2009 The Great Forest Park Bicycle Race

Race Information

Big Shark Presents:

The  Great Forest Park Bicycle Race

Sunday March 15th, 2009
Gear up for Spring Racing in Forest Park- Unfrose Toes
Pre-register HERE

 

 

 The Race: The 2009 inaugural edition of the Great Forest Park Bicycle Race will be an instant favorite in St. Louis.  The festivities begin Sunday morning in historic Forest Park on a beautiful, fast, flat circuit near the Jefferson Memorial and Muny Opera. Flaunt your early season form and taunt unpredictable weather while enjoy a great Spring training race in St. Louis favorite park.  

 

Pre-Registration and Number Pick Up

Friday, March 13th from 5 until 8 pm at

Big Shark Bicycle Company, 6133 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112

 Course Description: A flat 1 mile criterium around St. Louis' largest Metropolitan Park. Wide streets and big turns in historic central St. Louis. Wide Open course with a few turns and a bridge crossing make an ideal course for racing and spectating.

Registration:  Pre-Registration at www.2wheeltech.comRace day entry fee is $25.  Registration will be open at 6:30 am.  Juniors race day fee is $10 per event. There will be a $3 surcharge on pre-registration. Pre-registration closes at midnight, March 11th. Riders will be able to enter a second race for $20- race day only.

Pre-Registration and Number Pick-Up : Friday March 13th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm @ Big Shark Bicycle Company, 6133 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis MO 63112 

Start Time Category Duration Awards
8:00 am Juniors (10-14, 15-18) / Womens 4 30 min.+3 laps 3 places/Medals
8:45 am USAC Category 4/5 30 min.+3 laps 3 places/Medals
9:30 am USAC Women's Open 50 min.+4 laps 5 places/$200
10:30 am USAC Cat 4 40 min.+4 laps 5 places/$125
11:30 am  USAC Masters 40+/50+ 45 min.+5 laps 5 places/$125
12:30 pm USAC Cat 3 60 min.+5 laps 10 places/$350
1:45 pm USAC Pro/1/2 70 min.+5 laps 15 places/$775

 Contact: Race Director Chris "The Claw" Clausen, chris@bigshark.com  or Mike Weiss, mike@bigshark.com 314/862-1188

USA Cycling Permit pending 

 

The Great Forest Park Bike Race-  Spring Criterium: 

From Downtown St. Louis take Highway 40 West to Clayton Road . Exit and turn right (North) and follow Skinker Blvd. to Lindell Blvd.  Take a right on Lindell and follow to the Missouri History Museum/Jefferson Memorial. Parking is available behind the History Museum and across from the freshly renovated Forest Park Visitors Center. 


 Payout details

 The Great Forest Park Bike Race- Criterium

Category

Purse

Detail

 Category 4   $125   $50, $30, $20, $15, $10

Masters 40+/50+

$125

$50, $30, $20, $15, $10

Women Open

$200

$80, $60, $30, $20, $10

Category 3

$350

$80, $50, $45, $40, $35, $30, $25, $20, $15, $10

Pro 1,2

$775

$130, $100, $80, $70, $60, $55, $50, $45, $40, $35, $30, $25 $20, $15, $10

Lodging and information:

For a good list of hotels close to the venues go to: http://www.hotels-stl.com/CBFP.htm