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DD2TB-logoThis years Double Down 2 the Beach will be held on June 7th 2014.  The Burlington Velo Club is excited to once again be putting on this fund raising event.  Last year we were able to award three $1000 dollar scholarships to local high school graduates with the money raised from this event.  This year we are expecting to award more scholarships, since this event will now be open to 200 riders.  Riders should expect another, relatively flat, 200+ mile supported course to the east coast of north Carolina.  The starting point will be in our home town, Burlington, North Carolina, while the destination point will remain somewhere close to Wilmington, North Carolina. Registration opens March 1st.

It is time to pull out your night riding gear, charge your batteries, and come ride with us on Monday’s and Thursday’s! The lack of daylight is forcing us to transition to weekday night rides.

 

Jim Hartman has proposed the pace specified below for Monday nights. Please post if you are interested in joining Jim as he may up the pace IF there is no interest in 12-14mph.

Monday night rides – 7:00p
*15-20 miles/12-14mph. avg. pace.
*Headlamps and tail lights are Required.

Thursday night rides – 7:00p
*20-22 miles/16-18mph. avg. pace.
*Headlamps and tail lights are Required.

Saturday morning rides – 10:00a *40-50 miles/16-18mph. avg. pace.
*This ride usually includes a stop midway at a coffee shop.

Unless posted otherwise, all rides leave from 231 Burke St. in Gibsonville.

PLEASE check the Burlington Velo Club Facebook page prior to showing up for a ride, as rides will be cancelled if the weather is not favorable for riding or temps fall below 40 degrees.

For those of you who missed the monthly club meeting, our updated weekly ride (spring) schedule is as follows.

The Weekday rides will start at 6:00pm on Mondays and Thursdays. We will keep the distance at 20 miles until our sunsets are a little later. *Tail lights are highly recommended.

The Saturday morning rides will start at 10:00am with a distance of 45-50 miles.

Unless posted otherwise, all rides leave from 231 Burke St. in Gibsonville.

PLEASE check the Facebook page prior to showing up for a ride, as rides will be cancelled if the weather is not favorable for riding.

We have several centuries and metric centuries in the works for March and April. Watch the BVC website and FB page for updates.

-Jamie King

Dacia Marathon

Although the month started with cold weather, BVC heated up the local races with some solid results. The first weekend brought a full day of racing at the Triangle Velo Winter Ace Speedway Race. In the Master’s race, Chris Woods went after several breaks eventually getting in one that stuck resulting in a 3rd place finish. February 16th brought some cold and wintery weather which changed the Hagan-Stone Duathlon to a 10k trail run. Donna Hill and Rich Vanderford endured the icy conditions with Donna taking 2nd in her age group and Rich placing 9th overall and 1st in his age group. On the same day about 250 miles southeast, Dacia Benton achieved a PR at the Myrtle Beach Marathon with a finishing time of 4:04:18. Great BVC results!

BVC Race Result

2/02/2013 Chris Woods Triangle Velo Winter Ace Speedway 3rd Master 40+
2/02/2013 Chris Woods Triangle Velo Winter Ace Speedway 8th CAT 3/4
2/16/2013 Dacia Benton Myrtle Beach Marathon 4:04:18 PR
2/16/2013 Donna Hill Hagan-Stone Duathlon 2nd age group
2/16/2013 Rich Vanderford Hagan-Stone Duathlon 1st age group

Rich-Disney

Congratulations to Rich Vanderford for achieving a PR at the Walt Disney World Half Marathon with a finishing time of 1:32:47. In the same race, Donna Hill also obtained a half marathon PR of 2:06:40. Donna went on to take the Goofy Challenge and followed the half marathon with a full marathon the next day, setting a PR of 4:48:13. Great races!

 

BVC Race Result

1/01/2013 Donna Hill 2013 Resolution 5k 26:49 PR
1/12/2013 Rich Vanderford Walt Disney World Half Marathon 2:06:40 PR
1/12/2013 Donna Hill Walt Disney World Half Marathon 1:32:47 PR
1/13/2013 Donna Hill Walt Disney World Full Marathon 4:48:13 PR

 

Hello BVC Race Team riders,

The Ace Speedway Race Series starts 4/02/2013 for 7 weeks (every other Tuesday night). Download the flyer here.

The Ace Speedway Series offers us the opportunity to get the most BVC riders involved and practice teamwork within the races. So, please try to make these races. These are early season races with many of the big races occurring after the series end.

Also, check out and bookmark this site,

http://www.ncsccyclingassoc.com/RacingInfo/Calendar/tabid/56/Default.aspx

This is the NC and SC race calendar. Here you can find most of the races in our area.

Chris

For those of you who missed the monthly club meeting. Here is our updated weekly ride (winter) schedule. Note the later start time for the Monday night rides.

PLEASE check the Facebook page prior to showing up for a ride as the weather is hit or miss this time of year. Those of us leading the rides will post the day of the ride if we are canceling due to less than favorable conditions or temps below 40 degrees.

Monday night rides – 7:00

  • 15-20 miles/14-16mph. avg. pace.
  • Headlamps and tail lights are Required.

Thursday night rides – 7:00

  • 20-22 miles/16-18mph. avg. pace.
  • Headlamps and tail lights are Required.

Saturday morning rides – 10:00

  • 40-45 miles/16-18mph. avg. pace.
  • This ride usually includes a stop midway at a coffee shop.

Unless posted otherwise, all rides leave from 231 Burke St. in Gibsonville.

Don’t let your bike collect dust all winter, come out and join us for a ride!

Well done on a great 2012 season. Each person received a $40 gift certificate to cycles de ORO.

Our 2013 Executive Committee was announced at our anual Christmas party.

They are:

Congratulations to our 2013 Executive and thank you for your willingness to serve our club in 2013.