Description: This race is one of Spokane's best bike races, challenging racers with a very fast and slightly technical .9 mile course set through Whitworth University's beautiful campus. The slight rise and fall of the terrain won't seem like much during warm-up but after each lap racers will be making mountains out of mole hills. The pavement is smooth throughout the loop and there's even faux brick to give the course a Euro feel. Hold your line, watch your tire, and get ready to fly.
*Category scored separately but racing in combined field. Masters 40+ and 50+ fields are open only to USA Cycling Category 1-4 racers. Category 5 racers (new racers) must race in the Cat 4/5 field with the exception of riders age 60 or above; they are welcome to race in the Masters 60+ field. Read more about this change here! For more information about categories, classes, and upgrades, please consult the USA Cycling Rule Book.
Five riders make a field! Fields with less than five riders may be cancelled or combined with another field. Prizes and money for fields with less than five riders will not be awarded. Fields that race together will still be scored separately.
Please click here to review the closed roads and special parking for the event.
From I-90 Westbound: Take the Maple St. Exit (Exit 280A) and at the first traffic light turn right onto Walnut St. Follow Wallnut St. (which becomes Maple St.) for 5.9 miles. Turn left onto N. Wall St. and follow for .75 miles, turning right onto N. College Rd. Parking and registration are located at the end of N. College Rd.
From Highway 395 Southbound or Highway 2 Southbound: Turn right onto Hawthorne Rd. and continue for one block. Due to the Hawthorne Rd. being closed in front of the university for the race, turn left at the light onto N. Whitworth Dr. and continue to stop sign. Turn right onto Waikiki/Wall Rd. and go one blck, turning right onto N. College Rd. Parking and registration are located at the end of N. College Rd.
Entrance Fee: $25 for your first race and $10 for each additional race. (Includes post-race party, all sales tax, USAC insurance charges, online registration fees, officials' pay, bribing volunteers with t-shirts and coffee, etc. Now that's a heck of a bargain, ain't it?) Online registration now open at usacycling.org. Onsite registration will be available.
Registration: Check-in and registration will be open on site between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Riders should check-in no later than 30 minutes before the start of their race.
The Fine Print:
Prizes: Each individual IRRS race awards a total cash payout of $495 plus merchandise awarded three places deep. Overall IRRS winners are awarded a total cash payout of $1,500 plus merchandise awarded five places deep. For full details of IRRS prizes and merchandise, click here.
Other Rules: All USA Cycling rules apply. Racers must present valid USA Cycling license at registration, no exceptions. Helmets must be worn anytime on the bike--before, during, and even after the race.
Organizer: Alan Jacob
Chief Referee: TBA
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