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          Friday, November 12th, 2010:    The 2011 NCNCA Race Calendar

 

Wondering what the race calendar looks like for next year? We've got your info! Click this link, and you can check out the official race calendar for 2011.

          Friday, Oct. 29th, 2010:    Annual Scheduling Meeting – Monday, Nov. 1st

 

Monday, November 1st we are meeting from 7-9pm for the Annual Scheduling Meeting and BAR/BAT Awards Presentation. The meeting Agenda is as follows:

6:30 to 6:55 - SportsBaseOnline Presentation (pre-meeting opportunity for promoters to see SBO Offerings)

7:00 - 9:00
Introductions
Business Meeting (brief)
BAR/BAT Awards Presentation - Ken Hernandez
2011 Proposed Rule Changes - Tom Simonson
Northern California Veldrome Association - Rick Adams
Brief Officiating Report - Ryan Fu
Scheduling Policies and Guidelines - Ryan Fu
Schedule Walk-through - Bill Nicely

The first seven items on the agenda will be brief except for the rule changes.

Meeting Location:

School of Education Stanford University*
520 Galvez Mall, CERAS Room 204
Stanford, CA 94305
*Please note that this location has seating for approximately fifty people. Unfortunately we will be unable to accommodate extra guests at the meeting.

From I-280
Take Page Mill Rd. exit
At end of exit ramp take Page Mill Rd. toward Palo Alto
At second light, turn left onto Junipero Serra
At second light, turn right onto Campus Drive East
Follow Campus Drive for about 3/4 mile
Turn left on Bowdoin and left into parking.

From 101
Take Embarcadero exit toward Stanford
Embarcadero crosses El Camino Real (Hwy. 82) and enters the university
Embarcadero becomes Galvez Mall; follow Galvez Mall
Turn left onto Campus Drive East at stop sign
Follow Campus Drive for about 1 mile
Turn Right on Bowdoin and left into parking.

From the East Bay (via Dumbarton Bridge)
84 West (Dumbarton Bridge - toll westbound) to University Ave. (left turn)
Take University Ave. through East Palo Alto, across 101, through downtown Palo Alto
University Ave. crosses over El Camino Real (Hwy. 82) and enters the university
University Ave. becomes Palm Drive; follow Palm Drive
Turn left onto Campus Drive at stop sign
Follow Campus Drive for about 1 1/4 miles
Turn Right on Bowdoin and left into parking.

Parking–Free after 4pm.
Surface and below ground parking near the intersection Campus and Bowdoin, ramp down into the parking (4 level parking is under grass field) is on the short drive (left) between Bowdoin and Campus. From parking turn west (towards hills)and head down Bowdoin to the corner of Bowdoin and Galvez. Cross Galvez and CERAS building is just ahead on your left.

          Tuesday, August 10:    NCNCA Championship TTT (8/14) Cancelled

 

A message from Garry Birch regarding the cancellation of the NCNCA Championship TTT:

It is with regret that Team Fremont / FFBC pb Chipotle are canceling the Championship TTT schedule for this Saturday August 14th.

As mentioned in a previous email to the NCNCA, we had a minimum number of entrants we needed to receive to run this event, and as of this evening we are 51% down on registrations.

We would like to thank those people who did enter, or who contacted us with inquiries and comments about the event. It is our intention to survey the district to find out why this event received so little attention, so when you see that survey, please take the time to respond.

Once again, our sincere apologies. We hope to see you all soon, and happy riding.

Garry Birch
Race Team President
Directeur Sportif / Mens Team Manager / Serf / Promotor
Team Fremont / FFBC powered by Chipotle

          Monday, August 9:    August 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, August 9th, 8pm

 

NOTE: Time change to this month's Association Meeting. The meeting will be held at 8pm – a full hour later than last month's meeting.

The July NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, August 9th at 8pm. To attend in person:

Courtyard by Marriott – Livermore
2929 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 243-1000
 
To attend remotely:
 
Audio Conference Information:
 
Call-in toll number 1-408-600-3600
Access Code: 929 194 269
 
WebEx Instructions:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=148071377&UID=1190153602&PW=NYmNhOTljNzZl&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting. (Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.)

For WebEx assistance:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".
Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

          Wednesday, July 21:    Minden Park Criterium (7/25) Cancelled

 

This year's Minden Park Criterium (slated for Sunday, July 25th) has been cancelled.

This cancellation has no effect on the Carson Diamond Valley Road Race – that race will still be held as planned this Saturday, July 24th.

          Sunday, July 18:    July 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, July 19th

 

The July NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, July 19th at 7pm. To attend in person:

Courtyard by Marriott – Livermore
2929 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 243-1000
 
To attend remotely:
 
Audio Conference Information:
 
Call-in toll number 1-408-600-3600
Access Code: 927 156 332
 
WebEx Instructions:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=147058197&UID=490922617&PW=NNTE4ODI1MmM0&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting. (Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.)

