Archive for July, 2010

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We now have vuvuzelas and cowbells available for sale.  Come to any of the BigDaveSports races to get one.  The vuvuzelas are $7 each.  The cowbells are $20 each.  You can save some money and buy both for $25!  Get them while supplies last!

Devou Park Summer Race Series #3 RESULTS

Overall Series Points

Race PHOTOS

Jeffrey Jakucyk

Samuel Birkan

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Devou Park Videos

Thanks to our good friends at Busam Subaru for taking some videos of the races at Devou Park.  You can view these videos and get a feel for some of the racing at their YouTube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/BusamSubaru

Busam Subaru is one of the sponsors of this series and has been providing us with the lead vehicle during each race as well.

Devou Park Summer Race Series #2 RESULTS

Overall Series Points

Race PHOTOS

Jeffrey Jakucyk

Samuel Birkan

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Devou Park Summer Race Series #1 RESULTS

Overall Series Points

Race PHOTOS

Jeffrey Jakucyk

Samual Birkan

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2010 Ohio Masters Road Race State Championship

August 28, 2010

Masters RR State Championship Flyer

The 2010 Masters Road Race State Championship comes to southern Ohio on this beautiful 13-mile course with mild country rollers, a few twists and turns and two small climbs on the back side of the course.  This will be a similar course to the one used for the 6th race of this year’s Ohio Spring Race Series on May 2nd.

Course Map

There will be a prologue start with the first approximately .5 miles being neutralized.  After the first left turn, the racing will begin.

Prologue Route

Masters riders are defined by USA Cycling as any rider with a racing age of 30 or older.  Your racing age is the age you will be by December 31st of the current year.  For example, a rider with a birth date of October 1, 1970 would only be 39 years old on the date of this race but actually has a racing age of 40 and thus would race with the 40-44 age group.

Category Start Distance Entry Fee Medals Prize Purse
Men 30-39 11:00 am 54 miles $35 State Championship Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each 5-year age bracket. $200 / 10
Men 40-49 $200 / 10
Men 50-59 41 miles $200 / 10
Men 60+ $100 / 5
Women 30-39 $100 / 5
Women 40-49 $100 / 5
Women 50+ $100 / 5

REGISTRATION/PARKING: Online registration is available at BikeReg.com and closes at noon on Friday, August 27, 2010.  Pre-registration is highly encouraged.  There will be a $10 day of event late fee.  Parking and on-site registration will be at the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery show grounds at 8803 Winfield Drive, Georgetown, OH 45121.  On-site registration and check-in will open at 9:00 am and close at 10:45 am.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: All USA Cycling rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced.  All riders must have a current USA Cycling racing license or a one-day license.  One-day licenses will be available at check in for $10 and can only be used by Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women.  The promoter reserves the right to combine categories and/or reduce prize lists based upon number of riders.

CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for Championship Medals, you must be an Ohio resident and hold a current USA Cycling Annual License.  No Annual Licenses will be sold at the event.  All riders are eligible for prize money.

RESULTS: All results will be submitted to USA Cycling within 48 hours after the official results are final.

Contact David “BigDave” Riemenschneider with any questions.

bigbikerdave@gmail.com

513-560-6193

www.BigDaveSports.com

Ohio Masters Road Race State Championship News

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Masters State Championship race scheduled for July 25th has been cancelled.  BigDaveSports has been asked to put together a replacement event to be held in August.  The details are still being put together, but here is what it is shaping up to look like:

  • Saturday, August 28, 2010
  • Georgetown, OH (Brown County) – this will be the same course used during the Ohio Spring Race Series but with a different location for parking, registration and start.  The finish location will remain the same.
  • USA Cycling will provide medals for the top 3 finishers in each 5-year age bracket for both men and women (Ohio residents only).
  • A Champion’s Jersey is in the works and will be presented to the winners in either 5-year or 10-year age brackets for both men and women (Ohio Residents only) depending on cost and sponsorships.
  • Call-ups may or may not happen based on registration order.

The target to have all of the information together and ready will be by Friday, July 16, 2010.

2010 PUR Tour p/b Queen City Wheels

August 7, 2010
8:30 amto6:45 pm

PUR Tour Flyer

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The PUR Tour provides quality racing for all categories with an emphasis on juniors and beginner riders!

THE COURSE: This is a non-technical 1.56 mile loop circuit of excellent pavement closed to traffic during the races.  There is one left hand turn and 1 short climb.  Wind is frequently present.  Fitness, pack skills and teamwork are the most important factors.

