Dec 26, 2011
Dec 22, 2011
Our team consists of 4 riders who are new to competitive cycling but not to athletics. Our goal is to be the best team we can be and are prepared to work hard to reach that goal.
Even if your Little 500 knowledge is not that extensive, we have several Little 500 alumni who, while they do not have the time to coach our team, have agreed to assist both us and our coach navigate the path to becoming a viable Little 500 team both now and into the future.
If interested, please contact us at:
Dec 20, 2011
Saturday's state championship race saw a host of Bloomingtonians competing for medals in their respective classes. Don Galligher claimed the Elite Men's 35+ state championship, while the Rodkey household claimed a pair of bronze medals, Lindsay in the Cat 3/4 Open Women and Adam in the Elite Men. Other Bloomington top tens included Sarah Fredrickson (4th, Elite Women), Ashton Wishmeier (8th, Cat 3 Open Men), Will Sorg (7th, Cat 4 Open Men), and Chris Arvin (6th, Cat 4 35+ Men). Fred Rose spend most of Saturday's race engaged in a battle that included eventual state champion Eric Anderson and likely Masters 45-49 World Championships rival, Jonathan Card of Ohio, only to lose a derailleur hanger to the sticky mud on the last lap and fall to ninth place.
On Sunday, Liz Cobb took second in the Elite Women's race, while Fred got some redemption with a second place in the Elite Men. Andy Messer successfully competed in two back-to-back races, taking first in the Elite 35+ and third in the Elite Men's race.
Dec 18, 2011
Applications to race for the Scholars Inn Bakehouse are due Saturday, December 31st by 5 pm. Applications can be found at www.scholarsinncycling.org. Click on TEAM INVITATIONS in the header, complete the application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or, mail to PO Box 8121 Bloomington, IN 47407. Dues are payable at or before the first team meeting on January 26th, 2012.
We currently have openings on the Men's Category 3,4 and 5 and Women's Category 2,3 and 4 squads.
Contact me with questions.
Dec 12, 2011
Elizabeth Cobb and Sarah Fredrickson took third and fourth places in the Elite Women's field, while Lindsay Rodkey took third in the Cat 3/4 Open Women. Fred Rose and Adam Rodkey both finished in the money in the Elite Men's field, with second and sixth place respectively, and Don Galligher took second in the Elite Master's 35+ category. Will Sorg capped off the day with a fifth place in the Cat 4 Men's Open race.
The Backyard Cross course will see more action on Saturday, when it will hold the Indiana State Cyclocross Championships. The ICX double weekend will conclude with the PAX Gray Goat at the Fair Cross on Sunday.
Dec 5, 2011
Sunday's OVCX finale saw some serious wheel-clogging conditions and several places where riders were required to run through boggy, ankle-deep mud. Bloomington swept the open women's categories with Lindsay Rodkey winning Cat 4, Sarah Fredrickson winning Cat 3, and Elizabeth Cobb winning Cat 1/2. A final OVCX Messer-Rose battle ensued in the Elite Men's wave, ending with Messer in fifth and Rose in sixth overall.
When the OVCX series awards were handed out at the end of the day, five of the coveted beer steins went home to Bloomington. Series championships went to Lindsay Rodkey in the Cat 4 Open women, Andy Messer in the Elite Men's 35+, and Fred Rose in the Elite Men's 45+. Sarah Fredrickson took second in the Women's Cat 3, and Elizabeth Cobb took third in the Women's 1/2.
All of this begs the question, are there any Little 5 ladies willing to step up and keep Bloomington's female CX dominance going in next year's Cat 4 series?
Results from the Kings CX Weekend races are up on Truesport.com, the OVCX final standings should be up soon.
Photos by Chris Jones
Dec 1, 2011
From the OVCX Facebook page:
Congratulations to BikeReg.com's Sarah Fredrickson and Lionheart's Spencer Petrov, our Zipp OVCX Athletes-of-the-Week after Lexington!! It was the toughest race of the year, and this was the hardest call out of all the weeks of racing. So congrats Sarah and Spencer, and enjoy those Zipp 303's Sunday at Kings CX!
