Junior Road Races: The juniors (ages 10-14 and 15-18) will race on a different course this year, finishing at the top of an extended climb. The 16-mile road course is part of the original 40-mile road race course. Juniors will start on the campus of Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC (not Marshall!). Registration and staging will be in the parking lot of Broyhill Chapel at the corner of Cascade Street (Hwy 213) and Park Drive in Mars Hill. The course will head south of Mars Hill before turning north and finishing on top of the California Creek climb, a 3-mile climb that averages 7%. The 16-mile course has 1600 feet of climbing over its duration. Juniors riders may choose to ride back to Mars Hill, or have someone pick them up at the finish line. The ride back is approximately 7 miles long and almost entirely downhill. The return route will be marked. For this event, small gearing is highly recommended. See course map below, including 7-mile return to the parking/start area.
Note: You must compete in the Time Trial, Road Race and Criterium to be eligible for the Omnium.