The Category 1/2 race will begin at 11:01 on Saturday late-morning. All subsequent ability categories will start in five minute intervals. This race is comprised of laps approximately 36km in length with a 7km gravel shortcut heading eastbound.
The map below shows the general location (if the embedded Google Map doesn’t appear use this link).
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The Rolly View Community Hall is the staging site for this road race. The gravel parking lot may be a little tight, so please park intelligently and be considerate of others. The hall will be open to use the rest room facilities.
License check & sign-in will open at 10:00am just inside the hall. Seeing as the first race is off at 11:01am, license check and sign in will close at 10:45.
Blush Lane & SPUD.ca has provided a bounty of fresh fruit and healthy organic bars. Take some for the ride and come back and enjoy after the race is over.
Two jersey numbers and a frame plate.
Number placement on the jersey is on the right shoulder and lower back.
No team or unauthorized following vehicles are permitted in the road race.
There will be a Commissaire vehicle with race radio following each category of the race.
Wheel cars will follow the peloton of each ability category. Wheels are not neutral UNLESS the wheel car is full. Drop your spare wheels off in the respective ability level’s wheel car. The wheel cars will be parked at marked locations at the Rolly View community hall and can be loaded up to approximately 10:55.
Wheels from your ability level will return to the Rolly View community hall once your race is completed.
An ambulance and several paramedics will be on the course. The nearest hospital is the Leduc Community Hospital.
We have been working closely with Leduc County to make the gravel section on Township Road 492
as safe as possible. This gravel section is mostly hard-packed dirt and we’d be lying
if we didn’t think most of the ride will be spent near the shoulder of the road. The surface
is smooth with no significant potholes or washboard. There is a small descent that will be
quick and should not pose any problems as the peloton will be strung out during that segment
of the gravel section. Leduc County will be grading in advance of the race and
the Juventus volunteers will be out with rakes and shovels to groom problem sections. 25mm
(or 28mm) tires are a good choice, several of us rode it without issue on 23mm tires.
The centre line rule will continue to be enforced, as there is a possibility of vehicular traffic driving into the flow of the race.
Using dirt/gravel as part of the course provides an opportunity to connect roads while avoiding busier sections of highway. The race organizers concede that may not suit everyone. We plan to host a safe and fair event. We also hope that you approach this race with an open mind and come out to support road racing in Alberta.
We will be following UCI feed zone regulations: “Feeding is prohibited on climbs, descents and during the first 30 and last 20 km”.
The feed zone has been placed on Range Road 233 beginning at Township Road 484 and is 250m in length. It will be marked with the green feed zone flags. You may feed only on laps two and three.
U15/U17 riders should bring enough nutrition for the duration of their single-lap race.
Feeders must keep vehicles completely off the road surface, including the shoulder. Race organizers and local residents will not tolerate any litter or waste left behind. Feel free to find safe parking on Township Road 484 and simply walk to the feed area.
Bottles and trash are only to be discarded in the feed zones. Failure to abide will result in fines.
The finish line is approximately 300m south of Township 492 just after the gravel section concludes.
The finishing sprint must not cross the centre line. You will run the risk of being relegated or disqualified should you violate the centre line rule.
At the conclusion of your race, proceed with extreme care when turning around to head back north to the Rolly View community hall.
Podium presentations will be held once we receive the results from the Commissaire table at the finish line. Please be patient with us as this is sorted out.
Prizing will be determined after registration closes.
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This event will be part of the Alberta Provincial Road Series with series and upgrade points available according to the ABA Points Schedule B:
Da Capo Caffé will have several coffee urns on site to begin our day. Help yourself to their delicious coffee while it lasts.
As mentioned above, Blush Lane Organic Market & SPUD.ca have kindly donated a vast selection of nutritious fruit and bars to tide you over until later.
Please come join us after the day’s racing is over at Al Centro. Antonio has closed the restaurant down just for us. Come treat yourself to a cocktail and try out their delicious Roman-style pizza and Italian comfort food.