// RACE 1
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
1000 Samuel Miller Loop, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Miller School of Albemarle's course is a moderately technical 4-mile loop with a combination of gravel, grass, double track, and single track trails. It begins with a steep gravel road climb before going up a steep double track climb and then a challenging singletrack climb. Yes, lots of climbing to start out the race--this means plenty of time and places to pass. Riders then descend down an awesome flow descent before tackling "puke hill," a steep and challenging climb. This is followed by enjoyable and single track trails. The course goes back through central campus (FEED ZONE OPEN IN ALL RACES AT THIS POINT ON COURSE) before looping through a grass to the finish line. The start and finish are in different locations. Lap times range between 16 minutes and 45 minutes.
- MOUNTAIN GOAT
- BETTER HAVE A DROPPER
REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK-UP
Registration tent is located at the start/finish area. Coaches should have signed USAC waivers ready to go for all athletes on team. Racers will be issued chip timing number that will be used for the entire season. It is important that racers bring the same number to every race. Replacement numbers cost $25 each.
DO NOT arrive before 9:00 AM.
With over 400 riders, orderly staging requires the assistance of athletes and coaches alike. Riders will be staged according to overall series classification. Staging begins promptly 15 minutes before start of first race in your wave (for example, if you are an elementary boy, your staging begins at 11:45 AM). Walk bikes to staging area.
For the first race, riders will be called up by team. Coaches decide order their riders stage. After this, staging order is determined by overall series standings.
Independent riders will be called up in each round.
Course is open to pre-ride on Saturday afternoon between 10:00 AM and 11:45 AM. Course closes promptly at 11:45 PM. No riders are allowed to enter course after 11:30. Riders must have registered for race and signed waiver before departing on pre-ride. Race numbers must be displayed on all bikes of riders pre-riding course. Coaches may ride with athletes during pre-ride, but family/friends may not.
Riders may use 1.5-mile section of France’s Loop to warm-up for races. This Loop will be marked with RED Arrows. Riders are NOT allowed anywhere on race course after Course Preview from 10:00-11:45 AM.
RACE WAVES & START TIMES
Each registered team is provided a 10x10 (10x20 for teams with over 15 riders) in the "TEAM ZONE" located next to the start/finish. Teams may bring tents and other equipment into their team zone. Vehicles and trailers are NOT allowed in this area, so teams need to carry equipment from parking area to the team zone.
Follow instructions of parking attendants. Parking is in three locations. YOU MUST PARK WHERE INSTRUCTED BY ATTENDANTS. Overflow parking is in the upper meadow approximately 1 mile from campus. Follow instructions of parking attendants and park in an orderly fashion to maximize use of space. There is NO PARKING on central campus or next to the start/finish. Please do not attempt to park in school parking spaces close to start/finish. DO NOT stop in road to drop off gear.
Porto-pots will be available in parking area & staging area. Additional restrooms will be open in Caton Hall basement next to start/finish line. Please do not go into any other campus buildings looking for restrooms. School is in session; dormitories & academic buildings are closed to race participants.
Neutral water is provided for all athletes and coaches.