GENERAL 2020 INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES - Tour of Southern ...

 
GENERAL 2020 INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES - Tour of Southern ...
GENERAL
INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES
        FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 1

              2020
           This is a LIVE document and subject
         to change leading up to the event start.
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SCORING                                                                                      BEST Young RIDER COMPETITION (Yellow RISE-GBRA)
This is a timed stage race based on cumulative time. The winner from each category           The Best Young Rider Competition is a GC competition. The best placed Jr Female
will have the lowest elapsed time over the course of the 3-day race. Riders MUST             rider in the P12(invit3) field & Best Young Riders in the 15-16, 17-18 will be awarded
complete each stage within the time cut in order to start the next and to be consid-         the Best Rider Jersey.
ered for overall classification unless excused by the officials.
                                                                                             OnEdge Sport Sales Points KOM JERSEYS
PACKET PICK-UP/SIGN-IN                                                                       The Sprint & KOM points leader is required to wear the official Sprint or KOM
Picking up your race packet, either Friday evening (TBD) or Saturday morning, on-            Leader’s Jersey. New jerseys will only be awarded upon a change in the leadership
site, at least 60 minutes prior to your TT start time, acts as sign-in for Stage 1. Riders   of these competitions. If you retain leadership you are responsible for laundering
ARE REQUIRED to sign in before Stages 2 & 3.                                                 and wearing your leader’s jersey for subsequent stages. Failure to wear the Points or
A PHOTO ID AND RACING LICENSE ARE REQUIRED FOR RACE                                          KOM leader’s jersey will result in a 5 minute time penalty along with a $35.00 fine.
PACKET PICKUP & A SIGN-IN FOR STAGES 1, 2, 3, & 4. Sign-in will close
20 minutes prior to SCHEDULED start time, and sign-in sheets delivered to the                SPRINT (POINTS) COMPETITION (Green)
official at the start line. Any rider, failing to sign-in will receive 30 second penalty.    In the Points Competition, points will be awarded at designated laps of Criterium
Check individual stage details for additional instructions. Arrive on the line, 10 min-      Prologue (if applicable), Stage 2 & 3, and for the finishes of Criterium Prologue,
utes before start, for official announcements.                                               Stage 1, 2 & 3 as follows:

RESULTS                                                                                                        OnEdge SPRINT COMPETITION
Official results will be posted at the conclusion of each stage near the sign-in area
and nightly online at: www.toshsr.com and in the Mobile App                                                                 ST1              ST2                 ST3                 ST4
                                                                                             Mid-Way Points                  NA            3, 2, 1 pts.       3, 2, 1 pts.        3, 2, 1 pts.
PROTESTS
Protests concerning an incident during the race must be submitted in writing to the          Mid-Way Bonus Seconds           NA           5, 3, 1 secs.       5, 3, 1 secs.      5, 3, 1 secs.
Chief Referee and accompanied by a $20 deposit, no later than one hour after the             Finish Points                   NA          5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pts. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pts. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pts.
finish results have been posted. If the protest is upheld, the deposit will be returned.
                                                                                             Finish Bonus Seconds            NA          10, 6, 4 secs.      10, 6, 4 secs.     10, 6, 4 secs.
Changes to placings must be addressed with the Chief Judge no later than the close
of sign-in for the next stage.
Protests on the final general results must be made to the Chief Referee for incidents        KOM COMPETITION (Polka Dot):
during the race or Chief Judge for placings within 15 minutes of announcements of            Stage 1 (for Pro & Elite Jrs.) KOM is Located at ~3.6 km from start
posting. Do not leave before reviewing posted results.                                       Stage 4 on course KOM location: Top of the Howell Bridge Road climb, at approxi-
                                                                                             mately mile 13.
JUNIOR ROLLOUT                                                                               Points for the KOM competition will be awarded on the designated locations
All junior riders must rollout prior to each race. Post race rollouts are only required      of 1 & 4, as follows:
for finishers with in-race wheel changes. There will be no post race rollout for the
TT. It is the rider’s responsibility to have a rollout done when required. No excep-                                    KOM COMPETITION
tions. Failure to have a pre-race TT rollout, results in the rider being relegated to rear
of field they are in, or actual finish plus a 5-minute penalty.s                                                            ST1              ST2              ST3                  ST4
                                                                                                                          15,10, 6, 4,                                         15, 10, 6, 4,
JAKROO CUSTOM JERSEYS                                                                         KOM Points
                                                                                                                             2 pts
                                                                                                                                               NA               NA
                                                                                                                                                                                   2 pts.
GC Leader’s jerseys will be awarded in each category and class for each stage. A
KOM, OnEdge Sport Sales Sprinter & GC Leader will be awarded for the ITT. New
jerseys will only be awarded in the event of a lead change. Final KOM & Sprinters            In the event that a rider is leading in more than one jersey competition, the rider will
jerseys will be awarded for all categories & classes, but individual stage KOM &             wear the jersey with the highest priority as follows: GC, Sprint, then KOM. If the
Sprinters jerseys are only awarded for Elite Men/Women & Cat 2/3 men.                        leader cannot wear the jersey, the next placed rider must wear the jersey. The next
                                                                                             placed rider, while wearing the jersey, is not considered the actual leader/winner of
                                                                                             the competition.

