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          Tuesday, August 10:    NCNCA Championship TTT (8/14) Cancelled  

 

 

A message from Garry Birch regarding the cancellation of the NCNCA Championship TTT:

It is with regret that Team Fremont / FFBC pb Chipotle are canceling the Championship TTT schedule for this Saturday August 14th.

As mentioned in a previous email to the NCNCA, we had a minimum number of entrants we needed to receive to run this event, and as of this evening we are 51% down on registrations.

We would like to thank those people who did enter, or who contacted us with inquiries and comments about the event. It is our intention to survey the district to find out why this event received so little attention, so when you see that survey, please take the time to respond.

Once again, our sincere apologies. We hope to see you all soon, and happy riding.

Garry Birch
Race Team President
Directeur Sportif / Mens Team Manager / Serf / Promotor
Team Fremont / FFBC powered by Chipotle

 

          Monday, August 9:    August 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, August 9th, 8pm  

 

 

NOTE: Time change to this month's Association Meeting. The meeting will be held at 8pm – a full hour later than last month's meeting.

The July NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, August 9th at 8pm.

To attend in person:

Courtyard by Marriott – Livermore
2929 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 243-1000
 
To attend remotely:
 
Audio Conference Information:
 
Call-in toll number 1-408-600-3600
Access Code: 929 194 269
 
WebEx Instructions:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=148071377&UID=1190153602&PW=NYmNhOTljNzZl&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting. (Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.)

For WebEx assistance:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

 

          Wednesday, July 21:    Minden Park Criterium (7/25) Cancelled  

 

 

This year's Minden Park Criterium (slated for Sunday, July 25th) has been cancelled.

This cancellation has no effect on the Carson Diamond Valley Road Race – that race will still be held as planned this Saturday, July 24th.

 

          Sunday, July 18:    July 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, July 19th  

 

 

The July NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, July 19th at 7pm.

To attend in person:

Courtyard by Marriott – Livermore
2929 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 243-1000
 
To attend remotely:
 
Audio Conference Information:
 
Call-in toll number 1-408-600-3600
Access Code: 927 156 332
 
WebEx Instructions:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=147058197&UID=490922617&PW=NNTE4ODI1MmM0&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting. (Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.)

For WebEx assistance:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

 

          Saturday, July 10:    Changes to Categories in Minden Park Criterium (July 25th)  

 

 

There have been some changes to the categories in the Minden Park Criterium on July 25th. The correct version of the flyer is up on the Road Calendar page next to the listing for that race. If you are racing in or planning on racing in the Minden Park Crit, we recommend that you check out the categories as they stand now.

To save you a little time, here is the new category list for the criterium:

Men 35+, 4/5 - 50 Minutes
Women 3/4 - 40 Minutes
Men 35+ 1/2/3 - 50 Minutes
Men 45-49 - 50 Minutes
Women 45+ - 40 Minutes
Men 50-54 - 50 Minutes
Women 1/2/3 - 50 Minutes
Cat 3 - 50 Minutes
Cat 4/5 - 40 Minutes

 

          Tuesday, June 29:    Oakland Grand Prix REPLACED with Big Creek Lumber Crit  

 

 

The Oakland Grand Prix (7/5) has been replaced with the Big Creek Lumber Criterium (7/5) at the former Castle Air Force Base in Atwater (near Merced and Snelling). Everyone entered in the Oakland Grand Prix is now entered in the Big Creek Lumber Criterium. If you desire to drop out and get a credit for a future VP race, send an e-mail to velopromo@sportsbaseonline.com by Wednesday at 5pm to get the credit (and send to the same email address to use the credit in the future).

The schedule for Big Creek Lumber is going up on velopromo.com, and is the same as for the Oakland Grand Prix – with a smaller prize list and entry fee for the 1/2/Pro and Women 1/2 races. The course is flat, shady, and has two 90 degree right turns and one long 180 curve.

My apologies for the last minute change. Please spread the word. I hope to do Oakland later in the year, date TBA. For more information on why this change was necessary, click here. I welcome your comments on how this could have been handled better next time, at velopro1@sonnet.com.

----Robert Leibold

 

          Thursday, June 3:    June 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, June 14th  

 

 

The June NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, June 14th from 7-9pm.

To attend in person:

Courtyard by Marriott – Livermore
2929 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 243-1000
 
To attend remotely (WebEx Instructions):

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=145548392&UID=490922617&PW=NNWRmZjQ5N2Nk&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting. (Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.)

For assistance:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

 

          Saturday, May 29:    NCNCA 2010 Junior Track Championships - Registration Open  

 

 

The 2010 NCNCA Junior Track Championships will be Saturday & Sunday, June 12th & 13th at Hellyer Park Velodrome in San Jose. Registration is currently open. To register, click here. You can also visit the official race website or check out the posted flyer.

 

          Monday, May 10:    May 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, May 10th  

 

 

The May NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, May 10th from 7-9pm.

To attend in person:

Courtyard by Marriott – Livermore
2929 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 243-1000
 
To attend remotely (WebEx Instructions):

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=144685477&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting. (Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.)

For assistance:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

 

          Thursday, April 29:    NCNCA Tech Preview at May 2nd Masters' District Crit Champs  

 

 

Not only will Pleasanton be the site of some stellar racing this Sunday, but the NCNCA will be rolling out some high-tech timing equipment for the Masters' District Crit Champs to give riders (and spectators) a sense of what the future might hold for bike racing in the district.

Thanks to technology from IBM, One2Go Events (FinishLynx) and Times 7 Timing, you'll get to see an excellent finish line (chip) timing demonstration, including digital projection (for easy viewing) with lap times posted post-race.

If you've been wondering what's out there in terms of race timing tech, here's your chance to see it up close and personal – this Sunday in Pleasanton.

 

          Monday, April 19:    Two Race Cancellations (1 Road, 1 MTB)  

 

 

Two cancellations just announced:

MTB: Iron Angels Mtn Bike Race, April 24-25

Road: Gold Nugget Junior Stage Race, June 25-27

 

          Monday, April 19:    April 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, April 19th  

 

 

The April NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, April 19th at 7pm. Click here for a copy of the meeting agenda. To attend in person:

Courtyard Marriott
750 Motel Drive
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 725-1221
 
To attend remotely (WebEx Instructions):

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=136734517&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting. (Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.)

For assistance:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

 

          Tuesday, March 30:    Message from NCNCA BOD Regarding Fatality at Warnerville  

 

 

As you may have heard from the newspaper reports, tragedy hit our community on Sunday at the Warnerville Road Race near Oakdale. Unexpectedly, it involved not a racer but three of the many dedicated people who help make our races possible. Jeremy Regalado and two other individuals were electrocuted while setting up a communications antenna before the race. For Jeremy, the injuries were fatal.

We wish to send our condolences to Jeremy's family and many friends -- he was well-liked and a friendly face on race mornings. NCNCA has set up a matching fund for donations. Individuals and clubs providing donations will be matched dollar for dollar of their giving up to the first $5,000 given. The Regalado Family is now our extended family and would appreciate our support at this difficult time. Link to donate through SportsBaseOnline:

https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/events/index.xhtml?categoryId=26212

Sportsbase Online has waived all fees, so that 100% of the money donated can go to Jeremy's family.

Individuals wishing to give by mail can send a check written to 'NCNCA' and designated for 'Jeremy Regalado' in the memo line to:

NCNCA
C/O: Tad Borek
703 Market St. Suite 1014
San Francisco, CA 94103-2120

Jeremy Regalado Memorial Services
Friday April 9, 2010 12:00 PM

Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home
225 Rose Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone Number: (209) 532-3131

–The NCNCA Board of Directors

 

 

          Thursday, March 25:    Women's Track Clinic @ Hellyer, May 22 & 23  

 

 

This May, there will be a two-day women's track clinic at Hellyer Velodrome (in San Jose), taught by Masters Track National Champion Annabell Holland. If you're interested in track racing but haven't completed your three Saturdays to be eligible, this clinic is for you! It satisfies the "Three Saturday Beginner Class" requirement.

After the weekend, you'll be prepared and certified to race the track, plus you'll be eligible to race in the "Get-Ready-for-Summer" race on Saturday, May 29th – with separate Cat 3 and Cat 4 women's track races. It's part of the Bay Area Women's Cycling (BAWC) series.

For more information, check out the pdf: Women's Track Clinic info

 

          Wednesday, March 24:    How to Race Safely - Guide/Tips Available at NCNCA.org  

 

 

There's been a lot of talk on the NCNCA Forum about bike crashes while racing, how to best avoid them, and the general dangers of sudden maneuvers in a pack. We thought you might want to check out our reference doc: How to Race Safely on the Road. It's got lots of great info for racers – both new and old. Know a new racer? Let them know about it.

If you're looking for it in the future, you'll find it under the Riders section on the Site Map page.

 

          Friday, March 12:    Madera Stage Race Interim Results/Add'l Cat 5 Race Added to DT Davis Crit  

 

 

Ken Hernandez, our results guru, has agreed to make interim Madera Stage Race Results available online this Saturday evening (3/13). He will make a post to the NCNCA Listserv with the link when the results are official. For those of you who want to be prepared for their release, copy and save this link, because it's where the results will be:

http://www.ncnca.org/road/2010/MaderaResults.html

In other news, the Cal Aggie Cycling DT Davis Crit has just added a second Cat 5 race, so if you're a Cat 5 who wanted in... now's your chance! You can register here:

http://bit.ly/a2KlVk

Have a great weekend!