Nov 30, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
New start point this year but looking at the map the out-and-back crazy section to Story is still in play and looks like there might be the added interest of two-way traffic on the single-track section! Crash-tastic!
website for a cheaper entry! The price has gone up but this is turning into a proper event so well worth it!
So who will win? Difficult to set the odds from this distance and with an incomplete field but...
Knapp 10/1fav. Top CXer finally gets to ride!
Shanahan 11/1. Flatted out last year, looking for revenge!
Jacob 18/1- the wildcard, could lose years on the technical stuff but has the engine to make up for it.
Forbes 18/1. Good CX form and an MTB background
19/1 Hauber. Don't know him but TX Roadhouse usually don't have chump riders on the team.
Salla 20/1. Excellent MTBer and always fit.
Gavette 25/1. Been up there in the past
Fowler 30/1. Solid.
Chartier 40/1- Is he racing or drinking his way around the course?
Notice the long odds- it's a crap-shoot (even King Eric flatted twice last year!).
But really, I have no clue. Please inform us all in the comments...
Only 2 ladies? No-one on a L5-bike? Good..that's some crazy shit (Chris West)
Nov 22, 2011
Will Sorg took ninth place in the men's Cat 4 Open, while Ashton Wischmeier represented IU in the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference championships, taking sixteenth in the men's A division. Second place finishes were recorded by Don Galligher in the men's Elite 35+ race and Lindsay Rodkey in the women's Cat 3/4 Open race.
Sunday's OVCX race in Lexington, KY followed Saturday's rain with more downpours, resulting in full sloshy mud conditions by the afternoon races. Lindsay Rodkey took the women's Cat 4 Open victory and second place overall in the wave of Cat 4 women and junior girls. Bikereg.com teammates Liz Cobb and Sarah Fredrickson took sixth and seventh place in the elite women's wave, with Sarah taking the Cat 3 women's win. Finally, Andy Messer and Fred Rose once again placed back-to-back in third and fourth in the elite men's wave, and each took their respective masters category win.
Further abroad, Ryan Knapp competed in two days of UCI racing at the North Carolina Grand Prix where he took eighth on Saturday and fifth on Sunday.
Regional cyclocross racing will come to a pause for the Thanksgiving weekend, but those who are still itching to race can sign up to traverse "mother nature's cyclocross course" at the third annual SRAM Gravel Grovel, which will be starting at the Maumee Boy Scout Camp this year instead of the Story Inn.
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Fred Rose proved that he is more than just fast local masters racer, placing third both days against top 45+ men from around the country. These performances were enough to prompt some Masters Worlds pre-game analysis from The Best Bike Blog Ever and indicate that Fred will probably not be spending the month of December enjoying tasty beverages from the OVCX Series Champion beer stein that he has already secured.
Andy Messer and Adam Rodkey also got to see a chance to see how they might fair on the Masters Worlds starting grid in January. Andy took ninth on Saturday and eighth on Sunday in the Elite 35+ race, and Adam took tenth in Saturday's Cat 2/3 race. Sarah Fredrickson represented Bloomington in the women's Cat 3/4 race, taking seventh place both days.
Results from the weekend's races can be found here.
Thanks to Chris Jones and Shamrock Cycles for photos.
Late edit:To be honest, the hooliganism probably outdid the racing this weekend, so without further comment, here is the sequel to "Best Barriers Ever".
Nov 14, 2011
Give Johnny a break, he's been drinking it up so isn't on good form. I'd call that nag back for a rematch in the summer!
Nov 9, 2011
Full results from the Cincy UCI 3.
This weekend will be the USGP of Cyclocross Derby City Cup in Louisville, KY. Registration closes tonight at 10 p.m.
Nov 2, 2011
This is good news for Indiana Road racing, should improve the general level.
Below is an image of the 2012 race bikes. It has a classic feel to it.
