Sunday, June 28, 2015

July & August Practice Crits

Thanks to those of you who took the time to respond to the practice crit survey. Many of the ideas suggested were good ones (e.g., better promotion, food truck, Strava, better prizes), and I think we will try to incorporate them into next season's crits as there is not enough time or manpower to do so for this year.

However, the response for continuing the crits into July and August was overwhelmingly positive, and we will run two crits each month, so the following dates are planned for now (adjustments may be made if particular dates are preferred):

July 14
July 28
August 4
August 18

With the WCA racing schedule extending into August this year, the Brazen Dropouts road race (August 2) and the LAPT stage race (August 7-9), it seems like a July 28 crit and an August 4 crit could be good preparation days.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Some Action Pics!

A couple pics from Tuesday's racing, 3-man break with the pack chasing (but never catching!).

Practice Crit Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete the four question survey about the practice crits. Your responses will help us in deciding whether to continue the crits into July and August, as well as in making plans for next season.

Select the link below to access the survey, and complete it by Tuesday, June 23:

Practice Crit Survey

Also, just a reminder, no crit next week (June 23), and the next one will be June 30.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Practice Crit Reminder

We will not be holding a practice crit next week, June 23, as ToAD will be in full swing, and the last practice crit for this year will likely be June 30.

Initially we thought about trying something new this year and running the crits all summer, but we just have not had the turn-out this year compared to past years, and so it looks doubtful that we will go beyond June. We may think about it for next year, and maybe move the crits to Wednesday night as I think we are losing a number of riders to the Capital Brewery ride on Tuesdays.

Thoughts are welcome if you have any suggestions for getting more riders out for the crits.

Great Swag for Tomorrow's Crit!

We will have some great swag for tomorrow's crit: Mad City Velo is providing free entries to the upcoming Blue Mounds Classic Road Race (see

Two free entries in the B race and 1 free entry in the A race will be awarded as primes.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Looks like Another Great Forecast

Weather looks to be warm and sunny for Tuesday's practice crit. Hopefully we have a better turn out this week as last week had surprisingly small fields given the nice weather, and as a result of the small fields it was a struggle to get the corners and driveways covered.

So be sure to come out this week and enjoy the racing (and volunteer to corner guard too!).

Monday, June 1, 2015

Can it Be?? A Warm and Sunny Forecast for Tuesday!

Well I expect tomorrow's practice crit to be well attended given this will be the first warm, sunny, and not too windy night of racing!

A couple important announcements:

- Please do not park or warm up in the Affiliated Engineers Inc parking lot (the lot close to registration/corner 3 on the inside of the course).

- Look for a survey to be posted here in the next week or so with questions regarding interest in continuing the practice crits in July and August (as many of you know, traditionally we stop in June).

Finally, please make it a point to volunteer to corner guard (and thanks to those who have and continue to do so each week). There are quite a few racers who show up to race, but have not yet volunteered - it is not fair to those who take the time to volunteer if others are not doing their part, and without adequate volunteers we cannot hold the races.