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The Edmonton Road and Track Club is excited to present the return of the Pigeon Lake Road Race! Happening on June 22nd in the beautiful picturesque countryside of Pigeon Lake Alberta, this event is not to be missed! From U17 to Cat 1/2 there are races for all registered Categories. Past years have seen 100s of competitors vying for cash and prizes. So come out and back up your Strava trash talk!


SAFETY

Every aspect of this event is being planned with safety as the first priority. You are a critical partner in ensuring the event is run in a manner that is safe and enjoyable for all racers, race officials, volunteers, and residents of the area. If you have suggestions or concerns regarding safety please contact the race organizers by email at any time.

RIDER CONDUCT

  • Riders shall act with utmost caution.

  • All licence holders shall, in whatever capacity, participate in cycling races in a sporting and fair manner.

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated, including but not limited to public urination, littering, use of profane language and verbal abuse of officials.


TBD

Organizers


Registration

Zone 4 registration (coming soon)


location and route

LOCATION

Mulhurst Bay, Alberta Directions to Mulhurst Bay Community Hall

PARKING    

The Mulhurst Bay Community Hall is the staging site for this road race, please do not park in on East side of the Community Hall. Please park on the large grass area adjacent to and West of the baseball field, please park intelligently and be considerate of others.

RACE ROUTE

PLRR route map

Each race category starts with a neutral rollout from Mulhurst Bay Community Hall proceeding 8.9 km North, then West, on Hwy 616 to the race circuit, which is 24 km long. At the conclusion of the last lap of the circuit the race turns East on Hwy 616 and proceeds 6.5 km to the finish line.


Race information

START TIMES

We have committed to providing separate races for each group. This makes the race timing more complex, as we want to limit the potential for groups to catch or cross paths with other races. Therefore we are going to have two separate starting waves and have had to adjust the length of the W123 race. This makes for a long day for our volunteers and ABA commissaries. But, we think it will allow for a safer race for each group, it also makes the sign in process in the morning less chaotic.

The course is comprised of a 9km approach to a 24km circuit plus 6.5km to the finish.   

  • Men 5

    • 9:00am start time

    • 63km distance -- 9km approach, 2 x 24km circuit, 6.5km to finish

    • 10:50am expected finish time

  • Women 4/5

    • 9:05am start time

    • 63km distance -- 9km approach, 2 x 24km circuit, 6.5km to finish

    • 11:00am expected finish time

  • U17

    • 9:10am start time

    • 39km distance -- 9km approach, 1 x 24km circuit, 6.5km to finish

    • 10:30am expected finish


  • Men 1/2

    • 11:20 am start time

    • 135km distance -- 9km approach, 5 x 24km circuit, 6.5km to finish

    • 2:50pm expected finish time

  • Men 3

    • 11:25am start time

    • 111km distance -- 9km approach, 4 x 24km circuit, 6.5km to finish

    • 2:20pm expected finish time

  • Men 4

    • 11:30am start time

    • 87km distance -- 9km approach, 3 x 24km circuit, 6.5km to finish

    • 1:55pm expected finish time

  • Women 1/2/3

    • 11:35am start time

    • 87km distance -- 9km approach, 3 x 24km circuit, 6.5km to finish

    • 2:10pm expected finish time


LICENSING

License check and sign-in will open as follows. The early races have first priority for sign-in, please do not lineup to sign in outside of the times shown below:

Men 5 - 8:30am

Women 4/5 - 8:30am 

U17 - 8:30am

Men 1/2 - 10:00am

Men 3 - 10:00am

Men 4 - 10:00am

Women 1/2/3 - 10:00am


NUMBER PLACEMENT

If you have already received your 2018 ABA numbers, please wear them for this race. If this is your first ABA race, you will be assigned your race numbers here. 

A gentle reminder that failing to bring your personal race numbers – should you have them – is a $10 replacement cost.

Please ensure that you have your numbers well before your start time.

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FIRST AID & EMERGENCY SERVICES

An ambulance and several paramedics will be on the course.

The nearest hospital is the Wetaskiwin Hospital & Care Centre 6910 47 St, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 3N3

In an emergency call 911


FEED ZONE

The feed zone has been placed on TwpRd 474A beginning approximately 300m West of the junction of RR13 and TwpRd 474A.  It will be marked with the green feed zone flags.

