Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekly Mountain Bike Rides Update


Ok, based on some feedback from last weeks email, we will not be switching from Wednesday night to Thursday night rides.  Instead, we'll be doing both!  This will give people ample opportunity to check out more places to ride in CT and also help with busy after work schedules.  For this week we will be headed to West Hartford on Wednesday and Sessions Woods in Burlington on Thursday.  Shop departures will be at 5:00 on Wednesday for West Hartford and 4:45 on Thursday for Sessions Woods.  On trail for both at 5:30.  If you have any questions or need directions to the ride sites, please feel free to call the shop at 860-828-3428.  I have also planned out the next couple weeks, so check out the schedule below to see where we'll be heading.

In other news, the Cutting Edge Downhill team completed their second race weekend, this time at Plattekill Mountain in New York.  In Cat 1 Mens, Halston Mendes placed a solid 9th out of 33 riders.  Sam Raynor was not as fortunate, suffering a broken collar bone that will sideline him for a few races.  In Cat 2 Mens, Sawyer Alix finished 1 spot off the podium in 4th place with our youngest team rider, Ben Bodycoat 3 spots behind in 7th.  George Bodycoat had one of his best rides at Plattekill over a rough course finishing 10th in a group of experienced, Cat 1 40+ riders.  This season our team is receiving support from Transition Bikes, Oakley Goggles and Fox Clothing.  Look for consistent improvements throughout the season as they continue to run the Eastern States Cup series. 

Ride Schedule:

Wednesday May 30 - West Hartford Resevoir - Park at Main Lot
Thursday May 31 - Sessions Woods in Burlington - Park at Main Lot

Wednesday June 6 - Middlesex - Park at top of Bear Hill Road
Thursday June 7 - Hurd State Park - Park at Upper Lot by Traffic Light

Wednesday June 13 - Tylers Mill - Park at End of Road by Bridge
Thursday June 14 - Millers Pond - Park in Parking Lot - Duh

Other Riding Inspired Activities:

Saturday June 9 - Pivot Demo at Hurd State Park - 9-2 - Parking at End of Main Roads by Carlsons Pond
Friday June 22 - Sunday June 24 - Nemba Fest!  Party at the Cutting Edge House Saturday Night

See You Out There!