2023 – Men’s Stage 2
STAGE 2 – CITY OF YUCAIPA ROAD RACE
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2023
90 miles, 6 laps of a 14.1 mile circuit with a 5.4 mile finish leg. Laps will be counted from the corner of Bryant Street and Oak Glen Road.
There are FOUR climber competitions, three Intermediate and one Finish Competition. The intermediate climber competition line is on Bryant Street at Juniper Avenue, approximately 0.6 miles from Highway 38, elevation 2834 ft (864m). Climbs at Juniper Avenue will be scored on 3, 2, and 1 laps to go (laps 4, 5, 6) and at the finish line in Oak Glen. A sign will designate 200 m to go.
There will be TWO intermediate competitions: At Yucaipa Regional Park Road at 5 laps and 4 laps to go (laps 2 and 3).
INTERMEDIATE TIME BONUSES
There will be TWO: At the SPRINT at 4 laps to go and at the KOM at 2 laps to go.
FINISH LINE BONUSES
There is a time bonus for the first three finishers (see page 13).
This race is a rolling enclosure. Turn by turn course description follows general stage information.
Stay to the right on Bryant Street and on Oak Glen climb to finish.
Riders who fall behind the rolling enclosure need to be especially careful crossing intersections. Not all intersections on this course are four way stops.
This is a hill climb finish. There will not be a same time for mishaps in the final 3 km.
At the finish line in the Press Tent.
There will be an Awards Ceremony at the Finish Line for the first three finishers in this stage as well as Individual G.C., Climber Leader, Sprinter Leader, and Best Amateur Leader (immediately following the conclusion of the stage).
DIRECTIONS TO START
From Downtown Redlands, go south on Orange Street/Cajon Street to Highland Avenue. Turn left (east) on Highland Avenue (Highland becomes 5th Street, then Sand Canyon) and continue 4.9 miles to Chapman Heights Road. Turn left on Chapman Heights Road to Oak Glen Road. Turn left on Oak Glen Road to Sunnyside Drive.
All Team parking will be directed to the parking area on the west side of Sunnyside Drive. All Team vehicles must park in the designated parking areas and not curbside on public streets. Caravan line up will be in the parking area so lanes must be left open. Vehicles going to the Feed Zone must leave immediately after Men’s Team Caravan have left. See map on page 27.
On Sunnyside Drive just north of Oak Glen Road.
Sign-in will begin 1 hour before the race start and will close 15 minutes before. Sign-in is located near the start line on Oak Glen Road.
On city streets. Riders must obey all traffic laws during warm-up. Citations may be given by local police. Helmets must be worn at all times.
Support by vehicle and motor will be provided. Teams may provide bikes and/or wheels to Neutral Support.
The caravan will line up in the lanes of the parking area west of Sunnyside Drive and will follow the race through the Start Line, line up will occur after 9:30 am.
15% of winner’s time
All drivers must hold a USAC/UCI license.
The following rules shall be in effect during the Yucaipa Road Race:
1. Teams and Riders will be subject to discipline for misconduct by a support vehicle driver or personnel on board the support vehicle.
2. All service will be done while stationary on the right hand side of the road.
No service is to be provided on the left side of the road except for
FEED ZONE LOCATION
The Feed Zone is on Colton Avenue east of Crafton Avenue. There is a well-maintained dirt shoulder on the side of the road. The Feed Zone begins approximately 300 yards after the turn onto Colton Avenue from Crafton Avenue. All feeding will take place from the right side of the road only. Feeding will be allowed on laps 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Men’s teams will be allowed to go to the Feed Zone before the women start. There will be 2 Green Zones, the first will be on Crafton Ave just before the turn onto Colton Ave, .4 miles before the Feed Zone, the second will be on Nice Ave .6 miles past the Feed Zone.
DIRECTIONS TO THE FEED ZONE
From the staging area, travel west on Oak Glen Road, Right on Yucaipa Blvd, Right on 14th/Sand Canyon, Right on King Street (past Crafton Avenue), Right on Colton Avenue to feed zone.
The Finish is on Oak Glen Road at Oak Glen Retreat.
In the caravan and at the Start Line.