COURSE & TACTICS

The Grand Island fireball course was one of the few good creations in 2020. You'd be hard-pressed to find a flatter and more centralized course. This has become a favorite in the local racing scene because of the non-stop action it offers. After you complete a counter-clockwise lap along the perimeter you make a LEFT turn on Bush Rd, RIGHT on Baseline and follow it to the end, were you can only make a RIGHT turn on Oakfield. Then it will be a five-lap criterium finish that repeats on those streets: Bush, Baseline, and Oakfield Rd. The finish line will be on Oakfield Rd.

This group will lead out all other race categories. Racers in this group are expected to be of a high level of fitness & execute experienced bike handling, group riding and racing skill.

  • Course: Counter clockwise around island, w/ 5 lap crit finish
  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Elevation: 131'

This group is second on the course. Racers in this group are expected to have a moderate level of fitness & some experience with group riding and racing skill.

  • Course: Counter clockwise around island, w/ 5 lap crit finish
  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Elevation: 131'

This group will start after the category 4/5 racers and may be chaperoned with experienced riders. Some group riding experience is preferred but not necessary.

  • Course: Counter clockwise around island, w/ 5 lap crit finish
  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Elevation: 131'