The Lung Buster Time Trail Series has been cancelled until further notice

The Lung Buster Time Trial Series will not be scheduled for 2019. Thnak you to the participants in our community that continued to try to build these events with us over the past few years.

Unfortunately due to rising costs to produce these events and limited community support and cyclist attendance we are not able to continue with the planning and event production. We welcome collaboration opportunities from community partners that would be interested in supporting these events in the future. We enjoyed producing these for you as much as you enjoyed participating in them.

Drive hard on the pedals, and Bust a Lung!

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.

  • Overall (Top 3) (Male/Female)
  • Age Group 19 and under, 20-29. 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over (Male/Female)
  • Tandem
  • Team Time Trial (Top 3) (Male/Female/Mixed categories) 

Aero/TT Division Categories:

  • Overall (Top 3) (Male/Female)
  • Age Group 19 and under, 20-29. 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over (Male/Female)
  • Tandem
  • Team Time Trial (Top 3) (Male/Female/Mixed categories) 

NOTE:  If you participate in the Team Time Trial and anyone on that team has a aero/tt bike you will be in the Aero/TT Team Time Trial category. If all cyclists on the team have a road bike you will be in the Merckx category. 

 

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, locally made pottery awards for the Lung Buster Time Trial Series! Each award is unique, just like you!

To be eligible in the Lung Buster Time Trial Series Awards and Prizes you must participate in 4 out of the 5 time trials

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

Merckx/Standard:

  • Overall: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Age Group: Awards 3 Deep: 19 and under, 20-29. 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over (Male/Female)
  • Tandem: Awards 3 Deep
  • Team Time Trial: Awards 3 Deep

Cannot double dip overall and age group awards. 

Aero/TT:

  • Overall: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Age Group: Awards 3 Deep: 19 and under, 20-29. 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over (Male/Female)
  • Tandem: Awards 3 Deep
  • Team Time Trial: Awards 3 Deep

Cannot double dip overall and age group awards. 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS & MAPS

 

 

 

 

Etowah Time Trial is 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. Riders must obey all traffic laws out on the course.

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The 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! Team Time Trials are also available for the Riverside Time Trials. Riders must obey all traffic laws while riding on the course.

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)

Lung Buster Riverside

 

 

Elk 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.

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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. If you are registered for the 40k option, you will have an earlier start time. NOTE: Only pre-registered participants will get a start time prior to the event. If you plan to participate as an individual and in the team trial, you will participate as an individual in an early start time and then start the team trial after all the individuals have started. You must pre-register online by the day prior to the ride at 3pm to participate in both the individual and team time trials on the same evening.

 

VOLUNTEER AT THE LUNG BUSTER TIME TRIALS!

 We would love for you to volunteer at one of many opportunities on Wednesday or Thursday. Sign up by clicking the button below. If you prefer to sign up manually, or have trouble, please email us

VOLUNTEER!

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: 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)

 

 

Race Location: Elk Mountain Scenic Parkway

Parking: Ira B. Jones Elementary School

Directions: Get directions HERE

 

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.

How are the Team Time Trials timed and scored?

1. Hill Climb Team Time Trial option: Elk Mountain TT. Each participant on the team will be scored for their solo ride and part of the team… 2, 3 or 4 person team times will be averaged for their overall placement. For series points and prizes the teams will get points based on their placement.

2. Flat Team Time Trial Option: Etowah and Asheville/Riverside Drive TTs: Teams of 2, 3 or 4 will work together to get to the finish line the fastest. The last person on the team will be the Finish Time for the team. This team option for the Flat time trial is $10 additional if you are also participating individually or $25 per person per team. For series points and prizes the teams will get points based on their placement.

Team Names must stay in-tact, throughout the season to be eligible for the series prizes and must participate in 4 of the 5 TTs.

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.):

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  • 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: Reid Beloni – 59:40:00 (2016) 40k WOMEN: Nina Laughlin 1:02:50

ELK MOUNTAIN HILL CLIMB

MEN: Taylor Little- 20:00 (2012) WOMEN: Nina Laughlin 22:34 (2016)

CLIMB THE QUARRY HILL CLIMB 

MEN: Reid Beloni 17:29 (2016  WOMEN: Tracey Drews: 24:47 (2016)

JUMP OFF ROCK HILL CLIMB

MEN: Brian Sheedy: 18:28 WOMEN: Karen Ostergaard: 20:30 (2017)

2018 SERIES STANDINGS:

(For inaccuracies, questions, or concerns please contact us at timing@idaph.net).  40k and 20k have been separated. If you participated in the 40k distance at any point, you results will be found under the 40k series results. 2018 results will be up within a week of the finish of the first event. Scroll down for individual event results.

2018 Individual Time Trial Results

April 26, 2018 Time Trial #1 - Riverside Dr (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)

May 24, 2018 Time Trial #2 - Riverside Dr

June 21, 2018 Time Trial #3 - Etowah

July 26, 2018 Time Trial #4 - Riverside Dr

August 16, 2018 Time Trial #4 - Elk Mountain Hill Climb

2017 SERIES STANDINGS:

(Updated as of 8.2.17) (For inaccuracies, questions, or concerns please contact us at timing@idaph.net).  40k and 20k have been separated. If you participated in the 40k distance at any point, you results will be found under the 40k series results. Scroll down for individual event results.

2017 Individual Time Trial Results

April 27, 2017 Time Trial #1 - Riverside Dr

May 28, 2017 Time Trial #2 - Jump Off Rock Hill Climb

June 29, 2017 Time Trial #3 - Etowah, NC 

July 27, 2017 Time Trial #4 - Riverside Dr. 

August 10, 2017 Time Trial #5 - Etowah, NC  

August 24, 2017 Time Trial #6 - Elk Mountain Hill Climb 

September 16, 2017 Time Trial #7 - Climb the Quarry Hill Climb

2017 SERIES STANDINGS

2017 LBTT 20k Series Standings

2017 LBTT 40k Series Standings

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This event is timed by iDaph Timing, questions or concerns regarding your results should be emailed to timing@idaph.net

2016 SERIES STANDINGS:

(Updated as of 9.17.16) (For inaccuracies, questions, or concerns please contact us at timing@idaph.net).  40k and 20k have been separated. If you participated in the 40k distance at any point, you results will be found under the 40k series results. Scroll down for individual event results. Click images below for larger view or download pdf version: 2016 Lung Buster Time Trial SERIES RESULTS

2016 Individual Time Trial Results

2016 Time Trial #1- Riverside Dr. /  2016 Time Trial #2- Riverside Dr. /  2016 Time Trial #3- Etowah, NC2016 Time Trial #4- Riverside Dr.   / 2016 Time Trial #5 Elk Mountain Hill Climb / 2016 Time Trial #6 Climb the Quarry Hill Climb

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This event is timed by iDaph Timing, questions or concerns regarding your results should be emailed to timing@idaph.net

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.net) 2016

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!

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.

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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 OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

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

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