Registration for the Silicon Valley Time Trial Charity Challenge presented by Splunk, SunPower, Suffolk Construction, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group is now open. To register for this special cycling event, click here.
This year, this charity event is being hosted in conjunction with the Amgen Tour of California's professional Time Trial event held in San José. The Time Trial charity ride will follow the same course as the professional ATOC cyclists, giving our 400 amateur riders an exclusive opportunity to ride the same 19.6 mile course that the professional riders will follow later in the day. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compare your time to the pro racers!
To keep entry fees low to encourage the widest participation, the entry fee is the same as last year's King of the Mountain ride at $50 per Open Category rider. This includes breakfast, lunch, and your racing bib.
9:00-10:00 a.m. Parking, bib pickup, and continental breakfast. The parking location will be determined shortly, and bib pickup and breakfast will be held at the same location along Bailey Road close to the Start Line.
10:00-10:30 a.m. Cyclists stage in groups at the Start Line, which will be located near the IBM Santa Teresa Research Facility at 555 Bailey Road. The riders will line up under signs according to their bib numbers. Company teams will be placed together. The CEOs/public officials will be the first group to start the ride.
10:30 a.m. Start: all groups will proceed in waves of approximately 25 riders.
11:00 a.m. All riders have started and are on the course.
12:30 p.m. All riders have finished the course. The ride will end at the Santa Clara County Motorcycle Park located at 300 Metcalf Road. After finishing the course, riders will proceed into the Motorcycle Park to the Picnic Area for their lunch. Awards will also be held there later shortly after the ride finishes. All riders must be off the road by 12:30 p.m. when the road will be closed to everyone due to the start of the professional Amgen Tour race.
12:45 p.m. The ATOC race begins at the start line, and the ATOC Time Trial will continue until all riders have reached the finish at the Motorcycle Park. Amateur riders will have a perfect view of the entire ATOC Time Trial, and they are welcome to stay the entire time until the Time Trial finishes at approximately 3-4 p.m.
A map of the ATOC Time Trial and Silicon Valley Leadership Group charity ride can be downloaded here. Please note that the amateur ride will be conducted based on Rules of the Road, and riders must be careful about pedestrians, traffic, and other cyclists on the road. This charity ride will also use a group start format, rather than the standard Time Trial format. For those riders who want to stay and watch the ATOC race, please bring a change of clothing in a backpack, and we will take your backpack to the Finish Line.
We hope to see you on May 17 for this special event!