 

          Thursday, March 4:    Questions on the Upgrading Process – Check Our FAQ  

 

 

When the time comes to move up a category, most riders have questions. If it's your first time upgrading, you probably have a few. Luckily, we have an Upgrade FAQ right here on the NCNCA.org website. It's chock full of the info you need, including details on how to properly format a résumé for an upgrade request, which is pretty important.

We've made the Upgrade FAQ easy to find – from the NCNCA.org home page, if you click on the Site Map button near the top and then look for the section marked Riders on the page it takes you to, you'll see a link called Upgrade FAQ. Click it, and you've got the info you need.

 

          Wednesday, March 3:    March 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, March 8th  

 

 

The March NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, March 8th at 7pm. To attend in person:

Pleasanton Marriott Courtyard
5059 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 463-1414
 
To attend remotely (WebEx Instructions):

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=134923922&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting.

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

 

          Monday, March 1:    Link to SBO Registration for DT Davis Crit Corrected  

 

 

We noticed that our link to the Downtown Davis Criterium's SBO registration only directed people to Men's registration. We corrected it so that the link takes you to registration for both Men and Women. If you're a woman interested in the DT Davis Criterium, this is the SBO registration link you might have been looking for:

https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/events/index.xhtml?categoryId=23167&conversationId=95371

 

          Saturday, February 27:    SBO Info: Waiting List, Moves, Category Changes & Velopromo Events  

 

 

As the season gets going, Dirk over at Sportsbase Online (SBO) wants to make sure that some vital info is out there regarding waitlist procedures and category changes. You can read the text below, or grab the same info in pdf form here: sbowaitlist2010.pdf

A Quick Overview of the Registration and Wait List Procedures and Category Changes

After you have completed your registration you will receive a confirmation email and your name will immediately appear on the Registered Athletes page.

If a category is full and wait lists are added, you will be added to the Registered Athletes page with a (W) next to your name: however, your credit card will not be billed.

If a spot becomes available, you will be removed from the wait list and added to the category and your credit card will be billed to correct amount. You will receive an email confirmation and your name will appear on the Registered Athletes page.

If you are on a wait list and no longer wish to be you can remove yourself by following these steps:

  • Go to www.sportsbaseonline.com
  • In the upper right hand corner select Profile
  • Enter your Username and Password and click "+Login"
  • On the left hand side of the screen is an option to View Your Events
  • Any Joined Wait Lists will be listed with a button to Remove From List to the right
  • Click on Remove From List
  • Confirm that you are removing yourself from the correct wait list and click "+Confirm"

If you request a category change your credit card will reflect a credit for the current category and a new charge for the new category. This allows for categories with different pricing to be billed correctly.

For Velo Promo Events Only:

If you can no longer compete in a Velo Promo event, you can request a credit by sending an email with your name, the event you are not competing in, and your category to Velopromo@sportsbaseonline.com. You will be sent confirmation that you have been removed from the event and a credit issued. There will also be instructions on how to redeem your credit.

Requests are processed immediately upon being received so please be sure before you send the email.

 

          Friday, February 5:    February 2010 NCNCA Meeting on February 22nd at 7pm  

 

 

The February NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, February 22nd from 8:30pm - 9:00pm at the Central Park Visitor Center Conference Room in Fremont (40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy). Click here for a map. You may also participate in the meeting via Webex.

How to Gain Access to the Meeting:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=134467022&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting.

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

The February NCNCA Association meeting agenda can be found here: http://www.ncnca.org/docs/newsarchive/agendafeb2010.pdf

 

          Thursday, February 4:    From USA Cycling: Radios Now Banned in All USAC Road & Track Races  

 

 

In response to a request from the UCI that radios be banned in all national calendar races, the USCF Board of Trustees met and amended the rule regarding the use of race radios in all USA Cycling sanctioned road and track races. Radios will now be banned in all USA Cycling road and track races.

In 2010, race radios will only be allowed for use by teams and riders in UCI Category HC or Category 1 races in the U.S. per UCI regulations.

For the full article, click here.

 

          Wednesday, February 3:    List of Recent Upgrades Now Posted  

 

 

The NCNCA Board would like to congratulate riders who have recently upgraded. Please take a moment to view the Recent Upgrades and join us in congratulating these teammates/friends/fellow racers.

 

          Tuesday, February 2:    Races Results Posted for Folsom Early Bird Crit (1/30)  

 

 

Race results for the Folsom Early Bird Crit (1/30) are now up. You can link to them via the Road calendar or jump directly to them here: http://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?event=2010-242.

 

          Monday, February 1:    Upgrade Requests – Log In at USACycling.org (Please Don't Email NCNCA.org)  

 

 

We've been getting a lot of upgrade requests by email at NCNCA HQ, so we thought we'd post a quick reminder that all CAT2, CAT3, and CAT4 upgrade requests should be submitted using the on-line system at http://www.usacycling.org – not via email. More details here: http://www.ncnca.org/docs/upgrade/. Thanks.

 

          Monday, February 1:    Chico Stage Race Registration Now 2/5; 1/31 Races - Results Posted  

 

 

For those of you who were planning on registering for the Chico Stage Race (4/17-18) today, registration will now open this Friday (2/5). Also, both of yesterday's races (Sun, 1/31) have their results posted - you'll find them via the Road calendar, or you can click these links to get results for the Cal Aggie Criterium and the Early Bird Criterium.

 

          Friday, January 29:    NCNCA Premier Series Schedule Posted  

 

 

The schedule for the NCNCA Premier Series has been posted to the Series Calendar, and Premier Series icons have been added where appropriate on the Road Calendar.

 

          Thursday, January 28:    Candidate Statements for Candidates for Vice President (NCNCA)  

 

 

There is an upcoming election to fill the office of NCNCA Vice President. Below you'll find links to the candidate statements we've received so far:

Ron Castia

Eric Petersen

Jess Raphael

 

          Wednesday, January 27:    BAR/BAT Updated, Club Page Updated  

 

 

Tonight we updated the BAR/BAT standings – they're now current through the Early Bird Road Race on 1/23. You can get to the standings by finding the appropriate link in the Series section at the bottom of the Sitemap page. We also refreshed the list of NCNCA Member Clubs to reflect recent registrations.

 

          Tuesday, January 26:    2009 NCNCA District Champions and Series Race Calendars Posted  

 

 

Just posted - the official 2009 NCNCA District Champions list:

http://ncnca.org/docs/promoters/district_champions_2009.shtml " target="_blank">http://ncnca.org/docs/promoters/district_champions_2009.shtml

Also, we've got the calendars for the various race series:

http://www.ncnca.org/road/2010/series.shtml

If you're wondering if a race on the Road calendar is part of a series, there are icons to the far right of the race listing, and you can click through to the series calendars with the link at the top of the Road page.

 

          Friday, January 22 - 11:30pm:    Early Bird Road Race Going Ahead as Scheduled (Not Cancelled)  

 

 

If you're registered for, or planning on racing in, the Early Bird RR in Patterson tomorrow morning, the race is planned to go off on time. The roads are open (as of 9pm), a County crew will clear any rock from the road at 3am, and Velo Promo will have a crew in front of the first riders in the event. As the Velo Promo site says, "A slide in the morning could still close things, but we'll be there ready to start. Weather itself looks good."

If you're looking for an update in the morning, feel free to check the Velo Promo site or this page. If conditions and/or race status changes, we'll get an update out.

 

          Wednesday, January 20:    Apple Pie Crit Cancelled  

 

 

We just got word that, due to permitting issues, the Apple Pie Crit won't be held on February 6th as planned. It's listed as "postponed" on the Road race calendar because the promoter is attempting to have the event later in the year (possibly April). The word from Rene Goncalves:

"The Colavita Baci NorCal team will either give you a Credit for a future event, or a refund. You can ask via BikeReg for a refund, or email me, and I will forward to the team for a refund. If you want a credit for a future event, please let me know, so I can make a note of it... I am working with the city of Petaluma for a new venue... Please accept my and the Colavita Team's apology and we hope to see you at our other events."

 

          Friday, January 15:    2010 BAR/BAT Info Now Available (Rules, Schedule, etc.)  

 

 

We've been getting lots of requests for the 2010 BAR/BAT information, and we're happy to say that it's now up on the site! You'll find everything you need via the links at the bottom of the page found here: http://www.ncnca.org/docs/.

 

          Friday, January 8:    Clubs & Teams, Come Out to Meet the Teams Day, January 24th  

 

 

Clubs & teams – plan to join us at the Early Bird Criterium Training Series on Sunday, January 24th for Meet the Teams Day. Bring a tent and spend the day. This is a great way to showcase your club, socialize with other racers, and meet potential recruits! With the record number of EB participants this week, there are lots of men, women, and juniors who will be interested in knowing who YOU are and why your club is unique.

For more information, go here: http://www.ncncaracing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2009

 

          Tuesday, January 5:    January 2010 NCNCA Meeting on January 11th at 7pm  

 

 

Monday, January 11th we will hold the monthly NCNCA meeting at the Central Park Visitor Center Conference Room (40000 Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont) from 7-9pm. For a map with this month's meeting location, click here. We'll broadcast the audio from the meeting at: http://www.stickam.com/ncnca. Tad Borek will moderate the on-line attendees and will also try to relay comments from people in the chat room.

The meeting agenda has been posted online – you'll find it here.

 

          Tuesday, January 5:    NCNCA Listserv Has Moved/How to Sign Up  

 

 

The NCNCA Listserv has moved. It is now a function of the "NCNCA" Yahoo Group. If you'd like to be added to the listserv, it's easy to request being added, just go to: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/NCNCA/ and click "Join This Group!"

