Heiser Farms Grand Island Road Race Series

Posted on February 5, 2013


We’re putting on a race!



Saturday, Feb 23rd, 2013
Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Course Info:

Located around the farmlands of Grand Island, this 5 mile circuit will send riders along the narrow roads around the south of the island.  While the roads are entirely paved, it is rough and bumpy in places and riders would benefit from a slightly lower tire pressure.  We’re expecting fast and aggressive racing to get the season started on a high note and wake up those winter legs.

205-dscf0546Course Map:  http://goo.gl/maps/x2Gfj

Directions and Parking:

Staging at the Heiser Farms pumpkin patch
21425 Grand Island Loop Dayton, OR 97114

Arriving from Hwy 221, drivers will enter the island on SE Grand Island Rd.  Take the first left on the island on SE Lower Island Rd then the following right on SE Grand Island Loop.  Follow the signs to the pumpkin patch and staging.  Be aware of races coming the opposite direction on neutral roll-out.

Parking will cost $5 and will go toward the community non-profit, Protect Grand Island (http://protectgrandisland.com).


Online at OBRA (including fees):
$15 / $40 for series / $5 for each additional race

Race day:
$20 / $50 for series / $5 for each additional race



Race fee will be waived for volunteer help.  Contact us if you’re interested (information below).  We need drivers, course marshals, and help with set-up/tear-down.

Membership & Licenses:

An OBRA license is required to race.  Single day licenses are available on race day for $5.00.  Annual memberships can be purchased online at obra.org.

Schedule (updated 2/13/13):

8:00 am Registration Opens
9:00 am  Men Cat 1/2/3
10:40 am Men Cat 4/5
11:50 am Masters Men Cat 3/4 (35+)
1:00 pm Masters Men Cat 4/5 (35+)
2:10 pm Women Cat 1/2/3
3:20 pm Women Cat 3/4/5 & Masters Women

**Number of laps will be based on race speed.  Men 1/2/3 will race for 1 hour 30 minutes, all other categories will be 1 hour.

Series Points:
Points will be tallied for a series lead.

15 Deep: 18, 16, 14, 12, 11, 10, 9…
3 Deep “Hot Lap” points: 3, 2, 1


Honor and Glory! And CASH for Cat 1/2/3 Men and Women’s Fields, 5 deep.  $5 per Cat 1/2/3 Men and Women Entry Fee’s put into the purse for Series Prize. Total amount divided evenly between men and women’s categories.  Weekly prizes for primes and race finish from sponsors, including coffee and local foodstuffs.


Road Race rules are in effect.  There will be a full race caravan including support car.  Wheels are provided on wheels-in/wheels-out basis. Approved helmets required at all times.  Please be courteous and aware of local traffic when out riding.  This is a small community that has graciously allowed us to use their roads, please respect the venue.

  • No alcohol allowed.

  • Park only in the designated spots at the pumpkin patch

  • Please do not park on the course or other traffic right of ways.

  • Please use the provided Port-a-Potties, not the bushes (again, please respect the venue!).

Contact Information (updated 2/13/13)

Joe Ferron
jferron22 (at) gmail dot com
cell: 971-678-9747

Volunteer Coordinator
Leanne Marinace
marinace (at) me dot com

OBRA and the organizers of this race do not provide insurance coverage for injuries that occur at the race. The costs related to those injuries are the responsibility of the individual participant. Helmets must be worn at all times while on a bike. Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry for any reason.

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