Announcing the Coimbatore Criterium - 2014

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Announcing the Coimbatore Criterium - 2014

Postby deepsamuel » March 13th, 2014, 2:06 pm

This March, as the mercury soars, get served with the best action to scorch the summer yet. Presenting the MVS Coimbatore Criterium – 2014 @ the Kari Motor Speedway on 30th March 2014.
Criterium..?? What is it?
Criterium is a short road race, on a circuit. Criteriums are fast races, often involving technical (lots of corners!) courses with close competition.
Race length can be determined by a number of laps or total time, in which case the number of remaining laps is calculated as the race progresses. The winner is the first rider to cross the finish line without having been "lapped."
Events often have prizes (called primes, pronounced "preems") for winning specific intermediate laps.
Success in criteriums require a mix of good technical skills — in particular, the ability to corner smoothly while "holding your line" on the road, and riding safely with a large group on a short circuit and exceptional "sprint" ability to attack other riders and repeatedly accelerate hard from corners.
Where do we race?
The stage is set in the famous Kari Motor Speedway at Coimbatore. Follow the link http://karimotorspeedway.com/ for more details.
When do we race?
On 30th March 14, 08:00 am onwards.
The events will be conducted in the below order
• Under 18 boys
• Amateurs men and women
• Elite
So can I ride the Coimbatore Criterium – 2014..??
Yes, this event is open to all with categories as below,
• Elite: This is for the pros and riders will be competing against the best in India. Riders can participate as individuals or as part of a team. If participating as a team, the team strength can be a maximum of 6 riders. This category is open only for riders on roadies. This event is open to men and women.
Registration charges: Individuals – Rs 250/-, Teams – Rs 1000/-for a team of six riders
• Amateur men: This is open to all and if you are an average Joe this is the event for you to get your pulse racing. Open to riders on all types of bicycles. This event is not open to teams.
Registration charges: Rs 250/- per entry.
PS: Elite riders are not permitted entry in this category. The final rider classification will be done at the discretion of the event organizers post registration. Any amateur registration that qualifies for elite will be automatically moved to elite category. The organizer’s decision on this will be final.
• Women – Open category: This event is open for women of all age groups and skill in riding.
Registration charges: Rs 200/- per entry. Open to all kinds of bicycles.
• Under 18 boys : This event is open for the young legs just awaiting to spin to glory.
Open to all kinds of bicycles. Riders can participate as individuals or as part of a team. If participating as a team, the team strength can be a maximum of 6 riders.
Registration charges: Rs200/- per entry, Teams – Rs 1000/-for a team of six riders.
**Bikes used in all categories to be purely human powered.
**Any rider below 18 yrs of age will have to furnish age proof(Photo ID and school transfer certificate/SSLC and a letter of consent signed by the parent/guardian at the registration counter during bib collection.

What does the registration include?
Registration covers breakfast for riders, +3 support crew (teams), +1 support crew (individuals). Basic refreshments; water, salts and bites.
How do I register?
Registrations open on 5th March 2014. An online registration link will be mailed and shared on Facebook.
Follow the link, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IIL_zT ... o/viewform
Payment of registration fees: NEFT of the registration can be done to
• Name: MVS Enterprises
• Bank: HDFC Bank
• Branch: Coimbatore Trichy Road Branch
• Type: Current
• Account number: 00312000029006
• IFSC Code : HDFC0000031
Do mention the transaction reference number in the registration form.
How do I get to Kari Motor Speedway?
Transportation for riders, support crew and bikes will be available for a charge of Rs 50/-. This will cover the trip to and from the speedway. Pick up and drop will be at Nehru Stadium. Pick up time 05:30 am at Nehru Stadium, Children’s park gate.

Transport of bikes will be at the rider’s risk. Riders needing transport of bikes will have to pack the bike and ensure that it is loaded safety in the transport vehicle. The event organizers will not be liable for any damages to the bike during transport.

What do the winners bag..?
Elite (men and women)
• 1st - Rs 30500
• 2nd - Rs 22000
• 3rd - Rs 18000
• 4th - Rs 14500
• 5th - Rs 12000
Under 18 boys
• 1st - Rs 12000
• 2nd - Rs 8000
• 3rd - Rs 5000
Amateur Men and Women (each)
• 1st - Rs 10000
• 2nd - Rs 6000
• 3rd - Rs 4000
• 4th - Rs 3000
• 5th - Rs 2000

So does the fun end there?
No, this is just the tip of the iceberg.. It is just not a race…It is The Race Day at Coimbatore. Grills, fills, barbeque and more for all.
The MTBs are definitely not the forgotten lot.. We have the track, a dirt track.. yup dirt track for you to kick up some dust.. Bring your MTBs and let your heart go flipping on the jumps.
And it still does not end.. we will have superbikes parading the event grounds and there will be cycling events for kids too..!!
Kids Ride
The kids ride will be organized in the kart loop of the race track. Kids can take out their bikes and experience the fun in cycling first hand on the track.
Registration: Follow the link, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QB3HwL ... A/viewform
Registration charges: Rs 100/-. Registration covers breakfast and refreshments for the kid.
Great you have registered.. What next..??
Bib collection – Bib collection counter will be open on 29th March 14, 10:00 am - 07:00 pm at 702, Avinashi road, Coimbatore. Landmark – Opposite to The Residency Hotel.
The indemnity waiver and release of liability forms will have to be signed by the riders while collecting the bibs.
Still have queries?
Call us at 9843764007 (Sulaiman Bhimani) or email us at coimbatorecrit@gmail.com

To cut it short.. it is a going to be a day for bikes and bites..!! Ride out and be there..!! It just keeps getting better… Come and just not watch the fun… be part of it..!!

“No helmet, no ride” policy applies for all the events. Ride safe..! ::welcome

Yours,
Organizers – Coimbatore Criterium
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Re: Announcing the Coimbatore Criterium - 2014

Postby rockrider_kharghar » March 13th, 2014, 4:42 pm

Awesome Event!

Good luck to the Organizers and the participants!

Look forward to the pics!
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Re: Announcing the Coimbatore Criterium - 2014

Postby arunsekhar1 » March 13th, 2014, 5:47 pm

You are right! The photos in a Crit turn out really great! Awaiting the Pics Deepak!

Sharing some pics here from the Crit that happened in Chennai. Sharing it here as I personally liked the pics very much!
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Re: Announcing the Coimbatore Criterium - 2014

Postby deepsamuel » March 13th, 2014, 5:57 pm

@ Rockrider, Thank you. Clicks.. definitely!
More than the clicks riding the track will be awesomeness.

@Arun: Chennai pics are definitely a prelude of what is to come.. ::beercheers
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Re: Announcing the Coimbatore Criterium - 2014

Postby scottie » March 14th, 2014, 1:50 am

Great clicks, 1st and last is my favorite.
I would like to get a few things cleared!
How long is 1 lap? 'lapped', does that mean you have to ride ahead 1 lap from the one behind you??
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Re: Announcing the Coimbatore Criterium - 2014

Postby RNair » March 14th, 2014, 3:29 am

To get "lapped" is when you get dropped off the back and then get passed by the same group since they are riding on a circuit. In a crit typically the lapped person or group have to exit the race.
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Re: Announcing the Coimbatore Criterium - 2014

Postby scottie » March 14th, 2014, 8:21 am

^^^ Thank you, gotcha!
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