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.
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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
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.