The Virgin Islands Cycling Federation (VICF) will host its final races of the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16.
Saturday’s race will be an individual time trial, also known as the race against the clock. Each cyclist will be sent off at one-minute intervals and will cover an out-and-back, 18-mile course, which will run from the entrance gates to Ha’ Penny Beach on St. Croix’s South Shore Road to the Divi Hotel and back.
The road race on Sunday will be a true test of endurance and will feature three different racing distances. In the road race all racing categories will start at the former Café Kaleidoscope (the intersection of Route 62 and Route 624) and begin their races by heading east first. Elite riders will go around the east end via the South Shore Road, then continue on Northside Road to the Christiansted Bypass, go through Beeston Hill, make a left at Cool Out Bar, then pass by Café Kaleidoscope for a second lap of the same course (approximately 51 miles).
Expert riders will complete one loop of the aforementioned course, then they will take a left at Union–Mt. Washington, then a left at Southgate, over the Bypass, left at Cool Out Bar and finish at Café Kaleidoscope. (approximately 40 miles).
The Sport and Masters groups will take a left at Union–Mt. Washington, then left at Southgate, over the Bypass, left at Cool Out Bar and pass by Café Kaleidoscope for a second lap of the same course (approximately 30 miles).
Trophies will be awarded after both races to the top three cyclists in each racing category. The VICF championship races are open to the public; helmets must be worn.
For more information, call 332-6282.