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  • RACE SCHEDULE & RACE FLYER
    See what's on the docket at the 2017 edition of Fred's Race! With the UCI rules changes, we've made some changes too!
  • REGISTRATION
    Registration isn't expected to open until late July or early August, so check back soon. And yes, pre-reg madness will help with inside the rail sanity!
  • Endurance & Sprint OMNIUMS
    The men's & women's elite omniums have changed in format. No more timed events, but the keirin remains, as does the equal payout for men & women.
  • FAQs
    You have questions, we have answers. Well, at least answers to the main questions. If you have a specific question, try contacting us through Fred's Facebook page.

  • Pics
    Enjoy a trip down memory lane with some amazing media from great photographers like DBCphoto, Wheels In Focus, as well as selfies and fun shots from everyone and everywhere!
  • "Vintage Veils" Bike Show
    Come out on Saturday night from 6 to 9PM to see some amazing vintage bicycles & catch some fast track racing!
  • Sponsors
    Meet our sponsors that make Fred's Race possible! They know the track is awesome and without them, we're just doing another road ride! 
  • Directions
    Here's where and how to get to the Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome! 400 meters of concrete bliss!

RACE REGISTRATION

Registration not open at this time. Please check back later. THX!
Get Registered! Well, in Late July or Early August ;-)

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

2017 Race Schedule & Flyer

SESSION #1 | Friday August 25, 2017

 Friday Night Racing Championship Edition” 

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

INTERNATIONAL TEMPO RACES

Junior Women C/D – 6 Lap Tempo Race (Race together, scored separately)

Junior Men C/D – 6 Lap Tempo Race (Race together, scored separately)

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

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 

International Tempo | Elimination | Madison 


SESSION #2 | Saturday August 26, 2017

“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 B/C/D

Junior Women A/B/C/D

Elite Women

Masters Women

Masters Men 50+

Kilo TT

Junior Men A

Masters Men 35-49

Elite Men

2K Individual Pursuit

Junior Women B

Junior Women A

Masters Women

Masters Men 50+

3K Individual Pursuit

Junior Men B

Junior Men A

Elite Women

Masters Men 35-49

4K Individual Pursuit

Elite Men

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS 

Timed Event Podiums!

SESSION #3 | Saturday August 26, 2017

“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” 

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

SCRATCH RACES

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

Junior Men C/D – 6 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 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 four 55-59 riders, they go straight to a final. If there are three 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

Elite Men

POINTS RACES

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

Junior Men C/D - 3x5 (Race together, scored separately)

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 27, 2017

Teams & 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 (3K/3-Up)

Elite Women (4K/4-Up)

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

*Junior Men A/B (3K/3-Up)

Elite Men (4K/4-Up)

Masters Men 35+, 45+ & *55+ (4K-4Up)

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

PODIUM PRESENTATIONS 

Team Sprint & Team Pursuit

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 

Match Sprint

***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


USAC OFFICIAL FLYER

Fred C. Rehberger Memorial 2017 Northwest Regional Track Cycling Championships

When: August 25th, 26th, 27th (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), 2017

Where:The Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome is located in King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. Take SR 520 east to West Lake Sammamish Pkwy/Marymoor Park exit. Proceed to velodrome and park on tarmac next to track. Parking is $1 per day.

 

Course Description:400m cement velodrome with 25 degree banking.

 

Who: Elite Men Category 1-3, Elite Women Category 1-3, Junior 9-18 (A/B/C/D) and Masters 35+ Cat 1-4 Men and Women. For mass start racing at the JBV, adults must first take the Adult Intro Track Class and then race Thursday nights (Beginner/Cat 5 Track) prior to advancement to other advanced category race nights. Check www.fredsrace.com for other info for specifics on Cat 4 eligibility. All Category 4 and 5 racers who have completed the Intro Track class are eligible for timed events. For junior events all USAC rules will be in effect including gear restrictions. Rollouts will be conducted. Junior C/Ds cannot use aerobars or wheels with less than 16 spokes.

 

What to Bring: USA Cycling or UCI License, a fixed gear track bike with no brakes and an approved helmet. Be prepared for varying weather conditions with extra warm clothes. Rental bikes are available Cat 4 for riders only. Tents and shade providing fixtures are also highly encouraged.

