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.