PVC Race Team 2017 Program Announced

On Wednesday, November 16,  PVC announced its new race program for 2017. Approximately 30 members of the club were in attendance, as race organizers Ted Darling, Linda Braley, Paul Weiss, Kevin Woodhouse, and David Brink outlined the program.

Interested members will need to (a) renew/become a member for 2017 and (b) complete the online form indicating the races in which you will compete by January 31, 2017. (Note that there is a 5 race per discipline minimum for each discipline in which you intend to race).

The program objectives are identified as follows:

  • Support PVC racing across 3 disciplines
  • Promote local racing and races
  • Build comradery among team members

To participate, the following requirement are indicated:

  • PVC Member in good standing
  • Commit to 5-race minimum in each discipline in which you wish to compete as a PVC team member and take advantage of team member benefits (below)
  • Race exclusively for PVC during for 2017, including wearing the PVC team kit while racing.

Team member benefits discussed included the following

  • Reimburse for committed races at 100% (limited to priority races identified by the team (see lists to follow)
  • All other races reimbursed at club rate ($20/race)
  • Group training
  • CycleMania Equipment sponsor benefits
    • Priority Service @ CycleMania
    • %30 Off 1 Bike*
    • %50 Off Team Helmet TBA
    • %50 Off Stages Power Meter
    • 2 Free Tires (up to $75ea)
    • 10 Free Tubes
    • All Bikes and Helmets will need to be submitted and Paid in full by January 31st (and cannot be ordered during the season) to assure delivery in time for the season. It would be great to get the Stages order in at that time as well but we can do Stages orders in-season.
    • *Bikes will be Trek and capped @ a 10 bike total for the Team

The Mountain Biking program was identified as follows:

Leader: Kevin Woodhouse, kevin_woodhouse1@yahoo.com

  • Fat Tire Classic, CT (April)
  • Weeping Willow, MA (May)
  • The Pinnacle, NH (June)
  • Bond Brook, ME (June)
  • Statham Hill Festival Race Series, NH
  • Carrabassett Backcountry Challenge, ME (July)
  • Boston Pro XT, MA (July)
  • Titcomb Mtn, ME (August)
  • NECS #6 – Treasure Valley Rally (August)
  • Bradbury 12 hour Challenge, ME (August)

 2017 PVC Mountain Bike team

 There are about 35 trail races in New England each year starting in April and ending in October.  These races range in both difficulty and length and are great for beginners as well as experts.  The PVC Mtn bike race is targeting these 10 races in New England that represent the full range and level of difficulty offered.   With the importance of supporting local races, this list emphasizes those races held in Maine.

 The Road Racing program was outlined as follows:

Leaders:

Linda Braley lsbraley@yahoo.com
Jane Monaghan wojanedesign@yahoo.com
Ted Darling tdarling@vontweb.com

The following races will be prioritized based upon rider interest:

  • *Scarborough Crit series, Scarborough, ME (April-May)
  • **Maine TT series, TBD (maybe a PVC TT ?)
  • Quabbin, Ware, MA (April)
  • Myles Standish, Plymouth, MA (May)
  • Tour of the Battenkill, Greenwich, NY (May 7)
  • Ken Herrod, Harvard, MA (June)
  • Purgatory, Sutton, MA (June)
  • Fitchburg Criterium, Fitchburg, MA (June)
  • Yarmouth Clam Festival, Yarmouth, ME (July)
  • Tour of the Hilltowns, Windsor, MA (July)
  • Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Club Criterium, Lewiston, ME (August)
  • Concord Criterium, Concord, NH (August)
  • Witches Cup, Salem, MA (August)

*You may use two (2) Scarborough Crit Races against your minimum race commitment.
**You may use two (2) Maine Time Trial races against your minimum race commitment.

The CycloCross program was outlined as follows:

Leader: Paul Weiss, weissp@me.com

  • White Park, CX, NH (September)
  • Suckerbrook CX, NH (September)
  • Gloucester VERGE CX MA, 2 Day (October)
  • Downeast CX, ME (October)
  • Casco Bay CX, ME (October)
  • Orchard CX, NH (October)
  • KCX VERGE, CT  2 Day (October)
  • Northampton VERGE MA, 2 Day (November)
  • NBX RI, Day 2  (December)
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2 Responses to PVC Race Team 2017 Program Announced

  1. Is it possible to add the Nutmeg Criterium to the road race list? It is held the day before the Purgatory and makes for a nice back-to-back race pair. The two races are also pretty close to each other.

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  2. Chris Darling says:

    I would second the Nutmeg race. I usually do this one anyway…the course is great, road through park was actually designed as a bike race route.

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