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Well, the weather guessers got us again. (more…)
Once again, it looks like Mother Nature is going to screw up our racing plans again. At least this time we have some warning. There is a significant snow storm moving through the Ohio Valley Sunday into Monday. Sunday will start with cold temperatures and rain. This will change over to misery and suffering for anyone who may be trying to race their bike. By the afternoon, the roads will most likely be unsafe for traveling.
For everyone’s safety, we feel it is best to make the call now to allow everyone to make other plans and get a good training ride in on Saturday when the weather is expected to be nice. We are still working on a rescheduled reschedule date and hope to have one nailed down early in the work week.
Please note that BigDaveSports will no longer be a part of the planning and promotion of the Tri-State 6HRS p/b Trek Bicycle Store Cincinnati. It was a tough decision, but for personal and family reasons, BigDave made the decision to step away from the series to free up more time to spend with his rapidly growing kids and their activities. The teams involved in promoting the individual races in the series have been encouraged to continue their work and make the series happen without BigDave. This series seems to fill a much wanted niche in the MTB community. The series does have it’s own website, so be sure to check them out there as well as on facebook.
As 2012 wraps up on the calendar, the highly anticipated schedule for 2013 is now available. Keep in mind that some dates or venues may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances, but this is the schedule we plan to run with.
Saturday, March 30, 2013 – Brookville-St Peters Road Race (Brookville, IN) - CANCELLED
Ohio Spring Race Series (OSRS)
Sunday, March 24, 2013 – OSRS #2: Deer Creek (Mt Sterling, OH) - CANCELLED
Saturday, May 18, 2013 – Stage 1: North Bend Time Trial (North Bend, OH)
Saturday, May 18, 2013 – Stage 2: Harrison’s Tomb Road Race (North Bend, OH)
Sunday, May 19, 2013 – Stage 3: Germantown Road Race (Germantown, OH)
April-May 2013 – Fairfield Youth Bicycle Program (more details to come)
Saturday, May 25, 2013 – England-Idlewild p/b Team CNC and BigDaveSports
Saturday, June 22, 2013 – Versailles p/b Team Hungry! and BigDaveSports
Sunday, July 14, 2013 – East Fork p/b Rogue Racing :513: and BigDaveSports
Sunday, July 28, 2013 – Hueston Woods p/b Trek Store Cincinnati Cycling Team and BigDaveSports
July-August 2013 – Weeknight MTB Series (more details to come)
Please be sure to check back at this website or follow us on facebook for all of the latest updates.
The weekend of Friday, September 14th thru Sunday, September 16th will provide a wide variety of activities in the Cleveland area for bike racing. From race official’s clinic to track racing to cyclocross racing, here is a quick list of the day by day schedule:
Friday, September 14, 2012
USA Cycling Official’s Clinic
This is the introductory level clinic for those who wish to become a USA Cycling race official. The Midwest Regional Coordinator, Larry Martin, will be the instructor for this clinic. Though this clinic will have a strong focus on track racing and track events, you will learn about officiating all types of bike races. Here is a brief summary of the clinic:
This is an introduction to officiating with a focus on track racing and officiating track events. There will be a follow up of Velodrome racing on Saturday at the New Cleveland Velodrome. There is a lecture followed by an open book test of 100 questions where 70% or better is passing. Cost for new officials is $35.00 payable upon completion of the test. Visa, Mastercard, check or cash is accepted. Previously licensed officials cost is $60.
You can register for the clinic on the USA Cycling website or e-mail Brett Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
We are always in need of more race officials, and we have a serious shortage of motorefs in most of the state. If you have any interest in becoming a race official or motoref, you should seriously consider taking this clinic. Motorefs will need to take an additional class which will be scheduled at a later date but still need to become a USA Cycling licensed race official first.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Ohio State Track Championship
It didn’t take long after completion of the new Cleveland Velodrome for them to put on a big event. The day will consist of time trials, pursuits and a Team Sprint crowning a handful of State Championships. Grab your track bike (no gears or freewheels allowed), and hit the boards for a fun day of track racing, OR just come out and watch.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Wendy Park Cyclocross
It’s the second stop in the Northeast Ohio Cyclocross Series (NEOCX), and the series has already started off on the muddy foot. A late morning downpour turned the usually soggy Cascade Park course into a mudfest last weekend. What will Wendy Park and Team Spin bring to the table?
Here is a link to the Race Flyer. Registration is day of event only.
For those participating in the State Time Trail Championship this weekend, here are the start times. Remember that you MUST be checked in at registration by 8:30 am for the morning races and 12:30 pm for the afternoon races regardless of what time your race is. Riders will be able to use the same bib number for both the morning and afternoon races.
It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of this year’s Midwest Regional Masters Championship. We had high hopes for a big and better set of events this year, but unfortunately time is not on our side. After a very busy Winter and Spring, we are behind on the planning process with very little relief in sight. With less than 2 months until the schedule dates of July 21st and 22nd, there are still many things that need to be, most of which should have been completed months ago. We apologize for any heartache and disappointment this has caused as we know many were looking forward to this year’s events. We, at BigDaveSports strive to put on quality events, and if we can’t make that happen, we’d rather not waste everyone’s time and/or disappoint anyone with a less than satisfactory racing experience.
David “BigDave” Riemenschneider