We’ve added a date to our TNT Calendar!
WEDNESDAY June 10th.
Same times, same place. Please come to make this fun and worth the extra effort that our volunteers are putting in!
Reminder that tomorrow May 19th is a go! Yeah.
After tomorrow we have a long break until June 16th.
Tomorrow looks like this:
Junior’s race for FREE – please thank Red Peloton for sponsoring this juniors night of free races!
Volunteer marshals are:
Team Swift & Early Bird Women’s Racing
Let’s hope we have a bigger turn out than our last race. If not for our Sebastopol Bike Center sponsor who paid for the night (please stop in and thank him next time you are in Sebastopol), we would have been in the red ;(. Bring your friends, give us a shout on FB, like our new Facebook page, post on your websites. It’s word of mouth that will get more people out there to race their bikes.
And we got more goodies, a supply of Lagunitas beer from Jim Forni, socks from Capo Test Team, some Jelly Belly candies, and a few Camelbak items. Yeah, thank you all for your generosity.
Just a heads up that June 16th marshals will be Red Peloton. Kirby Construction will be our sponsor who has generously sponsored part of the night, Yeah! Thank you!!
And as usual, thank you to our volunteers. Wordshop for our red vines and M&M’s, and NorCal Bike Sport for our bread!
See you tomorrow. Marshals, dress warm and bring chairs.
NO I will not be giving out Margarita’s. Sorry!
Colavita will be marshaling again this week!
Please don’t be offended or take it personally if you don’t get the chance to mentor! Please remember that it’s just me out there, assigning mentors, marshals, answering questions and signing riders up to race. I try to do the best I can to make everyone happy, but sometimes, well you know. Don’t be hatin, doesn’t mean I don’t luv!
This night is fully sponsored by Denver Booker of Sebastopol Bike Center! Thank you so much, and please remember to thank him! Also would be nice if you thanked and ‘liked’ all of our sponsors on Facebook. Without all of their support, we couldn’t do this. Please go to our Sponsor page to see who they are. They pay for nights, supply coffee, bread, jewelry, nutrition, free junior racing, wine, beer, gift certificates and more.
Reminder, there will be no races on May 12th.
And just in case you didn’t see, we have a new Facebook PAGE versus a Facebook group. The group will soon be inactive. So please like the new page so you can continue to get updates.
We had our first Wheel Chair race ever, with two entries. Marc Moons and Paul Stimson were neck and neck for the one lap race, with the “W” being a tie! Congratulations to both winners. I actually think Paul Stimson won, but being the good sport that he is, he eased up a bit right at the line. Thank you both for participating!
It was a nice warm evening with the best turn out we’ve had in probably two years! Woohoo, thank you all for coming out and making it a fun night. The fields were nice and large, which makes it all the more fun to watch. We even had a line at registration (sorry, next week I will have help, just in case), but that’s a good thing, right.
We found a GOLD wedding band in the parking lot (before everyone got there) with an inscription of “Erica”?
The last race (P123) had a bit of a touch of wheels which took out a few people, with Drew Gonzales and Dr. Todd getting the worst of it. I think the bodies faired ok, but I know Dr. Todd’s front wheel was a mess!
The results/points series page has been updated.
Thank you to Tim Burgess of Rally Point Wines for fully sponsoring the night and providing us with lot’s of amazing wine. And thanks to the Sonoma County Vet Connection crew for coming out and sharing their information, I don’t think they raised a lot of money, but hey, every little bit helps.
As usual, thank you to all the volunteers, and sponsors for your continued support.
See you next week, May 5!
Sorry this is coming so late. We’re on for tomorrow, yeah!
Colavita will be up for marshaling duties for this week AND next week.
Tomorrow is fully sponsored by Rally Point Wines. Thank you so much to Tim Burgess.
Tomorrow is our Wheel Chair race to honor Paul Stimson. I was hoping for actual wheel chair racing, but if only Paul in racing his wheel chair, you will all just have to catch him. 5:30….
Also tomorrow Tim Burgess of Rally Point Wines would like to ask you to support the Sonoma County Vet Connect a local non-profit organization whose mission is to provide outreach to all former military service members and their families and to assist them in obtaining access to services and benefits due them for their service to our country. 100% of all donations directly help veterans in Sonoma County and 100% of donations stay in Sonoma County, vet-connect.org There will be a table at registration with literature and to accept any donations.
Mentors: I know you want to warm up, but really only 3 mentor for the Juniors, Women, and Cat 4/5. No mentors for the 3/4 or P123 races. And please, no jumping in without a vest. You can warm up by riding to the TNTs, ha! And if you have on a vest and asked to Mentor, please Mentor!
Thank you to everyone that showed up last week, for marshaling, officiating, donating product and helping with equipment and hay setup/teardown. You all ROCK!
See you tomorrow. Don’t forget if it’s warm out, it will still get cold!
Don’t forget, preme points are now 3 points each and not 5. It was announced before each race last week, and on the website. I just wanted everyone to be sure they knew.
