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Coyote Creek Trail Ride & HPV Fun Day at Hellyer Park Velodrome
Come ride the Coyote Creek Trail (CCT) then afterward, if you like, watch or participate in recumbent racing on the track.
We'll meet at the parking area for the Velodrome and do a 25 mile or so out and back ride south on the Coyote Creek Trail (rolling at 9:00 AM) and return by noon to watch or participate in the HPV races. Average speed when rolling on trail 10-12 mph. Note: Parking at Hellyer Park costs $6.00, paid at the kiosk entering the park. An alternative would be to park somewhere else along the trail and ride to the park.
The racing event is not a Bay Area Recumbent Cyclists event but some of us have participated in races or watched the races in the past. This is a low key event with the emphasis on fun and enjoying recumbent bikes and HPVs.
Here is more info on the event and the fees for participating (watching is free)
When: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Where: San Jose Velodrome at Hellyer Park.
Time: Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at noon. Please register early so we can start on time! Racing begins around 12:45 and ends around 4 pm.
The annual HPV Fun Day at Hellyer Park Velodrome has been held for over 25 years! The racing can be fast, but the emphasis is on fun! Newcomers are encouraged to join us and start with two low-stress events, the timed 200 meters and the Newcomers Race. We encourage women riders to experiment with racing in a safe, welcoming environment!
All types of bikes are welcome except for mountain bikes, bikes with no brakes and motorcycles of any kind. Electric bikes can compete in the 200 meters and their own race if there are 3 or more of you.
Race Categories: 1) Unfaired, 2) Partially Faired and 3) Open Class (velomobiles and other faired bikes).
200 meters (all categories) – one run per person/bike combination.
Juniors Race (under age 16) – 3 laps.
Newcomers Race – 4 laps – Open to people who haven’t entered a Fun Day race before.
Miss and Out Race- Two heats based on 200 meter times.
Other fun races we (or you) come up with
1/2 hour Race (all categories)
If you want to propose a race, contact Carole at [masked]
Just Curious? If you want to ride on the track but don’t want to race, we have “Track Tryout” for $5 (cost of the insurance). You can ride the track before and between races (helmet required).
Cost: Costs for 2019 are (per rider):
$10…Juniors (under age 16);
$5…to just ride on the track between races (cost of insurance)
$6…Parking: Pay for parking at the kiosk, as you enter the park.
There are no concessions at the park. Plan to bring your own food and water.