After some discussion at our team meeting we strongly feel there needs to be a more concerted effort to come up with a race schedule with fewer conflicting events.
Problems this year included:
Multiple events on traditionally low turnout days...
Two crits on Mother's day.
More than two events on a single race day with one of them being a similar type of event.
We would like to offer up the first proposal:
Clubs have a requirement to promote a race and many of them only have the resources to promote 1 a year. In addition the event is usually their primary source of funding for the year. With that in mind we strongly feel it is important to give a club in this position top priority on the day of their race and as an organization agree to not put on competing events. Specifically if the organizer of the competing has multiple events throughout the year.
Let the clubs do their thing, it will come back to you in the long run.
Thanks for reading,
East Bay Cyclists
(EMC/Vellum Cycles Racing Team)