Monday, April 01 2013 @ 12:50 PM EDT
Contributed by: Andrew Botterell
Weather permitting, the first race of the 2013 Training Series will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, April 2) at 6:30pm at the Innovation course. No points will be awarded for this event, although we will keep track of the top 5 finishers. The Innovation course is in generally good condition, although on Sunday there was a fair amount of dirt on the back of the course, so riders will need to pay attention. As always, we need volunteers to help officiate our Tuesday night races. If you plan on participating in the series on a semi-regular basis, please email me (Andrew Botterell) and indicate which races you'd be willing to officiate (keeping in mind that Police & Fire and Granton do not need officials). If nobody volunteers to officiate for a scheduled Tuesday night event the event will simply be cancelled, so it's up to riders to make time to help out the club and the other riders.
In addition, and in the hopes of increasing the number of women participating in LCW events, I have added a Women Only race on Tuesday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 21 at the Innovation course, with both races starting at 6:30pm. All categories of women riders (Elite, Master, and Junior) are welcome, and participants in the Women Only race are more than welcome to race again with the B's at 7:00pm if they would like. If this format goes well I would be happy to schedule more such events going forward. Feedback, etc., is, as always, welcome.
Finally, please note that due to insurance concerns only LCW members will be allowed to participate in Tuesday night races. That means that having insurance through another OCA club is no longer enough; you must join the LCW to benefit from our racing and training series.