Hey Eileen, the race course is different than our loop in May. For the most part it is backwards with some new single track added. If you can get there early, you may want to check out atleast the first mile, if not the whole thing.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Ellen! Maryanne and I went to KVSP this past weekend to ride and we are looking forward to the race. And hoping none of the cell phone tower climb is involved! Should be a lot of fun.