Beat the Clock is a fun, low-key time trial training series which allows cyclists of all abilities to test their speed and skill on a 10-mile out-and-back course on Canada Road. All proceeds go toward funding the Bicycle Sunday program run by the San Mateo County Parks Department. This program closes the north end of Canada Road every Sunday, allowing people of all ages to cycle, walk, run, skateboard, skate-ski or participate in almost any non–motorized activity (ball and Frisbee sports excepted).
2/25/17: BTC is ON for 2017, we are waiting on the permits. Dates will be posted here shortly.
2017 Event Dates
#1 – SATURDAY IN MARCH TBD
#2 – TBD
#3 – TBD
#4 – TBD
Venue: The registration and staging area is on Canada Road in Woodside, 0.4 miles north of the Jefferson Avenue intersection (on the flat part of the road).
Route: The route starts across from the registration area and is an out-and-back course on Canada Road with the turnaround just before the end (intersection with Highway 92) for a total distance of approximately 10 miles. This finish line is just under the notable oak tree. BEWARE! There is no road closure. There will be cones and course marshals at the intersection with Edgewood Road and the turnaround to assist you, but you must yield to oncoming traffic. This is a fund-raising training event, not a race. Common sense is in order. COURSE MAPS: (Strava) (Google Map)
Directions and Parking: If you take 280, please do not take the Edgewood exit unless you plan on arriving before the first rider goes off as this would bring you onto the course. We recommend taking the Woodside Road exit and take 84 (Woodside Road) to Canada Rd. There are a few parking spots near registration on Canada Road. There are a few more on Runnymede Road near the intersection with Canada Road. Please consider parking in Woodside near the Town Hall and riding to the start/registration area as a warmup. It’s about 2.3 miles from the Town Hall to registration.
Beat the Clock was started in 2005 by Patt Baenen-Tapscott as a fundraiser for the Livestrong Foundation. Patt, Carola Berger and their team put on a great series of events for 10 years before handing over the reins to Pen Velo. PV put on the series for the first time in 2015 and are excited to be offering this great series!
Interested in supporting Livestrong? Peninsula Velo currently supports Ryan’s Ride which benefits the Livestrong Foundation. That event is held each year in June in conjunction with the Burlingame Criterium. If you wish to support Livestrong, we strongly encourage you to become involved with Ryan’s Ride.
#1 – February 14 – RESULTS (by Start Time) (by Finish Time) – VIDEO
#2 – April 25 – RESULTS (by Start Time) (by Finish Time) (Photos by A. Komlik) (Photos by C. Huffman) – VIDEO
#3 – May 23 – RESULTS (by Start Time) (by Finish Time)
#4 – September 5 – RESULTS (by Start Time) (by Finish Time)
Course records and results from 2005-2014 can be found HERE.