 

          Wednesday, December 30:    Early Bird Crit Series Mentor Training, Saturday (January 2nd)  

 

 

Happy New Year - the start of the 2010 racing season is almost here. The Early Bird Criterium 5-week training series starts on Sunday, January 3rd (for more info on the series, click here).

To ensure that all of our mentors are on the same page we are holding the Early Bird Mentor Training event on Saturday for Category 1/2/3/4 and pro riders. Please note that a Category 4 mentor must attend this session to mentor during this series.

What: Early Bird Mentor Training
Why: To train mentors to give the new racer an excellent "first impression"
When: Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 from 3 to 5pm. A two hour session for mentors to share their skill strengths and question/answer period in hopes to improve our program.
Where: Corner 1 of the Early Bird course (Campus and Dumbarton Circle in Fremont, just off Hwy 84, east of the Dumbarton bridge) park up at the end of the cul de sac on Campus Ct.
How: On your bike, with warm clothes, ideas and questions.

Two concentrated areas, and one outcome goal for the day:
 
Concentrated Areas:
1) sticking to the curriculum and not letting new rider questions take you away from the core of the learning
2) effectively demonstrating the skills that the new riders are about to learn

Outcome Goal:
Volunteers on January 2nd will be "classified" and/ or self-selected into one of three groups:
1) Guest Speakers
2) Leaders
3) Mentors
* Experienced and new mentors (Pro/ Cat 1 through 3) should attend the Jan. 2 meeting if they want to be a leader.
* New mentors (Cat 4): MUST attend the Jan. 2 meeting if they wish to be a mentor.

Thank you for attending our mentoring clinic on January 2nd. We appreciate your willingness to improve and support the 2010 Early Birds.

–The Early Bird Team: Laurie Fenech, Laurel Green, Alan Atha and Larry Nolan

 

          Tuesday, December 1:    NCNCA Club Membership Application/Renewal (Online) Opens at 12:30pm  

 

 

If you've been waiting to renew or establish your club's NCNCA membership, the wait ends today! Starting at 12:30pm, you can complete your club's membership application/renewal online at Sportsbase Online. All you need to do is follow this link:

http://new.sportsbaseonline.com/events/index.xhtml?categoryId=16773

 

          Tuesday, December 1:    2010 Early Bird Criterium Training Series  

 

 

If you're looking to learn some criterium racing skills that will help you relax and ride faster, check out the just-released details on the Early Bird Criterium Training Series:

http://www.ncncaracing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1979

And if you're interested in helping out, the series relies on its volunteer base. New for 2010, they're holding a meeting at the Early Bird course for experienced racers that want to mentor. Details can be found by following the link above.

 

          Tuesday, December 1:    2010 NCNCA Calendar Has Been Posted  

 

 

As promised, the NCNCA 2010 Calendar has been posted. You'll find it by clicking here or clicking over to the Road page. We'll be adding more information to the calendar as we get it (e.g. online registration links, contact phone numbers, flyers).

If you're a person, promoter or club putting on one of the races, when you get additional info, please pass it along to webmaster@ncnca.org. Thanks!

 

          Friday, November 6:    2010 NCNCA Officer Election Results  

 

 

The results are in! Here are your new NCNCA Officers for 2010:

President: Lorri Lee Lown
Vice President: Michael Hernandez
Treasurer: Tad Borek
Secretary: Robert Leibold

 

Thanks to everyone who voted, a big thanks to everyone who ran and congratulations to our new officers! For complete voting results, click here.

 

          Monday, November 2:    2010 NCNCA Race Scheduling Meeting  

 

 

The 2010 NCNCA Race Scheduling Meeting will be on Monday, November 2nd. The location for the meeting is:

Orinda Library Gallery Room
Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563-2519
(925) 254-2445

The meeting will start at 7pm. For those of you who don't want to battle traffic to get to the meeting, the location is very near the Orinda BART station. In addition to the race scheduling, it will be the last chance for clubs to cast their vote in the 2010 NCNCA officer election. Clubs that haven't voted online and who have their NCNCA delegate at the meeting can cast their vote at the meeting. Note that only a club's official delegate can cast the vote. When clubs join NCNCA they are asked to list a NCNCA delegate and an alternate delegate. A club can change their delegate if they submit notice in writing to the NCNCA secretary (Robert Leibold) before the start of the meeting.

Casey plans to broadcast the audio from the race scheduling meeting at http://www.stickam.com/ncnca_kc, but be aware that the broadcast might not happen for various reasons (such as: Stickam servers not working, Casey's computer dies, the wireless broadband card dies, etc.). Casey will also try to relay comments people in the chat room make to the live meeting, but priority will be given to the happenings at the live meeting.

 

Due to the extra time needed for the election, we will only be dealing with the Election, the race scheduling and possibly the BAR/BAT awards.

 

          Tuesday, October 20:    2010 NCNCA Officer Elections: List of Candidates, Candidate Statements  

 

 

We've got your information for the 2010 NCNCA Elections. Get a list of candidates and see the candidate statements by visiting this link: http://wordpress.ncncaracing.com/?p=1361.

 

          Thursday, October 12:    October NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, October 12th  

 

 

Monday, October 12th we will hold the October NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

 

          Wednesday, September 30:    Please Take the Masters Women BAR/BAT Survey  

 

 

Attention women racers: To help develop a proposal to re-instate the Masters Women's BAR/BAT for 2010, which will be submitted to the NCNCA Board of Directors, please fill out the survey linked to below.

Feel free to share this link with the women on your teams and individual racers who might be interested. Thanks!

Link to Survey

 

          Friday, September 25:    2010 NCNCA Race Scheduling & Cal Cup 2009 Final Standings  

 

 

We are now starting the process of planing out the 2010 race schedule. The first step is for promoters to submit their date requests. Download the date request form here – you'll also find it in the Promoters section of the NCNCA.org Site Map page. Instructions for submitting completed request entries are at the bottom of the form. It's important that we have an email address for a representative for each race so we can send this representative updated Info during the scheduling process.

If you know someone who is planning on doing a race next year who isn't on the NCNCA forum or email list please pass this information on to them.

All races in the 2009 California Cup have been completed and the final standings are in! To see the results of this year's competition, click here.

 

          Thursday, September 10:    September NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, September 14th  

 

 

Monday, September 14th we will hold the September NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

 

          Thursday, September 10:     Report from Starla Teddergreen, NCNCA Travel Grant Recipient

 

 

A little while back, the NCNCA awarded Starla Teddergreen a travel grant so she could participate in the USAC Women's Development Program in Europe. If you want to see how things are going for her overseas, check out her first report from Europe.

 

          Monday, August 10:     August NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, August 10

 

 

Monday, August 10th we will hold the August NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

 

          Monday, July 13:     July NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, July 13

 

 

Monday, July 13th we will hold the July NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

 

          Wednesday, June 24:     Report #2 from Lindsay Myers (in Europe) – NCNCA Travel Grant Recipient

 

 

Lindsay Myers is participating in the USAC Women's Development Program in Europe. Here's her latest report.

 

          Monday, June 22:     Report from Lindsay Myers (in Europe) – NCNCA Travel Grant Recipient

 

 

Back in March, the NCNCA awarded Lindsay Myers a travel grant so she could participate in the USAC Women's Development Program in Europe. If you want to see how things are going for her overseas, check out her first report from the road.

 

          Monday, June 8:     June NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, June 8

 

 

Monday, June 8th we will hold the June NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

 

          Sunday, May 17:     Road Series & MTB Calendars Updated; New 'Jump To' Links

 

 

The road series calendar has been updated and series logos have been added next to races on the road calendar – this includes dates for the 'Ville and Cal Cup Series. The mountain bike calendar recently underwent a massive overhaul and now includes MTB races through December. For easier navigation 'jump to' links have been added to the road calendar, so you can jump right to the month you're interested in without having to scroll.

 

          Monday, May 11:     May NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, May 11

 

 

Monday, May 11th we will hold the May NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

 

          Friday, March 27:     New Official's Clinic – Apr. 26th, Soulsbyville

 

 

Every club should have at least two officials; here's your chance to become one! On April 26th, Sunday, in Soulsbyville, Robert Leibold will conduct a New Official's Seminar and Test.

There'll be a seminar on Sunday from 8:30am-5pm, covering road, track, cyclocross and mountain bike racing (location: Velo Promo, 19780 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, CA 95372 – 1.3 miles off Hwy 108 & 6 miles above Sonora). This will be followed by the open-book new officials test.

To sign up, contact Robert at velopro1@sonnet.com or call (209) 533-4996. The USAC rulebooks and official's manual Pt I are available online at https://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=369. For the test it is encouraged that people put the online rulebooks on their laptops and then use a laptop during the test. It's much easier to search for certain keywords using the search function than to scroll through page after page. If a 2009 or 2008 USAC rulebook is available, that should also be brought to the seminar and test.

For more information, click here.

 

          Monday, April 13:     Davis Chosen for U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

 

 

Davis will be the new home of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, which is relocating from Somerville, NJ.

"We're very excited that the Bicycling Hall of Fame will move to Davis, which hosted the first Amgen Tour of California stage earlier this year" said Caroline Beteta, president & CEO of the California Travel & Tourism Commission and the U.S. Travel Association.

In a brief statement by President Dan Kehew, the California Bicycle Museum Board of Directors thanked the Davis community, the City of Davis, and the University of California, Davis for supporting the relocation proposal, which will involve integration with the California Bicycle Museum and thus a relocation to a larger facility in Davis. City of Davis officials are still in negotiations with several local facilities and will announce the new location for the museums within the next several weeks.

