Wednesday, April 3, 2013

First Race of the Series is THIS Tuesday, April 9!

2012, Tara getting ready for take-off!
Welcome to a new season of racing!
 I guess there is no real excuse to take this long to blog.  I have been put off by the lack of spring and the continuation of winter so I have been doing the bulk of my training indoors.  The calendar says April but I say February.  Some of you may know that alpine skiing is my favorite sport and even though there is no snow (except in my front yard; no joke) I still think about powder.

But here is the reality.  IT IS OFFICALLY ROAD SEASON.  It has been a cold start to the 2013 Road Season and some races have been cancelled due to the unseasonable conditions in the Midwest.  My race series begins this Tuesday, April 9, which is less than a week away.  It will probably be unseasonal, so bundle up.  I promise Summer will eventually come!  Please keep posted to Bike Iowa and this blog for up to date details concerning cancellations, race results and other information. 

Here, once again,  is a synopsis of race details:

Races are held on the second Tuesday of each month,  from April through August.
Race dates:  April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13.
Registration is at Dougherty Park in Lone Tree Iowa and begins at 5:30pm and closes at 6:15pm.
Preregistration is available at
First rider is off at 6:30 pm.  Course is 10 miles in length; five miles to the turnaround and five to the finish.  Helmets required.  you can race a non-time trial rig and register in the breakaway category.

Entry fee is still $10.00 and checks are welcome.  Please note, an additional $10.00 will be charged for a one day race licence through USA Cycling. 

Categories for this series are:  Womens 1/2/3, Womens 4, Womens 40+ and Womens Breakaway
                                                  Mens 1/2/3, Mens 4/5, Mens 40+ and Mens Breakaway, Tandem
Prizes will be awarded post race to the winner of each category and include food, beverage and merchandise.  Sponsors include: Geoff's Bike & Ski,   Bluebird Cafe & Diner,  NewPioneer Coop,  Cafe del Sol Roasting.

Any questions, concerns or complaints?  please contact me, Monika Martin at
Other timely information will also be here:  Bike Iowa,  and also IBRA,

Chris & and I hope to see you once again for a great season of racing!


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