GC LEADERS JERSEY (Yellow)
The overall race leader is required to wear the official Tour of Southern Highlands
Stage Race Leader’s/Best Young Rider Jersey. New jerseys will only be awarded
upon a change in the leadership of the race. If you retain leadership you are respon-
sible for laundering and wearing your leader’s jersey for subsequent stages. Failure to
wear the leader’s jersey will result in a 5 minute time penalty and a $35 fine.

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NUMBERS & TIMING CHIPS                                                                     PRIZES
Each race packet should contain 2 bib numbers, safety pins, and 2 zip ties; Each           Cash Prizes for individual stage placing will be awarded after fi nal results are posted
rider’s assigned timing chip should be retrieved at packet pick-up, and each rider is      on Sunday. General Classification prizes will be distributed on Sunday, March 3rd at
required to provide a credit/debit card number for deposit. The credit/debit card will     Stage 4. Failure to attend the awards ceremony will result in forfeiture of all prizes.
only be charged $110 if the timing chip isn’t returned at the end of weekend. If you       ANY prize monies of $500 or more to any team, or individual will not be issued
lose your bib number(s), there is a $15 replacement inconvenience fee. Numbers may         without receipt of a W9. (probably best to arrive with one completed)
not be folded, trimmed, or taped. Both numbers MUST be worn at all times, except           The Colavita Podium Ceremonies will take place throughout the day, and a schedule
for the Time Trial, where a single, center-of-back number may be worn. Failure to          will be posted. A complete cash prize breakdown is listed in this document. If medi-
follow proper number & chip placement will result in the following fi nes:                 cal control is used during event, prize money for those tested will not be issued until
    1st Offense: $20                                                                       cleared by USADA. Any prizes not claimed before 6pm on Sunday, March 3rd will
    2nd Offense: $35                                                                       be forfeited, (unless USADA is present)
    3rd Offense: Disqualification
                                                                                           RACE LOCATIONS
                                                                                           Please refer to individual stage information for location.

                                                                                           RACE NEUTRALIZATION
                                                                                           Race neutralization is a short-lived stoppage or pausing of a race. Race neutraliza-
                                                                                           tions are used most often in road racing to facilitate the passing of one race field by
                                                                                           another race field.

                                                                                           WHY?
TIMING CHIPS                                                                               USA Cycling Racing Rules state: Taking pace or assistance from any outside means
Timing chips MUST be secured to the FORK as close to the axle as practical with            is forbidden. Including holding on to a motor vehicle or taking pace from riders in a
TWO zip ties. Failure to secure in this fashion, will result in missed reads, and will     different race that is concurrently on the same course [relegation or disqualification].
affect your results.                                                                       Keeping in mind that riders in different races may not “take pace” from those in
                                                                                           another race, the concept and practice of neutralizing the slower race has been de-
                                                                                           veloped. Very occasionally the faster race is neutralized to allow the slower race to
                                                                                           fi nish without interference.
                                                                                           We would rather NOT do race neutralization, however, with the number of race
                                                                                           categories and athletes, it is necessary to run more than one race on the circuit to ac-
                                                                                           commodate all those who wish to compete. It is not unusual for one race to overtake
                                                                                           another in this situation. Without intervention, the races sometimes fi nish together
                                                                                           in one field distorting the results of both races and making it difficult, if not impos-
                                                                                           sible, to separate the placing.

