Hi Everyone!! I want to personally thank each of you who came out to help, race and watch the Chico Downtown Criterium yesterday - without you ALL this event NEVER would have happened! Thank you all sooooo much for all of the help that you gave out there - you are all amazing in my book!!
The very first race I ever truly witnessed in person was the 1981 Chico Criterium put on by Chico Velo. I was already obsessed with bicycle racing at that point - but could only get racing information from magazines and books at that time. I was in complete and total awe of the racing and racers at that race.......and it hooked me for life. I am so stoked to see the Criterium finally come back to the streets of downtown Chico - and your involvement shows that cycling is, obviously, alive and very well here in town.
We have some work to do for next year's race - and we have a list of wrinkles that need to be ironed out for the 2008 event based upon what we learned(by trial and error!) in this race. Thank you all for your hard work and patience - and for the much needed feedback! We look forward to making next year's event even better.....and bigger......than this year's!
Thank you all!!!