B4T9 Newsletter, April through June2019
The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, and the landscape of California is proving just how amazing nature is. The destruction of the fire season has brought the most magnificent greenery and wildflowers in Southern California. We are so lucky to live in a place that affords such outdoor wonder. Get outside, ride a bike, take a hike, paddle out!
The 2018/2019 Piru Individual TT Fall/Winter awards were handed out on Sunday April 7 and Kim Stackpole won the winter series cup! Big shoutout to Krystin Goethals for taking third!
The 2019 Spring/Summer Series began Saturday April 6th,with Kim, Susi Lamoutte, Anne Chen and Melissa Campagnoni participating. The next weekend in the series is coming up May 4-5. Check Uncle Trens Facebook page for more information!
Lynda Thompson has challenged herself to do 30 days of cycling in April. Follow her on , she will finish this month.
Sea Otter Classic -Congrats to Martha Filkens for taking 5th in the Women’s Cat 5 Road Race and 7th in the Circuit Race! Liz Inglese took 4th in the Masters Women 35+ Anne Chen performed a strong comeback ride. Kathi Campbell Stewart and Celina Bracken deserve a special shout out for racing in their 1st race! Kathy Z and Lynda rode the beautiful Gran Fondo routes that are truly exceptional in scenery and route.
Next up is a Road Race in Victorville, Ca on May 3. Its called the Victorville Junior State Championships but they have a Women's Masters, Cat 1-5 State championship and a Super Master Women's race too. Check it out, it looks fun! It is looking like B4T9 will have a good group going.
If anyone is interested in writing next month's race recap and news letter contact Kim.
B4T9 Group Accomplishments
Little Bellas - B4T9 awarded a $1000 scholarship to this fantastic organization whose goal is to empower young women through the sport of mountain biking.
Sea Otter Classic This amazing event was Thursday April 11-14 at the beautiful Laguna Seca Raceway, B4T9 members showed up in force. This is regarded as one of the world’s premier cycling festivals and should not be missed next year if you have a chance! There was a lovely Friday night dinner at the campground thanks to Jill Gass, Liz Inglese, Johanna Gabbard and Michelle. Thanks to Kathi for inviting all to celebrate her birthday at their gorgeous ridge top, west-facing, sunset pleasing campground site!
Jill and Liz embarked on a two day epic training ride for their upcoming RAW race…they rode home from Montery with Johanna sagging for them!
Upcoming Events and Rides!!!
CycleMAYnia (SB Traffic Solutions) and the National Bike Challenge starts in May!
Wildflower Century – Saturday April 27th The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club invites you to the 48th Wildflower Century as it returns to the last weekend of April offering five routes on quiet rural roads through vineyards and ranches in Paso Robles Wine Country. So far Lynda is the only one to RSVP yes on the FB page, please make sure to add your RSVP so we know how many team members are attending.
Piru Individual Time Trial – Saturday and Sunday May 4-5th is the next event, with subsequent events held the first full weekend of each month – but always check the schedule for exact dates.
Social Ride -Sunday May 12th Bernice Bennett Park 31800 Village Center Rd, Village 9:00 am. Join your Team B4T9 teammates to celebrate Mother’s Day, Cyclofemme, World Bicycle Relief Day. This will be a casual ride consisting of three lake loops
Santa Monica Mountains Challenge starts May 25 and runs through August 31. The challenge is to ride 15road, 15 mountain, 15 gravel climbs, plus 15 train runs in the Santa Monica Mountains. Who is in?
State ChampionshipTime Trials will be held in Lake Los Angeles on June 1st. We are looking for members to participate eitheras a team or individually. Please let us know if you are interested.
Social for June –date and location to be decided
The B4T9 team store is open for business at regular pricing.We will not be opening up another group order this year however there is alwaysa discount available if you order more than one item. If you don’t need two,talk to your teammates and put your order in together! Both our 2019 Raspberry Design and 2017 Blue Design are available for purchase. Susi has both a small and medium standard fit raspberry jersey available, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org you are interested.
Always check out our FB page and B4T9 site for additional news. Let’s get out and ride!
"Publishers" Note: Thank you Sarah Smith Alessi for your work on this newsletter!