Lung Buster Time Trial Series five part bike race event

LUNG BUSTER TIME TRIAL SERIES

Summer—Fall, 2016

Asheville, Etowah, Hendersonville, Marshall

Drive hard on the pedals, and Bust a Lung!

COUNTDOWN TO THE 2016 LPC TRIATHLON

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The Lung Buster Time Trial Series is a five-part competitive time trial 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 2016 series includes 4 flat & fast out-and-back courses, three 20k or 40k routes along Riverside Drive between Marshall and Asheville and one 20k on Etowah River Road. The final Time Trial will be a one-way, very challenging, hill climb up the punishing Elk Mountain outside of Asheville. **New to 2016 is the addition of Team Time Trials for all flat routes (TT1-4). Teams can consist of 2-4 participants. You may participate in individual and Team TT in the same day.**

Our unique mix of different racing environments allows riders of different strengths and focuses to level the playing field amongst competitors. Also, having five separate events means that one poor showing won’t decimate your opportunity to do well in the series as a whole. So as to not leave out any cyclist: whether you’re an elite time trailer or a recreational rider on your road bike wanting to prove your merit in our Merckx/Standard division. We even have an event for determined runners.

Lung Buster: The very name embodies pushing one’s mind and body to its aerobic limits. And that’s exactly what we expect to see. This series is a great test for participants of all abilities, and a great way to gauge your standing and progress in your cycling endeavors. With awards, medals, cash, bragging rights, and course records all on the line, you better not leave your inner competitor at home! Cyclists have a reputation for having egos as big as their thighs. But with the kinds of hard efforts and fast times we’ve seen in the Lung Buster Series over the years, we feel that such braggadocio is warranted, and expect 2016 to bring an abundance of the same.

Commemorative Lung Buster Series Tanks and Tees

2016 RACE APPAREL

$20.00

2016 Lung Buster Time Trial Limited edition, Canvas+Bella, lightweight t-shirts in both men’s and women’s fit, plus ladies’ tanks are so cool, we can’t wait to see you in them! (Pictured above: shirt and ink colors may change) NOT INCLUDED IN RACE ENTRY, purchase during registration. Shirts will be picked up at the event.

SINGLE EVENT

Discounts for Early Birds!
  •  Pre-Registeration = Preferred Starting Spots!
  •  Bragging Rights!
  • Personalized Bib!
  • Finisher Medal and Race Swag!
  •  Eligibility for Event Awards, Cash and Prizes!
  •  Eligibility for SERIES Cash Prizes and Awards!
  • Invitation to End of Series Party & Ceremony Participation!
REGISTER NOW!
Lung Buster Time Trials Riverside Drive Time Trial

RIVERSIDE DRIVE #1

April 7, 2016, Asheville and Marshall, NC

Flat and scenic 20k (12.4mi) out and back time trial course and 40k (24.8 mi) (2 loops) designed to test you and your equipment. Team Time Trial Option available

Lung Buster Time Trials Riverside Drive Time Trial

RIVERSIDE DRIVE TIME TRIAL

TBA, 2016, Marshall to Asheville, NC

Riverside Drive is a flat and scenic 20k (12.4mi) out and back or 40k (28.8mi) two-loop time trial course designed to test you and your equipment. It’s a great road for riding aero position and for setting a personal record in the mountains.

Lung Buster Time Trials Riverside Drive Time Trial

RIVERSIDE DRIVE #2

May 5, 2016, Asheville and Marshall, NC

Flat and scenic 20k (12.4mi) out and back time trial course and 40k (24.8 mi) (2 loops) designed to test you and your equipment. Team Time Trial Option available.

Lung Buster Time Trials Bearwallow Beat the Bikes Hill Run

ELK MOUNTAIN HILL CLIMB

TBA, 2016, Hendersonville, NC

Elk Mountain is a punishing 5 mile one-way uphill climb, with scenic switch backs along Elk Mtn. Hwy., designed to test lungs and legs!

