Thanks to Schlegel Bicycles, Buchanan Bicycles, 405 Bicycles, and BikeOne OKC for putting together a great list of prizes for the Cat 5 Men. There will be some happy racers heading home Saturday evening!
TT Start Times for everyone registering on Race Day will begin at 9:43.
Remember that Registration/Package Pickup opens at 8am and closes at 9am.
Good luck to all racing on Saturday!
According the race director Freddie Karcher, the intent of the event is for riders to bring their racing bikes and their training wheels to put in the wheel truck for the road race.
As we’ve learned, many of you are racing with deeper and deeper dish wheels. To make things easier, the promoters have removed the wheel dish depth restrictions but are sticking with NO full disc wheels. Still no TT helmets, no aero bars, and no clip ons – only traditional road helmets and handle bars.
Keep in mind, the TT is shorter this year, but still hilly. No big hills and no long flat in the river bottom like last year, so plan accordingly. Be sure to check out the course map and profile when setting up your bike for race day.
Need race info? Below are links to pdfs of the flyer and all of the course maps. (You’ll need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the pdfs, free at Adobe.com)
2013 Macomb Cuatro de Mayo Omnium Flyer in Macomb, OK, Saturday, May 4, 2013.
2013_Macomb_Omnium_TT_Course for all racing categories.
2013_Macomb_Omnium_66_mi_RR for Men 1/2.
2013_Macomb_Omnium_50_mile_RR for Men 3/4, Womens Open and Masters 50+ 3/4/5 racers.
2013_Macomb_Omnium_36_mile_RR for Men 5.
This year’s Macomb Omnium should provide riders the early season challenge they’ve been waiting for, once again pairing a hilly morning time trial with a tough afternoon road race. A new, shorter TT course (13.6 miles) will still retain the hilly and demanding Tribbey Time Trial tradition while the RR again encompasses portions of the infamous 89er Stage Race.
Larry Smith of Shawnee’s Bicycle Shoppe will pay $250 incentive bonuses to the fastest overall men’s and women’s TT racers.
Since we’re old school, only mass-start legal bicycles and helmets will be allowed in the TT. Yes, we’re keeping it simple, you can leave your TT bike in the garage.
This year we have simplified the TT categories so that racers will compete in the same category in both races. To even out the competition, we’re also running Mens 3/4, Masters 50+ 3/4/5 and Mens Cat 5 races.
We’ve increased the prize list to $3200 plus the Bicycle Shoppe’s $500 bonuses plus the Mens Cat 5 Merchandise prize list.
To simplify the day, both races will stage at the Macomb School featuring great parking, great facilities, great lunches available from the athletic booster club.
As always, there’s no additional charge to register online so save yourself $10 and register early at USACycling.org. Remember that TT start times will be assigned in order of online registration followed by order of race-day registration. Surely it won’t be as hot as it was last year, but buy youself some recovery time by registering early and getting an early TT start.
Check out the Macomb Cuatro de Mayo Omnium facebook group for updates.(http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/events/585181728163754/)
Here are the Road Race course map links:
- 70 mile course http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1057119
- 50 mile course http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1545873
- 36 mile course http://ridewithgps.com/routes/960895
- 16 mile course http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1546268
The Race Bible is being finalized and should be available soon!
The Pedalers will again host the Bison Classic Road Race this year and will be featuring several new wrinkles!
This year’s race, held in conjunction with OBU Music’s Bison Classic Bicycle Tour will serve as the Oklahoma State Championships for Masters, Juniors and U23 racers.
In addition to the state championship races, we will also host races non-state championship races for 1/2/3 Men, 4/5 Men, 4/5 Masters 40+ Men, 1/2/3 Women and 4 Women.
The races will kick off every 10 minutes from the OBU campus at 9am, will vary in length from 70 to 16 miles, and will end 3 miles east of OBU on Bryan Street just south of MacArthur.
This year’s race will have a total prize purse of $3,200 and we are expecting around 200 racers.
Check back in August for more race details!
The Pedalers, in conjunction with PG13 Cycling and St. Gregory’s University, are reviving the Sacred Heart Road Race and Bicycle tour this year on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th. The first of four races begins and the tours depart at 9am. Both the races and the tours feature the infamous hill-to finish at the Sacred Heart Mission in Konawa. The Memorial Day race is presented and underwritten by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation who’s tribal headquarters is in Shawnee.
Complete event information may be found as www.stgregorys.edu/sguroadrace.
The road race features separate events for Cat 4 Men, Cat 5 Men, Masters 40+ Cat 4/5 Men and Cat 3/4 Women. Each race will include two King of the Mountain sprint points.
The tours offer both 25 mile and 35 mile tours.
All participants will enjoy a free spaghetti dinner at the Sacred Heart Mission before either touring an additional 35 miles back to Shawnee or sagging back to the SGU Campus.