4 months 'til race time...dang, guess it's time to stop drinking beer, think about training and post an update of sorts.
We were humbled at the wild support given to the 2014 Cedar Hill Criterium. So many people came together to create a fun day of racing. Thank you, racers, and special thanks to every single one of our awesome sponsors. A recap, for your viewing pleasure: http://youtu.be/kob4jCfPe0k
What's on tap?
Well, now that the 2014 TBRA road season is in the books, safe to mention these two things as we go to the fridge..
There's so much awesome happening within the Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association right now. Tons of exciting new events and cool new race series across the state, all of which are complimenting those established, hard as nails events that have been here since Pops took Methuselah to the line at the 800BC State RR.
The take home?
Folks are racing their bikes in Tennessee. A lot.
On that note, please oblige us this friendly PSA:
1. Racers, please thank your promoters, buy a volunteer a beer sometime, and be please be mindful of the communities that support your races.
2. Please patronize the local bike shops and support their brands.
3. Beer makers. Please make more beer. We will drink this.
Thanks, especially number 3.
Some final notes before we say goodbye to the 2014 Cedar Hill Criterium:
#47 participants who completed the FREE Cedar Hill intro to Racing & Skills Clinic
#10 participants who completed the FREE Cedar Hill Beginner's Race
#45 total Juniors that raced for FREE
#53 total Women raced for EQUAL PAYOUT
Without question the intro. to racing and skills clinic was impactful. We're thankful to have great community support from our partners at the Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce and Volkswagen of Cool Springs to help us support this clinic, and we're pleased to announce we will have the same format as 2014. 1/2 day clinic, USAC coaching, a 2-lap beginners race w/in-race Mentors. Unicorns, rainbows and skittles. ALL FREE. #SHAZAM
The Cedar Hill Criterium continues to host some of Tennessee's largest competitive fields, especially for the Women and the Juniors. Ladies, we will continue to provide equal pain and equal payouts. Invite your friends, you'll be racing for the same cheddar that the dudes race for.
Juniors - you're racing for some great swag again. Parents, Jr races are FREE!
There was also a google of kids, dropping sugar-induced watt bombs; happening again, BYOK.
Lastly, and since we're over-caffeinated and being neurotic, one last nose into the total numbers, to see how the Cedar Hill Criterium stacked-up against some of the regions larger events in 2014.
Athens - #670
Roswell - #496
Sunny King - #471
Dilworth - #319
Delray Twilight - #364
Cedar Hill - #398
#SHAZAM! That's some pretty lofty company! We're proud that racers find the Cedar Hill Criterium worthy enough to get us in the same conversation as some of these monster events. For 2015 we're committed to bringing the same exciting event and festivities, while adding in some really cool and fun new elements that will make your #HEADSPLODE. Yes. There may be cranium-plosion, just depends upon whether or not we can convince the man that no one will goto jail...that's all you get for now.
More details soon -but for now, this is what you N2K:
125 days to go. Have another donut.
Hattie B's Racing
We take pride in promoting a good times bike race within our communities, it's good for the hood and, oh, after we drop the hammer on you, we'll drink all your beer.