RESULTS BERKSHIRE CYCLING CLASSIC 2014
Berkshire Cycling Classic 2014
Berkshire Cycling Classic Adds USA Cycling Races to Cyclosportif (aka Gran Fondo) Ride
The third annual Berkshire Bicycle Classic in Lenox, Massachusetts, on Saturday, June 14, has added six USA Cycling categories to its schedule. The event, with its beautiful and challenging 80-mile racecourse run in point-to-point format, provides a European-style racing experience for both developing racers and recreational Cyclosportif (or Gran Fondo) riders. The Cyclosportif will start an hour ahead ot the pelotons, which will then race with 15-minute separations. All groups, including the Cyclosportif will be supported by escort motorcycles and wheel vans. The Feed zones for the Cyclosportif can be used by the USA Cycling events and volunteer feeders for the races are being recruited.
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128.8K (80-miles) & 1542m (5995') Climbing
Saturday (June 14, 2014)
- Packet Pick-up starting at 6:30 am @ Church & Housatonic Streets, Lenox
- 8:00 am - 128.8 km Cyclosportif
- 9:00 am - Master 40+ and 50+ start
- 9:15 am - Category 4 men start
- 9:30 am - Category 5 <35 men start
- 9:45 am - Category 5 +35 men start
- 10:00 am - Open women Pro-4 with 3/4 classification start
- Awards immediately after each USA Cycling race
- Cyclosportif award categories beginning at 12:00 and continuing as the age group winners arrive in Lenox
- 60 - 64
- 55 - 59
- 50 - 54
- 45 - 49
- 40 - 44
- 35 - 39
- 19 - 34
Cyclosportif (Gran Fondo): The 80-mile distance will be the only one offered this year. Overall time will be recorded and ranked according to men's and women's age groups. The long and hilly routes provide the perfect settings for those who wish to test their legs in a friendly and spirited atmosphere.
The 128.8 km (80-mile) route winds through the Berkshires region of Massachusetts and offers up 1542 meters (5060') of climbing, with the highest peak at 520 meters (1698') and the lowest 201 meters (658'). Riders will travel through historic Stockbridge and Beartown State Forest, eventually passing by the New York State border and back to Lenox. These are challenging courses. Feed zones will be manned at approximately the 30, 70, and 100km points.
USA Cycling Races: This event represents a chance for developing and Masters racers to experience a classic road race run over a 130 kilometer distance. The racecourse is challenging yet balanced and is designed to create exciting finishes.
Getting to Lenox, Massachusetts, USA:
Lenox is located in the Berkshire Mountains, 2.5 hours by highway from Boston, 2.5 to 3-hours from New York, and 5 hours from Montreal. It is accessible to to two of the major metropolitan areas of the United States, yet remains rural, beautiful and boasts excellent restaurants and hotels. A famous art colony, Lenox is a worthwhile destination for an international tourist looking for a unique American experience.
Manhattan – Lenox: 140 miles/224 kilometers. Two and a half to three hours by highway