Published May 16, 2002


The Northern California Spoke of the International Christian Cycling Club will be hosting a series of bike races on Saturday June 1, 2002 in Hacienda on selected streets. This all day event is one of Northern California's premier bicycle races.

Event Description
The Wheels of Thunder-11th 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 each one of the day's races, riders will compete for mid-race prizes. Cyclists need to be licensed, and NCNCA licenses will be available at registration. Race times are as follows:

8:00 am Senior Women 3, 4
8:01 am Senior Women 5
8:55 am ** Juniors B/G 10-12/13-14/15-16/17-18
9:50 am ** Masters 45+/55+
10:45 am Senior Men 5
11:40 am Senior Men 3
12:35 pm Senior Men 4
1:30 pm Masters 35+ (1,2,3)
2:25 pm Masters 35+ (4,5)

** Fields Picked Separately

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 NCNCA 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
Wheels of Thunder
Kelly McIntosh
3124 Joanne Circle, Pleasanton, California 94588

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