2009 Edward Jones Tour of St. Louis

Race Information

  Tour of St. Louis

 

 Pre-Register HERE with 2WheelTech

 Saturday and Sunday April 25th and 26th, 2009

Two Days, Three Events, $5000+ in Cash and Prizes

The 2009 edition of the Edward Jones Tour of St. Louis brings the excitement of bicycle racing and the best local, regional, and national athletes to three venues around St. Louis. 

  • Saturday morning the action begins just north of Downtown St. Louis with the new Delmarvelous Criterium. 
  • Saturday afternoon racers will test themselves against the clock as they fly on the flats of the beautiful Colombia Bottom Conservation Area in North St. Louis County. 
  • Sunday the finale returns to Carondelet Park on an expanded circuit that will provide a worthy test and determine the Tour of St. Louis overall champions. 

 Pre-Registration and Number Pick Up

Friday, April 24th from 5 until 8 pm at

Big Shark Bicycle Company

6133 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112

 Day 1, event 1 -  Saturday, April 25th

The Delmarvelous Criterium

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Course Description: A flat .8 mile criterium around the wide open streets of the near North side. Martin Luther King Blvd, 19th St, Delmar(velous) Blvd, 23rd St. The course is wide open, mostly re-paved. The course is fast and very Delmarvelous.

Registration: Race day entry fee is $25.  Registration will be open at 6:30 am. Juniors race day fee is $10 per event.

Event RulesJunior age groups will be scored separately and medals will be awarded to the top three in each age group.  Masters prize money will be scored for combined categories.  40+ and 50+ racers will be scored separately for MOBAR points. Overall Masters prizes are for combined categories.

Start Time Category Duration Awards
8:00 am Juniors (10-14, 15-18)/Womens 4 30 min.+3 laps 3 places/Medals
8:45 am USAC Women's Open 60 min.+3 laps 5 places/$200
10:00 am Masters 40+/50+ 45 min.+3 laps 5 places/$125
10:55 am USAC Cat 4/5 30 min.+3 laps 3 places/Prizes
11:45 am  USAC Cat 4 40 min.+3 laps 5 places/$125
12:30 pm USAC Cat 3 60 min.+3 laps 10 places/$350
1:45 pm USAC Pro/1/2 75 min.+5 laps 15 places/$775

 Day 1, event 2 -  Saturday Afternoon, April 25th

The Columbia Bottom "Flat & Fast" Time Trial

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Course Description: A "scenic" 9 mile out and back course over the flat Colombia Bottom Conservation Area in North St. Louis County.  This extremely smooth, fast course offers racers an opportunity to get aero and crank up the power. The course will be open to traffic and riders must stay to the right.  The good news is the road is lightly traveled and the course will be well marked and staffed with volunteer course marshals / flaggers.  Aerobars, disc wheels, power meters, and other hi tech gadgetry are recommended.

Registration:  Race day entry fee is $15. Time trial starting sequence will follow the order of registration.  Pre register on-line to get the early time slots (slots are limited to the first 240 paid riders).  Race day registration for any remaining time trial start times will be open Saturday morning at the Delmarvelous Criterium alongside regular registration.  (note...You will not be able to register at the TT venue). 

Event Rules: The first rider will begin at 3:01 pm. (Note:  Men Cat 3 and Men Pro 1/2  riders that plan to race in their respective crits earlier in the day should plan on start times around 5:00 pm or later.)  The last rider will go off no later than 7:00 pm.  Racers will start in one minute increments.  Riders must be staged and ready to go at least 5 minutes before their start. At registration you will receive 1 or 2 bib numbers, one number to be used for both criteriums AND a second sequential starting number for the time trial. In the event of a missed start racers will be staged after the last registered rider. You must report to the Start if you miss your time slot.  Medals will be awarded for the Masters 40+, 50+ and 60+ age groups.

Start Time Category Prizes/Awards
3:00 pm Juniors (10-14, 15-18) / Womens 4 3 places/Medals
3:00 pm USAC Cat 5 3 places/Medals
3:00 pm USAC Cat 4 3 places/Medals
3:00 pm Masters 40+/50+ 3 places/Medals
3:00 pm USAC Women Open 5 places/$250
5:00 pm USAC Cat 3 3 places/$200
5:00 pm USAC Pro 1/2 10 places/$500

Day 2, event 3- Sunday, April 26th

The Historic Carondelet Park Circuit Race (part deux)

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Course Description: An undulating 1.3  mile circuit course along both beautiful lakes in Carondelet Park in South St. Louis City. The course is winding, wide open, with silky smooth pavement. The course has two mild climbs and an uphill finish.

