We’re back in full swing. Here are the 2011 Tuesday Night Twilight dates:
April 5, 12, 26
May 3, 10, 24, 31
June 21 and 28
July NO RACES SCHEDULED due to Santa Rosa Fair
August 23, 30
As most of you know I will be traveling pretty frequently this year so I have put a team of awesome people together to help keep the TNTs fun and exciting!
NEW Women’s Introductory Race:
We are going to offer to all women who have raced between 0 and 10 races who are a cat 4 or less to come out on Tuesday nights and race in the first race, which is the juniors race. You will be mentored by our very own All Sport – Team Swift coach Laura Charameda, and working with Mariko Fischer of Echelon Cycle & MultiSport. The race is 20 minutes and will be a way for you to learn the etiquette of racing in a group, Cornering, safety, and much more. There will be no prizes, or primes, this is just a way for you to gain experience.
Sponsors , Sponsors, Sponsors:
Liz Peacock of Spoke Folk Cyclery will be heading up and handing out the primes and 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winnings each Tuesday. If you have items to contribute, please contact Liz at Spoke Folk, or see her each Tuesday Night. Thank you so much to all our sponsors for all of your generosity.
Don’t forget to follow the TNTs on FaceBook and watch for updates, John Piasta will be the FaceBook admin, thank you John!
Glenn MadDog Mattsson will be converting this website from Iweb to WordPress, so stay tuned!
I have put together a process that we hope will help gather our volunteers each week. There is a google docs spreadsheet that lists all the volunteers who have signed up either on an individual basis or through their club team that will be monitored each week to determine if we need more people. There’s always room for more help of course, but right now the plan for marshal’s are; Red Peloton (turn 3), Collective (turn 2), Boba’s (turn 1) this will be their ‘weekly’ duty. All Sport-Team Swift, Colavita, Echelon, Red Peloton, Collective and the Boba’s will provide a person from each of their teams to ensure that we have someone to help marshal, setup and tear-down of equipment and straw, a runner for the results sheet, someone to ensure the bathrooms are clean and any other duties needed to run the crits.
Day Light Savings Time:
Our summer series of races will begin on April 5th at our normal race times:
Juniors, 20 minutes, beginning at 5:30
Cat 4-5, 30 minutes, beginning at 6:00
Cat 3-4, 35 minutes, beginning at 6:35
Pro123, 45+/- minutes, beginning at 7:10
In order to keep the race times consistent, the longer races may be cut short by 5 minutes at the discretion of Frank our official so that the racers of the final race will not be racing in the dark. If this is the case it should only be for the April 5th and April 12th dates and only the 3rd and 4th races will be shortened. Please be understanding if YOUR race is cut a little short.
We will have a bit less straw on the course this year. Tim Campbell of Friendly Feed is generously donating straw again and Neil Martin has donated a small trailer to transport the straw. Tim has been our straw supplier for over 20 years and has advised us of the most critical locations for the straw. Thank you Tim and Neil for your support. Team Colavita will host the Apple Pie Criterium at the Corporate Center again this year and will be using insulation vatts. They will inform us if the insulation is a success or not, this might be an additional option for us to combine with the straw, or use in lieu of straw.
The TNT Crew:
Bruce – Volunteers
Lisa – Registration
Tracy Barhydt – Registration/Volunteers
Glenn Mattsson – Registration
Frank Ammirata – Race Official
Neil Martin – Straw transport
Scottie Roberts – Equipment transport
Liz Peacock – Primes
Comps for Volunteering:
2011 race volunteer comps will be as follows NO CHANGES. You MUST receive a VOUCHER and it must be signed off by registration or you will not be comped!
oMarshal all races in one night = One race comped
SETUP/TEARDOWN of Equipment
oSetup/tear-down in one night = One race comped
oTwo Setups = One race comped
oTwo tear-downs = One race comped
oSetup/tear-down of STRAW in one night = One race comped
oTwo Setups of STRAW = One race comped
oTwo tear-downs of STRAW = One race comped