Saturday, May 29, 2021

Register: Fill out this form if this is your first race of the season. Send us a copy or deliver when signing in. No memberships or licences are required to participate.

Payment: eTransfer (at least 1 day prior) or cash on site. See prices (free or $20). If unable to attend, payment will be transferred to your next race.

Prepare: Review the race info below, including route links. Ride the course in the days prior to the race to familiarize yourself with the route and surroundings.

Notify: Send a brief message naming all who are attending, including volunteers, or if you need more information about the event.

Race Info

North Queens Time Trial

  • Time Trial #2 of 4
  • Saturday, May 29, 2021
  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • A/C (aero), B/D (non-aero)
  • Cameron's Brook Provincial Park, Queens
  • [A/B] and [C/D]
  • 20.0 km (A/B), 10.0 km (C/D)
  • 100% pavement
  • 148 m (A/B), 63 m (C/D)

Directions:
From Halifax/Bridgewater: Hwy 103 East to Bridgewater (Exit 13) ... Hwy 325 West for 25 km to end of highway ... Hwy 208 South for 17 km to South Brookfield (end of highway) ... Hwy 8 South for 5 km to Cameron's Brook Provincial Park (on right).
From Valley: Hwy 101 to Lequille (Exit 22) ... Hwy 8 South for 68 km to Cameron's Brook Provincial Park (on right).
From Yarmouth: Hwy 103 East to Liverpool (Exit 19) ... Hwy 8 North for 39 km to Cameron's Brook Provincial Park.

Venue:
Cameron's Brook Provincial Park on Highway 8 at South Brookfield, Nova Scotia. Entrance on the south side. Pit toilets on site. Closest service stations are 40-50 km away in Liverpool, Bridgewater, and New Germany. We will have a couple of change tents available.

Registration:
Registration opens at 10:00 for Categories C and D and closes at 10:15 with the start list posted a few minutes later. For Categories A and B, registration opens at 10:30 and closes at 10:45 with the start list posted a few minutes later. Feel free to arrive earlier if you want time to warm up.

Bring a volunteer and we will waive your race fee: marshal, first aid, mechanic, photographer, or anything you can offer that will enhance the race experience. Pick up a number plate and attach it to the post under the saddle; no bib numbers or pins.

After completing the race, return your number plate, check results, and help yourself to a light homemade lunch.

Categories:
If you have previous race experience (TT or RR) in Categories A or B, choose the longer course. For those with experience in Categories C or D as well as those new to time trials, choose the shorter course. The shorter courses (8/10/16/20 km) in this TT series are half the distance of the longer courses (16/20/32/40 km).

If you want to use aero equipment (TT bike, aero bars, aero helmet, disc wheel, etc.), choose either Category A (longer) or C (shorter). If you want to race Merckx style (ie. no aero gear), choose Category B (longer) or D (shorter). Your equipment does not have to be UCI compliant.

If you are a paracyclist, enter Category C unless you are a solo rider on a standard road bike, in which case enter Category D. After the race, you and the organizer may discuss to reassess your proper category.

Start Times:
Arrive at the start line at the time below. Cats A/B start at the Park entrance and Cats C/D start at the mid-point pull-out. You will depart moments later. Interval time will depend on attendance.

11:00 Category B (non-aero, park)
11:00 Category D (non-aero, pullout)
11:05 Category A (aero, park)
11:05 Category C (aero, pullout)

The finish line will be at the entrance to the park. Check the map links above for exact locations of the start and finish lines. Categories A and B will go out and back. Categories C and D will go one way at the turnaround point, a large pullout area that you cannot miss.

Warnings:
Do not ride on the course after the first rider departs (11:00 AM). You might inadvertently interfere with another rider.

You are not permitted to draft behind another rider. Stay at least 3 seconds behind or move over towards the centre line and attempt to pass. When passing, shout out to let the other rider know. If you are unable to pass, drop back completely before making another attempt.

There are no feed zones nor support vehicles. A sweep vehicle will pass through after the last rider to confirm that no one has been left stranded. Be patient if you experience mechanical trouble.

There will be a first aid station at the race headquarters. If you require further medical attention, call 9-1-1. The nearest hospital is 41 km away in Liverpool on School Street. Follow the H signs when entering Liverpool.

This event will proceed unless weather conditions are severe (high winds, thick fog, lightning, etc.).