G-Tour Information


The GVCC G-Tour

General Information
Marshals
Categories
Upgrades
New Riders
Schedule and Courses
Sign In
Payment
Points
TTT – Team Time Trial
Banquet

General Information

The G-Tour is Rochester’s road  training series. It is a Club Training Event and the events are not eligible for USAC category upgrades. Events are held every Tuesday and occasional Wednesdays and Thursdays on a variety of courses south of the city and north of routes 5 &20. Distances vary from 20 to 45 miles depending on the time of the year and available daylight. You must be a GVCC member or guest member to participate in the G-Tour.

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Marshals

The courses are open to vehicular traffic and riders must stay to the right of the centerline of the road. Marshals are used to add safety, but please note that the marshals are not stopping cars, they are stopping the riders. As a full GVCC member, you must marshal. When marshaling, you will wear an orange safety vest and have a directional flag. Please review instructions on how to marshal correctly here.

The marshal date that a member selected is his/her responsibility. If a person can not marshal the event, it is important that they find a replacement. Members who fail to fulfill their marshaling duty are subject to membership suspension.

Note that courses sometimes change due to road construction. Always check the website home page, or follow us on twitter for the most recent updates.

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Groups


Events are held in the following groups:

  • A’s (USAC Category 1, 2 & 3 licensed riders)
  • B’s (USAC Category 4 licensed riders)
  • C’s (USAC Category 4 & 5 licensed riders and non-licensed beginners)

Women may participate with their USAC category or one group/category down.

Guidelines:
  • Riders cannot participate in a category lower than their USAC category.  If a rider prefers to participate in a lower category, he/she should consult with the G-Tour Director.
  • Riders advance to the next level with a USAC category upgrade or when the GVCC Race Director requests a rider advance due to consistently strong results.
  • Cat 4 licensed riders may choose either the B or C field and, at their discretion and with consistently strong results in the B field, may advance to the A field.

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Upgrades:

Your USAC category determines what G-Tour group you will participate in. These special G-Tour upgrades are decided upon by the club director and club coach.

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New Riders:

Beginners will start in the C group. This field is coached and you will learn skills through drills and instruction. For more information on the C group, please email  info@gvccracing.com.

For more “new rider” information, check out this page.

New riders to the G-Tour (in any category) should make sure their GVCC membership has been submitted at least one week prior to their 1st G-Tour event ridden.

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Schedule

The full G-Tour schedule can be found by clicking on the main page schedule tab.

In general, all three groups will ride on Tuesdays. When at the Fishers course, events may be held for two or three groups, depending on available daylight. Please check the website for groups and start times. All categories may participate in time trials (TT or TTT).

  • Road Events:  start at 6:00PM sharp. Sign in at 5:50PM
  • Individual TTs and TTTs : First rider/team off at 6:30PM, Sign in at 6:00PM
  • Criterium practice: First group starts at 6:30PM. Sign in at 6:00 PM. Check the website home page on the day of a criterium practice for exact schedule

The events are held on a variety of courses as listed on the G-Tour schedule. View G-Tour course maps. Note that courses sometimes change due to road construction. Always check the website home page, or follow us on twitter for the most recent updates.

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Sign In

Riders must be on the Approved Rider List in order to participate. Guests will need to sign a rider release for each event they compete in.

Note that no membership applications are accepted at G-Tour events. Please be sure to complete the membership process 10 days before your first event.

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Payment

G-Tour events are covered under your $75 GVCC membership dues.  PayPal or check are acceptable.

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Points:

PLACE POINTS
1 10
2 8
3 7
4 6
5 5
6 4
7 3
8 2
9 1
10 1
If there are fewer riders than there are point slots, the last person does not obtain any points and the points are adjusted accordingly. For example, if there are only 8 riders in a  group, the following points would be: 1st: 6,5,4,3,2,1,1,0

Riders can also obtain points through “primes”(pronounced preems), which are sprints within the event. When and how many primes are available is decided before the event by the G-Tour director

Individual Time Trials are scored in the following manner regardless of the number of riders:

1st: 7,5,3,2,1

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TTT

Team time trials will be held throughout the season. The following rules apply:

  • Minimum of 2 riders, max of 4
  • Time is for the 2nd rider to finish
  • USAC legal bikes
  • All Riders must start from a standing start without holding one another up
  • TTT will have different points than TT.
  • For more detailed information, please click here.

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Banquet

GVCC will honor the top riders at the GVCC Awards Banquet held in the fall.

Overall: Sum of all road, ITT, and prime points

  • A: Top 5 places
  • B: Top 5 places
  • C: Top 5 places

Road: Sum of all road points

  • A: Top 3 places
  • B: Top 3 places
  • C: Top 3 places

Primes: Sum of all prime points

  • A: 1st place
  • B: 1st place
  • C: 1st place

TT: Sum of all Individual TT points

  • A: Top 3 places
  • B: Top 3 places
  • C: Top 3 places

Team Time Trial:

  • Sum of TTT points: 1st place

All of the above subject to change.

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