All runners will start together, climbing the same mountainous course as the cyclists, departing prior to the first cyclist starting the bike time trial. Who will crown themselves King of the Mountain or Queen of the Mountain? Will it be a runner or a biker?
Lung Buster Time Trials Etowah Time Trials

ETOWAH TIME TRIAL

June 2, 2016, Etowah, NC

The Etowah TT is a quiet 20k (12.4 mi) is mostly flat and gently curves down scenic River Road in Etowah to Pleasant Grove, which turns into Tally Road, and then back. It’s a great time trial for riding Aero position and for setting a personal record in the mountains while hopping between Henderson and Transylvania Counties. Team Time Trial Option Available.

Thanks for putting on this event. I found it very easy to sign up, and the folks working the course were very helpful and pleasant. I live near this course and can ride it “for free” but found the event, timing equipment, workers, other riders, and the “occasion” of it all well worth the reasonable entry fee – not even including the surprise can of beer at the finish! I’ll be back for more (idaph events, with or without beer)

Joshua K.

2015 Riverside Drive TT Participant

RACE CALENDAR:

Find all Scheduled Pre, Post, and Race Day Events Here

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS

Monday before each Event, at Midnight

PRE-EVENT PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION

By Online Registration Only
Pre-registration is highly encouraged, those who pre-register receive preferred starting spots.

RACE-DAY PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION

Each Race Day
5:00—6:00 (SHARP) pm

Various Locations, see Race Schedule.


RACE SERIES SCHEDULE:

April 7th, 2016

5—6 pm: Pre-Event Registration for Riverside Drive 1

Registration is under the tent at…

6:15 pm (SHARP): Riverside Drive Time Trial begins!

Staging takes place on … Road, please arrive at least 5 minutes before your start time.

May 5th, 2016

5—6 pm: Pre-Event Registration for Riverside Drive 2

Registration is under the tent at…

6:15 pm (SHARP): Riverside Drive Time Trial begins!

Staging takes place on … Road, please arrive at least 5 minutes before your start time.

June 2nd, 2016

5—6 pm: Pre-Event Registration for Etowah

Registration is under the tent in the lower parking lot at Cummings Cove Golf and Country Club, 20 Cummings Cove Pkwy, Hendersonville, NC (map)

6:15 pm (SHARP): Etowah Time Trial begins!

Staging takes place on HS Dalton Road, please arrive at least 5 minutes before your start time.

July 7th, 2016

5—6 pm: Pre-Event Registration for Riverside Drive 3

Registration is under the tent at…

6:15 pm (SHARP): Riverside Drive Time Trial begins!

Staging takes place on … Road, please arrive at least 5 minutes before your start time.

August 4th, 2016

5—6 pm: Pre-Event Registration for Elk Mountain

Registration is under the tent in the parking lot of Ira B. Jones Elementary School, 544 Kimberly Ave, Asheville, NC (map)

6:15 pm (SHARP): Elk Mountain Hill Climb begins!

Staging takes place on Tsali Trail, please arrive at least 5 minutes before your start time.

TBA, 2016

End of Series Party and Awards Ceremony!

DETAILS & GUIDELINES:
If you follow these guidelines, you will have a great time

Check-In

We recommend picking up your registration packet and signing in the day before, but if you can’t, come early on race day to get your bib and other goodies!

Accompanied Minors

Minors must have a parent or guardian with them when registering to sign the release form.

Bring Everything You Need

Money, food, drink, adequate clothing. There will be no technical support out on the course. Riders are responsible for repairing their own flat tires.

Wear Your Helmet

Riders must wear a helmet at all times when on the course, even when just warming up.

Be Ready to Break!

Single speed bikes must have 2 working hand brakes. Fixed gear bikes require only a front brake.

Follow Road Rules

All courses are open to traffic. Be smart. Pay attention to the road and stay to the right of the white line whenever possible. DO NOT BLOCK ROADS.

Mind the Loo

There are no restrooms along courses. Restrooms will be available near Race Day Registration tents. There will be NO port-o-johns at Bearwallow, please use the restroom before you come.

No Littering

Show respect for communities that we go through by by not littering.

HAVE FUN!

Mandatory!

