LISTEN UP RACERS! We've got something you're gonna wanna hear!!
The 2015 Cedar Hill Criterium is excited to announced that HearingPlanet is back as a presenting sponsor at the 2015 Cedar Hill Criterium!
What does mean for you, you're wondering??
Here's what: Gonna be like Barry White whispering sweet lovelies in your ears
Deeper and deeper. Sweeter and sweeter. Give it up….
That's right! Each podium winner wins a set of....Ok, before we go full BW on you (or scroll down for the cheddah), please read this brief blog entry from our newest sponsor, HearingPlanet:
"Going to the Big Game?
Bring Ear Plugs!
As the saying goes, nothing says “America” like baseball and apple pie. And football and basketball too, for that matter. There’s nothing like being packed in a stadium with 50,000 or so of your closest friends, united in your love for the home team.
One potential dangerous element of these sporting events, however, is the crowd noise. Earlier this fall, the Seattle Seahawks and the Kansas City Chiefs each broke the Guinness world record for crowd noise, at 136dB and 137dB, respectively. For comparison sake, the sound of a jet engine from 100 feet away is about 140dB.
At volumes like that, even a very short exposure can cause irreversible damage to your hearing. "
*Dang. You may be the first cyclist to have actually learned something from reading our blog. Protect yo ears, fool! Keep Reading!
Here's a little more about HearingPlanet
HearingPlanet simplifies hearing care by providing easy access to a credentialed and endorsed Local Clinic for superior service, the widest selection of competitively priced hearing aids, and a trained Hearing Consultant to guide you toward the right solution. HearingPlanet is the largest national supplier of hearing care solutions with over 1,600 clinic locations throughout the country - ready to serve your needs. You can easily use our clinic finder to find the clinic nearest you.
Our commitment, coupled with the highest quality in customer service and volume pricing discounts make HearingPlanet the smart choice when shopping for your hearing care needs.
Please join me in welcoming our awesome new sponsor, and please check out their website at www.Hearingplanet.com
Here's the Race Cheddah!
HearingPlanet will be presenting winners of each race (14 total) with a set of Audéo Perfect Fit Earphones with Microphone ($239 value)!!!
That's over $3k worth of headphones! #WHOOP
This is like putting Barry White right in your earhole!
Ideally suited for people on the move, the Audéo Perfect Fit Earphones 132 combines its light-weight, ergonomic fit with excellent sound quality and external noise cancellation to ensure the daily commute has never been so relaxing. With high-powered balanced armature drivers in each earpiece, the Audéo PFE 132 deliver enhanced sound precision and a highly-tuned listening experience.
The Audéo PFE 132 comes with in-built Apple chip technology and is 100% compatibility with all Apple products. The earphone offer a hands-free function with microphone and volume control to enable remote volume control and call answering/ending - all at the touch of a button. The standard 3.5-milimeter jack is compatible with a wide variety of devices, from MP3 and DVD players as well as notebooks and media players. The microphone is compatible with the iPhone, Droid and other mobile digital devices.
The earphones include two sets of interchangeable acoustic filters allowing the user to manually tailor a sound signature to suit individual taste. The Audéo PFE 132 also include three sizes of soft silicone ear tips and a set of Comply foam» tips, ensuring a perfect in-ear fit for maximum comfort and helping isolate unwanted ambient noise to delivering crystal-clear sound definition at a lower, safer volume.
WHOA. Please join us in welcoming our awesome sponsor BACK! and please check out their website at www.Hearingplanet.com
2015 Race Registration is now open - Sun. Apt. 12th and remember - Juniors race FREE!
The 2014 Cedar Hill Criterium was a tremendous success this year. Since then, your friendly neighborhood promoter and event crew have been very busy tidying up drone footage and drinking lots of beer. One of those things is actually very true. Truthfully, we did attempt to capture the day's exciting race experience for you, hope you enjoy (and apologize if our drone spooked you) and would be honored if you would share the fun with your teammates, friends, and family.
More importantly, it's no secret, our success starts and ends with this amazing community of people surrounding Nashville, TN. We're proud to be a part of such a great community and we're more than excited to be able to give back by supporting the following important community initiatives.
Please click thru for additional details and please support them if you can!
VOLKSWAGEN OF COOL SPRINGS
The 2014 Title Sponsor for Cedar Hill Criterium!
We're stoked to announce Volkswagen of Cool Springs as our partner with the 2014 Cedar Hill Criterium! WHOA!
