Bike race returns to Nicholson

BY JOHN LUND

The Pennsylvania State Individual Trial Championships will take place in Nicholson this Sunday and is sponsored by Upstate Velo. Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes 15 minutes prior to the start times.

The time trial will be a 40K, or 24.8 miles, on a very fast out and back loop on Route 11 that will start and finish by the Valero Station in Nicholson.

The first biker will start at 9 a.m., and each biker will follow in thirty second increments. The categories of bikers include: Category 4 Women Citizens, Citizens and Category 5; Women 1, 2, and 3; Category 4 Men; Category 3 Men; and Pro, 1, and 2 Men.

The top three overall winners will receive a medal and prize money for their efforts.

Start times will be posted for those who preregistered by July 20 at 10 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

Race details and information for those looking to get involved in the sport of cycling can be found at www.upstatevelo.com or www.bikereg.com.