2021 Cycling Crit & Time Trials


VIP - All participants will need to complete a COVID Waiver to be eligible to particpate in the CT Masters Games.
 Please click on the icon to download the waiver. 
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rint the waiver in advance, sign & bring with you to the event


Velocity Results will be providing Live Event Results for the May 23rd event. 
Live Results will be posted online after the completion of each event at: https://velocityresults.com/results/2021/5/23/connecticut-masters-games 
  • Date: Sunday, May 23rd (Rain or Shine)
  • Pre-Registration Deadline: May 19 at 11:59PM
  • Location: Walnut Hill Park, New Britain
  • USA Cycling Permit: 2021-3568
    • Northeast Masters Cycling Association
  • Qualifier for the 2022 National Senior Games
  • Online Registration is Now Open on BikeReg.com 

      

  • Events Offered:
    • 5K Time Trial (3 laps) - First rider starts at 9:00 AM 
    • 10K Time Trial (6 laps) - First rider starts at 10:15 AM
    • 5K & 10K Time Trails are PRE-Registration Only
    • Criteriums (combined start for 20K & 40K)
      • Women 40+ (CAT1-4, Novice)
      • Men 65+ (CAT1-4, Novice)
      • Men Novice (Cat )5 40 - 59
      • Men 60+ (CAT1-4, Novice)
      • Men 50+ (Cat 1-4)
      • Men 40+ (Cat 1-4)

Sport Details

Dear Participant,

The CT Sports Management Group, Inc. welcomes you to the 2021 CT Masters Games Cycling Time Trials and Criterium.  The Time Trials and Criterium will take place on Sunday, May 23rd at Walnut Hill Park.

This event will be complying with all local regulations and any additional public health notices in place at the time of the event, including recommendations from USA Cycling.    

Below is our health and safety plan for the event with specific instructions for athletes, officials and spectators. 

General Guidelines

  • VIP - All participants will need to complete a COVID Waiver to be eligible to participate in the CT Masters Games.
  • Print the waiver in advance, sign & bring with you to the event
  • It is required that athletes wear a face coverings when not competing.
    • Due to safety concerns for potential injury, athletes may remove their face covering while actively competing in their events.
    • Immediately upon conclusion of actively competing, it is required that athlete puts their face covering back on.
  • Spectators are requested to bring their own chairs and maintain social distancing. 
  • Social distancing of at least six feet must be maintained at all times. No hugging, shaking hands, or fist bumps for support/encouragement.
  • Anyone that is not feeling well, suffers from chronic or immunocompromised conditions or has experienced any COVID-19 symptoms (coughing, shortness of breath, fever, etc.) in the past ten days should not attend the event.
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last fourteen days must produce written clearance to participate from a physician that confirms a COVID-19 negative status. 

Specific Guidelines

  • Results will be emailed to all riders through BikeReg.
  • Awards will be done using social distancing with podiums and staff will not drape the medal around the athletes’ neck.
  • No water will be provided, athletes must bring their own.

We look forward to a fun and safe event!

The promoter reserves the option to change the composition of the fields.

  • Check-In/ Number Pick-Up/ Registration will OPEN at 8:00 am
  • All Riders Must have an annual or one day USAC license
  • $10 late fee for race day criterium registration. 
  • Registration closes 15 minutes before each criterium. 
  • The event is open to competitors from all states.

Format:

  • Electronic timing and finish line camera services to be provided
  • Medals will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each event within each age division.
  • Cash prizes will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the Men 40+ (Cat 1-4) and Men 50+ (Cat 1-4) 40K races.
  • Free Lap rule applies until five laps to go. Repair pit: Wheels in, wheels out.
  • The promoter reserves the option to change the composition of the fields.

5K Time Trial (3 laps)

First rider starts at 9:00 AM, other riders follow at 30 second intervals. Youngest age groups start first.

USAC Categories:

  • Women 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89
  • Men      40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89

10K Time Trial (6 laps)

First rider starts at 10:15 AM, other riders follow at 30 second intervals. Youngest age groups start first.

