St Pete Bike and Fitness
15th Annual                             2018 Fort De Soto Time Trial Series

3/29,  4/26,  5/10,  5/24,  6/7,  7/12,  8/9,  8/23,  9/6,  9/20/18

USA Cycling Permit 2018-875 - 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. No “Drones” allowed in park.

Classes: Men, Women, Merckx, Juniors, Hand cycle, Upright Para-Cycle, Recumbent.
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, Hand cycle, Para-cycle, Juniors, Bents and Merckx.
$20/10/5 - $2450.00 total cash over series.

Series awards: Medals, Champion Jerseys.

Series categories: Men 19-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+, Merckx 19-44, 45+, Juniors, Hand cycle,
Para-cycle, Recumbent, and Women 19-34, 35-54, 55+.
Categories with less than three riders have/will be combined.
Six out of the ten races count toward the overall series point’s race.
Medals and Champion jerseys for series winners thru 3rd places in each group. No riders under 9 years of age allowed.

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

USA Cycling Annual License required, one day license available for $10.

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 (38mm bead to edge max), No TT frames, road frames only – Skin suits are the only item OK.

Held Under USA Cycling Event Permit. Annual or one-day USAC license required.
Race canceled only in the event of severe weather/travel conditions.
Need more Info? Contact Ted -