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2017 Fort De Soto Time Trial Series

2017 Fort De Soto Time Trial Series

 April 6th, April 20th, May 18th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, September 21st.

USA Cycling Permit 2017-132
Sponsoring Club – St Pete Bicycles

Location: Fort Desoto Park in Pinellas County, FL. Follow I-275 South to Pinellas Bayway> Fort Desoto Park> North Beach.      $5.00 entrance fee to park is mandatory.

Classes: Men, Women, Merckx, Juniors, Handcycle, Fixed Gear. Juniors are required to have parent or guardian sign entry and release forms. Juniors under 11 years old require a “shadow/senior” rider to follow them on course.
Cash payout: for individual races 1st thru 3rd – Overall Men, Women, Fixies, Juniors, Hand Cycle, and Merckx. $20/10/5
Series awards: Medals, trophies, and Champion Jerseys.

No riders under 9 years of age allowed. No recumbents.

Series categories: Men 19-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+, Merckx 19-49, 50+, Fixed, Juniors 9-12, 13-18, Handcycle, and Women 19-39, 40-59, 60+. Categories with less than three riders have/will be combined.

Six out of the eight races count toward the overall series point’s race.
Medals, trophies, and Championship jerseys for series winners thru 3rd places in each group.

Start: The event starts promptly at 6:30 pm. Cyclists start at 30 second intervals. Start times are posted online by 4:00 pm day of event. Start times are seeded based on previous times. We race using our clock, not yours.

Registration: Online at, maximum 50 racers.
Registration opens the Monday prior to each race at 7AM.

We will work out a complete series entry and open the registration for it Feb. 1st.

Entry of $20 ($10 Junior entry) can be paid on site, but NO on-site registration will be available.

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USA Cycling Annual License required, one day license available for $15.

The Course: Fort DeSoto is as flat as it gets. All cyclists do an out and back from the very end of the North beach to complete a distance of 15 Kilometers.

Merckx Class definition: NO aero gear at all. That includes booties, aero helmets, deep rims (34mm bead to edge max), tt frames, aero frames, tt bars, no little aero helmets, etc. – Skin suits are the only item OK.

Held Under USA Cycling Event Permit. Annual or one-day USAC license required.
Race held rain or shine. Canceled only in the event of severe weather/travel conditions.

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2017 Fort DeSoto Time Trial Series
Presented by
St Pete Bicycles