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.
What a crazy winter it’s been and we are more than ready for spring and kicking off some youth racing. So without further ado, we are excited to announce that registration is now open!
Register now at Bikereg.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
We could not have asked for a more beautiful day for a bike race. Congratulations to all of our racers for a great day of racing. I’d like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that getting on the podium is great and all but the real success is getting off the couch, getting on the bike and putting yourself out there on race day. That takes real guts and determination. No matter where you land on that results sheet, you did great. For that, I’m very proud of each and every one of you.
CYCL is super excited to announce our 2013 title sponsor, Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics!
Charlotte Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is the Charlotte and Davidson specialist for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Special Needs Patients for Pediatric Dentistry. We can’t think of a better title sponsor to join our growing team of sponsors working hard to grow healthy, happy and active kids in our region.
You can check then out online at cltpediatricdentistry.com, and on their Facebook page and don’t forget to give them a little CYCL love and let them know you appreciate their support of youth cycling.
We are excited to announce that CYCL will return to Fisher Farm Park for a four race series this spring. Our race dates are as follows.
- March 17th
- April 7th
- April 21st
- May 5th
Please spread the word. We would love to see a lot more kids on the start line this spring.
We have a change up in our categories this year. Unfortunately due to very low participation. CYCL is dropping support for the 15-16 and 16-17 age categories. Moving forward we will be a 14 and under race series. We had really hoped to provide a venue for all school aged kids but the interest just does not seem to be there for those age groups.
The first question you might ask is would we consider adding them back. Yes, anything is possible, provided we get enough interested racers who will commit.
Now say you are in those age groups or are getting close to “aging out” of CYCL. There most definitely are racing opportunities all around you. Our partner Charlotte Sports Cycling runs many racing events in many disciplines that have juniors categories. Beyond that there are quite a few other organizations who also conduct races in our region.
Charlotte Sports Cycling
Charlotte Mountain Bike – CSC, mountain bike specific site