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USA CYCLING PERMIT 2018-351A Three-Day USA CyclingSanctioned Stage RaceAll USA Cycling Rules ApplyMarch 16, 17, 18, 2018Revised 2 March 2018

Tucson Bicycle ClassicWelcome to the 32 nd Annual Tucson Bicycle Classic; Southern Arizona’s premierthree-day USA Cycling stage race (time trial, road race, and circuit race ).Equal payout for Men and Women continues in 2018, as well as the Women 55 / 65 /70 and theMen 65 /70 /75 categories, providing one of the few racing opportunities for these classes.The courses remain the same as in recent years. Stage 1 is a short but challenging prologue on aclosed course. Stage 2 is a 33 km (20.5 mi) loop that features 300 m (1000 ft) of climbing per lapand finishes on a long, straight uphill. Stage 3 is a 9 km (5.6 mi) circuit with 150 m (500 ft) ofclimbing per lap and a relatively short uphill sprint.PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. NO registration at the race. To register go INE REGISTRATON ONLY. Registration closes at 11:59 pm MDT (that's 10:59pm MST inArizona) on Monday, March 11th. More race information at www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com or email [email protected] for questions not answered at the website.LATE FEES/REFUNDS: Late fees are 15 ( 10 for Juniors), after 02 March. A 15 processing fee willbe retained on all pre-registered entries cancelled prior to and including 11 March. No Refundsafter 11 March 2018.NO EXCEPTIONS.PACKET PICK-UP/CHECK IN is Friday, prior to Stage 1 Time Trial, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. atthe Old Tucson Studios overflow parking lot. Please have racing license ready. Check your starttimes online Thursday afternoon.NO RESTARTS. No late start requests, race day category changes or race day registration. Check-infor racers closes at 4:00 p.m. Individual start times will be posted online the day before Stage I.JR. RACERS: Junior men and women will race together in their respective categories but will bescored separately as part of the Road Development Race Series (RDRS).FIELD LIMITS: 100 per USA Cycling category except Cat 5 Men (75).TEAM ENTRIES : Men Pro/1 and Women Pro/1/2,one team entry per club, up to 10 riders.EVENT LICENSE: 30.00 for the 3-day event for beginner riders who do not hold a current annuallicense ( 10/day). This can be purchased when you register.RESULTS: Results for each stage will be posted online at www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com and at thehost hotel as soon as they are available.MISCELLANEOUS: Food/coffee vendors at Stage 3. Water will be available at all stages.PARKING: See maps for parking information. Keep Stage 2 Start/Sign–in area clear for officials andvolunteers. No overnight parking at Pima Community College West before or after Stage 3.Host HotelThe Riverpark Inn - Tucson, Arizona (AZ)350 South Freeway, Tucson, AZ 85745-2707Toll Free: 800-551-1466 o rlocal 520-239-2300E-mail:[email protected] TBC website for special offer details.1

Tucson Bicycle ClassicThe TBC is a three day USA Cycling sanctioned stage race (time trial, road race,circuit race). You must complete each stage to enter the next.Qualifiers must all complete the Stage 1 TT to enter the RR, and then complete theRR to enter the Circuit Race. Lowest overall time wins. 10,000 CASH/PRIZE PURSEEntry FeeCategoryPrize ( GC Placement Only) 125Men Pro/1 2,200awarded to top 10 places 115Men 2 1,000awarded to top 10 places 125Women Pro/1/2 2,200awarded to top 10 places 100Women3 500awarded to top 5 places 100Women 4 500awarded to top 5 places 90Women 5Medalsto 1st -3rd places 100Women 35 500awarded to top 5 places 100Women 45 500awarded to top 5 places 95Women 55 300awarded to top 3 places 90Women 65 /70 Medalsto 1st-3rd places in each age group 100Men 3 500awarded to top 5 places 100Men 4 500awarded to top 5 places 90Men 5 , 19-39Medalsto 1st -3rdplaces 90Men 5, 40 Medalsto 1st -3rd places 100Men 35 500awarded to top 5 places 100Men 45 500awarded to top 5 places 95Men 55 300awarded to top 3 places 90Men 65 /70 /75 Medalsto 1st-3rd places in each age group 60JR17-18Medalsto 1st -3rdplaces 60JR15-16Medalsto 1st -3rdplaces 60JR13-14Medalsto 1st -3rdplaces 60JR9-12Medalsto 1st -3rdplacesPromoter reserves the right to merge/alter/add or delete categories.2