For WebEx assistance:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".
Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

          Saturday, July 10:    Changes to Categories in Minden Park Criterium (July 25th)

 

There have been some changes to the categories in the Minden Park Criterium on July 25th. The correct version of the flyer is up on the Road Calendar page next to the listing for that race. If you are racing in or planning on racing in the Minden Park Crit, we recommend that you check out the categories as they stand now.

To save you a little time, here is the new category list for the criterium:

Men 35+, 4/5 - 50 Minutes
Women 3/4 - 40 Minutes
Men 35+ 1/2/3 - 50 Minutes
Men 45-49 - 50 Minutes
Women 45+ - 40 Minutes
Men 50-54 - 50 Minutes
Women 1/2/3 - 50 Minutes
Cat 3 - 50 Minutes
Cat 4/5 - 40 Minutes

          Tuesday, June 29:    Oakland Grand Prix REPLACED with Big Creek Lumber Crit

 

The Oakland Grand Prix (7/5) has been replaced with the Big Creek Lumber Criterium (7/5) at the former Castle Air Force Base in Atwater (near Merced and Snelling). Everyone entered in the Oakland Grand Prix is now entered in the Big Creek Lumber Criterium. If you desire to drop out and get a credit for a future VP race, send an e-mail to velopromo@sportsbaseonline.com by Wednesday at 5pm to get the credit (and send to the same email address to use the credit in the future).

The schedule for Big Creek Lumber is going up on velopromo.com, and is the same as for the Oakland Grand Prix – with a smaller prize list and entry fee for the 1/2/Pro and Women 1/2 races. The course is flat, shady, and has two 90 degree right turns and one long 180 curve.

My apologies for the last minute change. Please spread the word. I hope to do Oakland later in the year, date TBA. For more information on why this change was necessary, click here. I welcome your comments on how this could have been handled better next time, at velopro1@sonnet.com.

----Robert Leibold

          Thursday, June 3:    June 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, June 14th

 

The June NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, June 14th from 7-9pm. To attend in person:

Courtyard by Marriott – Livermore
2929 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 243-1000
 
To attend remotely (WebEx Instructions):

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=145548392&UID=490922617&PW=NNWRmZjQ5N2Nk&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting. (Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.)

For assistance:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".
Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

          Saturday, May 29:    NCNCA 2010 Junior Track Championships - Registration Open

 

The 2010 NCNCA Junior Track Championships will be Saturday & Sunday, June 12th & 13th at Hellyer Park Velodrome in San Jose. Registration is currently open. To register, click here. You can also visit the official race website or check out the posted flyer.

          Monday, May 10:    May 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, May 10th

 

The May NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, May 10th from 7-9pm. To attend in person:

Courtyard by Marriott – Livermore
2929 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 243-1000
 
To attend remotely (WebEx Instructions):

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=144685477&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting. (Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.)

For assistance:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".
Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

          Thursday, April 29:    NCNCA Tech Preview at May 2nd Masters' District Crit Champs

 

Not only will Pleasanton be the site of some stellar racing this Sunday, but the NCNCA will be rolling out some high-tech timing equipment for the Masters' District Crit Champs to give riders (and spectators) a sense of what the future might hold for bike racing in the district.

Thanks to technology from IBM, One2Go Events (FinishLynx) and Times 7 Timing, you'll get to see an excellent finish line (chip) timing demonstration, including digital projection (for easy viewing) with lap times posted post-race.

If you've been wondering what's out there in terms of race timing tech, here's your chance to see it up close and personal – this Sunday in Pleasanton.

          Monday, April 19:    Two Race Cancellations (1 Road, 1 MTB)

 

Two cancellations just announced:

MTB: Iron Angels Mtn Bike Race, April 24-25

Road: Gold Nugget Junior Stage Race, June 25-27

          Monday, April 19:    April 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, April 19th

 

The April NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, April 19th at 7pm. Click here for a copy of the meeting agenda. To attend in person:

Courtyard Marriott
750 Motel Drive
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 725-1221
 
To attend remotely (WebEx Instructions):

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=136734517&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting. (Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.)

For assistance:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".
Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

          Tuesday, March 30:    Message from NCNCA BOD Regarding Fatality at Warnerville

 

As you may have heard from the newspaper reports, tragedy hit our community on Sunday at the Warnerville Road Race near Oakdale. Unexpectedly, it involved not a racer but three of the many dedicated people who help make our races possible. Jeremy Regalado and two other individuals were electrocuted while setting up a communications antenna before the race. For Jeremy, the injuries were fatal.

