Happy Valentines Day!
So here’s an update (still working on flyers)!!
Thank you so much to our new sponsors and our returning sponsors! LOVE YA!
We still have the following dates that we will need course marshals:
April 7 (I’m happy to throw this date out of the schedule)
Juniors nights (race for free)
August 18 (sponsored by Bici Sport)
Would love more sponsors for the juniors race nights, $200.00 covers one night! If I don’t get more sponsors for the juniors races, I won’t be able to give them free nights, sorry!
April 28 Wheel Chair race night & fund raiser (more info to come from Tim Burgess) Entire night sponsored by Rally Point Wines
September 1 Omnium
June 16th (Kirby Construction is sponsoring 1/2 the night)
Frank will not be returning this year as our start/finish line official. I need a replacement and you do NOT have to be a USAC official. It’s easy, I give you a bell, a clip board with a sheet for each race, and lap cards. You start the race, time it and hold up lap cards when appropriate, ring the final lap bell when appropriate, announce premes when you want and document on the sheet 1,2,3 place and the preme winners. I’m sure people will be more than happy to help out while you are out there. And it’s FUN!
What date should we set aside for the kids race?
Also, if anyone is interested in a meeting of the minds to see how we can get more interest or do more fun things, please let me know if you are able to meet. I’m still available on Feb. 18th, meet at Echelon if we’d like to throw out some ideas.
The TNT season ended with some pretty exciting racing. Not only did we have some great point series competition, but we were the first event of the First Sonoma County Omnium. There were a lot of new faces that represented the Mountain Bike crowd and it was great to see them out there.
The points competition winners were a given for the Women’s and the Cat 3/4 races with Angel Garbarino and Ryan Clarke untouchable. The exciting and close races were the Juniors, Cat 4/5 and the P123 races. Gianni Lamperti and Isaiah Chass were neck and neck in the Juniors race, Isaiah came up short with some mechanicals, and Gianni definitely had a race plan to take the win and the points series. Eric Blackburn was well in the lead in the Cat 4/5 race until early season I moved him into the Cat 3/4 race for more challenge. Doing this meant that he could no longer challenge Will Sitch who was also untouchable in the Cat 4/5’s. Don’t worry, Eric Blackburn won a nice runner up prize! The P123 race was truly exciting where Mike Charleton and Charlie Schneider were tied coming into the last race of the season. I’m sure there was some crazy strategies going on, and lot’s of friends being made to make the racing fun and close. Mike Charleton came out on top winning by 6 points.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone that came out to participate. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors!
Let’s put our heads together and see how we can keep the TNTs alive for next season with more points series racing, lot’s of sponsors and more omniums!!
Have a safe and fun rest of the racing season and don’t forget to get out there on October 12th to ride the Cycle With Champions, the annual Team Swift fund raiser event. You can donate, buy raffle tickets and pre-register (please) on line at www.teamswift.org
Just a friendly reminder that we’ll be back out at the fairgrounds tomorrow with
Juniors Race for FREE night.
The following race for FREE (based on their wins at the last TNT):
Isaiah Chass (juniors and cat 4/5)
Points Series Finals:
This is the final TNT of the season meaning that the competition will be at it’s highest.
The points winners will draw from a hat and can win a gift card valued at 250.00 all the way up to 500.00. These are the current point leaders and the runners up:
Gianni Lamperti 86 points
Isaiah Chass 76 points
Angel Garbarino 106 points
Emily Abraham 56 points
Eric Blackburn 59 points
Will Sitch 58 points
Ryan Clarke 89 points
Jason Buckley 54 points
Mike Charleton 74 points
Charlie Schneider 74 point
This week is the Sonoma County Twilight Omnium week:
August 19 Tuesday Night Twilights
August 20 Wednesday Night Dirt Crits 5:15
August 21 Thursday Road Bike Individual TT put on by Bici Sport in Petaluma 6:15
A huge congratulations to all our Team Swifties for their great results at this years Nationals!
Also a huge congratulations to Ryan Eastman, currently racing with Trek Factory Racing as a stagiare.
I think that’s it, hopefully I remembered everything. See you all out there!