USAC Categories:

  • Women 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89
  • Men      40-44, 45-49,  50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89

Combined 20K & 40K Criterium

  • The two races will be run concurrently with the 20K race finishing at the end of the 12th lap, the 40K race finishing at the end of the 24th lap.
  • Intermediate 20K results will only be recorded for medals and qualification placings.
  • Free lap rule applies until five laps to go for the 40K. Repair pit: Wheels in, wheels out.

Prizes: Medals for first three riders in each age group

Age Cut Off Date:
Your age division/group will be determined by your age as of December 31, 2021.

Age Groups (qualifying age divisions for the National Senior Games)

  • 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94

***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)

  •  40-49 

Rules:

  • All cycling events will be conducted in accordance with USA Cycling (USCF) rules, except as modified herein.
  • US DOT or US CPSC approved helmets required.
  • All riders must have an annual USAC license

  • From I-84 East:
    • Take merge onto route 72 east. Get off of 72 on exit 7, go south-east onto SR-372 (Corbin Ave). Bear Left (east) onto Hart Street. Bear Left (northeast) onto Vine Street. The park will be on the right.
       
  • From I-84W:
    • Take exit 35 to route 72 east and proceed as above. Route 9 North: Take exit 26 and go straight. Turn Left (south) onto Main St. Turn right (west) onto SR-71A (W. Main St.) Turn left (south) onto Vine Street.
       
  • Route 9 South:
    • Take exit 28/28A. Turn right (west) onto E. Main St. Turn right (west) onto SR-71A (W. Main St.). Turn left (south) onto Vine St.
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) is the official medical partner for the Nutmeg State Games & CT Masters Games. HHCRN professional medical staff will be onsite at our various sport venues to provide exceptionally medical care for our participants. 
 
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network strives to be the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut; the company known for its commitment to high quality, customer-focused outcomes; the place where people want to work. Our goal is to create a seamless continuum of prevention and rehabilitation care, and to assist individuals with temporary or permanent impairments or disabilities in achieving their goals for maximum functional independence.
 
We are dedicated to organizing the prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine resources in the community into a financially responsible integrated delivery system and, in doing so, establish Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network as the regional network of excellence for the provision of prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine.

How to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

  • What areas of the body are the most common for injuries? What kinds of injuries usually occur in these areas? 
    • The most common body parts for injuries will depend on the age groups and activity levels. But overall, in no particular order, in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal field we see a lot of shoulder, hip and knee injuries.  In the shoulder the injuries could be a rotator cuff tear or strain, shoulder instability and sprains of the AC joint or the acromioclavicular joint.  The hip’s common injuries are hip flexor tendonopathies or strains, gluteus medius syndrome and femoral acetabular impingements or labral pathologies. The knee we have seen a 200% rise in ACL injuries in competitive sports, but we also see a lot of patellofemoral pain syndromes, meniscal tears, and quadriceps/patella tendonopathies and overuse injuries. 
  • How do treatments vary for these specific areas?
    • The orthopedic and physical therapists work together to address these common injuries.  When the orthopedic physician initially looks at these injuries, they use tests and imaging to address whether the treatment can be non-surgical in nature or would be best served with surgery.  Even in the course of surgery, pre-hab, or preparing the body part by improving range of motion, strength and flexibility, is often recommended.  If the team decides that the injury would best be served non-surgically, a collaborative, individualized approach will be discussed with the physical or occupational therapist.  We work to get you better based off of what is the best evidence in research but also based off of what your individual goals may be. 
  • Are there ways to prevent such injuries?
    • There are ways to prevent injuries.  We utilize screens and tests that can identify movement patterns and body parts that may be at risk of an injury.  Once we identify these patterns, we then can work with you on a strength and conditioning program and/or a mobility program to improve those movements.  

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org  

Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as the Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes.  We are now celebrating our 39th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2021. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2021 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 45,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.   

MISSION OF THE "GAMES”

  • To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
  • To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
  • To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
  • To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes. 
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