June 26: SVBC Time Trial Series
This Thursday, June 6 begins the SVBC time trial series for 2014. Please join the SVBC and Rocktown Bicycles.
SVBC MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE – An SVBC Membership is $20 per person or $30 for a family. Bring cash and we will have forms to fill out or go to: svbcoalition.org/join-renew to sign up before the race. You can also REGISTER NOW for the Time Trials
The SVBC time trial series p/b by Rocktown Racing is the resurrection of the original time trial series put on by SVBC. Everyone is welcome to come to this event. Come try to get the fastest time overall or just come out to beat your own time. Either way this should be a fun series with 3 races on the flat Dry River Rd, one on the gravel road Tilghman, and one race up the famous climb, Reddish Knob. The schedule is as follows:
Last Thursday of each month at (except first week)
- June – 5, Dry River Rd. 6:30pm (leaving shop at 5:00pm)
- June – 26, Tilghman Rd. 6:30pm (leaving shop at 4:30pm)
- July – 31, Dry River Rd. 6:30pm (leaving shop at 5:00pm)
- August – 28, Reddish Knob Hill Climb 6:00pm (leaving shop at 4:30pm)
- September – 25, Dry River Rd. 6:00pm (leaving shop at 4:30pm)
We will leave Rocktown Bicycles in Harrisonburg, VA at 5:00pm for the Dry River Rd. races, 4:30pm for the Reddish Knob Hill Climb, the Tilghman Rd. TT, and the last Dry River Rd. race. Rocktown Bicycles has limited parking, please ride to the shop or else park at the Elizabeth St. Parking Deck. To Register or for more information.
The “SVBC Time Trial Series” was initiated more than two decades ago. I was not yet plugged into the local cycling scene before the long-running event went on hiatus, but I have heard a few local regulars remember the early days with fondness. I understand that riders would congregate every week in Montezuma, where Les Welch would oversee an out-and-back time trial on our valley’s flattest road, which follows the Dry Riverfrom Bridgewater to Clover Hill. Kurt Rosenberger tells me that he was a regular in the fixed gear category. Read more history of the SVBC Time Trials