17th Annual Sterling Classic Now on BikeReg!

Saturday, May 7th, 2011 in beautiful Sterling, MA

Continuing a long New England bike racing tradition, the Minuteman Road Club is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Sterling Classic Road Race. Join us for competitive racing with a hilltop start/finish, rolling hills, a long straightway on a 2-lane highway and new pavement along North Row Road. In cooperation with the Town of Sterling, the race is held under a USA Cycling race permit with all rules applying. Register online at BikeReg.com or by mail. Online registration closes May 6th, 2011, 5 pm; and does not include BikeReg fees. Add $5 for race day registration. All entry fees include applicable insurance surcharges of $3. No refunds. 1-Day licenses will be available for Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women. The Sterling Classic is part of the NEBRA ranking series for 2011 and is now also a Nature Valley Pro Ride event (details at www.naturevalleyproride.com) This event is also part of the New England Cycling Made Real Women’s 3/4 Race Series. Registration opens at 7 AM and closes 30 minutes before each start. By mail, send a 2011 USA Cycling Standard Release Form and a check payable to “Minuteman Road Club”, c/o Bill Turner, 191 West St., Northborough, MA 01532. Junior roll-outs take place immediately following each race finish on Olde Parish Lane (first right after the Finish Line). Please do not cross the finish line in reverse. Follow Meetinghouse Hill Rd (second right after Finish Line) back to Rt 12. Follow Rt 12 back to Boutelle Rd. Results will be posted at the school.

*Plus BikeReg fees and $5 day of fee. y.o. = years old COURSE DETAILS Neutral start from Boutelle Rd to Rt 12 to start/finish on Meetinghouse Hill Rd (which becomes Rowley Hill Rd, right on Heywood Rd, right on N. Row Rd, right on Rt 12, back to Start/Finish. 40 Boutelle Rd, Sterling, MA 01564 View Larger Map IMPORTANT PARKING INFO There should be no parking downtown to competitors or spectators. No one should be parking at the Town Library. You may be towed. The library is open on race day. Parking for spectators is available in the dirt area at 62/12 and also in the breakdown lane on 62, but not near the Post Office or business. REGISTRATION AND START Registration and roll-out will be at the Chocksett Middle School, 40 Boutelle Rd Sterling, MA. There will be a 2 mile neutral start to the start/finish line on Meetinghouse Hill Rd. (same as prior years.) FIELD LIMITS 100 maximum, 20 minimum; except for Men 5 and Women 4 to 50 max. Promoter reserves the right to combine or cancel any fields that do not meet minimum number. COURSE Approximately 8 mile rolling loop with a hill top finish. TIMING Pioneer Event Promotions RACE SUPPORT SRAM Neutral Support COMMUNICATIONS Central Massachusetts Public Safety Association, Inc. LODGING Discounted rooms at $89/night available at the Chocksett Inn (978) 422-3355 LOCAL BUSINESS Please patronize the local businesses in downtown Sterling. Please respect their parking for customers. QUESTIONS sterling@minutemanroadclub.com Download the official flyer here.

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