ok, so this is how it is going to work:
the race is going to start a 4:00PM sunday february 12, 2006. please arrive at least 1/2 hour early.
the starting line is the southeast corner of tower grove park (arsenal and grand). at the starting line everyone is going to get a map of forest park, and a race number, then everyone will study their maps of forest park, then the race will begin. everyone will start at the same time (there are no separate classes for different types of bikes) and head west through tower grove park. every racer must stay on the grass in the park. when crossing pavement is mandatory the shortest route across will be taken. when racers get to kingshighway they may exit the park, no one can exit the park before kingshighway. the race will then proceed to forest park. there is no pre-determined route to forest park. each racer may take the route that they deem the fastest. entry into forest park may happen any where as well, however, there are four pre-determined sections within forest park. section one will be around the lake in the southeast corner of the park (kingshighway and highway 40). section two will be the worlds fair pavilion hill. section three will be the walking path through the john F. kennedy memorial forest. section four is the finish line, which will be in the southwest corner of the park (clayton road and skinker). the sections must be taken in order, and all sections must be completed to win. the riding between the sections has no predetermined route, so the racer again can chose their own way through.
there will be course marshals at the beginning of each section in forest park. when you pass the marshall yell out your race number. this is going to insure that the winner cleared all four sections.
there are no restrictions as to bike selection, anything can be ridden. there are no restrictions as to who may ride, everyone is invited (and please bring your friends). spectators should gather at the finish, because that is where the hanging out is going to happen.
after the race we are going to hang out for a while in the park, then proceed across the street to the hi-pointe cafe. this is where the after party is going to happen. pabst blue ribbon and the fucking bike club and the hi-pointe are all in cahoots on this one. there will be drink specials, there will be a prize presentation for the winner of the race, there will be fun had by all.
i still need a couple course marshals, so if you are not planning on racing, or know someone who is not planning on racing let me know if you or they want to help out (the fbc will make it worth your while).
so there you go.