We wish to send our condolences to Jeremy's family and many friends -- he was well-liked and a friendly face on race mornings. NCNCA has set up a matching fund for donations. Individuals and clubs providing donations will be matched dollar for dollar of their giving up to the first $5,000 given. The Regalado Family is now our extended family and would appreciate our support at this difficult time. Link to donate through SportsBaseOnline:

https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/events/index.xhtml?categoryId=26212

Sportsbase Online has waived all fees, so that 100% of the money donated can go to Jeremy's family.

Individuals wishing to give by mail can send a check written to 'NCNCA' and designated for 'Jeremy Regalado' in the memo line to:

NCNCA
C/O: Tad Borek
703 Market St. Suite 1014
San Francisco, CA 94103-2120

Jeremy Regalado Memorial Services
Friday April 9, 2010 12:00 PM

Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home
225 Rose Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone Number: (209) 532-3131

–The NCNCA Board of Directors

          Thursday, March 25:    Women's Track Clinic @ Hellyer, May 22 & 23

 

This May, there will be a two-day women's track clinic at Hellyer Velodrome (in San Jose), taught by Masters Track National Champion Annabell Holland. If you're interested in track racing but haven't completed your three Saturdays to be eligible, this clinic is for you! It satisfies the "Three Saturday Beginner Class" requirement.

After the weekend, you'll be prepared and certified to race the track, plus you'll be eligible to race in the "Get-Ready-for-Summer" race on Saturday, May 29th – with separate Cat 3 and Cat 4 women's track races. It's part of the Bay Area Women's Cycling (BAWC) series.

For more information, check out the pdf: Women's Track Clinic info

          Wednesday, March 24:    How to Race Safely - Guide/Tips Available at NCNCA.org

 

There's been a lot of talk on the NCNCA Forum about bike crashes while racing, how to best avoid them, and the general dangers of sudden maneuvers in a pack. We thought you might want to check out our reference doc: How to Race Safely on the Road. It's got lots of great info for racers – both new and old. Know a new racer? Let them know about it.

If you're looking for it in the future, you'll find it under the Riders section on the Site Map page.

          Friday, March 12:    Madera Stage Race Interim Results/Add'l Cat 5 Race Added to DT Davis Crit

 

Ken Hernandez, our results guru, has agreed to make interim Madera Stage Race Results available online this Saturday evening (3/13). He will make a post to the NCNCA Listserv with the link when the results are official. For those of you who want to be prepared for their release, copy and save this link, because it's where the results will be:

http://www.ncnca.org/road/2010/MaderaResults.html

In other news, the Cal Aggie Cycling DT Davis Crit has just added a second Cat 5 race, so if you're a Cat 5 who wanted in... now's your chance! You can register here:

http://bit.ly/a2KlVk

Have a great weekend!

          Thursday, March 4:    Questions on the Upgrading Process – Check Our FAQ

 

When the time comes to move up a category, most riders have questions. If it's your first time upgrading, you probably have a few. Luckily, we have an Upgrade FAQ right here on the NCNCA.org website. It's chock full of the info you need, including details on how to properly format a résumé for an upgrade request, which is pretty important.

We've made the Upgrade FAQ easy to find – from the NCNCA.org home page, if you click on the Site Map button near the top and then look for the section marked Riders on the page it takes you to, you'll see a link called Upgrade FAQ. Click it, and you've got the info you need.

          Wednesday, March 3:    March 2010 NCNCA Member Association Meeting, March 8th

 

The March NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, March 8th at 7pm. To attend in person:

Pleasanton Marriott Courtyard
5059 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 463-1414
 
To attend remotely (WebEx Instructions):

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=134923922&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting.
Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

          Monday, March 1:    Link to SBO Registration for DT Davis Crit Corrected

 

We noticed that our link to the Downtown Davis Criterium's SBO registration only directed people to Men's registration. We corrected it so that the link takes you to registration for both Men and Women. If you're a woman interested in the DT Davis Criterium, this is the SBO registration link you might have been looking for:

https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/events/index.xhtml?categoryId=23167&conversationId=95371

          Saturday, February 27:    SBO Info: Waiting List, Moves, Category Changes & Velopromo Events

 

As the season gets going, Dirk over at Sportsbase Online (SBO) wants to make sure that some vital info is out there regarding waitlist procedures and category changes. You can read the text below, or grab the same info in pdf form here: sbowaitlist2010.pdf

A Quick Overview of the Registration and Wait List Procedures and Category Changes

After you have completed your registration you will receive a confirmation email and your name will immediately appear on the Registered Athletes page.

If a category is full and wait lists are added, you will be added to the Registered Athletes page with a (W) next to your name: however, your credit card will not be billed.

If a spot becomes available, you will be removed from the wait list and added to the category and your credit card will be billed to correct amount. You will receive an email confirmation and your name will appear on the Registered Athletes page.

