Archive for August, 2010

Another COURSE CHANGE for the Masters Road Race State Championship

It was discovered today that the one lane bridge on the original course is in the process of being replaced.  The bridge is completely gone now, so there is no “squeezing through” during next week’s race.  I was able to route a detour that only add about 2 miles to the route.  This new route does change some of the characteristics of the course by adding a second mild climb on the backside.  Here is the new course to be used next week:

http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/OH/Georgetown/146128232646736855

Because this new route is longer, I have changed the number of laps and mileage some of the age groups will be doing.

  • Men 30-39, 4 laps, 54 miles
  • Men 40-49, 4 laps, 54 miles
  • Men 50-59, 3 laps, 41 miles
  • Men 60+, 3 laps, 41 laps
  • Women (all ages), 3 laps, 41 miles

Hopefully, everyone will find these changes satisfactory as much of this was out of my control.

UPDATE on Ohio Masters Road Race State Championship

COURSE CHANGE

There has been a small change to the course being used for this year’s Ohio Masters Road Race State Championship.  While driving the course last week, it was noticed that one of the roads, Beech Grove Rd, has been completely repaved with fresh, smooth, black asphalt.  Most of this road was bypassed because there were too many potholes.  Now, instead of following Eden Rd up to Marks Rd, we will now turn directly onto Beech Grove Rd from Eden Rd.  This will eliminate the one left turn that was on the course and shortens the course by 1 mile each lap.  Since Marks Rd is a one lane road, this should make for some safer racing as the groups make their approach to the final turn on to Oak Grove Rd before the finish.

CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY

While this race is open to all Masters riders regardless of residency, only Ohio residents are eligible for Championship Medals.  In addition, riders must also have a current USA Cycling Annual License to be eligible for Championship Medals.  All riders can compete for the available prize money.

Course Change for the Devou Park Series

We have made a slight change to the Devou Park Summer Race Series course.  With the wet Wednesdays we had for the second and third weeks of the series, it became apparent that the 180 degree turn was a little too challenging to do on wet roads.  Therefore, the 180 has been eliminated.  Instead, riders will continue straight and circle the pavilion parking lot clockwise and be able to get a running start to the downhill section.  This also gives the riders more recovery time from the climb with an additional .3 miles of flatness in the overall loop.  Here is the new course map.

We used this new course in the forth week of the series and everybody seemed to really enjoy it including the police officers working the race.  With one week left in this year’s series, be sure to come out and experience this new version of the race.  It really changes everything, so bring your friends!

Devou Park Summer Race Series #4 RESULTS

Overall Series Points

Race PHOTOS

Samuel Birkan

Beth Hayes

Race RESULTS

WOMEN Cat 3/4 More >

2010 Ohio Masters Road Race State Championship

August 28, 2010

Masters RR State Championship Flyer

The 2010 Masters Road Race State Championship comes to southern Ohio on this beautiful 13-mile course with mild country rollers, a few twists and turns and two small climbs on the back side of the course.  This will be a similar course to the one used for the 6th race of this year’s Ohio Spring Race Series on May 2nd.

Course Map

There will be a prologue start with the first approximately .5 miles being neutralized.  After the first left turn, the racing will begin.

Prologue Route

Masters riders are defined by USA Cycling as any rider with a racing age of 30 or older.  Your racing age is the age you will be by December 31st of the current year.  For example, a rider with a birth date of October 1, 1970 would only be 39 years old on the date of this race but actually has a racing age of 40 and thus would race with the 40-44 age group.

Category Start Distance Entry Fee Medals Prize Purse
Men 30-39 11:00 am 54 miles $35 State Championship Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each 5-year age bracket. $200 / 10
Men 40-49 $200 / 10
Men 50-59 41 miles $200 / 10
Men 60+ $100 / 5
Women 30-39 $100 / 5
Women 40-49 $100 / 5
Women 50+ $100 / 5

REGISTRATION/PARKING: Online registration is available at BikeReg.com and closes at noon on Friday, August 27, 2010.  Pre-registration is highly encouraged.  There will be a $10 day of event late fee.  Parking and on-site registration will be at the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery show grounds at 8803 Winfield Drive, Georgetown, OH 45121.  On-site registration and check-in will open at 9:00 am and close at 10:45 am.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: All USA Cycling rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced.  All riders must have a current USA Cycling racing license or a one-day license.  One-day licenses will be available at check in for $10 and can only be used by Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women.  The promoter reserves the right to combine categories and/or reduce prize lists based upon number of riders.

CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for Championship Medals, you must be an Ohio resident and hold a current USA Cycling Annual License.  No Annual Licenses will be sold at the event.  All riders are eligible for prize money.

RESULTS: All results will be submitted to USA Cycling within 48 hours after the official results are final.

Contact David “BigDave” Riemenschneider with any questions.

bigbikerdave@gmail.com

513-560-6193

www.BigDaveSports.com

2010 PUR Tour p/b Queen City Wheels

August 7, 2010
8:30 amto6:45 pm

PUR Tour Flyer

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The PUR Tour provides quality racing for all categories with an emphasis on juniors and beginner riders!

THE COURSE: This is a non-technical 1.56 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, pack skills and teamwork are the most important factors.

DIRECTIONS: 8340 Mason-Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040 From Cincinnati – 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).  From Columbus: South on I-71 to exit 19.  Turn right on to Mason-Montgomery Rd.  Proceed to the P&G entrance (right side).

REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN: Online registration is available at BikeReg.com and closes at noon on Friday, August 6, 2010.  Onsite registration/check-in will open at 7:30 am and will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each race.  There will be a $10.00 day of race late fee for all categories except juniors and beginners/citizens.  There is a $5.00 discount for entering a second, third or fourth race.  Juniors who enter a junior event may enter a 2nd race for $5.00.

If you are new to racing, please give yourself ample time to get checked in, get your bike ready and attach your race number.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: All USA Cycling rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced.  All riders must have a current USA Cycling racing license or a one-day license with the exception of Ride With The Kids and Kids On Bikes participants.  One-day licenses will be available at check in for $10.  A rider may only purchase a one-day license if they are a men’s category 5, women’s category 4 or a first time racer.  The promoter reserves the right to combine categories and/or reduce prize lists based upon number of riders.

RACE DESCRIPTIONS:

Race #1: 8:30 am – Men Cat 5/Citizen –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.

Race #2: 9:05 am

Women Cat 4/Citizen – 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.

Jr. Boys and Girls 13-14 and 10-12 – 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.

Race #3: 9:40 am – 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.

Race #4: 10:15 am – Women Category 3/4 – 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.

Race #5: 10:55 am – Men Master 50+ and 60+ – 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.

Race #6: 11:30 am

Women Master 40+ and 50+ – As with fine wine, women racers get better with age, and this is their opportunity to shine without having to compete against “kids” half their age.  Most of these women are mothers and some may even be grandmothers.  On the race course, you won’t likely see the nurturing side, but more likely their power and strength.

Jr. Women 15-18 – Not all high school girls want to be cheerleaders.  Some want to ride bikes, and some want to race bikes.  Either way, this is the next step in the future of our sport.  There is no Day Of Event Late Fee for this race.

Race #7: 12:05 pm

Men Master 40+ – Most men buy a sports car during their midlife crisis.  Why not get into bike racing instead?  It’s cheaper and might even be safer.  This is typically one of the safer yet more competitive races of the day.

Jr. Men 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.

Race #8: 12:40 pm – PUR Water Filtration’s Ride With The Kids – This is not an actual race but an opportunity for adults to ride with their kids on a safe, closed race course.  The course will be open for you and your child to ride as many laps as the two of you can handle.  All riders will have their own race numbers.  Afterwards, there will be food and prizes for the participants while watching the Kids On Bikes Time Trials.  This is the first of a 3-part series that includes the Kingswood Cyclocross race on Saturday, September 18th and the Java Johnny’s/Lionhearts UCI Cyclocross race on Saturday, October 9th.

Race #9: 1:10 pm – Kids On Bikes Time Trial – We’re starting them young!  This is an individual event at a designated distance.  Racers start at 10 second intervals and complete 1 lap for 5-7 year olds and 2 laps for 8-10 year olds as fast as possible.  Two wheels only.  No training wheels.  All participants will receive a certificate of achievement.  No racing license is required for this event.

Race #10: 2:00 pm – Fixed Gear – No gears, no coasting, just pedal the fastest for 30 minutes and you win.  Ok, maybe it’s not THAT simple, but that’s the jist of this race.  We’re bringing track racing to the open road for this rare criterium-style fixed gear race.  For safety reasons, a front hand brake is required for this race.  Also, bull-horn or aerobar style handlebars will not be permitted.  All other USA Cycling rules apply.

