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Bike races 2013
CREATED: 11/06/12 by meghann REPLIES: 9
meghann's ravatar meghann    JOINED: 4/15/12    POSTS: 8
Bike races 2013
POSTED: 11/06/12 10:16 AM

Hello! I'm doing IM Louisville at the end of August 2013 and am looking for some local(ish) bike races for June and July to get some of my long rides in. Last year I was out on the W+OD every weekend and it started to drive me bonkers. Does anyone know of any good races or resources that will have this info? Or other good local bike routes for those long rides? Thanks!

dhops's ravatar dhops    JOINED: 7/12/12    POSTS: 96
RE: Bike races 2013
POSTED: 11/06/12 10:34 AM

Do the Total 200's 200k on July 6: http://www.total200.com. I'll be there, too. :)

meghann's ravatar meghann    JOINED: 4/15/12    POSTS: 8
RE: Bike races 2013
POSTED: 11/06/12 10:52 AM

Brilliant - done! Thanks!

Looking for more if anyone has thoughts! :)

rojojade's ravatar rojojade    JOINED: 1/19/11    POSTS: 346
RE: Bike races 2013
POSTED: 11/06/12 11:15 AM

I'm doing 6 pillars. Not the best race to prep for Lake Placid. But for those doing Eagleman - y'all need to do this ride, since one of the options is the Eagleman course itself!

http://www.active.com/cycling/cambridge-md/six-pillars-century-blackwater-tour-2013

kev7's ravatar kev7    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 440
RE: Bike races 2013
POSTED: 11/06/12 11:21 AM

These sites list bike rides and bike races:

http://www.ohbike.org/events/
http://www.bikereg.com/events/

Also Spokes Magazine has a schedule:
www.SpokesMagazine.com

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1269
RE: Bike races 2013
POSTED: 11/06/12 11:51 AM

Columbia BricNic Underground Century (May 11?): It's local. It's frree. 4 loops, 26 miles per loop, of the Columbia Tri course, followed by free food. Well, 4 loops in theory because every freaken year people stop at loop 3 and claim PMS. Maybe 2013 will be different. Info will be on this forum in the spring. The guy that organizes it is god's gift to humanity.

PeasantMan Century (May 4) - It's local. It's free, unless you want to eat the bbq afterward, then it's $5. It will on the Kinetic HIM course. The ride will be between 26-112 miles. Info will be on this forum in the spring. The guy that organizes it is god's gift to humanity.

Ironman Vietnam! It's local. It's free. It's 4 weeks before IMLou. It has enough hills, heat, and miles (117 miles) to properly train you for IMLou. Info will be on this forum in the spring. The guy that organizes it is god's gift to humanity.

Tuan

astolz1's ravatar astolz1    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 368
RE: Bike races 2013
POSTED: 11/06/12 1:06 PM

Humm, I'm beginning to think Tuan may have a G-d complex.
Columbia brick-Nic is scheduled for Saturday, April 27th, 3 weeks before the Columbia Triathlon.
Meghann, are you looking for bike rides or bike races as you said in your post? There's a fairly big difference.
Keep in mind that sometime around March, there will be weekly Sat rides led by Travis and weekly Sunday rides led by the vertical swimmer geared towards IM Sweden.
To add to the suggestions here, the Garrett County Gran Fondo is a fantastic ride.
Bike VA is another one to keep on the radar.
- Adam

meghann's ravatar meghann    JOINED: 4/15/12    POSTS: 8
RE: Bike races 2013
POSTED: 11/06/12 2:57 PM

Thanks for all the great info! Looking forward to meeting whoever organizes all of those races, he sounds really awesome.

The reason I said bike races is because I thought that it would push me and get me off the usual trails which got a bit boring (totally mind numbing) last year. But also, I'm a bit scared of the group rides - I'm not very experienced or fast, and expect I'd either get left behind or really annoy people :)

JHJ20012's ravatar JHJ20012    JOINED: 2/1/10    POSTS: 167
RE: Bike races 2013
POSTED: 11/06/12 3:21 PM

There are lots of folks doing IM Lake Placid this year (7/28), including a decent sized group that rides out of Montgomery County. We'll be doing group rides and there will be a range of abilities in the group. I'm sure we'll be posting the rides here when training gets underway so look out for those. You can also check out the DC Tri Moco website http://dctrimoco.ning.com/. It's been a little quiet lately, but I'm sure things will pick up in the coming weeks. -Joyce

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1655
RE: Bike races 2013
POSTED: 11/06/12 4:26 PM

The Air Force Cycling Classic at Crystal City.

Don't do the W&OD so much; do the Sat/Sun group rides out of Georgetown.

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