Dawn Wylong, president of the Hall of Fame, said that overwhelming Davis support for cycling tipped the scales. "The Davis community is passionate about bicycles, at every level, in every aspect of cycling," Wylong said. "In Davis, the Hall of Fame will be celebrated and appreciated for what it represents."

To read more, click here.

 

          Monday, April 13:     April NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, April 13

 

 

Monday, Apr. 13th we will hold the April NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

 

          Friday, March 27:     New USAC Official's Clinic – Apr. 4th & 5th, Santa Cruz

 

 

Every club should have at least two officials; here's your chance to become one! On April 4 & 5 in Santa Cruz, Robert Leibold will conduct a New Official's Seminar and Test.

There'll be a seminar on Saturday from 9 am to 5:30 pm, covering road, track, cyclocross and mountain bike racing (location: Louden Nelson Center, Laurel and Center Streets, downtown Santa Cruz - four blocks from SC Sclassic Criterium course). On Sunday, trainees will work with the regular officials at the Santa Cruz Criterium in Santa Cruz, and then take the open-book new official's test during the final event of the day.

To sign up, contact Robert at velopro1@sonnet.com or call (209) 533-4996. For more information, click here

 

          Sunday, March 8:     March NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, March 9

 

 

Monday, Mar. 9th we will hold the March NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

 

          Wednesday, March 4:     BAWC Series at the MPGP

 

 

The 2009 BAWC Series begins Sunday with the Menlo Park Grand Prix!

The first of 9 Series races, the Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix p/b Hawk Relay is the place to be next Sunday! In addition to the Category 4 and Category 3 Series races, the MPGP will also offer a Women's 1/2/3 race this year. This is a rare opportunity for category 3 women to race twice in one day, and a great chance for women's teams to all race and support their teammates in all categories!

For the Category 4 and Category 3 Series races, BAWC will add to the already great prize lists:
·$50 "team primes" in each race, with Left Coast Racing Team sponsoring the Category 4 primes and Team Roaring Mouse sponsoring the Category 3 primes
·Crocs gift certificate primes
·Zambrano Coffee primes and podium prizes
·Urban Oasis gift certificates
·additional cash for each podium place, sponsored by NCNCA

Pre-registration for the MPGP ends Wednesday evening. Register online now, compete in the Series, and support the Menlo Park Grand Prix!

The 2009 Women's Racing Series, run by Bay Area Women's Cycling and sponsored by NCNCA, is a points series with individual and team competitions. Points are automatically awarded to women who enter the category 3 and 4 Series races. Team points are awarded when two or more women from the same team compete in the same Series race. To learn more, visit our web site: http://bawcycling.com/series.html.

 

          Wednesday, February 18:     Snelling Alerts

 

 

Snelling road race will have chip timing/results this year.

This means there will be two steps to registration. (1) You will need to get in line for registration as usual (show license, sign/turn in form, pick up numbers), and then (2) go to the chip desk, to pick up your timing chip. There will be people there to help put them on your bike, so bring your bike to that line. Immediately following finishing (or dropping out), go to the station just off the loop before returning to Snelling town to have your chip removed. Do not cross the finish line backwards after finishing; it will give you a later finish.

Alert: the start order has changed.

 

          Wednesday, February 18:     BAR/BAT and JPS standings posted

 

 

The BAR/BAT and Junior Points Series standings have been updated.

Check out the BAR women, BAR men and BAT (overall and by category) standings today!

Check out the Junior Points Series standings today!

 

          Wednesday, February 11:     Butterfly Criterium Advocacy

 

 

A memo to the NCNCA community from Bruce Skidmore, race director for the Butterfly Criterium:

PACIFIC GROVE CITY COUNCIL
Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Council Chambers - City Hall - 300 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

We are pleased to announce that the Butterfly Criterium currently scheduled for Sunday, May 31, 2009, is now on the Pacific Grove City Council agenda for Wednesday, February 18, 2009. We already have the support of all downtown PG organizations and this is the last step in the approval process to bring back this storied race to our community. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm and we are currently projecting to have our issue discussed and hopefully approved under "new items" around 7:30 pm. The agenda will be posted on the city's website by 5:00 pm this Friday where we may have an updated time for our agenda item.

It is extremely important that we have a large showing of local support for this event. The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce and the Ghost Tree Racing Team is requesting all area cyclists and their families/children show up to show their support by attending this meeting. Cyclists are requested to wear appropriate team cycling shirts, vests or jackets. Please also distribute this email to all interested parties across the cycling community.

Here is the link to PG City Council meeting guidelines

For more information, please contact any of the following Ghost Tree Racing Team officials:
Kip Evans, Director of Communications, cell 831-601-9042, email kip@kipevansphotography.com
Jon Shoemaker, Sponsorship Director, email shoemakerfloors@yahoo.com
Andrew Leisner, President, cell 831-233-1700, email aleisner@mac.com
Bruce Skidmore Race Director, Cell: 831.233.0437, Bruce@mccvb.org

 

          Thursday, January 22:     NorCal High School MTB League Events

 

 

Gear and Lycra Drive: Your old gear can get a second life and help out new League riders. We will be collecting equipment at Early Bird Race #4 on January 24th. Gear can also be dropped off at any Official League Shop (or the film screenings).

Movie screening: A fabulous documentary, "Road to Roubaix." This film puts the 2007 Paris-Roubaix, the most famous one-day spring classic, into historical perspective mixing old footage with new. The movie is showing in Larkspur, Berkeley, Palo Alto, and Folsom before and during the Tour of California. Between now and January 24th everyone gets two tickets for the price of one! Click here for tickets and information.

 

          Monday, January 12:     January NCNCA BOD meeting

 

 

Monday, Jan. 12th we will hold the January NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read to the meeting.

 

          Monday, January 12:     2009 Junior Points Series

 

 

The 2009 NCNCA Junior Points Series has been posted.

          Friday, December 12:     2009 Road Calendar

 

 

The 2009 NCNCA Road Calendar has been posted. (This is still provisional. Expect changes.)

Happy Training!

 

          Wednesday, December 10:     2009 Early Bird Clinics and Races

 

 

The organizers of the Early Bird Clinics and Races have big things planned for 2009.

In addition to the "new racer mentoring clinic," there will be an "advanced skills clinic"; a junior race; a new women's Cat 3 / Men's Cat. 3 / 4 category; and a new time slot for the Cat 1/2/3 event. All of these changes are being made so that all racers and mentors can treat January for what it truly should be: a chance to work on the fundamentals of cycling, get comfy in a pack of cyclists and learn a few things in a non-competitive race structure.

An "indoor clinic" (Get Ready to Race in 2009) will be held on Saturday, January 3rd in Fremont. This one hour clinic plus 30 minute Q&A will help new racers better understand what they can expect with the 5-week series, and what they can look forward to in their cycling career. (Seating is limited, and pre-registration is recommended.)

Want more information? See this recent post to the NCNCA listserv. (And consider signing up for this all-important source of news and updates!)

 

          Saturday, December 6:     December NCNCA BOD meeting

 

 

Monday, Dec. 8th we will hold the December NCNCA meeting at Marie Callendar's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read to the meeting.

 

          Thursday, November 20:     2009 NCNCA Race Calendar (draft)

 

 

The first three months of the 2009 NCNCA Road Calendar have been posted.

The calendar is provisional -- expect changes.

 

          Wednesday, November 19:     2009 NCNCA Club Membership

 

 

Register your club with NCNCA!

Complete the 2009 NCNCA club membership application online today through SportsBaseOnline.com.

A PDF version of the application is also available.

Get your Club application in by 12/5 to ensure that current contact info will be printed in the NCNCA Newsletter, to be distributed in January.

 

          Monday, November 3:     2009 Race Scheduling Meeting and BAR Awards Ceremony Reminder

 

 

The 2009 race scheduling meeting and 2008 BAR awards ceremony is tonight!

The meeting will be held tonight, Monday, November 3rd at 7 PM. The venue is at 299 Carlton Ave in San Bruno [map].

Audio broadcast of the meeting will begin around 7:20 PM.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 2008 NCNCA Best All-round Rider competition.

Cat 1/2 Men - Eric Wohlberg, Symmetrics
Cat 3 Men - Filip Vanacht, Easton/SugarCRM/Specialized
Cat 4 Men - Antonio Ricalde, Active Athlete/Squadra Ovest
Master 35+ 1/2/3 - Joel Robertson, Sierra Pacific Racing
Master 35+ 4/5 - Mac Carey, Synergy-Taleo
Master 45+ - Mark Caldwell, Morgan Stanley/24 Hr Fitness/Specialized
Master 55+ - David Stockwell, SJBC/SugarCRM
Women 1/2 - Jane Despas, Klein Real Estate
Women 3 - Janelle Kellman, Dolce Vita Cycling
Women 4 - April Hamlin, Velo Bella

 

          Friday, October 24:     2009 Race Scheduling Meeting

 

 

The 2009 race scheduling meeting will be held Monday, November 3rd at 7 PM. The venue is at 299 Carlton Ave in San Bruno [map].

 

          Wednesday, October 22:     BAR/BAT Final Standings

 

 

The final NCNCA BAR/BAT standings have been posted.

Check out the 2008 BAR women, BAR men and BAT (overall and by category) results today!

 

          Monday, October 6:     BAWC Road Racing Survey

 

 

You are invited to participate in a survey about your road race experiences and preferences. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

The goal of the survey is to gain insight into the general preferences and demographics of the racing community. Survey input will inform the design of the 2009 BAWC Series and will be shared with promoters of Northern California races. This survey is sponsored by Bay Area Women's Cycling and Dolce Vita Cycling.

