Change to the course in 2016

In April we were informed by UDOT that a major construction project from Garden City south to the Rest Area by Rendezvous Beach State Park, would require us to change both our traditional start and finish location.  Additionally because complete laps around Bear Lake during the construction were not allowed, we were limited to a single lap only.  However, after working with different race clubs and advisors, we have been able to re-route the course and have two exciting finishes that we hope will appeal to all racers and riders alike. 

UCA Points Race.  All Race Categories will have a 47.5 mile course that will start at Rendezvous Beach State Park (South-end), and proceed counter-clockwise around the lake, and finish with a challenging, but beautiful climb to the Bear Lake Summit overlook.  In addition, a Mens and Womens OPEN CATEGORY will also be provided with a 43.5 mile route that starts in the same location, but ends on a flat surface in Garden City.  We will prize all categories.

Recreation Riders.  You will start slightly later than the racers, and follow the same course, starting at Rendezvous Beach State Park.  You will have the option of a climb or flat finish. Rider Support will be placed at North Beach (hydro, snacks, quick-grab items), the Summit Overlook, and at the flat finish.

Blue Water Beach will continue to be our Base-Camp and will host packet-pick up, day-of registration, camping and room rental, parking, showers and our post-ride meal.  We encourage all riders to check-in and park at Blue Water and then warm up with a gentile ride to the start line at Rendezvous Beach.  Route maps will be provided, see below.

FRIDAY NIGHT HILL CLIMB - 3.3 miles

FRIDAY NIGHT HILL CLIMB - 3.3 miles

Some cool new items for the Bear Lake Classic May 15-17th

Registered Bear lake Classic Racers/Riders,

First of all, THANK YOU for your interest in the 2015 Bear Lake Classic coming next week in Garden City, Utah (May 15-17).  We are thrilled with the initial support and riders joining is for this 12th annual ride.  A couple new and fun items for 2015.

1) You are prepping the Tour of Utah 1st Stage course. As I'm sure you already know, you will be riding the exact same route as the professional cycling teams during the Tour of Utah Stage 1 on Aug 3rd.  The Tour will start in Logan, follow Logan Canyon to Bear Lake, complete on lap around the lake, and then return via the summit overlooking the lake.  Our hill climb on Friday night and the lap around the lake will be the same course, so...come ride where the pros will ride!

2) Friday Night, more to climb, but more to eat afterwards.  We've extended the ITT holl climb a gentle additional mile-plus to pre-create the Tour hill's exciting hill climb.  Afterwards, we have arranged for the awards ceremony and a special rider meal at Cafe Sabor, (special healthy menu items at a special price).  We hope you will all come join us on the patio and lawn for some great food and to cheer on our winners. 

3) New Men's and Women's Hill Climb Prize.  One man and one woman climber will take home a FREE ENTRY to the Rockwell Relay in June.  This is worth $200 each and it will be given RANDOMLY to one man and one woman just for entering our hill climb. 

4) We heard the feedback, you already have a t-shirt, keychain, cheap bag...  This year we have decided to give you what you really want after 50 and 100 miles of racing and riding...FOOD!  Instead of keychains and first-aid kits, chapsticks and pens we will give EVERY RIDER a free lunch catered by Justin Hamilton of Off-Premise Catering.  Burger or a Brat and great extras.  Pepsi is sponsoring again so there will plenty to drink as well.  

5) Making it easier for packet pick-up for folks down south.  On Thursday from 3:00 - 7:00pm, we will be at Bikewagon in North Salt Lake Address: 680 W 200 N, North Salt Lake, UT 84054.  If you live in the Weber/Davis/SLC/Utah Co area, stop by and we will get your packets to you.  If you have friends, Family or team mates who have not yet registered, go online at www.bikereg.com/bearlakeclassic or bring them along on Thursday.  

Once again THANKS for registering and we will see you start to come in on Friday May 15th!  - Troy Oldham & Kevin Rohwer (2015 race directors)








 

Packet Pick-up in North Salt Lake this year!

We welcome you back to the 12th annual Bear Lake Classic! This is an exciting year for this traditional 3-day event in Garden City, Utah.  We anticipate a great hill climb on Friday with some special additions, our Saturday race will have some slight changes to the finish line to help make the race even more safe, and our Sunday 5-person TTT will be as exciting as ever.

We are adding a new option for our riders in the Weber/Davis/Salt Lake/Wasatch/Utah Co. areas, we will be hosting a packet pick-up in North Salt Lake at;

BikeWagon 
Address: 680 W 200 N, North Salt Lake, UT 84054
Phone:(801) 383-3470

 

Thanks

Troy Oldham