August 28, 2010
Sanpete Classic Bicycle Race & Fun Ride
$2,000 in Cash & Prizes!
Presented by Ski Utah Cycling Team and sponsored by Powerade, Millcreek Bicycles and the Friends of Spring City
Sanpete County in Central Utah will once again serve as the site for one of Utah’s favorite cycling events. The Sanpete Classic Road Race, a USA Cycling sanctioned event and part of the UCA race series, will once again test all race categories with a competitive event that is modeled after a traditional European style road race. And for the more casual bicycle enthusiast The Sanpete Classic Fun Ride will be offered to riders of all ages and abilities who don’t want to necessarily race but want to test themselves and enjoy a great day on the road with other cyclists from around the state and region.
*Held under USA Cycling Permit
Main Street Spring City, Utah will still serve as the start/finish location for the 2010 edition of the Sanpete Classic Road Race. Three courses of 46 miles, 72 miles and 98 miles will wind their way through the rural towns of Mt. Pleasant, Fairview, Millburn, Moroni, Wales and Chester before for finishing back in Historic Spring City. While no large elevation changes are included, the riders will be tested on rolling hills, false flats, and a final climb that will separate out the packs and give a true winner of each group. See event flyer for course map and profiles.
|Category*||Miles||Start Time||Entry Fee||Prizes|
|Men Pro 1/2||98||10:00am||$45||$600/10|
|Men Cat 3||98||10:05am||$40||$200/5|
|Masters Men 35+/45+||72||10:10am||$40||$200/5|
|Masters Men 35+B||72||10:15am||$40||Prizes|
|Masters Men 55+||72||10:15am||$40||$100/3|
|Women Pro 1/2/3||72||10:20am||$40||$300/5|
|Men Cat 4||72||10:25am||$40||$100/3|
|Men Cat 5||72||10:30am||$40||Prizes
|Women Cat 4/Masters 35+||46||10:35am||$40||Prizes|
|Jr Men & Women (17-18)||46||10:35am||$20||Medals/3|
|Jr Men & Women (15-16)||46||10:35am||$20||Medals/3|
|Jr Men & Women (13-14)||46||10:35am||$20||Medals/3|
|Jr Men & Women (11-12)||46||10:35am||$20||Medals/3|
|Additional BBQ Lunch||$10|
*Categories with less than 10 pre-registered racers may be combined to race with another category. All race categories will be scored separately.
** Racer Day-of-race late registration add $10
Two feed zones will be provided in the towns of both Moroni and Wales. (98 mile fields will pass each of these feed zones twice) Neutral Water Bottles will be offered by volunteers at the Moroni Feed Zone but we cannot guarantee bottles to be passed up unless riders are patient. Please do not attack through the feed zones! Water will also be offered at the Wales feed zone if volunteers are available. If you bring along personal support it is always nice if they can help feed other groups if possible.
Neutral Wheel support will be available for the following groups: Men Cat 1-2, Men Cat 3, Men Cat 4, Men Cat 5, Women Cat 1-3, Masters 35+/45+, Master 35B/55+. 5-10 racers (depending on size of group) will be chosen randomly to provide an extra set of wheels for support. Please have those wheels labeled with your name and race category prior to event to make the process go smoother. Race fees will be refunded if racer can provide wheel car and a volunteer driver for any race. Please e-mail if interested.
Immediately after completion of the races, all racers and support will be treated to a Chuckwagon BBQ Lunch and Awards Ceremony. All Entry fees include one (1) Chuckwagon BBQ Lunch. Extra lunches can be purchased for non-riders through our online pre-registration or at on-site registration for $10.00 per person.
Registration will take place through Sportsbaseonline.com through Thursday, August 26 by 10:00pm. Go directly to the road race registration here. On-site registration will be available the morning of the race from 7:00am – 9:30am but a $10 day-of-registration fee will be added to the entry fee. Race numbers can be picked up at the morning registration or there will be early race number pick-up in Salt Lake City at Millcreek Cycles on Friday, August 27 from 4-7pm.
This race is part of the UCA race series and is a timed event.
The Sanpete Classic Fun Ride will utilize the same great 46 mile and 72 mile courses that will be used for the races, but Fun Riders will get to ride on them first. The Fun ride participants will leave Spring City (mass start via cannon blast) at 9:00am. This will allow most riders the opportunity to complete their ride in cooler temps and before the racers have caught up to them.
