First of all, Napa is very very excited to have bike racing return to its downtown streets after such a long hiatus. The City has been very supportive and has great ambitions for making this a large-scale annual community fun event, on par with Burlingame. In fact, they are very supportive of the idea of a Napa Valley Stage Race, with the Gran Prix as its centerpiece.
Along the course we have a beautiful new terraced riverside park, a brew pub with course-side seating, a great tapas restaurant, the Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Company, and a pro bike shop just a block off turn one, Napa River Velo.
And itâ€™s Napa Valley. The second most popular tourist attraction in the State. So bring la familia. (Kidâ€™s race, too)
Itâ€™s truly a Gran Prix. Half a mile with a series of four rapid nineties, a straightaway, the â€œCrazy Pâ€ turn (just defies apt description), and a straightaway to the start/finish.
Good money. Great primes. Podium finishers get cash, race t-shirt, custom medal, Cycles Gladiator wine and upper-shelf Cytomax products.
Are you kidding, Jesster?!?
This is going to be a fast, hard race. Bring :twisted: your :evil: A+ game!
Donâ€™t come by way of Sears Point/ Infineon!! (i.e. 101 to 37 from Marin) Nascar is in town that weekend and you will miss your start. Come via Highway 80 to Hwy 37 to Hwy 29 from Vallejo, or Hwy 80 to Hwy 12 to Hwy 29 from Fairfield, or Hwy 101 to Hwy 116 to Hwy 121 to Hwy 29 from Petaluma.
The 35+ 1/2/3 race will be a points race. One point to the lap winner, every third lap is 3/2/1 points to the top three and a prime! If you arenâ€™t racing in it, youâ€™ll probably want to come early or stay late to watch it.
ZteaM. They rock!! Period. Exclamation point.
Stone Bridge School in Napa. All race proceeds go to benefit their arts program.
THE LAST LAUGH
This is the Rosemary birthing of the Cycle Circus. There will be more Big Ring races, and they will be progressively more fun, each one, until we burst our spandex.