17th Mariposa (Formerly Kern)


    Stage Race  

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May 16-18,  2014        Mariposa area, CA

Held under USAC Racing Rules & Permit   2014-1722

Presented By:  Velo Promo and Golden Chain  Cyclists

A true timed stage race for 6 categories of Women; A new place for the annual Kern Stage Race, very similar courses and same structure as in the past.

Registration: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. . at the TT start location Friday 5/16.

Directions: Take Hwy 132 east from 99 in Modesto for 28 miles (nearly to LaGrange) to Lake Road , turn right (south) to parking at the Basso Bridge Fishing Access area.

Stage One: Basso Bridge Individual Time Trial, Friday May 16. First rider (Women 1/2/Pro) off at 12 Noon , 30-second starts. All start by 1 pm. Fairly flat 10 mile total (5 out, 5 back) TT course.  All on Lake Road , starting/finishing at the old bridge.

Stage Two  Groveland  Hillclimb Saturday May 17. All riders descend Deer Flat and Wards Ferry roads to the bottom of the canyon at 9am ;  Race starts at the bridge and climbs back up to the top of Deer Creek,  6 miles. Groups start at 9:30 , 3 minute gaps, order of start: 1-2, 3,4,35+,45+, 55+.     

Stage Three: Greeley Hill  Road Race  Saturday May 17. First flight: (Women 1/2/Pro, 3, 4) starts at 2pm , 2:03 , 2:06 a.m. , 2nd Flight: (35+, 45+, 55+) start at 4pm , 4:03 . 4:06. 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. All groups 1 lap shorter than 2012.

Stage Four: Bootjack Road Race Sunday May 18: 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 . Finish is same location. Loop is 12 miles, with a number of long climbs, totaling about 1300’ per lap; good pavement, some traffic. Starts with promenade down the first hill. Loop :  Darrah, Cole, Silva, Triangle, Darrah.  . Less than 15 miles south of Mariposa off Hwy 49. Results and Awards will be done here.

Event/miles:                   I       II        III         IV   ttl miles  fee      places cash  limit
 Wm 1/2/Pro               10    6        45        60  121         $70     10        $499  80
 Women 3                   10    6        40        60  116        $70     10        $300  80
 Women 4                   10    6        35        48  99           $70     6         $200  50
 Mst Wm 35+              10    6        40        48  104         $70     6         $200  50
 Mst Wm 45+              10    6        35        48  99            $70     6        $200  50

     Mst Wm 55+              10    6        35        48  99            $70     6        $150  50

Distances will be adjusted in 2015 based on riders’ comments this year                                                         

How to Enter:

          ---via On-line at www.BikeReg.com, from Tuesday April 1, 2014 7pm PST to May 11, 2014 for above fees plus on-line surcharge. From May 12-14 the fee on-line is $7 additional. No on-line entry after midnight PST Wednesday May 14.  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 May 9 to Velo Promo/Mariposa, 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.

          2014 USAC license required (available at race). One day (per each day) USAC licenses are available only for  Women 4 . Entry fees include $1 NCNCA and $3 USAC per day insurance surcharges.  Numbers will be provided.

Credits: Credit for another VP race will be given if VP is notified at  tech@BikeReg.com by 5 pm Wednesday 5/14 that you can't com­pete. No credit issued if you plan to enter another race instead; no cash refunds, no transfers to another racer. No substitutions for cancellations. Send e-mail for credit to tech@BikeReg.com

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, and should email us well in advance, so that we can get insurance in place; riders should bring wheels. Neutral water will be available in feed zones

Lodging/Race Headquarters: to be announced; in Mariposa , CA   Mariposa County Visitor’s Info: (209) 966-3685

More Information: (209) 533-4996   velopro1@sonnet.com     www.velopromo.com

Check velopromo.com  website for possible updates to this race.




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