Cycling

NOTE: –  Dates for 2020 cycling events are TBD – possibly either Sept 18-20 or Oct 2-4.  Check back here soon, as we are working for nailing down the weekend and the location.

2 Road Races (40k & 20k)  and 2 Time Trials (10k & 5k)

Note: This page was last updated Feb 1, 2020.

 

 

Venue Location:  – to be announced soon, with Strava course maps.

NOTE:   Arkansas Sr Olympics is proud to announce that in 2020 we will once again welcome 4 Recumbent Cycling Divisions for both men and women:

1.  Recumbent Bikes – Non-Faired
2.  Recumbent Bikes – Faired
3.  Recumbent Trikes – Non-Faired
4.  Recumbent Trikes – Faired

….and YES, all standard bikes are welcomed in all 4 races, with separate categories for all divisions of men and women and separated in own age groups (40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, etc.)

 

MORE INFO CALL GREG @ 501-321-1441
or http://arseniorolympics.org/contact-us/

Competitions:

2020 cycling events will be on a TBD weekend in either mid-Sept or the first weekend in Oct.

Friday = 5k TT – planned first rider off at approx 5:15pm
Saturday = 40k RR not before 8:00am
Saturday = 10k planned first rider off at approx 3:00pm
Sunday = 20k RR
Currently all start times for races are subject to change, so please keep watching this web page for updates.

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Packet Pickup: Prior to your first cycling event.    Numbers will also be given out, with pins, and waivers MUST be signed in person.
Athlete Check-In: Athletes may check-in 45 minutes prior each event.  Onsite registration will be available, until 30 minutes prior to each race start.
Equipment: Cyclists must provide their own bike equipment, and most importantly are required to wear a helmet at all times while on a bike at event location.
Rules: USAC rules apply.  See official at event for all specific rules.
1. All cycling events will be conducted in accordance with U.S.A. Cycling (USAC) rules. More info : www.usacycling.org
2. Helmets are mandatory and must conform to USA Cycling regulations.   HELMETS ARE REQUIRED WHILE ON YOUR BIKE!
3. Multi-gear (free wheel) bikes with front and rear brakes are required. Fixed gear and battery powered are not permitted. All bicycles must be certified by race officials prior to the competition.
4. Except for the 2 new categories of “Recumbent Bikes -Faired” and “Recumbent Trikes -Faired”, there may be no protective shield, fairing or other device on any part of the bicycle (including, but not limited to, the frame, wheels, handlebars, chain wheel or accessories) that has the effect of reducing air resistance, except those allowed by the USAC.
5. Handlebars used for steering with ends, features, or attachments that extend forward or upward or that provide support for other than the rider’s hands (including aero bars) are permitted only in the time trial events and not in the road race events.
6. If in doubt about your qualification, check for an official ruling from the chief referee before your appointed starting time. Once the clock begins, your time is running and will not be adjusted.
7. In time trial events, the rider shall be held by an official at the start but shall be neither restrained nor pushed.
8. Riders must stay to the right except when overtaking another rider. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
9. In time trial events, no rider shall pace behind another rider closer than 25 meters (80 feet) ahead, or 2 meters (7 feet) to the side. A rider who is observed taking pace shall receive a time penalty.
10. No restarts are permitted.
11.  Know the course BEFORE your start all events.