                                                                                           HOW?
                                                                                           An official, usually a motorcycle referee, will signal the neutralization of the slower
                                                                                           race by a double sounding of a whistle (or horn) and/or by raising a red flag or bar-
                                                                                           rage paddle. The official may also indicate that the riders in the field should stay to
TIME CUT                                                                                   the left or right side of the racecourse.
There is a time cut for each Stage. For the Pro Men & Women’s Criterium Prologue,
                                                                                           As soon as the neutralization is signaled, the riders in the field being neutralized
riders must complete 50% of the laps, before being pulled. Stage 1, the ITT, the
                                                                                           should slow and remain behind the neutralizing vehicle until the neutralization is
time cut is 25%. If an athlete experiences a mechanical, or puncture during the
                                                                                           ended by a single sounding of a whistle or horn, and/or by withdrawing the red flag
stage, but completes the stage, they will not be eliminated, but rather will receive a
                                                                                           or barrage paddle. The neutralization is usually terminated when the faster race is
pro-rated time. Stage 2/3, time cut is the winner’s time plus 10%. Time cut for all
                                                                                           30 seconds to 1 minute ahead of the slower race field, or when the official deems it
other categories is the winner’s time plus 15%. If an individual, or group is lapped,
                                                                                           appropriate.
and consequently pulled by the official, they must complete the lap, cross the fi nish
line, and report to the chief judge & they will be given a pro-rated time, and that        Very often, in the case of a small breakaway it is necessary to neutralize the field.
pro-rated time must be within 15 or 20% of the winner’s time, respectively. Failure        This is the normal practice and may be an advantage for the breakaway riders.
to report to the chief judge, following removal by official, may result in disqualifica-
tion. Riders must complete 50% or more of the stage, before being pulled. For Stage        RIDER CONDUCT
4, the P1/2 Men and Women must fi nish within 15% of the winner’s time, and all            At all times racers should remember that they are representatives of their sponsors,
other categories must fi nish within 20%. See each stage description for more details.     the USAC and the race’s sponsors and conduct themselves appropriately. We are
                                                                                           guests in the communities that allow us to race. Ride as safely and courteously as
                                                                                           possible and do not obstruct traffic.

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SPECIAL TOSH STAGE RACE RULES                                                               ROAD SUPPORT For the Stage 4 road race, for the Pro Men & Women’s races
1. FIELD LIMIT: Minimum field limits ranges from 20-30. The Promoter reserves               only, if neutral road support is available, it will be announced prior to the start of
the right to combine categories and alter the prize list.                                   the race. All other races are wheels in/wheels out. No individual or team vehicles
                                                                                            will be permitted to follow the race or provide support, without remaining neutral.
                                 FIELD LIMITS
                                MEN P1/2                150                                 PROTESTS & PENALTIES All racers are responsible for knowing and obeying
                                                                                            USAC rules. Special attention should be paid to the timeliness of protests and
                             WOMEN P1/2/3               150                                 appeals.
                                 MEN II/III             100
                                                                                            TEAM GC COMPETITION Teams should enter as a block, or send team rider list
                                  MEN IV                100                                 to: betty@toshsr.com
                                  MEN V                  50                                 Team GC calculations (only M&W Elite , MII/III & M40+)
                              MASTERS 40+               100                                 Team GC will be calculated by adding the time of the top 3 riders within each de-
                          JUNIORS 15-16/17-18           100                                 clared team by stage, INCLUDING any individual time bonuses or penalties. IF the
                                                                                            TEAM is assessed an official penalty, this will be applied to the overall team time
                              JUNIORS 13-14              50                                 as well. (I.E. illegal feeding). Teams with fewer than 3 riders, at the end of the fi nal
                                                                                            stage, will be eliminated from the team classification.
                              WOMEN III/IV/V            100

