Sunday, February 23, 2014

2014 Gentlemen's Race - Sunday March 9th


Our best worst idea is back again. 

After garnering more than it's share of infamy last year, the Stuckylife Gentlemen's Race is back for a third iteration. Over 100km of road and gravel racing throughout lower Vancouver Island, teams of three will contend with each other, the weather, and nefarious race routing for the first prize of eternal glory.

SUNDAY MARCH 9th
10am START
At the Switch Bridge
$10/ ea.
Fixed & Free

An early-season unsanctioned bicycle race across South Vancouver Island’s best & burliest roads:

Equal parts rural alley cat, team time trial and randonnee, the event tasks teams of 3 riders with linking up multiple checkpoint controls over a 100km+ route.


Teams
As tradition dictates, teams of 3. All riders in a team must hit every checkpoint together. Finish as a team. If all 3 team members complete the race on single speed/ fixed, they finish in a separate category. Pre-register at parker.bloom@gmail.com, or at 9:15am day-of.

Route
The checkpoints will remain unspecified until registration on the day of the event. 
Riders will be handed a manifest outlining the checkpoints’ locations, as well as the order they must be completed in.
Expect to ride over 100km. With hills.

Checkpoints
There will be manned checkpoints signing teams in as they pass through.
Thanks to CLIF BAR, feed stations will be provided, with opportunity to get (free) food and water. 

Equipment
Road bikes are highly recommended. As is lots of water, and a stash of food. There will be some nutrition freely available at various checkpoints.
See what our sponsor, Broad Street Cycles, has to say about equipment choice, HERE.


n.b.
Fixed riders & mixed teams are highly encouraged. There will be a separate category for teams with all fixed or S.S. riders.

As in years past, there will be a separate Ladies' team category. Though we're calling it a Gent's race, we'd love nothing more than a field of fast females. 

For more information on what to expect, here's everything we've got on Stuckylife Gentlemen's Racing.

Facebook event, HERE