We've had discussions with Casey and our Chief Ref, Melanie Petersen regarding multiple categories on course at the same time at Palo Alto Bicycles "Ronde van Brisbeen" and have come to a conclusion we hope will be equitable for Cat. 3 Women in Northern California.
We've added a 2nd motor to guide and control riders on the Sunday circuit race and that allows us to have Cat. 3 Women and Cat. 4 Women on course at the same time. You'll have a 60 or 90 second gap in start times, depending on CR and you'll race same length of time. This means Cat. 3 Women will now be eligible for De Ronde van Brisbeen Omnium title.
We unfortunately can't add Cat. 4 Women to saturday's criterium at Brisbane Marina at Sierra Point - that course is too short to allow a 2nd category.
Alec, that means we need to order more thin mints from the Girl Scouts!
Cat. 3 and Cat. 4 riders - here's the website for pre-regisgtration. Please give us the confidence to continue trying to expand your opportunities to race by pre-registering early. Thanks, Amy and Michele - our first 2 entrants!
The Thin Mints guys
Tom & Alec Simpson