If you are on a wait list and no longer wish to be you can remove yourself by following these steps:

  • Go to www.sportsbaseonline.com
  • In the upper right hand corner select Profile
  • Enter your Username and Password and click "+Login"
  • On the left hand side of the screen is an option to View Your Events
  • Any Joined Wait Lists will be listed with a button to Remove From List to the right
  • Click on Remove From List
  • Confirm that you are removing yourself from the correct wait list and click "+Confirm"

If you request a category change your credit card will reflect a credit for the current category and a new charge for the new category. This allows for categories with different pricing to be billed correctly.

For Velo Promo Events Only:

If you can no longer compete in a Velo Promo event, you can request a credit by sending an email with your name, the event you are not competing in, and your category to Velopromo@sportsbaseonline.com. You will be sent confirmation that you have been removed from the event and a credit issued. There will also be instructions on how to redeem your credit.

Requests are processed immediately upon being received so please be sure before you send the email.

          Friday, February 5:    February 2010 NCNCA Meeting on February 22nd at 7pm

 

The February NCNCA Association meeting will be held on Monday, February 22nd from 8:30pm - 9:00pm at the Central Park Visitor Center Conference Room in Fremont (40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy). Click here for a map. You may also participate in the meeting via Webex.

How to Gain Access to the Meeting:

  1. Go to https://ncnca.webex.com/ncnca/j.php?ED=134467022&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM0
  2. Register for the meeting.
Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Note: If you already registered for this meeting, you do not need to register again.

More info on using WebEx: According to the WebEx help page, your computer automatically "downloads, installs, and configures Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. However, some systems restrict this automated setup, so you may need to download and run the Meeting Manager Installer before starting or joining a meeting."

If this happens to you (e.g. you have a Mac and not a PC), or you want to install the software in advance of the meeting, you can download Meeting Manager here. Choose the appropriate player from the choices at the bottom under "Cisco WebEx Player". Be aware, download and installation will take a few minutes, so allow for that if you plan to set it up right before the meeting.

The February NCNCA Association meeting agenda can be found here: http://www.ncnca.org/docs/newsarchive/agendafeb2010.pdf

          Thursday, February 4:    From USA Cycling: Radios Now Banned in All USAC Road & Track Races

 

In response to a request from the UCI that radios be banned in all national calendar races, the USCF Board of Trustees met and amended the rule regarding the use of race radios in all USA Cycling sanctioned road and track races. Radios will now be banned in all USA Cycling road and track races.

In 2010, race radios will only be allowed for use by teams and riders in UCI Category HC or Category 1 races in the U.S. per UCI regulations.

For the full article, click here.

          Wednesday, February 3:    List of Recent Upgrades Now Posted

 

The NCNCA Board would like to congratulate riders who have recently upgraded. Please take a moment to view the Recent Upgrades and join us in congratulating these teammates/friends/fellow racers.

          Tuesday, February 2:    Races Results Posted for Folsom Early Bird Crit (1/30)

 

Race results for the Folsom Early Bird Crit (1/30) are now up. You can link to them via the Road calendar or jump directly to them here: http://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?event=2010-242.

          Monday, February 1:    Upgrade Requests – Log In at USACycling.org (Please Don't Email NCNCA.org)

 

We've been getting a lot of upgrade requests by email at NCNCA HQ, so we thought we'd post a quick reminder that all CAT2, CAT3, and CAT4 upgrade requests should be submitted using the on-line system at http://www.usacycling.org – not via email. More details here: http://www.ncnca.org/docs/upgrade/. Thanks.

          Monday, February 1:    Chico Stage Race Registration Now 2/5; 1/31 Races - Results Posted

 

For those of you who were planning on registering for the Chico Stage Race (4/17-18) today, registration will now open this Friday (2/5). Also, both of yesterday's races (Sun, 1/31) have their results posted - you'll find them via the Road calendar, or you can click these links to get results for the Cal Aggie Criterium and the Early Bird Criterium.

          Friday, January 29:    NCNCA Premier Series Schedule Posted

 

The schedule for the NCNCA Premier Series has been posted to the Series Calendar, and Premier Series icons have been added where appropriate on the Road Calendar.

          Thursday, January 28:    Candidate Statements for Candidates for Vice President (NCNCA)

 

There is an upcoming election to fill the office of NCNCA Vice President. Below you'll find links to the candidate statements we've received so far:

Ron Castia

Eric Petersen

Jess Raphael

          Wednesday, January 27:    BAR/BAT Updated, Club Page Updated

 

Tonight we updated the BAR/BAT standings – they're now current through the Early Bird Road Race on 1/23. You can get to the standings by finding the appropriate link in the Series section at the bottom of the Sitemap page. We also refreshed the list of NCNCA Member Clubs to reflect recent registrations.

