Due to road conditions on the course, we have made the decision to move the race to a different location. This was a tough decision to make, but safety is our top priority. The race will be run as a crit and use the Tuesday night course at Wompatuck. It will require that we make a few changes to the event. Please read through the following the changes.
The 2014 Blue Hills Classic will be run as a criterium, now called The Mt. Blue Crit presented by The Blue Hills Cycling Club. All races will be 50min in duration.
Field limits will be decreased to 50 per field. Since the Cat 4 and 5 fields are sold out with 100 riders in each, we will run two Cat 5 and two Cat 4 races. They will be divided based on team (similar to Battenkill).
Master’s Racers – I will separate you into your appropriate age group. If you’re 50+ and would rather race with the 40+, please let me know.
The change also allows us to offer a couple more races. This is the new race schedule.
- 8:00am – Cat 5 A
- 9:00am – Cat 5 B
- 10:00am – Cat 4 A
- 11:00am – Cat 4 B
- 12:00pm – Masters 40+
- 1:00pm – Masters 50+
- 2:00pm – Cat 1/2/3
- 3:00pm – Women Cat 1-4
All of the category shuffling and sorting will be accomplished soon. We completely understand that these changes might not align with your schedule or priorities. If you would prefer a refund, please let me know.
For the race it self, we will still offer the great race service that The Blue Hills Cycling Club is known for. Cash prizes will still be awarded 5 deep in all races (except for Cat 5s, USAC rules not ours). We will also be offering cash primes. The course will have a wheel pit and camera at the finish.
Parking will be available on the entrance road, Union St, at the Spring, and at the Transfer Station (across from the spring parking lot).
All information will be up on BikeReg very soon, with maps, directions, schedules, etc.
Volunteers – With the change in venue and format we will be changing the volunteer positions. To make things easy, all volunteers will be “removed” from the registration and the new positions will be added. Once the new positions are added, please feel free to sign up for any available position. Positions will be offered in shifts so you can race and volunteer as well.