#TBT pre-MBRA days

Throwback Thursday presents...
Olympic Trials selection race at Camp Dearborn in 1984.
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The Snow is gone and Waterford is a Go!

The snow on the course that caused last Saturdays Waterford Spring Training race to be cancelled has finally melted and we're all set to go on Saturday, April 5th.  Get more information HERE.

Back straight 4-3-14

Ann Arbor Spring Training Series starts April 6th!

Wolverine State BrewingGet started racing this season at the 30th Annual Ann Arbor Spring Training Series (presented by Wolverine State Brewing Co.)  on April 6, 13, 19 (Sat.), and 27.  

*New SMOOTH course!  1.4 mile loop with uphill finish on Varsity Dr.

*Pre-register!  All entries in by 8 PM the night before each race avoid the late fee AND are entered to win a $40 gift certificate every week from Wheels in Motion! 

*Parking/Registration behind Cayman Chemical Co., 1180 Ellsworth (between S. State St. and Stone School Rd.).

 

*Visit www.SpringTrainingSeries.com for details and online registration.  

March 29th Waterford STS Cancelled

Currently there are 2-3 inches of hard packed snow still covering 75% of the Waterford Circuit.  Forecasted temperatures for next week are not warm enough to melt the hard packed snow (see attached photo of the finishing straight).  As a result the Flying Rhinos have had to cancel the race on the 29th.

Finish straight 3-23-14 

Race Calendar Updated

The Race Calendar has been updated with the Waterford Spring Training Series, Wednesday Night World's as well as a new race for 2014, the Sodus River TT on May 18th. You can view the calendar by clicking on Race Calendar under the Events tab on the top menu, or simply CLICK HERE.  

Waterford Spring Training Series and Waterford World's

frccsmallThe Waterford Spring Training Series and Waterford World's did not make it onto the MBRA early release of the 2014 racing calendar, but both events will soon be added to the calendar during the next update.  In 2014, once again, the Flying Rhino Cycling Club will put on the Spring Training Series for three consecutive Saturdays starting on March 29th and continuing on April 5th and April 12th.  Download the 2014 WSTS Race Flyer.

 

2014 Waterford Hills Summer Race Series or "Wedneday Night World's" will also continue to be put on by the Flying Rhino Cycling Club and be run similarly to the way it was run in 2013.  Download the 2014 Wednesday Night Worlds Race Flyer.

CX and Officials Meeting, Updated Information

February 2nd updated information for the CX and officials meeting

The cyclo-cross meeting has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict and will be rescheduled in the next few weeks for a phone conference

The annual officials meeting is being moved up to start 10am. 

 
Meeting location information:
Central Michigan University,Room 1404, 1280 S. East Campus Dr., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858


Adrian Fear, MBRA executive director
John Sammut, MBRA director of officials

2014 Cyclo-cross and Officials Meeting

The MBRA will be holding a cyclo-cross race directors meeting and official's only meeting on Sunday, February 2nd  on the campus of Central Michigan University.

Room 14041280 S. East Campus Dr. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

The morning(9am - noon) will focus on topics specific to cyclo-cross and anyone interested is welcome to attending.
Topics include: MBRA CX series, State championship bidding process for 2015, how to create the perfect CX race flyer and increasing participation

 

The afternoon(1pm - 5pm) will be open ONLY to USA Cycling licensed officials.
Topics include: 2014 rule book changes which will count towards CE credits, new USAC officials assigning tool,  MBRA webpage and new permanent bib number system

If you plan to attend any of these meetings please rsvp to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 30th

Please let us know if you would like to see anything specifically covered.

Adrian Fear, MBRA executive director
John Sammut, MBRA director of officials

Final Details 2013 Annual Meeting

Saturday December 7th
“Riders Speak” Presented by the MBRA, a chance for the racers to voice their concerns and compliments to the MBRA board and race directors.

This meeting will begin at 9am, if you sent in a rsvp please plan to arrive and be ready to speak at 9am. 

Jamie Smith will be moderating the Spree Cast. Watch the meeting live or ask questions! To participate as a viewer or speaker, please visit the Spreecast website sometime between now and Saturday morning at 9am and open an account. It's free.
http://www.spreecast.com/events/mbra-town-hall-meeting

Coffee, bagels and other bakery treats will be served.
 
Meeting location, Central Michigan University, College of Medicine room 1404 (physical street address 1280 S. East Campus Dr, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858) 
 
Annual race directors meeting will begin at 1pm

All race directors or interested parties are welcome to attend. The meeting agenda will cover specific rules for Michigan, 2014 calendar, promoting races in Michigan and the 2014 Michigan challenge.
 
2013 series winners will be able to pick up their prizes anytime during the day. Please find Adrian Fear or Mark Bush.

We hope to see you there!

Adrian Fear – Executive director
Mark Bush – Vice President, permit coordinator
Alan Zoltowski – Financial director
John Sammut – Director of officials
Laura Melendez – Director of women’s racing
Geoff Kuper – Director of junior development
Jeff Plotowski  - Director of website design

Event Canceled

Cross The Bay - Pumpkin Pie Super Prestige

 I regret to inform you that we had to make the call the cancel the event this Sunday. With all the snowfall we have received in the past week the Civic Center is no longer an enjoyable nor safe venue. The venue policy also states that machinery is not allowed for the snow removal process making it rather difficult to set up a course. A refund is in process for those who live out of town and local riders will either have choice of refund or deferral to future event. Thank you for signing up early and sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and/or concerns.

 Thank You, Jason Whittaker Einstein Cycles