VINTAGE CATEGORY: As we approach our 40th year we thought it would be cool to add a vintage category of the type that have become so popular around the world. Dust off your old bike, get your old kit out of mothballs and come out for a great day of riding. Vintage Bike Prizes: A special retro-look jersey will be awarded to the owner of the bike that our judges deem to be the most authentic 1986 or prior. We'll have some other cool goodies for second and third too. If you have a vintage kit to go with your bike, wear it --- it will be part of the judging. Judging will be in Bellotti Hall (where we do registration) on Friday, May 19 at 6:30 pm. Vintage Ride Prizes: Vintage category riders will be timed separately in the 100 mile, 100 kilometer and 50 mile rides. Medals to the top 3 in each ride and the fastest finisher in the 100-mile will be awarded a special retro-look jersey.
Frame: Can be steel of any vintage, but any aluminum or titanium models must be brands and models that were available in 1986 or prior (Vitus, Cannondale, Klein, Teledyne etc.).
Shifting: Friction only, no index. Shifters can be on the frame, stem or bar-ends.
Pedals: Toe clips and straps or any clipless model available in 1986 or prior (Hinault Looks, Cinelli).
Brakes: Single pivot or old school center-pull, no modern dual pivot.
Handlebars: Steel or aluminum, no carbon fiber
Fork: Steel or aluminum, no carbon fiber.
Wheels: Aluminum or steel, no carbon fiber. No restriction on tires or cogs.
Other components: Everything else can be modern. Go ahead and use your favorite seat, tires, bar-tape, etc. But for the judging the more authentic the better.
Clothing: You can wear whatever you want but vintage riders are encouraged to go all out -- dig out your wool jersey, your crochet gloves etc. But please, no vintage helmets. Helmets are really only good for about 8-10 years, they get brittle after that.