One of the great virtues of cycling is there is so much to offer for so many different types of riders. Whether it be racing, touring, or a family participating in a fund-raising event. Here’s our short list of cycling events in and around the region. For more comprehensive lists, visit our links page as some of these sites post events on a national and international scale.
Our Monday and Thursday evening rides all start at 6 pm. Up to 3 different groups will be riding according to people's abillity. Distances will vary from 25 miles for the easier group up to 50 miles for the advanced group. For updates call the shop at 784-6524 (read more...)
We returned from a great trip to the cyclo-cross world championships in Louisville KY. Close to 10,000 fans witnessed the first championships that were held outside Europe. The atmosphere was electric throughout the day as the spectatators appreciated the skill and determination from all the competitors. The sound of cow bells got louder as the day went on. The course went from very slick and frozen for the early events to a mud fest for the later races. It was even hard for the spectators to stay up in some places. The races were dominated by The Netherlands and Belgium, which was most visible in the under 23 category, where the top 10 finisher were all from those 2 countries. The Netherlands captured 3 of the 4 golds. The top finisher for the US were Katie Compton ( 2nd Women ) and Logan Owen (4th Jr) (read more...)
Our dear friend and cycling team member Fred Hoyle, passed away yesterday morning after an 11 month fight with cancer. He was only 47. When we went to races, Fred was by far the most willing person to help someone else, so we could get the best result for our team. He just loved the camaraderie that we had and to be part of that. This past summer he mentioned over and over that he wished to come down from his home in upper New York, to ride with us. It sadly never was to be. Fred, we'll miss you. (read more...)