Registration Open for the 2015 Ken Harrod Road Memorial Road Race

For the second year in a row, the Minuteman Road Club has partnered with the Harvard Firefighter’s Association to put together the Ken Harrod Memorial Road Race. And now we have great news: the Harvard Board of Selectman approved the MRC’s new route for the Ken Harrod Memorial Road Race this past Tuesday nigh March 3rd. Coupled with that we already had the approval of the Harvard Police, Littleton Police, and Littleton Board of Selectman, our race is fully approved by the locals!

The race will be held on Saturday, May 30th, 2015, and will include a men’s P/1/2 field! Follow this link to register now:
https://www.bikereg.com/ken-harrod-memorial-road-race-2015

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The new course will start northeast out of Harvard Center, down a quick descent along Littleton road, taking competitors over several rolling hills towards Littleton Station where they loop around and head southwestand up a challenging climb that should be familiar to many locals: Oak Hill/Old Littleton road. After that effort, there’s not much rest as the course turns left on Pinnacle and up a short punchy climb to the highest elevation in the race. A right turn onto Oak Hill Road past Carlson Orchards then down a super fast descent followed by a 10% climb back into town for the Start/Finish.

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The 19th Annual Sterling Classic Road Race – May 11, 2013

Registration opens on BikeReg TOMORROW, Monday February 25, 2013!

 

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Overview:

2013 marks the 19th running of the Sterling Classic Road Race, a longtime highlight of the New England road racing calendar. Many competitors tag this as their first “A” race of the season and look forward to its combination of short punchy climbs, serpentine rollers and the notorious uphill finish.

Drawing competition from through out New England and beyond, the Sterling Classic Road Race offers a challenge for both beginners and Pro alike. Cat 5 men and Cat 4 women compete in 3 lap heats that provide great experience in pack racing without the high intensity and close quarters of a crit. Mid-morning brings distances of 40 and 48 miles for Mens Cat 4 and Masters racers, respectively.

More info on our race flyer!

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For more experienced racers, whose fields race for longer distances (80 miles/10 laps for the Men Pro 1/2 and 48 miles/6 laps for the Women Pro 1/2/3), the challenge expands to managing endurance, team tactics as well as the recurring climbing efforts will come into play as they compete for a spot on the Nature Valley Cycling Team. The Sterling Classic is also part of the NEBRA ranking series.

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Course Description:

The Sterling Classic Road Race is held in downtown Sterling, MA. The course consists of an 8-mile course through rolling quintessential New England roads. With a two-mile neutral start from the Chocksett Middle School, racers will roll into downtown Sterling and up to the Start/Finish line on Meetinghouse Hill Rd.

Meetinghouse Hill Rd. will turn into Rowley Hill Rd. and continue to climb to the highest point on the circuit. At this point racers will position themselves for several miles of descent on Heywood Rd and then North Row Rd. At the Bottom of North Row Rd. racers will take a right onto Rt. 12.

On Rt. 12 just before coming back into downtown Sterling, racers will once again begin jockeying for position prior to the steepest climb on the course. Once racers take a right onto Meeting House Hill Rd. the fight to keep contact will begin right up through the Start/Finish line and onto Rowley Hill Rd.

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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.

2010 CyclocrossRacing.Com/Minuteman Road Club CX Race

When: Sunday October 17th, 2010

For more information, download our race flyer.

Register on BikeReg.

Where: Lancaster Fairgrounds, Lancaster, MA.
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16th Annual Sterling Classic Road Race

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 in beautiful Sterling, MA

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 7th, 2010, 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. This event is 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 2010 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.

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*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
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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-off 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

Chocksett Inn at (978) 422-3355

Sterling Inn at (978) 422-6592

 

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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