The third annual Gearlink Cup is day 2 of an exciting weekend of criterium racing in the bay area. Day 1 is The Woodlands Classic presented by BBC Racing and St. Pete Bicycle & Fitness held on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. On day 2 head over to New Port Richey for the 3rd Annual Gearlink Cup, a Florida Cup Series event..
** New for 2012: This year, the Juniors 10-18 are LAJRS races and we’ve added Amatuer Finals Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
When: Sunday, April 22nd 2012
Where: Downtown New Port Richey, FL
( Online Registration Closes Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 8:00 AM ET )
Registration for The Woodlands Classic can be found at https://www.bikereg.com/Net/16123)
The race course is a beautiful 7/10 of a mile loop around the Orange Lake park in beautiful downtown New Port Richey. There's plenty of room and shady vantage points to spread a blanket and enjoy a picnic with your family between races. The downtown area also boasts many wonderful restaurants, and shops.
|Category||Start Time||Distance||Prizes / Places|
|Juniors 6-9, 10-12||07:30 am||20 minutes||Medals|
|Juniors 13-18||08:00 am||30 minutes||Medals|
|Masters 50+||08:35 am||45 Minutes||$200 / 5|
|Masters 60+||08:35 am||45 Minutes||$100 / 5|
|Masters 30+||09:20 am||50 Minutes||$200 / 5|
|Masters 40+||10:10 am||50 Minutes||$200 / 5|
|Womens 1, 2, 3||11:05 am||40 Minutes||$200 / 5|
|Womens 3, 4||11:05am||40 Minutes||$100 / 4|
|Cat 5||11:50 pm||30 Minutes||Medals|
|Cat 4||12:25 pm||30 Minutes||$100 / 5|
|Cat 3||1:00 pm||45 Minutes||$200 / 5|
|Amateur Finals||1:50 pm||20 laps||$500 / 15|
|* Top 15 Master 35+Top 15 from Masters 30+, 40+, Cat 3, Cat 4 qualify for the finals|
|* Top 5 Juniors 17-18, Women 1,2,3 & Masters 50+ qualify for the finals|
|* 20 laps|
|Pro 1 & 2||2:35 pm||75 Minutes||$1500 / 20|
- AMB chip timing will be used
- AMB chips are available for a $10 rental fee
- Promoter reserves the right to cancel/combine races - Field minimums are as follows: Masters 30+, 40+, 50+, Cat 4, Pro 1,2; 35+. Masters 60+, All women, Cat 3; 20. If mimimums are not met, prize list may be reduced by the same percentage.
- Races will run rain or shine
- All USAC rules apply
- All race entry fees are $33, Juniors entry fee, $10
- Compete in 2nd category for $20
- Juniors 2nd category at full price
- Onsite registration begins at 8am
- $7 will be added to all onsite registrations (except juniors)
Need local accomodations in New Port Richey?
Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center in New Port Richey is offering a discounted rate of $49.00 (versus regular $79.00 rate) if you mention the GearLink Cup when you make your reservation. They are located 1.5 miles south of the race event on US 19 so you're only 5 minutes away from the race on Sunday, and 40 minutes from the race at the Woodlands Park Classic Crit in Tampa on Saturday. Discounted rooms are limited so book early!!
Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center (FL871)
5316 US 19 N., New Port Richey, FL, 34652
Phone: (727) 847-9005 Fax: (727) 844-3360
Web site: http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-new_port_richey-florida-FL871