                                                                                            PODIUMS, PRIZES & AWARDS
2. PRIZES: list may be altered based on field registration 100%-100%; 75%-75%;
   etc. ALL USAC RULES APPLY                                                                                   PLEASE RESPECT OUR RACE SPONSORS
                                                                                                                   COMMITMENT TO THE EVENT!
3. LICENSE: Racers MUST present their 2018 USAC license, or an international
                                                                                                               THE PODIUM BLOCKS ARE SPONSORED.
   license from another federation that is affi liated with the UCI. A one-day license
   may be purchased for each day of racing (3 days total) by Cat 5 Men/Cat 4 Women.                                 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
                                                                                                                 MAY ANY RIDER PLACE A BICYCLE
4. STAGE 1 - TIME TRIAL SIGN-IN: Picking up race packets serves as a sign-in                                    IN FRONT OF THE PODIUM BLOCKS.
   for the Stage 1 – Time Trial.
                                                                                            PODIUM PRESENTATIONS will occur following each stage fi nish, except the
RIDERS MUST PICK UP THEIR RACE PACKETS 60 MINUTES PRIOR TO
                                                                                            time trial.
THEIR START TIME OR THEY MAY LOSE THEIR STARTING SPOT AND
MAY NOT RACE.                                                                               Awards Protocol:
5. HELMETS: Must be worn and secured at ALL times while on the bicycle. Make                The following riders are required to present themselves for the awards ceremonies.
   certain your helmet satisfies the standards specified in the USAC policies section       See each stage for specific times. Full team kit is required.
   of the rule book. Helmets must be US DOT & CPSC certified. If these rules are
   not observed a fi nd and disqualification may result.                                    1. Leader’s Jersey: This presentation will immediately follow stage winners at each
                                                                                               ceremony except the time trial, which will take place 15 min following each cat-
6. MUSETTE BAGS: Only cloth bags and plastic bottles are permitted for food                    egory’s posting.
   and water hand-ups. Glass bottles and plastic bags are prohibited.
                                                                                            2. Stage 1: ITT 1st Leader, actual KOM winner
7. TRAFFIC CONTROL: Generally the lead racer(s) and main pack will be di-
   rected through intersections. Racers dropped by the main field outside their race        3. Stage 2 - Criterium: Top 3, GC Leader, Points and KOM Leader (M/W Pro/
   caravan should be alert and ready to obey traffic laws. Know your course. You are           Elite & Elite Juniors) KOM (M/W Pro/Elite & Elite Juniors)
   responsible to know the course you are racing.                                           4. Stage 3/1 – Circuit Race: Top 3 from each category of the stage, GC Leader
8. CENTERLINE: This rule will be enforced. If no painted centerline marking                    (ALL categories/classes), Sprint (M/W P12 & M/W Elite Juniors) KOM (M/
   exists, riders must keep to the right side of the road at all times. All the roads are      WPI/II & M Cat II/III) Leader
   open to traffic so vehicular traffic can exist on the course.                            5. Stage 4/2 - Road Race: Top 3 from each category of the stage, GC Leader Top
9. GENERAL CLASSIFICATION TIE: In the event of a GC tie, the tie breaker                       3, Sprint Leader, KOM Leader (ALL categories/classes)
   will be decided by Stage 1, individual time trial results, if applicable.

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                                                                GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

                                  MEN’S                            MASTERS                  WOMEN’S                                         JUNIOR’S
                BMC PI/II         II/III            IV/V              40+         BMC PI/II/III     III/IV/V                 13-14            15-16            17-18
                                                                                                                         Medals,             Medals &        Medals &
      1st         $600            $175              $100             $100            $600             $30
                                                                                                                         Jersey               Jersey          Jersey
      2nd         $435            $140              $70               $70            $435             $25                    Medals          Medals           Medals
      3rd         $300            $100              $60               $60            $300             $20                    Medals          Medals           Medals
      4th         $210            $80               $40               $40             $210            $15
      5th         $204            $60               $30               $30            $204             $10
      6th         $186            $45                                                 $186                               FIELD MINIMUM                      PAYOUT
       7th        $171                                                               $171                                        > 30           v            100%
       8th        $150                                                               $150                                        30-20                       75%
      9th         $135                                                               $135
                                                                                                                                 19-10                       50%
      10th        $129                                                               $129
                                                                                                                                  9-5                        25%
      11th        $120                                                               $120
                                                                                                                                     4-1                      0%
      12th        $105                                                               $105
      13th        $99                                                                $99
      14th        $90                                                                $90
      15th        $66                                                                $66
     TOTAL       $3,000           $600              $300             $300           $3,000           $100
    Minimum       $750            $150              $75               $75            $750             $25
     Payout

