IMPORTANT: Week 4 Course Information

This week we will be doing the same course we have been doing for the first three weeks, but this time in reverse!

To ensure all riders safety, we will be doing a short loop before heading down the course to the hairpin turn.  We do not want riders starting on a downhill into a hairpin where a potential pile-up could occur on the first lap of the race.

The race course will be as follows:

  • Start in the same direction we have been starting for the first 3 weeks of racing.
  • Complete the course loop around the fenced gardens indicated by the teal lap on the course map below. Yellow arrows will be used on the night of the race for this loop and volunteers will aid in directing riders.
  • Complete 1, 2, or 3 laps of the orange course in the direction indicated by the red arrows on the map.  The usual black arrows on white background will be used to mark the course.

berkshire_mtb_course_week_4

Volunteers will be present on the course to ensure that all participants complete the first lap around the gardens before heading out on full course loop. If you have any questions or concerns please ask the volunteers at the registration table tomorrow night.

Bring your Balance for Tuesday night, the Special Event for this week will be a Time Trial…”Slowest Time Trial” that is 😉 We will be racing on the kids course, No putting your foot down, No stopping, No going backwards.  Slowest race time wins.  (all rules infractions, as judged solely by the course marshals will incur a disqualification, you have 2 chances to complete the course)

Weather is looking maybe a little iffy, but we will hope for the best.  Remember we will race in the rain, but lighting within 5 miles of the event will postpone the event 30 minutes until it clears, but at this point we are a Go.

Weather

Tuesday:  A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night:  A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Matt Giardina / June 23, 2014 / BerkshireMTB