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The Bridges Circuit Race - Stage 2

DISTANCE
19.9 mile circuit, 13.9 mile finish section

COURSE DESCRIPTION
A rolling circuit with a gradual 2-mile climb and net elevation gain of 700 feet of per lap.  Riders start at base of the climb and then descend towards Waterbury.  Riders then roll along the flats of the Winooski River Valley toward Middlesex.  The course travels over a newly built bridge and up a short hill into Middlesex and then turns right onto Rt. 100B.  The course follows the Mad River heading east where you will pass the Ward Access, which is the finish line.  The course then passes through Moretown Village and then turns right onto Rt. 100 up the climb and past the start where the feed zone is located. 

GEAR RECOMMENDATIONS
39x23

SIGN-IN
Harwood Union School under the roof at the entrance of the school.

Morning Wave            Category_______________Distance_____
8:30am                        Men 3                                     3¾ laps/72 miles
8:35am                        Men 4/5                                  2¾ laps/53 miles
8:45am                        Men 4/5                                  2¾ laps/53 miles
8:50am                        Wm 1/2                                   2 ¾ laps/53 miles
8:55 am                       Wm 3/4                                   1¾ laps/34 miles 
Afternoon Wave____Category_______________Distance______
1:00 pm                       Men Pro/1                               3¾ laps/72 miles
1:05 pm                       Men 2                                     3¾ laps/72 miles
1:10 pm                       Men 40+                                 2¾ laps/53 miles
1:15 pm                       Juniors                                    2¾ laps/53 miles
1:25 pm                       Men 50+ & 60+                       2¾ laps/53 miles

HOT SPOT SPRINT COMPETITION
All Hot Spot sprints will be at the FINISH LINE, not at the start line. Points will be awarded
4 deep: 6-4-3-2

    • Men Pro/1, Men 2, Men 3 – 3 sprints
    • Wm 3/4 – 1 sprint
    • All other fields – 2 sprints

K/QOM COMPETITION
Located at the summit of Duxbury Hill on Rt. 100 1.5 miles north of the start.  Points will be scored each time up the climb except the first lap warm-up. Points will be awarded 3 deep: 5-3-1

    • Men Pro/1, Men 2, Men 3 – 3
    • Wm 3/4 – 1  
    • All other fields – 2 sprints

 
THE FINISH
The Circuit Race finishes approximately two-thirds of the way around the circuit on Rt. 100B (see map) at the Ward Access.  Racers may use the entire roadway from one kilometer from the finish lap only but use caution and be alert for any cars in the finishing zone. 

FINISH BONUSES
Finishing Sprint is 5 deep for both Hot Spot Sprint points and GC time bonus:

Hot Spot Sprint Points= 10-7-5-3-1
GC time bonus = 15-11-8-5-3 (seconds)

LAPPED RIDERS
If time/conditions permit, lapped riders or riders in danger of being lapped will be expected to complete their race. However, race officials at the finish line, reserve the right to ask lapped riders or riders in danger of being lapped to withdraw from the race. A finish time will be calculated for these riders by the Chief Judge. If this calculated time exceeds the 20% time cut, these riders will not be permitted to start
Stage 3 (road race). Any rider who pulls himself or stops racing at any time for any reason other than at the direction of race officials will be eliminated from the stage race.

Bridges Harwood Circuit Race

 

Distance

Description

Miles

KM

0

0

Start at Harwood Union High School

1.5

2.4

K/QOM

2

3.2

Caution Mobil Convenience store on right

5.9

9.4

Right turn onto Rt. 2

8.1

13

Landfill entrance

9.6

15.4

Road widens

10.3

16.5

Road narrows

10.6

17

Right turn onto Rt. 100B - Road widens

13.9

22.3

Finish - Ward Access (Hot Spot Sprint) Yellow-line rule in effect

15.8

25.4

Road narrows

17.5

28

Caution - Moretown Village

18.1

29

Caution - Narrow Bridge!

18.5

29.7

Caution - Narrow Bridge!

18.7

30

Right turn onto Rt. 100

19.9

32

Feed zone/Start (Harwood Union High School)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map

Map

FEED ZONE
Located on the hill in the grass area in front of Harwood Union School (start area).  Support personnel should park in the school parking lot and bring their supplies with them to the roadway.
When facing school, feed zone extends from hedges on right (near right side driveway) across the lawn to the start of the driveway on the left. Signs will be posted.  

WHEEL SUPPORT
SRAM will support the following fields: Men Pro/1, Men 2, Men 3, Men 4/5, Men 40+, & Wm Pro/1/2/3.
Neutral support will be provided for Men 50+, Jrs & Wm 3/4.   In these fields there must be 10 sets of wheels or the support will be wheels-in/out only!  Racers must provide these wheels to the service vehicle.  Jr wheels must meet have appropriate gearing.

WARM-UP AREA
The dirt road across Rt. 100, as well as a designated portion of the parking lot, can be used for warming up.  There is to be no warm-up on route 100. Because of the limited warm-up area, there will be a neutralized start for the first 1.5 miles (on the first climb) of the Circuit Race

CAUTIONS

  • Route 2 has a series of cracks that run in the direction of travel. These cracks are on the right-hand side of the road (near the fog line).  Please be vigilant and move to the left.  The worst sections are at miles 6.4, 7.2 and 8.1.
  • On Rt. 2 at mile 9.1 there is a very narrow iron bridge please use extreme caution.
  • Just outside Moretown there is a narrow bridge at mile 18.1 Please use extreme caution and stay on the correct side of the centerline.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
At the finish area and on course.

DIRECTIONS TO START
Harwood Union School – South Duxbury.

  • From the north: I-89 south to exit 10 (VT 100).  Take a left at the stop sign (Rt. 100 and 2) through Waterbury.  Rt. 100 makes a right turn after you leave the town of Waterbury.  Harwood School will be on the left after cresting the top of Duxbury Hill (look for signs for school).
  • From the east: I-89 north to exit 10 (VT100).  Take a left at the stop sign (Rt. 100 and 2) through Waterbury.  Rt. 100 makes a right turn after you leave the town of Waterbury. Harwood School will be on the left after cresting the top of Duxbury Hill (look for signs for school).
  • From the west: Rt. 17 (over App Gap) west to Rt. 100.  Left onto Rt. 100 in Waitsfield.  Take Rt. 100 to the intersection of Rt. 100 and Rt. 100B.  Take a left at that intersection to continue on Rt. 100.  Harwood School will be on the right (look for signs).
  • From the south: Rt. 100 north though Waitsfield to the intersection of Rt. 100 and Rt. 100B.  Take a left at that intersection to continue on Rt. 100.  Harwood School will be on the right (look for signs).