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER

In case of inclement weather, we may alter or cancel the event. But, we will always do everything in our power to avoid delay or cancellation. Announcements made before ride. CHECK our Facebook page for updates.




Lung Buster Time Trials are timed by iDaph Timing

IDAPH TIMING

Events will be timed using bib chips and scored manually. For more information visit iDaph Timing.

DIVISIONS & CATEGORIES

Merckx/Standard Division Categories:

Merckx divison means NO AERO EQUIPMENT at all  No TT bars, aero helmets, or anything deeper than a 404 is a no-no.

  • Men 1-3
  • Women 1-3
  • Master’s Men 35+
  • Master’s Men 50+
  • Masters Women 40+
  • Juniors
  • Men 4-5 and unclassified recreational riders
  • Women 4 and unclassified recreational riders
  • Tandem

Aero/TT Division Categories:

  • Men 1-3
  • Women 1-3
  • Master’s Men 35+
  • Master’s Men 50+
  • Masters Women 40+
  • Juniors
  • Men 4-5 and unclassified recreational riders
  • Women 4 and unclassified recreational riders
  • Tandem

AWARDS & PRIZES
idaph events Lung Buster stained glass award Frontidaph events Lung Buster stained glass award BackAll participants and division winners will be recognized at our End of Series Party with super cool, regionally handmade, recycled stained glass awards for the Lung Buster Time Trial Series! Each award is unique, just like you!

You must participate in 4 out of 5 series events to be eligible to win cash and prizes.

If you switch between divisions, you will be scored in whichever division you rode the most.

Merckx/Standard:

  • Men Cat 1-3: 1st: $150, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $75
  • Women Cat 1-3: 1st: $150, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $75
  • Master’s Men 35+: Awards 3 Deep
  • Master’s Men 50+: Awards 3 Deep
  • Masters Women 40+: Awards 3 Deep
  • Juniors: Awards 3 Deep
  • Men 4-5 and unclassified recreational riders: Awards 3 Deep
  • Women 4 and unclassified recreational riders: Awards 3 Deep
  • Tandem: Awards 3 Deep

Aero/TT:

  • Men Cat 1-3: 1st: $150, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $75
  • Women Cat 1-3: 1st: $150, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $75
  • Master’s Men 35+: Awards 3 Deep
  • Master’s Men 50+: Awards 3 Deep
  • Masters Women 40+: Awards 3 Deep
  • Juniors: Awards 3 Deep
  • Men 4-5 and unclassified recreational riders: Awards 3 Deep
  • Women 4 and unclassified recreational riders: Awards 3 Deep
  • Tandem: Awards 3 Deep

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS & MAPS
 
 

 

Lung Buster Etowah Time Trials mapEtowah 1 & 2 Time Trials are each a quiet, mostly flat 20k (12.4 mi) which gently curves down scenic River Road in Etowah to Pleasant Grove, which turns into Tally Road, and then back. It’s a great time trial for riding Aero position and for setting a personal record in the mountains while hopping between Henderson and Transylvania Counties.

 

 

Lung Buster Riverside Drive Time Trial MapThe Riverside Drive Time Trial is a scenic 20k (12.4 mi) out and back bike ride along the French Broad River on HWY 251 (Riverside Drive) between Marshall and Asheville, NC. It’s a great road for riding aero position and for setting a personal record in the mountains, a flat out and back flat time trial course and, NEW this year, a 40k (24.8 mi – 2 loops) designed to test you and your equipment!

 

 
Lung Buster Elk Mountain Hill Climb MapElk Mountain is a challenging 5 mile one-way hill climb race with scenic switch backs along Elk Mtn Hwy in Asheville, NC. Course open to traffic. Riders responsible for turning around at the top and riding back to the start. Be aware of fast downhill section on the return and obey all traffic laws. Start is at the intersection of Elk Mtn Hwy and Tsali Trail. Rider line up will be along Tsali Trail.

 
 

START TIMES

 

Pre-Registered Participants receive preferred starting spots! Riders will go out in 1 minute intervals by order of registration. Pre-registered riders will receive their start times by email prior to the race. Start Times will also be posted on the Lung Buster Time Trial Series Facebook page on the prior evening evening.