Tucson Bicycle ClassicGeneral Info and RulesPacket Pickup/ Check InPacket pickup/check-inis Friday, starting at10:00 a.m. in the Old Tucson Studiosoverflow parking lot.Sign InYou must sign in for EVERY stage.The Time Trial sign in is when you pick upyour number.All riders must sign in at least 15 minutesbefore the start of their race.Sign in penalties are 30 seconds for1stoffense, 1 minute for 2nd offense.Race NumbersRACE THREE DAYS: WEAR A LL THREE NUMBERSAll three race numbers must be worn allthree days, including Time Trial. Numbersare to be worn on the right and left sides ofjersey, and bike frame number must be on.Protest PeriodAny protests from Stages 1 and 2 must besubmitted to the Chief Judge/Chief Refereeprior to the start of the next stage. Protestsfrom Stage 3 must be submitted within 15minutes of the results posting.WheelsNeutral Wheel support Stages 2 & 3: Eachstarting group will have its own wheelsupport vehicle providing neutral wheelsupport if a sufficient number of wheels arechecked in for the group. If needed, you willreceive an appropriate wheel from thevehicle; it might even be yours. TBC willprovide wheel tags.Wheels, removed from any bag, must be inthe wheel pit 20 minutes prior to the startof your wave. This allows time to get themto the wheel support vehicle. Wheels mustbe picked after each day/stage.Center Line RuleCenter Line Rule is in effect the entire race,Time Trial Included. There will be possibletime penalties, relegation to last place forstage to possible disqualification and/orsuspension for Center Line Rule Violations.JuniorsRollout for all Juniors, no matter whatcategory you are racing, will be directlyafter your race. DO NOT go back to yourvehicle! Junior Rollout will be at the finishof the Time Trial, directly down the hill fromthe finish line. Junior Rollout for the RoadRace and Circuit Race will be found at theJudges Stand. Do not go across the finishline again or cut across the race.Juniors aged 14 and under must usemassed-start bicycles per USA Cycling rules.Littering/ToiletsNo littering. Pack it in/Pack it out. Timepenalty of 30 seconds for 1stoffense and 1minute for 2ndoffense. If witnessed by apolice officer, you may be ticketed.No public urination. Portable toilets areprovided. Time penalty of 30 seconds for1stoffense and 1 minute for 2ndoffense. Ifwitnessed by a police officer, you may beticketed.Mixing CategoriesYou may work only with the group of ridersthat you started with. Know your racenumbers and the numbers that you startwith. The severity of the penalty dependsupon the severity of the offense of workingwith the other group.DraftingThere is no drafting of support vehicles.ParkingParking areas are shown on the maps.Please park in designated areas only!3

Tucson Bicycle ClassicRace Number PlacementGood PlacementFrame number visible.Body number on the sidepanel, easy to read.Right side number on side of jersey.Left side number on or above jersey pocket in orientation shown.Bad Placement.Too high for camera andofficials to read. If another riderblocked the bike number wecould not score.Note: Numbers must be pinned; cannot be obscured, folded, crumpled, ortrimmed. All three numbers all three days.4

Tucson Bicycle ClassicThe 32nd Tucson Bicycle Classic: FridayStage 1: Old Tucson/McCain Loop Time Tria lThis beautiful, well paved remote 3.2 mile TT course starts out with gentle rollersleading to a 5% climb followed by rollers and a 6% climb to the uphill finish. TheTT course will be closed to traffic. Check-in and parking will take place at thesouth parking lot of Old Tucson, approximately 1.0 mile from McCain loop turnoff.ABSOLUTELY NO RACE PARTICIPANT PARKING ALLOWED ON COURSE OR AT GILBERTRAY CAMPGROUND – designated parking for race personnel only.Riders must ride to the TT START ormay be dropped off near the start.The start is approximately 1.25 milefrom the parking lot. Course isclosed to warm-up after 11:45 a.m.Watch for late-afternoon traffic onKinney Rd.Parking at Old Tucson StudiosOVERFLOW lot only. Please heed thesigns and workers.No public urination! Drivers DOnotice and they DO care. Use theportable toilets in the parking lot andat the Start line.Warm Up: There is NO warm up/cooldown on Kinney Road north ofMcCain Loop! Please respect carstraveling in the same direction byriding two abreast or less, usingpullouts when traffic is impeded andrespect signs/warnings regarding thetraffic conditions in Tucson MountainPark. Trainers in the parking lot are agood idea.Be Courteous! Continued supportfrom and access to Old Tucsondepends upon your good behavior.5

