The 2010 DWC Championship Road Race will use the same course as last year! We will start at the Durango Community Recreation Center, and finish on the US 550 climb known as Shalona. The meat of the race will be contested on the north valley loop. This is a tactical race that will reward good all round riders who can also climb!
Meet at the Durango Community Recreation Center at 9AM on Saturday October 9th!
US 550 north for 12.4 miles, right onto CR 250 south for 7 miles, right onto Trimble Lane for .9 miles, right onto US 550 north for 5.2 miles (repeat loop 2-4 times depending on group). On the last lap continue north on US 550 for 1.3 miles (Shalona), finishing in the parking area just past the train bridge.
We will all start together at the Durango Community Recreation Center and ride in a NEUTRAL manner past the train tracks at the north end of the valley. This will make for a good warm-up, it will allow us to safely go through the light at Trimble Lane, and it will allow us to get past the one train that could delay our groups.
Once past the north tracks we will briefly regroup and send off three groups one at a time with two minute intervals between each group. All members within each group are allowed to work (ride) together, but different riders from different groups may not work together!
Final groupings will be announced 10/8.
Group one (red numbers; Cat A and 40+). 4 laps of the upper valley, total distance: 66 miles
Group two (purple numbers; Cat B). 3 laps of the upper valley, total distance: 53 miles
Group three (green numbers; Cat C, W40+ and M/W 60+. 2 laps of the upper valley, total distance: 40 miles
The finish will be in the parking area just past the train bridge on Shalona. If all goes according to plan group three should finish first, group two should finish second and group one should finish third.
This race is an unsanctioned event and must be treated like a group ride. We are sharing the road with other motorists and we must obey the rules of the road at all times!
Do not ride more than 2 abreast, call it out of there is a vehicle that needs to get around your group.
On CR 250 there is a stop sign at the intersection of Trimble Lane. IF THERE IS ANYONE AT THE INTERSECTION YOU MUST STOP! We will have a marshal at the intersection to stop the group if motorists are present. Failure to listen to the marshal will result in immediate disqualification from the event!
The map is for the third group:
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