Kudo’s to the great performances by our Team Swift Juniors at Nationals on the TT course. Luke Lamperti won his second TT national championship in the 11/12 age group. Isabella Brunner on the podium with a 3rd in the 11/12 age group. Gianni Lamperti and Emily Abraham finished top 20 with Ben Cook and Isaiah Chass in the top half of their categories. Shout out to BMC’s devo team for a U23 win by TJ Eisenhart in the TT and a 4th from Swift alum Tyler Williams. So proud of them all.
On another note, due to the lack of turn out due to Nationals and the 4th of July holiday, our turn out for July 1st resulted in no Juniors race (expected) and no women’s race, that one is interesting, only three women showed, and I am pretty sure that there are more than 3 women that race out of Northern California. Would love to understand why the women are not showing. I was going to cancel the July 8th race but have decided to go ahead and put it on since it’s paid for, but I have a feeling the turnout might be small again.
Just an fyi, on July 1st I know there we additional preme’s added to the last couple of races because of the amazing product donations made by the Amazing Fighin Boba’s, whoop whoop, thank you so much. But I am NOT going to give points for those additional premes. I know you were told they would count, but I don’t think it’s fair to change the way we’re doing points mid stream. So don’t freak if the total points that I’ve posted aren’t what you think you got. My rules….ha!
July 8th Marshal volunteers: Red Peloton
July 8th, Juniors race for FREE thanks to James Randolph owner of Lou Saare!
July 8th the following winners will race for FREE:
Cat 4/5: James Fisher
Cat 3/4: Eamon Keating
P123: Charlie Schneider
July 8th, KIDS racing night. PLEASE NO CHALK AT THE FAIRGROUND, we will get charged if there is chalk on the road or the sidewalks, sorry. Red Peloton will be heading up the kids at registration, please please sign a waiver for your little one and get a bib number. Be careful and have fun.
Here’s the scoop:
Youth Cyclists of Sonoma County
Come participate in the Tuesday Night Twilights this 2014 Season
One Night Only, Special Categories for Young Riders
Tuesday July 8, 2014
All participants begin at 6:20 at the registration area.
Bring your helmet, arrive early for instructions,
sign a waiver and get ready to ride the course!
Tricycles and Training Wheels – finish straight away 300 yards – meet at registration after completing a waiver
Up to 8 years old – 1/2 lap -meet at registration after completing a waiver
9-14 years old – one lap+ -meet at registration after completing a waiver
Come celebrate another great year of racing by riding the same course as the racers. All participants receive special recognition of their accomplishment.
Attention Adult racers – Please help our youth cyclist by volunteering during this event. Join us at the registration area at the finish of the 4/5 race (before the 3/4 race begins) in order to help lead the riders around the circuit. Course marshals – let’s make sure our young riders stay on course.
Race Results and Points Series have been updated.
The following Riders will race for free next week because they won their race on June 17th:
Juniors: Ryan Clarke
Women: Isabel Brunner
Cat 4/5: William Sitch
Cat 3/4: Jim Forni
P123: Gavin Murray
Next weeks volunteer marshals June 24:
Don’t forget to check out the Thursday Night Time Trials in Petaluma. Check out Bici Bikes of Petaluma webpage and Facebook for details.
Happy Fathers Day to all you pops out there. Hope you are having a great day!
We’re on for this Tuesday! Remember Diane and Tim won’t have the CC reader
so Cash, Check or paypal (online) while I’m gone.
The following race for free because you won at the last TNTs:
Juniors: Luke Lamperti
Women: Jen Kruger
4/5: Aria Kiani
3/4: Jim Forni
P123: Jonathan Lee
This week our volunteers are team Colavita (thank you so much), please arrive by
5:15, or a bit earlier if possible.
June 24th volunteers are Red Peloton.
Please race safe!
Thanks so much,
A huge thank you to Mike’s Bikes for providing the TNTs not only with marshals, bringing a gang out to race but also for making it a Mike’s Bikes night. Thank you so much for coming all the way up to Santa Rosa and adding to the fun.
Thank you to my Registration Team in training who will be manning the marshals and registration while I am gone from June 6th – July 18th. I know everything will run smoothly.
Thank you to Seth Wood of Red Peloton for his donations of gift cards and kewl water bottle from Wood Four Brewing Company. It’s very appreciated.
Yup, you read it here, we have a hashtag….#Tuesdaynighttwilights. YEAH!
Anyone lose a pair of glasses during the 4/5 race (I think). They aren’t in great shape, but I’ve got them.