Oct 31, 2011
Muncie ex-pats turned Bloomingtonians Adam and Lindsay Rodkey made the trip back to the flatland on Saturday to encounter a sweeping "roadie" that boasted much more elevation change than one might expect with a forced run-up on the back of the course. Lindsay took second in the Cat 3/4 Open women and Adam took fourth in the elite men.
Sunday was OVCX Halloween-style when both cyclocross races and a costume competition were contested at Eva Bandman Park, which will be the venue for the 2013 Cyclocross World Championships. In the more near future, Eva Bandman Park will be hosted the USGP of Cyclocross Derby City Cup, and this regional race provided a good opportunity to fine-tune the course which had been damaged by flooding the spring.
Lindsay Rodkey took the women's Cat 4 Open win and Tomasz Golas took second the in the men's Cat 3 Master's race. In the Elite men's wave, Andy Messer took fourth and Fred Rose took eighth overall.
Results for The Lion of the Den can be found here and results for Storm the Greens can be found here.
Next weekend Cincinnati will host their premiere event of the cyclocross season, the Cincy 3 Cyclocross Festival. Registration for all three days of racing can be found at Bikereg.com.
Thanks to Chris Jones and Marcia Seiler for photos.
Oct 24, 2011
Just wanted to let you know that I'll be teaching an eight-week CycleFit class called Little 500 Power Training. It begins tomorrow and goes every Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45pm.
The spin bikes at the SRSC have cadence, power, and heart rate—all great tools for getting the best workout possible. This class would be beneficial to students training for Little5 and for anyone who takes riding seriously.
Here is the schedule and more information: http://www.iurecsports.org/cycle_fit_fall. If you’re interested, stop by the Member Services Desk at the SRSC to sign up. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Member Services at 855-7772 if you have any questions.
Fred Rose took his first age agnostic Elite Men's podium of the season, coming in second behind Marian University's 19-year-old Josh Johnson. In the men's Cat 3 race, Tomasz Golas took fourth and Ashton Wishmeier took seventh.
Full results and lap times can be view at http://www.indianacxcup.com/.
Coming up this weekend will the ICX #5 Lion of the Den Cycocross near Muncie on Saturday, and OVCX #8 Storm the Greens at Eva Bandman Park in Louisville on Sunday.
Oct 19, 2011
Series information can be found here: http://iusf.indiana.edu/little500/rider_info/Fall%20Series%20App%202011%20w%20bike.pdf
The official IUSF Press Release can be found here: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/19893.html?emailID=19893
Hope to see you all there either riding or spectating! Maybe you'll see some entertainment like this:
Sometimes, you forget to jump OVER the hay bale and run into it... (pay no mind to who it is in the picture). Photo courtesy of Lauren Gowdy.
Oct 18, 2011
In the Elite men's field, Fred Rose and Andy Messer continued to perform well. Fred took fourth overall and Andy took sixth, with each of them winning their respective age categories.
A trio of Bloomingtonians broke into the top 10 of the men's Cat 3 Open field, with Tomas Golas in fourth, Ryan Preske in sixth, and Aston Wichmeier in tenth. Robert Smallman and Will Sorg both took top 20 placings in the 55-man Cat 4 field, and Sarah Fredrickson walked away with another Cat 3 women's victory.
Finally, Bloomington was represented in a couple of categories that don't normally see much action on this blog with Chris Arvin competing in the singlespeed category and Henry Emmert competing in the Junior Boys 10-12 race.
At the end of the day, the Little 500 bike race provided some entertainment for the spectators who stuck around after the Elite men's race. Five women and six men took the challenge, but regular cyclocross experience proved valuable with Aaron Knapp and Sarah Fredrickson taking the respective wins after already competing earlier in the day.
Thanks to Carl Field for the photos.
Oct 17, 2011
|Bloomington CX 10-16-11|
Oct 15, 2011
Details can be found at:
Oct 12, 2011
Yet another Bloomington resident has been named the Zipp OVCX athlete of the week. From the OVCX Facebook page:
Congratulations to BikeReg.com's Fred Rose, and Shamrock Cycles' Rebecca Zink - whose hard racing and improvement through the first half of the OVCX season has earned them this week's OVCX Athletes-of-the-Week! They'll both be in Bloomington, IN for OVCX #7 this Sunday, racing on Zipp 303 tubulars. CONGRATS!!
