2014 Individual Time Trial Information

 

Saturday afternoon, November 8th, 2014

Racing down scenic River road

15.5 Miles in Length

2:00 pm first racer off from Lazy L & L

 

We are sorry, but the Individual Time Trial event has met it's maximum limit.

Please consider adding your name to the waiting list.  Replacements are chosen by matching est. mph, not by time of listing, so there's no better time than now to be added to the list!

Consider racing with a partner in our  Two Person Team Time Trials held on Sunday, November 9th. Always a favorite event for spectators as it is the "original" Tour de Gruene event.  Navigate to the Team Time Trial page to register.

 

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Monday to Friday from 9:00am –  7:00pm Central Time
you may also visit their online support page:
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GENERAL INFORMATION               READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER

AFTER YOU REGISTERED         FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

                  DIRECTIONS TO TOUR DE GRUENE

 

contact event information      registration@tourdegruene.com

 

Tour de Gruene 2014 has an exciting new venue!!!  After 30 years of tours and racing along beautiful River Road we have decided that is where we belong …. ON River Road!  Surrounded by limestone cliffs and encircled by the Guadalupe River it’s hard to imagine a more scenic location than the Lazy L & L valley property. It is a time to enjoy the camaraderie alongside fellow cyclists who share your love of cycling the magnificent central Texas countryside.

Individual Time Trials are a competition but no racing license is required. Racers begin from a starting ramp and start 30 seconds apart and then race 15.5 miles against the clock for awards in various gender, equipment, age, and ability divisions. Racers will be seed started according to their predicted average mph for the course. Last year's winner, and any course record holders, are given the honor of being seeded last if they request.

Our Post Ride Celebration will include a catered dinner awards ceremony under the spacious and modern pavilion at the Lazy L & L. Horseshoes, washers and sand volleyball courts surround the pavilion. Like to camp or RV? Reserve a site through L & L and gather with other cyclists along the river for the weekend.

Also included in your entry is a ticket into Wurstfest – a local German festival with good food and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment.

We look forward to seeing everyione in November for a spectacular race and fun gathering. The Sally M. Kingsbury Sarcoma Research Foundation of New Braunfels is our chosen charity.
 
 
 
G  E  N  E  R  A  L       I  N  F  O  R  M  A  T  I  O  N



The 2014 Individual Time Trial Route
 15.5 miles in length.
  Along the same course as last year 
 Start is located at Lazy L & L on River Road.
 Route goes south on River Road and all right hand turns
 Route has 995 feet of climbing
 Finish is about half a mile from the start (map link)

Divisions are Formed After Registration Closes

 No racing license required to race
 Open to 250 individuals
 Four components to are considered in forming each division:
   • Gender  (Men, Women)
   • Equipment (Aero or Merckx)
   • Age of the racer
   • Predicted Average Speed on the course

Race Procedures
 Five minutes prior to appointed start time is customary to line-up
 Racer's official time begins at the appointed start time, whether
    racer is present or not
 Late starts are coordinated in the "Late Start Lane"
    located on ground level beside the start ramps
    • Arriving late may mean waiting until the racer currently
      on the ramp has been started by the official
    • No matter how late, an official MUST start each racer
 Time is recorded from racer’s appointed start time, to the
    leading edge of the front wheel when crossing the finish line
 Tour de Gruene awards are presented to top times in each
    division.
    • Quantity of prizes is dependent upon total entries per division.
    • Typically 3 places per division
    • Typically over 40 divisions

Rules
 Drafting other vehicles, racers, and not completing the entire
    course will result in penalties or disqualification
 Warming up will be only to the north on River road, or in the
    Ponderosa Subdivision  (MAP to PONDEROSA)
 Placement of race numbers will be detailed later

 
R E G I S T R A T I O N        S C H E D U L E

 
All registration closes @ 8 pm on Thursday, October 16th
or earlier if event maxes out.
As of 9-28-14 there are 17 slots remaining
 $60 
 Each racer receives:
    • Supported race (police at intersections)
    • Free parking in venue area
    • Collector shirt in size ordered
    • Admission Ticket into Wurstfest
    • Awards dinner catered by Lazy L & L
    • 1 shower token (6 min) upon request  @ packet pickup



 

