Tech Guide

The 24th Annual Cycle-Smart International Technical Guide

Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Look Park, Northampton, MA
Part of the Nerge New England Cyclocross Series presented by Stan's NoTubes and Cycle-Smart Rounds 3 and 4

Link to PDF version of the Tech Guide
 

Time Category Duration
Entry
Prizes/Places
Field Limit
8:00 am

Cat 4/5 Men
Cat 4/5 Masters 35+

30 min.
$35
Medals & Merch/3
150
8:45 am Cat 4 Women 
Junior Boys and Girls 9-14
30 min.
$35
$250/5
Medals & Merch/3
100
50

9:45 am

9:46 am

Masters 45+
Masters 55+
45 min.
$40
$40
$250/5
$100/3
90
60
10:45 am

Cat 1/2/3 Masters Men 35+

Cat 1/2/3 Juniors 15-18

45 min.
$40
$500/10
150
11:45 pm

Cat 3 Women

Cat 1/2/3 Junior Women 15-18

Cat 1/2/3 Masters Women 35+

40 min.
$40
$500/10
150
12:45pm

Cat 3 Men

45 min.
$40
$500/10 150
2:00 pm UCI Elite and U23 Women presented by Joe's Garage
40 min.
$45
$2139/25
150
3:00 pm UCI Elite and U23 Men
60 min.
$50
$2139/25
150

Information:

Elite Women's prize list is equal to Elite Men's prize list.

Podium Schedule: 

11 AM
Cat 4/5 men
Cat 4 women
9-14 juniors
9-14 juniors series
45+ men
45+ men series
55+ men
55+ men series
 
1:30 PM
35+ men
35+ men series
Junior men
Junior men series
Cat 3 women
Cat 3 women series
35+ women
35+ women series
Junior women
Cat 3 men
Cat 3 men series
 
Elite Women and Men, immediatly following their respective finishes.
 

Cat 4/5, Cat 4/5 35+, and Cat 4/5 juniors (men and women) where applicable will race together as one category, with a second set of prizes and results for the 35+ and junior riders.

 

Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/csi

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Pre-registration ONLY. No refunds.

Online Registration closes on Wednesday, October 29th, at 8 pm. Pre-registration only, and absolutely no refunds. On line service fee applied based on Bikereg.com standard service fee rates.

Riders entering the Elite Women, Elite Men, and U23 Men races MUST have a UCI/USCF International license and UCI rules apply in those categories. A domestic USA Cycling license is acceptable for other categories, and are run under USAC rules.

Please note you will be reusing the same race numbers for both Saturday AND Sunday, but riders will need to sign in. So please hang onto them. 

Number pick up opens at 7:30 am and closes 30 minutes before each event. Failure to pick up your number at least 30 minutes prior to your event will result in your number being reassigned.

For more info, contact Cycle-Smart at csi@cycle-smart.com.

Held under UCI and USAC Permits

Hotel Information

The Quality Inn is providing a great rate for racers attending CSI. Please call the hotel directly at the number below and ask for the Cycle-Smart Company Rate. The special CSI rate for the Quality Inn is $80.00 Sunday through Thursday and $99.00 on Friday and Saturday.

Quality Inn & Suites

117 Conz Street

Northampton, MA 01060

(413) 586-1500 Ext 101

(413) 586-6549 Fax

For additional hotel information: Visitors Information for Northampton

Directions to Look Park

Traveling south on I-91, take exit 20 to the first stop light and turn right on Bridge Rd. Bridge Rd. ends at Look Park. Take a left on Rt. 9, and an immediate right into the park.

Traveling north on on I-91, take exit 19 and continue straight on to Damon Rd., which becomes Bridge Rd. Bridge Rd. ends at Look Park. Take a left on Rt. 9, and an immediate right into the park.

Get detailed directions via GoogleMaps

Parking:

Look Park will charge $5 per vehicle for one day of parking, but will be discounting the fee to $8 for both days. All parking proceeds go to support Look Park.

Showers:

Showers are available at the JFK School Aquatic Center from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., anyone using the showers must be out of the building by 5:00. Access is from the back of JFK near the tennis courts - through the glass triple doors. Racers must check in at the pool office.

Held under UCI and USAC Permits

Course:

Two different courses will be utilized each day.

The course starts at the top of the course map, in the grass adjacent to Club Row, and enters the paved finish stretch both days.

Day 1 includes a long, grass field section, a set of barriers, then followed be a short section of sand that may be a run. Then the course doubles back for the first passage of the pit. There is one double pit, with a water supply. After the pit, the course moves on to a short paved section, into the grass again, and then up short, steep, wooded run, back to the upper section of the course. From there it winds through the trees on grass, before dropped off a steep descent back to the lower field, and a second pass of the pit area. After the pit, the rider head back up the ledge for another unforced run, more fast, grass riding through the trees, and then a U-turn on to the start/finish stretch. In total, there are 3, and possibly 4 running sections, depending on weather. Total distance per lap is approximately 3km.

