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RACE REGISTRATION

OPEN LATE JULY/EARLY AUGUST
Registration Info Coming Soon(ish)

Jerry Baker Memorial Elite Sprint & Endurance Mini-Omniums

JBM Omniums Cash Purse is $1000 minumim payout, split equally between men and women. Payout for elite endurance & sprint omniums and the elite madison is the following:
  

1st Place - $75

2nd Place - $50

3rd Place - $25

Omnium points are tallied in normal JBMV/USAC fashion. 

LIST of ELITE Mini-OMNIUMS:

Endurance #1 - Friday Night

*Madison - Friday Night

1st Place - $50

2nd Place - $40

3rd Place - $30

Endurance #2 - Saturday Night

Sprint - Saturday Night (Keirin) and Sunday (Match Sprint) 

*standalone race with pay-out.

It may be necessary for elite fields to be combined with masters or junior events. If the situation presents itself the “race together, scored separately” policy will be applied. 

MINI-OMNIUM EVENTS
 

⚙EVENTS - ELITE MEN

ENDURANCE (Pay-Outs on Friday & Saturday Nights)

International Tempo Race (Friday Night)

Elimination Race (Friday Night)

Scratch Race (Saturday Night)

Points Race (Saturday Night)

SPRINT (Pay-out on Sunday after sprint tourney)

Keirin (Saturday Night)

Match Sprint (Sunday)

EVENTS - ELITE WOMEN

ENDURANCE

International Tempo Race (Friday Night)

Elimination Race (Friday Night)

Scratch Race (Saturday Night)

Points Race (Saturday Night)


⚙MADISON - ELITE MEN & WOMEN
Stand alone event that also includes cash payout.

SESSION #1 | Friday August 10, 2018

INTERNATIONAL TEMPO RACES

Elite Women - 12 Laps (May race with Masters Women, scored separately)

Elite Men - 15 Laps**


ELIMINATION RACES (International Omnium-style elimination races)

Elite Women (May race with Masters Women, scored separately)

Elite Men

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

International Tempo Race & Elimination Podiums


SESSION #2 | JBM Elite Omnium Riders have no individual timed events*


SESSION #3 | Saturday August 11, 2018 

SCRATCH RACES

Elite Women - 12 Laps (May race with Masters Women, scored separately)

Elite Men - 20 Laps

KIERINS - (Sprint Omnium Event #1)

Elite Women

Elite Men

POINTS RACES

Elite Women - 5x5

Elite Men - 7x5

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS 

Scratch | Keirin | Points Races


SESSION #4 | Sunday August 12, 2018

MATCH SPRINT TOURNEY

Elite Women

Elite Men

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS 

Match Sprint 

*The combining of race categories and altering length of races are subject to change under the discretion of the race director and/or promoter based on participation or weather conditions. See website and Facebook page for updates and changes: www.fredsrace.com and/orhttp://www.facebook.com/FredsRace

2018 Race Schedule


NOTE: Gear restrictions will only be applied to junior racers. Other USAC junior guidelines will also be adhered to.


Events in bold-italic are included in the Jerry Baker Memorial Omnium (elite m/w only).See omnium page for further details.


SESSION #1 | Friday August 10, 2018

Friday Night Racing Championship Edition 

Session begins at 7:00PM | Registration opens at 5:30PM (Closes at 6:30PM)


SCRATCH RACES

Junior Men/Women D – 6 Lap Scratch Race (Race together, scored separately)

Junior Men/Women C – 8 Lap Scratch Race (Race together, scored separately)


INTERNATIONAL TEMPO RACES

Masters Men 55+ - 8 Lap Tempo Race (Field of 5 req’d for separate field) 

Masters Men 50-54 - 10 Lap Tempo Race 

Masters Men 35-49 - 12 Laps Tempo Race

Junior Women A/B - 10 Lap Tempo Race (Race together, scored separately)

Junior Men A/B - 12 Lap Tempo Race (Race together, scored separately)

Elite Women/Masters Women 35+ - 12 Laps 

Elite Men - 15 Laps


MARYMOOR CRAWL


ELIMINATION RACES

(International Omnium Version)

Masters Men 55+ (Field of 5 req’d for separate field) 

Masters Men 50-54 

Masters Men 35-49

Junior Women A/B (Race together, scored separately)

Junior Men A/B (Race together, scored separately)

Elite Women/Masters Women 35+

Elite Men


THE MADISON

Elite Madison (Prior Madison Experience Req’d) Category 1/2/3

Masters Men Madison: 45+ & Elite Women


PODIUM PRESENTATIONS 

Scratch Race | Elimination | Madison Podiums


SESSION #2 | Saturday August 11, 2018

“Saturday Morning Sufferfest! 