 

          Thursday, October 2:     2009 Race Scheduling

 

 

We are now starting the process of planing out the 2009 race schedule. The first step is for promoters to submit their date requests. Promoters, complete the date request form and send it in per the instructions at the bottom of the page. It is important that we have an email address for a representative for each race so we can send this representative updated Info during the scheduling process.

 

          Sunday, September 28:     US Bicycling Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

 

 

A Special Evening with Levi Leipheimer
Less than 150 tickets remain for Cycling Hall of Fame's 2008 Induction Dinner
Davis, California - Sunday, November 2nd

Its sprint time if you want to enjoy a special evening with this year's inductees into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. Keynote speaker Levi Leipheimer will kick-off the evening, which includes a catered gourmet dinner (by Il Fornaio) and a room full of cycling's elite.

Please jump at your final chance to share this special evening with your family and friends (reserve your tickets now). Less than 150 tickets remain.

This is the first time the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will hold an induction ceremony on the West Coast -- a huge moment for Davis, California and everyone who loves cycling. This event would make a great date, company outing, or a memorable family experience. Please support it by buying tickets, or get a special price on a table for 8.

The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is inducting 4 more cycling greats: BMX Star Cheri Elliot, cycling advocate Mike Plant, historical legend Jimmy Walthour, and 5-time world champion Jeanne Golay. Come be inspired by their incredible stories and learn more about these inductees at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame website.

As a time bonus, the California Bicycle Museum (also located in Davis) is opening early and staying open late the entire weekend. So plan on checking out an incredible collection of bicycles spanning from 1823 to 2008 while you're in Davis.

 

          Tuesday, September 16:     BAR/BAT Standings Update

 

 

The NCNCA BAR/BAT points competition has only four events remaining and the race for top honors for some of the categories will come down to the wire.

BAT-Team Points by Category: In the Master 55+ category, only 5 points separate the top 3 spots (Webcor/Alto Velo, VOS Racing, SJBC/SugarCRM).

Men's BAR points: The Cat 4 BAR race is still up for grabs with Conrad Snover only 5 points behind the leader Antonio Ricalde but it can't get any closer for the Master 35+ 1/2/3 field. Teammates Brian Bosch and Joel Robertson are tied for 1st place with 243 points each. The Master 35+ 4/5 group is wide open with only 5 points separating the top 7 places.

Women's BAR points: The race for the Women 3 BAR is locked in a close battle with the top 3 riders separated by only 3 points. In the Women 4 field April Hamlin has a narrow 4 point lead over Lucia Mokres.

The races remaining are:
9/20 Everest Challenge Stage Race (double points)
9/20 Henleyville Road Race
9/21 Chico Criterium
9/27 Mt Tamalpais Hill Climb.

 

          Tuesday, September 2:     September NCNCA BOD meeting

 

 

Monday, Sept. 8th we will hold the September NCNCA meeting at Marie Callendar's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read to the meeting.

 

          Sunday, August 24:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

 

The BAR/BAT standings have been updated to reflect results through August 17 (Suisun Harbor Criterium).

Check out the BAR women, BAR men and BAT (overall and by category) standings today!

 

          Wednesday, August 20:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

 

The BAR/BAT standings have been updated to reflect results through August 9 (Carrera de San Rafael and Patterson Pass RR).

Check out the BAR women, BAR men and BAT (overall and by category) standings today!

 

          Saturday, August 9:     August NCNCA BOD meeting

 

 

Monday, August 11th we will hold the Aug NCNCA meeting at Marie Callendar's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read to the meeting.

 

          Thursday, August 7:     Midpoint of BAWC Series

 

 

Midpoint standings of the 2008 BAWC Series have been posted.

Following the Timpani Criterium, a mere two points separates the leaders in the Category 3 individual competition. 35 points separates the first 3 women in the Category 4 competition. While the first place teams in both categories have commanding leads, several clubs are neck and neck for the remaining podium positions in the team competition.

The Carrera de San Rafael is the next event in the series.

 

          Wednesday, July 30:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

 

The BAR/BAT standings have been updated to reflect results through July 20 (BBC Criterium).

Check out the BAR women, BAR men and BAT (overall and by category) standings today!

 

          Friday, July 11:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

 

The BAR/BAT standings have been updated to reflect results through July 6 (Vacaville GP).

Check out the BAR women, BAR men and BAT (overall and by category) standings today!

 

          Friday, July 11:     July NCNCA BOD meeting

 

 

Monday July 14th we will hold the July NCNCA meeting at Marie Callendar's restaurant in Concord [map].

 

We gather at 7 pm with the meeting starting around 7:20.

Audio from the meeting will be broadcast starting around 7:20. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages.

 

          Thursday, June 26:     Possible Cancellation of Golden Nuggest Stage Race

 

 

Due to poor air quality and local wildfires, the Golden Nugget Junior Stage Race may be cancelled. A decision will be made by this afternoon, Thursday, June 26.

Check the Velo Promo web site for updates on the race.

 

          Thursday, June 12:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

 

The BAR/BAT standings have been updated to reflect results through May 31 (ICCC Dash for Cash).

Check out the BAR women, BAR men and BAT (overall and by category) standings today!

 

          Saturday, May 31:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

 

The BAR/BAT standings have been updated to reflect results through May 18 (Panoche Valley and Modesto RRs).

Check out the BAR women, BAR men and BAT (overall and by category) standings today!

 

          Thursday, May 29:     JPS Standings Updated

 

 

The Junior Points Series standings have been updated.

The next and final event in the Series is the Mt. Diablo Hillclimb on June 22.

 

          Sunday, May 25:     BAWC Standings Updated

 

 

The 2008 Northern California Women's Racing Series, sponsored by the NCNCA, is well underway. Current standings have been posted, and the competition is tight in several categories.

The next race in the Series is on May 31: ICCC Dash for Cash, in Pleasanton, CA.

 

          Monday, May 12:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

 

The BAR/BAT standings have been updated to reflect results through the Cat's Hill Criterium.

Check out the BAR women, BAR men and BAT (overall and by category) standings today!

 

          Thursday, May 8:     Junior Points Series Standings Updated

 

 

The standings in the Junior Points Series have been updated. Current standings reflect results through last weekend's Cat's Hill Criterium. The next race in the series is the SugarCRM Memorial Day Criterium.

 

          Monday, April 28:     Winner Within Mentoring Programs

 

 

Mentoring programs for Women's Category 4 and Men's Category 5 races have been announced.

Mentors will focus on safe riding, pack skills, racing techniques, gear usage, bike fit, etc. in order to support novice racers. Mentors will wear orange safety vests and clothing provided by our program sponsor, Voler Team Apparel. All mentors are either current or former Category 1/2/3 racers. Mentors will not impact the outcome of a race and will be available afterward to answer questions, discuss race techniques and offer suggestions for improvement.

Laurie Fenech is coordinating the women's program, and Alan Atha is coordinating the men's.

 

          Monday, April 28:     Infineon Twilights Cancelled

 

 

The Infineon Tuesday twilights have been cancelled for the season. Currently, there are no plans for a Fall series.

 

          Tuesday, April 22:     2008 Bay Area Women's Cycling Series

 

 

Bay Area Women's Cycling (BAWC) announces its seventh annual "Northern California Women's Racing Series" sponsored by the Northern California Nevada Cycling Association.

This year's Racing Series will include the following races:

  • March 8 (Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix, Menlo Park)
  • Apr 26 (Wente Vineyards Road Race, Livermore)
  • May 17 (Kern County Stage Race, Bakersfield)
  • May 31 (ICCC Dash for Cash, Pleasanton)
  • Aug 3 (Timpani Criterium, Santa Clara)
  • Aug 9 (Carrera de San Rafael, San Rafael)
  • Sept 1 (Giro di San Francisco, San Francisco)

The Racing Series is a points series for female road bicycle racers in categories 4 and 3 (beginner and intermediate). Women do not need to register to participate. Anyone who competes in any of the races in the series automatically accumulates points for both the individual and team competitions.

Full details available at the BAWC FAQ and in today's press release.

 

          Tuesday, April 15:     Thursday Evening Clinics For Women

 

 

NorCal Velo Women's Cycling Team is offering a series of free on-the-bike skills clinics every Thursday evening for 5 weeks, May 1st - May 29th in Santa Rosa. Clinic topics will include: pacelines & eschelons, team time-trialing, cornering & counter-steering, criterium skills, sprinting, and much more! These clinics are open to women of all levels of experience.

Please contact Claire at norcalvelo {at} gmail.com for more information.

          Saturday, April 5:     Free Tuesday Twilights

 

 

This Tuesday Twilight race at Infineon Raceway is on BUT the track had some issues with getting timing equipment together. Because of this we are opening up the event for FREE this week. There will be no USCF points but ZteaM will run the event and score at least the top ten positions just for fun. ZteaM will make even make it instructive for any newer rider who wants to get their feet wet at racing.

Please understand that the track does not charge their normal fee (as they do for motor events) for use of the track, so please be patient until we work out the bugs with timing/scoring.

Again, it is free, so come on out.
Track opens Tuesday at 5 PM.

 

          Thursday, April 3:     Nature Valley Pro Ride

 

 

The Wente Vineyards Road Race has been named as a regional qualifier for the Nature Valley Grand Prix (June 11 -- 15). Category 1 men and Category 1 & 2 women are eligible to win a trip to the Nature Valley GP to race on the Nature Valley composite team. More information available at the Nature Valley Pro Ride web site.

