published Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Road Race Course, Event Schedule, and Time Trial Course

Road Race Course

Main circuit: 16.1 miles

Start/finish circuits: 5.1 miles

Men’s course: 4 start circuits,

4 main circuits, 3 finish circuits

Total length: 102.8 miles

Women’s course: 3 start circuits,

2 main circuits, 3 finish circuits

Total length: 64.7 miles

Event Schedule

Monday, May 26

9 a.m.: Road Race Female Pro, Cat 1/2

12:30 p.m.: Handcycling Criterium

National Championships

1:30 p.m.: Road Race Male Pro

»Start/finish line for Monday’s Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road Championships will be on Market Street between M.L. King Boulevard and 12th Street.

»The multiple-lap course will travel through downtown and the UTC campus, cross the Tennessee River and back, head down Broad Street toward Lookout Mountain, ascend via Ochs Highway, use Ochs extension to reach Scenic Highway, descend the mountain on Scenic Highway and return to the start/finish line via Broad Street.

»Spectators may wander into the Chattanooga Market-sponsored vendor area of food and crafts, check out two Volkswagen-sponsored 18-wheelers with interactive exhibitors, or browse a business expo. Big-screen televisions will be showing the action of Monday’s road races at three locations along the course: the start/finish area downtown; Frazier Avenue; and the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden and American Dudes Memorial Day Bikin’ Party at the intersection of South Forest Avenue and Scenic Highway on Lookout Mountain.

»The venue site for the national championships also will offer the VW 18-wheelers, the business expo and a Sierra Nevada-hosted beer garden.

Time Trial Course

Saturday, May 24

8:30 a.m.: Handcycling Time Trial

11 a.m.: Time Trial Female Pro, Cat 1/2

2 p.m.: Time Trial Male Pro

The U.S. Pro Championships time trial course will start and end at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant, and riders will complete two laps on a 9.5-mile out-and-back course on Discovery Drive and Hickory Valley Road almost to the intersection with Highway 58.

Take Note:

Free 24-hour Bike Chattanooga Memberships on May 25 & 26

Volkswagen and Bike Tours Direct will sponsor free 24-hour memberships to Bike Chattanooga, all day on May 25 & 26. Sign up at any Bike Chattanooga station.

United Healthcare Kids Race May 26

Hey Kids! Ride like the pros on the U.S. Pro start/finish course Monday, May 26. Race categories will be open to kids 3-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Register in advance or at the Outdoor Chattanooga Tent in the Road Race expo by noon. It’s free and every kid will get a medal and a water bottle. Race staging will begin at 2:30. Each race category limited to 30 riders.

Assault on Stringers Ridge - Youth Mountain Bike Race May 25

Let your kids race like the pros on Sunday, May 25, as the TN Youth Mountain Bike Race Series assaults Stringers Ridge Park on downtown Chattanooga’s North Shore.

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