Thanks to all who came out to the inaugural Amish Country Roubaix!
AC-RBX is a difficult 45 mile race through the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country on byways of pavement, gravel, dirt and worse. The course in punctuated by relentless climbs followed by fast gravel and dirt descents. Bike and tire choice will depend on weather conditions leading up to the race; but it’s early April in Ohio, so things can change overnight! Organizers will provide daily updates on course conditions. Regardless of day of race weather, very durable tires are highly recommended. AC-RBX starts and finishes at the Holmes County Fairgrounds just west of the intersection of Route 39 and Route 83 in Millersburg, Ohio:
Holmes County Fairgrounds
8381 Ohio Route 39
Millersburg, Ohio 44654
There will be a lead-car-paced, neutral roll-out from the fairgrounds up a short section of State Route 39, to a turn onto the first of many township roads. This is where the race really begins! The first few miles of racing sees a long, sustained, pavement ascent so be warmed up and ready to rumble! THIS IS NOT A CLOSED COURSE. Please, please, please pay attention to intersections, blind hills and corners, and stay right of center. You will need to follow signs and arrows to stay on course so PAY ATTENTION and call out turns and oncoming traffic. Some of the more traveled intersections will be marshaled. Lead vehicles will be present but we expect this race to spread out quickly. Riders who lose contact with the lead vehicle are required to obey all traffic laws. You will need to be self sufficient. Bring extra tubes and repair supplies along with plenty of fluids and food. Even the best racer will have trouble finishing this race quickly with a high average speed. NO PERSONAL SAGS! However, getting assistance from fellow racers, volunteers, or officials is OK. We will sweep the course to pick up anyone who can’t (or doesn’t want) to finish. As the course nears the finish there is a section of bike path used by recreational cyclists, walkers and horse-drawn vehicles. Be alert and courteous on the trail and keep in mind that the open roads in and around Holmes County are frequented by horses and horse-drawn vehicles. Horses can startle easily. A best practice is to make your presence known WELL IN ADVANCE of approaching a horse. A whistle, bell-ding or a calmly shouted “coming up” will give both the horse and its driver a chance to prepare for you to pass. Keep in mind, too, that the roads of Ohio’s Amish Country are constantly in use by non-motorized traffic—buggies, walkers, cyclists, horses; both day and night. Be careful and aware as you travel to and from the venue and plan extra time.
High Noon – 12:00 pm.
On line registration at www.bikereg.com, closes the Friday before the race at 7 pm eastern time.
***Registration fee is $45 until March 13th at which time it will increase to $55. Day of race registration is available but increases to $60.
(We pride ourselves on being a racer friendly organization and realize we may not have gotten the word out sufficiently about the previous fee increase deadline. We really do not want more of your money! We just need to know how many people we are dealing with so we can put on a quality event). The on-line registration fee will absolutely increase to $55 on March 29th and race day registration is still available but will increase to $60. Remember race day registration will close at 11 am.
Day of registration available but the cost goes up to $60 and free t-shirt may not be available. Day of registration closes one hour before race time at 11:00am.
Packet Pickup starts at 9:00 am the day of the race at the race location.