There is no feeding allowed in the first 50km (laps 1 and 2) and the last 20km of the race. 

The morning races (Men5, Women4/5 and U15/U17) will not have a feed zone.

Feed Zone Safety

  • There will be a marshall at the feed zone, if you have any questions ask that marshall, if you have any concerns please speak to that marshall.

  • Volunteers and feeders must keep vehicles completely off the road surface, including the shoulder.

  • Do not stand on the roadway, other than when you are feeding passing riders.

Instructions To Feeders & Team Support

  • Race organizers and local residents will not tolerate any litter or waste left behind. Feel free to find safe parking on Township Road 474A and simply walk to the feed area.

Instructions to Racers

  • Bottles and trash are only to be discarded in the feed zones. Failure to abide will result in sanctions being levied on individual riders, or teams if the rider can not be identified.


PASSED RIDERS

Pay attention to other traffic in your lane. Pass other groups on their left and stay as far to the right as is practicable to allow for passing motor traffic or another race group. Do not mix in with other race groups.

If the wheel vehicle passes you ride as far to the right as is practicable and obey all traffic signs and laws. If another group catches up to you, you cannot ride or work with the group or be involved in the final sprint.

DNF RIDERS

If you retire from the race please report this to a course marshal, to the organizer at the Mulhurst Bay Community Centre, or the Commissaires at the finish line.


FINISH LINE

The finish line is on Hwy 616 approximately 1,000m after turning South on Hwy 616. The finishing sprint must not cross the centre line. At the conclusion of your race, proceed directly to Mulhurst Bay Community Hall.

Finish Line Safety

  • Hwy 616 is an active road and safety of participants, race officials, residents, and motorists is of the highest priority.

  • Once you have completed your race immediately travel safely to Mulhurst Bay Community Hall. If you want to remain at the finish line then please cross Hwy 616 safely and enter the ditch. 


END OF RACE

Podium Presentations

Podium presentations will be held shortly after the race ends, and the commissaires have confirmed the results, at the Mulhurst Bay Community hall.

Prizing

Cash prizing will be finalized based on the number of entries. Prizing will be awarded equally across all categories.

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ABA POINTS

This event will be part of the Alberta Provincial Road Series with series and upgrade points available according to the ABA Points Schedule B:

1st - 20 points

2nd - 15 points

3rd - 12 points

4th - 10 points

5th - 8 points

6th - 6 points 

7th - 4 points

8th - 2 points


FOOD & REFRESHMENTS

Details to come


ANTI DOPING RULE VIOLATION

The ABA complies with and fully supports the UCI anti-doping regulations, the clauses of the World Anti-Doping Code and its international standards to which the UCI anti-doping  regulations refer and to the anti-doping regulations of other competent bodies as per the regulations of the UCI.


ABA/CC/UCI REGULATIONS

As always review the ABA/CC/UCI regulations found on the ABA website.

 

VOLUNTEERS

LOCATION

Mulhurst Bay Community Hall

Please make your way to the Community Hall at the following times:

  • Volunteer Coordinator 08:00

  • Parking Control 08:00

  • Marshals 08:00

  • Wheel Vehicle 08:00

  • Commissaire Vehicle 08:00

  • Check in with the Volunteer Coordinator inside the Mulhurst Bay Community Hall.

  • Bring the following:

    • sun screen, insect repellent, and even a lawn chair if you’d like to sit during down times

  • Marshals, head out to your corner to confirm that signage is in place

  • Sweep away rocks & debris that pose a danger to riders.

  • Wheel vehicle drivers, please grab your fuel card, vest, and signage package. Park your vehicle in the prescribed stall. Please arrive with a full tank of fuel.

  • Commissaire vehicle drivers, please grab your fuel card, vest, and your signage package. Park your vehicle on RR 234 facing south. Please arrive with a full tank of fuel.

Pre-Race Meeting At 08:15

COMMISSAIRE VEHICLES

Duties

  • Park your vehicle on the east side of the community hall

  • Tape vehicle signage to the inside of your automobile on the back and side windows

  • Your designated commissaire will provide you with instructions

  • At the end of the race park on the east side of the community hall and return any signs or other race material.

