Last Call Tour De SYV/Rides/WNR Route this week

Jul 12, 2023 | SYVCC News



Rides this week

Saturday A ride will be the regular Valley Loop and the group might do one of the TT  group segments on the ride. 9:15 from the bike shop

Saturday B ride. After discussing with the B riders, they want to keep the ride starting at Dr J’s  and they will be joined by the group from the Draughtsmen.  9a From the bike shop

WNR This week is out and backs on Refugio, Brinkerhoff and Calzada 4:15p from the shop

Tour De SYVThe Tour De SYV is right around the corner. It starts on July 1st, and you have the whole month to ride each segment as many times as you want. This has become one of the clubs most popular events, and we hope for a great turn out. We encourage all members to sign up.  The teams will be balanced, so no matter how fast or slow you feel you are currently riding, sign up to join a team! Teams will be announced on June 30thThe Prologue and Stage 3 are individual stages, the rest you can ride with others. The Saturday Rides and the WNR rides will do the group ones a couple times.The Stages:

    • Prologue –  Alamo Pintado to top of Dermanak – for the puncheur; 1.8 mi / avg 0.6% grade 
    • Stage 1** – Roundabout to Roblar – for the sprinter; 8.5 mi / avg 0.2% grade 
    • Stage 2** – Alisal from Fjord to top of climb – for the climber; 3.9 mi / avg 2.3% grade
    • Stage 3  – Zaca Station/Foxen from 154 to 154 – for the TTer;  7.2 mi / avg 0.2% grade
    • Stage 4** – The Queen Stage – Foxen to top of Zaca Mesa – for the GC contender; 7.9 mi / avg 1.6% grade


The Rules:

  • Complete all 5 segments at least once, in any order, any time in July  (they have to be on Strava) 
  • Stages 1, 2 and 4 are exempt from the normal “no drafting” rule; riding with friends/teammates/rivals is encouraged on these stages
  • The “no drafting” rule still applies for the Prologue and Stage 3.  These are true TTs.
  • Each rider’s time will be totaled for all 5 stages (using their fastest time for each Strava segment during the month of July).  The winning team will have the lowest combined time for all team members
  • If a rider doesn’t complete a segment, they will be assigned a TBD time penalty which will be factored into the total team time (as an example, the time penalty for skipping the Prologue might be 15 minutes)
  • Be safe, have fun, and cheer on your fellow riders!
  • Must use Strava for your time to count

The Prizes:

  • $5 at Cafe Dolce for all participants who complete all 5 stages during July
  • Top 3 teams – $25 / $15 / $5 at Dr Js per team member
  • Fastest Prologue Team – $10 at Dr Js per team member
  • Fastest Climbing Team – $10 at Dr Js per team member
  • Fastest Climber (M and F) – $20 at Dr Js
  • Fastest Overall (M and F) –  $25 at Dr Js 

Prizes will be awarded at a club BBQ on Saturday, August 5th Hans Christian Anderson Park.Email Jeff Thomson at thomsonjeff@msn, or Kirk Nordgren and say “I’m in” to be on a team. We had 40 riders last year, maybe we can get 45 this year!

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