 

          Wednesday, March 12:     Kristy Gough and Matt Peterson Memorial Ride

 

 

Team Roaring Mouse Cycles and Third Pillar Racing Team are holding a joint memorial ride this Saturday March 15th, to honor the lives of Kristy Gough and Matt Peterson, our two teammates killed on Steven's Creek Canyon last Sunday while on a training ride. We welcome friends, family, fellow cyclists and all those whose lives have been touched by Matt and Kristy. Our ride will include a visit to the site of the crash site for those to share their memories.

When: Saturday, March 15th

Where: Leaving from Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 [Google map]

Time: Meet at 2:30pm, ride by 3pm

Length: 30-45 minutes to the crash site. Base pace (ie, mellow). No drop.

Route [Google route map]:

  • Start @ Foothill College (Parking Lot #1, near the football stadium)
  • Left on El Monte
  • Right on Foothill Expressway
  • Continue on Steven's Creek Canyon
  • Return

 

**We kindly request you do NOT drive out to the crash site during this time, as we need to keep cars to a minimum in the area, given the road conditions.

**Press are welcome to attend, however we request respect during our ride. It would mean the most to us if press were to accompany us on their bikes, as we are all cyclists this week.

Also, please share your memories of Kristy and Matt at their memorial Web sites.

 

          Monday, March 10:     Updates to BAR/BAT and JPS posted

 

 

NCNCA BAR/BAT standings have been posted. These reflect points earned through the Menlo Park Grand Prix.

Current standings for the Junior Points Series have also been posted. The next event in the series is the Copperopolis Road Race next weekend.

 

          Friday, January 18:     New USAC Upgrade Guidelines

 

 

USAC has just announced new upgrade guidelines. Now fields with as few as 5 riders can get some upgrade points and larger fields of 50+ get additional points and places for road races. Riders may want to review these new upgrade guidelines since riders who have high placings in smaller road races wil probably have a lot of additional upgrade points. This especially applies to older masters.

Other changes include:

  • Cat 3 riders who earn 40 upgrade points in a 12 month period earn an automatic upgrade
  • Cat 2 riders who earn 50 upgrade points in a 12 month period earn an automatic upgrade.
  • In a stage race a Cat 3 rider can only earn a maximum of 15 points towrards an upgrade. Cat 2 riders can only earn a maximum of 20 points towards an upgrade.
  • If a road race is to short to qualify for road race upgrade points but it is longer than the Crit minimum distance then the road race earns points under the criterium point schedule.
  • There is no rounding up of field sizes. If a race her 49 riders in the starting field then the winner only gets the points listed in the rules for a race with 21 to 50 riders in it.

All upgrade requests revieved form this date forward will be judged using the new upgrade guidelines.

Want help calculating your points? Christian Kearney has put together this handy USAC upgrade points tracking spreadsheet.

 

          Wednesday, January 2:     2008 Meet the Teams Day

 

 

Meet the Teams day will be held Sunday, January 27 at the Early Bird Criteriums in Fremont. This is a great recruitment opportunity for teams, as new and potentially unattached racers will be surveying the selection of teams.

Each team can get a 10x10 space on a first come, first served basis. Bring your awnings and goodies for hungry racers, and clean up your own mess. Sign-up with Robert Leibold (209.533.4996) by Monday, January 14.

Each team is responsible for cleaning up their area. In addition to taking down the awning, teams MUST dispose of their trash, etc. Please be attentive, and help ensure that we can return to Fremont for the EB series next year.

 

          Thursday, December 13:     2008 NCNCA Board of Directors

 

 

The 2008 NCNCA Board of Directors was elected at the December BOD meeting. Officers for the upcoming year are:

  • President: Casey Kerrigan
  • Vice President (Road): George Meilahn
  • Vice Presdient (MTB): Jim Crompton
  • Vice President (Medical): Katherine Hamilton
  • Secretary: Robert Leibold
  • Treasurer: Lorri Lee Lown

Contact information for officers is available here.

Welcome to our new and thank you to our departing board members.

 

          Sunday, December 2:     December NCNCA Board Meeting

 

 

These are the agenda items for the NCNCA Board meeting to be held on Monday, December 10, 2007.

  • Discuss Club Registration procedures.
  • Will there be a Club Challenge for '08?
  • Review BAR/BAT going into '08.
  • Elections of NCNCA Officers for '08.

Board members and any interested parties, please attend!!

The meeting will be held at 7 PM at Marie Callendar's restaurant in Concord.

 

          Saturday, December 1:     2008 NCNCA Road Calendar

 

 

A preliminary 2008 NCNCA Road Calendar is now available. Additions and changes may still be made.

 

 

          Wednesday, November 21:     2008 NCNCA Club Applications Online

 

 

Complete the 2008 NCNCA club membership application online today through SportsBaseOnline.com!

Remember to get your Club application in by 12/5 to ensure that current contact info will be printed in the NCNCA Newsletter, to be distributed in January.

 

 

          Monday, November 19:     NCNCA BOD meeting minutes

 

 

Minutes from the November NCNCA Board of Directors meeting are now available.

 

 

          Wednesday, November 7:     2007 BAR Trophies

 

 

Winners of the 2007 Best All-Around Rider (BAR) competition will be recognized at the 2008 race scheduling meeting. Ken Hernandez will present a trophy to the winner of each of the men's and women's competitions. Come show your support for these top area racers!

 

 

          Saturday, November 3:     2008 Club Applications Available

 

 

USAC and NCNCA club membership applications are now available.

The 2008 NCNCA Club Application is posted on the NCNCA web site. If you get your Club application in by 12/5, your Club's current contact info will be printed in the NCNCA Newsletter, to be distributed in January. Remember, your Club and any of its teams will not earn BAT points until the Club application is received.

Renew your club's USA Cycling membership online or by downloading and mailing this form. Contact our regoinal membership service coordinator at "west {at} usacycling.org" with questions about USAC membership.

 

 

          Wednesday, October 31:     2008 NCNCA Annual Newsletter

 

 

NCNCA will print and mail an annual newsletter and calendar to all USAC regsitered riders in late January. Deadline for ad and copy submission is December 5. Contact Robert Leibold at velopro1@sonnet.com for more information.

 

 

          Thursday, October 18:     2008 Race Scheduling meeting

 

 

The 2008 Race Scheduling meeting will take place on Nov 12th. The meeting will be held at the Scout House, 299 Carlton Ave, San Bruno, CA (see map). The meeting will start at 7 PM. The room has seating for 50 people, so late arrivals may find standing room only if we have a large turnout.

As always the meeting will go quicker and more smoothly if promoters submit their race date request in advance. Promoters who haven't already submitted their 2008 date request can send the info to Tom Simonson (tom@tsimonson.com) and Casey Kerrigan (casey@caseykerrigan.com) so we can have your race in the calendar.

 

 

          Thursday, October 18:     NCNCA BOD meeting minutes

 

 

Minutes from the October NCNCA Board of Directors meeting are now available.

 

 

          Saturday, October 6:     Final BAR/BAT Standings

 

 

Final standings for the 2007 Best All-around Rider (BAR) and Best All-around Team (BAT) competitions have been posted: BAR Men | BAR Women | BAT.

 

 

          Thursday, October 4:     October NCNCA meeting

 

 

These are the agenda items for the NCNCA Board meeting to be held on Monday, October 8, 2007.

  • Discuss purchase of additional computer.
  • 2008 Everest Challenge, state climbing championship?
  • Prepare for November scheduling meeting.
  • Updates by attending Board members.

Board members and any interested parties, please attend!!

The meeting will be held at 7 PM at Marie Callendar's restaurant in Concord.

 

         Saturday, September 22:   BAWC Final Results

 

 

Final 2007 BAWC standings have been posted. Congratulations to everyone who has participated in and supported the Bay Area Women's Cycling (BAWC) Series in 2007.

 

 

          Thursday, September 20:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

 

With only one weekend of racing remaining in the 2007 BAR/BAT season there are many heated battles not yet decided. With the exception of the Elite 1/2 and Master 45+ categories, there are less than 5 points separating 1st and 2nd place in every men's category and the top three in some of the Women's categories may change as well. Several of the Team competitions are also down to the wire. The Central Valley Cycling and EMC2/Vellum Cycles teams are tied for 2nd and 3rd place in the Master 35+ 4/5 category and Metromint Cycling hasn't given up on their attempt to pass Webcor/Alto Velo for 2nd place in the Women 3 Team Category.

Current BAR Men, BAR Women, and BAT standings have been posted.

 

 

          Wednesday, September 19:     NCNCA BOD meeting minutes

 

 

Minutes from the September NCNCA Board of Directors meeting are now available.

 

 

          Wednesday, September 12:     2007 NCNCA Premier Series Final Standings

 

  The final standings for the 2007 NCNCA Premier Series have been posted.

 

 

          Friday, September 7:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

  Standings for the 2007 Best All-around Rider (BAR) and Best All-around Team (BAT) competitions have been updated. The new standings reflect results through the University Road Race: BAR Men | BAR Women | BAT.

 

 

          Thursday, September 6:     September NCNCA meeting

 

 

These are the agenda items for the NCNCA Board meeting to be held on Monday, September 10, 2007.

  • increasing medical support at races

Plus the usual updates by the Board members present. Board members, please attend!!

The meeting will be held at 7 PM at Marie Callendar's restaurant in Concord.

 

          Monday, August 27:     Grand Finale of BAWC Series

 

 

The Metromint Giro di San Francisco, the grand finale of the 2007 BAWC Women's Cycling Series, is this holiday weekend. Now's the time to check your place and figure out who to mark during the final race, and see which of your friends you can congratulate for their participation and placings!

