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					Margaret Nolan Memorial Bicycle Races
For Senior Olympics riders, age 50 and older

Presented by the San Diego Bicycle Club Race Director and Announcing by Ralph Elliott of MGE Racing

RACE BIBLE
10 Mile time Trial Friday, September 29, 2006 Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Sign-in starts at 7:00 a.m. Track Time Trials (road or TT bikes OK) Flying 200 Meters; 2 Kilometer TT Friday, September 29, 2006 San Diego Velodrome, Balboa Park Sign-in starts at 3:00 p.m. 10 Mile Hill Climb Saturday, September 30, 2006 Sunrise Highway (I-8 at S-1) 40 miles east of San Diego Sign-in starts at 8:00 a.m. 20 K Criterium Sunday, October 1, 2006 Huennekens Industrial Park Sign-in starts at 7:30 a.m.

Medals – for top 3 places in each age-graded category, for both “Experienced” and “New” Competitors, awarded at the end of each racing session Dave Pain Omnium Trophy Awards – presented to “Experienced” category winners based on points awarded for each event, presented Sunday, October 1, 2006, at the Huennekens Industrial Park Criterium course beginning about noon Should you compete as an “Experienced” or “New” Competitor? If: a) you currently race under, or have ever held, a racing license issued by USA Cycling, USCF, NORBA, ATRA, or similar governing body; or b) you have won a medal in a Senior Olympics bicycle racing event, then you should sign up as an “Experienced” competitor. Otherwise, sign up as a “New” competitor. See the Cycling Commissioner or Race Director if you need to change your registration. The Race Director has discretion to combine or separate groups based on number of entries, riders’ experience, and safety requirements. Only standard single bicycles allowed (i.e., no recumbents, tandems, etc.). Sign in before each event. You will be assigned a new race number at each event.

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The Margaret Nolan Memorial Bicycles Races

The San Diego Senior Games’ bike races are named in honor of Margaret Nolan, who died July 22, 2002. Margaret exemplified the spirit of the Senior Olympics. Margaret first took up athletics after her 60th birthday, entering her first ever bike race – which she won – at the 1988 Senior Games. Margaret went on to compete around the country, winning numerous races. Some of Margaret’s most impressive victories:  Seven times National Champion in the Time Trial  Set still-unbeaten records in the Time Trial for women in the 70+ age group at the World Senior Games (in Portland, OR) and at the Huntsman Senior Games (Enterprise, UT), and for the United States Cycling Federation (at Moriarty, NM)  Won the National Championship (age group) in the Tandem Mixed Doubles (with Dr. Gary DeVoss)  Set a 40 kilometer national record (age group) in the Tandem Mixed Doubles (with DeVoss, at 55:20.5)  1998 San Diego Senior Games Athlete of the Year Besides being a fierce competitor, Margaret was always friendly and caring, and made friends wherever she traveled. She worked tirelessly for many years with the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society’s “Team in Training,” raising many thousands of dollars for the organization. Her presence in the community of cyclists is missed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dave Pain Omnium Trophy Awards
To recognize consistent athletic achievement across bicycle racing’s disciplines, the Dave Pain Omnium Trophy is presented to each “Experienced” age group winner based on points awarded for each event. The Trophy is named in honor of Dave Pain, one of the founders of the San Diego Senior Games and the first Senior Games Cycling Commissioner. Location: At the start/finish line of the Huennekens Criterium course. See directions to the Criterium, on page 6 Start Time: Approximately noon. Omnium points:
For each age group Road Time Trial – 6 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th, and 1 point for 5th. 200 Meter Time Trial – 5 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd, and 1 point for 4th . 2 Kilometer time Trial – 5 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd, and 1 point for 4th . Hillclimb – 6 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th, and 1 point for 5th. Criterium – 6 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th, and 1 point for 5th.

