Major Motion Cycling Team and Team Oakland present

the 8th Annual

Volkswagen of Oakland Grand Prix



Sunday September 23, 2012



By:  Velo Promo, Major Motion Cycling Team, Team Oakland , Golden Chain Cyclists.          USAC Racing Rules & permit 2012-3051

Location: Snow Museum Park , 20th and Harrison , downtown Oakland , CA

Registration: Opens at 7 a.m. on Harrison in Snow Park . Closes 15 minutes before each race's scheduled start.

Directions: From Hwy 580 Eastbound, take Harrison Ave/Oakland Ave exit, turn right on Harrison to parking. From 580 Westbound, take MacArthur/Harrison exit after Lakeshore & Grand exits, and turn left on Harrison .

Course: 0.85  mile rolling hourglass loop of city streets. Five 90-degree right turns, two 90-degree lefts and one hairpin right. Route: Harrison, 19th, Webster, 20th, Franklin , 22nd, Webster, 20th, Harrison . Good pavement, one small hill. Several streets are one way the wrong way; pre-race day racing not recommended.

Events:                     miles       kms     laps   places             value       fee           start         limit
Category 4/5            17            26        20      6                      $100        $28          8:00 a.m. 75

Women 3/4               15.3         24        18      6                      $100        $28          8:50          50

Master 45+1/2/3        17            26        20      6                      $100        $28          9:40         50
Mstr 45/55+ 4/5         15.3         24        18      6                      $100/100 $28          10:30       50

Master 35+3/4           17            26        20      6                      $100        $28          11:20        80

Local Kids Races**  .85           1+        1        all                    awards    $0            12:10        50

Master 35+1/2/3        17            26        20      6                      $100        $28          12:30        80

Category 3               21.2         34        25      6                      $200        $28          1:15 pm    80
Women 1/2/3 *          21.2             34      25    10                     $1000      $30          2:15          80   

Cat. 1/2/Pro*             34            54        40      15                    $1000      $30          3:00          110 
*These categories also each have Cat 2 events separately scored for upgrade points

** Intended for local non USAC kids; categories: bicycles, training wheels, tricycles, big wheels (last three are one block sprints)

Prizes: Cash, (40% for races over $100; 30% for $100 or below) merchandise, & awards.

How to Enter:

          ---via On-line at  from July 9, 2012 to September 16, 2012 for above fees plus on-line surcharge. From Sept 17-19 the fee on-line is $7 additional. No on-line entry after midnight PST Wednesday Sept 19.  You’ll need to sign and date your entry form/release at race registration desk.

          ---By Mail: You may still enter by mail, but if a group is filling, go on-line. By mail, send standard USAC entry form/release along with fee above (if Postmarked by Friday Sept 14 to Velo Promo/Oakland, 19780 Soulsbyville Road , Soulsbyville , CA 95372 . For those postmarked after, add $7. Note: indicate what category you are entering on check or form. Entries for several races in one envelope ok, but be sure to list race names on the outside. Envelopes without names of races on the outside may go to the wrong race. Mail in entries will not be processed until after the opening of online reg.

          ---At Race:  You may enter at the race, provided your event is not filled, for the above listed fee  plus $7.

    2012 USAC license required (available at race). One day licenses are available only for Cat 5 or Women 4 . Entry fees include $1 NCNCA and $3 USAC insurance surcharges.  Numbers will be provided. NCNCA timing chips may be required.

Credits: Credit for another VP race will be given if VP is notified at by 5 pm Wednesday 9/19 that you can't com­pete. No credit issued if you plan to enter another race instead; no cash refunds. No substitutions for cancellations. Send e-mail for credit to:  

Champion Discounts: Champions pay normal fees up front; Current NorCal/Nevada District Criterium Champions and National Criterium Champions will get a refund at the reg desk of all but $3 per day if 1) their entry is received by the deadline above (otherwise they pay full fee, including late fee) and 2) they ride in the category they won the championship in (Master Cham­pions may ride down in age, and ride for $3, and Juniors may ride up. District jersey is not required

Rules: Lapped riders (if allowed to remain in race) may not sprint for primes. Free lap applies, bring wheels. ANSI /Snell Helmets required for all riders.
Further Information: Available at (209) 533-4996,,  or

For all changes, credits, withdrawals to on line entries,  contact



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    Phone:   (209) 533-4996

    Mail:   19780 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, CA  95372