We made a few changes to the crit schedule. Registration opens at 630am, and there are more collegiate primes. You can view the finalized flier here: TTT, RR, and Crit Flier (Updated 3/13).
We are hosting our race on March 17-18. There’s a collegiate TTT and RR on Saturday, and a crit on Sunday. The crit will have both collegiate and uscf categories. Check out the flier here.
Our start of semester meeting will be on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00pm in 56 Barrows. There will be a presentation about the team and road racing for any new recruits. Even if you don’t need a review on how racing works, it would probably still be a good idea to come to meet with your team captain to discuss the season and regular training rides, and watch a silly PowerPoint. And we’ll have some free swag!
For those that haven’t heard, we ended up second place in the Conference in the mountain bike season, with three omnium champions; Kyle Zampaglione (MC), Joanna Bechtel (WA), and Jessica Kuo (WB). Nice job! Also, Joanna was voted “Most Talented Women’s A” in the awards. Let’s keep this momentum up for the road season!
Speaking of road season, our first official road event is this Sunday.
The BIG GAME is this Saturday, which means the BIG RIDE is on Sunday. For those that don’t know, this is an annual tradition between us and that Jr. college in Palo Alto where we just hand out and ride together. It’s hosted by whoever’s hosting the BIG GAME, which means this year we are driving to Stanford. There will be a 30 mile option, a 60-70 mile option, an 80 mile option with some dirt, and a mountain bike option!
Although their school is vastly inferior to ours, their riding is comparable. They’ll have coffee and bagels available at 930am. Yes that’s right, FREE BAGELS AND COFFEE. They’ve been completely left out of the whole occupy movement, so let’s do them a favor and occupy their campus while we devour their bagels and coffee.
We will be meeting at West Circle at 815am on Sunday morning to carpool down to their campus with a small tower. Please sign up before Thursday night at 10pm. See you there!
Here are a few last minute updates for our race:
- Light rain is forecast for Friday, but we are keeping our schedule the same. XC is still on Saturday, and the DS is still on Sunday.
- We reserved campsite E, not D.
- XC Reg opens at 7am, not 630am
- 1 Qualifying run
- Single run format for all categories until the round of 8. Then it will be double run time differential format.
- Practice will open at 8am, not 10am.
As of right now, the weather looks like it will permit us to have our race as scheduled (Cross Country and Super D on Saturday and Dual Slalom and Short Track on Sunday). We will make the final decision on Wednesday night, and it will be posted right here.
We arrived at Angel Fire Resort today to find…tons of snow! We pre-rode the [snowy] course, and it’s gonna be a muddy, cold, and icy race. Joanna, Sofia, and Katie start at 9am, and the forecast calls for 23 deg F. The men, Nitish and Jordan, are racing the cross country at 12noon. Chase, Jordan, and Nitish will race the downhill seeding run tomorrow at 3:45pm. We’ll update with results tomorrow. Go Bears!
Chico was a huge success! We had awesome results, including Joanna winning WA’s; Scott winning MB’s; Kyle, Josh and Andrew placing 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively; and Jessica winning WB’s! Killer job guys and girls!
In other news, our home race is coming up really fast on November 12-13, and we need to get our courses in prime racing condition! This Sunday, October 30, we are having a trail work day at Bailey Bike Park in Pittsburg. Please sign up by Wednesday at 10pm. The exact timing will be sent out later this week, but we will be back to Berkeley in the early afternoon. After doing the trail work, we get to ride the trails! Check out these sweeeetttt photos of our last work day. Bonus points if you come in costume!
We had an awesome weekend at the Stanford Race. Our live results feed worked great, mostly because of all of the great results we got. Let’s keep the momentum going for the last race of the season Chico State. It’s this weekend Oct. 22 -23. We’re leaving Berkeley Friday night and spending Friday and Saturday night in Chico. Stay tuned for lodging info. Make sure to sign up Wednesday night before 10pm!
We had a great time at Humboldt’s race this weekend. The weather was great, and they had some really sweet courses! This weekend the race is a little closer hosted be Stanford University. Since it’s close, we are driving down Saturday morning, racing, returning to Berkeley Saturday night, and driving back down on Sunday morning. The courses are really fun, so make sure to sign up by Wednesday night at 10pm!