Please note that this is the preliminary start list. The final official start list will be posted at 8:30 AM. There will be minor differences to account for the day of registrations, and adjustments to move team members from starting consecutively.
- The River Road "crit" is really more of a kermesse: for safety and logistics reasons, we will use the 6.8 km River Road course, but at a crit duration. There will be time bonuses, including intermediate sprint time bonuses in the faster groups.
- You heard that right: time bonuses. Thanks to the wonders of chip timing, the Stage Race will be placed by time. The Saturday morning TT will be raced for time, and the crit and road race will have true time plus time bonuses. (riders off the back will be given a time and allowed to race subsequent stages).
- Leader jerseys, prizing info, and much more! Complete details in the guide.
After a request from some interested riders, and careful consideration, Wave M at the remaining Spring Classics this year will be open to any rider with a Masters license. This is not a mandatory category: all Masters racers are still welcome to race their ability category instead.
We expect this change to mostly be of interest to Masters C or D riders who are able to keep up with the Wave M group, which is currently a bit faster than Wave B (Cat 3 men, Cat 1/2 women), as evidenced by their 2-0 performance in the Megabowl so far. The organizers also reserve the right to restrict entry to Wave M based on safety considerations.
The ability categories (Wave A,B,C & D) will continue to operate as before, and will still be eligible for upgrade points.
We’d like to thank everyone who encouraged us to make this change, and especially La Bicicletta, whose support makes the Masters Wave at Spring Classics possible.
We are looking for teams of 5-7 to cover Spring Series races. The duties are light: set-up, tear-down, staffing the registration table, coffee run, and finish line assistant. On-the-job training provided!
The perks are many: a free race, discounts for your teammates on your volunteer day, the contentment of knowing you did your part to make grassroots bike racing happen.