Full results through the first five races in the series have been posted. All category 3 and category 4 women who enter at the Metromint Giro will automatically be included in the individual results for the Series -- there is no additional requirement for participation. To try for the team competition, at least two women from the same team must enter the same race, so bring a teammate (or two)!

We'll see you on Monday, September 3 at the Giro!

 

 

          Friday, August 24:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

  Standings for the 2007 Best All-around Rider (BAR) and Best All-around Team (BAT) competitions have been updated. The new standings reflect results through the Esparto Time Trial: BAR Men | BAR Women | BAT.

 

 

          Monday August 6:     August NCNCA meeting

 

 

These are the agenda items for the NCNCA Board meeting to be held on Monday, August 13, 2007.

  • District vs. State terminology
  • Online reg review

Plus the usual updates by the Board members present. Board members, please attend!!

The meeting will be held at 7 PM at Marie Callendar's restaurant in Concord.

 

          Thursday July 12th:     NCNCA Premier Series Standings Updated

 

  Check out the current standings for the 2007 NCNCA Premier Series. This update reflects results from last weekend's Carrera de San Rafael. See you this Sunday in Lafayette!

 

 

          Tuesday July 10th:     2007 Cal Cup Series

 

 

Details on the 2007 California Cup have been posted. The 9 events in this year's Series are:

  • August 11, Saturday: Patterson Pass (Corral Hollow) Road Race, Tracy
  • August 12, Sunday: Esparto Time Trial, Esparto (PRE-ENTRY ONLY)
  • August 18, Saturday: Dunnigan Hills Road Race, Yolo (course tentative)
  • August 19, Sunday: Suisun Harbor Criterium, Suisun City
  • August 25, Saturday: San Ardo Road Race, San Ardo
  • August 26, Sunday: University Road Race, Santa Cruz
  • September 1, Saturday: Challenge Challenge Road Race, Yuba County
  • September 2, Sunday: Crockett Criterium, Crockett (course tentative)
  • September 3, Monday: Metromint Giro Di San Francisco

 

          Sunday July 8th:     July NCNCA meeting

 

 

These are the agenda items for the NCNCA Board meeting to be held on Monday, July 9, 2007.

  • Transportation quote for Bakersfield/Kern
  • Domain name for NCNCA staging site
  • Publicizing Board meeting minutes
  • Interbike promotion piece

Plus the usual updates by the Board members present. Board members, please attend!!

The meeting will be held at 7 PM at Marie Callendar's restaurant in Concord.

 

          Monday July 2:     BAR/BAT Standings Updated

 

  Standings for the 2007 Best All-around Rider (BAR) and Best All-around Team (BAT) competitions have been updated. The new standings reflect results through the Burlingame Criterium: BAR Men | BAR Women | BAT.

 

 

          Thursday June 28th:     NCNCA Premier Series Standings

 

  Check out the current standings for the 2007 NCNCA Premier Series. These reflect an exciting weekend of racing in Stockton and Burlingame and anticipate the upcoming Fremont Criterium, the next event in the Series.

 

 

          Monday June 4th:     June NCNCA meeting

 

  These are the agenda items for the NCNCA Board meeting to be held on 6/11/07.

- Discuss using Internet telephony for future NCNCA meetings
- Looking for a webmaster for ncnca.org
- Latest camera updates
- YE picnic discussion and planning

Plus the usual updates by the Board members present. Board members, please attend!!

The meeting will be held at Marie Callendar's restaurant in Concord, 7PM on 6/11.

 

          Tuesday May 29th:     Santa Rosa Twilights back on

 

  A new promoter has stepped up to take over the Santa Rosa Twilights series and to try and address all the concerns of the city and the property owners. The races have the same schedule as before and riders are asked to be sure to follow all the rules so the series can continue. There will be racing as usual tonight and every Tues night unless some new problems crop up.

 

          Tuesday May 29th:     Nor Cal/NV Junior Track Championships

 

  The Nor Cal/NV Junior Track champonships will take plae on June 16th at the Hellyer Park velodrome in San Jose. The Race flyer has more details. Online pre-reg closes on June 15th but there is the chance to register on race day. There is a limited supply of rental bikes available for juniors who don't have their own track bike.

 

          Tuesday May 29th:     Nor Cal/NV time Trial Championships for Elites and Masters

 

  The Northern California/Nevada Time Trial championships for elites and masters will be held at Sattley on June 10th. The event is pre-reg only and online registration closes on June 10th. See the online Reg link for more Info.

 

          Saturday April 7th:     Leipheimer domination continues

 

  Santa Rosa's Levi Leipheimer wins Copperopolis. When he's not being shadowed by the local media, or competing in our version of Paris-Roubaix (lite), Levi and his Discovery Channel Pro team stay busy by maintaining their lead in the USA Cycling Professional Tour.

 

          Thursday, April 5th:     National Championships Online Registration

 

  The USAC has opened National Championships online registration. Qualifiers are encouraged to register early as all categories are expected to fill quickly.

 

          Sunday, January 7th:     USAC Rule Changes

 

  USAC rule changes for 2007 include: junior gear limits, UCI-legal bikes, earpieces, race definitions, race permit approvals, stage race penalties, championship eligibility, masters age groups, team-limited races, officials' age, support vehicles, cyclocross obstacles, nationals courses, nationals qualifications, and more.

 

          Friday December 8th:     Record NCNCA Membership

 

 

As of Dec 8th there are over 4,000 licensed USCF racers in the NCNCA district. Our region's 4017 USCF riders represent 9.8% of total USCF membership. We are the largest local association in terms of number of USCF riders. All of California and Nevada combined has 7707 USCF riders.

          Saturday April 7th:     Leipheimer domination continues

 

  Santa Rosa's Levi Leipheimer wins Copperopolis. When he's not being shadowed by the local media, or competing in our version of Paris-Roubaix (lite), Levi and his Discovery Channel Pro team stay busy by maintaining their lead in the USA Cycling Professional Tour.

 

          Thursday, April 5th:     National Championships Online Registration

 

  The USAC has opened National Championship registration. Qualifiers are encouraged to register early as all categories are expected to fill quickly.

 

          Thursday, March 15th:     National Championship reg to be opened on April 5th

 

  USAC has posted information about the National Championship RRs, TTs and Crits for Masters, juniors, U23 and elite men and women. Registration opens at midnight on April 5th. Given the field limits and lack of qualification requirements people interested in riding nationals should register early.

 

          Monday, February 26th:     2007 MTB Calendar Posted

 

  The 2007 mountain bike racing calendar has finally been posted. A big thank you to Matt Leonard and Troy Watson for their efforts to find, verify, and compile this information. Please let us know if anything is missing or incorrect.

 

          Friday, January 19th:     2006 BARBAT Results Updated

 

  Final placings for the 2006 Best All-Round Rider and Team competitions (BARBAT) have been updated. The 2007 events list is also online.

 

          Sunday, January 14th:     2006 BARBAT Results Finalized

 

  Final placings for the 2006 Best All-Round Rider and Team competitions (BARBAT) are online.

 

          Sunday, January 7th:     USAC Rule Changes

 

  USAC rule changes for 2007 include: junior gear limits, UCI-legal bikes, earpieces, race definitions, race permit approvals, stage race penalties, championship eligibility, masters age groups, team-limited races, officials' age, support vehicles, cyclocross obstacles, nationals courses, nationals qualifications, and more.

 

          Tuesday December 12th, 2006:     Velo Girls wins USAC Women's Club of the Year

 

  Congratulations to Velo Girls, USAC's 2006 Women's Club of the Year.

 

          Friday December 8th, 2006:     Record NCNCA Membership

 

  As of Dec 8th there are over 4,000 licensed USCF racers in the NCNCA district. Our region's 4017 USCF riders represent 9.8% of total USCF membership. We are the largest local association in terms of number of USCF riders. All of California and Nevada combined has 7707 USCF riders.

 

          Thursday November 30th, 2006:     2007 Road Calendar posted

 

  The full, preliminary, 2007 Road Calendar has been posted.

 

          Friday November 3rd, 2006:     2007 Race Scheduling Meeting Announcement

 

  The 2007 NCNCA Race Scheduling meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on November 13th in Burlingame. The room must be cleared by 9:15, so please arrive early. We will start on time. Location is The McKinley Elementary School Auditorium, 701 Paloma Ave, in Burlingame

From SF - take 101 south to the Broadway, Burlingame exit. Follow Broadway 7 blocks west, turn left/south on El Camino, after 6 blocks turn left on Oak Grove, then 1 block to Paloma/ McKinley. Residential neighborhood parking, follow red arrows through playground to auditorium.

From SJ - take 101 north to the Peninsula Avenue exit, follow Peninsula 12 blocks west to El Camino Real, turn right/north on El Camino, 7 blocks to Oak Grove, right on Oak Grove 1 block to Paloma/McKinley, follow same red arrows to auditorium.

 

          Monday September 18th, 2006:     USAC Election Results

 

  USA Cycling Association Trustee elections are over after a record number of both voters and candidates participated. A total of 2570 USA Cycling members cast 3804 total votes. Those numbers represent the highest number for an election outside of years in which all of the athlete representatives are up for re-election.

 

          Saturday September 9th, 2006:     2006 Premier Series Top 10

 

  Final results from the 2006 NCNCA Premier Series have been posted.

