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Old 12-04-08, 07:03 PM   #1
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Roanoak, VA area racing teams?

It looks like I'm going to head out of the Maryland area and relocate down to Roanoke, VA and while browsing the web (including searching here), it looks like the only race teams in the area are Virginia Tech and Rogue Racing.

Does anyone happen to know more actual race-type teams (as opposed to the prototypical club that isn't focused on racing) in or around that region or know anything about Rogue?

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Old 12-04-08, 07:26 PM   #2
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What was the team that put on the ID3 racese last year? IIRC they are out of Roanoke. They are doing 3 day events Memorial Day and Independence day next year.
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Old 12-05-08, 07:33 AM   #3
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Why don't you speak to Stratton at Keirin Culture? He'll know what's going on.
http://www.roanokecycling.org/
Then there's Rogues Racing in Blacksburg.
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Rogues Racing

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Rogues Racing is based in the New River Valley. (1/2hr south of Roanoke) We have around 20 team members and are focused solely on racing. (and putting on one race weekend a year) We have a good solid group of 3s and 4s right now with a few 2s and 5s. About half the team is also on the VT cycling team. Between the Rogues, VT, and the handful of other cyclists based in the area we have great regular training rides. 9 months of the year we have a weekly Weds race ride to keep you really tuned up for racing. The Weds group ranges up to a few pros, so it is as fast as you want it. We also have a regular group of cyclocrossers for the winter months. There is an abundance of races for us in VA and nearby in TN and NC. The team usually manages to get to between 50-60 races a year. You can check us out at www.roguesracing.com.

In Roanoke is also the Roanoke Cycling Organization (www.roanokecycling.org), home to Ron G. and Team El Toreo. RCO and the Rogues put on the ID3 race weekend this year. Next year it looks like lots more races here.

If you have any other questions, ask away.
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Thanks for all the info, folks. Sounds like I'm going to have to hit some of those rides and chat with folks while I try to overcome the shock of going from windy-and-flat riding to ``hey look, these roads have climbs!'' Guessing I might not ever use that 11-21 cassette after I move.
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Guessing I might not ever use that 11-21 cassette after I move.
Keep that cassette! There are some races in Richmond and Virginia Beach which are pretty flat....
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Old 12-06-08, 09:36 AM   #7
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Keep that cassette! There are some races in Richmond and Virginia Beach which are pretty flat....
Crits are what I prefer, so I hope there will be plenty which are close enough so I don't have to drive ten hours to find some.
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Afaik, there are 5 race days in Roanoke and Blacksburg; 4 crits and 1 hill climb. There may be a road race near Lynchburg too. There will be 2 crits in Waynesboro, and there is some action around Bristol TN and parts of NC... but other than that, it's in Richmond and Virginia Beach.

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Afaik, there are 5 race days in Roanoke and Blacksburg; 4 crits and 1 hill climb. There may be a road race near Lynchburg too. There will be 2 crits in Waynesboro, and there is some action around Bristol TN and parts of NC... but other than that, it's in Richmond and Virginia Beach.

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I have family in VA beach who'd love to have me. I wonder if I can go stay there for a week or two for spring break and train and race. Hm...
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Looks like 6 race days in that area by the calendar. Plus don't forget Jeff Cup and Page valley, & Wintergreen....not too far from Roanoke. Be nice if we could get those Charlottesville guys to put on some races

Acorn, were you at the VCA meeting?
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