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2019 OFFICIAL RIDER’S GUIDE

A N E X T R AO R D I N A RY D AY O N T H E B I K E


SCHEDULE

LOCATION

COURSE

VIP

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SPONSORS

VOLUNTEERS

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RIDE INFO

FINISHERS VILLAGE

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MERCHANDISE

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SCHEDULE

Jensie Gran Fondo

SEPTEMBER 27 - 29

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EVENT SCHEDULE Friday, September 27th

Saturday, September 28th

PACKET PICKUP & MEET JENS VOIGT

JENSIE GRAN FONDO - EVENT DAY

Packet Pickup - 3:00pm to 6:00pm Sports Basement - Presidio 610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129

6:00am Gates and registration opens Pillar Point Harbor, CA

Friday, September 27th VIP DINNER WITH JENS VOIGT AND CHEF MATTHEW ACCARRINO, BENEFITTING CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION

7:45pm SPQR Restaurant 1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

6:45am – 7:15am – Riders begin staging VIP riders will have the opportunity to line up with Jens at the front of the peloton, but are not required to start in the front and may line up further back, as desired. 7:15am Registration closes 7:45am Welcome message from Jens. All riders should be staged by 7:45am. 8:00am Ride Start (ride will start promptly at 8:00 AM, all riders must start on time) 10:30am – 5:30pm – Finishers Village Open Lunch and beverage served with live entertainment. 5:00pm Course closes Sunday, September 29th VIP RECOVERY RIDE

9:00am to 12:00pm Equator Coffee - Sausalito 1201 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965 Ride followed by food and beverages at Equator Coffee

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PACKET PICK-UP

Packet Pick Up We will have an early packet pick-up opportunity at Sports Basement’s Presidio location. We encourage all riders to pick up their packet prior to event day. This will help make Saturday morning a much easier experience for everyone and will also ensure a timely start.

Friday, September 27th 3:00pm to 6:00pm Sports Basement - Presidio 610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129 Saturday, September 28th 5:30am to 7:15am Pillar Point Harbor Blvd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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Packet Pick-Up

Waiver All riders are required to sign a waiver in order to collect their packets. Riders are not allowed to collect their rider packet if a signature is not collected. Please take the time to read over before signing. If a rider cannot pick up their own packet, their signed waiver, printed along with a copy of their driver’s license, will need to be brought to packet pick-up.

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RIDER CHECK-IN

What you can expect at rider packet pick-up: 1. Jersey number + pins for securing to rear of jersey 2. Helmet sticker 3.Timing chip with ankle strap 4. Swag bag pick up (goodies from our proud sponsors)

Timing Chip All riders must pick up their timing chip on Saturday morning in the rider check-in area. This is a very quick procecss that is separate from check-in. At the end of your ride, be sure to return the timing chip.

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L O C AT I O N Pillar Point Harbor Blvd Half Moon Bay, CA 90149

Pillar Point Harbor is the start and finish point of The Jensie Gran Fondo. Jensie Gran Fondo

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PARKING

Paid Parking There is limited parking available at Pillar Point Harbor. Parking passes are $10 per vehicle, payable on site. The parking area is a hard-pack grass field. We recommend arriving early to avoid parking congestion. We have one entrance to the park and will have parking attendants onsite directing traffic. Please follow their instructions to help ensure we get everyone parked quickly and efficiently, allowing for a timely start.

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Main parking entrance is at Big Wave Farm at 335 Airport St. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. Riders can also use lot at 470 Capistrano Road, but that lot must be clear of Jensie Gran Fondo rider vehicles by 4:30pm on Saturday. Overflow parking will be at El Granada Elementary School at 400 Santiago Ave.

Location

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ON COURSE SIGNAGE, R O U T E S M A P & S TA R T

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Signage and Routes Map

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ROUTES MAP

Route Splits As a general reminder, there are three route split points on the course. Please take caution at these points and ensure you follow your route’s signs.

