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Oak Harbor is hosting the 2016 WSBA Cross Championships on December 11th, 2016. Make a weekend of it up North racing at Fort Nugent City park.
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The WSBA is now taking nominations for elections that will be held at the annual meeting, which is scheduled for 4:00 pm on December 17, 2016, at the Cascade Bicycle Club in Seattle.
Nominations are sought for the following positions on the WSBA Board of Directors:
East Region (currently held by Ted Chauvin)
West Region (currently held by David Hills)
Oregon Region (new position)
Cyclocross (currently held by Jim Wood)
Track (currently held by Eric Johnson)
Officials (currently held by Al Cronin)
If you are interested in one of these positions or would like to nominate someone, please contact this year's WSBA nominating committee: David Chipchase (chip113 at hotmail.com), Jerry Long (strangest_attractor at yahoo.com), or myself (marthalwalsh at yahoo.com). We'd be happy to answer any questions you have about the WSBA Board of Directors or the duties of these positions.
We ask that all nominations be submitted by November 4, 2016.
The WSBA bylaws may be viewed here:
USAC and OBRA announced formal category reciprocity today September 22, 2016. OBRA events do NOT accrue USAC upgrade points. However, the WSBA will process upgrade requests from members to align a USAC category to an OBRA category.
Upgrading in OBRA does NOT notify us of the need for a USAC category match. Thus, you must still submit a request through your USAC account if you are looking to align your category in both organizations.
Formal press release can be found here.
YOU can help the WSBA to grow bike racing in our region! Only with the help of our members can we be sure the attached poster about the Meet the Team rides will find its way to wherever cyclists gather. YOU can:
The Meet the Team rides are a unique opportunity for us to grow our sport. Without previous marketing efforts, the rides have not reached the widest group of cyclists in our region. Here’s YOUR chance to help showcase the vibrant and dynamic competitive cycling community that exists in the WSBA region regardless of discipline. The WSBA and USAC worked together to create the attached post and ask YOU to join us in reaching out to those who may be interested in taking their riding in a different direction.
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It's time to start thinking about Meet the Team rides on the ROAD! The purpose of these rides is to allow riders at all levels and abilities to get to know local Northwest teams seeking new members.
For the Seattle cycling community, these will begin right after Labor Day and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from September 10 through November 20. Rides will meet at 9:15 at Leschi Park, 201 Lakeside Ave S, Seattle 98122, with the rides departing at 9:30 and proceeding at a social, "no drop" pace around the south end of Lake Washington and returning across I-90 to Leschi.
If your team wants to host a Meet the Team ROAD ride outside Seattle, we will be happy to include your information in the ride list on the WSBA website. Please just let me know where and when the ride will meet and the estimated time/distance of the ride. (If your dirt team would like to host a Meet the Team ride, please visit our website:http://www.wsbaracing.org/meet-the-team-rides---dirt.html)
If your team is interested in hosting a Seattle Meet the Team ride this year, please contact marthalwalsh at yahoo.com with your preferred date and one or two alternates. To secure a date, you’ll need to provide:
1. the name and email address of a team contact (which will be published with ride details);
2. a brief statement of your team's goals and who you’re recruiting;
3. the URL of your team website.
Dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. September 11, September 25, and October 2 have been reserved for the Intro to Women’s Cycling and Racing Teams rides in Seattle (men-only teams are encouraged to schedule their MTT rides on one of those dates). Note that every Sunday in September is a Bicycle Sunday on Lake Washington Boulevard from Mt. Baker Park to Seward Park; please be courteous and safe as you share the road with other users.
The complete schedule of ride dates and team information will be posted on the WSBA website, probably by mid-August.
USA Cycling recommends that each team permit its Meet the Team ride as a Non-Competitive Training Ride, which can provide general liability insurance. More information on that permitting process is available from USA Cycling:
If you have questions regarding the permit or process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WSBA and BuDu Racing, LLC are excited to announce opportunities for cat 3 and cat 4 women to earn upgrade points during USAC-sanctioned events at Pacific Raceways.
Newly added women’s cat 3/4 races on June 14 and July 5 will run approximately 35 minutes, starting at 6:30, prior to the other events. A minimum field size of 10 women (any combination of categories 3 and 4) is needed, so mark your calendars and bring your friends to these women’s nights at Pacific Raceways. (All requirements for upgrades, including field size, apply; consult the USAC rulebook for specifics.)
Unfortunately the city of Puyallup denied the use permits submitted by the promoter of Puyallup criterium which has resulted in this event being cancelled for 2016.
Due to this cancellation the WSBA Senior Criterium Championship p/b Absolute Mortgage will be held during the Georgetown Criterium on July 17, 2016 in conjunction with the WSBA Junior Criterium championship p/b Absolute Mortgage.
Stay tuned for more information and a detailed schedule of the event.
All Washington, North Idaho and Oregon members are eligible to win WSBA championships, including gold medals and the championship jersey. All USAC/UCI licensed riders are eligible to compete in WSBA championship events. However, racers from areas outside the USAC-defined geographic designation of the WSBA will not be awarded medals or championship jerseys.
As part of their partnership with the WSBA, Absolute Mortgage and Ballard Public House offer the following discounts to all WSBA members.
Receive a $1000 closing cost credit when buying or refinancing a home. Call Craig Walker (206)999-5600 and mention you’re a WSBA member.
BALLARD STATION PUBLIC HOUSE:
Mention to your server that you’re a WSBA member and save 10% off your tab. Offer excludes happy hour and other unique daily specials. Must be 21 and older.
Have you noticed that your team or club name is incorrect (or blank) on results or pre-registration sheets?
Initially this season some of these issues were caused by errors in the data files uploaded to USAC.
However, those issues are now rectified and going forward these blanks are because your USAC account is missing data in either the team name field or the club name field.
You must fix this issue in your own account!
This file has simple instructions on how to do so
A free racing and coaching clinic for cat 4 women at Mason Lake on March 6 aims to help new AND experienced women racers expand their racing skills and understanding--and have more fun in the sport. Sarah Carroll (SCCA/Starbucks) and Gina Kavesh (Bikesale/Automatic) will observe the race and offer post-race feedback on the elements of the race, including team tactics, bike handling, and other components that make up the race.
Listen for their quick announcement on the start line, race hard, and then meet in the community center (between the finish and start lines) 15 minutes after the race finish to hear them analyze the race and offer their tips for your next race. Be sure to change out of your race kit, grab your recovery nutrition, and bring some extra cash for soup, hot cider, and other treats offered by the neighbors in the community center.
For details on the Mason Lake race, see the flyer: https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2016-469
Registration is open for the Larry Kemp Junior Development Camp, just click on registration button
If your child is between 10 and 14 years old and wants to become a better cyclist please join us for the Larry Kemp Cycling Camp! This camp is open to both new and experienced young riders who want to improve their cycling skills and have a fun weekend riding their bikes.
Our action packed weekend includes: Bike maintenance, bike handling skills from our Expert Cycle U Coaches, fun rides on great trails and roads, The Silly Olympics, an "Epic Ride" and a picnic on a creek, The Ranch swimming pool and of course S'mores around the campfire.
Cost is $170 with a USA Cycling license, non licensed participants will be prompted to purchase a one day license for each day at camp. Camp includes three days lodging, food and coaching. Thanks to the WSBA and Generous donations from our Sponsors and the cycling community.
Location: The Flying Horseshoe Ranch, Cle Elum, WA (1 hours drive from Seattle) August 11 -14th Pick up Sunday 14th at Noon.
Any questions please contact The Camp Director at email@example.com.