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Friday, September 29 –

10 MILE TIME TRIAL

Location: At Fiesta Island in San Diego. From I-5, exit at Tecolote Canyon/Sea World Drive, and go west; turn north at first stop light on East Mission Bay Drive, make first left turn at Fiesta Island, and park in the dirt parking lot. (If filled, parking is available further north on East Mission Bay Drive). (Thomas Bros., page 1268) Course description: Flat and fast, 2.5 mile loop, good pavement, minimal elevation change; 4 laps, with the line-up and start at the entrance, finish chute right before the end; weather can vary, but likely conditions will be overcast early with warming conditions. Sign-in: You must sign in. Race number should be pinned to your RIGHT side. Special entry forms must be signed for Senior Games entrants. Race rules: Any bikes allowed, except that fixed gear bikes must have at least a front brake. Warming up on the course is NOT ALLOWED. Arrive at the start line 5 minutes before your scheduled start. Your TIME begins according to the schedule, even if YOU start late. Riders will start at one minute intervals. You will be held for the start, unless you request otherwise. DRAFTING IS NOT ALLOWED – violations will result in time penalties or disqualification. Riders will complete 4 laps, staying to the left of the finish chute on the first 3 laps and then passing through the chute on the last lap. Riders are responsible for keeping track of their laps completed. Riders should call out their numbers as they pass through the finish chute. Riders must immediately leave the island after finishing. The Race Director has discretion to allow a late start if a rider has a legitimate reason for missing the scheduled start time, but once a rider has started, no re-start will be allowed for a mechanical or any other reason. Registration limit: 120 riders. Start Order: Start times will be posted near the sign-in table. Omnium points: By age groups – 6 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th, and 1 point for 5th.

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Friday, September 29 –

TRACK TIME TRIALS

Location: On the San Diego Velodrome in Balboa Park in San Diego. From I-5, exit Pershing Drive, go east on Pershing; go straight through the stoplights; Pershing curves to the north; at the first left-turn lane, turn left at the entrance marked by sandwich boards that say “Velodrome” (the Balboa Park Golf Course will be on your right); follow signs to the dirt parking lot near the Velodrome. (Thomas Bros., pages 1289 and 1269) Course description: 1/3 Kilometer oval, 24 degree banking. Sign-in: Sign in begins at 3:00 p.m. on the in-field of the Velodrome. You will be required to sign a waiver for the Velodrome. Race number should be pinned to the rider’s LEFT side. Race rules: Road, Time Trial, or Track bikes allowed. The waiver you sign includes safety rules for riding on the Velodrome. You must read and follow these rules! You may warm up on the track beginning at 3:00 p.m. and at announced warm-up times. There will be a mandatory riders’ meeting at 4:00 p.m. to describe how the races will be run. Road or time trial bikes are allowed in masters’ age track time trial events, but you MUST REMAIN IN ONE GEAR. Violators will be disqualified from all cycling events. Take care to NOT pull out of your pedals, a problem that can arise with hard starts in a high gear ratio; also, if you are using a TT bike, remain in the drops – NOT the aero position – for the 200 meter sprint. The Race Director has discretion to allow re-starts. If any moisture is on the track, the races will be canceled or rescheduled. Registration limit: 120 riders.

Flying 200 meter Time Trail

The start order will be posted. Two riders at a time will be on the track. As one rider finishes, another is allowed on the track. Riders will be allowed one lap to roll around, with a second lap to build up speed. Timing will begin on the second lap from the black line on the back straight and will end at the black finish line on the front straight.

