Well kids 2014 is a wrap

It’s been a blast watching you all learn, grow and achieve.

It goes without saying that nothing happens in a vacuum and as such a lot of individuals and organizations need to be recognized. So here goes….

Our races, as always, were conducted by Neal Boyd’s awesome crew at Charlotte Sports Timing.

The food today was supplied by our newest sponsor, the fine folks at Bike Line of Charlotte. Food at previous races was brought to you by The Cyclepath, Cool Breeze Cyclery and Trek Bikes of Charlotte, and Blood Sweat and Gears of Denver.

The water bottles were supplied by series sponsor REI

The 2014 series was brought to you through the generous sponsorship of Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

Our Bike Shop sponsors for 2014 were Bike Line of Charlotte, QueenCity Bicycles, The Cyclepath, Cool Breeze Cyclery and Trek Bikes of Charlotte, and Blood Sweat and Gears of Denver.

Remember those guys with the green jerseys you saw at every race course marshaling, setting up the course, tearing down the course and helping with the skills clinics? That’s the hard working members of the Tarheel Trailblazers mountain bike club. The Trailblazers built and maintain not only the trails at Fisher Farm and North Mecklenburg but over 100 miles of mountain bike trails in our area. All of those trails were designed, built and maintained through volunteer labor. We would have nothing to ride if not for them.

I think it’s very important to point out that these business and clubs expend their time and effort to make our community a better place. Not everyone does that and we at CYCL believe strongly that you should support the people that support you. Please make it a point to visit one of our sponsors and to thank them for their support of your child and the 2014 CYCL series.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the series and some of the changes we made such as adding the course at North Mecklenburg Park and the skills clincs. We’d love to hear your feedback for 2015.

Are your ready for race 2?

We are!

The weather is looking like it’s going to be wet this weekend and hopefully be a really nice day for the race on Sunday. The trails will most likely be too wet to ride without causing damage to the trail. So if the trails are too wet we will be changing things up a bit and we will mark out a cyclocross style course (without barriers) using the meadows and greenway trails at Fisher Farm. It should be a fun day of racing.

So be sure to get registered and come on out for a fun day of bike racing at Fisher Farm, rain or shine!

Mea Culpa

I had posted before our last race that there was a chance that we might postpone the race due to rain. We did indeed race last week.

Somehow my post here to our website did not publish last Sunday morning but the notification to our Facebook page did. I’m sorry if that caused anyone any confusion. We’ll do better next time.

So the next race will be held Sunday March 30th at Fisher Farm park in Davidson.

Photos from the series kickoffs are available on our Facebook page.

Weather update for tomorrow

Hey folks….just wanted to give everyone an update on the kick off of the 2014 CYCL. As you know, they are calling for rain tomorrow. Before you travel, you can either check this website or Facebook page for the updated status of the race. I’ve seen several different predictions when the rain is supposed to arrive. If the rain is substantial and arrives before the first race, we will postpone the event to March 23. If it doesn’t come in until later, we are racing.

2014 dates and venues

It’s taken us a while but we are super excited to announce the 2014 Charlotte Cycling League dates and venues.
North Meck Park – March 16
Fisher Farm Park – March 30
North Meck Park – April 6
Fisher Farm Park – April 27
Come on out and race!

That’s a wrap kids.

That’s a wrap kids.
The rain almost held off for us but you managed to finish strong. Great job out there.

Thanks to our 2013 sponsors. Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, The Cyclepath, Cool Breeze Cyclery/Trek store of Charlotte, QueenCity Bicycles, Bicycle Sport, Blood Sweat and Gears, REI, DeFeet international and Carolina Bicycle Company. Our races were conducted by Charlotte Sports Cycling. Course marshal support was provided by the Tarheel Trailblazers.

I think we had a great series this year. I hope you all had fun and learned a few things about racing and yourselves. We sure did and we have a few challenges we are going work on. That’s really the goal for us all. To live, learn, grow, improve and have fun doing it.

Now the CYCL crew is going to regroup and talk about how we can improve the series for 2014. If you have input or suggestions to make the series better and more fun, we’d love to hear them.

Rain rain go away…

Folks, the plan is to race tomorrow rain or shine.
The forecast seems to be unanimous that we will get rain. How much it will be and when it arrives is up for debate. Last year race three was a wet race but the worst of it held off till the last race of the day. Be aware that we will try to keep to our race day schedule but we may delay or accelerate the schedule due to weather. Please be flexible.

So pack your suitcase of courage (and a towel) and let’s have fun despite the weather.

Keep digging! Almost there!

This Sunday is the finale race of the Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics 2013 CYCL race series. We will gather again at Fisher Farm Park to crown our 2013 series Champions. Awards will run 5 places deep in every category so be sure to check the series standings to see where you are. You might be a winner and not even know it.

So bring your cowbells, horns, noisemakers, your friends, your family and your “A Game” this Sunday and let’s make it a race to remember.