Session begins at 10AM | Registration opens at 8:30AM (Closes 20min prior to first race)


INDIVIDUAL TIMED EVENTS


500m TT

Junior Men C/D

Junior Women A/B/C/D

Elite Women

Masters Women

Masters Men 50+


Kilo TT

Junior Men A/B

Masters Men 35-49

Elite Men


2K Individual Pursuit

Junior Women A/B

Masters Women

Masters Men 50+


3K Individual Pursuit

Junior Men A/B

Elite Women

Masters Men 35-49


4K Individual Pursuit

Elite Men


PODIUM PRESENTATIONS 

Timed Event Podiums!





SESSION #3 | Saturday August 11, 2018

“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting 

Session begins at 6PM | Registration Opens at 4:30PM (Closes at 5:30PM)


SCRATCH RACES

Junior Men/Women D – 6 Lap Scratch Race (Race together, scored separately)

Junior Men/Women C – 8 Lap Scratch Race (Race together, scored separately)

Masters Men 55+ - 8 Laps (Field of 5 req’d for separate field) 

Masters Men 50-54 - 10 Laps

Masters Men 35-49 - 12 Laps

Junior Women A/B - 10 Lap Scratch Race (Race together, scored separately)

Junior Men A/B - 12 Laps (Race together, scored separately)

Elite Women/Masters Women 35+ - 12 Laps 

Elite Men - 20 Laps


KEIRINS -  Qualifying Rounds

Qualifying rounds to finals, no repechages, no minor finals. If rider turn-out is low, then reps & minor finals may be added (not likely). For masters & juniors, a minimum of 4 riders are required for separate keirin field. For example, if there are five 55-59 riders, they go straight to a final. If there are four 55-59 riders, there will be a 50-59 field.


Masters Men 35-39

Masters Men 40-44

Masters Men 45-49

Masters Men 50-54

Masters Men 55-59 

Masters Men 60+ 

Junior Women A/B

Junior Men A/B

Masters Women 35+

Elite Women (Event #1 in Sprint Omnium)

Elite Men (Event #1 in Sprint Omnium)


JUNIOR C/D POINTS RACES

Junior Men/Women D - 3x4 (Race together, scored separately)

Junior Men/Women C – 4x4 (Race together, scored separately)


KEIRINS - Finals

Masters Men 35-39

Masters Men 40-44

Masters Men 45-49

Masters Men 50-54

Masters Men 55-59 

Masters Men 60+ 

Junior Women A/B

Junior Men A/B

Masters Women 35+

Elite Women (Event #1 in Sprint Omnium)

Elite Men (Event #1 in Sprint Omnium)


POINTS RACES

Masters Men 55+ - 4x5

Masters Men 50-55 - 5x5 

Masters Men 35-49 - 6x5

Junior Women A/B - 4x4 (Race together, scored separately)

Junior Men A/B - 4x5 (Race together, scored separately)

Elite Women/Masters Women 35+ - 5x5 

Elite Men - 7x5


PODIUM PRESENTATIONS 

Scratch | Kierin | Points Races


SESSION #4 | Sunday August 12, 2018

“Teams with Two/Three/Four-ups! 

Session begins at 10AM | Registration Opens at 8:30AM (Closes at 9:40AM)


TEAM SPRINTS

Junior Women A/B (2 Laps/2-Up)

Elite Women (2 Laps/2-Up)

Masters Women 35+ (2 Laps/2-Up)

Junior Men A/B (3 Laps/3-Up)

Elite Men (3 Laps/3-Up)

Masters Men 35+, 45+ & *55+ (3 Laps/3-Up)

*No team minimums for team events. If there’s a single team in the category, they are gold medalists.


