Challenge yourself on an Time Trial course. There is no drafting on this ride, it is an individual ride against the clock to see how fast you can complete the flat course. As an alternative, you can simply come ride the course and request no timing. Come on out to enjoy another cycling challenge, or just a nice ride.
There will be a 23 and 40 km loop option. The course is flat and is all right-hand turns (no crossing of roads or highways). Riders will head out in 30 or 60 second intervals (timing is optional).
Riders will meet at Coulee Brew. The group will ride out to the staging area at 6:00pm then ride back to Coulee brew after the time trial.
The ride is for club members; anyone wishing to participate must be a member in good standing. If the wind is over 30km/h or the weather is poor, we will reschedule the Time Trial to another Thursday and just do a group ride.
Col du Pavan
The event is open to all members, as well as non -members. An entry fee of $25, and a completed written waiver will be required for non-members to participate. The $25 fee can be used as credit toward a full club membership.
The format will be a series of timed ascents up the 1.4km climb. There will be two categories for the timed portion. Riders can choose to either do 3 or 5 ascents. The combined time for each rider will be used to determine the male and female general classification winner for each category. There will also be King and Queen of the mountain awards for the fastest time on the last ascent each rider makes in their respective category. There will also be an unofficial Chariot category, as well everyone is welcome to come out and brush up on their hill climbing without being timed. The descents will not be timed, and should be considered neutral (no racing on the descents). Rule #5 will be strictly enforced. As such, any rider in violation found climbing in the small chainring will be assessed a 10 second time penalty per infraction ;).
The meeting / staging point will be at the main parking lot on the south side at the base of the climb. Play-by-ear social after the ride. Everyone is welcome!
Get to the church on time! Once a mainstay weekly race, the Monarch hill climb returned in 2017. More details soon.