          Tuesday, January 26:    2009 NCNCA District Champions and Series Race Calendars Posted

 

Just posted - the official 2009 NCNCA District Champions list:

http://ncnca.org/docs/promoters/district_champions_2009.shtml

Also, we've got the calendars for the various race series:

http://www.ncnca.org/road/2010/series.shtml

If you're wondering if a race on the Road calendar is part of a series, there are icons to the far right of the race listing, and you can click through to the series calendars with the link at the top of the Road page.

          Friday, January 22 - 11:30pm:    Early Bird Road Race Going Ahead as Scheduled (Not Cancelled)

 

If you're registered for, or planning on racing in, the Early Bird RR in Patterson tomorrow morning, the race is planned to go off on time. The roads are open (as of 9pm), a County crew will clear any rock from the road at 3am, and Velo Promo will have a crew in front of the first riders in the event. As the Velo Promo site says, "A slide in the morning could still close things, but we'll be there ready to start. Weather itself looks good."

If you're looking for an update in the morning, feel free to check the Velo Promo site or this page. If conditions and/or race status changes, we'll get an update out.

          Wednesday, January 20:    Apple Pie Crit Cancelled

 

We just got word that, due to permitting issues, the Apple Pie Crit won't be held on February 6th as planned. It's listed as "postponed" on the Road race calendar because the promoter is attempting to have the event later in the year (possibly April). The word from Rene Goncalves:

"The Colavita Baci NorCal team will either give you a Credit for a future event, or a refund. You can ask via BikeReg for a refund, or email me, and I will forward to the team for a refund. If you want a credit for a future event, please let me know, so I can make a note of it... I am working with the city of Petaluma for a new venue... Please accept my and the Colavita Team's apology and we hope to see you at our other events."

          Friday, January 15:    2010 BAR/BAT Info Now Available (Rules, Schedule, etc.)

 

We've been getting lots of requests for the 2010 BAR/BAT information, and we're happy to say that it's now up on the site! You'll find everything you need via the links at the bottom of the page found here: http://www.ncnca.org/docs/.

          Friday, January 8:    Clubs & Teams, Come Out to Meet the Teams Day, January 24th

 

Clubs & teams – plan to join us at the Early Bird Criterium Training Series on Sunday, January 24th for Meet the Teams Day. Bring a tent and spend the day. This is a great way to showcase your club, socialize with other racers, and meet potential recruits! With the record number of EB participants this week, there are lots of men, women, and juniors who will be interested in knowing who YOU are and why your club is unique.

For more information, go here: http://www.ncncaracing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2009

          Tuesday, January 5:    January 2010 NCNCA Meeting on January 11th at 7pm

 

Monday, January 11th we will hold the monthly NCNCA meeting at the Central Park Visitor Center Conference Room (40000 Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont) from 7-9pm. For a map with this month's meeting location, click here. We'll broadcast the audio from the meeting at: http://www.stickam.com/ncnca. Tad Borek will moderate the on-line attendees and will also try to relay comments from people in the chat room.

The meeting agenda has been posted online – you'll find it here.

          Tuesday, January 5:    NCNCA Listserv Has Moved/How to Sign Up

 

The NCNCA Listserv has moved. It is now a function of the "NCNCA" Yahoo Group. If you'd like to be added to the listserv, it's easy to request being added, just go to: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/NCNCA/ and click "Join This Group!"

          Wednesday, December 30:    Early Bird Crit Series Mentor Training, Saturday (January 2nd)

 

Happy New Year - the start of the 2010 racing season is almost here. The Early Bird Criterium 5-week training series starts on Sunday, January 3rd (for more info on the series, click here).

To ensure that all of our mentors are on the same page we are holding the Early Bird Mentor Training event on Saturday for Category 1/2/3/4 and pro riders. Please note that a Category 4 mentor must attend this session to mentor during this series.

What: Early Bird Mentor Training
Why: To train mentors to give the new racer an excellent "first impression"
When: Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 from 3 to 5pm. A two hour session for mentors to share their skill strengths and question/answer period in hopes to improve our program.
Where: Corner 1 of the Early Bird course (Campus and Dumbarton Circle in Fremont, just off Hwy 84, east of the Dumbarton bridge) park up at the end of the cul de sac on Campus Ct.
How: On your bike, with warm clothes, ideas and questions.

Two concentrated areas, and one outcome goal for the day:
 
Concentrated Areas:
1) sticking to the curriculum and not letting new rider questions take you away from the core of the learning
2) effectively demonstrating the skills that the new riders are about to learn

Outcome Goal:
Volunteers on January 2nd will be "classified" and/ or self-selected into one of three groups:
1) Guest Speakers
2) Leaders
3) Mentors
* Experienced and new mentors (Pro/ Cat 1 through 3) should attend the Jan. 2 meeting if they want to be a leader.
* New mentors (Cat 4): MUST attend the Jan. 2 meeting if they wish to be a mentor.