Day 2's course uses many of the same lanes, but the passages from the upper to the lower field are reversed, and sections of the course are connected in different places for a course with similar feel but very different challenges.

Prize List

Elite Men's prize list is based on the UCI Financial Obligations for a Class 2 event.

Elite Women's prize list equal to the Elite Men's prize list for 25 places, except where that amount would have been below the Women's minimum UCI mandated amount. 

 

Elite Men

Elite Women

Masters 35+/
Juniors 15-18

Men 3

Masters 45+

Women 3

Masters 55+

 Total

1

$473

$473

$90

$90

$85

$85

$50

2

$242

$242

$80

$80

$55

$55

$30

3

$159

$159

$70

$70

$45

$45

$20

4

$127

$127

$60

$60

$35

$35

 

5

$116

$116

$50

$50

$30

$30

 

6

$111

$111

$45

$45

     

7

$103

$103

$40

$40

     

8

$95

$95

$35

$35

     

9

$91

$91

$30 $30      

10

$86

$86

$25 $25      

11

$81

$81

         

12

$65

$65

         

13

$61

$61

         

14

$51

$51

         

15

$35

$35

         

16

$30

$30

         

17

$30

$30

         

18

$30

$30

         

19

$30

$30

         

20

$30

$30

         

21

$19

$19

         

22

$19

$19

         

23

$19

$19

         

24

$19

$19

         

25

$19

$19

         
 

$2,139

$2,139

$500

$500

$250

$250

$100

$5,878

Additional Rules: 

This event is held under UCI and USCF permits and governed by UCI and  USCF rules. UCI rules can be downloaded here.

Licensing and Rules

Riders entering the Elite Women, Elite Men, and U23 Men races MUST have a UCI/USCF International license and UCI rules apply in those categories. A domestic USA Cycling license is acceptable for other categories, and are run under USAC rules. Mountain bikes without bar ends are allowed in USAC classes. 

One-day licenses will be available for applicable Category 5 men and 4 women events. Cost of license is  $10.00 per day or $20 for the weekend (if racing both days). NOTE: USACycling Rules 2014 - 1A2(c): The definition of a one-day license was tightened to make it clear that the license may only be purchased by someone who holds the lowest category for the discipline of the race. Nobody who ever held a higher category can purchase a one day. In other words, it is a beginner, trial license.

Call Ups/Start Order

In all non-elite categories, race number will line up all riders.
 
For UCI categories (Elite/U23 Men, Women), race numbers will be assigned by reserved top 20 ProCX numbers, then UCI points, then random drawing of lots. For USAC categories that score Verge Series points, race numbers will be assigned by Verge Series points for 8 riders/one row, then crossresults.com rankings, then order of registration. For the Cat 4/5 races, numbers will be assigned by crossresults.com rankings, then order of registration.

Racing Age

Your racing age for the 2014-15 cyclo-cross season is the actual age you will be on December 31, 2015.

Equipment

No flat bars, or tires wider than 33 mm allowed in UCI events. Mountain bikes without bar ends will be allowed in USCF races.

Pit Access

Only authorized personnel are allowed access to the equipment pits. Pit Passes will be distributed at registration to each competitor (one per entrant) in UCI events (Elite Men, U23, Elite Women, Juniors).

In non-UCI events, common sense will be the rule. The Pit Official will have full authorization to deny access to any person who interferes or hinders operations in the pit. The Pit is not a spectator spot.

2014 ECCC Cyclocross Series

This race is part of the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) Cyclocross Series. If you are a current full-time student at an ECCC school, you are eligible for competition in the series. Collegiate riders race within the Men's Elite, 3, or Cat 4 and Women's Elite and 3/4 races and will be scored both within those fields and within their corresponding collegiate categories. To be eligible for collegiate scoring, riders must register under their proper collegiate team name and race in their collegiate team kit. NOTE: You will be racing in a USAC race not a Collegiate race.  Therefore you must have  a USAC license, with the proper category noted, to race at Cycle-Smart International.  If you do not have a current USAC license you may purchase one online at USACycling.org or on site.  The cost of a USAC "add-on" license is $55.

Contacts/Organization

Race President: Adam Myerson ( adam@cycle-smart.com )
Race Director: Alec Donahue ( alec@cycle-smart.com )
Assistant Race Director: Sean McCarthy ( sean@cycle-smart.com )
Technical Director: JD Bilodeau/Pioneer Event Productions ( JDBilodeau@pioneerevents.com )
Results Coordinator: John Frey ( johndfrey1@gmail.com )
Registration Coordinator: Meesha Crowther ( meesha2565@yahoo.com )
Sponsorship Coordinator: Adam Myerson ( adam@cycle-smart.com )
Art Director: Peter Hutchins ( peter@litmusdesigns.com )
Media Coordinator: Cynthia Brennan ( cynthiakbrennan@gmail.com )
Food Truck/Expo Coordinator: Janice Checchio ( jchecchio@gmail.com

 

Officials:

Chief Commissaire: Cyndi Smith ( cyndis@mac.com )

USAC officials TBA

Held under UCI and USAC Permits