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Bike time trials set May 11

Big Ring Flyer Bob Barabe, North Hudson, rolls into the finish of the 2012 Big Ring Flyers TT Classic. Photo by Matt Christiaansen

The Hudson-based Big Ring Flyers is hosting its annual time trial May 11 in the town of St. Joseph. A time trial is a road race against the clock where riders start individually. The fastest time (men's and women's) over a 19.3-mile course earns the top spot for the day and bragging rights for a year.

For people looking to make a foray into bike racing, the "stock" division allows riders to compete on road bikes without having to spend a huge chunk of money on bikes and other aero equipment. The individual TT division lets riders use their aerodynamic investments to the maximum.

Registration for the event opens at 8 a.m. with the first rider starting at 10 a.m. The time trial starts from the intersection of County I and Valley View Trail. Parking and registration is provided at a near-by farm.

Registration ranges from $10 for youth to $25 for adults. There are discounts for college students, family entries and pre-registration (through May 4).

Full details can be found at: or by emailing

The event is part of the WiSport Series of races (