Thank you for attending our mentoring clinic on January 2nd. We appreciate your willingness to improve and support the 2010 Early Birds.

–The Early Bird Team: Laurie Fenech, Laurel Green, Alan Atha and Larry Nolan

          Tuesday, December 1:    NCNCA Club Membership Application/Renewal (Online) Opens at 12:30pm

 

If you've been waiting to renew or establish your club's NCNCA membership, the wait ends today! Starting at 12:30pm, you can complete your club's membership application/renewal online at Sportsbase Online. All you need to do is follow this link:

http://new.sportsbaseonline.com/events/index.xhtml?categoryId=16773

          Tuesday, December 1:    2010 Early Bird Criterium Training Series

 

If you're looking to learn some criterium racing skills that will help you relax and ride faster, check out the just-released details on the Early Bird Criterium Training Series:

http://www.ncncaracing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1979

And if you're interested in helping out, the series relies on its volunteer base. New for 2010, they're holding a meeting at the Early Bird course for experienced racers that want to mentor. Details can be found by following the link above.

          Tuesday, December 1:    2010 NCNCA Calendar Has Been Posted

 

As promised, the NCNCA 2010 Calendar has been posted. You'll find it by clicking here or clicking over to the Road page. We'll be adding more information to the calendar as we get it (e.g. online registration links, contact phone numbers, flyers).

If you're a person, promoter or club putting on one of the races, when you get additional info, please pass it along to webmaster@ncnca.org. Thanks!

          Friday, November 6:    2010 NCNCA Officer Election Results

 

The results are in! Here are your new NCNCA Officers for 2010:

President: Lorri Lee Lown
Vice President: Michael Hernandez
Treasurer: Tad Borek
Secretary: Robert Leibold

Thanks to everyone who voted, a big thanks to everyone who ran and congratulations to our new officers! For complete voting results, click here.

          Monday, November 2:    2010 NCNCA Race Scheduling Meeting

 

The 2010 NCNCA Race Scheduling Meeting will be on Monday, November 2nd. The location for the meeting is:

Orinda Library Gallery Room
Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563-2519
(925) 254-2445

The meeting will start at 7pm. For those of you who don't want to battle traffic to get to the meeting, the location is very near the Orinda BART station. In addition to the race scheduling, it will be the last chance for clubs to cast their vote in the 2010 NCNCA officer election. Clubs that haven't voted online and who have their NCNCA delegate at the meeting can cast their vote at the meeting. Note that only a club's official delegate can cast the vote. When clubs join NCNCA they are asked to list a NCNCA delegate and an alternate delegate. A club can change their delegate if they submit notice in writing to the NCNCA secretary (Robert Leibold) before the start of the meeting.

Casey plans to broadcast the audio from the race scheduling meeting at http://www.stickam.com/ncnca_kc, but be aware that the broadcast might not happen for various reasons (such as: Stickam servers not working, Casey's computer dies, the wireless broadband card dies, etc.). Casey will also try to relay comments people in the chat room make to the live meeting, but priority will be given to the happenings at the live meeting.

Due to the extra time needed for the election, we will only be dealing with the Election, the race scheduling and possibly the BAR/BAT awards.

          Tuesday, October 20:    2010 NCNCA Officer Elections: List of Candidates, Candidate Statements

 

We've got your information for the 2010 NCNCA Elections. Get a list of candidates and see the candidate statements by visiting this link: http://wordpress.ncncaracing.com/?p=1361.

          Thursday, October 12:    October NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, October 12th

 

Monday, October 12th we will hold the October NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

          Wednesday, September 30:    Please Take the Masters Women BAR/BAT Survey

 

Attention women racers: To help develop a proposal to re-instate the Masters Women's BAR/BAT for 2010, which will be submitted to the NCNCA Board of Directors, please fill out the survey linked to below.

Feel free to share this link with the women on your teams and individual racers who might be interested. Thanks!

Link to Survey

          Friday, September 25:    2010 NCNCA Race Scheduling & Cal Cup 2009 Final Standings

 

We are now starting the process of planing out the 2010 race schedule. The first step is for promoters to submit their date requests. Download the date request form here – you'll also find it in the Promoters section of the NCNCA.org Site Map page. Instructions for submitting completed request entries are at the bottom of the form. It's important that we have an email address for a representative for each race so we can send this representative updated Info during the scheduling process.

If you know someone who is planning on doing a race next year who isn't on the NCNCA forum or email list please pass this information on to them.

All races in the 2009 California Cup have been completed and the final standings are in! To see the results of this year's competition, click here.