Oct 10, 2011
Saturday's race was held on a beautiful and smoking fast, rolling course. The only things that could slow riders down were the 80+ degree temperatures and a steep run-up with an extra-tall barrier at the bottom. Attendance was fair for the still-developing ICX series, but most of the participants seemed to come from the Indianapolis metro area. Bloomington was represented by William Sorg in the men's Cat 4 Open race, and Lindsay Rodkey in the women's Cat 3/4 Open race, who took third.
Sunday's Gun Club course is a perennial favorite of OVCX racers, and it proved lucky for Fred Rose and Lindsay Rodkey who each had breakthrough performances in their respective waves. Fred finished fourth out of the entire Elite Men's wave and took yet another Elite Master's 45+ victory. Lindsay was third overall in the Cat 4 women's wave, which was both considerably larger and more competitive than other recent OVCX races. Tomasz Golas started his 2011 cyclocross season off right, winning the men's Cat 3 Master's 35+ category. Adam Rodkey, Elizabeth Cobb, Ryan Preske, and Aston Wischmeier all competed at the Gun Club as well.
On the national scene, Ryan Knapp and Andy Messer tested their abilities at altitude at the USGP New Belgium Cup in Colorado. Andy managed to place in the top 20 in the Master's 35+ race each day, and Ryan placed 25th in the Elite Men on Saturday. Former Bloomingtonian recently turned Boulderite, Erik Hamilton, also competed in the Elite Men's race on Sunday.
Results from the weekend's races can be found here, here, and here.
Finally, don't miss your one chance to race cyclocross in Bloomington this season. Sign up for DRT BloomingCross presented by Wagner Research before 11:45 pm on Friday. Looking at the pre-reg list, it appears that there are still some cash prizes needing to be claimed in the men's Little 5 bike race, while the women's race is shaping up for some stiff competition.
Oct 7, 2011
On October 7th, 1987, the IU Student Foundation announced the formation of the Women’s Little 500 Bicycle Race. Prior to this decision, Lee Ann Guzek and Martha Hinkamp, the two returning riders from the Kappa Alpha Theta team who had attempted to enter the men’s race in 1987, had decided that instead of taking another shot at the men’s race in 1988, they would put their efforts into creating a Women’s event. After many years of the IUSF dismissing such an idea, the two women found receptive ears in IUSF Director Rita Erickson and Asst. Director Spiro Polus.
The task ahead was daunting, in addition to class, studying, and training they made 5-night a week pilgrimages to sororities, dorms and apartments, presenting the idea, to anyone they could find. They asserted that the time had come to for women to have their own race. Michelle Brundick, a member of the 1988 Theta team recalled: “Lee Ann & Martha were either training, in class, or out talking to prospective riders, to this day I'm not sure when they found the time to study or even sleep.”
On November 12th, Lee Ann, a senior, was appointed as the first president of the first Women's Rider’s Council. The other members were, Sandy Miller - VP, Martha Hinkamp, Jill Janov, Chris Emde, Kim Hunt, Liz Shofer, Chris Sotak, Suzi Bostwick, and Lisa McCallum. Lee Ann and Martha were the only two members that had experience in pack riding, exchanges, rollers, basic maintenance and bike handling skills as they applied to Little 500. They had to focus on these critical elements with their fellow Rider's Council members. In turn, Rider’s Council rolled out this information to the rest of the women's riders. At the end of qualifications, the field stood at 32 teams and on race day 31 teams took the track, the 32nd team loosing a team member and dropping out. However, they did participate in the rider’s parade on race day.
Those 31 teams set the stage for an event, now in its 25th year, has impacted over 2000 riders and tens of thousands of fans in an event that knows no equal. It has challenged, encouraged and, most of all, inspired. This unparalleled event has compelled women at Indiana University to navigate a road less traveled. And in the end these remarkable women have been with rewarded with increased confidence, priceless memories and lifetime friendships: Every one of them ultimately serving as incredible inspiration to each subsequent generation of Little 500 participants; both female as well as male.