                                                              INDIVIDUAL STAGE PLACINGS

                                                           BMC-Switzerland Pro Men’s & Women’s Individual Placings
                                                                    PI/II                                P1/II/III
                                           1st                      $120                                  $120
                                           2nd                       $75                                   $75
                                           3rd                       $55                                   $55
                                       TOTAL                        $250                                  $250

                            AMATEUR MEN’S                        MASTERS        AMATEUR WOMEN’S                                        JUNIOR’S
                          PI/II                  PII/III            40+            III            IV/V               13-14       W15-18             15-16      17-18
        1st               $120                    $75               $35            $25            $25            Medals           Medals         Medals       Medals
        2nd                 $75                   $45               $25            $15            $15            Medals           Medals         Medals       Medals
        3rd                 $55                   $30               $15            $10            $10            Medals           Medals         Medals       Medals
       TOTAL              $250                   $150               $75           $250            $50

                                                              ONEDGE SPORTS SALES
                                                        OVERALL SPRINT & TEAM COMPETITION

                                   MEN’S                         MASTERS                 WOMEN’S                                           JUNIOR’S
                      PI/II         II/III         IV/V             40+             PI/II         III/IV/V               13-14              15-16            17-18
        KOM          $100          Jersey         Jersey           Jersey          Jersey         Jersey                Jersey              Jersey           Jersey
       SPRINT        $100          Jersey         Jersey           Jersey          Jersey         Jersey                Jersey              Jersey           Jersey
       TEAM          Trophy                                        Trophy          Trophy

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                                                                 Friday, February 28, 2020
                                                ToSH Stage 1 - Individual Time Trial
                                                 Mineral Springs Valley Street @ Beck Street, Ball Ground, GA

                                        THE INDIVIDUAL TIME TRIAL IS AERO LEGAL This is Stage 1 of the Stage Race for the BMC-Switzerland Pro Men &
       TT START ORDER                   Women, and Elite Junior men & women only. All other participant’s results will not be calculated in the final stage race results. While
                                        Aero Legal, you may want to consider whether a road bike would be more suitable. The course is technical and challenging.
              P1/2 Men
      P1/2/3 & Elite Jr. Women          START TIMES Start times will be posted no later than Thursday evening, February 28th, 2019 on www.toshsr.com, within the
                                        mobile application information section, and on the Tour of the Southern Highlands Facebook page. Start times will also be posted Friday
        Juniors, 15-16, 17-18           morning in the packet & chip pick-up area. First rider off at 9:00am.
         Comm - Open Men
                                        DIRECTIONS TO THE START Take 575 North ~ 22 miles to Howell Bridge Rd, Exit 27. Take a right off the exit, take a left at the
        Comm- Open Women                light onto Ball Ground Highway and then a left onto Mineral Springs Road. Follow Mineral Springs Road, until you go under I-575
                                        Overpass. The Gospel Outreach Church will be on the left, immediately after overpass.

PARKING Parking for STAGE 1 is available in the Gospel Outreach Church parking lot, where directed. There is a day school on site, so please follow directions, once you
arrive, so as not to interfere with the parents and children attending.

NUMBERS For the Time Trial stage alone, riders may use a single number bib, placed low on the center of the back.
Porta-potties or restrooms will be available for your use. USE THEM! DO NOT use the bushes. When you are caught (and you will be), you will be disqualified.
THIS IS YOUR ONLY WARNING! (AND this is on a day school property)

DO NOT LITTER You bring it in, you take it out.
KOM POINT KOM is located at the top of the 1st climb ~3.6km from start. Points will be awarded, and the winner of the KOM Jersey will wear it through stage 2, 3 & 4,
until final KOM Winner is determined during road race.