DIRECTIONS: 8340 Mason-Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040 From Cincinnati – Proceed North on I-71 to Exit 19 Mason-Montgomery/Fields Ertel Road.  Turn left off of the exit onto Mason-Montgomery Rd.  Proceed about 2 miles and turn right into the Procter & Gamble Mason Business Center (use 2nd entrance).  From Columbus: South on I-71 to exit 19.  Turn right on to Mason-Montgomery Rd.  Proceed to the P&G entrance (right side).

REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN: Online registration is available at BikeReg.com and closes at noon on Friday, August 6, 2010.  Onsite registration/check-in will open at 7:30 am and will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each race.  There will be a $10.00 day of race late fee for all categories except juniors and beginners/citizens.  There is a $5.00 discount for entering a second, third or fourth race.  Juniors who enter a junior event may enter a 2nd race for $5.00.

If you are new to racing, please give yourself ample time to get checked in, get your bike ready and attach your race number.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: All USA Cycling rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced.  All riders must have a current USA Cycling racing license or a one-day license with the exception of Ride With The Kids and Kids On Bikes participants.  One-day licenses will be available at check in for $10.  A rider may only purchase a one-day license if they are a men’s category 5, women’s category 4 or a first time racer.  The promoter reserves the right to combine categories and/or reduce prize lists based upon number of riders.

RACE DESCRIPTIONS:

Race #1: 8:30 am – Men Cat 5/Citizen –This race is open to all men who are new to racing or have a Category 5 License.  Individual rider abilities may vary greatly in this race, but it will give riders an opportunity to give racing a try on this non-technical closed course.  There is no Day Of Event Late Fee for this race.

Race #2: 9:05 am

Women Cat 4/Citizen – As with the Men Cat 5/Citizen race, this is open to all women who are new to racing or have a Category 4 license.  The field will be relatively small and tends to get spread out around the course because of the wide range of abilities amongst the riders.  There is no Day Of Event Late Fee for this race.

Jr. Boys and Girls 13-14 and 10-12 – These are the youngest of our licensed racers and the future of our sports.  If your child enjoys cycling at all, they should give this race a try.  Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each gender and age group.  There is no Day Of Event Late Fee for this race.

Race #3: 9:40 am – Men Cat 4/5 – This race could potentially have the largest field of the day and will be capped at 75 riders based on USA Cycling rules.  Though first time racers may enter this race, it is highly recommended that riders have a strong understanding of racing etiquette and pack riding skills.

Race #4: 10:15 am – Women Category 3/4 – This is typically the largest of the women’s races with a good mix of seasoned racers and newbies getting their feet wet.  The riders are some of the friendliest out there and tend to provide us with some of the best sprint finishes.

Race #5: 10:55 am – Men Master 50+ and 60+ – You are never too old to ride, or race, a bike.  These aged titans of cycling will show us all how it is done, even when we get into the golden years.  There is no upper age limit for this race, so if you are 80 and think you can ride with a generation younger than you, come on out.

Race #6: 11:30 am

Women Master 40+ and 50+ – As with fine wine, women racers get better with age, and this is their opportunity to shine without having to compete against “kids” half their age.  Most of these women are mothers and some may even be grandmothers.  On the race course, you won’t likely see the nurturing side, but more likely their power and strength.

Jr. Women 15-18 – Not all high school girls want to be cheerleaders.  Some want to ride bikes, and some want to race bikes.  Either way, this is the next step in the future of our sport.  There is no Day Of Event Late Fee for this race.

Race #7: 12:05 pm

Men Master 40+ – Most men buy a sports car during their midlife crisis.  Why not get into bike racing instead?  It’s cheaper and might even be safer.  This is typically one of the safer yet more competitive races of the day.

Jr. Men 15-16 and 17-18 – Our area is blessed with some of the best high school aged bike racers, but it doesn’t have to be just one or two teams out there.  If your kids like to ride, challenge him to see how he stacks up against everyone else in this race.  There is no Day Of Event Late Fee for this race.

Race #8: 12:40 pm – PUR Water Filtration’s Ride With The Kids – This is not an actual race but an opportunity for adults to ride with their kids on a safe, closed race course.  The course will be open for you and your child to ride as many laps as the two of you can handle.  All riders will have their own race numbers.  Afterwards, there will be food and prizes for the participants while watching the Kids On Bikes Time Trials.  This is the first of a 3-part series that includes the Kingswood Cyclocross race on Saturday, September 18th and the Java Johnny’s/Lionhearts UCI Cyclocross race on Saturday, October 9th.

Race #9: 1:10 pm – Kids On Bikes Time Trial – We’re starting them young!  This is an individual event at a designated distance.  Racers start at 10 second intervals and complete 1 lap for 5-7 year olds and 2 laps for 8-10 year olds as fast as possible.  Two wheels only.  No training wheels.  All participants will receive a certificate of achievement.  No racing license is required for this event.

