Held under USCF Racing Rules & Permit
Presented By: Velo Promo and Golden Chain
A true timed stage race for 6 categories of Juniors
Registration: 4-4:50 pm .. at the Stage
One start location Friday 6/26.
Directions: To Stage One/Reg: Take Hwy 59
north from Merced (or Keyes Road east from Hwy 99 south of Modesto) to
Snelling, and continue straight through Snelling onto J16 (Merced Falls
Road) After 6 miles, turn right on Hornitos Road to Hornitos. In Hornitos,
turn left into town and follow signs to parking around the park.
Stage One: Hornitos Hillclimb Friday
June 26. Mass start hillclimb with riders in following order starting at
5:00 pm: Jr 17-18, Jr 15-16, Jr 15-18 Women, Jr 13-14, Jr 13-14 Girls, Jr
10-12. 9 miles; mostly rolling, with 3 mile climb at end. All on Bear Valley
Road to northeast of town.
Stage Two: Greeley Hill Road Race Saturday
June 27: First Flight (Jr 17-18, Jr 15-16, Jr 15-18 Women) off at 9 a.m., 2nd
Flight (Jr 13-14, Jr 13-14Girls, Jr 10-12) off at approx 11 a.m.) 5 mile
rolling loop at apprx 3,000’ elevation; narrow quiet roads mostly good
pavement, one patched section. Roads: Holtzel, Dogtown, Ernst, Holtzel;
finish on Ernst approaching Holtzel.
Stage Three Toll Road TT Saturday June
27. First rider (Jr 17-18) off at 3 pm, followed one every 60 seconds by
individuals in following categories, Jr 15-16, Jr 15-18 Women, Jr 13-1`4, Jr
13-14 Girls, Jr 10-12. 3.8 mile point to point, starts off flat, has a 1.2
mile bumpy uphill, ends slightly rolling on better pavement. Tight parking
(and driving restrictions – see race bible) at start; better to park above
the finish. Course: Greeley Hill Road from Buck Meadows Road (Moore Creek)
to Smith Station Road, east of Greeley Hill proper. This is the first road
to Yosemite Park. Start is 5 miles from Stage One parking.
Stage Four: Bootjack Road Race Sunday June
28. Groups in same order as Stage Three, starting at 8 a.m. at Mt Buckingham
School above Bootjack on the top of Darrah Road at Triangle Road. Loop is 12
miles, with a number of long climbs, totaling about 1300’ per lap; good
pavement, some traffic. Loop: Darrah, Cole, Silva, Triangle, Darrah. . Less
than 15 miles south of Mariposa off Hwy 49. Results and Awards will be done
---via On-line at http://new.sportsbaseonline.com,
from May 1, 2009 to June 21, 2009 for above fees plus on-line surcharge.
From June 22-24 the fee on-line is $7 additional. No on-line entry after
midnight PST Wednesday June 24. 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 USCF/USAC entry
form/release along with fee above (if Postmarked by Friday June 19 to Velo
Promo/Gold Ngt, 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.
---At Race: You may enter at the race, provided
your event is not filled, for the above listed fee plus $7.
2009 USCF license required (available at race). One day
licenses are available only for Cat 5 or Women 4 . Entry fees include $1
NCNCA and $3 USCF insurance surcharges. Numbers will be provided.
Credits: Credit for another VP
race will be given if VP is notified by 5 pm Wednesday 6/24 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 Road Race Champions and
National Road 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/Notes: Neutral support volunteers
needed; riders should bring wheels. Neutral water will be available in feed
Lodging/Race Headquarters: (In Mariposa, yet
to be determined, check website)
More Information: (209) 533-4996