Here are some highlights from summer 2015 road season!
April 25-26th – Tour of Page County
This three event stage race consisted of the Hooray for Luray Road Race, Luray Caverns Time Trial, and the Downtown Luray Criterium. BRR had a good showing for the Tour, our first team target race of the season.
A great weekend of racing, training, and cheering was had by all. We were by far the loudest cheer leaders on the crit and pretty much the whole crowd got into it with us (for instance, urging Homer to get a longer seatpost). Best pain face goes to Ben and Erica; major kudos went out to Natasha for finishing her first race and sticking with it on the crit; to Leah for leading by presidential example; and to Amelia for earning a hard fought podium. Ken and Tyler represented well in the higher cat mens. A few of us went on a nice training ride on Saturday, made especially tough by an unexpected 6 miles of gravel (up and down a ridge). Major major thanks to Laura for coaching us all, to Michelle for being an awesome organizer and cheerleader, and Allison and Matt for joining in on the fun. BRR rocks!
May 3rd – Bunny Hop Crit
BRR had racers in the women’s Cat 4, women’s masters (Beth raced both!), and men’s Cat 5 and a group of team members to who came to cheer. And there was our beagle mascot, Banjo. There were several top ten finishes and prime wins.
June 6 – Ride Sally Ride
Bike Rack Racers cam out en mass for this “classic office park crit.” Top finishes included Matt, placing 16th out of 60 in the men’s Cat 5 and Amelia and Beth finishing 2nd and 6th out of 27 in the women’s Cat 4.
July 11 – Giro di Coppi
The highlight of the race was the Bike Rack Racing podium sweep for Cat 4 women, with Ellen, Ashley, and Amelia taking first, second, and third! Giro Di Coppi was a great race with lots of hills and strategy involved. Perfect weather, tough course, and awesome teammates. The men also had a good showing, with Matt and Sam racing and Homer watching because he forgot his peddles 😛