STCC Spring Century, a taxing twist

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Wheels Down: Saturday, April 15, 2017  7:30 am
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Block that date and file those taxes early so you can participate in the most twisted century (oh, that's supposed to read "with a twist")!  This is a club century you are definitely going to want to attend.

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Updated Parking Information (updated Apr 14)

Due to the proximity of the 1/2 Marathon / 5K at Collin College, you will be restricted as to how you can get to our start.  Additionally, because they've designated our normal parking area as "overflow parking", we have permission from the ISD to set up behind the school (see map below).  Do not park anywhere else, unless instructed by someone from STCC.

Some of us are arriving early, so that you should be able to find the STCC tents and banners already setup.

When arriving from the west, please come from Wade and enter the first entrance into the parking lot, weaving behind the school to our setup.   If there is anyone directing traffic that questions why you are there, tell them you are with the bicycle ride.

The other option for arrival is from Lebanon (south).  Take the first entrance south of the ISD Administration Building (multi-story office) and follow the road behind the building to our setup.

What should you bring? (updated Apr 14)

STCC will be providing minimum SAG pickup.  We will also have a tent setup at CTEC (behind the school) with some snacks and drink.  Our designated stops are businesses and not there for our pleasure.  Use the restrooms, refill your water, but please BUY SOMETHING (even if its just a pack of gum).

All STCC ride rules are in effect.  This is NOT a rally, but an organized group ride.  No Drop.  No getting into the aerobars. No earbuds (NONE).  You are, as always, considered a vehicle on the road and are expected to obey all traffic laws.

You should come prepared to:

  • bring tubes, CO2 and tools necessary to fix a flat or minor mechanical.
  • Ensure your bike is maintained and in good working order
  • Bring your own nutrition and drink.  Gu, Hammer Gel, PB&J - whatever your experience tells you that may be necessary.
  • Ride starts at 7:30 and with the 1/2 Marathon going on, we want to leave as soon as we can to avoid returning runners.

Last of all - MAKE SMART CHOICES when selecting groups.  The distance for this group ride is more than normal.  Going for distance, not speed - pace yourself.

Ride Rating - See Chart

To help you make the “good choice” when selecting a Shawnee Trail Cycling Club ride, we have made an attempt to rate each ride based on a combination of factors.  We have selected what we consider the most important criteria, including pace, distance and terrain.

Please take into account that these ratings are based on someone of average fitness.  If your fitness is above or below the average participant, you may find these rides much easier or far more difficult to complete.

For example when looking at the Saturday CPS C pace group, it has a pace of C (3) + a distance of 45mi (4) + rolling hills throughout the ride (5) for a total overall rating of 12

Cycling STCC Spring Century 2017 Ride Rating


Description

STCC has decided, for the spring only, to add a little twist and challenge to your taxing day.   We are holding an urban century, a route with each loop just slightly different from the last.  The loops are mostly variations of our ever popular D.R.o.P. and Wed Night Special rides.  And with each loop rolling by the start at CTEC, you can ride as little - or AS MUCH as your body can stand.

We'll also have some special things for those that complete the 100K and the full century.   If you don't think this will get you ready for the BikeMS, Tour de Cure or any other ride you may have planned this year!

Cycling STCC Spring Century 2017 Map

  • 100 mile option warmup + loops 1,2 & 3
  • 70 mile option = warmup + loops 1 & 2
  • 40 mile option = warmup + loop 1
  • 20 mile option = warmup + return
  • Go zones will be set up in Ridewithgps as specific to this event (requires participant to sign up with ridewithgps and synchronize rides - instructions above)

For questions about the ride, contact us

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Start Location

The ride will start from the parking lot of the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), 9889 Wade Blvd, Frisco, Texas.  See the map below for an overview of our assigned area.

Be respectful, no trash and park to the far north side so as not to interfere with anything going on at the center.  Remember, we are guests here.  Only park in the designated areas.

Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center

Cycling STCC CTE Start Map

Routes

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