|Men Cat. 1-2
||Junior Men 9-12**
||Master Men 35-39
||Master Women 35-39
|Men Cat. 3
||Junior Men 13-14**
||Master Men 40-44
||Master Women 40-44
|Men Cat. 4
||Junior Men 15-16*
||Master Men 45-49
||Master Women 45-49
|Men Cat. 5
||Junior Men 17-18*
||Master Men 50-54
||Master Women 50-54
|Women Cat. 1-3
||Junior Women 10-12**
||Master Men 55-59
||Master Women 55-59*
|Women Cat. 4/5
||Junior Women 13-14**
||Master Men 60-64
||Master Women 60-64*
||Junior Women 15-16*
||Master Men 65-69*
||Master Women 65-69*
||Junior Women 17-18*
||Master Men 70+*
||Master Women 70+*
MERCKX STYLE COMPETITION: Riders in any 40 km or 20 km class/category may also elect to be scored for special top-3 overall championship medals (top 3 men, top 3 women) for riders competing "Merckx-Style." To be eligible for the Merckx competition riders must indicate that at number pick-up on race day and their bicycles must adhere to the mass-start equipment rules for handlebars and wheels, as defined for collegiate cyclists (See Rule 6F in the 2016 Rulebook). In general, this means: standard road handlebars - no aero bars, no full disk wheels or wheels with fewer than 16 spokes. Wheels must be "traditional" or wheels approved for mass-start races by the UCI. This will be interpreted to include essentially all commonly available carbon wheels except full disk wheels and wheels such as tri-spoke wheels (i.e. HED 3, etc.). See below for details.
20k distance for these age groups.
** 10k distance for these age groups.
Results will also be scored for
LAMBRA/LCCS categories and age groups.
Pre-Registration via USAC is required for this event. No race-day registration. All registration ends at 10:00 pm on Friday, May 5 . $30 for licensed riders, non- licensed add $10 for one day USAC Road license available online. All USAC fees are included in the $30 base registration fee. Start list will be available online after registration closes. If you are unable to register online, please contact the event contact below.
The Official Time Trial Start Time List will be available on this website no later than 8 am on Saturday. Email notification will be sent to all registrants as soon as it is available.
Number pickup will be
from 6:45am until 1/2 hour before your official start time (see start list above) at 110 Frenier Rd, Laplace, LA. Ready-to-sign entry forms will be available for all registered riders at number pick-up. The first rider off will be at 8:00am. One-day licenses for non-licensed riders can be purchased online via the USAC registration website above. Riders with one-day licenses not
eligible for championship medals.
IMPORTANT! Please park only within the designated parking areas along the roadside between the start/finish and the entrance to the parking lot ONLY. Please do not park in the Swamp Tours parking lot. Do not park along the roadside between the entrance to the parking lot and the overpass in order to avoid problems with traffic entering the I-55 North onramp.
Course is out and back on HWY 51. Road is generally smooth and fast. Turnaround will
be about a 1/2 mile before the manchac overpass (except for 10km and 20km age groups). Course will be closed to most, but not all,
From New Orleans, take I-10 west to Laplace and
exit north at Hwy 51. From Baton Rouge, take I-10 east to Laplace and exit
north at Hwy. 51. Parking will be alongside the road about 1/4 mile north of I-10.
Warm-up space will be extremely limited so we suggest bringing a stationary trainer. Riders will not be allowed to warm up on Hwy 51 south of the I-55 on-ramp. Approved helmets must be worn.
Course will be closed to most traffic but keep your head
up at all times. Occasionally a stray car may wander onto the course. Please be
on time to register. We are lucky enough to have road closure but must be
finished within a reasonable time. Parking will be available on the shoulder of
Hwy 51. USAC Championship Medals will be given out to the first 3 in each category/age group. Riders will
go off at 1 minute intervals. NO DRAFTING! The race will be re-scored in order to award LAMBRA LCCS points according to the standard LCCS classifications. 55+ Masters who wish to be scored for LCCS points as 40+ must indicate that at registration. JUNIORS: Please have your bike available at registration for rollout. Blocked gears will be allowed. See the USAC Rulebook for details on Junior gear restrictions.
Merckx-Style equipment rules: To be eligible for the additional Merckx-style competition, bicycles must comply with the collegiate mass-start equipment rules regarding handlebars (no aero bars or extensions) and wheels (no full disk wheels or wheels with fewer than 16 spokes): "Bicycles and Wheels: must conform to the current UCI regulations for mass-start legal bicycles and wheels. The UCI maintains a website with the information of approved wheels. Handlebars: No handlebar extensions, including "aero bars" or other forms of bars offering forearm support, shall be allowed in collegiate road events." UCI-approved wheels:
Approved wheels (2016)
The Suburban Extended Stay hotel is located near the intersection of I-10 and I-55.