Wednesday, April 29, 2009

1st Annual West Feliciana Memorial Day Classic

For more information about these weekend events, visit,, or

1st Annual West Feliciana Classic
West Feliciana Classic Stage Race is Saturday & Sunday, May 23-24th, 2009.
Jerseys will be awarded for stages and KOM.

Over $6,500 Cash Purse.
Course Information:
Time Trial (Sat morning 8 AM): 8k one way on slightly rolling, good to excellent roads beginning
from Hemingbough Plantation.
Criterium (Sat afternoon 2 PM): 0.9 mile downtown loop with 6 turns, 1 long climb, and 2 fast downhills.
Road Race (Sun morning 8 AM: 7 miles out and back to a 21 mile loop through the hills of West Feliciana. Excellent roads through rolling hills including a KOM climb up Red Bug Hill on Hwy 421. Road closures at intersections, feed zone at Hwy 421 and Peterson Road. Start and finish at Bains Elementary School.
Register for the West Feliciana Classic at (West Feliciana Classic) or go to

First TT rider off at 8 AM Saturday morning
NOTE: If you are registering for the West Feliciana Classic Time Trial,
Criterium, and Road Race, then you can ride the BRBC Spring Century and BRASS Velo Feliciana free.
Registration includes lunch and dinner Saturday and passes to the catered awards ceremony Sunday.

Website will be updated soon with course maps and race bible.

Baton Rouge Bike Club Spring Century
As part of the 1st Annual West Feliciana Classic, the Baton Rouge Bicycle Club will hold its Spring Century on Monday, Memorial Day, May 25th, at the West Feliciana Sports Park, north of St. Francisville, La. Join us for a day of riding in the beautiful Feliciana Parishes' tree covered, rolling terrain.

Ride lengths are 9, 21, 50, 61, and 100 miles.

Post ride meal included, full SAG support, and rest stops manned by local bike shop volunteers from Pedal Play, Capitol Cyclery, The Bicycle Shop, Mid-City Bikes, and Dave's Bike Repair.

Free t-shirt (guaranteed if you are pre-registered by May 15th, and while they last the day of the ride) and free one-year membership in the Baton Rouge Bike Club with participation.

Fee: $25 before May 25th, $30 day of ride.
Register online at (no fees will apply) or view and print a mail-in form at

Proceeds from the BRBC Spring Century will go toward Bicycle Safety and Education.

Velo Feliciana
After the road race Sunday, have the whole family join the Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets (BRASS) for the Velo Feliciana ride, Sunday, May 24, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

The ride starts and ends at the West Feliciana Sports Park. BRASS guides will lead riders on a tour of historical sites in and around the St. Francisville area.
Longest route is a little over 12 miles but no one segment of the ride will exceed 2 miles, which should be easily accomplished by almost anyone.

The ride requires a $20.00 donation per rider.

Registration and prep for the ride starts at 1:30 pm. For more information visit

For lodging, we reccomend:
Quality Inn St. Francis on the Lake (LA212)
7059 US Hwy 61 North , St. Francisville, LA, US, 70775 | Phone: (225) 635-3821 Fax: (225) 635-4708
--There are rooms blocked off for the race

or any of the picturesque B&Bs you'll find on a google search

if you have any additional questions feel free to contact me:

Chris Clark

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