Sunday, July 22, 2012

Achtung Baby

Bruce is quietly kicking A these days.  First he put on a very sweet grass track race for the good folks in Gretna (really it was for us but whatever), now he's working with Olympia Cycling Club to help put on The Provincial Individual Time Trial Championships in our part of the prairies.
Sperm helmets, fancy bikes and cows - we'll have it all!

Ian Hall from OCC tells us the current deets...

Olympia Cycling Club, in partnership with the Altona Bicycle Enthusiast Society, is hosting the provincial individual time trial championships on Sunday, August 5th, 2012 in Gretna, Manitoba.  A separate, non-championship time trial (the ABES “grossen Preise”) will follow the provincial medal race for all citizen racers and non-licensed riders – this is your chance to see how you stack up against the top riders in the province (or to enjoy a personal challenge on a beautiful course, whichever way you care to look at it).   
Early details are below.  A complete race bible is coming soon!
Date: Sunday August 5th
Time: Registration and Sign-in – 12 p.m.-1 p.m., racing starts at 1:30 p.m.
Course: Out and back on PR243, a loop or “Schleife” to Schoenwiese, MB and back. Smooth asphalt with paved shoulder. Hunting ground for your personal best average speed!
Distances (subject to change):
  • Elite/U23 men – 36.5km
  • Elite/U23 Women, Junior & Master Men – 22.8km
  • Junior & Master Women, U17, U15 – 16.4km
  • U13, U11, U9 – 9.8km
  • ABES grossen Preise – 16.4km or 9.8km

Cool beans!  Since this race is open to non-MCA'ers, it's a good chance for us to get out and have fun with the big boys and girls, check our mettle in the race of truth, and compete against our pals for the ABES Grossen Priese!

Talk to Bruce if you can volunteer to help put the ABES stamp on this race.

Right arm.  JS

1 comment:

  1. To start your volunteer list off, Jonny and I have a cool list to pick from. We need;

    -A trailer and some hay bales for the podium!

    -About 6-12 scarecrows. Roughly built with 2x4's. Wearing jerseys and helmets. Holding 'motivational messages'! BAC will cover cost of wood.

    - A bunch of sheaves of wheat for podium places; I don't know, 20?

    - Someone interested in doing a canteen?? Family, youth group?

    More to come...let me know what you can help with.