We had a great showing at Parkfield, with a ton of podium finishes (including sweeping the Women’s A Short Track Podium). Nice job Sofia, Joanna, and Katie! Let’s keep up our streak of awesomeness and send a huge crew up to Humboldt. We’re staying in a host house, so please bring sleeping bags and over night stuff (not camping stuff). As usual, sign up by Wednesday at 10pm. See you at the race!
Our remaining three training seminars will be in 175 Barrows Hall at 7pm. Here are the dates for them:
- Wednesday, October 12
- Wednesday, November 9,
- Wednesday, November 30
Our recent trail work day at Bailey Bike Park was a big success. The Dual Slalom course just needs a little bit of water and then it’s race ready. The short track needs a little bit of work, but it’ll be a sweet venue! Check out our Facebook page for some photos and videos!
This weekend is our first mountain bike race, hosted by University of Nevada, Reno. We will be staying at a host house, so we don’t need camping gear. We’re leaving Berkeley on Friday afternoon, and staying in Reno for Friday and Saturday night.
There are two events each day; Cross Country and Super D on Saturday, and Short Track and Downhill on Sunday. We will be reimbursing people $15 per day of racing, which means you only pay $5 for one event, and $5 to race a second event! What a deal! Check out the list below for what you need to bring. Sign ups will close on Wednesday at 10pm Pacific Standard Time, so sign up before then!
Also, make sure to fill out the waivers, and you MUST PAY DUES IN ORDER TO RACE. If you’re going to do more than 3 race weekends, it is worth it to buy an annual racing license for $30 (rather than pay $10 a day for one day licenses). Instructions on paying dues, filling out waivers, and buying a license can be found here.
What to Bring
- authorization to ride (see above instructions on how to purchase one)
- shoes (make sure you have both of them)
- 2 kits
- chain lube
- riding food (gels, gu, etc)
- towel (for changing)
- tube/multi-tool/handpump/patchkit (seriously BRING TUBES. It even says so on the flier. Everyone should carry at least 2 tubes in the race. Even if you have tubeless tires)
- camelback/water bottle
- cash for gas (drivers love small bills)
- sleeping bag (we are sleeping on couches and floors)
- bring more tubes for the people who forgot to bring tubes
Come learn about training, nutrition, and anything related to racing! This is instead of team dinner, but feel free to bring food to munch on. It will be Led by Ryan, Kirk, and Seth. Meet in front of Wurster Hall at 7pm. There will be live demonstrations! See you there.
We need a ton of volunteers to help clean up our dual slalom course so we can have an awesome mountain bike race! We are driving out there this Saturday to clean up the course do some trail work. Please sign up by Wednesday at 10pm. If you have useful gardening tools, please bring them! We will mostly be clearing weeds. Meet at West Circle at 9am RWT and return by 3 or 4 at the latest. Our home course is near Pittsburg/Bay Point, only half an hour away. Also, if you want to bring a bike, the course is really fun to ride down.
Free lunch will be provided to everyone who volunteers!
Address: 1200 Bailey Rd., Pittsburg, CA 94565