Women’s Skills Clinic

May 8, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

Jenny Ives hosted a session on proper nutrition for cycling

CBRC and Team Elevate hosted the 2nd Annual Women’s Skills Clinic on May 7 at the Harriman Office Campus in Albany.  About 20 new cyclists received expert instruction in cornering, pace lines, and slow-speed drills from Aurora, Madeleine, Melissa, and Samantha from Team Elevate, and Beth, Jenny, and Sarah from Anthem Women’s Elite Team.  Break-out sessions included nutrition, bike maintenance, and yoga.  Under sunny skies, we had a great day for learning new skills and making new friends!

Bennington Race Weekend

April 25, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

Emma and Kerrin close the gap  (Revolutionary Velo-Watts/Ric MacKenzie)

Congrats to Kerrin Strevell, who finished 6th overall in the Women’s Cat 3/4 event.   Yohsuke, Emma, and Seth also rode well.  And there were no less than 10 CBRC members volunteering at the races!

We wish a speedy recovery to Kevin Mosher, who injured his shoulder in a wreck during the Saturday criterium.

NYS Junior Championships

April 21, 2011  |  General  |  Comments Off

We regret that we have had to cancel this event. The number of pre-entries to date (2) made it obvious that we would not draw sufficient entrants to avoid taking a large loss.  The New York State Junior Championships will be incorporated into existing events -

ROAD: Wilmington Whiteface Road Race, 6/11/11,


CRITERIUM:  Saranac Lake Downtown Criterium and 2011 NYS Criterium Championships, 6/12/11,


TT:  New York State Time Trial Championships, 7/30/11,


We urge you to enter and support these championship events.

Binghamton and Quabbin Races

April 18, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

Brad Stratton leads the Cat 3/4 field up the hill at the Binghamton race.

CBRC was in the thick of things at Binghamton with several top-ten finishes – Brad Stratton made a brave go of it on the last lap of the Men’s 3/4 race, joined off the front by teammate Seth Demarrais, but the field caught them at the line. Brad and Seth held on for 5th and 9th, respectively.
Also riding strongly was new member Dylan Dearborn, taking 5th and 9th place in the Men’s cat 5 races.

At Quabbin, CBRC member Stacy Maziejka braved the rain and sub-40 degree temperatures to take 9th (assumed due to a timing chip malfunction) out of 11 survivors from the 17 starters in the Women’s cat 4 race.

Tour of the Battenkill

April 12, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

Lyle Schultz on Meeting House Road (Base Twelve Photo/Barry Koblenz)

CBRC was well represented at America’s Toughest Race!  Over half of the club was at the event, either racing or helping out.

Emma White had the best finish of the day, taking first place in the Women’s 13-14 race.  Dylan Dearborn took 3rd place in the Cat5 (under 35) race.  Kevin Mosher (racing for Keltic) scored 4th in the 50+  race.  And Brad Stratton took 5th in the fastest Cat4 race of the day.  Congratulations to all who finished!

We also wish a speedy recovery to Steve Gravel, who injured his shoulder in a crash.

Emma White sprinting with the the junior men (Velocity Results)

Women’s Skills Clinic – May 7

April 5, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

Register here:  http://www.BikeReg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=13227

Register here:  http://www.BikeReg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=13227

Upcoming USAC Webinars

April 5, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments

USA Cycling is hosting two upcoming webinars.  Both will be facilitated by Kristin Dieffenbach, PhD and USA Cycling Level 1 Coach.  The webinars are tailored educate riders and help grow the sport of cycling.  There will be time allotted for questions and answers, and the completed webinars will be posted to the USAC website.

April 19 4pm MDT “My First Bike Race” This webinar is geared to those new to competitive racing (especially those who have never raced before).   More details and the link to register is below:


May 26 4pm MDT“Getting a Friend into Racing” This webinar will be applicable to all members The aim of the webinar is to give racers some tips on luring their friends into racing.  More details and the link to register is below:


Trooper Brinkerhoff Memorial Race Series

April 4, 2011  |  General  |  No Comments
On behalf of the CBRC officers and race promoters, just a quick “Thank You” to everyone who helped out this year:

Amy Drake
Eileen Brennan
Andy Ruiz
Margaret Schmidt and friend Colleen

Course Marshals
Madeleine Bonneville
Phil Burnett
Trent Clay
Tim Cleworth
Dylan Dearborn
Ed Decker
Seth DeMarrais
Dieter Drake
Art Goedeke
Danny Goodwin
Kirby Haizlip
Phil Hershberger
Pete Hubbell
Tyler Jones
Barry Koblenz
Todd Krowkowski
Jim Leone
Gary Longhi
Stacy Maziejka
Ken McGuinness
Christina Nash
Gene Primomo
Chuck Quackenbush
Lyle Schultz
David Spore
Brad Stratton
Mark Sumner
Tina Tambasco and friend Barbara
Roger Truax
Steve Werthner
Brian Whiteman and wife

Support Vehicle Drivers
Dave Beals
Jon Benn
Gary Gurney
Skip Holmes
Evan Kretz
Frank Kuwik
Butch Ostrander
Bill Pjontek
Mark Zotto

Race Officials
Steve Kocik – Chief Referee
Evan Kretz
Jim Marshall
Patty Passetto
Rob Pavalec
Gary Toth – Chief Judge and Phototiming

Despite the “less than ideal” weather conditions, the series was a great success, and we were able to increase our contributions to both the Brinkerhoff Memorial Scholarship and the Coxsackie Rescue Squad.