Don’t forget to tell people to “like” the new FaceBook PAGE, I won’t be updating the GROUP page any longer.
One night of racing down and 8 to go. Good turn out, but it was cold.
The fairgrounds were ready for us, and the familiar faces showed up to race, and some new faces, thanks for coming out.
Thank you to our volunteers for Marshaling, Officiating, Mentoring, Setting up and Tearing Down.
A huge thank you to Paul Stimson for supporting and paying for our juniors to race for free.
Thank you to WordShop for providing all the riders with goodies for their sweet tooth, and to NorCal Bike Sport for supplying the bread and to Mikes Bikes for this weeks gift cards.
We had 14 women/girls show up to race. Great racing ladies. Look what Jen won, she was a happy Colavita oil camper!
And look at the awesome goodies we got for premes and winnings!!! Thank you Colavita for the awesome Olive Oil, Pasta and Pasta sauce.
Thank you Rally Point Wines for the cases of wine. Woohoo!!
The TNTs gave away some beer, bread, pineapples and movie gift card!
Results and Points Series have been updated and posted! Also, I changed the point for premes from 5 points to 3! Why, because it was suggested and I thought why not!
Tomorrow is our first Tuesday Night Twilights!!!! Be there!!!!
Just in case you forgot 4/21/15 happenings:
Juniors Race for free sponsored by Paul Stimson. A huge huge thank you to Paul.
Volunteer Marshals for tomorrow are Team Swift and Early Bird Women’s Racing
please come to registration for vest and radio. Dress warm and bring a chair.
We still need a volunteer for the start/finish PLEASE. You will be there from 5:15
through the last race, and can get people to help you with identifying bib numbers
for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and the preme winners. Please email me if you can do this.
Thank you Brea for stepping up to do this!!!
It get’s cold, so don’t forget to bring something warm to ware.
The points series will happen and work as it did last year, unless someone has better ideas.
1st place 10 points
2nd place 7 points
3rd place 5 points
All premes are 3 points with two premes per race.
Thank you to Jess Nierenberg of WordShop for providing funds for our goodie table (peanut butter, nutella, jam, bread, M&Ms and Red Vines).
Thank you to NorCal Bike Sport for providing funds for our “Bread Winnings” yeah!
A huge thanks to our setup/teardown crew who show up no matter what, to Dan Petersen for taking care of and transporting our hay, and to Scottie for his continued support in storing and transporting the TNT equipment.
Please don’t forget to thank everyone for marshaling, cheering, and supporting the TNTs.
A heads up for next week, 4/28/15:
Wheel Chair race honoring Paul Stimson (please pass this information on), I’m not sure what this will look like, we might just have to make it up as we go.
Colavita (thank you)
Dennis Brodowski will be our start/finish dood from this date to the end (thank you)
Tim Burgess of Rally Point Wines has generously paid all expenses for this night, will donate wine and will have a fund raiser to support Sonoma County Vet Connect (vet-connect.org)
I think that’s it, let’s hope for some good turn out this year. If I forgot anyone, I’m sorry!
Lot’s of good stuff, great sponsors, product (promised) and paperwork nearly done.
2015 TNT dates are as follows
April 21, 28
May 5, 19
June 16, 30
July – Sonoma County Fair
August 18, 25
Juniors Race for Free Nights
April 21 sponsored by Paul Stimson (thank you so much)
May 19 sponsored by Red Peloton
June 30 sponsored by Velo Fratello
August 18 sponsored by Bici Sport
September 1 sponsored by Red Peloton
Here are some exciting things that will be happening
April 28 will be our Wheel Chair Race (flyer) night in honor of Paul Stimson. This event and night is fully sponsored by Tim Burgess of Rally Point Wines. You will see Sonoma County Vet Connect at registration, a local non-profit organization whose mission is to provide outreach to all former military service members and their families and to assist them in obtaining access to services and benefits due them for their service to our country. 100% of all donations directly help veterans in Sonoma County and 100% of donations stay in Sonoma County. Please consider donating to this very good cause on this very special night.
May 5 Sebastopol Bike Center is generously sponsoring an entire night.
June 30 Kirby Construction is generously sponsoring half the night.
September 1st we will hold the very very successful and exciting to see all the Mountain Bikers OMNIUM night.
September 1st will also be our fun & thrilling to watch Kids Race
Thank you to Norcal Bike Sport for sponsoring four (4) nights of BREAD and to Jess Nierenberg of Word Shop for sponsoring our M&Ms and Red Vines and to Pete Lenzi of Lenzi Real Estate for putting up $120.00 race winnings for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Cat 4/5, Cat 3/4 and P123 races (depending on rider count, see the TNT flyer)
Don’t forget to bring/save your TNT race bib numbers. You can pre-register on this website using paypal, and you save 10% if you prepay for the entire series and print/pre-fill out a release waiver. Remember that you only need to fill out ONE waiver for the entire series.
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