Dune Cross 2012

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 Ahhhhh, Spring.

The snow is melting.
The days are warming.
The flowers are budding.
And the sand/gravel/dirt/grass are just screaming for some traffic.
C’mon out to the first-ever (that we know of, anyway), DuneCross cyclocross race.
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 11:00 a.m.

Location: Shore Acres Park (between Holland & Saugatuck, Michigan)

A,B,C (men’s and women’s)
Possible Fat Bike

Registration: Day of event

Cost: $20 for first race; $10 for additional races
Shore Acres Township Park is only a few hundred feet from the Lake Michigan shoreline and is also the home to the historic Felt Estate and lots of great mixed terrain. This means it’s a perfect location for tearing it up on ‘cross bikes.

Better yet, we’re raising money for JDRF, the leading funder of research for type 1 diabetes. In addition to the race, plan on a 50/50, cool raffle items, and more.

Unsure of what cyclocross is? Read more here.
Other questions? Contact us.

Member Meeting January 9, 2012

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In case you weren’t able to attend, here’s a quickie on some of the things we discussed at the meeting.  I’m not big on long formal meeting minutes, so if you need details, contact your favorite board member….better yet, come to the meeting.

New president Kevin Allen gave a recap of happenings in 2011

Yankee Springs Time Trial update – Registration has been open since mid-November. John Anderson is back with his sound system and announcing talents.  Dan Clark will design this year’s 2012 artwork for shirts, glasses and posters.  Youth Cycling will run our kid’s race event for 2012. Gault/RaceMgmt is back as our timing system operators.  As of January 9th we have over 100 pre-registered racers toward our cap of 700 for the 2012 race.  First committee meeting will be sometime in February.

Volunteers needed:  Yankee Springs Time Trial 4/22/12 (funds 40-50% of what we do), State Games of Michigan scheduled for 6/23/12, Trifecta mostly likely 5/20/12 but keep checking to be sure.  Give a shout out to Kevin Allen so he can get you on the volunteer list. (more…)