B E F O R E     Y O U    R E G I S T E R


Merckx or Aero Equipment Racing Division?
 Aero division:
    • racer displays any one of the following:
       aero helmet, aero bars, skinsuit, wheels,
       or tear shaped frame tubes
 Merckx division:
   • racer may NOT have aero helmet, aero bars,
      or skinsuit 
    aero wheels (rim depth less than or = to 30ml) 
   • or tear shaped frame tubes
   • When in doubt, go Aero or call for clarification (210) 862-3524
   • Merckx racers discovered to have Aero equipment
       will be moved into the Ride for Time Division (no awards)
 Racer may switch divisions anytime before the event fills up
    by logging into  https://myevents.active.com

Accuracy on estimating MPH ability
 When a MPH estimate of speed average will be needed. Be accurate to within one tenth.  XX.X
   • Racer can change estimated mph speed at any time before
     registration closes by going into his/her account:
     
https://myevents.active.com
   • Be as accurate with this mph estimate to have fair divisions
     and prevent sandbags icons in the results
   • Click HERE for mph calculator help
 YOU MAY NOT CHANGE YOUR MPH when event fills
    (when event field max of 250 is met)

T-shirts
 We anticipate the shirt style to be "fashion fit" sizing
     •  which means typically more snug    
     •  if snug is not to your liking .... size up
 TripleX sized shirts and youth sizes may be of a different
       fabric and color but the graphic will be the same
     • the cost to special order tripleX sized shirts is $5

Minor Children Registration
 Children under 18 (minors) must be registered by their adult legal
    guardian using a “Minor release form”
    •  Form will be available here on November 1st

 

A F T E R     Y O U     R E G I S T E R

Confirmation Email:
 After registering online, active.com will send a confirmation
    email within minutes.   If not received:
    • Check junk or spam mail folder
    • Log into 
https://myevents.active.com  account to confirm
       registration was accepted, then
    • contact Active to discuss problem
         http://activesupport
         877-228-4881  Active Support Phone
 Major event updates will be communicated via email so you need
       to clear up any email blocks

 If you are unable to connect with active.com or need additional
       event information, write to registration@tourdegruene.com
 Racer can preview registration for accuracy anytime prior to
        registration closing by going to 
https://myevents.active.com
 For specific race or route questions you may call (210) 862-3524

Packet Pick-up Form/Waiver:
 Packet pickup form-waivers will be posted here on November 1st
    • Adult Recreational Tour waiver
    • Child Recreational Tour waiver (under 18)
 Print the Form-Waiver:
    • Form must have good ink distribution and be printed on one page
    • poor print quality or alterations of the form will not be accepted
    • Read the liability release form and if you agree, sign and
       date the form
    • Divisions will be posted here on October 29, 2014
    • Check the list for accuracy
    • No one associated with Tour de Gruene or Active inputs
        answers into your registrations - data entry errors are common
    • Late notifications of changes that result in division changes move
       a racer into the Ride for Time division (no awards except overall)
    • 2 day period for racers to look over the Divisions for problems
    • Official list posted on November 1st, including Divisions,
       race numbers and start times
    • Write your Ride Number in the box on the bottom right corner
    • Write your Division # and Start time on the form back
 Packet pickup is faster if you arrive with pre-filled form
 If you do not have a printer, waiver forms will available at
     packet pickup
 May pick up a friend’s pre-registered packet IF:
    • they provide you with their waiver  - signed and completed
    • confirm their physical address including zip code and mobile
       phone# entered during registration

Packet Pick-up Locations/Times
 Wednesday, November 5th from 4-9pm  a Bike World 1604
         **** KICK OFF PARTY **** & Optional Packet Pickup
    • Hosted at San Antonio Bike World 1604  map
    • Amazing FEAST prepared by Bike World co-owner Bill Simons!
    • food donated by Whole Foods Market.
    • Bike World offers 15% discount to riders during the party
    • Park in the shopping center just prior to Bike World
    • Parking on the access road may result in being towed
    • Bonus!! -- First 100 people to show up at Bike World wearing
       any previous year Tour de Gruene shirt -- will get a free
       small 2014 poster!
    • Bring your completed Form/Waiver to speed your processing
 Saturday, November 8th     8:00 am - 8:45 am
    • Lazy L & L Pavilion  (Directions)
    • Bring your completed Form/Waiver to speed your processing!
 Saturday, November 8th     1:00 pm - thru last racer
    • Lazy L & L Pavilion
Race Maps
 View the ITT route here (link)
 We do not upload official maps to the website for printing until
    we are nearer the event date as a route could change due
    to construction or unforeseen safety concerns
 We ask racers to print their own map because
    • Many riders use only GPS devices and download
       MapMyRide maps
    • Racers study the maps ahead of time and most were observed
      discarding maps from their packets