  • Link to detailed map of Mulhurst Bay Community Hall

WHEEL VEHICLES

Duties

  • Park your vehicle on the east side of the community hall

  • Tape vehicle signage to the inside of your automobile on the back and side windows

  • In the event of a mechanical or flat, use caution pulling over to assist the rider

  • Please wear your safety vest when assisting riders

  • Make sure to record the rider’s number on whatever wheel is taken. Riders should only be taking their own wheels; these are not neutral wheels

  • Return to the hall after your race ends to unload your vehicle so that riders can claim their wheels

  • Link to detailed map of Mulhurst Bay Community Hall

START/FINISH CORNER

Location    

Corner of Hwy 616 and Range Road 281

Marshal Duties

  • At your corner, watch for approaching racers and stop or calm traffic as riders come through

  • You will need to completely stop vehicles from driving into the course’s lane when racers come through

  • Be kind to motorists and when possible thank them for their patience

  • Please collect the three ABA finish line approaching (1000m, 500m, 200m) signage at the end of your shift when all races have been declared over and bring them back to Mulhurst Bay Community Hall

Signage

  • 1000m To Finish

    • Placed far enough off the shoulder that it does not impede racers

  • 500m To Finish

    • Keep far enough off the shoulder that it does not impede racers

  • 200m To Finish

    • Keep far enough off the shoulder that it does not impede racers

  • Two sets of signs will be provided for this intersection, one set each of the following signs should be placed to the West and South of the intersection in the shoulder of Hwy 616 so that it is visible to motorists.

  • Race In Progress, 100m from the intersection

  • Prepare To Stop, 250m from the intersection

  • Flag Person 500m from the intersection

  • “Bike race in progress” signs, 1000m from the intersection

CORNER #1

This corner will be quite active as it is the beginning and end of the circuits that each race group will be doing, in addition the local gas station is located at this corner so there will be additional traffic entering and exiting the store.

Location    

Corner of Hwy 616 and Range Road 281

Marshal Duties

  • At your corner, watch for approaching racers and stop or calm traffic as riders come through

  • You will need to completely stop vehicles from driving into the course’s lane when racers come through

  • Be kind to motorists and when possible thank them for their patience

Signage

The following signage shall be placed in the shoulder of Hwy 616 so that it is visible to Westbound motorists.

  • Race In Progress, 100m from the intersection

  • Prepare To Stop, 250m from the intersection

  • Flag Person 500m from the intersection

  • “Bike race in progress” signs, 1000m from the intersection

CORNER #2

Location    

Corner of Hwy 771 and Township Road 474

Marshal Duties

  • At your corner, watch for approaching racers and stop or calm traffic as riders come through

  • You will need to completely stop vehicles from driving into the course’s lane when racers come through

Signage

Two sets of signs will be provided for this intersection, one set each of the following signs should be placed to the North and South of the intersection in the shoulder of Hwy 771 so that it is visible to motorists.

  • Race In Progress, 100m from the intersection

  • Prepare To Stop, 250m from the intersection

  • Flag Person 500m from the intersection

  • “Bike race in progress” signs, 1000m from the intersection

CORNER #3

Location    

Corner of Hwy 616 and Hwy 771

Marshal Duties

  • At your corner, watch for approaching racers and stop or calm traffic as riders come through

  • You will need to completely stop vehicles from driving into the course’s lane when racers come through

  • Be kind to motorists and when possible thank them for their patience

Signage

Two sets of signs will be provided for this intersection, one set each of the following signs should be placed to the East and West of the intersection in the shoulder of Hwy 771 so that it is visible to motorists.

  • Race In Progress, 100m from the intersection

  • Prepare To Stop, 250m from the intersection

  • Flag Person 500m from the intersection

  • “Bike race in progress” signs, 1000m from the intersection

CORNER #4

Location    

Corner of Hwy 616 and Hwy 778

Marshal Duties

  • At your corner, watch for approaching racers and stop or calm traffic as riders come through

  • You will need to completely stop vehicles from driving into the course’s lane when racers come through

  • Be kind to motorists and when possible thank them for their patience

Signage

Two sets of signs will be provided for this intersection, one set each of the following signs should be placed to the North and South of the intersection in the shoulder of Hwy 778  so that it is visible to motorists.

  • Race In Progress, 100m from the intersection

  • Prepare To Stop, 250m from the intersection

  • Flag Person 500m from the intersection

  • “Bike race in progress” signs, 1000m from the intersection