Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Metro Race Collective Proudly Presents 1st Circulo Verde Chasedown

Wazzup Pilipinas!

On March 19th, 2017, Metro Race Collective proudly organizes the 1st ever Circulo Verde Chasedown - a fixed gear criterium event which will be held at Ortigas & Co’s Circulo Verde alongside guest sports director Ravi Rajcoomar (USAC Sanctioned Race Director) & world-renowned cyclist Addison Zawada.

The event will grant the winner of the Men’s Fixed Gear Open category an opportunity to compete in the USA Cycling sanctioned event - Red Bull Last Stand - taking place at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

The first ever fixed gear cycling event in Asia: 

Circulo Verde Chasedown Cycling Event
Sunday / March 19, 2017 / 12:00NN
Circulo Verde
Calle Industria, Quezon City

Race Categories
Geared Women (Amateur)
Geared Men (Amateur)
Fixed Women (Open to all categories)
Fixed Men (Open to all categories, Winner must be available to compete in Red Bull Last Stand in October, to be held at San Antonio, Texas, USA)

Race Format
The event requires all participants to register. Pre-registration is until March 15 (Online or at all Built Cycles Branches). On-site registration is also accepted, but at a different fee. 

Race Requirements

- Signed waivers on-site
- Helmets
- Dropbars for the Fixed Gear categories, no brakes allowed

- Any geared bikes for the Geared categories (including single-speeds), except time trial bikes (due to brake lever positioning) 


A 15-lap criterium race with a maximum of 50 riders per qualifier, seeding for the 50 positions for the Men’s Finals. Finals Men’s Fixed finals will be 50 laps with the last rider across the finish line being removed after every lap until one last rider remains. There will be no free laps for mishaps, crashes, or mechanicals. The last rider across the line will be eliminated, period.

For other categories, we’ll follow a traditional criterium format. 40 laps for the Men’s Geared Category, and 30 laps for the Women’s Categories.

Race Distances
Fixed Women 30 Laps
Fixed Men 50 Laps
Geared Women 30 Laps
Geared Men 50 Laps

Race Registration

The event requires all participants to register. Pre-registration is until March 15 (Online via​ or at all Built Cycles Branches). On-site registration is also accepted.

Php 500 - Race Kit + Freebies
Php 950 - Race Kit + BRKLSS Shirt + Conquer RS Bag (Pre-registration) + Freebies
Php 1200 - Includes Race Kit + BRKLSS Shirt + Conquer RS Bag (Onsite) + Freebies

Schedule Registration

10:00AM Rider Briefing
11:45AM Fixed Men Qualifying 1
12:00NN Fixed Men Qualifying 2
1:00PM Geared Women
2:00PM Geared Men
3:00PM Fixed Women
4:00PM Fixed Men Finals
5:00PM Awarding Ceremonies

Awards ceremonies and podium presentations will be after the Fixed Gear Men’s race. Fixed Gear Women’s Top three riders Fixed Gear Men’s Top three riders Geared Women’s Top three riders Geared Men’s Top three riders 

Course Map and Description

The course is a 1-kilometer, 6-turn city circuit around the Circulo Verde property. It uses a unique eliminator format with the last rider eliminated on each lap until only one rider remains. 

Best Viewing Spots
- Industria Building
- Sidewalk perimeter of Circulo Verde

Riders and Team Area

Riders will be provided a racers’ holding area in Industria center

Registration Confirmation
Will be located at Industria center

Sponsors Pop-up Shops

Will be located in front, beside the stage and in-front of the finish line

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