Commemorative Posters
 Collector Commemorative posters are composed each year by RC-CO
    • http://www.rc-co.com
    • 2014 poster/shirt artwork has not been revealed yet
 Commemorative posters are available in limited supply at
      packet pickup
    • $5 each, or 3 for $10
    • CASH only (no checks or plastic)
    • Remaining posters from previous years will be available for purchase
    • Posters cannot be mailed or purchased online

Lodging
Lazy L&L Campground, host site of Tour de Gruene
    Join the Party! Stay all night! Or both nights! Or longer!
    • Overnight Tent and RV spaces available (see site for rates)
    • Day campsites (thru 6 pm) available
    • Click here for Special Tour de Gruene CampSite Rates!
    • Call 830-964-3455  for reservation information
    • http://www.lazylandl.com

Other Area Lodging

Link to pdf of cabins/lodges by proximity to Lazy L & L
Link to same doc in excel format for ease in navigating
 New Braunfels C of C Listings
    • www.innewbraunfels.com/visit/stay
 Interactive Map Listings:
    • http://goo.gl/maps/5NxHl

Directions to the Tour de Gruene at the Lazy L & L
 To facilitate traffic flow and parking procedures all vehicles
     are requested to enter Lazy L&L from the north (Sattler)
From I-35 North
From I-35 South
From I-10 East
From 281 at  46
From 281 at  306

Parking Procedures
 Parking is included in your entry and will be in the grassy roped
    off area through the south entrance of the Lazy L & L Property
 Driving into other areas of Lazy L & L is not permitted without a
    camp reservation.
   • If you do reserve a day or night campsite, you will enter through
     the camp entrance of the Lazy L & L, which is 500 feet north of
     the Tour de Gruene parking entrance
  • Click here to be directed to more info on day/night campsites

Lunch for Online Registrants
 Lunch and non-alcoholic drink ticket is included with online
    registrations
   • If a meatless option is desired, you may indicate so during your
    online registration
   • Additional meal tickets for family members may be purchased
    during online registration

Alcoholic Beverages
 Lazy L & L sells wine and beer in addition to other food
    product in their store and at the Pavilion
   • They accept all major credit cards except American Express.
   • No checks.
   • Bring the proper ID

Wurstfest!!
 Enjoy music, dancing, carnival rides, games, food, adult beverages,
    and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment
 Use your ticket included in your entry for free admittance ($10 value)
   • Wurstfest runs November 7th thru the 16th, 2014
   • www.wurstfest.com
   • Wurstfest is about a 30 minute drive from Tour de Gruene by way
       of Hwy 306  (faster than taking River Road)
   • Map link from TdG to Wurstfest via Sattler

Ride for the Sally M. Kingsbury Cancer Research Foundation
 Sally Kingsbury was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister,
    teacher, friend and pillar of the New Braunfels community who
    lost her life to Sarcoma. Friends and family started the foundation
    with a mission to fund research facilities dedicated to finding a
    cure for sarcoma
knockoutsarcoma.org

Placement of race numbers
 Instructions for aligning your race number will be here
    at later date

You may TRANSFER your registration
 If for any reason you cannot race once you have entered there
    is no refund, however, we allow you to transfer that registration
    to a friend, relative or co-worker and be refunded IF the transfer
    process is completed before the event field max is met:
    • Log into:     
https://myevents.active.com
    • READ:  How-To-Transfer-My-Entry-To-Someone-Else
 Transfer/Refund option is not allowed:
    • after online registration has closed or field max is met
    • for children (under 18)
    • for adults registered by someone else

Helmet Requirement  
 At all times when participating in Tour de Gruene and mounted
    on a bicycle you must wear a securely fastened helmet that
    meets either the US DOT helmet standards or one of the
    following standards:
    • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard Z90.4
    • Snell Memorial Foundation Standard "B" or "N" serie
    • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard F-1447
    • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standard CAN/CSA-D113.2-M
    • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
    • European Committee for Standardization (CEN)

Photography by RxDesign
http://www.RxDesign.com
    • RxDesign will upload photographs in the week following the event
    • Pictures from previous Tour de Gruene years can also be
       found on his website
    • Contact RxDesign with any questions about your event photography
    • http://rxdesign.zenfolio.com/tdg

