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Published April 29, 2003

12th ANNUAL WHEELS OF THUNDER
 


The Northern California Spoke of the International Christian Cycling Club will be hosting a series of bike races on Saturday June 5, 2004 in Hacienda on selected streets.  This all day event is one of Northern California's premier bicycle races. 

Event Description
The Wheels of Thunder-12th Annual Criterium is a .9 mile, clockwise, flat, fast loop with four right hand turns.  The event begins at the Saratoga Center located at 5934 Gibraltar Drive, on the corner of Willow Road and Gibraltar Drive.  Racers start at Willow Road and Gibraltar Drive and follow Gibraltar Drive to Hacienda Drive to Stoneridge Drive and back to Willow Road. The event will use the free lap rule, no neutral support.  During many of the day's races, riders will compete for mid-race prizes. Cyclists need to be licensed, and USCF licenses will be available at registration.  Race information follows:
 
Category Start Field Fee Length Prizes/Places Dash for CASH
Women Elite 1,2*** 8:00 am 50 $22 45 min $150/3 places 20 Laps
Women Cat 3** 8:00 am 50 $22   $100/3 places 20 Laps
Women Cat 4** 8:55 am 50 $22 40 min $100/3 places 15 Laps
Juniors B/G 17-18** 8:56 am 25 $5   3 places None
Juniors B/G 15-16** 9:45 am 25 $5 30 min 3 places None
Juniors B/G 13-14** 9:46 am 25 $5 30 min 3 places None
Juniors B/G 10-12** 9:47 am 25 $5 30 min 3 places None
Masters 45+/55+***
    Cat 5
    Cat 3
    Cat 4
10:30 am
11:20 am
12:10 pm
1:05 pm
50/50
50
120
100
$22
$22
$22
$22
40 min
40 min
45 min
40 min
$100/6, $100/6
3 places
$100/6 places
$100/6 places
15 Laps
None
20 Laps
15 Laps
Masters 35+ (1,2,3) 1:55 pm 100 $22 45 min $200/6 places 20 Laps
Masters 35+ (4,5)
     Elite 1,2,3
2:45 pm
3:40 pm
100
100
$22
$28
45 min
60 min
$100/6 places
$400/6 places
15 Laps
25 Laps
**    Fields Picked Separately
***    Fields Picked Separately, handicapped start, same Dash for Cash prizes


Registration and Information
Registration opens at 7:00 am and closes 20 minutes prior to each race.  For race information and fees contact Darryl Smith at (925) 462-2626.  Please make checks payable to ICCC and mail with USA Cycling release to Kelly McIntosh at Wheels of Thunder using the information found below.

Street Closure
The Criterium format dictates closure of a small number of Hacienda streets.  Traffic will be monitored by the race hosts, and access will be allowed to all buildings to insure minimal inconvenience.

Contact Information
Registration:
Kelly McIntosh
Wheels of Thunder
3124 Joanne Circle, Pleasanton, California  94588

Information:
Darryl Smith
(925) 462-2626  phone

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California 94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW