Kinzua Classic Bike Race set for Sunday

The Kinzua Classic bike race, which benefits Family Services of Warren County, is set for 9 a.m. Sunday.

This race begins at Kinzua Beach, then up Route 59 toward Bradford, onto Route 321, then scenic Longhouse Drive for a finish at Jake’s Rocks. The lap ascends a 2.5-mile climb, levels for five miles, a three-mile gradual descent, eight miles level, and the final leg is 12 miles of rolling hills with the finish on a moderate incline. Roads are not closed to traffic, but traffic control will stop traffic at race start and major intersections. Safety patrols will monitor throughout the race.

Details are at www.kinzuaclassic.com.

The race is open to all dedicated riders. The Elite class – open to men and women of any age – completes two loops (60 miles) of the course and competes for cash prizes. The Citizen Classes compete over one loop for fun and recognition. The Citizen A Class consists of males 18-45. The Citizen B Class consists of males 17 & under, women, and males ages 46 and up.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on race day.

The race will again feature a staggered start to help riders avoid congestion. The Elite class will go off at 9 a.m., followed by the Citizen A class at 9:10 a.m. and Citizen B at 9:20 a.m.

The top cyclist in Citizen class should finish at Jakes Rocks around 10:30 a.m. with the top Elite likely finishing there at 11:40 to 11:50.

Race monitors equipped with walkie-talkies and ham radios will surround the 30-mile loop.