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Cheap Sources, What and where.

Started by quickkarl. Last reply by quickkarl May 20, 2013. 6 Replies

First Race

Started by Booksy Jul 1, 2012. 0 Replies

Timing Chips for CX race ?

Started by CX22. Last reply by Tom Simpson Jan 2, 2011. 5 Replies

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Comment by Pirate Race Productions on December 22, 2010 at 8:14pm
So unless chips add enough prestige to an event to increase entry fees or turnout it's tough to justify
Comment by brianhancock on December 22, 2010 at 8:07pm
I don't believe you'll get any break from USAC.  In addition, if for some reason the electronics would malfunction, it is probably considered good form to have someone picking numbers every lap anyway and not just relying 100% on the technology.
Comment by Pirate Race Productions on December 22, 2010 at 7:39am
My question is that if you are running chips will USAC reduce the number of officials you are required to have on the line, so I do not have to pay an Assistant ref/judge the $50/day plus $0.42/mile, food and lodging.
Comment by brianhancock on December 22, 2010 at 4:48am
All of the races I've been involved with were scored the old-fashioned way with pickers counting people every lap.  Despite not being a huge event by any means it was still a bit stressful.  If chip timing was less expensive I would have been all over it.  It is really neat as a racer to see lap times throughout the day and within a race.
Comment by CX22 on December 21, 2010 at 6:43pm

Anybody use timing chips for a cyclocross race, Seems like a solution for running multiple fields on the course at the same time.  At the Mt Washington Hillclimb this summer they used disposable chips stuck inside the race number.  We had 500 riders this October and we need a solution.

- Ted


Comment by barry davies on June 12, 2010 at 2:10am
check out our summer X races here in the UK
Comment by Miss Mary Perez on November 10, 2009 at 8:33am v. Sports Base: I'm using for our cross seires(I have not used Sports Base as a promoter). It's super easy to set up, fees can be paid by either promoter or participant or portioned on both. Payment is quick. And the admins of the site are super responsive. I'm really happy with it.
Comment by Dan Rieber on November 10, 2009 at 7:51am
I'm looking for an internship or job in the cycling race world.

I have worked 24 hour mtn bike races, and photographed all sorts of cycling for years, so I am quite familiar with the industry. However, I want to learn more about race promotions, course development, getting sponsorship, the works.

Ultimately, I want to organize events as fundraisers but I'm not sure how to get started.
Comment by Pirate Race Productions on October 23, 2009 at 8:08am v. Sports Base - I've always used the former, because thats what everyone in Texas uses, and I have a soft spot for NoHo, but a lot of the NC events are on the latter. Any feedback on ease of use, user cost, reimbursement lag, etc?
Comment by Miguel Rosales on October 13, 2009 at 10:14am
I'm in the process of finalizing some races to be held on the U of Wyoming campus property (Red Jacoby Golf Course) and want to get some feedback on potential course layouts. In order to be allowed onto the property for our races we're going to be restricted to use the dirt roads on / around the property and to not have any impact on the greens, tee boxes and fairways. I'm attaching a pic of the layout of the venue and am wondering if folks might have suggestions for courses. I've used google earth and have a couple of potential courses laid out but want to hear from experienced promoters on how'd they use the landscape for a CX course. One thing to keep in mind is that the property slopes up to the club house which is the area in the bottom right corner of the pictured usable area. Thanks!


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