Let’s all of us make this date and the coming year, a celebration of the women who, for 25 years, have never failed to show us what grace under pressure is all about.
Oct 5, 2011
Board OKs contract to build 8-foot-wide trail from Lower Cascades to Griffy
October 5, 2011
Construction of an 8-feet-wide multiuse trail from Lower Cascades Park to near Griffy Lake was authorized Tuesday by the Bloomington parks board, which also approved hiring a consulting team to guide development of the old CSX Switchyard property.
The board approved a contract with Dave O’Mara Contractor Inc. for $632,400 to build the nearly mile-long trail segment starting at Cascades Park. O’Mara was the lowest of five bidders for the work, according to Dave Williams, operations and development director for the Bloomington Department of Parks and Recreation.
The trail will begin at Clubhouse Drive in Lower Cascades Park and run along the west side of Cascades Park Road until crossing Walnut Street. The trail will end at a bridge over Griffy Creek across from Stone Mill Road.
A trail grant from the Indiana Department of Natural
For the 10/4 edition of BTCXP/WWCX a few of us will be going out to Karst Farm Park. We will try to be there at 6:30 or so, but may be a touch later. The course is not marked so we will be attempting to reconstruct it by memory. We will try to keep the arguing ("it went to the left of this tree, then the right of that root" / "no it went to the right of this tree, then the left of that root") to a minimum and the riding to a maximum.
If your unable to make it out, feel free to ride the tailgate fields. The grounds have been scouted and are reported to be largely ride-able after this weekend's home game.
Oct 3, 2011
The Bikereg.com ladies moved up in the world this week, as Liz Cobb upgraded to Cat 2 and Sarah Fredickson became a Cat 3. Adjusting well to their new roles, Liz took fifth place in the stronger-than-usual Elite Women's waves both days, while Sarah garned a pair of Cat 3 wins. Lindsay Rodkey took second place in the Cat 4 Open women's class on Sunday and completed the first half of the OVCX series still leading the series standings by a considerable margin.
On Sunday, Kyle Perry of Team Upland had a bit of trouble proving to the officials that he should be in the men's Cat 3 race. However, he had no trouble proving it to his competitors, riding away from the field by a hefty margin.
Bloomington's own Bangable Dude, Ryan Knapp was the big winner in the Elite Men's race both days this weekend, while Andy Messer and Fred Rose engaged a nice battle for fifth and sixth during Sunday's race. In the end, Messer won the sprint for fifth and they each took away the top spot in their respective age categories.
The coming weekend will be split between the ICX race at Trader's Point on Saturday and the OVCX race at the Gun Club in Miamiville, OH on Sunday.
Sep 30, 2011
Scholars Inn Bakehouse 2012 Cycling Program Call-Out and 2011 Celebration!
Join the party if you’re interested in learning more about our program (or just to hang out with your cycling friends)!
Scholars Inn Bakehouse
Downtown – 125 N College Ave
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Food and refreshments will be served
RSVP before Oct 4th to Tom Saccone, email@example.com
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Congratulations to Ryan Hubbs (Speedway Wheelmen) and Elizabeth Cobb (BikeReg.com), whose tough performances over the weekend in Indy have made them our Zipp OVCX Athletes-of-the-Week! They each will be getting the pro treatment riding Zipp 303's this weekend at GearFest CX and John Bryan Cyclocross Classic p/b Buckingham Financial!
Photo Credit: Cycle Exposure
Sep 27, 2011
Sep 26, 2011
The Bikereg.com women dominated the weekend with Sarah Fredrickson taking the Cat 4 women's victory and Elizabeth Cobb winning not only the women's Cat 3, but the entire elite women's wave on Saturday. Sunday saw another Cat 4 win for Fredrickson, while Cobb hung on for the Cat 3 win but placed further back against some of the elite women with greater mud handling skills. Lindsay Rodkey benefitted from Sunday's muddy conditions, rounding out the women's Cat 4 podium and placing fifth in the wave.
