Giro Events is excited to pair up with WESTENDBIKES to bring you the 2013 Rose Garden Circuit Race series. This challenging race will test rider's strength and stamina while providing a beautiful backdrop of the city skyline from the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park.
WESTENDBIKES is Portland's premier downtown bike store. Located on SW 11th and Stark St. WESTENDBIKES can accommodate all of your cycling needs.
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When: Every Thursday evening in April (4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25)
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6:10 - 6:40 (30 Mins) Cat 4/5 Men
6:40 - 7:10 (30 Mins) Sr. Women (Cat 1/2/3)
6:50 - 7:10 (20 Mins) Cat 4/5 Women
7:10 - 8:00* (50 Mins) Sr. Men (Cat 1/2/3)
*Race will end at 7:45 on 4/4 and 7:55 on 4/11
Masters will race with their respective senior category. For example, 40+ Cat 4 masters will race with the Cat 4 men, and 50+ Cat 3 women will race with the Sr. Women. We will divide the masters categories up in 10 year increments starting at 40+.
Day of registration will be available at the race for $15 starting at 5:30.
Online Registration Links:
- Series Registration ($50)
Prizes: Weekly cash prizes for Cat 1/2/3 races. Overall series prizes will include product and $200 cash minimum.
Help Out: We are currently looking for some volunteers to help as corner marshals. If you are interested in helping out, please email us. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact: Steven - email@example.com - 503-272-1710
This is an OBRA sanctioned event, all OBRA rules apply. For more information, visit www.obra.org.
More Very Important Details
Please take the following three points seriously, our continued enjoyment of this venue depends on it.
Washington Park is a public park - It will remain open to the public during this event. The race ONLY has permission to close down the streets during this event. DO NOT block walkways, sidewalks or any other path that may inhibit park guests from also enjoying the park while we are there. We will do our best to have volunteers to help direct park foot traffic around and through the course, but please also help any park goers you may see to keep things safe.
Respect the Neighbors - Washington Park and the race course is surrounded on the North side by the Arlington Heights Neighborhood. They have been subject to many unauthorized "races" that disrupt the park and their neighborhood. Please think about this while attending the event. Use the provided toilets, don't park in front of their houses, drive slowly through their neighborhood and please try and stay quiet when coming and going. Also, please pick up your trash and leave the park better than you found it.
Parking is limited, please ride there - The race course is taking up one of the parking lots and some street parking at the rose garden. This will limit the amount of parking that is available for regular park visitors and race participants. If you are coming from the Portland area, please think about riding to the event or taking mass transit. If you are coming from out of town, please try to carpool.
The main entrance to Washington Park via Park Ave may be backed up because of the course detours we will have in place. If riding your bike, feel free to ride up Park Ave. or take the MAX up to the Zoo and ride down through the park.
Please use these recommended routes if you are driving:
From downtown take W Burnside St. west and turn left on SW Tichner Dr then right on Kingston Ave.
From the west side, please exit from Hwy 26 at Sylvan and take SW Skyline north to SW Fairview and then right on Kingston Ave.
From I-5 North, take I-405 North and take the A2-Salmon St exit. Continue north on 14th Ave then turn left on Burnside. Turn left on SW Tichner Dr then right on Kingston Ave.
From I-5 South, take I-405 South and take the A2-Couch St exit. Turn right on Burnside, left on SW Tichner Dr then right on Kingston Ave.
Please park by the tennis courts on the east side of the road. Do not park in the parking lot on the west side of the road, this is for the Japanese Gardens.
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