Archive for June, 2011

Devou Park Races Moved to Mainstrasse

The extremely wet spring not only effected everyone’s riding and training, it also effected the residents living around Devou Park in Covington, KY.  The heavy rains caused mudslides on N. Park Rd forcing the main road up to the Drees Pavilion to be closed for most of the year.  This closure has forced the residents into a long detour to get to and from their homes.  To avoid adding additional stress to the residents by closing the roads that were still open for the Wednesday night race series, the City of Covington requested that we move the course.  After reviewing many different course options, we have all come in agreement on one course in the city’s entertainment district of Mainstrasse.

This new course is a big change from the “mini-road race” that we grew to love around Devou.  Riders will now be racing around a basic 4 corner, .5-mile square course with a short section of cobbles.  To stay in the purpose of the original Devou Park Race Series, this will allow entry level racers to get the racing experience they want and need but on a more traditional crit course.

With the new course comes a new name.  The series will now be called the Mainstrasse Summer Race Series.

We look forward to an exciting summer of racing in our new home, Mainstrasse!

BDS Added to Milford Sunflower Classic

In only it’s second year, the Milford Sunflower Classic was in danger of being dropped from the calendar.  This fall race had respectable attendance in 2010 as the Friday evening kick off to the Sunflower Festival in Historic Downtown Milford, Ohio.  After much searching and recruiting, a primary Race Director could not be secured for this year’s event putting the race in jeopardy.  After some discussions with Kelly Sullivan, owner of Bishops’s Bicycles in Milford and one of the creators of the event, BigDaveSports has agreed to take over the reigns of the event for 2011.

You can expect this year’s event to consist of 3 races with the last race finishing under the lights in downtown Milford.  Afterwards, riders and spectators will be treated to live music and plenty of food and drinks as the weekend of festivities kicks off.

2011 Ohio Juniors & Masters State Road Race Championship RESULTS

You can view a detailed breakdown of the results by age bracket on USA Cycling’s website.


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2011 Ohio Juniors & Masters State Road Race Championship

June 18, 2011

Zanesfield, OH
Saturday, June 18, 2011

USA Cycling Permit # 2011-1281
Part of the Lance Armstrong Junior Race Series (LAJRS)

The 2011 Ohio Juniors & Masters Road Race State Championship will be held in Zanesfield, OH on a 14.3-mile loop with moderate climbing (mostly false flats) and a few turns and plenty of straight-aways.

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, 1971 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
Junior Men 17-18 9:00 42.9 miles $20
Women Masters 9:02 42.9 miles $30
Men Masters 55+ 9:04 28.6 miles $30
Junior Men 15-16 9:06 28.6 miles $20
Junior Women 15-18 9:06 28.6 miles $20
Junior Boys 10-14 9:08 14.3 miles $20
Junior Girls 10-14 9:08 14.3 miles $20
Category Start Distance Entry Fee
Men Cat 1/2/3 Masters 30-44 1:00 57.2 miles $30
Men Cat 1/2/3 Masters 45-54 1:02 57.2 miles $30
Men Cat 4/5 Masters 30-39 1:04 42.9 miles $30
Men Cat 4/5 Masters 40-49 1:06 42.9 miles $30
Men Cat 4/5 Masters 50-54 1:08 42.9 miles $30

* Championship medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in 5 year age brackets for Master and 2 year age brackets for Juniors for Ohio residents only.

REGISTRATION/PARKING: Online registration is available at and closes at noon on Friday, June 17, 2011.  Pre-registration is highly encouraged.  There will be a $10 day of event late fee.  Parking and on-site registration will be at the Logan Hills Community Park at 2600 Sandusky St, Zanesfield, OH 43360.  On-site registration and check-in will open at 7:30 am and close at 8:30 am for the morning races and 12:30 pm for the afternoon races.

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 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.


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.