2020 Thursday Time Trials

Thursday Time Trialers!

Unfortunately the tenth running of the Thursday Time Trial Series will not be what we hoped for due to current events that have affected us all!  However, we have decided to carry on as best as we can to keep the tradition going albeit more simple.

Some of the changes to the TTT Series are;

    You will only have one opportunity to get your best time for each course

    We will only be providing post-TTT beverages

    A total of 12 rocks will be awarded (details follow)

    Limiting Long Course participants to 50

    Limiting Short Course participants to 175

    We know how to do it by now so we need to practice physical distancing at all TTTs

The first TTT Series registration event will be Saturday, June 13th from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM a HAMR Ride Center (aka Bikers Parking Lot) at Monte Sano State Park.

There will be a second TTT Series registration event Thursday, June 18th from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM at HAMR Ride Center (aka Bikers Parking Lot) at Monte Sano State Park in the event that you cannot make it this Saturday.

To streamline the registration process, you will need to;

You may also pay online in advance using PayPal.  Please provide proof of payment.
Note: the Juniors (17 & under) registration fee will be covered by Summit Information Solutions, Inc. once again this year but they must be a current HAMR Member

You will then receive your 2020 TTT Series bike plate.

Please do your best to make this event as it will make everyone’s life easier come Time Trial Thursdays.  If you cannot make this event, you will be able to register before ANY Thursday Time Trial BUT you must do so between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM as our timing crew will need to upload the registration list to the timing devices and be in position before the 6:00 PM starts.  If you show up after 5:00 PM to register, there is no guarantee that you will get a time for that particular time trial.

Easier said, registration on Time Trial Thursdays will CLOSE at 5:00 PM.

Dates are as follows and the time trial starts with the Long Course distance at 6:00 PM;

07/09/2020 – Course #1

07/16/2020 – Course #2

07/23/2020 – Course #3

07/30/2020 – Course #4

For the 2020 TTT Series, there will be four courses for both Long and Short distances, each course will be ridden ONCE and your time for each course will be tallied with the remainder of the other three courses at the end of the series.  The fastest three time trialers with the lowest cumulative times will win a rock for the following distances and categories;

Male Long Course (across ALL categories)

Female Long Course

Male Short Course (across ALL categories)

Female Short Course (across ALL categories)

This means that there will be a total of 12 rocks awarded.

If you happen to miss a time trial, you will automatically get the slowest time for your category plus 90 minutes.  This is to make the timing results easier/quicker.

There will be no make-up dates in the event of any cancellations.  We cannot control the weather and do our best not to cancel.  Be aware that last hour cancelation decisions may happen and are based on the latest trail conditions and with rider safety at the forefront.

Entry fee into Monte Sano State Park will also be required.  There will be an attendant at the pay booth to collect your money each Thursday.  If you do not have an annual pass, we strongly recommend purchasing one.  This is the best way we can support OUR park.

The courses;

2020 HAMR Time Trials Long Course #1

Start at Family Bike Trail (FBT) [just off Bankhead Parkway NE] -> Continue straight crossing BOG Trail – Right onto FBT/Fire Tower Connector -> Left back onto FBT -> at  “U-turn”, Right onto South Plateau Loop -> Left onto McKay Hollow Trail -> Left onto Rocky Nightmare Trail -> Left onto Goat Trail (a.k.a. Buddy Connector) -> continue straight on Mountain Mist Trail -> Left onto Sinks Trail -> Finish at the HAMR Ride Center Pavilion.

2020 HAMR Time Trials Short Course #1

Start at Family Bike Trail (FBT) [just off Bankhead Parkway NE] -> Straight crossing BOG Trail – Right onto FBT/Fire Tower Connector -> Left back onto FBT around “U-turn” and continue on FBT -> Right onto FBT/Fire Tower Connector -> Left onto South Plateau Loop staying on South Plateau Loop **this means turning right just before the intersection with BOG Trail (just past the gravel road to the lookout tower) -> Continue onto Bankhead Parkway NE -> Right onto HAMR Ride Center Parking Lot Connector -> Finish at the HAMR Ride Center Pavilion.

2020 HAMR Time Trials Long & Short Course #2 PRELUDE

We will begin in the biker’s parking lot at MSSP.  We will ride down Old Bankhead Pkwy. (a.k.a. Closed Road) as a group, first stopping at the barricades at the hairpin.  Once we get everyone around the barricades, we will continue down Bankhead as a group and turn Right into the dirt lot across from the Land Trust Parking Lot.  PLEASE EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND TAKE YOUR TIME.  THIS IS NOT PART OF THE RACE!!  SO TAKE IT SLOW!!   Long Coursers, continue down Bankhead, take a Right onto Oak Park and proceed to the Oak Park Trail Head.

2020 HAMR Time Trials Long Course #2

Start at the Oak Park Trail Head -> Climb Oak Park Trail -> Left onto Bankhead Trail -> Finish at the end of Bankhead Trail (near the Old Bankhead Pkwy. barricades).

2020 HAMR Time Trials Short Course #2

Start at Bankhead Trail (at the dirt lot across from the Land Trust Parking Lot) -> Finish at the end of Bankhead Trail (near the Old Bankhead Pkwy. barricades).

2020 HAMR Time Trials Long Course #3

Start at the HAMR Ride Center Pavilion -> Sinks Trail -> up Stone Cuts Trail -> Right onto Logan Point Trail -> Straight onto Sinks Trail -> Right onto Mountain Mist Trail -> Left onto Old Bankhead Pkwy (a.k.a Closed Road) -> Finish at the Overlook at the top of Old Bankhead Pkwy.

2020 HAMR Time Trials Short Course #3

Start at the HAMR Ride Center Pavilion -> Sinks Trail -> Right onto Mountain Mist Trail -> Left onto Old Bankhead Pkwy (a.k.a Closed Road) -> Finish at the Overlook at the top of Old Bankhead Pkwy.

2020 HAMR Time Trials Long Course #4

Start at Fire Tower Trail (just off Nolen Ave SE) -> Right onto South Plateau Loop all the way to O’Shaughnessy Point -> Right onto Mountain Mist Trail -> Right onto Goat Trail -> Left onto Sinks Trail -> Finish at the HAMR Ride Center Pavilion.

2020 HAMR Time Trials Short Course #4

Start at Fire Tower Trail (just off Nolen Ave SE) -> Right onto South Plateau Loop all the way to O’Shaughnessy Point -> Right onto Mountain Mist Trail -> Left onto Sinks -> Finish at the HAMR Ride Center Pavilion.

We reserve the right to modify any courses as necessary leading up to each time trial start time.

The 2020 Thursday Time Trial Series will again have some great sponsors this year which we will recognize once they are finalized!

If you would like to be a sponsor this year, let us know and we will get you an application.

If you were a sponsor last year and didnt get your Super Sponsor Rock, stop by the 13th or 18th to pick it up.

If you would like to volunteer, let us know.  We can always use more help with course marking, timing, and course takedown/sweeping.

If you have any questions, please email Ryan Uchida and/or Brice Johnston at tttracedirector@gmail.com

Thanks!