The Official Word

by Rich Savitt



* The Free Lap Rule

* Race Numbers 101


by Sue Griesbach

The 2014 race season is fast approaching, and in addition to the ever-popular State Championship events and time trial series', there are several events that usually draw lots of Canyon Velo club members.  First and foremost is our own annual race, the Roger Millikan Memorial Criterium on Sunday February 9.  This is the club's primary supply of funding for the year, and our only sponsored event.  We need club members and family members to volunteer to help out.  Pat Meagher will again serve as Volunteer Coordinator.  Thanks Pat for all you do!  There will be information on volunteer sign-ups coming out soon.

There are currently about 11 club members signed up to do the Stagecoach Century on January 18 in Ocotillo, including two team time trial teams.  This is not a USCF race, but it is a timed event if you care to know your results.  I'm pretty sure that Paul Leek holds some of the course records out there.  Get in some early season miles, there's still time to sign up!  More info here.

March brings the Southern California tradition of riding the Solvang Century.  Again, this is not a USCF event, but a well-organized event with great scenery, and lots of fun for the whole family to spend a few days escaping from LA.  Book your hotel room early, as things always fill up.  The ride is on March 8, and more info is here.

The SCNA Master's Championships are early this year!  The Master's championships will be in Bakersfield on April 19, and the Super Master's championships will be in San Luis Rey on April 26.  Watch the SCNA race calendar for more details.

April 27 is the date for this year's annual Diabetes Ship to Shore ride.  Another non-USCF event that can be whatever you want it to be.  There will be racer boys at the front, and lots of casual riders following along behind them.  The route goes over the big blue bridge, and through Palos Verdes so you get to see lots of places we don't normally ride.  Three CV members are signed up for our team so far.  Sign up or donate to their fundraising here.  

The SCNA Individual Time Trial championships will be held on May 24 in the usual Lake Los Angeles location, with the TTT events on May 31.

Join the company of your teammates at some of these great events!



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