Cycling Competition Specifics


Dates:

11-16 August 2014

Monday August 11th – Meeting with GG9 cyclists at Cleveland Convention Center – 4:30pm – Mandatory.

Tuesday August 12th - Circuit Road Race - Chippewa Creek Road Race Course at the Cleveland Metroparks in Brecksville

8 a.m. - Check-In and Warm-Up

9 a.m. - Race Starts

Wednesday August 13th - Mountain Biking - Mill Stream Run Reservation at the Cleveland Metroparks in Strongsville

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Check-In and Warm-Up

10 a.m. - Race Starts

Thursday August 14th - Individual Time Trial & Team Time Trial at the Cleveland Metroparks in Rocky River

8 a.m. - Check-In and Warm-Up

9 a.m. - Race Starts

Saturday August 16th - Criterium Race in Lakewood

7 a.m. - Check-In and Warm-Up

8 a.m. - Race Starts

Click here to view the Team Time Trial Instructions and Criterium. Click here to view Criterium Parking Directions

Click here to view the Team Time Trial Start Times. Click here to view the Individual Time Trial Start Times

Click here to see the Mountain Biking Start List

Venue and Maps

Criterium - Lakewood's West End - Lakewood, OH. 44107

    - Race Map with elevation chart pdf file

Individual Time Trial & Team Time Trial - Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation - South Mastick Picnic Area 

    - Race Map with elevation chart pdf file 

Road Race/Circuit Race - Cleveland Metroparks Brecksville Reservation

    - Race Map with elevation chart pdf file

Mountain Biking - Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation/Royalview Trail - Strongsville, OH. 

    - Race Map with elevation chart pdf file http://maps.clevelandmetroparks.com/desktop/map?type=trail&name=Royalview%20Trail

Bike Requirements:

Time Trial (Team/Individual) - All bike types are allowed including Road, Triathlon (time trial), Hybrid or Mountain Bikes.

Criterium - Bikes with dropbars only. No mountain bikes or hybrid bikes with flat bars or triathlon (time trial, with aerobars) bikes allowed. 

Road Race - Bikes with dropbars only. No mountain bikes or hybrid bikes with flat bars or triathlon (time trial, with aerobars) bikes allowed. 

Mountain Bike Race- Mountain bikes are recommended (double suspension, 29ers, hardtail, singlespeed) but cyclocross bikes can also be ridden.  However, there are likely some elements in the course that may be challenging with a rigid fork bike.  

Competition Bike Rental and Shipment Options:

Bike Authority is a proud partner of the upcoming GG9 in Cleveland is pleased to make available high performance bike rentals to athletes and the general public in addition to turn-key bike shipping services.   The rental process is simple, just log in, select the dates you want to reserve, pay, and the bike will be waiting.  Sizes are limited so be sure and reserve early for best selection.  For more information, connect here. If you want to bring your own bike, Bike Authority can handle the shipping on your bike as well.  Bike will be received, built and delivered to your event.  Following your event, bike will be retrieved, returned to our store and prepared to ship back to your home.  For more information on our turn-key shipping services, connect here.

* International competitors looking to ship your bike, please contact Doug Morrison Bike Authority Directly at 01-440-546-9966 or by email at sales@bikeauthority.com for rates and availability. 


Divisions

Road Races


WomenMen
Road RaceUnlicensed      Licensed Unlicensed      Licensed
Criterium RaceUnlicensed      Licensed Unlicensed      Licensed
Individual Time TrialUnlicensed      Licensed Unlicensed      Licensed
Team Time TrialUnlicensed      Licensed Unlicensed      Licensed

Mountain Biking



WomenMen
NoviceUnlicensed Unlicensed
SportUnlicensed       Licensed Unlicensed       Licensed
ExpertLicensed Licensed


Omnium

New to the Gay Games will be a 6th event, the Tour de Gay Game 9, an overall event that will assign points for each race and award medals for each age category for the points leaders after the last race. Each cyclist who registers will also be included in the overall competition. Points will be awarded for each road (ITT, TTT, Criterium, Road/Circuit) and mountain bike race.


Race Specifics

 

2014 Gay Games will offer the following distances for the Road Race competition:


Women
Men
Unlicensed18-3940-60+18-3940-60+
Distance 30km
37km33.3km
Licensed18-3940-60+18-60+
Distance37km
50km


2014 Gay Games will offer the following times for the Criterium Race:



WomenMen
Unlicensed18-3940-60+18-34     
35-4445-60+
Time30 min30 min45 min
45 min45 min
Licensed18-60+
18-60+


Time30 min
60 min               



2014 Gay Games will offer the following times for Mountain Biking:

Women

Men
NoviceUnlicensed (40 min)

Unlicensed (60 min)
SportUnlicensed (60 min)Licensed (60 min)
Unlicensed (80 min) Licensed (90 min)
ExpertLicensed (90 min)
          Licensed (120 min)


2014 Gay Games will offer the following distances for the Individual Timed Trial and Team Time Trial competitions:


Individual Time Trial
Team Time Trial
Unlicensed10 km
10 km
Licensed10km          10 km

2014 Gay Games will offer Licensed and Unlicensed divisions for men and women in the Team Time Trial. If a team consists of two people in different age divisions, then the team will be scored in the division of the youngest individual. In addition, if one individual is licensed then the team will be scored in the licensed division. Medals will be awarded to the top three individuals in each gender’s division, class and age group.

 

Routes:

To view the Mountain Bike route click here.

To view the Road Race route click here.