TEAM PURSUITS

*Junior Women A/B (4K/4-Up)

Elite Women (4K/4-Up)

*Masters Women 35+ (3K/4-Up)

*Junior Men A/B (4K/4-Up)

Elite Men (4K/4-Up)

Masters Men 35+, 45+ (4K/4-Up)

Masters Men 55+ (3k/4-Up)

*No team minimums for team events. If there’s a single team in the category, they are gold medalists, but team must ride.


PODIUM PRESENTATIONS 

Team Event Podiums


SPRINT TOURNAMENT

Flying 200s for all categories. Structure of tournament dependent on turnout. Minimum of 4 riders per age group required for separate juniors and masters fields. In example, if there are three 50-54 sprinters, they will be added to the 45-49 field.


Junior Men A/B

Junior Women A/B

Masters Women 35+

Elite Women

Masters Men 35+

Elite Men


PODIUM PRESENTATIONS 

Sprint Tourney Podiums


***FCR TEAM OMNIUM TROPHY PRESENTATION on TBD


*The combining of race categories and altering length of races are subject to change under the discretion of the race director and/or promoter based on participation. See website and Facebook page for updates and changes: www.fredsrace.com and/or http://www.facebook.com/FredsRace. 

FAQs

After the first three successful editions of Fred’s Race (Washington Junior/Masters State Championships), the Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome will host the third year of the regional track championships for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Fred's Race will always be known as Fred's Race, but the full name is now: The Fred C. Rehberger Northwest Track Cycling Championships.

⚙FUN? WHAT IS FUN?
Fun is racing your bike on the track! Fun is pushing yourself and finding new limits! Fun is going outside of your comfort zone in a positive environment. Fun is surprising yourself and finding-out, “Hey, I did great!” Fun is competing with your peers and friends. Fun is a weekend in the infield with great people. Fun is what you should sign-up for!

⚙ARE ALL CATEGORIES INVOLVED?

Mass start races for Juniors, Masters, Women 4s and Elites. Category 4 men & women under 35 are eligible to race timed events, team events and sprints. Including kilo/500m, individual pursuit, flying 200, team pursuit & team sprint. 

⚙IS THIS A USA CYCLING SANCTIONED REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS?

Yes. All riders must have a current USAC or UCI international license. 

⚙NW TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE MEDALS TO PODIUM FINISHERS!
We also will have podium jerseys for champions to wear for podium pictures!!!

⚙WHAT DATES ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? 
Friday August 25 | Saturday August 26 | Sunday August 27 of 2017.

⚙CATEGORY 3 RIDERS CAN RACE IN ELITES? 
**Yes. But if we exceed a maximum field size (over 40 riders) then a Category 3 qualifying race will be run. In example, if there are 44 riders entered and 8 of them are Category 3s, there will be a qualifying race for those 8 riders. The top 4 riders will advance to the final.

⚙WHAT CATEGORIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO RACE MASS START EVENTS?
Elite Men = Categories 1-3 | Elite Women = Categories 1-3 (Omnium Eligible)
Masters Men = Categories 1-3, Ages 35-54; 55+ Categories 1-4
Masters Men 60+ (6 riders minimum for separate field, except for Keirin)
Masters Women = Age 35+, Women Categories 1-4 (Prior mass start track experience and approval from chief referee or race director required for women 4s to compete in mass start events)
Junior Men & Women

*Categories may race together, but will be scored separately when possible. Fields with more than 40 riders must race qualifiers (rare on a 400m track).

⚙WHAT IMPORTANT JUNIOR INFORMATION SHOULD I KNOW?
Age Groups:
Junior Men: A (Ages 17-18), B (Ages 15-16) , C (Ages 13-14), D (Ages 9-12)
Junior Women: A (Ages 17-18), B (Ages 15-16) , C (Ages 13-14), D (Ages 9-12)

*Gear Breakdown:
17-18: Unrestricted
15-16: 6.93 meters (22’ 9”)  |  51x16 = 6.81 meters/45x14 = 6.86 meters
13-14: 6.45 meters (21’ 2”)  |  48x16 = 6.41 meters
9-12: 6.05 meters (19’8”)  |  48x17 = 6.03 meters

 *Due to variables, the above gear combinations are for reference and do not guarantee they will meet USAC legal rollout. Please check with a race referee prior to official pre-race rollout. The above gearing is  new for 2017.

15 & 16 year olds competing in Keirin & Madison championships will not be gear restricted in those events.

