The Spring Series turnout this year has been amazing. We've seen great racing and we're honoured that so many of you come out to our races. We're very happy to see the local bike racing scene alive and well. However, our success has caused us some problems; they're the good kind of problems, but we still need to fix them. The short version: pre-registration recommended; we might re-seed you; ride better.
Race Groups and Re-Seeding
We started the season with three ability groups: A, B, C. Then we got about 70 registrants for C, uh oh.
In some races, our permit only allows us 50 riders per field, and three fields on the road. At all races, a 50-rider field limit is a good idea. So we have added a D group. And we are starting to aggressively re-seed riders from three groups into four. We do this by looking at the chip times and seeing whether a rider finished with the bunch, or how soon they were dropped. We also make a note of riders where we know a crash or mechanical was responsible for an early exit (so if that happens to you, please report to the finish line to ensure your issue is noted).