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Stages

General Information

  • The stage 1 Waitsburg RR will be Friday afternoon, contested by Pro-1-2, Cat 3, and Mstrs 40+ Men. Stage 2 will be the TT Saturday morning. Stage 3 is the crit Saturday afternoon, and stage 4 is the Kellogg Hollow RR. Stages 2, 3 and 4 are for all categories.
  • Time bonuses for top three placings in the RR(s) and crit. The Race Bible has the details.
  • Sign-in will be required for the crit and Sunday's road race.
  • Pro-1-2 men team competition will based on each team's top three racers' accumulated time.
  • Pro-1-2 men teammates riding for Team GC prizes must wear matching jerseys (leader's jersey excepted).
  • USCF rules require junior gears for juniors, even in category races.
  • Prizes, click for details.
  • A Leader's jersey will be awarded to the GC leader after each stage in the Men's Pro-1-2, Cat 3 and Master's categories, and the Women's 1-2 category. The GC winner in each of the other categories may purchase a leader’s jersey for $65 depending on supply. That’s a great price, and you earned it.
  • Women 1-2 and Women 3 will ride together in all stages.
  • No time cuts in any categories.
  • Northwest Technical Support to provide neutral support for Pro-1-2 field and support for all races in the crit.

Northwest Technical Support will be providing neutral support for both RR in the Pro 1-2 field.

Stage Information

Friday's road race will be contested by the Pro-1-2's, Cat 3's, and Masters 40+. All groups will compete in Sunday's road race on the Kellogg Hollow course.

The Pro-1-2 Men will have both sides of the road throughout both road races. They will have a caravan, with team cars allowed for teams of 5 or more. No Vans, SUVs or other tall vehicles. No opaque windows (USAC rule 3C4). 

Start Times

Time trial start times listed below are the approximate times for the first start in each category. Actual times may be earlier or later. Riders are responsible for getting to the start at least a few minutes before your start (exact start times will be posted at check-in). No one will be calling you to the TT start. 

CategoryStage 1:
Waitsburg 
Road Race
Fri, Apr 18
Stage 2:
Time Trial
Sat, Apr 19
Stage 3:
Criterium
Sat, Apr 19
Stage 4:
Kellogg Hollow
Road Race 
Sun, Apr 20
Pro 1-2 Men

3:45 PM
64 miles
3500 ft
3 laps

10:45 AM
8.7 miles
400 ft
6:50 PM
55 minutes
12:00 PM
91 miles
5000 ft
3 laps
Men 33:50 PM
42 miles
2500 ft
2 laps
9:10 AM
8.7 miles
400 ft
5:00 PM
45 minutes
12:30 PM
64 miles
3400 ft
2 laps
Men 4n/a

7:45 AM
8.7 miles
400 ft


3:30 PM
35 minutes
8:00 AM
64 miles
3400 ft
2 laps
Men 5n/a

7:20 AM
8.7 miles
400 ft

2:50 PM
30 minutes
8:10 AM
37 miles
1900 ft
1 lap
Mstrs4:00 PM
42 miles
2500 ft
2 laps
10:00 AM
8.7 miles
400 ft
6:00 PM
40 minutes
 
12:15 PM
64 miles
3400 ft
2 laps
Wom P-1-2

n/a

8:35 PM
8.7 miles
400 ft
4:20 PM
30 minutes

12:40 PM
64 miles
3400 ft
2 laps

Wom 3n/a8:35 PM
8.7 miles
400 ft
4:20 PM
30 minutes
12:40 PM
64 miles
3400 ft
2 laps
Wom 4n/a7:00 AM
8.7 miles
400 ft
2:15 PM
9.3 miles
400 ft
8:20 AM
37 miles
1900 ft
1 lap

Stage Descriptions

Pavement is good throughout for all stages (though the crit is rough in places).


Stage 1: Waitsburg Road Race

Staging will be on 10th Street at Coppei Ave (Hwy 12) in Waitsburg. The race begins with a neutral, 2-mile climb. The speed will be held to about 8 to 9 mph, but warming up 

is recommended anyway. 

The climb goes up Middle Waitsburg Road past the summit/finish line, where the race will 

begin. The course goes right at Ferris Road (about mile 7.3 from the staging location). 

Another right onto Lower Waitsburg Road (mile 9.8), left on Hwy 124 (mile 15.7), right on

 

Bolles Rd (mile 16.5), right on Waitsburg's Main Street (mile 20.0), left on 8th (NOT 3rd), 

right on Coppei Ave, right on Middle Waitsburg Road.

 

 

The feed zone is on Lower Waitsburg Rd at the grain elevator a mile or so from the top. Support people should park at the grain elevator (left side of road). Feeding will be on the right side (as usual). 

 

 

The mountain points line is at the top of the hill on Middle Waitsburg Rd. For those warming up on the road, a good place is on 8th St two blocks north of the parking and staging areas.

Directions to Parking (for Stage 1 and Stage 4 Road Races): 
Take Hwy 12 to Waitsburg, turn east (right if coming from Walla Walla) on 10th. Parking for both road races will be at the fairgrounds and the high school baseball field. Both Road Races will stage on 10th at Coppei Ave (Hwy 12).


Stage 2: Time Trial

The TT is a 8.7-mile point-to-point race. The first four miles point upwards, with the steepest part a short  5% section near the top. The course is circular, with the return to parking area easy, flat 2-mile warm-down. Follow the signs. Please do not take cars to the Time Trial finish line. There is no room for cars at the finish line. For the safety of the riders and officials, cars will not be allowed on the finish stretch.

Directions to parking: Take Hwy 12 or Isaacs Rd east from downtown Walla Walla. Go south (right) on Airport Rd/Tausick Way. Turn left onto the Walla Walla Community College campus, and continue east about ½ mile to parking. The start is at the east end of the lot.

Stage 3: Criterium

The course is on a 1.1-mile loop. It's flat and fast, with 8 corners. There are some rough roads.

Directions: 
There will be special parking areas downtown for racers. Maps will be available during check-in. It will be very important that these areas are used.

 

Stage 4: Kellogg Hollow Road Race sponsored by Orbea Bicycles

Please warm up on trainers or on 8th Street. Do not cross Coppei Ave during warm-up.

Staging will be at 10th & Coppei in Waitsburg. The race will be neutral for the first ½-¾ mile until after crossing the rough, angled and NOT covered railroad tracks. Caution is advised. You will encounter these tracks again on the return, but that will be after the race finish.

The course turns right on McKay-Alto Road. About 7 miles after the start, there will be a hard right turn to begin a 27-mile loop. For details on the loop, view the map. After completing the loop for the last time (some groups do the loop two to three times (see table above)), the finish line will be back on McKay-Alto Rd about 3.5 miles past the end of the loop. 

There are two sharp left turns requiring extreme caution. They are at the bottom of high-speed descents. One is 15.5 miles into the race, the other 26.5 miles. Groups doing multiple laps will go through these turns multiple times.

Feed zone is located at the top of Whetstone after turning off McKay-Alto. This is located at the start of the loop section of the course across from the grain elevator. Support personnel parking will be located at the grain elevator (left side of road); feeding will be on the right.

Directions to Parking (for Stage 1 and Stage 4 Road Races): 
Take Hwy 12 to Waitsburg, turn east (right if coming from Walla Walla) on 10th. Parking for both road races will be at the fairgrounds and the high school baseball field. Both Road Races will stage on 10th at Coppei Ave (Hwy 12).

Check the Race Bible for more detailed information.