Update Regarding COVID-19 Outbreak
In light of the evolving news of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on society and nationwide “mass gathering” events, Downriver Cycling Club and the Willow Time Trial and MGST planning teams want to provide you with information regarding our plans for both events. At this time, we are expecting to hold the events as planned but please understand that with over six weeks to go until the events, things may change and Local, State or National agencies may mandate the events be changed or cancelled. Our priority is the safety of our participants, volunteers and the public. The decision to proceed, postpone or cancel the events will be based on a thorough risk assessment by our Club in partnership with our local governmental, health and emergency partners. So for now, keep riding and training and we’ll keep everyone up to date on this site or via Facebook.
The Willow Time Trial is back, and now presented by the Downriver Cycling Club.
The Willow Time Trial is held at Willow MetroPark, located near Romulus Michigan, east of I-275 off of South Huron Road (exit 11), six miles south of I-94. A park entrance permit is required. One day permits are available at the park entrance. The Willow Time Trial is back this year presented for the first time by the Downriver Cycling Club, but once again offering a season-opening opportunity to test your off-season base-building. We are adding a couple of fun new categories this year, including a first-timer category, as well as a Fat Bike category. Racing is fun, and shouldn't be intimidating, so if this is your first time, we have a category for you to see what this is all about. And yes, you read that right. We will have a Fat Bike category. These are such fun and versatile machines that we couldn't resist the chance to put them to the test on the road, in a time trial.
6 laps of a 2.2 mile course for a total of 13.2 miles.
Register now through BikeReg. Pre-registration is not required, but highly recommended. Same-day registration will close just before 8:00 am, and same-day registrants will start only after all pre-registered entrants have entered the course. Keep in mind that wind speeds tend to increase later in the day, and that pre-registration gets you an earlier start. Pre-registration closes at 10 pm on April 22nd. All registration after this time must be completed same day, at the registration and packet pick-up area. $35.00 for pre-registration, $45 for same-day registration.
USAC Event Flyer
USAC Event Flyer
Participation in this event entitles participants to a basic membership with the Downriver Cycling Club. To learn more about membership levels, visit our Membership Level page.