TIME CUT There is 30% time cut for the ITT related to the Stage Race.
JUNIOR ROLLOUT All Junior riders must complete a rollout prior to the start. Rollout will be located between staging and the start ramp.
NEUTRAL SUPPORT         There is EXTREMELY limited SPACE at finish line, and no access to finish line without being on course, SO NO SUPPORT
VEHICLES MAY BE ON COURSE or ARE PERMITTED AT FINISH. Neutral wheels will be located in various locations along course. Neutral water will
be available at finish.

ONCE ATHLETES CROSS FINISH, THE RETURN TO THE START, is a 5k ride, and the 1st 2k on Damascus is difficult & technical to navigate; DO NOT
TAKE IT LIGHTLY. Please USE EXTREME CAUTION. There is a narrow, steep, winding descent and a steep climb. After crossing hte finish line, Riders
should continue ~200m on Damascus, and pull into the marked area, where they can regain their composure, prior to continuing along Damascus Road to
carefully rejoin the TT course (under course marshal direction, at the Damascus and Arnold Spence Road junction, and return to the start going backwards
on the ITT course, and they should maintain the right side of the road, while doing so.

TIME TRIAL RACE PACKET PICK-UP A photo ID and valid 2019v USAC racing license is required for race packet pick-up.
ALL RIDERS MUST PICK UP THEIR RACE PACKET 60 MINUTES PRIOR TO THEIR START TIME OR THEY WILL LOSE THEIR STARTING SPOT
AND WILL NOT RACE.

TIMING CHIPS ALL RIDERS WILL USE RACE|RESULT ActivePro CHIP TIMING, all riders must rent their timing chip for the weekend, and supply a credit/debit
card for collateral. Unreturned, chips will incur a $110 fee at end of weekend.

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                                                            Friday, February 28, 2020
                                   Downtown Woodstock Criterium - Stage 2
                                                                         The Event Green
                                                        8640 Market Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

                           BMC MEN PI, INV. II, ELITE JUNIOR MEN & BMC WOMEN’S PI/II/III, ELITE
                                              START                          CATEGORY                         DURATION
                                              6:00 PM                      Elite Jr. Men 15-16                 30 Minutes

                                              6:40 PM                      Elite Jr. Men 17-18                 30 Minutes

                                              7:30 PM             BMC Women’s P123/Elite Jr. Women             45 Minutes

                                              8:40 PM                    BMC Men’s P1, INV 2                   60 Minutes

       The Woodstock Pro Stage 2 Winner will take the Leader’s jersey. The KOM Jersey will remain on the KOM Jersey winner from Stage 1. The Points Jersey
       will go to the points leader after Stage 2.

       The Stage 2 is REQUIRED for the P1/2, Elite Jr Men, P1/2/3 & Elite Jr Women’s fields. Missing from Stage 2 WILL NOT start Stage 3.

       COURSE DESCRIPTION
       The Downtown Woodstock Stage 2 course is a .6 mile, four corner course. Start/Finish in front of the Woodstock Event Green, on Market St, and travel
       clock-wise to Maple, taking a right on Paden, then a Right on Mill. Be prepared, there’s a little hill on Mill.

       DIRECTIONS and PARKING:
       From Interstate 575, take exit 8, Towne Lake Parkway and head east on Towne Lake. See above map for course location and pubic parking, if you are arriv-
       ing to pick-up your packet. If you are racing, there is limited team parking inside the course (see above), prior to course closure at 6pm.

       PACKET and TIMING CHIP-PICKUP:
       This is the 3rd opportunity to pick-up your packet and chip. Packet Pick-up will be available during the criterium, near the start/finish line, on the Elm
       Street Green from 6:00-9pm.

                                            IF A SIGN SAYS NO PARKING, DON’T PARK THERE!
                          Don’t be that guy. Getting caught parking where prohibited is grouns for race disqualification.
                                                            this is your only warning.

