2015 Trooper Brinkerhoff Memorial Race Series

January 4, 2015  |  General  |  No Comments

This year, the Trooper Brinkerhoff Memorial Race Series will be held on March 28, April 4, and April 11. Pre-registration for the A, B & C Fields is $32, Field D is still $25. Juniors race for free (Pre-register for $10, get a refund if you start the race).

As always, if you volunteer to marshal one of the races, you can race another week for free. Or you can bring a marshal and race for free that day. Those interested in marshaling should contact Christina Nash.

2015 Trooper Brinkerhoff Memorial Race Flyer

CBRC Annual Banquet

November 23, 2014  |  General, News  |  No Comments

Arrangements for our annual meeting and club banquet on Monday, December 8, 2014, are now final.

Gather at the Albany Pump Station after 6 PM, and we’ll eat around 7 PM. Jambalaya, flank steak and salmon are on the buffet menu, but there are a la carte menu options for those who require a gluten-free diet, for vegetarians, or other special needs.

As always, we welcome all members in good standing as well as anyone else interested enough to attend, member or not. The banquet is free to members, even for special ordering, and $20 for anyone who isn’t a member. Or–spend $20 to join for 2015, and we’ll waive the banquet charge. What a deal! (You must be a 2014 member in order to stand for office, or vote for the CBRC board, however.) The more the merrier.

TIME: Gather anytime, but before 6:45 PM; dinner at 7 PM.
PLACE: Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY, on the mezzanine level.
AGENDA: Will include an overview of the past year, CBRC financial statement, plans for the 2015 racing season, new business, and election of CBRC officers for 2015.

*PLEASE RSVP TO ME BY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND BY E-MAIL @ phil.hershberger@gmail.com (*I need to give the chef a head count by then.)

I look forward to seeing everyone there. You are the club, so make sure your presence is known! Elect the new CBRC president!

Thanks to everyone.


Phillip Hershberger
President, CBRC

Bethlehem Cup Cyclocross Race

September 30, 2014  |  General  |  No Comments

Flyer for the Bethlehem Cup Cyclocross Race

Link to the Registration Page

Clothing Reminder

July 23, 2014  |  General  |  No Comments

Just a reminder to all…

CBRC clothing can be ordered at any time via the Verge “MyStore” online ordering system. Orders will be shipped directly to you three weeks after your order is placed. Lots of time to get “kitted” up for the chilly cyclocross season ahead.

Also, don’t forget CBRC’s “Crash reimbursement” policy…. You can have your jersey and/or bib shorts replaced no charge if you were unfortunate enough to crash (or get crashed) while racing in the CBRC colors. Contact Christina Nash for details at msnashsclasses@gmail.com Christina has a limited supply of clothing in stock that you may fit into.

Coeymans Hollow Time Trial #1

June 24, 2014  |  General  |  No Comments

Here are the results for the first Coeymans Hollow Time Trial.

Coeymans TT – June 18 and 25

May 28, 2014  |  General  |  No Comments

Here is the link to the race flyer:  FL_2014-2080

The link to the June 18 registration page is here:  https://www.bikereg.com/coeymans-hollow-time-trial

And the link to the June 25 registration page is here:  https://www.bikereg.com/coeymans-hollow-time-trial0

Race Clinic- June 22, 2014

May 28, 2014  |  General  |  No Comments

Location: University at Albany, Boor Sculpture Studio, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222.

Register: here … https://www.bikereg.com/cbrc-race-clinic. Register now! Spaces are limited!

Fees: $20.00. The clinic is free to current CBRC members. Active CBRC members should contact one of the CBRC officers for a coupon code to register for free. Held under USA Cycling event permit (2014-1873)

A Women’s Track: A special training and instructional track for Women, led by Madeleine Bonneville

This clinic is open to men and women and is designed for the entry level or intermediate level competitor or the club rider who wants to get serious about bicycle racing. The goal of this clinic is to help the rider be more competitive when racing, to have a basic understanding of USAC rules of bicycle racing, to be more comfortable in a race environment, and ultimately to be a safer rider.

The clinic will include on-the-bike skills training covering topics such as bike handling, cornering, pack riding, pace lines, and team tactics. Both on-the-bike and in-classroom instruction will be provided. All participants must have a bicycle in good working condition, helmet, and bicycle attire for the expected weather conditions. A USAC license is recommended. USAC licenses can be purchased on-site for $70.00. A light lunch with beverages will be provided. This event will be held rain or shine.

The clinic will be a minimum of 4 hours of combined classroom and on the road training. Note: Attendees successfully completing the clinic can receive 2 race day credits to upgrade from a Category 5 to a Category 4, or two upgrade points for Cat 4 racers wishing to upgrade to Cat 3.

About the Instructors: The clinic will be led by M. Andrew Ruiz, owner and coach of Ruiz Racing, Director Sportif Zimmer Women’s Elite Cycling Team, Vice President of CBRC, and member of the CCC/Keltic Racing Team. Andy is a well known local bike racer with 30+ years of bicycle racing experience. The Women’s track will be led by Madeleine Bonneville, a professional XC racer and Cat 1 cyclocross racer, Cycleops-certified Power Coach and ACE-certified personal trainer. Madeleine Bonneville runs cycling skills clinics for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. A session on USAC Rules and Regs will be given by Gary Toth, a USAC Road and Track National Commissaire.

This clinic is supported by CBRC and a grant from the New York State Bicycle Racing Association (NYSBRA). The clinic will follow a New York State Bicycle Racing Association curriculum.

Parking: Parking at the University of Albany is restricted and requires a permit. Attendees are encouraged to park for free at the adjacent W. A. Harriman State Office Campus, Parking lot H, and ride the bike a short distance to the Boor Sculpture Studio. Attendees may park at the University in a designated Visitors parking lot for $5 a day. Parking information at the University can be found on the UAlbany web site (www.albany.edu). A map of the campus with the location of the Boor Studio (building # 72 on the map) and designated visitor parking lots can be found at http://www.albany.edu/map/img/ualbany-campus-map.pdf

Capital Region Road Race – July 12

May 1, 2014  |  General  |  No Comments

Registration is now open at:  https://www.bikereg.com/ny-capital-region-road-race

The race flyer link is here: CRRRFlyer2014-final