We're also equally humbled that Volkswagen Corporate & USA Cycling have asked for the 2014 Cedar Hill Criterium to participate in an event that helps DRIVE cyclists to the
2014 USA Cycling National Championships, May 24th-26th, Chattanooga, TN
HA! What does this mean, you're wondering?! Well, shoot, let's get to that.
CLEAN DIESEL, ALMOST AS CLEAN AS RIDING A BIKE!
1. Volkswagen of Cool Springs is going to be showcasing vehicles at the 2014 Cedar Hill Criterium. There will be VW Sales Professionals at the Cedar Hill Criterium to discuss the Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel line-up with the following vehicles on-site!
VW Jetta and Sportwagen are your official lead and follow vehicles for the 2014 Cedar Hill Criterium!
3. 2014 Cedar Hill Criterium podium presentations will be book-ended by official race vehicles provided by Volkswagen of Cool Springs. Official podium presentations will include a professional photograph capturing the celebrations. Be sure to wear your team kit! We'll also have flowers, champagne bruts and beautiful podium presentation ladies to make this celebration with Volkswagen of Cool Springs the best!
VW of Cool Springs & The U.S. PRO Test Drive Contest!!
Anyone who takes a ride in one of the Volkswagen of Cool Springs TDI vehicles, either on race day or at their dealership, that person will be automatically entered into a special drawing to win one of five pairs of Official VIP Passes at this year's 2014 US Pro Championships in Chattanooga, TN!!!!
*details on the prizes can be found under the USPRO tab on this website.
Also, you don't have to race a bike to win - just take a ride and drive in one of these really cool Volkswagens and you're automatically entered into the drawing! EASY!
Please join us in welcoming Volkswagen of Cool Springs and please check out their great vehicles at their beautiful showroom located at:
620 Bakers Bridge Ave
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone number(615) 236-3200
Business website hallmarkvwcoolsprings.com
Last year's races had a total of #28 women toe the line at the Cedar Hill Criterium.
A goal of ours for this year - make the women's race better! So we recruited some really awesome sponsors and some uber-cool ladies to help us improve. This is what we've come up with:
28 Reasons we think the ladies should race the '14 Cedar Hill Criterium
$1500 Equal Cash Payouts.
Elite 123 - $1000. 10 deep.
Winners of each category also get Hearing Planet earbuds ($239 value)
Elite 123 Women. (4) $100 equal cash primes!
Cat. 4 Women. (4) $25 equal cash primes! Thank You, Kim Betty Abode Realty!
4th place finishers get Sufferfest training videos.
Thistle Farms gift basket for Elite 123 & 4's race, Thank you, Emily Magli!
12 Women's Cycling Association tees as prizes!
Gift bags from Prissy Tomboy! Thank you, Tracey Pearson!
OS Performance Nutrition drink packs for podium finishers!
(5) Growlers & Race pint glass for Lanterne Rouge finishers!!
Post-race massages from Affinity Acupuncture Thank you, Cassie Alexander !
Sanctuary Yoga lake side Yoga/Stretching on race day, 1pm. We love you, Daphne Larkin!
RB's Cyclery of Franklin is providing race support & great SWAG from Giro. Ogio. Powerbar.
Junior women RACE FREE -TN Bicycle Racing Assoc. and Treehouse Racing
Women who have never raced before - free skills clinic/free beginners race! -courtesy of Treehouse Racing Harpeth Bike Club and USA Cycling
Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce, Debbie Massey, THANK YOU!
Podium Celebrations including photography flowers and champagne
Safe, wide roads. Fast challenging course.
women specific portolets
Host housing available.
Discounted hotel rates less than 3 miles from course
A stone's throw from I-65. Easy in. Easy out.
Great food. Music. Drinks. Free kids race. Free Juniors race.
This is a true double-race weekend!
Hell of the South is on Sat. Mar. 29th in nearby Berlin, TN
Hmm, that's actually a lot more than #28 reasons, but you get the point. We hope that you'll join us on Sunday, March 30th.
and graciously thank you for sharing our event.
Bombs of Smashville race weekend, is gonna leave your legs and body wrecked come Monday, March 31st!
That's why we're excited to announce that Affinity Acupuncture will be onsite during the 2014 Cedar Hill Criterium helping the racers start their recovery process once their race is finished!
Affinity Acupuncture on Acupuncture & Fitness
Acupuncture is just as important to your fitness lifestyle as diet and exercise. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) improve sleep, decrease recovery time after injury, boost metabolism, reduce inflammation and help increase your athletic performance. These ancient practices do so naturally, helping your body achieve balance and optimum health. Athletes commit to training their bodies to an elite level. Acupuncturists commit to caring for bodies at an elite level. When combined the results are significant.
Here's a really neat read on acupuncture from a world class runner
If you're interested in learning more about how Affinity Acupuncture can help you, check out their website and for regular health and wellness tips please follow them @AffinityAcupunc and on Facebook.
If you're ready to give those legs a little TLC after Bombs over Smashville, then call Affinity Acupuncture today and schedule an appointment at (615) 939-2787. Located near Maryland Farms in Brentwood, TN, just off the Old Hickory exit off of I-65 - a short drive from Nashville at:
Affinity Acupuncture, 750 Old Hickory Blvd #150, Brentwood, TN 37027
Nashville's Epic Race Weekend.
Sat. Mar. 29th, SVMIC's Hell of the South
returns for it's 5th annual run at some of the hardest roads in Berlin, TN, The race is intended to be harsh, much like the toughest one-day race in Europe in which the race was modeled after-Paris-Roubaix or otherwise known as Hell of the North,”
Interested in a free tee/lunch - volunteer here!
Sunday, Mar. 30th - Cedar Hill Criterium
Release the Kracken!
Wide-open 4 corner track with enough dynamite packed in 1.5mi to make your legs want to explode.
FREE RACE! Kiddos. Juniors, Beginners FREE RACE!
$2k Pro p/o's. EQUAL p/o's. $1kCash primes.
Great food/music. Great swag!
For more information put down your beer and click here
Intro. to Racing Skills Clinic
Who: Anyone who rides but has not race; **cat.5Men/**cat.4 women.
When: Sat. Mar. 29th 2-5pm
Cedar Hill Park, Madison, TN
How much: FREE
WHAT WILL WE COVER:
The afternoon will be focused on introducing bike riders and folks new to racing general bike handling and race skills needed for riding in a group, drafting, going around turns in a group, safety, and energy conservation. We will also be covering some of the basic information needed for racing with Q & A and a few other basics as they relate to the skills. The main goal of this event is to cover topics regarding on the bike skills and knowledge needed for being comfortable, being energy efficient in a group of riders and maintaining safety for both the rider and the group while covering as many of the bike skills and topics as possible. Be sure to bring your bike and cycling apparel needed for a ride. You will be riding your bike outside in whatever weather conditions are present.
1. Participants who have never raced before will be registered for Sunday morning's beginners race (2-laps) at the Cedar Hill Criterium. You'll have in-race mentoring from seasoned racing TBRA veterans - FREE
2. Participants who complete the beginners race and your legs still want more, we'll get you in one of the official TBRA (TN Bicycle Racing Associations) events for beginners, either the Men's Category 5 or the Women's Cat. 4 race, FOR FREE too! (you will have to purchase a $15 USA Cycling 1-day license).
3. Post-race reviews following your race(s). Then grab some grub, meet some of the great TBRA teams and enjoy the day-long races and festive atmosphere!
Our goal is to get some of you folks who've been riding for awhile, but for whatever reason, just haven't tried the competitive side of the sport.
More details very soon! Email us if you are interested in attending and we'll get you on the list!
Race packet p/u
Black Abbey Brewing Fellowship Hall
2952 Sidco Drive Nashville TN 37204
Fri. Mar. 28th 5-8pm - Hell of the South
Sat. Mar. 29th 4-8pm - Cedar Hill Criterium
Local Taco will be onsite race day serving up their yummy tacos & craft beer to help you finish off your race weekend just right! For catering needs or if you just want to drop in for a local taco in your hood - check out any of the Local Taco locations here
Smoothie King Harding Rd (BelleMeade and Vanderbilt locations) Ed McClarty who owns the Harding Rd and new Vanderbilt Children's location will be handing out samples to help quench that race day thirst and hunger! If you're stop by the Harding Rd. or Vanderbilt Children's location -tell Ed McClarty Cedar Hill Crit sent you in!
Great New lodging sponsors
North Nashville - Courtyard Goodlettsville
East Nashville - Fairfield Inn & Suites Opryland
Host Housing opportunities also available! Email us if you're interested!
Sat. Mar. 29th, 2-5pm@Cedar Hill Park - Free - with a focus on:
1. people who ride but have not raced,
2 Cat. 5 Men, and Cat 4 Women who would like to learn/practice skills and earn points towards upgrade
*People who do participate in the skills clinic can race Sunday's Beginners race - FREE!
**New Racers who want to race Cat 5 Men's or Cat. 4 Women's for their 1st time - FREE!
Kids Race@Noon - FREE
Juniors Race - FREE
Oh yeah. Equal Payouts too! LOL. We've gone cray.
Register today. Field sizes are limited!
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.