Annual Meeting – December 5

November 13, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

Brad and Kerrin are the 2011 CBRC Athletes of the Year

Congratulations to the 2012 CBRC Board of Directors:  Phil Hershberger – President, Andy Ruiz – Vice President, Kirby Haizlip – Secretary, and Dave Beals – Treasurer

Stay tuned for more information on winter spinning and the upcoming race season…

Bethlehem Cup – November 13, 2011

November 4, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

This is the final race of the 2011 NYCROSS Series.  Here is the BikeReg link:

The Bethlehem Cup is part of the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC) Cyclocross Series.  If you are a current full-time student at an ECCC school, you are eligible for competition in the series. Collegiate riders race within the Elite, 2/3, or Cat 4 races and will be scored both within those fields and within their corresponding collegiate categories.  To be eligible for collegiate scoring, riders must register under their proper collegiate team name and race in their collegiate team kit.

Priceless custom fabricated Bethlehem Cup trophies for several fields.

Elm Avenue Park in Delmar, NY is the notorious venue of the 2006 and 2007 NY State Cyclocross Championship.   Experience the Lord of the Flies runup and the Black Trail of Aaaggh.

Neutral support courtesy of Downtube Bicycle Works in Albany, (518)434-1711

Merchandise prizes courtesy of Sigma Sport and CK Cycles Bicycle Shop, (518)459-3272

Elm Ave. Park is minutes from I-87 or I-90.  Plot your route online to 261 Elm Avenue, Delmar, NY.

NY Capital Region Road Race

August 22, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

Alister Ratcliff (BikeReg/Cannondale) was unbeatable. (Photo by Barry Koblenz)

The 10th Annual Capital Region Road Race was a huge success!  Over 400 cyclists competed, including Max Korus, the current US Elite Men’s National Champion.  His BikeReg/Cannondale teammate Alister Ratcliff was the primary instigator in the Pro/1-2 race, starting a three man break for nearly 50 miles and then going solo the final time up Tracy Road.   With just four miles to go, Ratcliff was less than 10 seconds ahead of the field, but he jumped with a counterattack by Eric Tremble (1K2GO) and then held off the hard-charging peleton up Jarvis Road for the win.

Matt Christian charges up Whitbeck Road in the 4/5 race.  (Photo by Barry Koblenz)

Congratulations to race promoter Paul McDonnell and his management team for a perfectly-run event!  And kudos to all club members that competed or volunteered.  Many compliments were received from race participants and spectators alike.

Full race results are here:

And race photos are here:

Tour of the Catskills

August 14, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

CBRC members had excellent results at this challenging event.  Kevin Mosher (racing for Keltic) won the Master 50+ general classification after gaining over 90 seconds on Devil’s Kitchen in Stage 2.   Lyle Schultz finished fourth on GC in the Cat 5 under 35 race.  Bob Lazzara, Paul Hebert, Kerrin Strevell, Brad Stratton, Paul McDonnell, Yohsuke Takakura, Stacy Maziejka, and Seth DeMarrais also had strong performances.  Congratulations to all of our CBRC finishers!

(Pictures courtesy of Kerrin Strevell and Charlie Riccio)

Kevin Mosher (racing for Keltic) took the Master 50+ GC
Lyle Schultz and Paul Hebert after the Devil’s Kitchen stage
Brad Stratton and Kevin Mosher after the Devil’s Kitchen stage

Lou Maltese Memorial

July 18, 2011  |  General  |  1 Comment

Brad Stratton doesn’t believe in premature celebrations (Victor Chan)

Brad Stratton continued his 2011 winning streak on July 17 with an impressive win in Central Park, beating 80 downstate Cat 4’s on their home turf.  Check out the finish video at:

The photofinish reveals Brad’s margin of victory (Alan Atwood)

Way to go Brad!

July 1, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

Junior National Championships

June 27, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

Emma White and Julia Sante in the Junior Women’s 13-14 Road Race (Dave Gaylinn)

A big congratulations to Emma White from CBRC, who placed second in the criterium, third in the TT, and eighth in the road race.  Way to go Emma!

The Capital Region was well represented at the Junior Championships;  In addition to Emma’s great results, Julia Sante (Farm Team), Curtis White (Bay Hill/CL Noonan), and Wyatt Drake (Farm Team) also had strong finishes.

Saratoga Film Festival

June 20, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments