Davis Junior Criterium - 15 February 2009

NCNCA Juniors, Families, and Friends:

Juniors...it's time to turn up the knob on your early season training and get your game face on! The Davis Bike Club and The City of Davis are proud to promote the 'Davis Junior Criterium' on Sunday, 15 February 2009! The Davis Junior Criterium will be held as an ancillary event of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California Start of Stage 1 in Davis, CA.

The event will also be part of the NCNCA Junior Point Series.

The Davis Junior Criterium will be held in Central Park in Downtown Davis immediately after the pro ToC racers depart Davis (approx 12:15 pm). The races will be witnessed by thousands of spectators and you will be racing under the same start truss/props that the pro ToC racers will be using. Podium awards will also be presented on the ToC start stage. Very cool venue!

Three Junior races will be staged on 15 February in Davis, inclusive of a 15-18 FEMALE-ONLY race!:

1) 10-14 year olds (male and female combined); 20 minutes
2) 15-18 year old females; 30 minutes
3) 15-18 year old males; 40 minutes

This is a call out to all you young lady cyclists aged 15-18...this is your chance to race only amongst yourselves...without the boys!! How often does that happen....rally up your friends/teammates/etc....this is gonna be fun!

Males and females will be picked separately in the 10-14 race. 15/16 and 17/18 age groups will be picked separately in the male and female races. Top 6 in each category will be presented with medals, cash (50% minimum), and some VERY cool cycling merchandise. Excellent prime prizes will also be up for grabs!

All racers will receive a custom musette bag full of goodies, as well as a custom T-shirt!

Online Registration for the Davis Junior Criterium will open on 12 January 2009, and will close on 12 February 2009.

Register here: https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/Item.aspx?id=3012

Online registration is ONLY $12. Race day registration will increase to $18.

Course: ~0.5 mile flat four-corner rectangular loop (clockwise) on good pavement around Central Park in Downtown Davis. Course map on event flyer at registration site or on the front page of the new DBC Race Team website: http://www.dbcraceteam.org.

Davis Junior Criterium 'Perks':

* Neutral wheel support (Junior gearing) provided by Williams Cycling (http://www.williamscycling.com/)...Thank you Keith!

* Animated announcing of the races by Michael 'Hernando' Hernandez (Mr. NorCal Cycling News)..woo hoo!

* Substantial Cash Prizes and Excellent Merchandise

* Custom Medals

* Custom Event T-shirts

* Custom Event Musette Bags

* Tons of spectators

* Discounted Hotel Rooms (Davis Hallmark Inn) to Junior Racers Families

* Racing under the Amgen ToC start props!

* 15-18 Female-Only race!

Juniors....this is not one you are going to want to miss! The Davis Bike Club and the City of Davis look forward to seeing you all in Davis on Sunday, 15 February 2009 for the Davis Junior Criterium and the Start of Stage 1 of the ToC!

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or require further information.

Jason Eiserich
Director, Davis Junior Criterium
Davis Bike Club Race Team; http://www.dbcraceteam.org
Email: jpeiserich@ucdavis.edu

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