Race #11: 2:35 pm – Tandems – If you have a tandem, you have to race.  This is a fun (and bizarre) race to watch.  There will be 3 different categories: man/man, mixed, and junior stoker.  Juniors may be up to 16 years in age.

Race #12: 3:10 pm

Clydesdale Men 200+/225+/250+ – This race was such a success last year that we brought it back and expanded it.  It is now open to all category riders but with 3 different weight classes.  The horsepower will be off the charts, and hopefully, the pavement will hold up as we witness this battle of the big men.

Athena Women 160+ – Since the Clydesdale race was so popular last year, we thought we’d give the women a chance to shine.  These buxom beauties will battle it out for 30 minutes to see who is best of the bombshells.

Race #13: 3:45 pm – 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.

Race #14: 4:40 pm – Women Category 1/2/3 – We begin our wrap-up of the day with the top women of our area who will battle it out for an hour of fun and excitement.  These women have logged in numerous races to be able to advance to this level.

Race #15: 5:45 pm – 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: All results will be submitted to USA Cycling within 48 hours after the official results are final.

Visit www.QCW.org for complete details and descriptions of the races.

Contact David “BigDave” Riemenschneider with any questions.

bigbikerdave@gmail.com

513-560-6193

Shawnee Lookout Great Escape Road Race

August 15, 2010
10:00 amto1:00 pm

Category Start Distance Entry Fee Purse
Men 1/2/3 10:00 60 miles $   40.00 $1,000.00 / 10
Men 3/4 10:02 50 miles $   35.00 $   500.00 / 10
Men 4/5 10:04 40 miles $   30.00 $   250.00 / 10
Women 1/2/3 10:06 50 miles $   30.00 $   500.00 / 5
Women 3/4 10:08 40 miles $   25.00 $   250.00 / 5
Junior Men 17-18 10:10 30 miles $   20.00 $   100.00 / 3
Junior Women 17-18 10:10 30 miles $   20.00 $   100.00 / 3
Junior Men 15-16 10:10 30 miles $   20.00 $   100.00 / 3
Junior Women 15-16 10:10 30 miles $   20.00 $   100.00 / 3
REGISTRATION: Online registration is available at BikeReg.com.  Online registration will close at noon on Saturday, August 14, 2010.  Pre-registration is highly encouraged.  A $10 late fee will be assessed to all day of event registrations.  Onsite registration and check in will be at the start/finish line on Lawrenceburg Rd near the park entrance and will be open 8 AM until 9:45 AM on race day.  Do not park at registration!


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 10-mile course will be one to remember.  After a short flat start, you do a 1.5-mile climb that will take you to the top of the world as you look over the Ohio River and the valley below.  You’ll quickly drop back down to the river valley and spend the next 6 miles on flat to slightly rolling terrain back to the finish.

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/oh/north-bend/398127171768882571

PARKING: Parking will be available at the Shawnee Lookout Park http://www.greatparks.org/parks/shawneelookout.htm with a $2 daily parking pass, Cleves Community Park http://www.cleves.org/cleves-community-cleves-parks-45 with a $2 daily parking pass, or the Harrison Tomb http://www.northbendohio.org/HarrisonsTomb.html for FREE!

RULES AND REGULATIONS: All USA Cycling rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced.  All riders must have a current USA Cycling racing license or a one-day license.  One-day licenses will be available at check in and can only be used by Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women.  The promoter reserves the right to combine categories and/or reduce prize lists based upon number of riders.

RESULTS: All results will be submitted to USA Cycling within 48 hours after the official results are final.

Shawnee Lookout Flyer

Contact David “BigDave” Riemenschneider with any questions.

bigbikerdave@gmail.com

513-560-6193

www.BigDaveSports.com

Devou Park Summer Race Series #5

August 11, 2010
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Presented by BigDaveSports and Reser/Fusion Velo Experience

Every Wednesday from July 14, 2010 thru August 11, 2010

The Devou Park Race Series is intended to give entry level racers, women and high school aged juniors the opportunity to get additional racing experience on a slightly challenging course.