Tucson Bicycle ClassicPlease do not impede traffic.The 32nd Tucson Bicycle Classic: FridayStage 1: Old Tucson/McCain Loop Time Trial Course MapNo Warm up/Cool downon Kinney north of McCain Loop6

Tucson Bicycle ClassicStage 1: Time Trial Start TimesIndividual start times depend upon the number of entrants in each class. Exactstart times will be posted on the website (www.tucsonbicycleclassic.com) byThursday and near the check-in table beginning Friday morning at 10:00 am. Youare responsible for knowing your start time.Check in early to review your start times or review them on thewebsite.CLASSApproximate Start TimesAll Women12:00 NOONMen 35 to 75 12:45 PM /-Jr. 9to 182:00 PM /-Men 52:30 PM /-Men 4 to Pro3:00-5:30 PM /-Reminder: All three numbers are to be worn for thetime trial.Note: Check-in starts at 10:00 a.m. Friday and ends at 4:00 p.m.7

Tucson Bicycle ClassicThe 32nd Tucson Bicycle Classic: SaturdayStage 2. Broadpath Healthcare Solutions Road RaceDedicated in Memory of Garrett LemirePlan for 55 minute travel time from central Tucson. Easy access from I -10 to I-19.Course Description:A challenging 20.5 mile loop with approx. 1000’ of climbing, including a solid,sustained climb, rollers, flats and a rapid descent. Three of the 4 roads are lightlytraveled. Most of the vehicular traffic will be on La Cañada and at the beginning ofDuval Mine Rd. The RR track crossing at Duval Mine and Mission intersection hasbeen rebuilt, take care nonetheless.Start-Finish:Uphill and straight; excellent for spectating. It is a short walk from the intersection ofDuval Mine Road and Continental Road. No parking at the finish line.Feed Zone:The feed zone is on Duval Mine Road a short walk west of the start line. Its location issubject to change.Sprint Bonus Stage 2:Road Race Men Pro/1 and Women Pro/1/2 only –Lap 1 only, 3,2and 1 second timebonus for 1s t,2nd ,and 3rd . Sprint Point is Finish Line on Duval Mine Road.Directions to Start-Finish:From Interstate 19 take Exit 63, W. Continental Road and head west approximately 6km (3 to 3.5 miles) to parking area. Avoid the Sahuarita and Duval Mine exits asthese will put you on the course.Parking:Continental Road only (see map).No RV parking in Start/Sign-in Area. Access to thecourse from Continental Road only. No parking in the corral or mine pump house.Continental is open to two-way traffic. Please do not block the road.Jerseys:LEADER’S JERSEYS will be awarded before Stages 2 and 3 at the rider sign-in area forall categories. Per USA Cycling rules, race leaders MUST WEAR THE LEADER’S JERSEY.Wheels:Wheels must be at the wheel tent by 6:25 am for the 1s t wave and by 8:35 am for the2nd wave. Wheels tags will be provided. Please remove wheels from wheel bags.8

Tucson Bicycle ClassicStage 2: Broadpath Healthcare Solutions Road Race Course MapStart is at Duval Mine at Continental. Run clockwise, Duval Mine, Mission, HelmetPeak, La Canada, Duval Mine. Approximate distance 21 miles. NOTE: Use only theright hand lane on La Cañada.JUNIOR 9-12 start is on Helmet Peak Rd (aka W. Sahuarita Rd) and Mission, 7.5 km,4.7 mi.) West of La Cañada. Approximate distance 20 km, 12 miles. Junior 9-12 signin and leaders jerseys available at main sign-in or at Junior 9-12 start location.9-12Caution: Railroad tracksat turn from DuvalMine to Mission.9