Please be mindful of your language while racing, I know it’s in the heat of the moment, but there are kids and parents around. Please just be careful and think before you react. YOU are the one we look to to help teach others, please set the example.
June 3rd stuff:
Volunteer Marshals Team Swift and Early Bird Women share night
Uber Bikes will be sponsoring the night, yeah.
Juniors race for FREE, thank you James Randolph from Lou Saare You need a fender bender mender, he’s the guy!
The following race for free:
Jrs: Luke Lamperti
Women: Emily Abraham
Cat 4/5: Tyler Symcox
Cat 3/4: Eamon Keating
P123: Dana Williams
Just to remind everyone of our racing schedule:
June 3 – Juniors Race Free, Volunteers Uber Bikes night and Team Swift/Early Bird Women
June 17 – Volunteers Colavita
June 24 – Volunteers Red Peloton
July 1 – Volunteers Amazing Fightin Bobas
July 8 – Juniors Race Free, Volunteers Red Peloton
August 19 – Juniors Race Free, Volunteers Red Peloton
If you are a mountain bike racer, a cat 4, cat 5 or a strong unlicensed racer, but thirst for the competition of mixing it up with the fastest riders in the last race at the Tuesday Night Twilights, then we have an opportunity we know you can’t pass up.
Even though the last race of the night is reserved for experienced road racers from category 3 to professional, the program “A Chance in the Big Leagues” will allow one rider per Tuesday to join in the fast race, an amazing, competitive challenge.
“How do I sign up for this?” you ask. Well that part’s pretty easy. Apply (or nominate someone, with their approval) via email toVeronika@tuesdaynighttwilights.com. All you need to do is let us know:
1 Your name, contact info, experience, and team (if applicable)
2. If you are licensed or not: MTB license? CX license?
3. Briefly state why you want to be selected to A Chance in the Big Leagues.
4. If you nominate someone, make sure you have their permission to do so and include their email address on the request/nomination submission.
Your name will be entered in a weekly drawing, on the Thursday prior to the race. The winning selection will be drawn from the entries and then vetted by a three-member panel and the approved name will be announced on the TNT’s Facebook page and website as well as directly to you via email. One entry per week will be selected.
You never know what kind of amazing talent the fast race will bring out on any given week. Many, many seasoned pros, world champion medalists, Tour de France yellow jersey wearers and national champions have come out to light it up at the TNTs; Steven Cozza, Rushlee Buchanan (NZ Olympian and current NZ road champion), Westly Gough (NZ Olympian), Alison Tetrick, Laura Charameda, Peter Stetina, Scott Nydam, Glenn Mitchell, Mike Sayers, Ryan Eastman, Levi Leipheimer, Dave Zabriske to name a few.
The standard Race Entry of $15 will apply.
Let us know if you have any questions. If you or your team knows of someone you would like to nominate, email their name in to us.
Next week (5/27) the following amazing riders race for free:
Ryan Clarke (duh)
Points Series stats have been updated
Next weeks Marshals (May 27) Bike’s Mikes, it’s also Mike’s Bikes night!!!
I’ve heard rumors that they will be showing in full force, should be a GREAT night of racing. Oh Yeah!!!
June 3rd team marshal volunteers are shared by Team Swift and Early Bird Women
June 3rd is sponsored by Uber-Bikes
June 3rd Juniors race for free thanks to Lou Saare
Oh, need help with the start finish, I’ll help with the last race since I had sooo much fun the other day! Hoping Ryan Eastman will help out again, arm in sling and all.
Just a couple of changes:
June 3rd will be Juniors FREE racing night, NOT the 17th.
Mike’s Bikes will be hosting May 27th, they will be marshaling and have bought the night so all expenses will be paid by Mike’s Bikes!
Uber-Bikes night be will June 3rd, Denver Booker has bought the night, so all expenses will be paid, yeah!
Points leaders to date:
Jrs: Ryan Clarke 50
Women: Angel Garbarino 62
4/5: Eric Blackburn 39
3/4: Ryan Clarke 52
P123: Mike Charleton 35
Remember on the last day of the series, the points leaders from each racing category (so 5 people) will pull from a hat and win an awesome gift card donated by your most awesome bike shops that will have values of $250.00, $300.00 and several at $500.00.