 

          Thursday September 7th, 2006:     One event left in the NCNCA Premier Series

 

  With Saturday's Carrera de San Rafael closing out the Permier Series, Shelly Olds (PROMAN/Paradigm) has locked up the points standings in the Women 1/2/3 field ahead of her teammate Helene Drumm.

In the Men Pro/1/2 field, Eric Wohlberg (Symmetrics) is the current points leader but won't be in San Rafael, which leaves half a dozen riders within reach. Jackson Stewart (Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada), Dean LaBerge (GS Lombardi Sports), Chris Hipp (Labor Power), Devin Vigus (Monex) or Ben Jacques-Maynes (Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada) could all clinch the series with a win on Saturday.

And in the Masters 35+ 1/2/3, Billy Clark (Morgan Stanley/24Hour Fitness/Specialized) will have to defend his lead against Jeff Angermann (Team Spine), Roger Bennett (Safeway/GA Communications), Scott Derdenger (MAKO/Galaxy Granola) and Larry Nolan (AMD Masters).

 

          Friday September 1st, 2006:     Record High NCNCA Membership

 

  The NCNCA has set a new all time record for USCF licensed riders in Nor Cal. Last year at the end of Dec we finished with a record high of 3698 USCF licensed riders in the region. As of today the USCF database is showing that we have 3731 licensed racers in the NCNCA territory. This is 13.5% ahead of where we were last year at this time. If we maintain this race of increase over last year we will end up with over 4,200 licensed riders in the region by the end of Dec.

Compare this year's current numbers for the various age groups and categories to past few years on the NCNCA demographics page.

 

          Tuesday August 29th, 2006:     USA Cycling Elections are underway

 

  USAC/USCF elections are underway. Last year only 170 USCF members from all of California bothered to vote. Hopefully this year we will have more riders just from NCNCA vote. Our own Tom Simonson is running for re-election against 4 other candidates. Find out who is running for the western section seat on the USCF Board of Trustees or read candidate statements at usacycling.org. Voting is simple, all you have to do is login to your USAC account and click the election link. We encourage everyone to take a few moments to vote since this is your chance to have some influence on how USCF/USAC is run.

 

          Wednesday, August 16th, 2006:     Cyclocross Calendar

 

  The 2006 cyclocross season is almost here and a new racing calendar has been posted.

 

          Wednesday, August 9th, 2006:     USA Cycling Elections begin in two weeks

 

  The 2006 election is quickly approaching and this year looks to be a very active one. There is at least one candidate for every position - with one race that has six candidates. The trustees for the USCF, NORBA, USPRO, NCCA, and BMXA are your representatives in the political structure of USA Cycling. These representatives are tasked with creating and updating bylaws and racing rules for their specific cycling disciplines. The input of USA Cycling members is needed for these candidates to effectively do their jobs. Below is a list of the candidates up for election:

  Western - USCF
      Richard Feldman (Ketchum, Idaho)
      Robert Scott Frank (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
      Brad House (Torrance, Calif.)
      Tom Simonson (Oakland, Calif.)     (endorsed by the NCNCA)

See www.usacycling.org/election for a complete list of candidates.

 

          Wednesday, July 19, 2006:     Premier Series standings

 

  With seven races down and two to go, current standings for the 2006 NCNCA Premier Series are online at:

http://www.ncncaracing.com/premierseries.php
Eric Wohlberg (Symmetrics), Shelly Olds (PROMAN/Paradigm) and Billy Clark (Morgan Stanly/24Hr Fitness/Specialized) are your series leaders for the Pro/1/2, Women 1/2/3 and Masters 35+ 1/2/3 categories.

After a break for the rest of July and August, the Premier Series will wrap up with the Giro di San Francisco on September 4 and the Carrera de San Rafael on September 9.

 

          Friday, June 23, 2006:     Premier Series standings

 

  With four of nine races in the books, current standings for the 2006 NCNCA Premier Series are online at:

http://www.ncncaracing.com/premierseries.php
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevadas Jackson Stewart still heads up the Pro/1/2 standings after placing third and first in the first two races the ST Bikes Cats Hill Classic and the Pacific State Bank GP.

Helene Drumm (PROMAN/Paradigm) won the second two the Santa Rosa Clo-terium and the Nevada City Classic and leads the Womens standings.

Team Spines Jeff Angermann sits atop the Masters 35+ 1/2/3 field with a win at Cats Hill and second place at Nevada City.

 

          Friday May 12, 2006:     Criterium Championships to be held at Vacaville

 

  State Criterium Championships for Elite Men 1/2/Pros and Women 1/2/3s will be held at the Vacaville Gran Prix on July 2nd. The venue was originally listed as Giro di SF in the NCNCA calendar, however, Vacaville was the intended championship site pending site approval.

 

          Wednesday Apr 19, 2006:     Junior State Championships

 

  Junior Championship promoters, Junior riders and their parents should be aware of the following:

USAC has decided that Junior District/State Championships will be included in the LAJOR race series. Results from the LAJOR races, along with other select Junior events, will be used to select junior riders for automatic invitations to the regional junior training camp to be held later this year. Junior riders who get selected for their region camp will receive an invitation via their account page on the USAC web site. The regional camp will be in Sonoma later this year.

NCNCA has suggested that USAC also use the results from the NCNCA Junior Points Series as a criteria for issuing invitations to the regional camp since these races meet the criteria of having large junior fields. One of the considerations for an invitation to the regional camp is the riders have experience in racing in good sized packs.

 

          Tuesday Apr 11, 2006:     USAC Elections

 

  The 2006 USAC election process is about to get underway. Information concerning elections can be found here on the USA Cycling website. Nomination notices are posted and must be returned to USA Cycling by June 1st. The following positions are up for re-election: USCF -- 1 Eastern Trustee, 1 Central Trustee, 1 Western Trustee NORBA -- 1 Official Trustee, 1 Land Access Trustee NCCA -- 2 At-Large Trustees and 1 Athlete Trustee USPRO -- 1 Organizer Trustee, 1 Trade Team Trustee, and 1 At-Large Trustee

The elections will take place online this year through your USAC account. Be sure to vote online, starting August 15th. If you want to use a paper ballot instead, you may request one by writing or calling USA Cycling.

 

          Thursday Mar 23, 2006:     Thursday Night Track Racing starts

 

  * 9 week series running through May 25 (+ five more weeks in Sept/ Oct).
* Gates open at 6pm, but Larry may be there as early as 5:30pm. Bring your road bike for extra miles.
* $10 entry fee (in addition to $5 for velodrome parking) with no prizes and no promoter or officials costs = donation to the track so please bring your checkbook and note the proper donation on your taxes.
* Juniors race for free.
* 7:00pm riders meeting.
* 7:05pm racing starts with the "C" group (4's and 5's with at least 3 Saturday's experience). 40 minutes of racing! Go up a lap, go down a lap, just come on out and get a great workout in.
* During the C's race we will determine if we have enough riders for a separate B and A race. If not (> 15 riders) we will combine. If so, we will have three 40 minute races and lots of warm up time.
* Rain cancels but we might not know until 6 or 7pm.
* It can get cold racing and/or sitting around so please bring plenty of warm clothes and/or warm drinks.

 

          Wednesday Mar 1, 2006:     Site Search

 

  The site map page now features a Search bar.

 

          Wednesday Feb 15, 2006:     New Look

 

  Welcome to the updated NCNCA website. This new look is replacing the old website which has held up well for the last few years.   Let us know if anything is missing from the site map or you have changes or additions.

 

          Tuesday Feb 7, 2006:     NCNCA BOD meeting

 

  The meeting will be on Monday the 13th at the usual location, Marie Callender's Restaurant 2090 Diamond Blvd. in Concord. From 680 take the Willow Pass Rd exit and head east. Turn left ( north) at the first intersection, restaurant is on the right at 4th light on Diamond. The meetings starts a little after 7 pm.

As always the meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend but only delegates from current NCNCA member clubs can vote on issues.

 

          Wednesday Jan 25, 2006:     Meet the Teams day

 

  On Sunday Feb 29th we will have our second annual meet the teams day at the Early Bird Training Criterium. This will be a good chance for any unattached riders to meet with representatives from several teams. Many new racers have told me that they found racing much more enjoyable once they started racng as part of a team. Even if you already belong to a team this will be a good chance to come out and meet people you might not normally have a chance to talk to at a regular race. We currently have 22 teams signed up to be at the event with the possibility of some more teams deciding to show up.

 

          Tuesday Jan 17, 2006:     USCF License Online

 

  If you bought/renewed your license online on Dec 9th, Dec 16 or Dec 17th and you haven't received it yet you probably need to call USAC. It seems that licenses from those dates were printed by USAC and turned over the the company that mails the licenses but several people never received their licenses. If you bought/renewed your license on one of the above dates and you haven't received it yet please call Linda Buffetti at 719-866-3295 and she will have your license reissued and sent to you again.

 

          2005:     Best All-around Rider & Best All-around Team

 

  Category Best Team Overall Webcor/Alto Velo Category Best Rider Pro/1/2 Pat Caurant, Team Spine Master 35+ 1/2/3 Michael Hernandez, Team Spine Master 45+ Mark Caldwell, Team Spine Master 55+ John Elgart, Webcor/Alto Velo Cat 3 Robert MacNeill, Webcor/Alto Velo Cat 4 Benjamin Albracht, Webcor/Alto Velo Masters 35+ 4/5 Tom Overstreet, Central Valley Cycling Women 1/2 Taitt Sato, Easton/Specialized Women 3 Maria Monica, Left Coast Women 4 MaryAnn Levenson, Bay Area Velo Girls Master Women Linda Elgart, Webcor/Alto Velo

See the rules page for complete results.

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