Elk Mountain Hill Climb Race | August 13

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Elk Mountain Hill Climb Time Trial:

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TBA, 2016, 6:15 pm
Elk Mountain Scenic Hwy, Asheville, NC

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

Those who pre-register receive preferred starting spots.  

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We are looking forward to the fifth and final time trial of the Lung Buster Time Trial series! This event is a 5 mile up-hill climb race (one way) with scenic switch backs along Elk Mountain Highway in Asheville, NC, designed to test your lungs and climbing legs! Meet in Asheville at Elk Mountain on (TBA for 2016) starting at 6:15pm.

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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

Those who pre-register receive preferred starting spots.  


Thank you Kris and the Asheville Videography gang for capturing the lung busting action on video at the 2012 Elk Mountain Time Trial!


Race Course Description & Map:

Elk-TT_1logoElk Mountain TT: A challenging 5 Mile hill climb race (uphill one way) 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.

Event format: Riders will go out in 1 minute intervals by order of registration. Pre-registered riders will receive their start times prior to the race posted on the Lung Buster Time Trial Series Facebook page before the race.

Course Map: 

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REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

Those who pre-register receive preferred starting spots.  


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Categories:

Merckx and TT division: Men 1-3, Women 1-3, Master’s Men 35+, Master’s Men 50+,  Women (40+), Juniors, Men Cat 4-5 and unclassified recreational riders, Women Cat 4 and unclassified recreational riders, Tandem.

Event Costs:

$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. Registering online requires nominal additional surcharges to pay online, or you may opt to mail in payment to imATHLETE. NO REFUNDS. Volunteers participate for FREE at one of our upcoming events!

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Pre-registration is highly encouraged and is available at imATHLETE.com. Those who pre-register receive preferred starting spots. Minors must have a parent or guardian with them when registering to sign the release form. Online registration will be available until Monday night at midnight the week of the race. Nominal additional surcharges will apply for online payment, or you may opt to mail in payment to imATHLETE.

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. Minors must have a parent or guardian with them when registering to sign the release form. Day of race registration closes at 6pm sharp.

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Start times:

Time Trials start at 6:15pm SHARP. Riders will start at 1 minute intervals. Please be on time for your race start!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.

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Timing:

Hand held timing will be used and scored manually.

Results:

Results and standings will be posted on Facebook and on the LBTT Results page.

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Awards:

Cash Prizes + Race Schwag from our Sponsors + Bragging Rights + Course Records + Participation: All participants and division winners will be recognized at our end of series party!

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These regionally handmade, recycled stain glass, awards for the Lung Buster Time Trial Series are sooo cool! Each award is unique, just like you!

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Series Cash & Prizes:

(Merckx and TT Divisions; Must participate in 4 out of 5 time trials to be eligible to win series cash and prizes. If you switch between divisions, you will be scored in whichever division you rode in most.)

  • 2014LungBusterElkMountain-BrettFisher-PassingCat 1-3 Men: 1st: $150, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $75
  • Women’s Cat 1-3: 1st: $150, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $75
  • Master’s Men 35+, Master’s Men 50+, Women (40+), Women Cat 4 and unclassified recreational riders, Men Cat 4+5 and unclassified recreational riders, Tandem and Juniors: Bragging rights, race standings and end of season awards for overall series winners, 3 deep.

Saftey & Rules:

  • All courses are open to traffic, so be careful while racing and in particular at the turnarounds!
  • 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, or 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.

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

Those who pre-register receive preferred starting spots.


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More T-shirts this year!

We are so excited to have you all show off your accomplishment of being in the time trials and want you to wear your shirt with pride all summer long!

Limited edition, Canvas+Bella, 2015 Lung Buster Time Trial tees available for just $20 bucks! Custom designed with our NEW series logo, lightweight Lung Buster t-shirts in both men’s and women’s fit, plus ladies’ tanks, will be available throughout the year for purchase! They are so cool, we can’t wait to see you in them!

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Purchase your tee on imathlete when you register for one or all  2015 Lung Buster Events! Shirts will be picked up at the event.

REGISTER AND ORDER A TEE (OPENS SOON)


Directions & Parking: 

Registration will be at the parking lot of IRA B Jones Elementary at 544 Kimberly Ave., Asheville, NC 28804.

From Asheville, on I-240, take exit #5A to North Merrimon Avenue. Turn right on Beaverdam Road and another right on Kimberly Avenue.

Parking: Parking is available along Kimberly Avenue ONLY

Remember: these courses are open to traffic, so no blocking traffic, adhere to traffic signs and please watch for other cyclists as you are coming to the start area for your designated start time. There will be volunteers on site to assist with traffic flow.


Volunteer!

There are many 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 Wednesday or  Thursday. You can go to VolunteerSpot.com to sign up. Of course, volunteers will be taken care of with food and drinks. Plus, Volunteers participate for FREE at one of our upcoming events!

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VOLUNTEERSPOT RESPECTS YOUR PRIVACY AND WILL NOT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION.

 If you prefer to sign up manually, or have trouble signing up, please contact us.


REGISTRATION OPENS SOON!

Those who pre-register receive preferred starting spots.  


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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.) 


For more information, and to stay up to date with the latest developments, please visit and like Lung Buster on Facebook, or contact support@idaph.net.

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Special thanks to all our generous 2015 event sponsors!