Discover world-class cycling terrain just outside one of the world’s most influential cities.
2nd edition in 2019.
Location: San Francisco
The only Haute Route based in a major international city, the Bay Area is a hotbed for innovation and cycling in the USA. Professional and amateur cyclists have long been drawn to the perfect weather, steep climbs and scenic ocean views in Marin County and the South Bay. The Original course features 315km and 5,800M+ of climbing, including the exclusive Angel Island Time Trial. The new Compact course delivers all the services and support of an Haute Route experience to riders looking to ride fewer kilometers. Stage 2 will be integrated with The Jensie Gran Fondo, founded by the most entertaining rider in the pro peloton, Jens Voigt.
Home to the Golden Gate Bridge, a rich multicultural history, and some of the best art, culture, and cuisine in America, San Francisco is a great place to bring the entire family.
NEW TO RACING?
We want you to race and make it simple for you to get started. First, check out our Schedule and select the event or events you wish to attend. Follow steps listed above to register, buy USAC license, and sign release form. This can all be done on sight on race day, but it is preferred that you pre-register.
Here’s a list of things you will need for race day:
A Racing License or a 1-day license (Available at Registration Tent $15)
A number plate (Available at the registration tent.)
A completed USA Cycling release form. (Available at registration Tent. Parents/Guardians will have to sign these.)
It is that simple to get started!
My school doesn’t have a team. Can I race?
Yes. VAHS MTB is open to ANY high school, middle school, or elementary school student who wants to race. You do not need a team to participate.
How much does it cost?
The VAHS MTB Series’ goal is to provide high-level and big-production races exclusively to junior racers at a reasonable cost.
Entry is $185.00 for Season Pass* (ALL 5 RACES + VAHS T-Shirt & decal)
With a season pass, you get a free VAHS MTB t-shirt if you register before March 29
Entry to a single race is $50 if you preregister on BikeReg (only pay if you do NOT purchase Season Pass)
Race-day registration for a single race is $50
*Note price increases to $205 for season pass after March 28 and $235 after April 2. Don't wait last minute to register!!
GET THE DIRT
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.
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 race. Walk bikes to staging area.
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.
RACE WAVES & START TIMES