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                                                       Saturday, February 29, 2020
                                                    Ball Ground Circuit Race
                                                  ToSH Stage 3/(Amateur Stage 1)
                                   Mineral Springs Valley Street @ Beck Street, Ball Ground, GA 30107

                     START                   CATEGORY                       LAPS               INTERMEDIATE SPRINT @ END OF
                     8:00 AM                 Women 3/4/5                    5 laps                              Lap 2, 4
                     8:50 AM                 Juniors 13-14                  4 laps                              Lap 2, 4
                     9:40 AM                    Men IV/V                    5 laps                              Lap 2, 4
                    10:40 AM                  Masters 40+                   6 laps                              Lap 2, 4
                    12:10 PM              Juniors 15-16, 17-18              8 laps                              Lap 2, 4
                     1:40 PM                    Men II/III                  8 laps                              Lap 2, 4
                     3:00 PM              PI/II (invit III) Women           8 laps                              Lap 2, 4
                     4:30 PM                 PI (invit II) Men              10 laps                             Lap 2, 4

DIRECTIONS The staging for ToSH Stage 3 is at Corner of Beck & Valley St.4
PARKING Please see parking information on page 11, under Stage 3 map. Please follow guidance given by parking volunteers
COURSE The Circuit race course is an ~4 mile, of mostly flat to rolling terrain. Most sections of the course are open to traffic, please ride with caution and
obey the center-line rule.
No KOM points are awarded for the Stage 3 Ball Ground Circuit Race. The wearer of the KOM jersey following the TT will maintain the jersey into the
Road Race.

PACKET and TIMING CHIP-PICKUP
Final opportunity for Packet Pick-up is Saturday morning, Mar 2, up to 30min before your race start.. Packet pickup will be near the start line. If weather
permitting, just outside the RV. If cold, or unpleasant weather, we’ll be inside the RV in the City Hall Parking Lot.

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                                                                 Sunday, March 1, 2020
                                                           High Country Road Race
                                                       ToSH - Stage 4/(Amateur Stage 2)
                                                           321 Valley Street, Ball Ground, GA 30107

             START                     CATEGORY                      LAPS/DISTANCE                       KOM                  OnEdge SPRINT POINTS
             8:15 AM                Juniors 15-16, 17-18                  5/75 miles                    Lap 2, 4                          Lap 1, 3
             8:20 AM          Women PI/II/III / Jr Elite Women            5/75 miles                    Lap 2, 4                          Lap 1, 3
             8:25 AM                   Women 3/4/5                        3/45 miles                     Lap 2                             Lap 1
            10:50 AM                   Masters 40+                        4/60 miles                     Lap 2                            Lap 1, 3
            11:55 AM                     Men PI/II                        6/90 miles                  Lap 2, 4, 6                         Lap 1, 3
            12:30 PM                   Juniors 13-14                      1/15 miles                     Lap 1                              NA
             1:40 PM                     Men II/III                       4/60 miles                    Lap 2, 4                          Lap 1, 3
             1:50 PM                     Men IV/V                         3/45 miles                     Lap 2                             Lap 1

     DIRECTIONS Follow Saturday’s directions.

     PARKING In addition to parking for Saturday (shown on Page 9), Sunday parking includes the US Post Office at Valley & Depot Street.

     BIKE PARKING You are responsible for the care of your bike. Don’t leave your bike in the roadway or leaning against a vehicle facing the road. That is
     dumb. Vehicles passing are looking for people on bikes, and other vehicles, not bikes without riders.

     COURSE 15 mile loop, (see map), of rolling terrain with a 2 challenging climbs, and a false flat finish up Valley Street. Centerline rule is in effect for
     nearly all of the course, and offenders will be disqualified. The course is open to traffic. Please ride with caution. All categories follow the same course

     KOM All categories have the same KOM, which begins at ~mile 12 on Howell Bridge Road, and lasts ~.8 mile, with an elevation gain of ~300ft

     START/FINISH Located on Valley Street approximately 100 meters south of Beck Street and the Ball Ground City Hall.

     STAGING/SIGN-IN AREA All Riders must sign in at the Ball Ground City Hall at least 20 minutes prior to their scheduled start time. Sign-in sheets
     will be retrieved by officials 20 minutes before each cat/class scheduled start time. (approx 100 m past the start/finish line) Any rider presenting them-
     selves at the sign-in, or on the start line having not signed in on time, will be given a time penalty/and or a monetary fine. Staging will be located at Beck
     and Valley Street

     WHEEL SUPPORT Support is wheels in and wheels out for the amateur races. All wheels must be tagged with the rider’s number & category. Wheels
     need to be in the vehicles, or the assigned wheel pit, 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Once the wheel vehicles are considered full, by the
     Wheel Support Coordinator, NO MORE WHEELS ARE ALLOWED. Neutral support for the Pro Men & Women fields may be provided. There is no
     race caravan for this race. Dingo Race Productions is NOT responsible for lost or damaged wheels.

