Texas - Photos from Bike the Bricks in Mckinney
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06-13-10, 12:21 PM
I shot for about 3 hours at Bike the Bricks....photos here:
06-13-10, 07:57 PM
Pretty cool. I would have liked to have been there, and had other commitments.
I see a couple of guys on women's cruisers. Was that part of the race, or just the spectators?
06-13-10, 09:16 PM
Nice shots! My husband and I took the kiddos out and we all had a blast! I didn't see a women's field at all though...maybe I missed it?
06-13-10, 10:37 PM
On the flyer, here: http://www.txbra.org/db/events/2010BiketheBricks2.pdf
They show Cat 4/5, Cat 3, Cat 4, 35+/1/2/3, Mayors Challenge, and P/1/2. The Mayors Challenge looks like maybe it was a "citizen" category, no prize, no limitation on entries. Maybe that's where the cruisers came in. No female category.
I've been riding out past the Thursday Night Crits in Sunnyvale, and they just have the women mixed in with the men there (I think it's mostly men). Seems like the Gary Glickman Memorial Crit up in Plano had a women's category, also junior categories.
06-14-10, 08:08 AM
Yeah the cruisers were in the "Mayor's challenge" where it was teams from City departments doing one-lap/switch rider fun racing... although some of those people were making a cruiser go much faster than I thought possible...
There was no women's race. No idea why but if I had to guess it's because of field size and budget needs - e.g. it takes a lot of cash to close these streets and all the other fields were maxed out, so a 20-rider ladies field is just lost dollars.
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