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Old 07-02-06, 11:11 AM   #1
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San Francisco time trials?

(applogies if something similar has been up before, but I didn't find anything by searching..)

Does anyone know of a regular "time trial"-like event in San Francisco? I'd like something weekly, preferably on a closed track, where I could pit myself against the clock...

Before moving to San Francisco I would go to the Eastway racetrack in London (England) for their weekly 10 mile time trials. I really enjoyed it, as it was really informal and they were welcoming to anyone regardless of fitness level and type of bike (I rode a Dutch lowracer recumbent at the time!). To anyone not familiar with the Eastway track, it's a beauty! It's 1 mile of twists and turns, uphills and down - apart from the start/stop/viewing area it's like riding down an English country lane.

Thanks! Magnus
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Old 07-02-06, 11:47 AM   #2
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Theres nothing like Eastway around SF AFAIK (and shortly there will be nothing like Eastway in London either). There is however a ton of wonderful cycling especially up into Marin/Larkspur/Tibouron etc.

Nearest velodrome is Hellyer Park in San Jose. Its a fantastic little track. Has wonderful training sesssions and a good quality of racing. I would strongly urge heading down there for one of their intro track classes.

Probably the best best is to contact one of the many racing clubs/teams based in and around SF, they probably can offer better advice. SFBC has a good list on this page:
http://www.sfbike.org/?racing
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Old 07-02-06, 01:39 PM   #3
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Thanks!

(Yes, I knew Eastway will close soon too. Very sad! The olympics aren't worth it..)
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