Other Bloomingtonians who came out to play in the mud over the weekend included, but were not limited to Ashton Wischmeir, Ryan Preske, William Sorg, Corbin Baird, Aaron Knapp, Matt Kiel, and Ryan Kiel. As the Sunday results are not yet posted, please note any Bloomington CXers that may have been missed in the comments, so that we can keep up with them throughout the rest of the season.
Further afield this weekend, the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross kicked off at the Planet Bike Cup in Madison, WI. Andy Messer had a successful weekend in the Master's 35+ category, taking sixth place each day. Local/former local fast guys Ryan Knapp, Mike Sherer, and Isaac Neff all competed in the Men's Elite races, which featured several European pros, including former world champion Bart Wellens. Knapp held his ground against this stiff competition in Saturday's race, breaking into the top 20.
Up next in the region will be OVCX race #4 and #5, both taking place in Dayton, OH area on October 1 and 2.
Also, it's not too early to start planning for Bloomington's own OVCX race, DRT BloomingCross presented by Wagner Research. Registration is open, and in addition to the normal OVCX race program, BloomingCross will feature a Little 500 bike category with cash prizes for both men and women. If anyone has a small (<= 50 cm) Little 500 bike that they wouldn't mind loaning out on October 16, this writer will gladly provide some entertainment for the crowd by attempting to maintain forward momentum AND avoid collision for 30 minutes.
From GP- I added this to Lindsay's post..it's taken from her blog and it's good fun so worth including here as well! Getting crazy on the barriers!
Sep 21, 2011
Womens Little 500- April 20th 2012
2/1 Teter- Three time champs know how to win and replace CvK with Hutch, which is as good as it could get.
5/1 Delta Gamma- Doogs and Phillips with plenty talent in waiting looking to put such a strong show in 2010 into a big result
5/1 Kappa Alpha Theta- Surprisingly poor result in 2011 doesn’t reflect their talent and dedication. Look for them to bounce back strong.
6/1 Wing-it- The facilities and expertise leading the team have got to get this talented group on the podium soon, right?
10/1 Kappa Kappa Gamma. Always there….
15/1 Delta Zeta- Big surprise from last year surely on the uptick.
16/1 Army Cycling- Otteweiler returns as one of the strongest riders on track but losing 3 strong seniors will be tough to replace.
18/1 Kappa Delta- Coach Norm knows how to organize a house that embraces the race so will be around the top ten.
25/1 The Field- No clue but don’t see anyone else making the top 5.
Mens Little 500- April 21st 2012
3/1 Cutters- 5 time consecutive champs but only 2 returning rings…unless ‘Patches’ jumps back in…. The team to beat as ever.
7/2 Phi Delta Theta- Four returning riders, have been very aggressive in the past two years. Steve Sharp will battle RJ Stuart to be BMOtrack. 1st or 33rd is the mantra and they need a win!
5/1 Delta Tau Delta- Will miss James Coudright but RJ Stuart was amongst the strongest in 2011 and the team will surely continue to be aggressive.
5/1 Sigma Chi- Fish and Morrow are back and may just win it!
6/1 Beta Theta Pi- Bad race in 2011 but should bounce back with a strong squad of dudes.
10/1 Black Key Bulls. Rex Raffety in the house and on the track!
12/1 Hoosier Climber?- I’m assuming they will continue to improve
12/1 CRU cycling- Not sure what happened in the 2011 race but they seemed to have a good organization and some talent
15/1 Acacia- A nice renaissance in 2011 will hopefully enthuse the house to get the program back on track
15/1 Delta Chi- On the upward track…may be the surprise team in 2012
15/1 Sigma Nu- Fratstars amazingly took the pole in 2011 and talked a good game. Can they back it up in 2012?
20/1 The Field- That’s all I got…anyone else out there to challenge?
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 18, 2011
Chris West, Sam Harbison, Kevin Depasse, and Rex Rafferty compete in the 3K team pursuit. Photo from the Indianapolis Star.
