Outdoor Chattanooga Announces U.S. Pro Cycling Schedule For This Weekend

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - by Ruth Thompson
The Super Bowl of cycling arrives this weekend. Come out and watch the action. It's all free.
 
 
Race Schedule Overview

Saturday  - Time Trials - Enterprise South  

Event venue is in front of the Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant. Spectators should enter from Volkswagen Drive off of I-75.

8:30 a.m.      U.S. Handcycling Individual Time Trials

10:00 a.m.    Professional Warm up  

11:00 a.m.    Women's Individual Time Trials/Men to Follow 
Cyclists go in one minute intervals to do 2 laps of a 9.6 mile course.
 
Monday - Road Race - Downtown Chattanooga
The event venue centers around Miller Park, Miller Plaza and the EPB building. Spectators should enter the area from the west off of U.S. 27/M.L. King exit to Chestnut St. From the west, come at the venue from M.L. King, Central Ave. and Main St.
 
9 a.m.          Women's Road Race (63.1 Miles)
12:30 p.m.   U.S. Handcycling Criterium (Multiple Laps of .7 mile course)
1:15 p.m.     Men's Road Race (100.6 Miles)
 

Special Events 

Erlanger Childrens Hospital Cycle for Miracles May 25 
Amateur cyclists will ride the pro time trial course and help raise funds for the Erlanger Children's Hospital Foundation. Top money raisers will get prizes from Litespeed Bicycles and Bike Tours Direct. The event begins at 8 a.m.
 
Ladies Leisure Ride May 26

Ladies, Grab your wicker basket and join us for a leisurely, Ladies Only ride on Sun., May 26, 4:30 p.m., beginning at Miller Plaza and taking a slow tour of the North Shore, UTC and downtown Chattanooga on the Pro Cycling short course. Bring your prettiest cruiser and plan on eating a downtown restaurant after the ride. Ladies 16 and older only, please. To learn more, email or call Outdoor Chattanooga at (423) 643-6888.

United Healthcare Kids Race May 27 

Kids can race like the pro's on Mon., May 27, during the V.W. USA Cycling Professional Road Race Championships. The United Healthcare Kids Race features categories for kids ages 3-12 and everyone wins a medal. Learn how to register through USA Cycling. It's free! 
 
Road Closure and Traffic Detour Information
Yep, we're going to be snarling up the roads, so if you can't throw down the keys and join the party, here's some helpful information to help you navigate around the downtown Chattanooga race course.
 

Saturday - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Look for detours around Enterprise South and road closures on Discovery Drive and Hickory Valley Road, from Discovery Drive to South Hickory Valley Road.

Monday (Memorial Day) - 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
CLOSED:

S. Market St. from 12th St. 1st St. 

Market St. Bridge (Chief John Ross Bridge) 
Frazier Ave. from Barton Ave. to Market St.

Broad St. from 7th to 12th

McCallie Ave. from Palmetto to Broad St.

Detours around the UTC area

All Cross Streets will be closed across S. Market St. from Frazier Ave. to Main St.   

Lookout Mountain: 
Ochs Highway - One Way UP Lookout Mountain 
Scenic Highway - One Way DOWN Lookout Mountain 

ALL DOWN BOUND TRAFFIC ON SCENIC HWY. WILL BE DIRECTED TO I-24.

CARTA WILL OPERATE A FREE SHUTTLE TO THE INCLINE,ROCK CITY AND RUBY FALLS FROM 8 A.M. TO 7 P.M.

LEAVING FROM FINLEY STADIUM EVERY HALF AN HOUR.


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