Posted: June 7th, 2015 | Filed under:Featured, Race | Comments Off on June 14th: The Historic Riverton Criterium
Bicycle Therapy asks that you come join us, along with the people of the beautiful town of Riverton, New Jersey on June 14th for one of the finest road racing events of the season, the Historic Riverton Criterium. The race itself is a 6 turn, 0.8 mile course of unbridled crit-racing fury racing through the historic beauty of the Riverton town center.
The course is extremely spectator friendly, and with multiple races across men’s and women’s categories and side events, such as a kids’ race and the ever-popular Fireman’s race for charity, we’ve got a full afternoon of racing and fun for the whole family. Racing starts at 1:00 pm at 4th and Main streets! Come hang with your favorite Bicycle Therapy staffers and Arrow Racing competitors, along with the wonderful people of Riverton. We’ll see you there!
If you want to mix it up and try to make the podium, head over to the race registration page on BikeReg. All the pertinent info is there, but to sum it up, the first race will be the Cat 4s at 1:00pm, followed by a kids race, the Masters 35+, an older kids race, and finishing up the day with the CAT 1/2/3 race. Even if you don’t win, take comfort in knowing that proceeds from the race go to support the Riverton Free Library.
One of the great additions for the HRC 2012 will be the crew from SRAM Neutral Race Support. SRAM NRS will be there to aid the racers with top notch technical expertise and equipment, so if something goes wrong, the riders will have the best in the country helping to get them back in the race. The SRAM NRS crew is super nice, so even if you’re not racing, just stop by and say hi.
Another new feature the HRC 2012 will be the Specialized Test the Best demo truck. If you’re looking for your next bike and you want to see just how good a Specialized ride can be, bring your gear and ID and have some fun. Check out the Test the Best Road East page for more info or just put it in on your calendar.
If you just want a great excuse to get out of the city and enjoy the festivities, “like” the Historic Riverton Criterium on Facebook, then mark your calendar and get ready.
We’ll provide more updates and info as they come, but in the mean time, check out the links and stop by the shop.
If you’re not already familiar with Neighborhood Bike Works, you really should be. Here’s what they do:
“The Mission of Neighborhood Bike Works is to increase opportunities for urban youth in underserved neighborhoods in greater Philadelphia by offering educational, recreational, and career-building opportunities through bicycling; it also promotes cycling as a healthy, affordable, environment-friendly form of transportation.”
How cool is that? From their after-school programs, to their summer camp, to their employment opportunities for young people, to their work in the cycling community and beyond, NBW is a great organization and they deserve our support. We might be a little biased – both Andy and Toby used to work there – but can you blame us?
Long story short, if you support cycling and kids, and you’re looking for a something fun to do on May 5th, check out the race, the ride, the after party, and support NBW in the process.
There’s really no other way to say it: Bicycle Therapy-Melitta Racing had a great weekend on the cyclocross course. Like, a really great weekend. Between Saturday and Sunday at the Long Island Super Cross Cup and Kutztown Cross, the team won six races, took two second place finishes, and multiple top-tens. Not too shabby.
Domination at the Long Island Super Cross Cup:
Linda Mattioni beat the women’s 3/4 field both days, and Nathalie Anderson finished twice in the top ten.
Mikey Green won the men’s 2/3/4 race on Sunday and Brendan McGrath took second place both days.
Meanwhile in Kutztown…
Gerry Adasavage, Dan Langlois, and Jack Drummond won the Men’s Elite, Masters 35+, and 3/4 race respectively.
Pro Triathlete, medical doctor, Ironman 70.3 Champion, motivational speaker, Blue Cycles sponsored rider, and all around awesome person Amanda Stevens will be in town next week for the Philly Tri.
She’s got a little time in her busy schedule, so if any of you have tri questions, she’ll be at the shop next Tuesday (the 21st) from 6:30 – 7:15 for a Tri Q&A. Please note, space may be limited, so please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP. Thanks!
Whether you’re a seasoned athlete looking for an edge or you’re getting ready for your first event and you’ve got some basic questions, or you just want to get a little pumped up for the Philly Tri, Dr. Stevens is here for you.
The 1st Annual Historic Riverton Criterium was last Sunday and it was, well, FANTASTIC! Great races, riders, fans, organization, and a wonderful day overall. For anyone who couldn’t make it or for those of us who were there and love the memories, here are some images from the day, courtesy of Lee Rogers. Enjoy!
So, uh, remember that bike that Specialized announced on Wednesday? Well, Matt Goss from HTC-Highroad just rode it to victory in the 2011 Milan-San Remo Spring Classic! We’ll check the record books, but this might be the first time a bike was ridden to victory in it’s debut race. One-for-one, batting 1000, however you want to say it, the new Venge is off to an amazing start.