Rex Rafferty managed to another top-10 finish in the Sprint (in addition to his 7th place finish in the Kilo). Full results can be found at the official website (https://www.usacycling.org/events/2011/collegiatetrack/) and the final wrap-up from USA Cycling here: http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=7058
Great job to all who represented the Hoosiers this past weekend!
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
A few Bloomington racers tested their early season fitness at the Huber's Applecross weekend. The course was located further away from the main farm and resturant site this year, taking place at "the lake house" down the road. This afforded the racers their own separate parking and a nice pavilion for the festivities. The course featured smooth, swoopy sections and some gravel straightaways, but also a sandpit with an 180 degree turn, a short run-up, and the inevitable bumpy trip through the apple orchard.
Fred Rose proved to be Bloomington's big winner for the weekend, as he fought off hungy up-and-comers to take first place in the Men's Elite 45+ category both days. Ryan Preske garnered a fourth place finish in the Men's Cat 3 on Saturday, while Lindsay Rodkey earned a spot on the Women's Cat 3/4 podium with a third place. Chris Wood and Timothy Nixon also represented Bloomington in the Men's Cat 4 race on Sunday.
Results for Lionhearts CX and Huber's Applecross can be found here and here.
Next Sunday will kick off the OVCX series Fisherman's Park in Louisville, KY. Pre-registration closes at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, so get your entry in soon.
Sep 12, 2011
See the CCN preview here.
Sep 11, 2011
On Saturday, September 24th, IUDM will be hosting its 6th annual Torch Ride, a cycling event, from Riley Hospital for Children to Bloomington. Each year this event is a centerpiece of the IUDM experience, serving as a ride in honor of Ashley Crouse, an IUDM Vice President who passed away in a car accident on campus in 2005. Current IUDM Fundraising leader Eric Anderson, will lead the pack of cyclists from Riley Hospital to Bloomington, while carrying a torch that will ultimately be placed at the marathon as a reminder of Ashley's legacy and dedication to IU Dance Marathon and the children at Riley.
IUDM works year-round to raise funds and awareness for Riley Hospital for Children. Since it began, the IU Dance Marathon has raised more than $10 million for Riley Hospital for Children, which built and continues to support the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center. If you click here, you can learn more about IUDM and the Center it has built.
We will be leaving Bloomington at 8:00am and will be providing transportation for riders and their bikes up to Indianapolis for the start of the ride at 10:00am. We will be using this route to make our way back down to Bloomington:
The cost for participation will be $20, or $25 which includes lunch.
Riders can register by signing up online at:
Help make a difference today and gather your friends and teammates to join in on this amazing event! For more information please visit www.iudm.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions!
For the Kids and ALC,
Sep 8, 2011
Sep 7, 2011
So we had a good showing for our final TT. Cool weather, but some wind action. Not too many PRs set but still some solid times. RCS had the fastest time for the night (21:00). Awards were given out to fastest male/female times for the evening: Jonathan Atwell (21:21--we skip over RCS on award night) and Lindsay Bruick with a PR of 26:45--which she debuted a a killer skin suit for the finale last night. Most improvement over the year went to Sarah Frederickson who dropped 2 minutes. The two top times gunning for guys' award didn't show so John Kinder walked away with the prize because he had dropped 1:23 this season. Then it was raffle galore! Soma, Laughing Planet, Village Deli, and Bloomington Bagel Company outdid themselves this year with the generous load of merchandise and gift cards. Much thanks to them once again for supporting our series!!!! Also, please put a major shout out for my lovely timing and raffle assistant Melena Kolovou Raglin.
Eric Brodell (M) 25:42
Brian Drummy (M) 27:34
**** ALSO: someone left a set of keys (!) and their flat kit on the ledge of the forest sign. ryan picked them up and will take them to the bike shop for the owner to collect.****
Sep 6, 2011
See previous post about prizes!
Sep 3, 2011
Morgan Monroe State Forest TT Finale...Come one, come all!