VOLUNTEER AT THE LUNG BUSTER TIME TRIALS!

We would love for you to volunteer at one of many opportunities on Wednesday or Thursday. Volunteers receive food and drinks, PLUS, participate for FREE at an upcoming Lung Buster event! Sign up by clicking the button below. If you prefer to sign up manually, or have trouble, please email us.

VOLUNTEER ME!

LOCATIONS, DIRECTIONS & PARKING
 
 

 

Race Location:

RACE START: (Approximate Address) 132 River Rd, Hendersonville, NC

 

Parking:

Participant parking is available 1 mile from the start line at Cummings Cove Golf and Country Club, 20 Cummings Cove Pkwy, Hendersonville, NC (map)

Volunteer Parking is available near the start line, on River Road, in the grass off the road.

 

Directions:

From Asheville, NC:

I-26, Airport exit 40, Right on NC-280, follow 4.7 miles, turn Left onto Haywood Rd/NC-191, turn Right onto School House Road, Slight right onto Ladson Road, Ladson Road becomes Banner Farm Road, Turn slight right onto Brevard Rd/US-64, Turn left onto Cummings Road, Turn left into Cummings Pkwy.—  Cummings Cove golf club house as at the top of the hill on the right.

From Hendersonville, NC and Greenville, SC:

Highway 25 N to I-26 West. Take exit 49B (64W-4 Seasons Blvd/Brevard RD) this will loop you onto the correct direction on 64W. Follow signs for 64W, also called Brevard Road. Follow for approx 9-10 miles to Cummings Road (turn left), follow road till signs for Cummings Cove Golf Course and turn left onto Cummings Pkwy. Cummings Cove golf club house as at the top of the hill on the right.

 Registration is under the tent and parking is available in the lower parking lot.

 

 

Race Location:

RACE START: Boxwood Branch Lane at Bearwallow Road, Hendersonville, NC

 

Parking:

Participant parking is ONLY available 1 mile from the start line at Liberty Baptist Church on Old Clear Creek Road, Hendersonville, NC (map)

There is NO PARKING allowed on Bearwallow Road or along the side of Old Clear Creek Road.

 

Directions:

From Fletcher Park to Registration & Parking:

  • Head southeast on Howard Gap Road (.3mi)
  • Turn left not County Road 1539/Jackson Road (3.1mi)
  • Turn right onto County road 1553/Hoopers Creek Road (1.2mi)
  • Take the 3rd right onto County Road 1565/Terrs Gap Road (4.4mi)
  • Turn left onto County Road 1575/Old Clear Creek Road (2.9mi)
  • Liberty Baptist Church will be on the left

From Registration & Parking to Staging Area:

  • Head northeast on County Road 1591/Old Clear Creek Road toward Dalton Farm Road (.5mi)
  • Take the 2nd left onto County Road 1569/Bearwallow Road (.4mi)
  • Slight right onto Boxwood Branch Lane (.3mi)

 

 

Race Location:

RACE START: On Riverside Drive at Ivy River Road, Marshall, NC

 

Parking:

Available parking on the river side of the road ONLY. No parking in front of the Church or Business Office.

 

Directions:

From Asheville, on I-240, take exit #4A to US 19/23 North. Take the Marshall exit #19A onto US 25/70. Go 6.5 miles and turn left on business 25/70 (signs to Marshall)

 

 

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FAQs

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!

Do you have to have a USAC license to participate?
No, we have opted not have the LBTT be USAC sanctioned events this year. This makes the events more affordable for any and all types of cyclists to participate, not just racers. In addition, only mass start races count for upgrade points with USAC thus defeating the purpose of cyclists participating for the sole purpose of getting points to upgrade.

In order to get series points to qualify for end of season prizes do I have to register in the same category the entire season?
Yes, you may register for either the TT or Merckx division at any race you so desire, but you must stay in the same category the entire series in order to qualify for prizes. (For example, a Master’s 50+ rider that registers in that category for the first race would need to stay in that category for the rest of the season.) 

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.

