Greetings all, the SV100 Gravel Bike Race is upon us!
The weather-guessers are predicting a hot one so the Tri-Chairs have decided to toe the line slightly when emphasizing the golden rule of self-supported. We can’t help it, but when you, us and our city residents expressed concerns over the forecast for Saturday, we’ve redirected some of our volunteers to setting up some reasonable-person principled water-stations, just in case you miscalculated the self-supported rationing you planned for the day.
What does this mean:
- Mile 21 – Chatfield Range: There will be a canopy with miracle coolers of water by the grain bins.
- Mile 40 – Preston/Greenleafton Bridge: For those who have raced the route before, know that when you ride the gauntlet before the Preston/Greenleafton Bridge at mile 40, that the onlookers are friendlies and often bear nutritious gifts they have been known to share.
- Mile 67 – Forestville: Some Spring Valley Businesses are planning a complimentary, heavier snack and hydration station, perhaps some pickles, water, sports drinks, sweet and salty snacks and a bit of meat protein may be found here.
- Mile 84 – Wykoff: We’re working on getting a stocked cooler, clearly marked with SV100, just after crossing the highway, just before.
Important Finish Line Information:
It means that the finish line timing table will be unmanned for some of the later afternoon time slots due to the redirecting of limited number of volunteers above…but we can, and have overcome this challenge successfully in the past; when you hit the finish line, if there is no one at the table, take note of the time on the official clock and write it on the race roster on the table, or better yet, grab a refreshment from under the table and take times for a few minutes while cheering on fellow finishers…drop the mic, issue resolved, thank you for your teamwork.
You are responsible for you, so please don’t change your self-supported plan based on the above, but know that the tri-chairs and community have you on their minds. Please keep a watchful eye on one another, and have a great time. We are looking forward to your arrival and participation in the SV100. Safe travels, Tri-Chairs.
Rollout remains at 8:00 AM, and we look forward to seeing you all!