Sep 2, 2011
Join the new Race Director Jordan Bailey and Riders Council today for a group ride at 4:30pm leaving from the Wilcox House! Pace should be relaxed and genial. Rookies especially are welcome - loaner bikes are available at the Wilcox House if needed! This is planned to be a weekly ride every Friday afternoon at 4:30pm, so come out and make it a success!
Sep 1, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
US Criterium Champion Celebration
by Aaron Pilling
Bloomington has always been a hotbed of American cycling. The Little 500, coupled with the accessibility to beautiful terrain from anywhere in town, has established Bloomington as a unique cycling community. As a consequence, Bloomington has also enjoyed a long legacy of talented and successful bike racers. Graduating in 1986, Little 500 produced 1992 Track Team Pursuit Olympian Jim Pollak. Around the same time, Ben Sharp was breaking in his Little 500 legs, preparing himself for eight National Champion titles in varying disciplines throughout the 90s.
More recently, Bloomington has produced a massive list of elite, national caliber bike racers, men and women alike. Pro riders Mike Sherer and Eric Young are both in the beginnings of successful pro careers. Perhaps equally as talented are elite locals Erik Hamilton, Ryan Knapp, and Jonathan Atwell. The talent in Bloomington is so deep that masters riders like Fred Rose and Ryan Shanahan are forces to respect and admire. While these riders, and all local cyclists bring diverse talents to the sport, they also share an inherent and communal love for Bloomington cycling.
Two weeks ago, we saw Eric Young firmly establish himself as a powerhouse in pro cycling. The Criterium National Championship is arguably the most prestigious one-day race in America. While his compelling Stars and Stripes victory and fast-track ascent to pro glory don't downplay the accomplishments of past and present Bloomington cyclists, it does underscore the talent that Bloomington engenders. Eric Young has made us all Citius, Altius, Fortius! And for this, we shall have a PARTY!!!
Come join us on Wednesday, August 31st to celebrate a National Champion! The party will be located in the upstairs room at the Scholars Inn restaurant, beginning at 8:30pm. All are welcome to attend and Eric will be there. Drink specials will include $3 beers and half priced martinis.
In as much as this is a celebration for Eric to honor his personal accomplishment, it is also a celebration for all Bloomington cyclists. In as much as Eric has made us all stronger cyclists, we have also collectively made him stronger. Come join us for a night of fun, celebration, and honor. Contact me email@example.com for any questions, and I hope to see you there!!
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
- The worst crash I've ever seen, going 70k/h I was in the wheel of @kaarvesen when a child ran on the road and he couldn't avoid him.
- I narrowly escaped and thought they were both dead. I was in shock, could not peddel anymore and started crying.
- I thought, so now the race stops or what? Incredibly, both Kurt and the kid are more or less ok. Thank god.
I did wonder what that looked like.... wonder no more...Ouch!
Below is the collegiate cyclocross schedule. This year, some of the events will be part of existing non-collegiate races which are noted below. Since this is a season of racing, participation will be required in order to compete at nationals.
November 6 - Lindenwood (Bubba Cross)
November 12 - UW-Madison (WCA Cyclccross)
November 13 - Ripon
November 19 - Marian/Purdue (Indiana CX) - Regionals
November 20 - Ball State
Aug 24, 2011
Nicely ridden final lap by Bissell.
Can anyone offer insight into why Brad Huff got a little hot at the end. He seemed to be the one chopping Eric with 2 corners to go. I assume he was complaining in the tird person as he likes to do.. 'Brad Huff is not happy...'
Nice ride and maybe even better interview! Saying all the right things, very PRO!
Aug 20, 2011
Brief results from www.cyclingnews.com
|1||Eric Young (Bissell)|
|2||Brad Huff (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda)|
|3||Jake Keough (UnitedHealthCare)|
|4||Isaac Howe (Kenda/5-hour Energy)|
|5||Alex Candelario (Kelly Benefit Strategies/OptumHealth)|
Aug 15, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Aug 9, 2011
Full Results below:
|16||Dave Shirley||27.59||21.44||Single Speed|