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Routes Map

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SIGNAGE

Route Adherence You have signed up for a designated route. You must stick to the route that you signed up for. You are however permitted to ride a shorter distance route. If you choose to ride a longer route, please see us at registration to upgrade and receive a new bib number and timing chip. We will void any time taken for riders that do not adhere to this policy.

Shared Signage With The Jensie Gran Fondo and Haute Route San Francisco sharing courses, you will see turns marked with black arrows on a yellow background. The signs for the starts and finishes of timed segments will be shared between the two events, as will feed station signage.

Course Split Signage At intersections where courses split, you will see the yellow signs below. “Shut Up Legs” = 82.6MI or Original “Presidential” = 68.5MI or Compact “Breakaway” = 33MI or Short &

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R I D E S TA R T

8:00 AM All riders must start on time.

Ride start Different routes will be corralled together for their respective starts. All riders should be in corrals by 7:45am. The starting order will be: 1. VIP riders, with Jens Voigt 2. Shut Up Legs 3. Presidential 4. Breakaway Please enter the appropriate zone in the start chute that applies to you. Please make an effort to “seed” yourself based on your rider ability. For example, if you consider yourself a fast rider, arrive early and stage at the front of your zone.

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Ride Start

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JENSIE VIP EXPERIENCES FRIDAY - VIP DINNER WITH JENS VOIGT 7:45pm SPQR RESTAURANT

On Friday, September 27, join Jens Voigt for an amazing meal at SPQR, hosted by Chef Matthew Accarrino, avid cyclist, a Food & Wine “Best New Chef ” in 2014, and proud recipient of a Michelin star. This multi course meal includes wine and great social time with special guest Jens Voigt. Proceeds benefit Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), which provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. DETAILS Location: 1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 Limited to 30 people Arrival at 7:45pm, meal begins at 8:00pm Cost: $295 Tickets can be purchased on TheJensieGranFondo.com

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J E N S I E V I P - S U N D AY R E C O V E R Y R I D E

RECOVERY RIDE AND BRUNCH AT EQUATOR COFEE WITH JENS VOIGT

Join us for an up close and personal ride with Jens Voigt, followed by food and beverages at Equator Coffee’s newest location in Sausalito. Ride starts at 9:00AM and is limited to 40 riders. Proceeds benefit Challenged Athletes Foundation, (CAF) provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. Location: 1201 Bridgeway Sausalito, CA 94965 Cost: $195 Tickets can be purchased on TheJensieGranFondo.com

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R I D E I N F O R M AT I O N

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E M E R G E N C Y I N F O R M AT I O N

In an emergency call 911 There will be roaming vehicles and supporting emergency response, along with emergency personnel at various rest stops along the course (see map).

Mechanical If you suffer a serious mechanical issue on route, please move off the road then text or call (470) 439-7080. We will then work to get someone out to help you. Please be patient we have lots of riders, traffic and distance to cover.

SAG (support and gear) There will be SAG support throughout the course by LOOK NRS, and with mechanic support at the rest stops. In addition, there will be LOOK NRS wagons on course, providing flat repair services along with expert mechanical support to help you get back on the road. Remember, it’s important that you stay as far right as possible throughout the ride; this will also help the SAG team move along the route to help other riders ahead of you.

Please be vocal and ask for help if you are not feeling well or need medical attention.

Hazards Like everywhere in the world, road conditions can vary from day to day, week to week. Roads are by nature littered with potholes and other dangerous hazards. It’s important that you use caution and ride within your abilities at all times. Take the descents with care and never cross the yellow line. Pass your fellow rider on the left only and carefully. It is important to also let people know verbally when you are passing. Remember, the roads are open to normal traffic and will require riding as far right as possible.

Should you suffer a crash, please get off the road and signal a Jensie support vehicle for help or call 911.

Be safe and enjoy.

Call (470) 439-7080 after 911 dispatch has been alerted.

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SAFE RIDING

Pacing Nearly every rider will go too hard/too fast early in the day. The excitement of the adventure and an innate urge to keep up, normally pushes people to ride above their level in the early stages. We encourage you to pace yourself and ride your own ride.

