Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Dear Friends, Please join us in St. Francisville for the fourth annual Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 11, 2013. This event is held in memory of our son Jordy. The events include bike rides of 60, 40, 20, and 5 miles; a 5K trail run, and a 1-mile fun run. Everyone also has the option of entering the “Red Bug Hill Challenge,” a timed event from the bottom to the top of Red Bug Hill. As in the previous years, we will have good food, music, and a raffle with many nice items. In 2012 you helped us raise over $26,000.00 for children in Louisiana with Spina Bifida. We hope you can join us for a fun day in the beautiful hills of West Feliciana. Thanks! Marie and Mike Rourke P.S. For more information and to register, go to our website, , or directly to www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2082711.
the Annual "No Such Thing as Impossible®" Bike Ride Join us on St. Patrick's day in St. Francisville for the fifth annual "No Such Thing as Impossible" ...
Cycle Zydeco & FestiVÉLO de Lafayette Cycle Zydeco 2013 (April 4th-7th) Registration for Cycle Zydeco is open and closes on March 1st or when capacity is reached. You can visit the LAtrail.org website for details . CycleZydeco.com will be updated in the future. FestiVÉLO de Lafayette (April 7th) April is Lafayette's Bike Month and it kicks off with FestiVÉLO de Lafayette at Parc Sans Souci (201 E. Vermilion St.). This is the finishing party for Cycle Zydeco & several local regular rides will start and finish here as well. FestiVÉLO is a free to the public there will be 3 bands, beer, beverages, food and several bicycle related exhibits and functions. Come out and celebrate bicycling at FestiVÉLO is Sunday April 7th from 10:30am to 6:00pm. Visit the TRAIL event facebook page to stay connected () Thanks, Scott@LAtrail.org
Monday, February 25, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Dear Friends, Please join us in St. Francisville for the fourth annual Red Bug Hill Challenge for Spina Bifida on May 11, 2013. This event is held in memory of our son Jordy. The events include bike rides of 60, 40, 20, and 5 miles; a 5K trail run, and a 1-mile fun run. Everyone also has the option of entering the ?Red Bug Hill Challenge,? a timed event from the bottom to the top of Red Bug Hill. As in the previous years, we will have good food, music, and a raffle with many nice items. In 2012 you helped us raise over $26,000.00 for children in Louisiana with Spina Bifida. We hope you can join us for a fun day in the beautiful hills of West Feliciana. Thanks! Marie and Mike Rourke P.S. For more information and to register, go to our website, /, or directly to .
Monday, February 18, 2013
My dear friends and fellow cyclists: The road of life is full of challenges and difficulties. No matter how big they are and how daunting they may seem, I firmly believe that if we accept these challenges as soon as possible, we can carry on to do extraordinary things in spite of them. After all, adversities are sent to us to enhance the purpose of our lives. These ideas are what inspired me to found the annual “No Such Thing as Impossible®” bike ride to benefit the McMains Children’s Developmental Center of Baton Rouge and its Wheels to Succeed program, which will celebrate its fifth year on March 17 in St. Francisville. We are looking forward to another wonderful event and successful fundraiser, but I have recently encountered a personal obstacle on the way: On Monday, February 18th, I will start another chemotherapy treatment in Houston, Texas. The treatment will last 3-4 months, which will unfortunately prevent me from attending the event. However, my doctors are optimistic, as am I, that we can once again overcome what is just another challenge on the road of life. And I want to reassure you that my physical presence is not necessary for the generous community of Baton Rouge and local cyclists to mobilize in solidarity with my mission: Helping the beautiful children at the McMains Center who need our support. I will be with you that day both in spirit and through the presence of my children Carlos Mario, Ana Marcela and Sebastian, my grandchildren Alek and Lucas, and our families. I ask that you participate at this event in my name. Bring your families, and invite all your friends to register at www.wheelstosucceed.org. Please remember that this event is for everyone, and you do not have to ride a bike – just come have fun and enjoy the company of the wonderful children from the McMain's Center. If you would like to help sponsor the event, please visit the above website for details. I thank you so much for your help, and I hope to see you again at next year’s event. Always remember: There is no such thing as impossible! Sincerely, Jairo Alvarez-Botero
Friday, February 15, 2013
Attention all trail maintenance volunteers: I am keeping a spreadsheet with a total of TM hours by person and date. I only have records from the sign-in sheet from the BREC-BRAMBA work days. So,... 1) If you show up to BREC work day, please sign the waiver/sign-in form so that the club can accurately track volunteer hours. At the Jan event I had only 11 names but 14 or 15 showed up. 2) If you do significant trail work outside of TM days, please send me an email with date, hours worked, a description of the work project, and photos of "before" and "after". I do NOT troll on FB day and night so if you post your work but do not notify me I may miss your post. Thank you and I hope to see a good turnout to our next TM day Saturday, Feb 26th, 9:00 AM at Hooper. Yvette Woodward
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Monday, February 04, 2013
Track night, THIS Wednesday night. 7:30pm. It's Fun, It's Free. 20min Paceline Warmup Open 25 Lap Scratch Race for all the marbles. Open Flying 200m *I believe the park only has the 53cm rental available right now. We still have a few rentals that we can provide if you ask about it. Dustin Michael Drewes
We had 12 intrepid spirits brave The Beast Trail for 6 Hours on Saturday. Contrary to the concerns of some, all 12 racers competed without serious injury to life or limb. The weather and trail were PERFECT!!! A big thanks to everyone who came and raced on Saturday! The results are shown below. I didn't have the ages for a couple of the racers. Please send me your age if you would like it included in the results. Please let me know if I have misspelled anyone's name or if you notice any other problems with the results. I want to give a BIG thanks to folks who worked on the trail prior to the race and who volunteered during the race. Wayne Cox, Jeff Vaughan, Jason Evers, and Blair Krogh put in dozens of hours prior to the race getting the trail in tiptop shape. Mike Collier, Travis Hill, and John Wild helped out on race day to keep things running smoothly. I plan to officially submit the race results to USA Cycling tomorrow or Wednesday after I make sure everything is correct. Please let me know about any problems or concerns with the results as soon as possible. Charley Rome