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A new event coming to Shelby County (south of Birmingham) April 9th, the day after the NRC crits in Anniston. This race provides a great opportunity for amateur racers to get an extra day of racing before heading home!

Registration – https://www.bikereg.com/columbianarr2017

Race Flyer (click to view larger)

Race Course – Riders stage and start at Shelby County High School and start an 11.7 mile loop. Please check the flyer for your categories distance and elevation profile. You can find the route on Strava here

Course Profile:

 

Feed Zone – Feed zone is located at the start finish area. Neutral water is available, but you will need to have friends or family feed it (or you can be nice and hand them to people in other races!)

Wheel Trucks – Neutral wheels are not provided, riders must provide their own spare sets or provide team sets. All wheels must be labeled and placed in the appropriate (labeled) staging area at least 15 minutes prior to start. Wheels will be unloaded in the same location following the race.

Timing Chips – We are using Mylaps pro chips. There is no fee for chip rental, but please bring us back the chip after you are done racing. Chips are to be mounted on the fork only by zip ties provided in your registration packet. If you do not return the chip, you will be contacted to return it following the race. If you do not return the chip at all you will be charged $50.

Number Placement – Numbers are on the right side, 8-10 pins are included in your registration packet.

Volunteers – We need several volunteers to help with lead/follow car driving, corner marshals, feed zone, and setup/breakdown help. If you or a family/friend are available, please email Virginia@localbikeracing.com . We provide a free entry credit to any volunteers that helps for at least 3 hours.

 

 

 

 

This March we are doing Sumatanga Road Race #3 with the Chandler Mountaintop finish, AND a new Time Trial event Sunday.

Register Here

Chandler Mountain Finish – A one mile, four switchback climb with an average of 10% gradient (reaching grades as high as 15% in some sections). Guaranteed to separate the races, and make for an interesting finish. How does it work? Racers start and do laps on the normal Sumatanga course, and then on the last lap, they pass the normal start/finish line, and go another couple miles and turn left instead of the normal right. This brings you to the base of the climb where a staff member will guide you left to the bottom of the 1 mile climb.

Check out the climb on Strava

Road Race Flyer (Time Trial Flyer below)

Time Trial

Aggieland Omnium, one of Local Bike Racing’s new events for 2017, takes place in College Station, TX, home of the Texas A&M Aggies. Races begin Saturday with a short Road Race, and wind down with an afternoon Individual Time Trial. Sunday is a good old Campus Crit, right on the Texas A&M campus! This event is part of the regional Collegiate calendar, as well as the TXBRA road calendar (non-TX Cup), and includes races for all skills levels and categories.

This event is being hosted and supported by the Texas A&M Cycling Team

 

Sealy Road Race #2 will be the same course and format as race #1. $5/rider is donated to supporting science education through Texas Project Lead The Way (PLTW) in Sealy ISD.

Registration – https://www.bikereg.com/sealy-road-race-2

 

Routes:

Pro Cat 1/2/3 – https://www.strava.com/routes/6368862

Cat 3/4, Women’s 123 and Masters 40+ – https://www.strava.com/routes/6368791

Cat 4/5, Masters 35+ – https://www.strava.com/routes/6368812

Women’s Cat 3/4/5 – https://www.strava.com/routes/6373513

 

Updated Race Flyer

Feed Zone and Route Info

The second race in the new 2017 Sumatanga Road Race Series. Race 2 follows the same format as race #1.

Registration is now open on Bikereg.com – Register now

Series Leader board and Race #1 Results

Race Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/7423452

Cat 1/2/3 – 6 laps

Cat 3/4 – 5 laps

Cat 4/5 – 4 laps

Women’s 4/5 – 3 laps

Juniors – 3 laps

Lodging:

Camp Sumatanga Reservations – $57-80/night – email reservations@sumatanga.org

Holiday Inn & Suites

Contact – Darlene Temple

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
106 Walker Street
Gadsden, AL 35904

 

 

New for 2017

Cross country racing comes to the renowned Coldwater Mountain trail near Anniston Alabama February 19th 2017. As race #1 in the new Alabama Cross Country Mountain Bike Series, Coldwater will be a fun, challenging, and convenient venue for many racers across the southeast.

Registration opens December 22nd – click here

Official Race Flyer:

Course Map:

coldwater-xc-map

Beginner Course Map – 8.5 miles

Race #1 of the – view series info here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Fueled by SWORD Endurance Drink Mix

The old Camp Sumatanga Training races are returning in 2017 with a new format and organizer. Many of these changes are based on the Sealy Road Race Series, a popular series outside of Houston Texas. Sealy Road Race has become very popular as a one day road race that people can participate without having to break the bank or travel all weekend. Sealy draws a regular crowd of over 200 participants per race, and had over 1500 entries in 2016!

Key Differences

  • Regular monthly races

  • Formal categories; Pro 1/2/3, Cat 3/4, Women’s 123, Cat 4/5, Women’s 3/4, and Junior Open

  • Chip timing, podiums, monetary and product prizes from sponsors

  • Follow cars and neutral support

  • Online registration, individual and team incentives

  • Overall series format with points, leader’s jerseys, and final prize

Click here to Register

View Course Maphttps://www.strava.com/routes/6871184

Official Race Flyer

sumatanga-flyer-web-version

Updated Jersey Design:

The leader’s of the Pro1/2/3, Men’s 3/4 and Women’s P1/2/3 will be given the ‘Blue Jersey’ before the start of race #2 February 18th. Jersey competition is sponsored by CCN, the official apparel supplier of Local Bike Racing.

For more info about the overall competition click here

leaders-jersey