All USAC junior rules will be in effect, including gear restrictions. Rollouts will be conducted. No aerobars or wheels with fewer than 16 spokes or covered wheels of any kind for junior C/D riders.
*Categories may race together, results broken down by age group if necessary.  

⚙HOW DO AGE GROUPS BREAKDOWN FOR COMBINED CATEGORY MASS START MASTERS RACES?
 
As an example, let’s use the masters men 35-49 scratch race. All masters men ages 35-49 will race together, but their results will be broken down into five year increments.
Let’s say a racer age 42 comes in third overall, but is the highest placed rider in the 40-44 age group. That rider will take the gold medal for men 40-44. 

⚙SO, ARE MASS START AGE GROUP BREAKDOWNS THE SAME FOR WOMEN AS THEY ARE FOR MEN?

We hope so! With that said, there have to be enough women to fill a field, so come on out and race and we'll break it down!!!

QUESTIONS? Contact us through the web page or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FredsRace

About Fred

August 2012By: Fred's Friends
Fred was awesome.  

One would be hard pressed to find anyone who loved the bike, and believed in the bike, more than Fred. No matter the situation Fred always found the positive side to things, especially when it came to two human-powered wheels. If Fred didn't have a good race, he found the positives in YOUR RACE. On training rides if you rode in a dangerous manner, Fred was the first to hold you accountable, for your own safety. If you were new and just discovering the bike, be it recreational riding, racing, triathlon, commuting, mountain biking, whatever, Fred would take the time to help you progress at your own pace. Not just riding the bike, but how to be self-sufficient and confident when out on the road or trail. From Portland to Lynnwood to Redmond to Seattle and beyond there are countless stories of Fred taking the time to really teach people about the bicycle and how it makes a better world. Some of these people, who became Fred's close friends, couldn't ride much more than a short distance at a snail's pace, often due to heart trouble, diabetes, and a myriad of health issues, but Fred patiently brought them all along. 

Why a track race as a memorial? Well, Fred loved the track. He quietly maintained the MVA rental fleet, showed-up to assist with the junior program, and volunteered every chance his schedule would allow. After years of battling his own health issues that kept him from racing, all while he still maintained a volunteer presence at the track, he finally returned for part of the 2011 race season. 2012 was to mark Fred’s return to a full track racing season.

Fred loved to race. He didn't care about the prize money or merchandise or prestige of winning, he just loved to race his bike. If you’re lucky enough, or good enough to take home a medal, Fred would be one of the first to congratulate you, but he would be more appreciative that you just came out to race your bike. That's why Fred's Race, also known as the Fred C. Rehberger Memorial Northwest Track Cycling Championships, will be about the love of racing and remembering one of our cycling community's quiet heroes. 

You see, Fred was awesome and we miss him very much.

2018 Sponsors

Fred C. Rehberger Northwest Track Cycling Championships

Gregg's Cycle!

Gregg's Cycle has been out title sponsor for the four three years and we're psyched to have them back!

Pyatt/Broadmark

Pyatt/Broadmark has been with us since the beginning! Without their support for Fred's Race and track racing in general, we'd be racing on the road!

DYNA Racing

A long time sponsor of the three days in the valley, and we're glad they've come back to play!

First Strike Velo 

First Strike Velo and Slalom Consulting have been with Fred's Race from the start. We hope to see them back for 2018!

Contact

Race Director
eric@lillmonster.net
Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome
Marymoor Park
King County
Redmond, WA

ABOUT
The Northwest Track Cycling Championships, a.k.a., Fred's Race,  is about celebrating velodrome racing and a guy who loved the sport. While there's great competition from juniors to pros to past olympians, the soul of the event is to get as many people out to race and enjoy the day as possible. Take that kind of energy, add a beer garden, and maybe a food truck or two and boom, we got one heck of a party. If you haven't tried track racing, go to velodrome.org and sign-up for a class, you'll be glad you did! If you are in Portland, check-out Alpenrose Velodrome. If you're in Vancouver, BC, check-out Burnaby Velodrome Club, and if you're on Vancouver Island, head on over to Victoria's Westshore Velodrome. Each track has a great introduction to racing on a velodrome.

If you're just interested in watching some great racing and enjoying a tasty beverage, we have that handled too! Just remember, FRED WOULD GO!