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Subject: The Bike Racing Community Needs Help!!
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:34:03 -0500 (EST)
From: Cycle-Logic James Penrod <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Cycle-Logic Team
I'm sure those of you who race, and keep up with the Floridacycling.com
schedule have seen races dropping (or never appearing) from the
schedule. Well, some of the venues that have been used in the past are
charging exhorbitant (and sometimes even more) permitting fees for these
events. The Spin City Crit/ Circuit races are a good example.
Flordiacycling.com is unable to hold this even because of the $22,000
permit that is required this year. I get the feeling, and Tim Molyneaux
has pretty much confirmed, the smaller communities (Ferndale, Alachua,
Ocala) are not following suit... yet.
So, here is where we can help out in keeping or adding events to the
Find a place to race!! Tim mentioned criteriums by themselves actually
lose money, and don't have a good showing. If a road race is attached
the next day or even the previous day, it makes it profitable enough to
put it on. The Ocala crit was cancelled because the road race course at
Robert's Farm (State RR course) is only available once a year, and Tim
wants to do the State RR at that location again this year. If we can
find him another road race location, he will be able to put on the Ocala
crit and road race once again this year.
Don't limit the location to Ocala, though!! Scott has mentioned Alachua
as a possibility, but we still need a crit course to add to his proposed
road course. Keep in mind, we _cannot _hold a 'real' USCF race at the
Bring It On course where we hold the pre-season crits.
The requirements for a RR course would be approximate 5 mile loop, with
adequate parking for 300 cars. Preference is for smooth roads, of course.
Please keep in mind, this helps us by keeping or adding events to the
calendar and keeps bicycle racing ALIVE in Florida. Let's do what we
can to help.
Please either contact me or you can e-mail Tim directly with any ideas/
contacts you might have at email@example.com
Thank you for your time, you can get back on your bike now!
Cycle-Logic Bicycle Racing Team