There are a lot of new things happening with the Karen Hornbostel Time Trial Series. New categories including and e-bike division, an amazing deal if you have never done it before and want to try it and some great weekly giveaways. The course will be a bit different and if you want to buy your state park pass through the Cobras you can save $13.
Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park in early spring, and for 2022, we are returning to Spring!
The seven-week series will be starting March 23rd and the rest of the dates are: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, Weather Make-up: May 11
The course begins at the edge of the Cherry Creek Reservoir, winds through the wetlands southeast of the reservoir, and crosses back and forth the small creeks that supply the water for the reservoir.
The KHMTT series is a fundraiser for Cancer Fitness Institute in memory of Karen Hornbostel, a four-time masters national road champion who battled metastatic breast cancer for over 13 years yet courageously pioneered a fitness program for cancer patients that started what is today the Cancer Fitness Institute. Her work is still making a difference today in the quality of the lives of thousands of cancer survivors. The COBRASand the KHMTT are proud to be able to contribute to this worthwhile program.
The Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series is presented by the COBRAS.
Registration is Open!
This year we have introduced four new categories to include e-bikes: Senior Men and Women, and Master Men and Women.
Why e-bikes? Many older racers have discontinued racing, and in some cases riding at all due to age and being embarrassed because they have become so slow.
An e-bike gives a rider the ability to keep up and get back to the sport they love!
We are following USAC’s policy for e-bikes (which can be found here) and we only are allowing adults (no juniors) to race in the e-bike categories.
E-bikes must be Class 1. Class 1 e-bikes have a motor (max 750w) that assists only while you’re pedaling, up to 20 mph.
E-bike racers must visit the mechanic tent before they head to the start line the first time to have the bike inspected to be sure it qualifies. The Assistant Referee will be checking the bike as well at the start area.
If you or you know someone who has an e-bike and would like to get back into racing, let them know and encourage them to register for the series.
First Timers Program is Back!
Do you remember the first time you entered a bicycle race? The anticipation, excitement, and the thrill ofcompetition?
The KHMTT encourages cyclists who would like to try racing but are a little intimidated or hesitant because of the cost of entry to bicycle racing to start with a time trial and enter a KHMTT race.
We offer cyclists who have not raced before in a USAC permitted race the ability to race for only $20, which includes their entry fee and USAC one-day license. We also will provide the cyclist with the information they need, answer any questions and anything else we can do to get them started.
To learn more about the program, click here!
Volunteers Needed – Race for Free!
The KHMTT time trial series would not be possible without the incredible work of our volunteers! It takes a “village” to put on a quality time trial race series. Many racers and cycling enthusiasts find that getting involved with race production is a fun and rewarding experience.
Our volunteers can race for free (we make sure you have time to volunteer, warm up and race), be paid, or just help and be part of the event, supporting racers and the organizations that the KHMTT helps fund.
Depending on the position you are assigned to, you will be issued an orange vest and a high-powered radio, and we provide you training information on our website. You will work for about an hour and a half.
By the way, you can volunteer and let a friend or spouse race for free!
Be a part of the KHMTT and volunteer today! Just click here to learn more.
Weekly Give Away!
Thank you to our local Rudy Project/Xxi distributor, “Running and Cycling Enterprises” for providing our weekly prizes!
Each week we pick random winners from the list of racers who raced that week, one man and one woman.