2017 Race and Event Season

Discussion in 'Cruzbike Adventures (Solo, Randonneur, Social)' started by ratz, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. ratz

    ratz Wielder of the Rubber Mallet

    TX RAAM Challenge 200/400 March 24-26 2017
    Bessies Creek 24 April 6-8th 2017
    SOCAL RAAM Challenge 200/400 May 12-14 2017

    National 24 Hour Challenge June 17, 2017
    MN RAAM Challenge 200/400 August 5-7 2017
    Mid Atlantic Challenge Series 100,12hr,24hr Aug 19th 2017
    Targeting team of 5 or more
    Confirmed (@ratz & @LarryOz )

    Hoodoo 500 August 25th 2017
    OH RAAM Challenge 200/400 September 15-17 2017
    The Texas Time Trials September 21-23 2017
    Tentative: (@ratz )

    Emmitt Smith GranFondo September 30th 2017
    KickStand Classic October 2, 2017
    World TT Championship 6hr,12hr,24hr November 11 2017
    California Triple Crown, 2017 Season Long list.
    Tentative (Check with @RojoRacing )

    Social Rides

    Bike Bleckley Feb 25, 2017
    Completed: (@trplay , Connie, @Tigerpaw )

    RedBud Ride April 20-23, 2017
    Confirmed (@ChaleJake)

    Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride April 30th 2017
    Tentative: (@ratz & the @pluckyblond )

    Cap-2-Cap May 13, 2017
    Confirmed: (@Rich )

    America's Bicycle Touring Classic May 20 – 21
    Tentative: (@Mathew Fy )

    WNC Flyer (formally the Fletcher Flyer) June 4 2017
    Confirmed: (@Rich )

    Black Bear Grand Fondo, July 8, 2017

    Bikes, Blues and Bayous August 5, 2017
    Confirmed (@castlerobber )

    Tour de Tonka Saturday August 5th 2017
    Midwest Recumbent Rally August 4,5,6th 2017
    One day Ride Across Michigan August 12th 2017 (Benefits JDRF.)
    Clarksville Sunrise Century September 2nd 2017
    Door County Century September 10th 2017
    Cruzbike Retreat October 12-15th 2017
    Tentative: (@ratz & the @pluckyblond )

    The Above is the list of Recumbent Friendly Races and Events for 2017.

    Please add your events you'd like listed as replies and I will add them to the master topic.
    Focus on ones that we know are good not just everything known to exist.
    If you have links to the website please include them.
    If you plan to attend the ride; I say so and you name will be compiled.

    Sebring set the bar at 13 riders; you all have 10 months to best that for 2017.

    This post will be mirrored in the Social forum but will be a single thread to keep things from getting duplicated and fragmented.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
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  2. Cruzbike Chris

    Cruzbike Chris Well-Known Member

  3. National 24 Hour Challenge
    Middleville, Michigan
    June 17, 2017
    Starting in 2016, they award medals in the gender/age classes without regard to frame style. In other words, they do not discriminate against recumbents.
  4. Mathew Fy

    Mathew Fy Well-Known Member

    "America's Bicycle Touring Classic" May 20 – 21
    I plan to do this ride if work schedule allows, will update you later.
  5. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Zen MBB Master

    http://www.clarksvillecentury.com recumbent friendly, pretty much flat (66ft max rise) and there's an "elite peloton" that tries to break the record every year. 2014 they did the century in 3:43. They say "no tandems" in the peloton but nothing about recumbents. I suspect if a Cruzbike peloton showed up, they'd ask you not to mix with the DF peloton. Would be fun to see what a well-trained Vendetta peloton could do there.
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  6. ChaleJake

    ChaleJake Well-Known Member

    I've done this ride for several years. Bent friendly. There will be at least, my S30, an Encore, and a CA2 riding.

    http://www.redbudride.com/ April 20-23

    The Redbud Ride is an annual bicycle ride that starts in beautiful downtown London, KY and stretches throughout the surrounding areas. The route for the Redbud Ride passes some of the most beautiful scenery in Kentucky, filled with blooming redbud trees! This ride is a must- do for cycling enthusiasts, professionals and amateurs alike.

    As of 1 Mar, we "have 1,031 cyclists from 21 states plus Ontario registered for the 2017 Redbud Ride. We can't wait to color in your state on the map. Register at www.redbudride.com. Those that register before March 15 will receive the official Redbud Ride t-shirt."

    Estimates are now 1600-1800 riders. Should break a record for the most Redbud riders.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017
  7. RojoRacing

    RojoRacing Donut Powered Wise-guy

    For those of us on the west coast or more specifically CA you can join me for any one of these nice and easy 200 milers. Hint: not all of these are easy ;)

    California Triple Crown Ride schedual as well as the CTC Stage Race Series
  8. super slim

    super slim Zen MBB Master

    What about a Cruzbike AND Encore peloton to really smash the record, as more riders, equals a shorter time out front, unless it's Larry or Jason!!!!
  9. RojoRacing

    RojoRacing Donut Powered Wise-guy

    I have still never drafted off another recumbent to this day
  10. super slim

    super slim Zen MBB Master

    Is that because you have never ridden with another recumbent IN the REAL world, on Earth!!!!!
  11. RojoRacing

    RojoRacing Donut Powered Wise-guy

    Mostly yes but on the rare chance that I do I'm ether way faster or in a non drafting race. Got to keep in mind over here in CA recumbents don't race.
  12. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Zen MBB Master

    I've rode the Clarksville Century on my Optima Baron...back in '08 or '09, I believe. There were a couple of GRRs and a couple of stickbikes (no idea what brand). I was the only "low racer". It runs thru some beautiful back country (northern TN and southern KY), lots of tobacco farms and Mennonites. All I remember was that somewhere around mile 60 I was all alone when I started to actually overtake two riders. When I got up to them, they turned out to be two twin Mennonite girls riding matched old red Schwinns. I thought I had fallen into a Doublemint gum commercial.
  13. Mathew Fy

    Mathew Fy Well-Known Member

    According Cruzbike's Facebook page, the Retreat is now from Oct. 12 - 15.
  14. ratz

    ratz Wielder of the Rubber Mallet

    Oh crap now I might have to put my money where my mouth is about the Hoodoo..... Hey @Lief does that mean we have to start training for hills?
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  15. trplay

    trplay Zen MBB Master

    The Hoo-Doo is not a good place for your first hilly race. But, if you go take Jason. It's his kind of race.
  16. ratz

    ratz Wielder of the Rubber Mallet

    Humor Hardy humor; My only concern with the original date was the it was right at back to school time for the college kids; that was going to preclude us making it. So I'm excited now; as we can probably go as our last event of 2017.
  17. trplay

    trplay Zen MBB Master

    The Hoo-Doo is a fantastic race. Would love to see Cruzbikers try and put together a team for the Stage race.
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  18. Social ride:

    Bikes, Blues and Bayous August 5, 2017

    Very flat, definitely recumbent-friendly. Largest (947 riders in 2016) and best-supported (IMO) ride in Mississippi. This year is its tenth anniversary. I plan to be there.
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  19. ReklinedRider

    ReklinedRider Zen MBB Master

    ^ Like she said. And, what better way to see the historic Mississippi Delta than aboard a bike? Any bike, but especially a Cruzbike!
  20. RojoRacing

    RojoRacing Donut Powered Wise-guy

    Hills are just very slow flats so no need for special training, only lower gearing. You better start mastering that watopia mountain at 100% ;)
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