Race #10: 2:00 pm – Fixed Gear – No gears, no coasting, just pedal the fastest for 30 minutes and you win.  Ok, maybe it’s not THAT simple, but that’s the jist of this race.  We’re bringing track racing to the open road for this rare criterium-style fixed gear race.  For safety reasons, a front hand brake is required for this race.  Also, bull-horn or aerobar style handlebars will not be permitted.  All other USA Cycling rules apply.

Race #11: 2:35 pm – Tandems – If you have a tandem, you have to race.  This is a fun (and bizarre) race to watch.  There will be 3 different categories: man/man, mixed, and junior stoker.  Juniors may be up to 16 years in age.

Race #12: 3:10 pm

Clydesdale Men 200+/225+/250+ – This race was such a success last year that we brought it back and expanded it.  It is now open to all category riders but with 3 different weight classes.  The horsepower will be off the charts, and hopefully, the pavement will hold up as we witness this battle of the big men.

Athena Women 160+ – Since the Clydesdale race was so popular last year, we thought we’d give the women a chance to shine.  These buxom beauties will battle it out for 30 minutes to see who is best of the bombshells.

Race #13: 3:45 pm – Men Category 3/4 – This race gives the category 4 men an opportunity to see how they match up against the next level of racers while letting the category 3 men put them in their place.  You can expect some good racing and plenty of attacks throughout.

Race #14: 4:40 pm – Women Category 1/2/3 – We begin our wrap-up of the day with the top women of our area who will battle it out for an hour of fun and excitement.  These women have logged in numerous races to be able to advance to this level.

Race #15: 5:45 pm – Men Category 1/2/3 – To complete the day, we let the top men racers compete for an hour at full throttle.  This race is guaranteed to have plenty of attacks and counter attacks until the final lap.

RESULTS: All results will be submitted to USA Cycling within 48 hours after the official results are final.

Visit www.QCW.org for complete details and descriptions of the races.

Contact David “BigDave” Riemenschneider with any questions.

bigbikerdave@gmail.com

513-560-6193

Brehm Til You Puke Hill Challenge RESULTS

Race PHOTOS

ONE-LAP ATTACK

Time Place Bib # License # Last Name First Name Team Name
6:49 1 60 ONE DAY arzberger chris unattached
7:19 2 59 298154 Ambjorn Christian Reser Fusion Velo Experience
7:38 3 63 175584 Waite Daniel Michelob Ultra/Team Dayton
8:41 4 61 268185 begg bill NCVC/UnitedHealth Group
10:26 5 62 227488 Riemenschneider David Queen City Wheels

MEN

Time Place Bib # License # Last Name First Name Team Name
1:15:36 1 16 100867 Barry colin Huntington Bank / Specialized
1:16:24 2 22 153866 Gatch John Huntington Bank / Specialized
1:17:12 3 23 296965 Klontz Samuel BSM
1:18:03 4 31 270856 Collins Tim Queen City Wheels
1:18:30 5 17 ONE DAY Basher Cern
1:18:49 6 18 669 Bole Matt Michelob Ultra Cycling
1:19:04 7 21 140759 Cover Andrew
1:21:08 8 29 313374 Stewart Kyle
1:12:11 9 26 277697 Poptic Christopher University of Cincinnati
-1 lap 10 28 277142 schoeny jeff michelob ultra
-1 lap 11 20 287612 Carraway Doug Ohio Orthopedic/Moro Cycling
-2 laps 12 24 318110 matt braden
-2 laps 13 27 298528 Sanders Martin Reser/Wellington Ortho
-4 laps 14 30 304547 Swecker Kim Smittys Cyclery
DNF 15 266636 Abney Mike Seven Hills
DNF 19 280328 Campbell Billy
DNF 25 84261 McKenzie Don QCW
DNF 32 315326 Birkan Adam Bishop’s Bicycles
DNF 33 290755 Newsom Gene

WOMEN

Time Place Bib # License # Last Name First Name Team Name
1:32:33 1 583 275073 Kier Terra Michelob Ultra
1:37:49 2 582 281906 Cochran Carrie Reser Fusion Velo Experience
-7 laps 3 581 ONE DAY Breitenstein Susan

BigDaveSports to Manage the PUR Tour Again in 2010

Mark your calendars and get the family ready, because the PUR Tour is scheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2010.  The Queen City Wheels has again contracted BigDaveSports to manage the PUR Tour this year.  You can expect to see some new and excited categories added to this year’s line-up, and as always, there races for everyone from age 5 up to 85.  So if you own a bike, a tandem, a fixie, or any standard road bike, get ready!