2023 Florida Polytechnic Time Trial Series

Register for the 2-12-23 Time Trial Here

Categories and Styles

  • Open to ages 14-99 and all categories Pro thru Cat 5. Riders to go off in the following order oldest to youngest:

Starting at 8:30am (Pending on Participation; regular start will be 9:00am for the main group)

    1. 15-Kilometer racers (start at u-turn 2)
    2. Handcycles
    3. Paracycles
    4. Juniors
    5. Women Road Bike (Merckx)
    6. Men Road Bike (Merckx)
    7. 2 Person Team Time Trial Bike

Starting at 9:40am:

    1. Women TT Bike (Aero Style)
    2. Men TT Bike (Aero Style)
    3. Recumbent 
    4. 2 Person Team Road Bike
    5. Tandem
    6. Fixed Gear
  • In order to qualify for “Merckx” style, you may not use any of the following items: Disc wheel, Aero wheels greater than 60mm deep, Aero bars, Time Trial Bike Frames, or Aero helmets. You must declare yourself as “Aero” or “Merckx” either at online registration or in the staging area

*If you have any of the above equipment on your road bike or body, you will be classified in the time trial bike category.
Common questions:
1. Are Zipp 404 wheels ok for this series? Answer: Yes!
2. Can you wear a skin-suit in the road bike category: Yes!

2023 Dates:

  • 2/12, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/4, 7/2 (Special Edition), 8/13, 9/17, 10/22, 11/12 (Special Edition)

Warm Up and Times

*The following format will take place based on participation of 40+ riders or multiple riders signed up for different categories. If not, we will have the regular format with 7:30am registration; 8:00am warm up session; 9:00am start time. 

  • 7:00-7:15am: Arrive
  • 7:15am: Registration Opens
  • 7:15-7:45am: Registration (Registration will be open 7:15-8:45am for 2nd wave of riders: Time trial bike, Recumbent, 2 Person Team Road Bike, and Tandem categories)
  • 7:45-8:20am: Structured warm up with Coach including course preview, safety briefing of u-turns, warm up tips, pacing tips for race, and wind forecast. This is a unique and valued offering that will significantly help participants perform at their best and enjoy the event
  • 8:30am: Racing (Wave 1) begins with the following categories in this order:
    1. 15-Kilometer racers (start at u-turn 2)
    2. Handcycles
    3. Paracycles
    4. Juniors
    5. Women Road Bike
    6. Men Road Bike
    7. 2 Person Team Time Trial Bike
  • 9:10-9:30am: First Set of Results/Podiums/Awards
  • 9:40-9:50am: Racing (Wave 2) begins with the following categories in this order:
    1. Women Time Trial Bike
    2. Men Time Trial Bike
    3. Recumbent
    4. 2 Person Team Road Bike
    5. Tandem
    6. Fixed Gear
  • 10:20-10:40am: Second Set of Results/Podiums/Awards
  • 11:00-11:15am: Group Ride Begin (30-50 miles; easy-hard options)

The Course

  • 8 mile time trial out and back (2 turn arounds)
  • 15 kilometer time trial (same as 8 mile course with 1 additional turn around; 3 turn-arounds)
  • 8.5 mile special edition time trial (Old Lake Alfred Road)
  • Perfect location for a time trial with little traffic, long straight aways, and bike lanes
  • Perfect 20 minute power test location

Ridewithgps Course Maps

7/2/23 and 11/12/23 Special Edition Time Trial Info


Location

  • Florida Polytechnic University: 4700 Research Way Lakeland, FL 33805 (Time Trial start is location outside of the actual campus; the exact start location and parking area is below)
  • Parking: On Research Way near the west junction of Research Way and University Blvd. This is just west of western entrance to Florida Polytechnic University. Parking is free.
  • Parking Link

Restrooms:

We will have a Porta Pottie in 2023! As far as an indoor restroom, Florida Polytechnic University is occasionally open which has restrooms. The outdoor restrooms might also be open near the swimming pool area on the southeast portion of the campus. The best locations with the closest indoor restrooms are:

