Welcome to the Helipad Time Trial

Sign up for a Strava account, ride Helipad as fast as you can with your GPS, upload tracks to Strava. See where you fall in line. It's that simple (except for the riding Helipad as fast as you can part).

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Helipad TT 2009 Results

The Helipad TT is officially closed for 2009. Thanks to all 58 riders who gave your legs, lungs (and sometimes breakfast) to the climb.

Fastest time: Jeff Herrera 5:04. Jeff snuck in there on Dec 31 and stole 21 seconds off Neil Wright's long standing top time. We'll be expecting a sub 5 minute time from Jeff next year.

I've got some good ideas for keeping the Helipad TT alive and fresh in 2010. I'm thinking of introducing categories: geared and singlespeed (maybe a dowhiller cat for Bob and his Big Bike friends) plus a few other surprises. I'll post the details for 2010 soon. In teh mean time if you have any suggestions please comment below.

So here they are, the 2009 Helipad TT Standings...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Helipad Time Trial

Introducing the Helipad Time Trial. A self-timed sprint up the Helipad Trail on South Mountain.

Start the clock from a standing start when you leave the imaginary line between the cactus and the desert shrub in the middle of the saddle. Stop it when you enter the helipad and cross the big bush on your right. See the Google Map and zoom in to see the lines.

Submit your results by emailing me at mtbikeaz (at) gmail.com. Be sure to include your time, real name (mtbr name - if you have one) and the date of your ride. I'll keep a running list of everybody who competes. Ride as many times as you like, submit your times and I'll update the standings.

We'll keep this going until the last day of 2009. Post any questions in the comments section below.

Ride safe, ride fast and remember to practice safe trail etiquette and yield to hikers.

The Map

View Helipad TT in a larger map

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The Elevation

Access Helipad from Desert Classic at post marker 54 about 7 miles in from the Pima Lot, 3 miles in from Telegraph Pass Lot and 1.5 miles in from the Ray Road TH. If using Ray Rd, park at the Fry's on Ray and E Ranch Circle. (You'll need more than the road ride and the 1.5 to warm up though...)



Friday, February 20, 2009

Coming Soon

The Helipad Time Trial. Patterned after the Clark's TT in Draper, Utah.

Ride when you want, as often as you want. Email your times to me. Details coming soon.