Registration: Race day entry fee is $25.  Registration will be open at 6:30 am.  Juniors race day fee is $10 per event.  If you already have a number you do not need to check-in.

Event Rules- Masters prize money will be scored for combined categories.  40+ and 50+ racers will be scored separately for MOBAR points. Overall Masters prizes are for combined categories.

Start Time Category Duration Awards
7:30 am Juniors (10-14, 15-18) / Womens 4 10 Laps 3 places/Medals
8:20 am USAC Women Open 16 Laps 5 places/$200
9:40 am Masters 40+/50+ 12 Laps 5 places/$125
10:30 am USAC Cat 4/5 10 Laps 3 places/Prizes
11:30 am  USAC Cat 4 12 Laps 5 places/$125
12:30 pm USAC Cat 3 16 Laps 10 places/$350
1:45 pm USAC Pro/1/2 25 Laps 15 places/$775

Pre-Registration- You can pre-register online at 2wheeltech.com.  Pre-registration closes at midnight, April 22nd.

 

USA Cycling Permit pending 

Events 1 The Delmarvelous Criterium

The course is located just north of downtown St. Louis- accessible and easy to find. From Highway 40 or 44- head North on Jefferson to Delmar Blvd. Head East to 23rd Street. Bingo

Event 2- The Missouri Bottoms Time Trial

The course is located at the Columbia Bottoms State Park at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. To get to the Park you will need to take Broadway North to Riverview North. Cross I-270 on Riverview and the road changes its name to Strodtman Rd. Park is prior to the sharp uphill left turn. 

 

Event 3- Carondelet Park Circuit 

 

From the East or West go South from downtown St. Louis via Highway 55 and take the Loughborough exit.  Turn right (West)-the park is on your right. Turn into the Park and make your way to the Western border near Holly Hills. Follow all of the signs or simply keep your eyes open. 

 From the City/Highway 40 you can take Grand south until you hit Holly Hills, then turn right.

Race #1- The Delmarvelous Criterium

Race #2- The Columbia Bottoms Time Trial

Race #3- The Carondelet Park Circuit Race

Payout / Omnium details

Payout details

Points will be awarded to the top ten finsishers in each category.  The points will be awarded equally for all of the events.  From 10 to 1.  In order to qualify for the Overall each athlete must compete in ALL three events.  Masters 40+ and Masters 50+ are competing for ONE combined overall, although they will also be scored separately for the MOBAR competition.

 

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area Time Trial

 

Category

Purse

Detail

Masters 40+/50*

$100

$50, $30, $20

Women Open

$200

$90, $70, $40

Category 3

$250

$90, $70, $45, $30, $15

Pro 1,2

$500

$110, $90, $75, $60, $50, $40, $30, $20, $15, $10

 *Masters 60+ TT will be elligible for ribbons and will not be part of the overall. 

 

Carondelet Criterium and Circuit Race

 

Category

Purse

Detail

Masters 40+/50+

Category 4

$125

$50, $30, $20, $15, $10

Womens Open

$200

$80, $60, $30, $20, $10

Category 3

$350

$80, $50, $45, $40, $35, $30, $25, $20, $15, $10

Pro 1,2

$775

$130, $100, $80, $70, $60, $55, $50, $45, $40, $35, $30, $25, $20, $15, $10

 

Tour of St. Louis Overall Payout

 

Category

Purse

Payout

Cat 4 $100 $50, $30, $20
Masters Overall $150 $80, $50, $20
Women Open $150 $80, $50, $20
Cat 3 $150 $80, $50, $20
Pro 1/2 $250 $130, $70, $50

 

Lodging and information:

For a good list of hotels close to the venues go to: http://www.hotels-stl.com/CBFP.htm

 

Contacts:  Chris Clausen, Big Shark Racing 314/862-1188, chris@bigshark.com , www.bigshark.com