The Valley Preferred Cycling Center invites local corporations to participate in a night of racing designed to be fun for all. Track racing bikes, coaching and training time is provided for each team in advance of the Corporate Challenge Race. Teams are scheduled to train one to two nights a week (after work) for 4 weeks prior to the event. This is an excellent team-building opportunity for the riders and corporate fans. The exact date will be announced in the near future.
Each team is composed of six members, at least 2 of which must be women. No previous experience is necessary! Teams may also list up to two alternates on the roster in case a team member is unable to fulfill their duties on race day. One man and one woman of non-qualifying teams may compete in the men’s and women’s individual mass-start events. Rider’s who are USA Cycling Category 1-3 are not eligible for the individual mass-state events.
Each member of a team must be employed by (or a member of) the company or organization they are representing. As such they should be able to show proof of employment (or membership) on request. Celebrity/guest riders will not be allowed.
Race Format: Italian Pursuit:
The Italian Pursuit is a team time trial that pits two teams against one another on the track. One team of six members lines up on the home straight, while the other team lines up on the back straight. At the starter’s gun, each team forms a paceline and begins to “pursue” or chase each other around the track. This continues for six laps (2,000 meters or 1.25 miles). At the conclusion of each lap, the leader of the pace line drops out of the race until only one member of each team is left. The clock stops when the lone rider crosses the line completing the sixth lap. The best six teams (ranked on time) advance to the finals.
Due to a limited amount of track time and coaching staff, the first 16 corporations to RSVP with their entry fee of $500.00 will compete in the event. Please include payment with the official registration form and Team Roster. Your entry fee will cover the cost of coaching, insurance, facility time and bicycle maintenance.
All necessary equipment will be provided, including track bikes and helmets. Riders may use their own pedals on the “velo bikes” but must make sure that the velo pedals are replaced and tightened after use. A corporate challenge coach must be present when changing pedals.
Riders are welcome to bring and use their own equipment with the following restrictions:
- The gear must measure 81” (Roll out of 6.36 Meters) or less, this means 48 x 16 or smaller. There will be a gear roll out at registration, if a bike rolls out more than 81” it will not be allowed in competition. Bikes will be marked.
- The rear dropouts must be rear facing horizontal (track) dropouts
- Wheels must bolt on (no quick releases)
- Disc wheels or deep section wheels (80mm+) are not allowed
- Tubular tires are not be allowed
- Aero helmets are not be allowed
- Aero bars are not allowed
- Free wheels are not allowed
- Brakes will are not allowed
The winning team receives the Corporate Challenge Champions trophy in an awards ceremony at the conclusions of the Professional Race Series events.
Fifty General Admission tickers are delivered to each team captain to hand out as complimentary tickets for their colleagues and families. We always love to see the support each corporate team is able to rally ‘round the flag!
The Corporate Challenge Relays take place during the standard Professional Race Series events. International professional racing will also be seen throughout the evening. Additional tickets can be purchased at the gate for $5. Children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Each corporation is invited to deliver a company banner to the VPCC at the last practice session. The corporate banners shall be displayed, track side at the velodrome, the night of the race. Signage must be delivered to the VPCC no later then two weeks before the scheduled night of racing.
PA announcements mentioning the participating corporations will be made throughout the evening. If prepared by the corporation, one 30-second PA announcement about your company or product will be made during the evening. Prepared PA announcements must be received two weeks before the scheduled night of racing.