A nice race report that credits the professional organization and all the marshals we had. This report was written for Norcal Cycling News by Chris Harland-Dunaway.
Fog licked the coast, creeping up to the edge of the Santa Cruz mountains and blanketing the start of the 2014 Pescadero Road Race at the local high school. Adjacent from the school, neck-high yellow flowers were in full bloom, underscoring the location’s importance for flower-growing agriculture. Marshals efficiently parked arriving racers – a signal of the extraordinarily professional event management to come. Signs alerting drivers about the bike racing at hand lined the sides of 84, a problematic road in the past where drivers have threatened and hit cyclists. Course marshals were everywhere, even in the tiny hamlet of Loma Mar. Marshals lined the tight turns of Stage Rd, alerting riders for the technical bends. As of this report, there were no known incidents along the course. Alto Velo has displayed the best road race course management thus far in 2014, especially for a course of its length.