The Tour de France may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have our fun and prizes here in the ATL…stage-racing style! The Tour de Cat (Le Tour de Cat if you’re fancy) is a 3-stage race (time-trial, ‘sprinter stage’, and ‘climbing stage’) that will each contain single checkpoints, and will have both stage and overall tour place finishes (1st-3rd). In addition to the race, all registrants will be entered into a raffle for a dozen prizes. Aggregate times will determine placing; however, non-race related time bonuses will be available after manifests have been turned in. Further race info:
– -30-mile overall tour distance.Sprint>Climbing>Time-Trial. Start at the cafe. Sprint and Climbing stages are continuous. Regroup at end of climbing stage. Time-Trial is a mass restart. End at the cafe.
– BRING A CHARGED PHONE! Do not get lost.
Sprint Stage Checkpoint
Peachtree Bikes Westside (finish) goo.gl/maps/uxYcHS6keWK2
Climbing Stage Checkpoints
Whitewater Creek Parking Lot (halfway) goo.gl/maps/qZj5n9qdrk22
TT Stage Checkpoints
Café + Velo (finish) goo.gl/maps/EW1PVzUqS7x
– 1:00 pm sprint-stage start (Must arrive by noon to be processed and qualify for pre-race time-bonus)
– BRING YOUR RACE NUMBER! Come with it pre-pinned on your person. On the bike will not be acceptable.
– $1000 tour podium
– 18 prize packages
– All registrants entered into raffle (you don’t have to race to win stuff!)
– Men’s/Women’s/Fixed (or single-speed) categories for overall tour
– Helmets required
– Dexterity, coordination, and general useless knowledge will be needed for time-bonuses
– Cheating and/or being a bastard to other riders will get you DQ’d
Registration is at Cafe + Velo starting July 24th, and is $15 for early registration; $20 for the day of (cash if at all possible). Registration ends 12pm August 13th. An extra $5 will get you a race shirt. Riders will be required to sign waiver to race.
You can also register at Eventbrite
A portion of the proceeds from this race will be donated to the Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (ACSS), which is dedicated to finding permanent employment and housing solutions for homeless and financially vulnerable individuals.
Ebenezer Baptist Church has generously allowed us to use their gravel parking lot at the northeast corner of Jackson St. and Edgewood Ave (next door to Georgia Beer Garden) during the event. Be respectful of their property. Do not leave trash or your car there much later after the event please. Google map link here
1 — $700+swag
2 — $200+swag
3 — $100+swag
1 — Complete Langster Track bike!!!
2 — Spindle Bag + Littles/Nonis/Cafe + Velo gift certificates
3 — Heavy Pedal T-shirt+Bluetooth Skullcandy headphones
1 — Search and State jersey+Specialized socks/Water Bottle
2 — $150 Mariemarie Salon gift certificate/socks/water bottle
3 — Sabotage jersey/socks/water bottle
First choice of stage prizes will be determined by a single bocce toss from each of the top three finishers from each stage. Whoever is closest to the pallino (the little white ball) gets to choose which prize package he or she wants first.
— Search and State jersey+Sabotage socks/water bottle
— Sabotage jersey/socks/water bottle
— Radio Roasters brew package
— Boyd Rouleur Alloy Clincher Wheelset
— Smith Route Mips helmet
— Radio brew package + $25 Cafe + Velo gift card
Time Trial Stage
— Lumos Helmet+Heavy Pedal gift certificate
— Smith Pivlock Arena Max sunglasses+water bottle
— Knog lights, socks, Shimano t-shirt, and case of Montane Sparkling Water
DFL Prize (when being last is a blast)
— Jittery Joes jersey and coffee
Everyone who registers for Le Tour de Cat (racing or not) is entered into the raffle happening at the end of the race. Prizes include:
— Pure Keirin Pro Track frameset
— Lumos integrated signal helmet
— Spindle custom bag
— Knog locks and lights
— $150 MarieMarie Salon gift certificate
— Noni's/Little's gift cards
— Cafe + Velo gift cards
— Case of Revelator Fizz
— Case of Montane Sparkling Spring Water