2 Kilometer Time Trial

The start order will be posted. Two riders at a time will be on the track, with one starting at the red line in the middle of the back straight and one starting at the red line in the middle of the front straight. Both will start at the same time with a whistle or gun and will finish when they pass the red line on the straight they started after completing 6 laps. Omnium points: By age groups for each event – 5 points for 1st, 3 points for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd, and 1 point for 4th

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Saturday, September 30 –

10 MILE HILLCLIMB

Location: Sunrise Highway on Mount Laguna, east of Pine Valley. From I-8, 40 miles east of San Diego, exit at Sunrise Highway (S-1), and park. (Thomas Bros., page 430) Parking: You may park on Sunrise Highway only if you have a Forrest Service “Adventure Pass” or NPS “Golden Age Pass.” Otherwise, park on Old Highway 80 south of the Freeway. Course description: Steady and mostly consistent climb, starting at 4,000 feet climbing to 6,000 feet; average about 5 percent grade, with brief downhill stretch near the top. No section is particularly steep, but the climb offers no rest points – if this were in France, the climb would be rated a Category 1. Good pavement with some debris or rocks possible. Traffic is light, but the road is narrow, so riders must stay to the right. Likely conditions are warm and sunny, so plan on carrying water. For refreshments, a store and a ranger station with water are near the finish. Note: the record time for this event for men is 41:01 (held by Reed Moore, 2005) and for women is 44:06 (Cindy Morgan, 2004). Sign-in: Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m. You will be required to sign a special waiver for the County. Race number should be pinned to the rider’s RIGHT side. Race rules: Any bikes allowed, except that fixed gear bikes must have at least a front brake. Warming up on the course is NOT ALLOWED; nearby roads provide good warm-up area. Arrive at the start line 5 minutes before your scheduled start. Your TIME begins according to the schedule, even if YOU start late. Riders will start at one minute intervals. You will be held for the start, unless you request otherwise. DRAFTING IS NOT ALLOWED, and riders must ride to the far right of the road except when passing – violations will result in time penalties or disqualification. The Race Director has discretion to allow a late start if a rider has a legitimate reason for missing the scheduled start time, but once a rider has started, no restart will be allowed for a mechanical or any other reason. Registration limit: 120 riders. Start Time and Order: First rider is off at 9:00 a.m. Omnium points: By age groups – 6 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th, and 1 point for 5th

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Sunday, October 1 –CRITERIUM

HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH SDBC’S HUENNEKENS AUTUMN CRITERIUM FOR USCF RIDERS
Location: At Huennekens St. off Mira Mesa Blvd. in San Diego. From I-805, exit at Mira Mesa Blvd., go east to Huennekens St. and turn right. (Thomas Bros., page 1208) Course description: Approximately 2/3 Mile per lap. Fast downhill followed by straight, then moderate uphill. Moderate quality pavement. Course will be closed to traffic. Weather can vary greatly, but likely conditions will be cool and overcast early followed by warm and sunny conditions later. Sign-in: Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Race number should be pinned to the rider’s LEFT side. Race rules: Only road bikes allowed. Warming up on the course is NOT ALLOWED except when announced; warm up on nearby roads or bring a stationary trainer. The Race Director has discretion to allow a free lap in the event of a mechanical. No wheels or pit area provided, so you must provide your own spares. New Competitors races are 30 minutes, and Experienced Competitors races are 20 laps. Lap cards will show the number of laps remaining in each race, and a bell will ring with one lap to go. All riders finish on the same lap as the leaders. Prime lap prizes may be awarded. Registration limit: 250 riders; field limit: 75 riders. Start Times: (Note: The Race Director has discretion to combine or separate race groups depending on the number of entries, riders’ experience, and safety. Thus, these times are tentative.)

8:30 a.m. Start Group: 8:30 – All New Competitor Men (racing together but scored by age group). 8:31 – All New competitor Women (racing together but scored by age group). 9:10 a.m. Start Group: 9:10 –Exp. Men 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85+ (racing together but scored by age group). 9:11 – All Exp. Women (racing together but scored by age group). 10:10 a.m. Start Group: 10:10 – Exp. Men 60-64, 65-69 (racing together but scored by age group). 11:10 a.m. Start Group: 11:10 – Exp. Men 50-54, 55-59 (racing together but scored by age group).

Omnium points: By age groups – 6 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd, 3 points for 3rd, 2 points for 4th, and 1 point for 5th


				
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