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    Clearwater Cycling Classic?

    http://www.floridacycling.com/flyers/Clearwater09.pdf


    So, being a full time socal resident now with family in central florida I need to make a visit back home to see some family. I am thinking of hitting a race while in town and this fits into my schedule. I am guessing that crit is flat. What about the road race? I've never ridden in that area, but I assume nothing more then some rollers? And what are fields like? I'll be racing in the 3's. I am used to a full field, 100 or so riders at a lot of the races out here. What can I expect there? Thanks in advance for any info.
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    Interesting, I am not a racer but do a lot of riding in this area and wasn't aware they had these planned. Unfortunately I will be out of town (Cycle North Carolina Tour), but these look like good races. There is a charity ride (tour) associated with Miles for Hope that is a good ride for those that like charity rides. It appears these races are associated so that is a good thing for the charity.

    The crit course is on a bluff overlooking Clearwater Harbor. That provides for a hill to climb each lap, probably a max 50' elevation change. The San Antonio race is located where all of us 'flatlanders' go to ride 'hills'. It is a rolling hill area with some short climbs. All the local racers will know that course very well.

    I can't comment on the size of the fields, perhaps some of the racing crowd can fill you in.

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    Just looked at there flyer and I might be interested in the 100K tour but there is very little information about it. Does anyone know which day and cost details. Of did I just completely miss it.
    perhaps Miles for hope has a web site. I will give it a try.
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    Here is the link to the Miles for Hope homepage. They are doing a lot of good work for Brain Cancer support. I rode in the first ride last year and it was very well done, especially for a first ride: http://milesforhope.org/

    I will also take a moment to plug my club's annual charity ride in the same area, but on November 15th: http://www.mdachallenge.com/

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    Not sure of the cirt route, but the Miles for Hope route will take the Clearwater and Sandkey bridges on it's route, so there will be some "Florida hills" involved in that route. The St Joe area has some rolling hills in it, but again, not sure of the exact routes they're using. Either way, both should be some good rides.
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    What: Miles for Hope
    When: September 26, 2009
    Where: 301 Drew Street Clearwater FL 33756
    Why: Brain Tumor research fundraising
    Details Currently Known: Join Miles For Hope for it's 2nd annual Miles For Hope "Moving Towads a Cure"! Due to numerous requests, Miles For Hope will also have a Walk or Run option for participans to sign up for. This will let those who are not cyclists join us at this amazing event! Plus we now encourage Virtual Participants to join us! This years event will be held at Coachman Park in Clearwater, Florida, September 26, 2009.
    Participants can choose from one of our many event. The events will include a 100k, 50k and 25k cycling event, as well as a 5k timed run, 5k walk and 1m family fun run! (5k walkers will be released after the 5k runners, please be considerate and stay behind ALL runners at the start line).
    Register by September 11, 2009 to guarantee receipt of event T-Shirt in your size. T-Shirts will be available at sign in/registration on the day of the event, for day of registrants, however sizes and quanntity is first come first serve and will only be available while quantities last. There are no refunds. The event will take place, rain or shine. Should the event need to be rescheduled, rain date is set for October 24, 2009.
    Event registration is very simple. Participants can either register online or print out the registration form to mail in.
    Click here to register online

    Click here to print out registration form

    Click here for More Info

    Bob & Barb Gibbs ride with us fairly regurarly so the group I ride with will have about 15 prople out there for the ride.
    Last edited by drew55; 08-30-09 at 07:14 PM.
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