2017 Para-cycle Registration

 

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 2017 Redlands Bicycle Classic in Redlands, CA, May 3, 2017 through May 7, 2017.

 

REGISTER HERE

DOWNLOAD THE RACE BIBLE HERE

 
RACE OVERVIEW

Wednesday, May 3 – Stage 1 – $25
PossAbilities Para-cycle Time Trial (ALL CLASSES)
Start at Greenspot Rd. at Santa Paula Street, Highland
Distance: 5.3 miles
Start Time: 10:30 am

Thursday, May 4 – Stage 2 – $25
PossAbilities Para-cycle Circuit Road Race (ALL CLASSES)
Start at Sunnyside Drive north of Oak Glen Rd., Yucaipa
Distance: 1.7 mile loop for 12 laps (20.4 mile max)
Start Time: 9:00 am

Saturday, May 6 – Stage 3 – $25
Para-cycle Criterium (Class H & recumbent only)
Start/Finish at Citrus Avenue, Downtown Redlands
Distance: 1.0 mile circuit for 30 minutes
Start Time: 1:30 pm

Sunday, May 7 – Stage 4 – $25
Para-cycle Criterium (Class H & recumbent only)
Start at Citrus Avenue, Downtown Redlands
Distance: .65 mile circuit for 30 minutes
Start Time: 3:05 pm


GENERAL INFORMATION
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.

**MANDATORY** TECHNICAL MEETING:
There will be a mandatory technical meeting on Tuesday evening, May 2, at 5:00 p.m.

Country Inn Suites
1650 Industrial Park Ave.
Redlands, CA 92373

This meeting is mandatory for all cyclists. If you will not be racing in Friday’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 Thursday but can’t make the Wednesday 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!

PRIZE MONEY
Prize money will only be paid for the following race categories containing a minimum of 3 participants in each relative category on all race days. Para-cycling categories are: B, C, H, T, and our addition of recumbent. The total prize purse distributed over all categories will be $12,000.

H CLASS & Recumbent
1st place = $500
2nd place = $300
3rd place = $100

T & C CLASS
1st place = $250
2nd place = $150
3rd place = $50

Payouts will be mailed out within 90 days after the race. A completed & signed W-9 will be required in order for prize winners to receive their payout.

PLEASE NOTE: Only cyclists that pay for and compete in all days of racing in their relative class are eligible for prize money.

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.


PROVISIONS

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 room rate of $79 + tax per night.

Country Inn Suites
(800) 741-5072
1650 Industrial Park Ave. Redlands, CA
Use “Redlands Classic” for a room rate of $79 + tax per night.

Comfort Suites
(909) 335-9988
1230 W Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374
Use “Redlands Classic” for a room rate of $99 + tax per night.

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. Stipends 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, May 5 @ 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Millcreek Cattle Company 1874 Mentone Blvd, Mentone, CA 92359

Complimentary dinner will be provided to all racers. If you would like to bring a guest(s), tickets are available for purchase when registering on active.com.


INDIVIDUAL RACE INFORMATION

Highland Time Trial – Wednesday, May 3 – All classes
Location – Start at Greenspot at Santa Paula Street, Highland
Start Time – 10:00 am
Distance – 5.3 miles
Course – Round-about course

Course
Course is a challenging climb up Greenspot Rd. Approximately 1.4 miles is a steady 3% climb until you make a hard right hand turn and the next 2,500 meters levels out until you reach the turnaround point. The return is just a repeat in reverse until you arrive at the finish line. Parts of this course are very rough with cracks and patches on the asphalt road especially along the long descent approaching the turnaround point. Make sure you take this into consideration when selecting equipment for this race as you will have to deal with the rough patches on your way back up.

Directions to Race
Google directions to 30748 Greenspot Rd., Highland, CA.

Parking
Parking is located along Greenspot Road


Yucaipa Road Race – Thursday, May 4 – All classes
Location – Start at Sunnyside Dr., north of Oak Glen Road in front of the Community Center, Yucaipa, CA
Start Time – 9:00 am
Distance – 1.7 mile loop for 12 laps (20.4 mile max)
Course – Residential streets/commercial road

Course
Course is approximately 1.7 miles long combining residential streets and a commercial road. There is a slight climb for the first 300 ft. then it flattens out until the first right hand turn on Fir Ave. The course will run counterclockwise. Once on Fir Ave. there will be a steady climb until Bryant Ave. This climb averages about 4-5%. Turn left on Bryant Ave. which will remain fairly flat until the left turn on Sunnyside Dr. Speeds will pick up substantially due to the fast downhill section that extends through Summerwood Drive. Be careful making that sharp right turn at Summerwood Dr.! Speeds will still be fast until past Hollyoak Way. A short steady climb will take you back to the start of the loop.

Directions to Race
From Redlands, go east on I-10. Exit Oak Glen Rd./Live Oak Canyon Rd. Google directions to Yucaipa Community Center, 34900 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399.

Parking
In the parking lot at the Yucaipa Community Center located at 34900 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399.


Redlands Downtown Long Criterium – Saturday, May 6 (Class H & recumbent only)
Location – Downtown Redlands at Citrus Ave., Redlands, CA
Start Time – 1:30 pm
Distance – 1 mile loop for 30 minutes
Course – Fast and technical course

Course
1 mile criterium circuit with 7 right hand turns. Technical with wide roads. All cyclists will race together, but will be scored in separate race categories. Every racer will finish on the overall winners lap…regardless of laps completed to that point.

Parking
On 5th, 7th or 8th Street south of State Street.


Redlands Downtown Criterium – Sunday, May 7 (Class H & recumbent only)
Location – Downtown Redlands at Citrus Ave., Redlands, CA
Start Time – 3:05 pm
Distance – .65 mile loop for 30 minutes
Course – Fast and technical course

Course
.65 mile criterium circuit with 5 right hand turns. Technical with wide roads. All cyclists will race together, but will be scored in separate race categories. Every racer will finish on the overall winners lap…regardless of laps completed to that point.

Parking
On 5th, 7th or 8th Street south of State Street.


For more information about the paracycling race series contact Cotie Williams at 909-558-6664 or email cowilliams@llu.edu .

 

ABOUT POSSABILITIES

PossAbilities is a community outreach program developed by the Loma Linda University Health (LLUH). Its goal is to offer disabled individuals who were born with or have suffered a permanent physical injury a sense of community and provide activities and practical help to integrate them back into life-once again becoming valuable members of our communities. LLUH recognizes that this disenfranchised population is often left without resources or support to deal with the many adjustments they must make physically, mentally, and emotionally in order to have fulfilling lives. Our mission is to provide new direction and hope through physical, social, educational, and spiritual interaction with peers and their community. This free membership program is tailored to persons with physical disabilities such as limb amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, and others. To learn more go to www.teampossabilities.org.