Hampshire Cycle Club

Hampshire Cycle Club

Hampshire Cycle Club was formed by the owners of Rainbow Jersey Bicycles; Virgil and Jerry Pearce (father and son). Virgil had raced as an amateur just before World War II (racing was big in Milwaukee with indoor track and professional 6-day racing). Jerry competed as an amateur starting at the age of 8 in 1959. Thus, forming a racing team was a no-brainer and the Hampshire Cycling Club was born in 1977 (Rainbow Jersey Bicycles was originally located on E. Hampshire Ave).

Hampshire Cycling Club members have won numerous races but more importantly promoted the sport by promoting racing events at the rate of at least 2 a year starting in the early nineties. Also in 1977, HCC introduced cyclocross racing to Milwaukee by sponsoring and promoting the Amateur National Cyclocross Championships in Lake Park. Virgil served as the WI state representative for the Amateur Bicycle League of America (and later the United States Cycling Federation) from 1967 – 1979. Jerry served as Wisconsin Cycling Association President from 1996-2001.

COVID-19 protocols

Please follow our COVID-19 protocols. Failure to do so could result in your dis-inclusion from a race or series.

Standard daily schedule

See above for any noted variations or additions to this schedule.

Category Gender Age Start Duration Podium
Masters 4/5
Novice adults welcome.
Open 35+ 9:00 am 30 min 10:00 am
Masters 4/5
Novice adults welcome.
Open 50+ 9:01 am 30 min 10:00 am
Junior
All skill levels.
Open 15-18 9:02 am 30 min 10:00 am
Masters 1/2/3/4/5
Novice adults welcome.
Women 35+ 9:45 am 30 min 10:45 am
Cat 4/5
Novice adults welcome.
Women All ages 9:46 am 30 min 10:45 am
Junior
All skill levels.
Girls 15-18 9:47 am 30 min 10:45 am
Junior
All skill levels.
Open 9-14 9:47 am 30 min 10:45 am
Junior
All skill levels.
Girls 9-14 9:47 am 30 min 10:45 am
Cat 4/5
Novice adults welcome.
Open All ages 10:30 am 30 min 11:30 am
COURSE INSPECTION 11:00 am 30 min
Cat 1/2 Women All ages 11:30 am 45 min 12:45 pm
Cat 3/4 Women All ages 11:31 am 45 min 12:45 pm
Cat 3/4 Open All ages 12:30 pm 45 min 1:45 pm
Single Speed 1/2/3
Riders must use one gear only.
Open
Men and women scored separately.
All ages 1:30 pm 45 min 2:45 pm
Masters 1/2/3 Open 50+ 1:31 pm 45 min 2:45 pm
Single Speed 4/5
Novice adults welcome. Riders must use one gear only.
Open
Men and women scored separately.
All ages 1:32 pm 45 min 2:45 pm
Cat 1/2/3 Open All ages 2:30 pm 55 min 3:45 pm
Cat 1/2/3 Open 35+ 2:31 pm 55 min 3:45 pm
Riders must be at least 9 years old to compete. All genders are welcome in any Open race and are scored together (unless otherwise specified). Women categories are FTW friendly.