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***CANCELED*** - The Table Mountain Road Race

60-Point Event in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!

Sunday, August 12, 9:00 AM

This event occured in the past


****DUE TO THE TREMENDOUS SMOKE FROM THE CHIPS FIRE NEAR BELDEN, CALIFORNIA AND THE READING FIRE NEAR MT. LASSEN, ALL R.A.C.E. EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE SMOKE CLEARS. SORRY. :(  **** 


This particular course was first used by the Chico Velo Cycling Club as a USCF Road Race course in 1984 during the Chico Omnium(which also included the 7-Mile Lane Time Trial and the Chico Downtown Criterium that year). Most groups did 2 laps of this course, but the Cat.1/2 guys did 3 or 4. However, I wouldn't do that to ya - we're only going to do 1 lap in this race - for a total of approximately 25 miles and approximately 2,100 feet of total climbing. (I wanted to make it just 1 lap too for those who ride out to the course and back to Chico - wouldn't wanna kill ya or anything!!) 

The course preview is located on Bikely.com here - and you can see the Course Profile by clicking on "Show" in the top left-hand corner........then clicking on "Elevation Profile": 

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Old-Table-Mountain-Road-Race-Course


Like the Messilla Valley Circuit Race, this will have a Category "A" and a Category "B". The Start/Finish Line is located on Table Mountain Boulevard right by Table Mountain Ranch Road(see Bikely Map - this was the Start/Finish Line for the 1984 race as well - I'll be out there early, so look for the registration table). Each Category will do just 1 lap = 25 miles. Registration will open at 8:15AM with Category A going off at 9:00AM........and Category B going at 9:02AM. Women's Category, Masters 50+ Category & Juniors Category will start with Category "B", but will be scored separately. There WILL be a Category "C" & "Junior" race if enough riders show up, so come on out!!  Parking is available on the unfinished freeway overpass at the Start/Finish Line.


****Now, a word of warning - This course goes in a clockwise direction - meaning that you will be climbing up to Cherokee from Hwy. 70. Although the hill does not seem quite as difficult as from the other side(the Wildflower Century side), the descent off Table Mountain will be quite tricky. Make certain that your bicycle is in good working order and that you are comfortable on technical descents. The Road Race course goes through amazingly diverse sections and is quite scenic - but please look out for one another and for yourselves, especially on the descent and on the Highway. All USA Cycling rules apply, as usual - you know, don't do stupid stuff, wear a helmet, obey the centerline, etc. Route Arrows will mark the course as well. Bottle hand ups and Feed Zones will be solely dependent upon volunteers - Feed Zone is pretty much anywhere on the course. Sag vehicles will be solely dependent upon volunteers as well. I will be sweeping the course at the end as well - so if I don't see you back at the Finish, I'm coming to get you!

HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!

(60-Point Event in the 2012 Butte Road R.A.C.E. Series!)

(60-Point Event in the 2012 Summer Summit Series!)



The Table Mountain Road RaceCourse Detail



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Details

Race Type
Road Race
Distance
24.4 mi
Elevation
1,500 ft
Grade
1.2% Average
Helmets
Mandatory!

60 Point Event Points

1st
60 Points
2nd
56 Points
3rd
54 Points
4th
52 Points
5th
50 Points
6th
48 Points
7th
46 Points
8th
44 Points
9th
42 Points
10th
40 Points
11th
38 Points
12th
36 Points
13th
34 Points
14th
32 Points
15th
30 Points
16th
28 Points
17th
26 Points
18th
22 Points
19th
20 Points
20th
18 Points
21st
16 Points
22nd
14 Points
23rd
12 Points
24th
10 Points
25th
8 Points
26th
6 Points
27th
4 Points
28th
2 Points
etc.
1 Points

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