105 MILES of TRUE GRIT
Rouge Roubaix has been working with the local powers that be to bring the event back.
The current view of cycling by the West Felicianna Parish Council has changed significantly in the last several months and the new council members have expressed their commitment to bring cycling back to the parish and their desire to mend the relationship with our community. Rouge Roubaix is a massive undertaking in putting together, but rest assured we are working on making the next edition of this event the best ever.
We want to thank EVERYONE that has participated, volunteered or worked with us over the years and spread the word about Rouge Roubaix. You are what made it so special. Keep telling the tales, the Legend lives on and the fire is still burning.
Thank you all very much and ride on.
The Rouge Roubaix Team
A classic 105 mile road race that covers the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Feliciana’s. The race starts in St. Francisville, LA and travels north and west through the back roads of West Feliciana Parish and Wilkinson County, Mississippi. You will encounter a constantly rolling terrain, and a few climbs that will test all racers. The road surfaces will vary greatly. You will encounter chip and seal, sandy gravel, smooth as glass asphalt, and some roads that are just plain bad. This race is a classic test of man and his machine vs. the terrain and elements. It would be unfair to attempt to predict what type of weather to expect for the Rouge Roubaix. You should come prepared to battle 80 degree heat and Louisiana humidity (it’s worse than Houston). You should also come prepared to expect temperatures so low that your water bottles will freeze. And then again, if the cycling Gods are with us, we will get one of those perfect spring like days where it will be tough to break a sweat.
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Our athletes, ranging from all walks of life and all experience levels, can testify to the effectiveness of our training programs. The simple fact that makes 4th Dimension stand out from the rest of the coaching programs is that we get just as excited about a client that achieves a PR at the back of the pack as one that wins a medal or trophy at the front. Success is measured by the athlete!
"This course challenges even the most experienced of cyclists."
"Rough terrain in the 100-mile Rouge Roubaix race frequently forces some cyclists off their bikes. Sunday’s race was no different."
TIMMUELLER for The New York Times
" Twelve miles and two major leg cramps later we hit the last and toughest dirt section of the race, six miles of hors-category steep and unrelenting hills – the Tunica Hills."
KDOGG - gravelcyclist.com