• Van Houweling in Aguascalientes for Hour Attempt (Updated Date and Time)

    by  • February 22, 2015

    NorCal’s Molly Van Houweling is in Aguascalientes, Mexico, with plans to make an Hour Record attempt this coming Wednesday, February 25th.   She will start her attempt between 5:30 and 6:30 PM local time (between 3:30 and 4:30 Pacific).   She had been planning to make her attempt this evening, but changed the timing to accommodate the refinishing...

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    The Other California Classics: Gravel

    by  • February 19, 2015

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    With the simmer down of cyclocross season in late January, the other season of dirt racing is here to run concurrently to the spring road season. Gravel races, long mix-terrain affairs, are now numerous enough in Northern California to be referenced as its own dedicated discipline with plenty of event choices. The season kicked...

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    If I Were A Betting Man: Euro Spring Classic Odds

    by  • February 15, 2015

    As a race promoter at Hellyer Velodrome I hoped to one day set up chalk board and take bets on the madison, keirin and points races. What could drum up more interest in track racing than gambling like they do in Japan? I was inspired by attending the Gold Cup when I lived in Virginia, and early bets...

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    Roster: VuMedi Cycling Team Cultivates New Talent for 2015

    by  • February 14, 2015

    VuMedi returns in 2015 with new talent and new mentors to accelerate development, most notably, Kirk Carlsen. Photo: Alex Chiu (acaurora.smugmug.com)

    Editor’s Note: In 2014, VuMedi was a young inexperienced team which introduced a number of new faces to the races of NorCal. Over the course of the season, the squad gradually gained a foothold in the peloton, culminating with Garrett Hankins victory at Giro SF. In 2015, the team has brought on a group...

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    2015 Women’s Roster Summary

    by  • February 13, 2015

    Tetrick Leads the Women P/1/2/3 Up the Climbs

    With the dawn of each new season, local domestic teams undergo the same shuffling of riders and new sponsor affiliations that are seen at the international pro level. Sometimes, the changes are drastic and difficult to become accustomed for many a cycling fan. Occasionally, while always a few changes are seen, less change is...

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    Kirk Carlsen Retires from the Pro Peloton

    by  • February 11, 2015

    Kirk Carlsen has chosen to leave pro cycling behind. Here, he wins the KOM at Mt. Hamilton Road Race in 2014, where he ultimately placed 2nd. Photo by Alex Chiu (http://acaurora.smugmug.com)

    Kirk Carlsen has quietly retired from professional cycling, but it was not for lack of talent and determination. The former Jelly Belly rider was the subject of much speculation during the autumn transfer season.  In November, Jelly Belly announced its list of extensions and new signees, but Carlsen’s name was glaringly absent. With a number of...

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    Art’s Cyclery – Schnur Racing Team’s Neil Pryde BuraSL

    by  • February 10, 2015

    Photo Credit: Blake Anton

    This is a new feature from guest contributor Blake Anton.  Super stoked to get Blake in the contributor pool checking out different rides of the folks in our community. Ben Albracht and the Art’s Cyclery p/b Schnur Racing Team are on the Neil Pryde BuraSL for their second season.  The lightweight (772 gram 56cm...

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    Roster: ICE Sportswear – Pinnacle Racing Returns!

    by  • February 9, 2015

    ICE Sportswear – Pinnacle Racing return for their second season racing a full NRC schedule. The team will kick off the race season with the Chico Stage Race presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. When not racing, this talented group of women will be giving back to the sport by leading training rides for LinkedIn employees...

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