Neutral Role Out
This year we are doing a rolling start withing the neutral roll out. For those of you who have did the Cherry Roubaix last year it will be the same. Like last year we are heading out Cherry Bend Rd and we are NOT going to stop and re-stage the group but rather release the different distances at separated intervals as we are rolling.
Here is how it works.
At 9 am sharp the gun goes off and the event starts. The cyclists an cars will all be staged with their distances, the State Championship 60 mile in front, then the 90's, 60's, 40’s 20’s etc. Each group will have a lead and follow car so the cyclist will be staged between their cars and roll out in the same order at 10-15 mph.
Please do not pass your lead car during the role out.
When the first group gets to the 3.5 mile mark approximately 9:15 the lead car drivers will blast an air horn, wave their arms and punch it. The State Championship race will start at that point but the 90's, 60’s and 40’s will continue neutral, another mile up the road at the 4.5 mile mark just in from the the DeYoung Natural Preserve which should be 5 mins later 9:20 the 90 lead car will blast a horn and their race will start.
A bit farther down the road the same thing will happen with the 60’s at 9:25 and then the 40's.
The 20 mile route will be directed onto to the TART Trail on Cherry Bend so they will not be part of the roll out at this point.