Safe Group Riding Riding in groups can be a fun, social and an efficient way of riding, but it is worth pointing out a few tips on safe conduct while on the roads:

4. No sudden movements. This includes side-to-side, and front to back (heavy accelerations and braking). Be predictable.

2.When following the rider in front, your eyes should look “through” their hands, which should be sitting on their hoods or drops (near brakes).

5. If you are leading. Be aware! Point/call out major obstacles in the road near you, including rocks, holes and large sticks.You should also ‘glide’ around major obstacles (not swerve!) but anticipating hazards and smoothly choosing a smooth line around or beyond the hazards.

3. Never allow your front wheel to cross the line of the riders rear wheel you are following. In other words, don’t ‘stagger’ your front wheel to the side of their rear wheel.

6. No aero position. Aero position poses a hazard to yourself and others in a large pack environment. With the number of riders participating in The Jensie Gran Fondo, it is far more advan-

1. Single-file at all times.

tageous to work with other riders for aerodynamic advantage rather than attempt to gain the more incremental benefit provided by time trial bars. 7. Keep the legs moving. When you are in a line of riders you cease to be one rider, instead you become a group of riders. This means your actions have an effect on everyone.  

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SAFE RIDING

ROAD RULES THE ROADS

ARE OPEN

PLEASE

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Never ride against traffic Ride as near to the right as practicable 3. Stop at stop signs and red lights 4. Honor others’ right of way 5. Use hand signals 6. Ride single file when practicable and appropriate 7. Be predictable; don’t weave 8. Follow lane markings 9. Don’t needlessly block the road 10. Use lights at night

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FUELING

Make sure you fuel your way to success. It is very hard to keep up with caloric expenditure on a journey like this, and it is the last place to try to lose weight! You must be smart and fuel continuously throughout the day.

You should be taking hydration and fuel every 20 - 30 minutes of the ride, beginning 20-30 minutes into each ride and continuing for the duration of the ride.

Tip: You will go through inevitable energy and motivation dips. 90% of the time this is related to dropping fuel stores. If you feel bad, take in some calories and it will pass in twenty minutes. No need to panic, let it pass and fuel your way back to good energy!!!!  

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FINISHERS VILLAGE

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FINISHERS VILLAGE

What to expect for meals, beverages and entertainment after your epic day on the bike.

Meal: Lobster Roll by Sam’s Chowder House Mobile

Entertainment Live music performed by Big Mike and the HartBeats. We encourage you to bring chairs, blankets and sun shade so you can sit on the lawn to enjoy the live music after your ride.

Vegan Option Vegan Taco by Sam’s Chowder House Mobile

Beverages Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and Tapo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water

Friends and family are welcome to join you for the post-ride festivities.

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FINISHERS VILLAGE

Fire Risk We are traveling through dry terrain on The Jensie route. These areas are at risk of fire. Which could result in a road closer. We will advise you in advance if there is a situation that you need to be aware of.

Litter We take littering very seriously. Any rider that litters at any point along the course will be excluded from any results and from future events. Please put any used gel or bar wrappers in your pocket and wait until the next rest stop to properly dispose of them in the garbage bins. Litter can seriously affect us from being able to hold another event in the future, please be responsible and keep our county free of litter, on the roads and at rest stops.

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OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

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Official Merchandise

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OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

2018 Jensie Jersey by Pactimo Mens $90

2018 Jensie Jersey by Pactimo Womens $90

2019 Jensie softgoods will be available on site. Jensie Gran Fondo

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SPONSORS

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OUR VALUED SPONSORS

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OUR VALUED SPONSORS

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VOLUNTEERS

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VOLUNTEERS

Thank you, volunteers,

for dedicating your time and energy to help riders have a great day on the bike. for your smiles and encouraging words to riders at rest stops. for your great service to the cycling community.

“ We could not host this amazing event without you.” thejensiegranfondo.com/volunteer

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Profile for Haute Route

The Jensie Gran Fondo 2019 - Riders Roadbook  

The Jensie Gran Fondo 2019 - Riders Roadbook