in, get your bike
ready and attach your race number.
8:30am - Men Cat 5/Citizen
The entry level race for men. This race is open to all men who are new to racing or have a Category 5
License. Individual rider abilities may vary greatly in this race, but it will give riders an opportunity to give
racing a try on this non-technical closed course. There is no Day Of Event Late Fee for this race. If you do
not have a USA Cycling license you will need to purchase a one-day license for $10 at registration.
9:15am - Men Cat 4/5
This race could potentially have the largest field of the day and will be capped at 75 riders based on USA
Cycling rules. Though first time racers may enter this race, it is highly recommended that riders have a
strong understanding of racing etiquette and pack riding skills.
10:00am - Kids on Bikes Time Trials
This event is free. Parent or legal guardian must sign a waiver. Available for kids ages up to 12 years old.
Riders go off one at a time in 15 second intervals. Ages 8 and below do 1 lap (1.6 miles). Age 9-12 do 2
laps (3.2 miles). Helmets must be worn. Kids need to be able to ride without training wheels. Recognition
certificates for all riders
10:50am - Jr. Boys and Girls 10-12 and 13-14
These are the youngest of our licensed racers and the future of our sports. If your child enjoys cycling at
all, they should give this race a try. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each gender and age
group. There is no Day Of Event Late Fee for this race.
11:30am - Women Cat 4/Citizen
The entry level race for women. As with the Men Cat 5/Citizen race, this is open to all women who are new
to racing or have a Category 4 license. The field will be relatively small and tends to get spread out around
the course because of the wide range of abilities amongst the riders. There is no Day Of Event Late Fee for
this race. If you do not have a USA Cycling license you will need to purchase a one-day license for $10 at
11:30am - Men Master 40+
You are never too old to ride, or race, a bike. These aged titans of cycling will show us all how it is done,
even when we get into the golden years. There is no upper age limit for this race, so if you are 80 and
think you can ride with a generation younger than you, come on out. Cash will be paid to top finishers
overall, age groups will receive prizes for top 3.
12:15pm - Junior Men and Women 15-16 and 17-18
Our area is blessed with some of the best high school aged bike racers, but it doesn't have to be just one
or two teams out there. If your kids like to ride, challenge him to see how he stacks up against everyone
else in this race. There is no Day Of Event Late Fee for this race.
*** - Cash prizes in these races will be split to the top racers from the combined genders. All boys 15-18
and girls 15-18 are competing for a single purse. Medals will be awarded to top 3 of each age group and
gender 15-16 and 17-18.
1:00pm - Women Open
This event is open to all women, all license categories. This is typically the largest of the women's races
with a good mix of seasoned racers and newbies getting their feet wet. The riders are some of the
friendliest out there and tend to provide us with some of the best sprint finishes. There will be prizes for
Women Category Women Category 1/2.
1:00pm - Men Category 4
Category 4 men will have ample opportunity to race at the PUR tour. Given the relative safety of the PUR
Tour course, this is the perfect opportunity for Cat 4 men to race in multiple races on the same day and
gain valuable experience.
2:00pm - Men Category 3/4
This race gives the category 4 men an opportunity to see how they match up against the next level of
racers while letting the category 3 men put them in their place. You can expect some good racing and
plenty of attacks throughout.
2:45pm - Men Category 3
The Ohio valley has a large number of strong Cat 3 racers. This race is typically very competitive and very
entertaining with enough racers to work tactics as a team.
3:30pm - Men Category 1/2/3
To complete the day, we let the top men racers compete for an hour at full throttle. This race is
guaranteed to have plenty of attacks and counter attacks until the final lap.
RESULTS: Results will be linked from the Queen City Wheels web site – www.qcw.org
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