Race 1: Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Willow Hills Park

We all have excuses as to why we don't ride more, so this is your chance to compete against your fellow whiners!

    • Does work take up too much of your time?
    • Is family always calling?
    • Are you recovering from an injury?
    • Are you a lady who just needs a day out?!
We've got a category for you!

Directions to the Race

  • Willow Hills Park, Folsom

Getting There
Willow Hills Park is located just behind Folsom High School.
Address to use for directions: 113 Bonaza Court, Folsom 95630

Parking
Please park in the Folsom High parking lot. From Iron Point Road, drive around to the back of Folsom High and park there. Race start will be located past the grass field and down the decomposed gravel path. (Walk towards the football field!)

Course preview: https://youtu.be/ySd2VX2kQW0

Course length: .66 miles per lap

Course direction: Clockwise

Course description: Willow Hills is a great setting for fast, bar to bar racing. The course is all dirt road with some loose and rocky sections. Your lungs and legs will feel the burn from the short but steep climbs around the 2/3 mile track.

Course Map

Start Times and Categories

Age is based on how old you will be on December 31, 2017.
The categories for this series are intended to be a fun alternative to the traditional Beginner, Sport, and Expert options. If given the chance we would ride our bikes all the time, so this is a lighthearted jab at the things that keep us from doing what we love.
Race Start Time Category Callups
1:00 pm Ladies Day Out  
1:45 pm My excuse is
Work
Row 1: You travel 60+ days per year
Row 2: You average 50+ hour weeks
Row 3: You're on your feet 90% of the time
2:30 pm My excuse is
Family
Row 1: You have 3+ kids
Row 2: You have a kid under the age of 1
Row 3: You have teenagers
3:15 pm My excuse is
Injury
Row 1: You've had surgery in the last year
Row 2: You've seen the doctor at least 5 times
Row 3: Sore arm from lifting all those beers

Racers will race for approximately 25 minutes, and we will adjust how many laps they do based on how long it takes to do the first lap. There will be giant lap cards that tell racers how many laps they have remaining.

Generally we expect the Work race to be the fastest paced race, and the Injury race to be the slowest paced race.

A unique series calls for unique awards! Checkout the podium awards create specially for each excuse.

Prices and Series Information

The series championship will be the best of all three races.

Online pre-registration will close on Thursday, March 16 at 6 pm.

Race Prices

Registration Type Cost Amount Saved
Pre-register online for the whole series $65 Save $25
Pre-register online for an individual race $25 Save $5
Register on-site on race morning for an individual race $30

Awards

This series will be professionally chip timed, and we will have a short awards ceremony at the conclusion of each category of racing. Awards will differ based on the category entered.

At the end of the series, champion shirts will be awarded to the top five racers in each category. Series standings will be based on all three races, and you must have raced all three.

Sponsors

Folsom Bike is providing full support for this race. Please show them your love!



Venue Partner

Thanks to Folsom Parks & Recreation for allowing us to play at their park!