     FEED ZONE There will be no feeding on the first two laps. FEEDING BEGINS ON LAP 3! There will be no feeding on the last lap. Feeding will be
     allowed only in races over 30 miles. The Feed Zone is located along Valley Drive before the finish line.

     FEED ZONE PARKING: ON SUNDAY Closest parking to feed zone is located in The US Post Office Parking lot just above the course at Valley and
     Depot and 255 Depot Street.

     TIME CUT For the P12 Men & Women, the time cut is the winner’s time, plus 15%. The time cut for all other categories is the winner’s time plus 15%.
     Additionally, Any rider who is lapped will be considered outside the time cut and eliminated. Riders who are about to be lapped will be informed by race
     referee(s) that they have failed to make the time cut. Riders so informed, shall proceed back to the staging area, WITHOUT crossing the finish line.

     KOM & SPRINTS Contested consistent with the number of times you have crossed the designated line. For example: the Lap 2 KOM will be awarded
     the 2nd time you cross the KOM line. Likewise for Hot Spot Sprints, which are contested at the Start/Finish line. A lap 3 Hot Spot Sprint will be con-
     tested at the completion of the 3rd lap.

     JUNIOR ROLLOUT All junior riders must complete a pre-RR rollout located at the staging area. Only riders that had an in-race wheel change are
     required to complete a post-RR rollout. Report to an Official and the rollout will be done on the road behind the finish line. Riders must use extreme
     caution collapse back after they finish to complete their rollout. DO NOT RIDE BACKWARDS ON THE COURSE!

     TIMING CHIP RETURN FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF STAGE 4. Any timing chips not returned following completion of Stage 4 will be
     charged $110, unless immediate arrangements are made for return.
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      PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL GUESTS AND DO NOT LITTER!
Yes, this includes Gel packets. They go back into the jersey pocket as easy as they came out.

           High Country Road Race Course and Profile

                    High Country Road Race Course
 Saturday and Sunday Parking, Finish Line, and Spectator Parking

     NO PARKING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THIS YEAR!
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                             Places of Interest in Cherokee County, Georgia
      Welcome to Cherokee County, Georgia. Below is a list of establishments to help make your visit enjoyable.

                                                   CONVENIENT HOTELS

                      EconoLodge**                                          138 Keith Drive, Canton 30114
              EconoLodge ToSH special rate link.                                   (770) 345-1994

                                                                      455 Parkway 575, Woodstock, GA 30188
                        Fairfield Inn
                                                                                (770)-926-4669
                                                                      340 Parkway 575, Woodstock, GA 30188
                  Comfort Inn & Suites
                                                                                 (770) 517-9650
                                                                    1470 Woodstock Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30188
                   Holiday Inn Express
                                                                                 (770) 592-4438

                                      WOODSTOCK RESTAURANTS & BREWERY
              All of these restaurants and others are within walking distance of each other in Downtown Woodstock.

        Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill                                                  Truck & Tap

                  Salt Factory Pub                                                   Canyons Burger Company

               Freight Kitchen & Tap                                                        Pure Taqueria

                    Reel Seafood                                                        Reformation Brewery

                                BALL GROUND RESTAURANTS & ESTABLISHMENTS
              All of these restaurants and others are within walking distance of each other in Downtown Ball Ground.

              Ball Ground Burger Bus                                                 Pueblo Grill Mexican Food

        Les Bon Temps Louisiana Kitchen                                                 Barrel House Coffee

            Frankfurt Döner and Meats                                                   Jill’s Cakes & Bakes

              Chef Rosario’s Kitchen                                                   Dominic’s Truck & Dine

                                                   Two Brothers Bar-B-Que
                                 1695 Old Canton Rd, Ball Ground, GA 30107 (up the road a bit)

                                       TO DO IN AND AROUND BALL GROUND

                         Martin’s General Store                340 Gilmer Ferry Road, Ball Ground

                            Perched Boutique                   275 Gilmer Ferry Road, Ball Ground

                              Red Bowtique                     215 Gilmer Ferry Road, Ball Ground

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