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Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds Points Race

Background
 
In 1999, Bill Luecke promoted a points race (USCF Permit 99-740) at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg on Tuesday nights.  He intended it to be a replacement for the popular Tuesday/Thursday Westgate (McLean) points race series that had folded in the mid 1990s.
 
The course ran clockwise on the ring road around the carnival and grandstand areas on the west side of the park (course map). The finish line was on the road next to the railroad tracks.  The major expenses of the event were the venue rental fee and the large number of haybales and lenght of fencing that had to distributed on the course before each race. They were stored during the week beneath a tarp under the grandstand.
 
The event had two fields: a Cat 4/5 race at 6:00PM and a 1/2/3 race at 7:00.
 
The event was never popular, rarely drew more than twenty riders, and lost money.  The club discontinued it after a that one season.
 
In the same era, All American Bicycle Club promoted an April race on the same course.
 
Event announcement from the D20 News

Last modified at 1/16/2012 12:44 PM  by Bill Luecke 

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