The 2014 rendition of the 94.7 Cycle Challenge was all about change.
Some of the changes were great and some not so much.
The biggest change was the location of the start and finish. It was moved off the normal route, which means the route had to change also. Only about 20 kilometers were affected but it created some anxiety for both old and new riders.
The location change was inevitable. The previous start/finish line was too constricted to handle the increasing number of participants. The congestion was maddening and dangerous.
The route change was also necessary but race organizers made a few choices we hope they’ll reconsider next year.
This was my third 94.7. I know what it was like last year and how it felt this year. My trustee Garmin even provided some helpful data to share.
Here’s how I graded the race. [Read more…]