Tri-State Spring Time Trial Series
Written by Dell Williamson   
Saturday, 17 January 2009

2017 Series Information 

Queen City Wheels will be producing this series again in 2017!  However, unlike prior years, we will be repeating the same courses as in 2016.  Our intent moving forward would be to maintain the same courses into the foreseeable future which will give everyone the opportunity to compare past performances.  One significant change for 2017 will be to move the start time back to 2:00 PM for the March and April events ONLY.  The May and June events will continue with a 10:00 AM start time. 

The purpose of the Spring Time Trial Series is to give our members an opportunity for training at a distance which is greater than what is typically available in this area.  It more closely replicates the distances that you might expect at the District or National Time Trial Championships.  This event is also great experience for road racers who want to improve their skills at breakaways or bridging a gap back to the peloton.

However, do NOT be intimidated into thinking this event is only for serious, experienced racers.  The vast majority of participants (ages 16-65) have never competed in a mass start road race nor do they wish to do so.  They simply use this event to measure improvement in their overall fitness level.  They are competing against their own best efforts!

Events will be held on the third Saturday of the month from March through June.  As in the past, the series will include four events.  Each Time Trial is held on a different out-and-back  course of between 20-30 miles with generally light to very light traffic.  There are no traffic lights and only one stop sign (Bromley course) which will be kept clear by one of our volunteers.  

March 18th, 2:00pm – North Bend, OH
April 15th, 2:00pm – Melbourne, KY
May 20th, 10:00am – Oldenburg, IN
June 17th, 10:00am – Bromley, KY

DETAILS
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to sign in by no later than 30 minutes prior to the official start time
  • The start order will be announced five minutes prior to the start time
  • Riders will be sent off at 30 second intervals
  • Finish times to be announced immediately after completion of the event
  • All rider categories (age, gender) are welcome and will be acknowledged
  • All bicycle types are welcome including aero, tandem, recumbent, fixed gear, and HPV)
  • Event is held rain, shine, or snow (lightning in the immediate area will delay or cancel)
  • There is no entry fee and no pre-registration.  All entrants will need to register on site.

IMPORTANT
  • Current QCW membership is required – No Exceptions.  Memberships will NOT be sold or processed at the events.
  • Current QCW TT Series Release and Waiver Form is required.  Each participant should download this form and bring a signed copy to your first QCW Time Trial event in 2017.

Results will be posted on the QCW website and Facebook page and category winners will be recognized at our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet in January, 2018.

  (Please see additional monthly information above specific to each event.)

 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 March 2017 )