POST RACE SURVEY

ONCE YOU’VE RECOVERED, PLEASE LETS US KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE so we can improve upon the race for next year!

TAKE THE SURVEY

RACE PHOTOS

 

RACE PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM PAUL JACKSON PHOTOGRAPHY at some events. Show your thanks and purchase a couple pictures, use the link below. Please feel free to post share own photos or videos on our Facebook Page.

SEE 2016 RACE PHOTOS

RESULTS & RECORDS

 

 

ETOWAH TIME TRIAL (12.4 mi.):

2014LungBusterEtowah2TT-PaulJackson-11AERO/TT:

  • MEN: Gene Fowler – 24:31:22 (2013)
  • WOMEN: Marilyn Senz – 27:47:23 (2013)

MERCKX/STANDARD:

  • MEN: Nick Jowsey – 26:57:00 (2014)
  • WOMEN: Nina Laughlin – 31:10:00 (2015)
  • TANDEM: Cara & Andy Applegate – 27:24:00 (2014)

 

2015Bearwallow-RunnerBEARWALLOW BEAST HILL CLIMB (4 miles):

MEN: Bryan Hoy – 17:54:00 (2015)

WOMEN: Karen Ostergaard – 22:52:00 (2015)

BEAT THE BIKE RUN:

MEN: Clay Warner – 30:22:00 (2015)

WOMEN: Set the course record in 2016!

2015Bearwallow-StartLineRIVERSIDE DRIVE TIME TRIAL:

AERO/TT:

20k MEN: Jason Sprouse – 25:29:00 (2012)

20k WOMEN: Greta Neimanas – 29:42:00 (2013)

40k MEN: Jason Sprouse – 53:14:00 (2014)

40k WOMEN: Gail Kattouf – 61:19:00 (2014)

MERCKX/STANDARD:

20k MEN: Thomas Smith – 27:26:00 (2012)

20k WOMEN: Karen Ostergaard – 33:44:00 (2014)

40k MEN: Mark Lundblad – 67:30:00 (2014)

40k WOMEN: Set the course record in 2016!

2015 SERIES STANDINGS:

(Updated as of 8.19.15) (For inaccuracies, questions, or concerns please contact us at support@idaph.net). Scroll down for individual event results. Click images below for larger view or download pdf version:

2015 Lung Buster Time Trial SERIES RESULTS

2015 Lung Buster Time Trial SERIES RESULTS-august19

2015 EVENT RESULTS:

2015 Lung Buster Time Trial Series Results Etowah 1

2015 Lung Buster Time Trial Series-BEARWALLOW

2015 Lung Buster Time Trial Series Results ETOWAH 2

2015 LBTT Riverside Drive Results

2015 LBTT Elk Mountain Results

2013 SERIES STANDINGS:

Updated as of 8.16.13 (For inaccuracies, questions, or concerns please contact us at support@idaph.netClick to view or download pdf version:

2013LBTTSeriesTT4Standard8-16-13 2013LBTTSeriesTT4Aero

2012 SERIES STANDINGS:

(For inaccuracies, questions, or concerns please contact us at support@idaph.net) Click to view or download pdf version:

2012 Lung Buster Time Trial Standard Results | 2012 Lung Buster Time Trial Aero Results

CONTACT SUPPORT@IDAPH.NET WITH QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS!

The Lung Buster Time Trials are non-USAC sanctioned events. Cyclists will not need a USAC license to ride in this year’s events.


Thank you for a great race. We all had a blast!!! What a great turn out of Women!!! Thank you for creating a welcoming race for all level of racers…from first time racers to us silly Masters+ Women on fixed gear with pink “I’m with Awesome” socks on. Look forward to the rest of the series.

Wendy Coin

2014 Etowah 1 TT Participant

OUR CHARITY PARTNER:

A portion of the proceeds will benefit iDream Athletes Foundation.

THANK OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

 INTERESTED IN SPONSORING? Contact us at sponsorships@idaph.net

Our, additional,deep appreciation to… Madison, Buncombe, Henderson + Transylvania Sheriff, VIP’s and NCDOT