Starting at Roseway Road and Lake Harriet Parkway East, riders will check in, do one lap around the lake and check back in for the finishing time.
Minneapolis' own Sven will be running the show at the time trial. All racers who hope to compete for an overall placing must complete the time trial to receive their stamp for the stop, and the top time trial times for men and women will receive prizes and recognition at the awards.
Also I have decided to post the manned stops at 12:00 on this blog.
In the interest of growing the race and making it more friendly to out of towners, I feel that this is a necessary step. As it is just too much to ask someone who doesn't live here to come up with a competitive route in only 30 minutes.
But don't worry I will not give all the stops, just the manned ones (which is most) and I will certainly have a few tricks up my sleeve. This aint' gonna be no gimme.
And to all the whiners out there, quit asking me if it's really gonna be 40 miles. I already said it'll be shorter and more fun than last year. so stop being scared and start getting ready.