          Thursday, September 10:    September NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, September 14th

 

Monday, September 14th we will hold the September NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

          Thursday, September 10:     Report from Starla Teddergreen, NCNCA Travel Grant Recipient

 

A little while back, the NCNCA awarded Starla Teddergreen a travel grant so she could participate in the USAC Women's Development Program in Europe. If you want to see how things are going for her overseas, check out her first report from Europe.

          Monday, August 10:     August NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, August 10

 

Monday, August 10th we will hold the August NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

          Monday, July 13:     July NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, July 13

 

Monday, July 13th we will hold the July NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

          Wednesday, June 24:     Report #2 from Lindsay Myers (in Europe) – NCNCA Travel Grant Recipient

 

Lindsay Myers is participating in the USAC Women's Development Program in Europe. Here's her latest report.

          Monday, June 22:     Report from Lindsay Myers (in Europe) – NCNCA Travel Grant Recipient

 

Back in March, the NCNCA awarded Lindsay Myers a travel grant so she could participate in the USAC Women's Development Program in Europe. If you want to see how things are going for her overseas, check out her first report from the road.

          Monday, June 8:     June NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, June 8

 

Monday, June 8th we will hold the June NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

          Sunday, May 17:     Road Series & MTB Calendars Updated; New 'Jump To' Links

 

The road series calendar has been updated and series logos have been added next to races on the road calendar – this includes dates for the 'Ville and Cal Cup Series. The mountain bike calendar recently underwent a massive overhaul and now includes MTB races through December. For easier navigation 'jump to' links have been added to the road calendar, so you can jump right to the month you're interested in without having to scroll.

          Monday, May 11:     May NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, May 11

 

Monday, May 11th we will hold the May NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

          Friday, March 27:     New Official's Clinic – Apr. 26th, Soulsbyville

 

Every club should have at least two officials; here's your chance to become one! On April 26th, Sunday, in Soulsbyville, Robert Leibold will conduct a New Official's Seminar and Test.

There'll be a seminar on Sunday from 8:30am-5pm, covering road, track, cyclocross and mountain bike racing (location: Velo Promo, 19780 Soulsbyville Road, Soulsbyville, CA 95372 – 1.3 miles off Hwy 108 & 6 miles above Sonora). This will be followed by the open-book new officials test.

To sign up, contact Robert at velopro1@sonnet.com or call (209) 533-4996. The USAC rulebooks and official's manual Pt I are available online at https://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=369. For the test it is encouraged that people put the online rulebooks on their laptops and then use a laptop during the test. It's much easier to search for certain keywords using the search function than to scroll through page after page. If a 2009 or 2008 USAC rulebook is available, that should also be brought to the seminar and test.

For more information, click here.

          Monday, April 13:     Davis Chosen for U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame

 

Davis will be the new home of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, which is relocating from Somerville, NJ.

"We're very excited that the Bicycling Hall of Fame will move to Davis, which hosted the first Amgen Tour of California stage earlier this year" said Caroline Beteta, president & CEO of the California Travel & Tourism Commission and the U.S. Travel Association.

In a brief statement by President Dan Kehew, the California Bicycle Museum Board of Directors thanked the Davis community, the City of Davis, and the University of California, Davis for supporting the relocation proposal, which will involve integration with the California Bicycle Museum and thus a relocation to a larger facility in Davis. City of Davis officials are still in negotiations with several local facilities and will announce the new location for the museums within the next several weeks.

Dawn Wylong, president of the Hall of Fame, said that overwhelming Davis support for cycling tipped the scales. "The Davis community is passionate about bicycles, at every level, in every aspect of cycling," Wylong said. "In Davis, the Hall of Fame will be celebrated and appreciated for what it represents."

To read more, click here.

          Monday, April 13:     April NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, April 13

 

Monday, Apr. 13th we will hold the April NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

          Friday, March 27:     New USAC Official's Clinic – Apr. 4th & 5th, Santa Cruz

 

Every club should have at least two officials; here's your chance to become one! On April 4 & 5 in Santa Cruz, Robert Leibold will conduct a New Official's Seminar and Test.

There'll be a seminar on Saturday from 9 am to 5:30 pm, covering road, track, cyclocross and mountain bike racing (location: Louden Nelson Center, Laurel and Center Streets, downtown Santa Cruz - four blocks from SC Sclassic Criterium course). On Sunday, trainees will work with the regular officials at the Santa Cruz Criterium in Santa Cruz, and then take the open-book new official's test during the final event of the day.

To sign up, contact Robert at velopro1@sonnet.com or call (209) 533-4996. For more information, click here

          Sunday, March 8:     March NCNCA BOD meeting – Monday, March 9

 

Monday, Mar. 9th we will hold the March NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read at the meeting.

