Para-cycle Information

Dear Para-cyclists,
The Redlands Bicycle Classic along with Loma Linda University Health PossAbilities would like to formally invite you to the PossAbilities Para-cycle Race Series in conjunction with the 2019 Redlands Bicycle Classic in Redlands, CA, March 13, 2019 through March 17, 2019.

The following is important information regarding the race. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you again for supporting the 2019 Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic!

Cotie Williams, Race Series Director

909.558.6664 office | 909.260.3370 cell
Loma Linda University Health
25455 Barton Rd., Suite 109A, Loma Linda, CA 92354

RACE OVERVIEWGENERAL INFORMATIONPRIZE MONEYPROVISIONS
Wednesday, March 13 – Stage 1 – $25
PossAbilities Para-cycle Time Trial (ALL CLASSES)
Start at Crafton Hills College, Emerald View Drive
Distance: 7.0 miles (out and back)
Start Time: 10:00 am

Friday, March 15 – Stage 2 – $25
PossAbilities Para-cycle Circuit Road Race (ALL CLASSES)
Start at Sunnyside Drive north of Oak Glen Rd., Yucaipa
Distance: 2.73 km/1.7 mi loop for 15 laps (41 km/25.5 mi max)
Start Time: 9:00 am

Saturday, March 16 – Stage 3 – $25
Para-cycle Criterium (Class H & recumbent only)
Start/Finish at Citrus Avenue, Downtown Redlands
Distance: 1.6 km/1.0 mile circuit for 45 minutes
Start Time: 12:45 pm

Sunday, March 17 – Stage 4 – $25
Para-cycle Criterium (Class H & recumbent only)
Start at Citrus Avenue, Downtown Redlands
Distance: 1.04km/0.65 mile circuit for 30 minutes
Start Time: 3:05 pm

Race registration must be completed ONLINE, and IN ADVANCE.

PROOF OF A CURRENT USA CYCLING LICENSE IS REQUIRED. Go to https://register.usacycling.org/#!/c/pricing.

EVENT REGISTRATION
Go to www.active.com search PossAbilities. Choose PossAbilities Para-cyle Race Series or use http://www.active.com/redlands-ca/cycling/redlands-bicycle-classic-para-cycling-race-series-2019.

**MANDATORY** TECHNICAL MEETING:
There will be a mandatory technical meeting on Tuesday evening, March 12, at 5:00 p.m.

Elk’s Lodge 663 New York St, Redlands, CA 92374

This meeting is mandatory for all cyclists. If you will not be racing in Wednesday’s time trial but will race in any other races, please arrive in plenty of time the day of your first race to get checked-in. If you are racing on Wednesday but can’t make the Tuesday night meeting, PLEASE EMAIL US to let us know you will not be in attendance. Our goal is to get you checked-in and all of your questions answered at the technical meeting order to make things easier for you on race day!

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED for participation in any and all events. UCI HELMET COLORS BY CLASS WILL BE ENFORCED.

Red:

– MC5, WC5
– MT2
– MH4, WH4
– MTandem

White:

– MC4, WC4
– MH3, WH3
– WTandem
– WT2

Blue:

– MC3, WC3
– MH2
– WT1

Black:

– MH5, WH5
– MC2, WC2
– MT1

Yellow:

– MC1, WC1
– WH2

Green:

– MH1

Orange:

– WH1

For 2019, PossAbilities has updated the payout structure. In an effort to enhance the competitiveness of our para-cycling race we have established a total prize payout for the Omnium of $6,875.

H and recumbent only

The first place finisher will receive $1,000! Our new Omnium cash payouts will be based on podium placements over 4 days of racing. This means that for each race you will receive 1 point for first place, 2 for second, 3 for third and so on for each of the racing classifications until your classification group is exhausted. After the last day of racing (Sunday), the athletes with the lowest number of points will be ranked from 1st place (lowest points) to 10th place (highest points). In the case of a tie, your ITT FACTORED time will act as a tie-breaker to decide your cumulative final overall ranking for the Omnium cash prizes. ITT FACTORED time will be based on 2019 National Standards.

Class H and Recumbent prizes will be awarded as follows:

– $1,000 – 1st Place
– $900 – 2nd Place
– $800 – 3rd Place
– $700 – 4th Place
– $600 – 5th Place
– $500 – 6th Place
– $400 – 7th Place
– $300 – 8th Place
– $200 – 9th Place
– $100 – 10th Place

T, C, and B classifications only
The first place finisher will receive $500! Prize payouts for T, C, and B classifications will be based on ITT results. However, T, C, and B must participate in the TT and RR in order to qualify for prize payouts.

Class T, C, and B prizes will be awarded as follows:

– $500 – 1st Place
– $250 – 2nd Place
– $125 – 3rd Place

PROTEST PERIOD: A protest regarding the final results must be made within 15 minutes after the posting of results in order for riders to be eligible for prizes.

START INFORMATION

All riders must check in with the para-cycle race director 30 minutes prior to race start. Riders should arrive at the start line at least 15 minutes before their designated start. Riders will start at 30 second intervals for the time trial. If a rider does not start at the appropriate time, the clock will start and will continue to run with or without the rider starting from the designated starting block. Riders who miss their designated start will be started as soon as possible after they arrive at the starting block. The time trial start order will be in race packet and will be provided to all racers at the technical meeting.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

Athletes are responsible for booking rooms independently. Rooms are limited. You may request a handicapped room, but they are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Ayres Hotel Redlands – 909-335-9024
1015 W. Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
Use “PossAbilities” for a discounted room rate.

Comfort Suites – 909-335-9988
1230 W Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
Use “PossAbilities” for a for a discounted room rate.

TRAVEL STIPENDS

The first 10 out-of-state athletes to register online for all races in their respective categories will be entitled to a $200 stipend. The first 10 California residents (that live over 60 miles from Redlands) that register online for all races in their respective categories will be entitled to a $100 travel stipend. All recipients of stipends will be required to complete and sign a W-9 in order to receive the stipend. Travel stipends and prize pay-outs will be mailed out within 90 days after the race.

AIR/GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Athletes are responsible for their own air/ground transportation. Shuttles will not be provided.

MEALS

Meals are the responsibility of the athlete.

GROUP BANQUET

WHEN: Friday, March 15 @ 5:00 p.m. social hour and 6:00 p.m. dinner
WHERE: Redlands Elk Lodge
663 New York St, Redlands, CA 92374

Complimentary dinner will be provided to all racers. If you would like to bring a guest(s), please email Cotie Williams at cowilliams@llu.edu.