1. 7-11 Lakeland Highway 33 (4-minute car drive/western end of course)

https://goo.gl/maps/1iqgnkvyfVrJPczEA

2. McDonalds (10-minute car drive away)

1801 FL-559, Polk City, FL 33868

3. Loves Travel Stop (10-minute car drive away)

1800 FL-559, Polk City, FL 33868


Registration

BikeReg Registration Link (2-12-23)


2023 Entire Series Registration

2023 Entire Series Registration BikeReg

PayPal:

 $250: 2023 Florida Polytechnic Time Trial Entire Series USAC MEMBERS ONLY 

*Entire series entry value allows you to miss two events for the same price as paying individually per event for all 10.


PayPal Registration for the 1st 2023 Florida Polytechnic Time Trial (February 12, 2023):

8.0-Mile Race for 2-12-23

 $30: 2023 Florida Polytechnic Time Trial #1 (2-12-23) before 2/11/23 USAC MEMBERS ONLY 


 $40: One-Day License + Florida Polytechnic Time Trial #1 (2-12-23) before 2/11/23 NON USAC MEMBERS 


  • $35 entry within 2 days of event date
  • $40 on site/day before entry (8-miles) + Final Special Edition 7/3+11/13
  • $45 late entry or on site (15-Kilometers) + Final Special Edition 7/3+11/13
  • PayPal (StevenPerezluha@cfl.rr.com) or Venmo (@Steven-Perezluha) pre-registration or on site (credit cards and cash accepted)
  • *USA Cycling Membership Required- $10 for one day license or $100 for Annual
  • **USA Cycling Insurance has increased their rates to $5.00 in 2023 per rider for insurance surcharge, this is included in the $30.00 Entry Fee

*After paying, you will receive a confirmation email to your PayPal Email with more registration info. All transactions include a PayPal fee of ~5%. Avoid PayPal fee by paying $25, $35, $100, $150, or $350 via Venmo to (@Steven-Perezluha) or PayPal Friends and Family to (StevenPerezluha@cfl.rr.com)


Group Ride and Awards

  • After each time trial, we will have awards per category (3 minimum per category for awards)
  • The group ride will start ~11:00am ranging from 30-50 miles (moderate-hard pace); standard route is ~40-45 miles
  • We will have A, A Nice, and B/C group paced groups if we have a big enough with different speed preferences

Group Ride Routes:

1.  Tour of Poly and Polk Introductory Ride (30.3 Miles)

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33029744

2. Haines City out and back (43.6 Miles) 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32931596

3. Haines City out and back (46.8 Miles)

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32934014

4. Winter Haven out and back (40.0 Miles)

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33029533

5. Winter Haven out and back with bonus 8-mile TT (48.0 Miles)

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32931536

6. Winter Haven Grassroots Brewing and Bike Trail

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41504115


Overall Series Awards

  • Overall Series Awards including Medals for top 3 in each category
  • Overall Series Champions Jersey and Trophy for winner in each category
  • Best 8 results will count towards overall points series (2 results get dropped if competing in all 10 time trials)
  • Points System: 1st (30), 2nd (25), 3rd (21), 4th (18), 5th (16), 6th (15), 7th (14), 8th (13), 9th (12), 10th (11)

What is your goal time for riding 8 miles as fast as you can? Visit the pacing chart below to find out!

Florida Polytechnic 8 Mile TT Pacing Chart


2022 Results


2018-2022 Series Course Records:

Men’s TT Bike:

Women’s TT Bike:

Men’s Road Bike:

Women’s Road Bike:

Recumbent:

Hand Cycle 15KM


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2023 FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC TIME TRIAL SERIES FACEBOOK PAGE

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2023 Florida Polytechnic TT Race Series Flyer


2021-2022 Florida Polytechnic Time Trial Series Photo Gallery


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2020 Promo Video

Series #3 Video (4-14-18)


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