Fort Follies Women's Grand Prix

Ride with the Stars

Before the Fort Follies Grand Prix and before the USA Pro Challenge, you can ride with some of the best professional athletes in the world. Join the Fort Follies and members of the women's pro peloton for a easy 20 mile ride around Fort Collins on August 24th.  

Event starts at 8am. Enjoy a leisurely ride with some of the professional ladies! Will ride to Crankenstein's in Old Town for $1 coffee drinks (there will be ample bike parking). Highlighting ladies, but guys are welcome as well. All levels and ages welcome! Let's celebrate ladies of all levels on bikes.

Fort Follies Women's Grand Prix

This fast, flat .93 mile course is centered in the heart of the action in Old Town, Fort Collins on the same day as the USA Men’s Pro Challenge Stage 6, also ending in Fort Collins. With a major $9,000 prize purse, primes, sprinter points, and a most-aggressive rider jersey, you can expect incredible action among some of the highest-level women professionals in the U.S.! With that, due to sponsorship constraints due to the USA Pro Challenge, we are seeking additional sponsorship to make this a true celebration of ladies on bikes! Please visit and share our fundraising page: http://www.gofundme.com/3hd2cg

 

Information: Whitney Schultz wmhschultz@gmail.com 970-818-1816

 

Ride with the Stars Ride- 8am. Enjoy a leisurely ride with some of the professional ladies! Will ride to a coffee shop in Old Town. Highlighting ladies, but guys are welcome as well. All levels and ages welcome! Let's celebrate ladies of all levels on bikes.

 

Women's Grand Prix:

 

Category: Pro Womens 1 / 2

Start Time: 12 noon

Duration: 50 minutes

Field Limit: 100

Prizes: $9,000

Places: 20

Plus primes, jerseys, and prizes!

Entry:

  • $50 pre-reg Pre-reg at www.bikereg.com/asldkfjasldfkj. Pre-reg closes August 20th, 2013 at 8pm MT.
  • $60 day-of. Day-of registration 9-11:15am, August 24th.
  • Numbers must be picked up at registration by 11:15am. Registration is located at the Start/Finish line just east of College and Mountain.

Directions:

  • From North: Head South on I-25, exit Mulberry and head West. Take a right on Riverside. Left on Magnolia.
  • From South: Head North on I-25, exit Mulberry and head West. Take a right on Riverside. Left on Magnolia.

Parking: Parking is limited and there is no designated parking. Please be courteous to area residents!

Race Map: 

Sponsors: Check out our Grand Prix Sponsors!

 

Awards: Pay is 20 deep. Valid ID and race number required and must sign appropriate tax form. 

Winner's Jersey: Race winner. Jersey + $2000

Sprinter's Jersey: Spring laps at 15, 10, and 5 to go, 3 deep. Winner: Jersey + $500

Most-Aggressive Rider Jersey: Official's discretion. Jersey + $350

Amateur Jersey: Top placed Cat-2 rider. Jersey + $150

 

Accommodations:Limited host housing available. Please contact Zack Allison at zallison@source-e.net.

Pro Crit Afterparty- Geared for the ladies and their biggest fans, come enjoy some free food, booze, and awesome company. Let’s highlight how awesome ladies are on bikes whether they are super pro or just starting out! Giveaways too! Location and time TBA.

About the Fort Follies: The Fort Follies were founded in fall of 2012 by Christi Leong and Colavita-Fine Cooking professional rider Whitney Schultz. The Fort Follies focus on bringing women together in a positive and encouraging environment and giving them resources to make racing and riding easier and more fun. Between multiple discipline rides at variousl levels, skills clinics, mechanical clinics, and social events, the Fort Follies are racing and riding in increasing numbers all over Colorado and even the U.S. Learn more about the Fort Follies whether you are a fan or want to get involved as a rider or sponsor at www.fortfollies.com

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