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BBC Virtual Berkeley Hills Road Race Fundraiser benefiting Alameda Food Bank, East Bay NICA Teams

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2020 Event p/b BBC & KV
Virtual Berkeley Hills Road Race Fundraiser p/b BBC & Kai Velo

Virtual Event: July 4-18 and August 1-15 details below...

The Berkeley Hills Road Race p/b BBC is the longest continuously running bicycle road race in the US, going since 1957. The Berkeley Bike Club (BBC) has been holding the race as a fundraiser for local high-school mountain bike teams in the NICA league. The BBC and Kai Velo have partnered to get the kids more than $100,000 worth of equipment and kits so that they can be active, healthy, and fit while participating in a fun team environment.

This year COVID has required us to cancel, so we want to offer local riders with a fun, safe alternative event so people can remain motivated to train and stay active riding their bikes and contribute to fundraising for local non-profit causes. We will run the event with all net proceeds going to support local NICA teams and the Alameda County Commnunity Food Bank (ACCFB.org) since many people need their services more than ever. 50% of all proceeds go to help get kids on bikes and 50% to help provide food to people in the local community.

In the BBC Virtual BHRR participants will ride individually to complete 7 Strava segments on one lap of "The Bears" loop plus Wildcat Canyon Road to Inspiration Point.


After completing all Strava segments in one ride, they will all be added together to yield each rider's final time for the event. Flat and climbing segments are added normally, sprint segments are multiplied by 3 and added to the total rider time. This allows us to level the playing field a little.


Multiple attempts are permitted, but only one ride per rider will be submitted. If a rider completes multiple rides on the course, that rider should submit their best result by email. If no ride is emailed, then we will select one ride that you posted on Strava that covers the course, but for time, we may not be able to select your best ride. If you only do one ride on the course during the valid events of the event, then we will select that and no email is needed.

There will be 2 windows for competition, July 4-18 and August 1-15. Each rider may submit one ride for each window. Only the best ride for each rider will be in the final standings. Riders who submit a ride for each window will also have a chance to be ranked in the "most improved" category. All categories have great prizes up for grabs, just like the regular BHRR.

Men's and Women's jerseys available, with 50% directly to the cuases! Commemorative jerseys available to everyone for the event participants, supporters, and fans local or not. 50% of the sale price goes to the two charitable initiatives. Get them through event sponsor Equipe Quarterly; 50% of every sale will go directly to those two causes.

Direct donations are welcome, with all proceeds going to the two causes. If participants want to run their own "gofundme" for the cause, pick Kai Velo as your charity of choice, and all the money you raise will go to those two local charitable causes. We have prizes for the top individual fundraisers.

There will be prizes for top athletes in each category and top fundraisers. Prizes are donated by our sponsors. Please, feel free to go above and beyond to reach out to your friends, family, and co-workers to gather more support to help kids stay active and help kids and families to eat during this challenging time. Again, all proceeds will be split 50/50 between East Bay NICA teams and the ACCFB.org.


Recommended, but optional Strava club:
https://www.strava.com/clubs/vbarc

We're grateful to our sponsors and partners:

Heffernan Insurance

Shimano

Mike's Bikes

Beaune Imports

Law Office of Daniel H Rose

Mark Zeme ENT Surgeon

Clif Bar

Gu

Equipe Quarterly

Capo

Knight

Pro Sona

English Endurance

Wahoo Fitness

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Event Details

Dates for participation: July 4-18 and August 1-15

Registration: open until the July 30.

**Open to cyclists,  racers and non-racers of all levels!

To participate: complete all 7 Strava segments in one ride. You can do this by riding 1 lap of the 3 Bears Loop near Orinda, and then go up Wildcat Canyon Road. Or, you could ride Wildcat followed by 1 lap of the 3 Bears Loop.

There are 7 Strava segmenst all labeled vBHRR, and your times for all of those segments will be added to make your total time.

Sprint segments will be multiplied by 3 so that their importance is increased in the total result.

Entire route:

https://www.strava.com/activities/3512351652

Strava segments 1-7 for event results:

https://www.strava.com/segments/24398492

https://www.strava.com/segments/24398299

https://www.strava.com/segments/24189482

https://www.strava.com/segments/24398523

https://www.strava.com/segments/24398529

https://www.strava.com/segments/24398534

https://www.strava.com/segments/24189615

There are 2 flat segments, 3 climbing segments, and 2 sprint segments. All are required and all count for the results.

Recommended, but optional Strava club:

https://www.strava.com/clubs/vbarc


If you sign up and only ride the course once during each round, then we will use that ride for the results. If you ride multiple times, name your ride "BBC VBHRR..." and whatever else you want so that we will use that ride for the results. Or, if you name multiple rides, make it clear which one you want to count.


Prizes awarded by category based on the best ride submitted by each rider at any point in the event dates.


Most improved awards for the athletes with the most improvement from round 1 to round 2.


See our explanatory YouTube videos:

Overview

6 Minute Summary

Pre-Ride

Q and A

Event Categories:**

Men's and Women's Pro/1/2* (elite and semi-elite cyclists)

Men's and Women's 3/4/Expert* (very fit cyclists)

Men's and Women's 4/5/Beginner* (novice to intermediate cyclists)

Men's and Women's P/1/2/3 Masters 45+ (elite and semi-elite cyclists cyclists over 45)

Men's and Women's U23/Youth


*All Pro, Expert, and Beginner level fields are open to people of all ages. The Masters 45+ category favors very fit riders over 45 years of age. Newer or more interemediate riders of all ages may prefer to sign up for the 3/4/Expert or 4/5/Beginner categories.


**This event is open to cyclists of all ages and fitness levels. Racers and non-racers alike can participate and contribute!


Men's and Women's jerseys available, with 50% directly to the cuases! Commemorative jerseys available to everyone for the event participants, supporters, and fans local or not. 50% of the sale price goes to the two charitable initiatives. Get them through event sponsor Equipe Quarterly; 50% of every sale will go directly to those two causes.


Prizes include:

Shimano C24 wheelsets

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS cycling computers

Specialized SWorks shoes

full Equipe Quarterly kits

Clif Bar product

gift cards, etc.!


Top prizes outlined here, equal for women's and men's fields:

P1/2 - Shimano C24 wheels, event jersey [~$1000 value]

3/4/Expert - Specialized S-Works shoes, event jersey [~$520]

4/5/Beginner - Specialized S-Works Turbo tires, event jersey [~$200}

Masters 1/2/3/Expert - Specialized S-Works shoes, event jersey [~$520]

U23/youth - Specialized S-Works Turbo tires, event jersey [~$200}

Most Improved - Wahoo Elemnt Bolt Computer [~$230}

Most Fundraising - full event kit (bibs, jersey) [~$300]


And, remember that anyone can pre-order an event jersey. It's a lightweight summer jersey with a great feel. $120 with half going to the charities. In men's or women's cut.



Posted by Kaivelo Foundation





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