The Fun Ride will be a fully supported ride with a three separate feed zones in Fairview, Moroni and Wales that will include energy drinks, nutrition bars and fresh fruit to refuel for each segment of the particular course. We will have mechanics on the road to help with flats and other bike problems and all riders ride will finish their day with a post ride BBQ in the Spring City pavilion behind the Main Street Church.
Fun Ride participants need to be aware the races may come up upon them as they finish their rides. Please keep to the right of the road and completely off the road at all feed zones. Riders are also strongly encouraged to ride single file while on US-89 or on Route 132.
All participants of the Fun Ride will receive an event gift and their ride number will get them one (1) BBQ lunch at the Spring City Church pavilion (just west of the Start/Finish area). All fun riders will also be entered into the post race raffle that will be held at the BBQ after the races have been completed. Please keep ride number handy.
Course Distance Start Time Entry Fee Prizes
Fun Ride –Blue Course 46 miles 9:00am $35.00 Raffle
Fun Ride – Red Course 72 miles 9:00am $35.00 Raffle
Post Race and Ride BBQ/Awards/Raffle
Immediately after completion of the event, all racers and support will be treated to a Chuckwagon BBQ Lunch and Awards Ceremony. All Entry fees include one (1) Chuckwagon BBQ Lunch. Extra lunches can be purchased for non-riders at our online pre-registration or at on-site registration for $10.00 per person.
Fun Ride Registration
Online registration will be available through Sportsbaseonline.com until Thursday, August 26 at 10:00pm. On-site Registration will be open from 7:00am – 8:30am on the morning of Saturday, August 28, 2010, however there will be an additional $10.00 day-of- registration charge. Ride numbers can be picked up at the morning registration or there will be early race number pick-up in Salt Lake City at Millcreek Cycles on Friday, August 27 from 4-7pm.
Registration for the fun ride is being handled by Sportsbaseonline.com. Go directly to the sign-up page here.
Sanpete County is located approximately 100 miles due south of Salt Lake City. Start/Finish is located in the Historic town of Spring City, Utah. Head south on I-15. Take exit 261 to US 6 toward US 89E Price/Manti. Exit right on US-89 toward Manti and travel about 35 miles through the town of Mt. Pleasant. Turn left on first Spring City Exit and head 5 miles into town. Registration will right on Main Street in front of the Spring City Church located on 150 South Main Street. Parking will be allowed in the lots around church and the post race BBQ will available to all riders and support in the pavilion behind the church immediately after the races and rides have been completed
See the race flier. Detailed Google maps are coming soon.
For those who may be interested in staying before or after the race, lodging reservations can be made at:
Horseshoe Mountain Lodge 435-962-9330 – Mt. Pleasant
Wind Walker Guest Ranch 435-462-0282 – Spring City
Willow Creek Inn 435-283-4566 – Ephraim
Iron Horse Motel 435-283-4223 – Ephraim
The Osbourne Inn – 435-462-9338 – Spring City
The Spring City Hotel 435-659-6600 – Spring City
I am new to cycling, what is the difference between the race and the fun ride?
The Race is a competitive event for all categories of USCF licensed riders. Each race category will assigned to race one of the three courses. The Fun Ride is open to all that may want to take the ride at a leisure pace and enjoy the sites and scenery of Sanpete County. Each participant can choose to test themselves on the 45 mile course or the 72 mile course. Fun ride participants will leave Spring City in small groups of 10-20 (for safety). Stopping at each feed zone is encouraged to refuel and mechanical support will be “on-the road” helping out with possible flats or mechanical issues. All participants of the Race and Fun Ride will be given wrist bands that will tell them which of the course they will be riding and allow them access to the feed zones and the post ride BBQ lunch.
I do not have a license but I am interested in racing. How can I do that?
If you do not have a license you can purchase a one day USA Cycling license for $10 and race in one of the entry level categories for men, women or juniors. This $10 will include you one-day license and 1-day chip rental. If you are doing the Fun Ride you do not need a license.
I will have family attending can they come to the post race BBQ as well?
Yes, you can purchase extra BBQ lunches for $10 each.
How long will it take me to get to Spring City?
If you live in Salt Lake it is about 100 miles away and take you about 1:45 minutes of drive time.
Is there any place where I can get breakfast the morning of the race?
The options are quite limited so I would suggest picking up breakfast before you arrive or somewhere along the way. Staying overnight in the area may be a nice option as many of the Bed & Breakfast lodging options will accommodate any cyclists request for early food.