Tucson Bicycle ClassicStage 2 Road Race Start Times and DistancesClassStart Time1st WaveDistanceLapsSprint LapMilesMen 5, 19-396:45 am412Men 55 6:50412Men /65/70/75 6:51412Women 36:55613Men 5, 40 7:00412Women 4/5/35 7:05412Women 45 /55 /65 /70 7:10412Jr. 17-187:12613Jr. 15-167:15412Jr. 13-147:18211Jr. 9-10/11-127:2012.6Women Pro/1/29:00613Lap 1Men Pro/19:10824Lap 1Men 29:15824Men 39:20613Men 35 9:25613Men 45 9:30613Men 49:356132nd WaveSprint Bonus Stage 2: Men Pro/1 and Women Pro/1/2 only. Three, two and onesecond time bonus for 1st, 2nd and 3rd at Stage 2 sprint point at the end of lap 1when crossing the FINISH line.Time bonuses for finishes are 10, 6, and 4 seconds for 1s t, 2nd , and 3rd places.10

Tucson Bicycle ClassicThe 32nd Tucson Bicycle Classic: SundayStage 3 TUCSON Shoulder Elbow Hand Circuit RaceCourse Description:This is a 9 km (5.6 mile) loop with a small climb up Anklam and an uphill finish onfreshly paved Greasewood. Map with elevation profile on page 17.Start-Finish:The Start-Finish line is located on Greasewood Road, which is closed to traffic.Feed Zone:The feedzone is on Anklam hill. This is the only spot along the course at whichparking is allowed.Sprint Bonus Stage 3:Circuit Race for noted categories only; 3, 2 and 1 second time bonus for 1st, 2nd,and 3rd place only (see below for lap #) at the START/FINISH line.Directions to start:From I-10 take the Congress St. exit West to Silverbell. After 1 mile Congress St.turns north and becomes Silverbell. At St. Mary's Rd, turn west past the hospitaland proceed to PCC-West. Turn in at the PCC traffic signal and park in theSouthwest corner of the lot. Greasewood will be closed! Walk or ride your bike upthe hill to Greasewood and the start from the parking lot.Parking:Daytime only parking is at Pima Community College-West on Anklam Road.Greasewood will be closed! Please use West end of parking lot. (See map.)No overnight parking!Wheels:All wheels must be out of wheel bags and IN the Wheel pit 20 minutes prior to thestart of your wave. This allows time to get them to the truck. Please use theprovided wheel tags. Remove wheels from wheel bag.Awards:Early wave awards presented at Start/Finish Tent. Wave 3 awards at TheRiverpark Inn, 350 S. Freeway, just South of Congress St. exit, West side of I -10.11

Tucson Bicycle ClassicStage 3:TUCSON Shoulder Elbow Hand Circuit RaceCourse MapStart is on Greasewood (closed to traffic). Run clockwise to Anklam, Speedwayand back to Greasewood. See directions map for details on how to reach thedaytime only parking area.12

Tucson Bicycle ClassicStage 3 Tucson Shoulder Elbow Hand Circuit RaceStart Times and DistancesClass1st WaveMen35 Men 45 Men 55 Men 65/70/75 Men 5, 40 Women 3Women 4/5/35 Women45 /55 /65 /70 2nd WaveMen 4Men 5, 19-39Jr. 17-18Jr. 15-16Jr. 13-14Jr. 9-10/11-123rd WaveWomen Pro/1/2Men Pro/1Men 2Men 3StartTimeDistance,milesLapsSprintBonus 7116554323333No BonusNo Bonus10:1510:2010:2510:303950453979873333Sprint Bonus Stage 3:For all but noted categories, 3,2 and 1 second time bonus for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placesat the end of Lap 3 at the START/FINISH line.Time bonuses for finishes are 10, 6, and 4 seconds for 1s t, 2nd , and 3rd places.13

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100 Men 3 500 awarded to top 5 places 100 Men 4 500 awarded to top 5 places 90 Men 5 , 19-39 Medals to 1st-3rdplaces 90 Men 5, 40 Medals to 1st-3rd places 100 Men 35 500 awarded to top 5 places 100 Men 45 500 awarded to top 5 places 95 Men 55 300 awarded to top 3 places 90 Men 65 /70 /75 Medals to 1st-3rd places in each age group