The Clinton Training Race is this Saturday. This year the training race is a fundraiser for UM Cycling. Here's the latest for the weekend:
-I've gotten several questions about the group ride leaving Missoula Bicycle Works at 10:45. This is not mandatory. Last year we had a great ride out with MT Velo. It's a fun time to catch up with racing friends without hyper-ventilating. Also, with a short training race it's nice to get the extra miles.
-The race format has changed slightly. We will be scoring each group; A, B, and C separately.
-I will have a few registration forms at the start in Clinton for people who can't make registration in Missoula. The last thing I want to do is register people last minute before the race begins........but I like people from Bozeman. So, that's your warning....if your from Missoula you have no excuse to not register at MBW. Besides Alex is setting up a sick TV with Milan San Remo!
-Lastly, they old MTcx safety talk. The DOT race permit is strict on what kind of racing we can have on this course. It was too late to change the venue and so we're going with it. Basically, racers are on a group ride with follow vehicles. Corner marshals will be at every corner, however they are not allowed to officially stop traffic. Ideally, I would like racing to be single or double file. I understand racing is racing and I can't control everything, but please be safe and use your head. This is a training race; time to test the legs, meet with old friends, and be SAFE. Tamara is our head official, please listen to her for all the warnings before you take off. Megan and Dusty have marked all the potholes on the run in to the finish. Joey L and John W are the C group chaperons. Elliot is the B group chaperon. Bring your racing questions to them.
Thanks for reading. I'm excited to see everyone on Saturday.