Flat during your race? Chain skipping during warm-ups? Need a last minute derailleur tweak? Chad Contreras and the SRAM Services Course team can support all of those circumstances AND MORE when he sets up shop at this weekendâ€™s Palo Alto Bicycles â€œRonde van Brisbeenâ€ presented by Kaiser-Permanente. The SRAM team will be on site just past the finish lines for both days and Sundayâ€™s Chief Referee Erik Petersen has given his blessing for the weekendâ€™s last event to have SRAM on the road during the Pro Cat Â½ race. Theyâ€™ll have wheels and Orbea bikes, outfitted in â€œRedâ€, of course, following the final 75 minute race. During all other events the SRAM tent will be providing neutral service and equipment to racers in need.
Online registration is still open for a couple more days â€“ see the website for details but space is still open for Proâ€™s Cat Â½â€™s, EMen Cat 3, MMen 35 1/2/3 on both days and EWomen Cat 3 on Saturday. And if you'e still making up your mind, Greta and her registration staff will take care of walk-up entries on both race days.
Podium winners may need strong sun glasses to protect their eyes from the glare of their prize â€“ weâ€™re resurrecting an older Pilarcitos tradition and awarding Category winners in gold coins (the new Presidential dollar coins â€“ James Monroe) inside green bags.
And those special cloth cycling caps for our 1st 150 competitors who registered for both days â€“ theyâ€™re here â€“ theyâ€™re classic â€“ â€œDude, theyâ€™re awesomeâ€. Weâ€™ll have a limited number for sale, too.
Itâ€™s Ronde time â€“ are you a â€œFlahaut?â€