Monday, January 5, 2009

Registration Open For Willamette Stage Race

Registration for Arpil's Willamette Stage Race opened Jan. 3.

Pro/1/2 men and pro/1/2/3 women will race five stages, starting Thursday, April 23, and finishing Sunday, April 26. All other groups will race four stages beginning Friday.

Although courses have not yet been finalized, organizer Mike Ripley says he plans for the pro/1/2 men and pro/1/2/3 women to begin April 23 with the 96k Coburg Road Race. The remaining groups will begin Friday with the King Estate Winery Road Race.


Stage 1: Thursday 4/23
Coburg Road Race: 96K, Coburg, Brownsville, crawfordsville, Marcolla, to Mckenzie View Finish (Stage in Coburg Pro, 1/2 and Pro 1,2,3 women only)

Stage 2: Friday 4/24
King Estates Winery: Pro,1/2 135K and Cat 3 Men 135K, all other fields 67K starting and finishing at King Estates Winery

Stage 3: Saturday 4/25
Philomath TT: Philomath HS staging at 9am. This 18K TT will roll you around for some early morning pain and give you a chance to make time on your nearest competitor.

Stage 4: Saturday 4/25
Corvallis Circuit Race: Three miles and 30 or 45 minutes of fast paced action

Stage 5: Sunday 4/26
Alpine Road Race: Staging from Philomath High School, this 96K final stage with nearly 4,000 feet of climbing will test your power and fortitude as big descents and a strung out finish should separate you from your good friends all the way back to Philomath.

Go HERE to register online.