August 29, 2009
Over $2,000 in Cash & Prizes!
*Held under USA Cycling Permit
2009 Results Page
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 races. And new this year 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.
Main Street Spring City, Utah will still serve as the start/finish location for the 2009 edition of the Sanpete Classic Road Race. Three courses of 45 miles, 72 miles and 98 miles will wind their way through the rural towns of Mt. Pleasant, Fairview, Millburn, Nephi, Wales and Chester before for finishing back in Historic Spring City. Due to Road Construction the traditional finish up the Pigeon Hollow Road will not be utilized but instead the race will have a flatter entrance into the middle of Spring City and finish on Main Street heading South. While no large elevation changes are included, the riders will be tested on rolling hills, false flats, heat and wind that will separate out the packs and give a true winner of each group. See attachments for course map and profiles.
|Category*||Miles||Start Time||Entry Fee||Prizes|
|Men Pro 1/2||93||10:00am||$40||$800/10|
|Men Cat 3||93||10:05am||$35||$200/4|
|Men 35+B/Men 55+||67||10:15am||$35||$50/1|
|Women Pro 1/2/3||67||10:20am||$35||$300/5|
|Men Cat 4||67||10:25am||$35||$100/3|
|Men Cat 5||67||10:30am||$35||Prizes|
|Master Women/Cat 4||40||10:35am||$35||Prizes|
|Juniors (Ages 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18)||40||10:35am||$20||Medals|
|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
The Sanpete Classic Fun Ride will utilize the same great 45 mile and 72 mile courses that will be used for the race courses but they will get to ride on them first. The Fun ride participants will leave Spring City in waves of riders beginning at 8:30am through 9:00am. This will allow most riders to 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 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.
All participants of the Fun Ride will receive an event T-Shirt, event Water Bottle and wristband for the post-ride BBQ. Online registration will be available through www.new.sportsbaseonline.com until Thursday, August 27 at 10:00pm. Onsite Registration will be available from 7:00am – 8:00am on the morning of Saturday, August 29, 2009.
Category Distance Start Time Entry Fee Prizes
Fun Ride –Blue Course 40 miles 8:30-9:00am $30.00 Raffle
Fun Ride – Yellow Course 67 miles 8:30-9:00am $30.00 Raffle
All fun riders will be entered into the post race raffle.
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 170 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 Sanpete Course Maps
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
Registration will take place through New.SportsBaseOnline.com through Thursday, August 27 by 10:00pm. Onsite registration will be available the morning of the race from 7:00am – 9:30am. This race is part of the UCA race series and is a chip timed event. If you do not have a chip please give yourself extra time to rent a chip for $5.00 per rider. Please be on time.
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 Chuckwagon BBQ Lunch after race. Extra lunches can be purchased at race for $10.00 per person.
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.