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Location: Rohnert Park, CA
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Advice on planning a singlespeed race.
So some friends and I are trying to plan a singlespeed race and I'd love to get any input from people who have participated in unsanctioned races.
We live 50 miles North of San Francisco in Santa Rosa, which is a big enough city for an alley cat style race, but we're not really interested in that sort of thing. There is a big mountain biking and hiking state park next to the city which has some cool paved trails that form a circuit. Ideally, we would like to use these for our race. Unfortunately, there is a lot of foot traffic on these trails and we don't want to irritate anyone too much by our fun and games.
There's a lot of open roads that are great for cycling, but I'm thinking that a singlespeed race needs more flair than a normal road race.
Would something like a high school or college track be good? There's a few of those around here.
Again, I'm just hoping to get some advice on planning this race. Information about what day of the week and timing would be very helpful, as well.