PRIZES / PLACES

START

TIME

CATEGORY

FEE

WEEKLY

SERIES

7:00 PM

30 min

Women Cat 3/4

$15

$35 / 3

$200 / 5

7:00 PM

30 min

Junior Men 15-18

$15

Merch / 3

$100 / 5

7:00 PM

30 min

Junior Women 15-18

$15

Merch / 3

$100 / 5

7:35 PM

30 min

Men Cat 5

$15

Merch / 3

$200 / 5

8:10 PM

40 min

Men Cat 3/4 & Women Cat 1/2

$15

$35 / 3

$200 / 5

Promoter reserves the right to combine fields and/or reduce prizes due to low attendance.

Series Points Breakdown

Place

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11+

Pts

100

85

70

60

50

45

40

35

30

25

10

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course will be a challenging 1-mile loop in beautiful Devou Park.  It starts with a flat straight section before you hit the 180 degree turn to start the decent.  At the bottom of the decent you’ll have a sweeping right hander into the climb.  The climb itself is winding with some rough pavement.  Once you reach the top, it’s a short sprint the last couple of hundred feet to the finish line.

REGISTRATION: Online registration is available at BikeReg.com.  Online registration will close at 11:59 PM the night before each race.  Pre-registration is highly encouraged.  A $5 late fee will be assessed to all day of event registrations.  Onsite registration and check in will open at 6:00 PM and closes 15 minutes before each race.

Riders will use the same bib number for the entire series. Replacement numbers will be $5

RULES AND REGULATIONS: This race is permitted through USA Cycling, and all USA Cycling rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced.  All riders must have a current USA Cycling racing license or a one-day license.  One-day licenses will be available at check in and can only be used by Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women.  The promoter reserves the right to combine categories and/or reduce prize lists based upon number of riders.

RESULTS: All results will be submitted to USA Cycling within 48 hours after the official results are final.

2010 Devou Park Series Flyer

Devou Park Summer Race Series #4

August 4, 2010
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Presented by BigDaveSports and Reser/Fusion Velo Experience

Every Wednesday from July 14, 2010 thru August 11, 2010

The Devou Park Race Series is intended to give entry level racers, women and high school aged juniors the opportunity to get additional racing experience on a slightly challenging course.

PRIZES / PLACES

START

TIME

CATEGORY

FEE

WEEKLY

SERIES

7:00 PM

30 min

Women Cat 3/4

$15

$35 / 3

$200 / 5

7:00 PM

30 min

Junior Men 15-18

$15

Merch / 3

$100 / 5

7:00 PM

30 min

Junior Women 15-18

$15

Merch / 3

$100 / 5

7:35 PM

30 min

Men Cat 5

$15

Merch / 3

$200 / 5

8:10 PM

40 min

Men Cat 3/4 & Women Cat 1/2

$15

$35 / 3

$200 / 5

Promoter reserves the right to combine fields and/or reduce prizes due to low attendance.

Series Points Breakdown

Place

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11+

Pts

100

85

70

60

50

45

40

35

30

25

10

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course will be a challenging 1-mile loop in beautiful Devou Park.  It starts with a flat straight section before you hit the 180 degree turn to start the decent.  At the bottom of the decent you’ll have a sweeping right hander into the climb.  The climb itself is winding with some rough pavement.  Once you reach the top, it’s a short sprint the last couple of hundred feet to the finish line.

REGISTRATION: Online registration is available at BikeReg.com.  Online registration will close at 11:59 PM the night before each race.  Pre-registration is highly encouraged.  A $5 late fee will be assessed to all day of event registrations.  Onsite registration and check in will open at 6:00 PM and closes 15 minutes before each race.

Riders will use the same bib number for the entire series. Replacement numbers will be $5
RULES AND REGULATIONS: This race is permitted through USA Cycling, and all USA Cycling rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced.  All riders must have a current USA Cycling racing license or a one-day license.  One-day licenses will be available at check in and can only be used by Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women.  The promoter reserves the right to combine categories and/or reduce prize lists based upon number of riders.

RESULTS: All results will be submitted to USA Cycling within 48 hours after the official results are final.

2010 Devou Park Series Flyer

Caesar Creek State Park OMBC MTB Race p/b BioWheels

August 15, 2010

August 15, 2010

August 15, 2010:  Caesar Creek State Park OMBC MTB Race (www.ombc.net) – the OMBC Series returns to Cincinnati four weeks after East Fork for one of the toughest races in the series.  With the hard work of local trail crews, the technical trails at Caesar Creek get better every year.  Last year saw perfect trail conditions on a 70 degree day.