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Hello from the Tour of the Battenkill,
This is just a reminder that registration opens TOMORROW EVENING AT 7 PM EST.
Registration link - https://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?EventID=14431
Please note your start times.
We anticipate that most fields will fill quickly. Please don't forget!
There are wait lists currently available for most fields. If you are on a wait list, you will be notified via email if a place opens up for you in the race as close to the race day as possible when a spot opens up, in the order that your registered on the wait list. You may view your place on the wait list by sorting by "date entered" using the drop-down menu box at the top.
BIKEREG PROFILES AND EASE-OF-CHECK-IN
PLEASE make sure your profile is accurate with bikereg.com BEFORE registering for the race. Your emergency contact info is a vital part of our safety plan, and your email is the ONLY way we will contact you ahead of the race for updates, category changes, and other race information.
Also, if you would like to avoid the angry stares and comments behind you in line at race -day check-in because you have to fill out this information at the registration table, I STRONGLY suggest you update this information today. The information you provide at the time of registration tomorrow night is the information we will have. Subsequent updates to your bikereg profile do not get automatically transferred into our database.
CURRENT COURSE CONDITION: EXCELLENT
The course is open and the food in Cambridge is great. Stop by the Cambridge Hotel, the Country Gals Diner, or any of the local restaurants for some great food & drink after you try the new course. The dirt roads are in great shape and are often the first to be clear of snow after a storm. There are some rough sections of pavement in various locations, so please be careful.
Please practice safe riding by riding single file while in traffic, obeying traffic signals and signs, and by doing the 'Washington County Wave' (extend left hand up and wave) to the passing cars and residents on the course who make the event possible with their volunteer and municipal support each year. It's their 'back yard' in which we are able to host North America's largest Pro/Am road cycling race. Acknowledging this with a simple wave or "thank you" goes quite a bit further than you may think when we have to solicit their support each year.
Course maps are linked here http://www.tourofthebattenkill.com/race-information/
Pro/Am Course Distances:
Men Pro/1 - 80 miles (using an embedded loop)
Men Cat 2 - 80 miles (using an embedded loop)
Junior Boys 10-12 - 14 miles (modified 2011 course)
Junior Girls 10-12, 13-14 - 14 miles (modified 2011 course)
Junior Boys 13-14 - 22 miles (new course)
Junior Girls 15-16 - 22 miles (new course)
Junior Girls 17-18 - 22 miles (new course)
All other fields - 62 miles (new course)
EVENT SCHEDULE (exact times TBA)
Wednesday, Dec 21, 7PM EST - Online Registration Open at www.bikereg.com
Sunday, March 25 - Spring Preview Ride - preview the new course!
Friday, April 13 - Pro/Am Early Check-in - beat the Saturday morning rush and enjoy the expo!
Saturday, April 14 - Tour of the Battenkill Pro/Am - 35 individual amateur races.
Sunday, April 15 -
Bike Marathon Battenkill
Mini Kids Tour of Cambridge
Tour of the Battenkill Professional Invitational - UCI 1.2 - more than 22 professional teams from around the world
STAN'S NOTUBES GREAT AMERICAN CYCLING SERIES
The event is part of the Stan's NoTubes Great American Cycling Series .The Stan's Notube tubeless technology is a perfect match for the classic-style/multi-surface events in the series. See www.notubes.com for product information and your local dealer! We'll be offering registration discounts to subsequent events in the series for all 2012 Tour of the Battenkill participants.
Series events and dates will be announced next week.
CATEGORIES & START TIMES
We're retained all categories from 2011 and have added fields for Men Cat 4 and Cat 5 for a total of 35 individual races. Please observe both the start times and field limits.
The following age-category fields are USAC Category 1-4 only:
Juniors Boys 15-16
Junior Boys 17-18
Masters Men 30+
Masters Men 40+
Masters Men 50+
Masters Men 60+ (change from 2011. 60+ Cat 5s should register in the Cat 5 55+)
So that you will be in the best form possible for this challenging race in April, we strongly encourage all participants to utilize one of our training programs provided by Hunter Allen's Peaks Coaching Group. See the Training Program page at www.tourofthebattenkill.com/peaks-training/
There are both 16 and 12 week training programs available!
You may purchase event merchandise as part of registration on Dec. 21 or via the website at http://www.tourofthebattenkill.com/tob-merch/ (beginning Jan.1)
Please see the bottom of the registration page for the 2012 event merchandise available for purchase online during registration. We've have several items including men's & women's jerseys, bib shorts, t-shirts, and caps. Merchandise will ship beginning Jan 30, 2012.
See our lodging page at http://www.tourofthebattenkill.com/lodging/ for lodging details. Additionally, we have a Host-Lodging Program available for prospective participants. Racers and local homeowners may interact directly to negotiate local lodging. The event organization makes no claims as to the quality of the facilities and assumes no responsibility for this service. All arrangements are the responsibility of the participants.
If your company or organization would like to participate in this local, regional, national, and international advertising and marketing opportunity, then contact us today! In 2011, we welcomed racers from more than 40 states and 20 countries and our website received nearly 3 million hits! Let the Tour of the Battenkill be your company's opportunity to showcase great American cycling with our VIP program; choose from opportunities that include targeted race sponsorship to catered VIP events and a front-row seats in a pace cars and at the finish line! Let us help you decide on the appropriate sponsorship today! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
With several opportunities available at Battenkill and with our Stan's Notubes Great American Cycling Series, sponsors may choose their target audience to maximize their experience & return!
We will host more than 25 vendors and sponsors in 2012 right on Main Street at the finish line! Food, live entertainment, and local/regional/national vendors will create and exciting, open, and friendly atmosphere to enjoy for the weekend.
SPRING PREVIEW RIDE - Sunday, March 25
Test your legs on the new course! This fully-supported, non-competitive ride will tour the new course at a more leisurely pace. Rest stops, mechanical support, maps & cue sheets, post-ride meal coupons, course signage, and great people and scenery are all part of this great ride in the scenic Battenkill Valley. We expect more than 500 participants at this event and so we'll be breaking it up by ability. Please select the appropriate group in the event merchandise section of online race registration.
Happy Holidays! Thanks.
The Tour of the Battenkill
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