          Wednesday, March 4:     BAWC Series at the MPGP

 

The 2009 BAWC Series begins Sunday with the Menlo Park Grand Prix!

The first of 9 Series races, the Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix p/b Hawk Relay is the place to be next Sunday! In addition to the Category 4 and Category 3 Series races, the MPGP will also offer a Women's 1/2/3 race this year. This is a rare opportunity for category 3 women to race twice in one day, and a great chance for women's teams to all race and support their teammates in all categories!

For the Category 4 and Category 3 Series races, BAWC will add to the already great prize lists:
·$50 "team primes" in each race, with Left Coast Racing Team sponsoring the Category 4 primes and Team Roaring Mouse sponsoring the Category 3 primes
·Crocs gift certificate primes
·Zambrano Coffee primes and podium prizes
·Urban Oasis gift certificates
·additional cash for each podium place, sponsored by NCNCA

Pre-registration for the MPGP ends Wednesday evening. Register online now, compete in the Series, and support the Menlo Park Grand Prix!

The 2009 Women's Racing Series, run by Bay Area Women's Cycling and sponsored by NCNCA, is a points series with individual and team competitions. Points are automatically awarded to women who enter the category 3 and 4 Series races. Team points are awarded when two or more women from the same team compete in the same Series race. To learn more, visit our web site: http://bawcycling.com/series.html.

          Wednesday, February 18:     Snelling Alerts

 

Snelling road race will have chip timing/results this year.

This means there will be two steps to registration. (1) You will need to get in line for registration as usual (show license, sign/turn in form, pick up numbers), and then (2) go to the chip desk, to pick up your timing chip. There will be people there to help put them on your bike, so bring your bike to that line. Immediately following finishing (or dropping out), go to the station just off the loop before returning to Snelling town to have your chip removed. Do not cross the finish line backwards after finishing; it will give you a later finish.

Alert: the start order has changed.

          Wednesday, February 18:     BAR/BAT and JPS standings posted

 

The BAR/BAT and Junior Points Series standings have been updated.

Check out the BAR women, BAR men and BAT (overall and by category) standings today!

Check out the Junior Points Series standings today!

          Wednesday, February 11:     Butterfly Criterium Advocacy

 

A memo to the NCNCA community from Bruce Skidmore, race director for the Butterfly Criterium:

PACIFIC GROVE CITY COUNCIL
Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 6:00 p.m.
Council Chambers - City Hall - 300 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA

We are pleased to announce that the Butterfly Criterium currently scheduled for Sunday, May 31, 2009, is now on the Pacific Grove City Council agenda for Wednesday, February 18, 2009. We already have the support of all downtown PG organizations and this is the last step in the approval process to bring back this storied race to our community. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm and we are currently projecting to have our issue discussed and hopefully approved under "new items" around 7:30 pm. The agenda will be posted on the city's website by 5:00 pm this Friday where we may have an updated time for our agenda item.

It is extremely important that we have a large showing of local support for this event. The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce and the Ghost Tree Racing Team is requesting all area cyclists and their families/children show up to show their support by attending this meeting. Cyclists are requested to wear appropriate team cycling shirts, vests or jackets. Please also distribute this email to all interested parties across the cycling community.

Here is the link to PG City Council meeting guidelines

For more information, please contact any of the following Ghost Tree Racing Team officials:
Kip Evans, Director of Communications, cell 831-601-9042, email kip@kipevansphotography.com
Jon Shoemaker, Sponsorship Director, email shoemakerfloors@yahoo.com
Andrew Leisner, President, cell 831-233-1700, email aleisner@mac.com
Bruce Skidmore Race Director, Cell: 831.233.0437, Bruce@mccvb.org

          Thursday, January 22:     NorCal High School MTB League Events

 

Gear and Lycra Drive: Your old gear can get a second life and help out new League riders. We will be collecting equipment at Early Bird Race #4 on January 24th. Gear can also be dropped off at any Official League Shop (or the film screenings).

Movie screening: A fabulous documentary, "Road to Roubaix." This film puts the 2007 Paris-Roubaix, the most famous one-day spring classic, into historical perspective mixing old footage with new. The movie is showing in Larkspur, Berkeley, Palo Alto, and Folsom before and during the Tour of California. Between now and January 24th everyone gets two tickets for the price of one! Click here for tickets and information.

          Monday, January 12:     January NCNCA BOD meeting

 

Monday, Jan. 12th we will hold the January NCNCA meeting at Marie Callender's restaurant in Concord [map].

We gather at 7 PM, and the meeting starts around 7:20. Audio from the meeting will be broadcast beginning around 7:20 PM. If you log into the chat room you can even offer your comments via text messages, which will be read to the meeting.

          Monday, January 12:     2009 Junior Points Series

 

The 2009 NCNCA Junior Points Series has been posted.