 

Cost: $80 for all events(all three days), $30 for Friday, $30 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday. Add another category (race masters & elite) for just $10 more. $25 for juniors for all events ($10 Fri, $10 Sat, $5 Sun). $20 for single timed events only (Flying 200m/500m/Kilo/2k/3k/4k/Team Sprint/Team Pursuit). Rental bikes are $10 for full event rental and available to category 4 riders only. USA Cycling or UCI international license required to race. All racers must have a current USA Cycling annual license which can be purchased at www.usacycling.org (not for sale at the race). No one day licenses available. All riders must have prior track experience, completed the Intro Track class or have permission of Chief Referee and/or Race Director to compete.

Registration: Day of event registration only. Registration opens at the following times:

Session #1 (Friday Evening) 5:30pm

Session #2 (Saturday Morning) 8:30am

Session #3 (Saturday Evening) 4:30pm

Session #4 (Sunday Morning) 8:30am

You must register 30 min prior to the session start.

 Race Start Times: Session #1 will start at 7pm with mass start events for elites/masters (Tempo, Elimination, Madison) Session #2 will start at 10am with individual timed events including 500m TT, Kilo, 2k, 3k, 4k. Session #3 will start at 6pm Saturday evening with mass start events including the Scratch, keirin and points races. Session #4 will start at 10am Sunday Morning with team events, including team sprint and team pursuit, followed by the Flying 200m TT for sprint seeding, then the match sprint tournament.

 Prizes: Regional championship medals (3 deep) will be awarded to residents of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and British Colombia. Total elite cash purse is $960. Payout is based on mini omniums. Friday’s omnium is Tempo/Elimination, Saturday’s omnium is Scratch/Points, Sprint omnium is Keirin/Sprints and the Madison pays out separately. Payout is 1st - $60, 2nd - $40, 3rd - $20.

 Race Numbers: Event specific numbers will be provided for all racers. Numbers will be worn on both sides.

Other Info: Sprint & Timed Events open to Masters 35+ Categories 1-4. Men’s Mass start and Keirin races are limited to Masters age 35-54 Track categories 1-3 & Masters 35+ Women Category 1-4**. Masters 55+ mass start races open to categories 1-4. Elite match sprint is open to Category 4 riders who have completed Thursday Night Racing or have permission from the Chief Referee and/or Race Director. **Masters 35+ Cat 4 Women who have fulfilled their Thursday night racing requirements are eligible for mass start & keirin events.

 NOTE: Gear restrictions will only be applied to junior racers.

 Fred C Rehberger Team Omnium Trophy: The USAC registered Washington state team with the highest number of top three placings across all categories (elite/masters/juniors) wins the Washington State Team Omnium Aware (Fred’s Trophy). Team and all riders must be USAC registered in Washington State and reflected on their USAC license. There are no exceptions or “guest” riders. Composite teams are not eligible for competition. Riders are only eligible for one point per event raced, i.e., if a rider races the elite and masters individual pursuit and gets podiums in both, only one point will count towards the team omnium trophy.

 Sanction: USA Cycling permit #2017-2204. USA Cycling license required to race. All racers must have USA Cycling license or UCI license.

NOTE: The combining of race categories and altering length of race are subject to change under the discretion of the chief referee, race director and/or promoter based on participation or other situations as necessary. See website and Facebook page for updates and changes: www.fredsrace.com and/or http://www.facebook.com/FredsRace.

 The MVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, directed by volunteers, which is responsible for track racing activities at the Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome.

 

Mailing address: #512 16625 Redmond Way Ste M, Redmond, WA 98052

www.velodrome.org

 USAC PERMIT #2017-2204

NEW!!! Jerry Baker Memorial Elite Sprint & Endurance Mini-Omniums

JBM Omniums Cash Purse is $960, split equally between men and women. Payout for elite endurance & sprint omniums and the elite madison is the following:
  

1st Place - $60

2nd Place - $40

3rd Place - $20

Omnium points are tallied in normal JBMV/USAC fashion. 

LIST of ELITE Mini-OMNIUMS:

Endurance #1 - Friday Night

*Madison - Friday Night

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)

International Tempo Race (Saturday Night)

Elimination Race (Sunday)

EVENTS - ELITE WOMEN

ENDURANCE

International Tempo Race (Friday Night)

Elimination Race (Friday Night)

Scratch Race (Saturday Night)

Points Race (Saturday Night)

SPRINT - ELITE MEN & WOMEN
Keirin (Saturday Night)

Match Sprint (Sunday)

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

SESSION #1 | Friday August 25, 2017

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 26, 2017

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 26, 2017

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

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.

2017 Sponsors

Fred C. Rehberger Northwest Track Cycling Championships

Gregg's Cycle!

Gregg's Cycle has been out title sponsor for the last 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 2017!

Contact

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