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2014 Lung Buster Time Trial Series
The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is a competitive racing series of cycling events in Western North Carolina held with the intent of providing all participants a professional racer experience, no matter how fast you are. The series includes 2 challenging hill climbs and 3 flat and fast courses, so you’re sure to have a course perfect for you!
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2014 Lung Buster Time Trial Series Events:
USAC permit 2013-864
Pre-registration online (recommended) or on-site @ 5 pm – closing promptly @ 6 pm, first rider starts @ 6:15pm. Riders will go out in 1 minute intervals by order of registration. Click on the race name to learn more about each event; To register online click ‘Register Now’ to go to imATHLETE registration page.
Bearwallow Bike Beast Hill Climb TT — TBA, Hendersonville, NC – Uphill climb (one way)
Etowah River Road TT — TBA, Etowah, NC — 20 km (12.4 mi) out and back flat time trial course.
Riverside Drive TT — TBA, Between Asheville + Marshall, NC — 20 km (12.4 mi) out and back flat time trial course.
Elk Mountain Hill Climb TT — TBA, Asheville NC — 5 mile uphill climb (one way) with scenic switch backs
Race Series Information:
Further individual race course info and directions can be found on their respective pages.
Who can participate:
Cyclists and Triathletes of all abilities! Don’t have a time trial bike? No problem, we have a Merckx/Standard division, which allows you to use your road bike! Time trials are a safe way for experienced & recreational cyclists to measure their fitness level and progress. It’s also a great way for triathletes to sharpen their bike skills. If you enjoy riding and want to set your own personal record, give a time trial a try!
What if I am a triathlete and haven’t raced in a USAC sanctioned event before? What category do I sign up for? Riders may now enter single-day time trial events in their proper category or a higher category at their discretion. So for example, if you are a triathlete and determine that you are a cat 2 rider you can register for this category. (One day license holders CAN now enter in any category in a single day TT.)
Do my time trials count towards moving me into a new cycling category? As far as the upgrades, TT’s do not count, only mass start races.
Categories: Merckx, Men 1-3, Women 1-3, Master’s Men + Women (40+), Juniors, Men Cat 4-5, Women Cat 4 & Tandem
$20 individual race entry fee or $90 to register for entire series. T-shirts may be purchased online for an additional $20 with your registration and picked up at the event. Register online at www.imathlete.com for preferred starting spots (Start times assigned on first to register basis) and on-site registration available USAC annual or 1 day license required & are available on site. Minors must have a parent or guardian with them when registering to sign the release form. NO REFUNDS. Volunteers participate for FREE!
Online Pre-Registration: Pre-registration is highly encouraged and is available at imATHLETE.com. Those who register online will receive their start times prior to the race posted on our Facebook page and our website at www.idaph.net (after registration closes) and will be able to start next to riders in the same category. Online registration will be available until Tuesday night at midnight the week of the race. Nominal additional surcharges will apply for online registration, or you may opt to mail in payment to imATHLETE.
Start times: Time Trials start at 6:15pm SHARP. Riders will start at 1 minute intervals. Please be on time for your race start!
Day of Registration: Those who register onsite on race day will sign up and start on a first come, first serve basis and will be assigned a start time randomly in order of sign up. Day of race registration closes at 6pm sharp.
Timing: Hand held timing will be used and scored manually.
Awards: Cash Prizes + Bragging Rights + Course Records + Participation awards at end of series party! Results will be posted on Facebook & idaph.net.
Cash Prizes: (Merckx and TT Divisions)
Cat 1-3 Men: 1st: $35, 2nd: $30, 3rd: $20
Women’s Cat 1-3: Women’s 1st: $35, 2nd: $30, 3rd: $20
**NEW** Master’s Men + Women Overall, Women Cat 4, Men Cat 4 +5, Tandem and Juniors – Bragging rights, race standings and end of season awards for overall series winners
All courses are open to traffic, so be careful while racing and in particular at the turnaround! Follow the rules of the road and stay to the right of the white line whenever possible. Riders must wear a helmet at all times when on the course, even when just warming up. There will be no technical support out on the course. Riders are responsible for repairing their own flat tires. Merckx divison means NO AERO EQUIPMENT at all. No TT bars, aero helmets, anything deeper than a 404 is a no no. Single speed bikes must have 2 working hand brakes, unless you ride a fixed gear, then just a front brake is required. Licenses: A USAC annual license is required to race (www.usacycling.org). One day license are available on site.
There are still some opportunities for volunteering at the event if you want to come and check it out or are racing this weekend and want to take it easy on Thursday. You can go to VolunteerSpot.com to sign up. Of course the volunteers will be taken care of with food and drinks.
Special thanks to all our 2013 generous event sponsors!
an additional thanks to … Madison, Buncombe, Henderson + Transylvania Sheriff, VIP’s and NCDOT