Presentation on theme: "Miller School Bike Race Plan July 27, 2014. Safety First Cooperation between all participants will make successful race Communication with ham radios."— Presentation transcript:
Safety First Cooperation between all participants will make successful race Communication with ham radios in follow vehicles, at corners and finish line/rescue squad/Hams can communicate between race caravans Within race caravan (line of sight) by LMRS hand held radios with all motor refs Enough radios so police on the road can have Motorola “race” radios “first responders” are Mike Waite (last vehicle), Greg Faust (with rescue squad) Rescue squad at Batesville
Race Schedule Racers line up at Miller School driveway Caravans line up at top of driveway then proceed to bottom of driveway after racers are lined up in gravel road area off bottom of driveway Caravans line up in Miller School driveway 8:20 AM (Sr 1,2,3); 8:30 (35+); 8:40 (45+) 1:05 PM (55+); 1:10 (Jr 15-18); 1:15 (Wm 35+)1:20 Jr 9-14) Races start from bottom of driveway
Staging before race begins Police Racers Cycling Officials Ham radio w wheels sag/medic
Race laps Morning races: 1 st race (Sr 1,2,3): 5 laps; 2 nd race (35+): 4 laps; 3 rd race (45+): 3 laps Afternoon races do 3, 3, 3 and 1 laps On last laps, racers will continue straight and take the service entrance back to Miller School After Finish-Lead car/lead police – stop at Miller School Service Entrance and signal all riders to turn into the service to return as well as stopping oncoming traffic
Wheel Cars Turn on your 4-way flashers and headlights (flashing amber legal for escorting bike races in VA) Follow directions from motor officials Asst should note rider number who gets wheels Wheels are returned to Miller School Canteen area
Corner 1 Miller School Rd/Dick Woods Rd Police stops cars southbound on Miller School Rd. No cars should proceed south on Miller School Rd after race group passes the finish line. Course Marshal keeps cars about uphill from stop sign (at Nicholas Ln) to keep cars from entering Miller School Rd. This will require radio communication between intersection and course marshal. CAUTION FLAGMAN AHEAD 500 ft from intersection
Corner 2 Dick Woods Rd/Taylors Gap Rd Police stops cars west bound on Dick Woods Rd. Keeps cars at stop sign on Dry Bridge Rd from entering intersection. Course marshal stops drivers about 100 ft from intersection to allow racers to take the whole road through the corner. CAUTION FLAGMAN AHEAD 500 ft from intersection
Corner 3 Red Hill Rd Race proceeds straight on Taylor’s Gap Rd. Course marshal stops traffic From entering Taylors Gap Rd as race comes through.
Corner 4 Taylors Gap/Edge Valley Rd Course marshal stops north-bound traffic from Taylors Gap Rd. Traffic at stop sign from Edge Valley is stopped from proceeding North (going head on into the race) on Taylors Gap
Corner 5 Edge Valley/Plank Rd As race approaches: Police stops traffic on Plank Rd to allow racers to enter Plank Rd from Edge Valley Rd.
Corner 6 Batesville Police stops cars east bound on Plank Rd Course marshal stops drivers at Burch’s Creek Rd to allow racers to take the whole road through the corner. This will require radio communication between Batesville corner and Burch’s Creek marshal.
Finish of each race Any escort vehicles get ahead of the race and stop traffic on Miller School Rd southbound at Miller School service entrance until main group of racers finish Racers will exit course at service entrance to Miller School Rd All follow vehicles may proceed to Miller School driveway to return to Miller School
“herding” after the finish Police and lead car proceed ahead of race in time to stop oncoming traffic at Miller School Service Rd Motors can assist to direct cyclists to take service road back to school
Rolling Enclosure Stop oncoming traffic Backed up by motor refs Traffic proceeds when racers are past Safest method for reducing impact of head on collision (racer more likely to survive hitting stopped rather than moving car) Gives racers some “margin of error”
If one field overtakes another Overtaking field will communicate Motor ref in charge of the race will pick spot to pull over Entire race caravan must pull over and stop while overtaking field passes