Conquer the Canal Time Trial
A USA Cycling permit #2022-5044, Conquer the Canal Time Trial is a Virginia BAR event and a 12 mile out and back individual time trail. Come out to the Dismal Swamp Canal, It is the oldest continually operating man-made canal in the United States, originally built in the early 1790s. It is part of the Intracoastal Waterway and hosts pleasure boaters navigating their way between the Chesapeake Bay and the Albemarle Sound.
The course is a 12 mile out-and-back individual time trial. Youth riders will race six miles. No warming up on the course. The best option for warm-up is to bring a stationary trainer. There is a 150 rider limit for this event. The park will open to all users at 1100.
Check-in starts at 7:00 a.m. for Youth/Juniors only. The event is held rain or shine. All entrants must have a current USAC license or MUST purchase a One-Day License at on-line registration. Riders under 18 years of age are required to have a parent/guardian signature. All USAC rules apply. Cat 5’s are permitted to race in masters Time Trials. Youth and junior (6 mile) racers start at 7:30 other riders start at approximately 8:00 AM with 30 second or 1 minute intervals depending on total racer count. Racers are responsible for their start times.