Andy Salmon Kermesse Blog
As for the combined start for the first race -- it's really hard to predict demand for a February race and the big expenses (Officials, timing and wheel support) need to be planned ahead of time. Without data we planned for minimum turnout. If the field fills up we will stagger start times.
Also, for upgrade points you need to finish races not just start them.
Updated January 1st 2012
Ok here is the info on the Andy Salmon Production's Andy Salmon Kermesse p/b Andy Salmon:
Where: Mashel-Nisqually State Park near Eatonville, WA
Categories: There will be two categories: A Mens race and a Womens race. Both races will start together and complete approx 25 miles. Prizes will be 20% of entry and go 6 deep for both the Mens and Womens' race. Start time, entry fee, Distance, prize depth, prize list and field size requirements are based on the Category each rider falls under.
WSBA & USACycling points: In order to recieve WSBA and USACycling points riders must register for one of the sub-categories available in their race. This will be done at registration. WSBA & USACycling points will be based on each rider’s finish within this sub-category relative to other riders in their sub-category.
Registration & Surcharges: Online at USACycling.org (has not opened yet; we will pot an update once it does) or day of at the Mashel Loop. Registration closes 20 minutes before the start of each event. The entry fee includes $3 per rider per day for USA Cycling insurance. A current year USA Cycling Rider Waiver and Release form must be signed by the participant and, if under 18, by the parent or legal guardian.
License: To enter any race for Men Cat 4 and above or Women Cat 3 and above a USAC annual license must be presented. Purchase online at USACycling.org (not for sale at the race). All beginners (Cat 5 Men, Cat 4 Women) may race on one-day license. No exceptions. OBRA riders of any category other than Beginner must present a valid USAC license. Foreign riders must purchase one-day license or present proof of out-of-country insurance. One-day licenses are $10, available at the race.
Numbers & Placement: WSBA numbers will be used. The officials request that both bib numbers be clearly visible placed parallel with your jersey’s side seam on the back and above the pockets. Frame number should be attached per WSBA instructions. Examples of proper placement: http://gcracingllc.com/numberplacement.aspx. Rental numbers are available for a $10 fee ($5 refundable). For out-of-state riders a $5 number refundable deposit will be assessed.
Course description: Race starts at Mashel Loop field. Races will cover 7-10 clockwise laps of the Mashel-Nisqually loop (the Mashel-Nisqually Loop is 1 mile road, 2 mile dirt). Course map & profiles can be found at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/49690668.
Wheel Support: Neutral wheel support will be provided. In addition to two neutral wheel pits, there will be two additional wheels in/wheels out pits on the course for a total of three wheel pits on the Mashel Loop. The organizer is not responsible for wheels or equipment left at the race.
Results: Results will be posted at registration. Results become final 15 minutes after posting. Questions concerning results should be directed to the Chief Judge at the Finish line.
Directions to Start: Parking will be at the Nisqually- Mashel State Park on the right under the power lines. From North or South on I-5 Take exit 127. Drive east on Hwy 512 for two miles, then take the Pacific Ave./Mt. Rainier exit south. Follow Pacific Ave. about five miles to where the road splits in a "Y." Follow signs for Mt. Rainier (the left branch of the fork) taking Hwy 7 south. Drive about 17 miles, passing Ohop Valley Rd. At the top of the long sweeping hill turn right onto the Mashel Prairie Road on the right side. Go about ¾ of a mile and park on the right side under the power lines
Online Flier: Here