April 2nd-3rd 2022 Palestine, TX
Dogwoods are a Bloomin'
Racers from across the region will descend on Palestine, TX for the first weekend of the Texas Triple Crown series. With two days of racing on deck, participants will also get an opportunity to enjoy the festivities of the third and final weekend of the 84th annual Dogwood Festival. The races will include a criterium and road race option with a full slate of age group and category events.
Saturday Downtown Criterium
Pro Cat 1/2/3 - 70 min - 3:15 pm
Category 3/4 - 60 min - 2:00 pm
Category 4/5 - 35 min - 12:00 pm
Women's Cat 1/2/3 - 60 min - 12:50 pm
Women's Cat 3/4/5 - 45 min - 9:10 am
Junior U15 - 25 min - 8:30 am
Junior U18 - 30 min - 8:30 am
Masters 40+ - 50 min - 11:00 am
Masters 50+ - 50 min - 10:00 am
Sunday Road Race
Pro Cat 1/2/3 - 87 miles - 8:00 am
Category 3/4 - 67 miles - 8:05 am
Category 4/5 - 47 miles - 12:10 pm
Women's Cat 1/2/3 - 67 miles - 8:15 am
Women's Cat 3/4/5 - 47 miles - 12:15 pm
Junior U15/U18 - 20 miles - 8:17 am
Masters 40+ - 67 miles - 12:00 pm
Masters 50+ - 67 miles - 12:05 pm
Right in the heart of Palestine with a finish right in front of the Anderson County courthouse. Great food and sites to see within walking distance of the race venue.
Update 3.28 - we are excited to announce our new course in Elkhart was approved! This course is 6.7 miles per lap, and goes through a cool little town each lap. There is a diner that opens at 10:30 right next door! With more laps, more points primes will be awarded for the Omnium & towards the Texas Triple Crown.
Additional Race Details
Omnium Points & Scoring
Participants can compete in each day's events individually, or compete for an overall omnium classification scored across both the criterium and road race. Points are awarded for finish order each day along with bonus points awarded throughout each race. The final classification is based on who has earned the most points across both events.
Triple Crown Series - Points earned at the omnium translate over to points for the Texas Triple Crown Series
Each participant is given two race numbers to be pinned on their jersey. We will have our number pinning mannequin at registration if you are not sure.
Saturday - Right & Center
Sunday - Right & Center
There will NOT be a packet pickup Friday
Saturday Morning - Pickup at race start/finish area starting at 8:00 AM
Sunday Morning - Pickup at the open lot in downtown Elkhart (look for start/finish) starting at 7:00 AM
Timing Chip Details
RaceResult timing transponders are required at this event. The timing chip is to be fixed to the fork of your bike using two zip ties (does not matter which side).
-Renting a chip - please have a credit card or valid photo ID handy when checking in. We hold the collateral until after the race to ensure the transponder is returned.
-If you own a chip, please bring the chip or chip number with you to check-in to make sure our records are correct.
-No transponder = no results!
-Please do not share or exchange transponders with other racers, this is a guaranteed way to mess up both of your results.
***If you forget to return your rental chip, please email us. They are $75 each and we need them back. If not returned within one week, we will have to charge your credit card for the full price of the transponder.
Bicycle ER from Witchita Falls will be onsite providing mechanical support to participants. They will also have some last minute items available for sale on event day.
Wheels & Road Race Support
Criterium - The wheel bit is located next to the start/finish. In the event of a crash or mechanical, come to the pit and a free lap given to get back in the race. Racers are responsible for providing and labeling their own wheels, neutral wheels are not provided.
Road Race - Each race is followed by a wheel truck. Racers are responsible for providing and labeling their own wheels. Wheel collection and drop off will be next to the start/finish area.