Race Results! by GC Racing
When: Sunday June 28th, 2009
Course Description:This is a variation of an old Spokane favorite. The 20-mile counterclockwise circuit starts in the channeled scablands along Coulee Creek and winds up a 1.5-mile climb on Four Mound Road up onto Four Mound Prairie. Once on the top the course offers rolling hills on country roads. Wind is often a factor on the prairie. The course turns south on Wood Road and then east on Coulee Hite Road before starting a one-mile decent back into the valley. Although “the climb” is significant, it’s only a small part of the circuit. All-arounders typically do well on this course.
Categories/Classes: All WSBA Masters and Juniors classes will be run. There will be one non-championship elite field; Category 4/5 Men. See the race flyer for more details.
Distance:See the race flyer for details on your race. Juniors C and Juniors D go 12 miles clockwise on the loop to the finish, all other fields go counterclockwise. The circuit is 20 miles, plus approximately 7 more miles to the finish line.
Support Vehicles:All fields will have support vehicles. Some fields will have neutral support. Assume "wheels-in/wheels-out" unless announced otherwise.
Feed Zone: We now plan to offer neutral water. The feed zone is also available for individual/team feeds at the top of the hill on Four Mound Road. Feeders must park on Craig Road (no parking on Four Mound Road). Use Pine Bluff Road to get to Craig Road.
Directions to course: From I-90, take the Maple Street exit. Follow Maple Street north for 4.4 miles. Turn left at Francis Ave. and proceed west for 4.1 miles (road veers right and becomes Nine Mile Road/WA-291). Turn left onto Seven Mile Road and continue for 4.1 miles to the intersection of Four Mound Road and Coulee Hite Road. Parking will be on the right in the field and registration will be on the left in the church parking lot (12209 W Coulee Hite Rd Spokane, WA 99218)
Registration and Staging:Registration and staging will be at the Countryside church at 12209 W Coulee Hite Rd. Please reserve the parking lot in the church lot for support vehicles.
Lodging:Hotel options in Spokane will be limited this weekend due to Hoopfest. We have rooms blocked at our host hotel, the Holiday Inn Express in Cheney, WA. Phone: 888.235.1104 and ask for “Cycling Championships” block. You must book your room before June 5. We are also offering host housing as it's available. Email us at email@example.com to get set up with a host.
USA Cycling permit #2009-58