If inclement weather
 Rain or shine, the Tour de Gruene will go on as long as there is
    no flooding, eminent thunderstorms or other weather conditions
    that may delay the start of the tours, or cancel them depending on
    their severity and intensity.
 Be prepared and bring a water proof shell or cycling jacket. If the
    forecast calls for lower temperatures arm warmers, leg warmers,
    and gloves are also recommended
 Information about delays or cancellations will be placed on the
    website  www.tourdegruene.com
 There will be no refunds for cancellations

 


FREQUENTLY  ASKED  QUESTIONS


What if I need to adjust my mph estimate?
It is imperative that this estimate be accurate for hosting a safe
event and reducing sandbag nomenclature in the results
Instructions on how to change my mph
 
May I transfer my entry to someone else?
 Review this section
 
What if I find I am unable to ride after I register?
There are no refund options - Unless - 
 It is before the event has closed out online. If so, you may
    transfer your registration to a friend, family or co-worker and
    be refunded (see instructions HERE).
 If after event closes out, there are no transfers/refund options.

May I change shirt size after I register online?
 Shirt sizes may be altered any time before October 16th
    thru your account
    • Log into:    
https://myevents.active.com   and make changes
    • Only primary acct holders can change shirt sizes. If you registered
      a 2nd person through your account, their info cannot be changed
 A designated SWAP table at packet-pickup will allow shirt swaps
    • SWAP shirts are different fabric but same graphic.
    • Option to swap is available only while quantities last

Can I purchase additional shirts?
 Additional shirts may only be purchased during your online
    registration process thru October 16th
 Shirts from previous years (as available) can be purchased at
    reduced prices (cash only-no checks/plastic)

Can my packet, shirt and/or Wurstfest ticket be mailed?
 We do not mail items to entrants
    • Have someone pick up your packet for you
    • They will need your signed release form with ride#, email,
       and physical address to claim

Will there be an ATM on site?
 There is not an ATM on site, however, one is located at the Valero
     station 3 miles north of the start/finish
    • Map from TdG to Valero Station in Sattler

Are there showers on site?
 Yes. There are 4 different bath houses.
    • One 6 minute shower token supplied at packet pickup upon request
    • Additional tokens may be purchased in registration ($1ea)
    • location of showers:  http://www.lazylandl.com/pdf/camp_map.pdf

What is Historic Gruene?
 Gruene is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and
    many of the buildings that were rescued have been awarded a
    Texas medallion from the Texas Historical Commission. It is
    recognized by the Texas travel industry as a premiere
    attraction for visitors.
    •The main focus of Gruene is bona fide Texas. Everything from the
      wares they sell to the music they play speaks to providing its
      guests with an experience that has the signature seal of the
      Lone Star State.
    • Gruene is about a 20 minute drive from Tour de Gruene
    • Map from TdG to Gruene by way of Hwy 306 (faster than taking
      River Road)

 
Is Tour de Gruene going ‘Green’?
 Tour de Gruene has always worked “Towards Zero Waste (TZW)”.
    Reducing the amount of items that end up in recycling and compost
    along with (and especially) the landfill is our goal. Re-using items as
    many times as possible before they are discarded is great too.
 The owners of Lazy L & L property take extreme pride in keeping
    their property looking the way nature intended – trash free!  Please
    help us to demonstrate to the Lazy L & L staff that the cyclist
    community respects the environment in which they ride and is 
    pro-active when it comes to recycling or disposing of trash properly
 

 

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PARTY DOWN AT BIKE WORLD 1604 IN SAN ANTON

Tour de Gruene Kick Off Party and Packet Pickup

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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P R I O R    Y E A R    R E S U L T S

 

Click here to view 2009 Individual Time Trial Results by Category.
Click here to view 2009 Individual Time Trial Results by Overall Time.
Click here to view 2010 OVERALL Results
Click here to view 2010 results_by_Category
 
Overall Results for the 2011 Individual Time Trial
Results for the 2011 Individual Time Trial by Division posted on this link.   
 
CLICK HERE FOR 2012 TOUR DE GRUENE ITT TOP WINNERS
 
CLICK HERE FOR 2012 Men & Women RESULTS BY DIVISION ORDER
 
CLICK HERE FOR 2012 WOMENS OVERALL RESULTS BY DIVISION ORDER
 
CLICK HERE FOR 2012 OVERALL RESULTS BY TIME
 
 
CLICK HERE FOR 2012 RESULTS BY DIVISION
CLICK HERE FOR 2012 WOMENS OVERALL RESULTS
CLICK HERE FOR 2012 OVERALL RESULTS
 
Link to 2013 Results page

 

 

Pictures from Tour de Gruene events may be found at www.RxDesign.com

 

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