The United States Military Academy is hosting their 26th Annual Army Spring Classic April 4th and 5th. On Saturday there will be a Team Time Trail and Circuit Race at Camp Buckner. Sunday will be a Individual Hill Climb and Criterium will be at West Point.
This looks to be a terrific weekend of both men and women’s collegiate cycling.
Saturday April 4th
The Team Time Trail is a beautiful event to watch. I’ve seen the cadet’s race in this fashion at the U.S. Air Force Cycling Classic in Alexander VA last year. Here they will race 7.5 to 15 miles depending on level of athlete. The race will begin at 7:30am.
Following the TTT will be a very challenging circuit race. The course covers a 2.07 mile loop along Start and finish in Camp Buckner loop onto Rt 293 into area K up a very steep power climb, then down a fast descent past Lake Popolopen before the finish. It will begin at 09:30am with D level men racing for 30 minutes, C men and B women will race 45 minutes, B men and A women will race 55 minutes, and the A men will race 80 minutes.
Sunday April 5th
The Individual Hill Climb will begin at 7:45 and climb Stony Lonesome. The 2.5 mile course will put every rider at their limits. Riders will leave in 30-second intervals.
Beginning at 10:00am the criterium will lap around Shea Stadium. The races will be 25 minutes through 60 minutes. There are may great spectator spots along the course and you can see much of the course.
The race is open to spectators you will need a photo ID to get onto West Point.
This is a huge task to put on a race of this magnitude and West Point would welcome your support if you know cycling and would like to volunteer. For information please contact Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org