Summer Time Trial Series 2021

We are proud to announce that the 2021 Greenville Spinners Summer Time Trial Series will return with the first event in the series on Thursday, May 13th.

Never done a time trial before?  We have all levels of riders at our time trials so don’t be intimidated. It is a great way to test and improve your fitness.  You do NOT need a time trial bike to race.

Categories

  • Juniors (under 18)
  • Men cat pro 1,2,3
  • Men cat 4,5 or unclassified
  • Men Merckx (NO aero equip)
  • Men Masters 50+
  • Women cat pro 1,2,3
  • Women cat 4,5 or unclassified
  • Women Merckx (NO aero equip)

The Time trial series is FREE for Greenville Spinners Members. You must be a Spinners member to participate – we will be checking to verify membership at registration. If you are not a member, you will not race. You can sign up online by going here. or you can sign up at the time trial.

For each event, registration will begin at 5pm at the registration tent set up at the Spinners parking area at SCTAC. The address is 642 Perimeter Road, Greenville, SC 29605. First rider starts at 6:01pm at 1 minute intervals. Registration will be set up in the same parking area as the porta-johns.

The course is a 10 mile out and back route. The start and finish line will be located at the Spinners Parking area.  It will start in a clockwise direction out to (just before) Echelon Road where riders will do a u-turn and return to the start / finish line.  The course uses perimeter road and passes the golf course as well as climbs (and descends) 3M hill.

Dates for the events (all Thursdays)

We WILL have a rain date if we have to cancel. Cancellations will be made by 4pm on the original race date and the rain date will be one week following.

Riders

  • Bring your own liquids and food items
  • Bring your own tools, pump, hand sanitizer, equipment
  • Feel free to bring a lawn chair
  • Park a safe distance from other cars, use both lots if necessary
  • There will be no time trial holders, everyone will start with a foot on the ground
  • When waiting for your start time, space yourself at least 6 feet behind the rider in front of you
  • https://www.strava.com/segments/9542255
  • https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29911162

Please arrive any time after 5:00pm to get your bib, which will be at the registration table. Your number will correspond to your start time. Ex. 6:02 = bib #2, 6:37 = bib 37. This is your one and only trip to the table.

Results will be posted on our web site and Facebook page soon after the event. Do not ask the timer how you did. Do NOT go back to the timing table.

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Michenfelder – 864.363.7399 / [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a time trial bike?
No, any bike will do. We even have separate results categories for road bikes, time trial bikes and handcycles.

Do I need to do all four time trials?
No; however, we encourage it, so you can compare your times! Results for each event are posted separately. Additional series results are posted for those that compete in multiple events.

I have never done this before, what can I expect?
We start riders every minute. Get there early to register and do a warm-up. We also let you request specific start times in advance. We do not do race day registration. Make sure you are at the start 3-5 minutes before your start time so you can get lined up. It is a very relaxed and supportive atmosphere, and there are snacks and drinks when you finish.

Is the route closed to traffic?
No, but it is a low traffic area, and we have a police officer at the turn-around. Time trials are also a great way to race without the fear of being in a pack of riders.

Is there a fee and do I need a racing license?
The TT’s are free for Greenville Spinners members and you do not need a racing license. New riders simply join the club once to participate in any of the time trials.

What is the length?
It is a ten-mile course (out-and-back) on Perimeter Road. The course is rolling with great road quality. You can find the segment on ridewithgps and Strava.

Will the series help my riding/racing/performance?
The ten-mile effort will give you data, (power, speed, heartrate, etc.), that you can use to set your training zones. At the very least, doing the same ride on the same course every month can help you measure your fitness and achieve your goals. If you train with power, the distance is similar to that which is often recommended as part of determining FTP.

Check our Facebook page for updates regarding weather and signup times.

See you out there!

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