Cross Creek Cycling Club Wins Another Award

Last year’s Division III Club of the Year, the Cross Creek Cycling Club (Fayetteville, N.C.), moved up to the Division II ranks this season and was promptly awarded that category’s highest honor. No stranger to awards, the club has also earned Best New Club of the Year in 2004 and Master’s Club of the Year in 2005. Also in 2007 and again this season, the Cross Creek Cycling Club was named USA Cycling’s Master’s Club of the Year for its contributions to programs that cater to riders aged 30 and up.

Cross Creek promotes the North Carolina State Criterium Championships and hosted 36 educational clinics and seminars focused on junior development, cyclo-cross, bike safety and more. The group also held a USA Cycling Officials Clinic where 13 members became certified class-three officials. Cross Creek also prides itself on its contributions to several charitable organizations including Operation Spin Cycle, the Wounded Warrior Project, Ride Without Limits, Special Olympics and many more.

USA Cycling also chose the Cross Creek Cycling Club as its Master’s Club of the Year this season because of its master’s-related programs and initiatives. Cross Creek features a master’s program that places juniors under the watchful mentorship of several master’s riders. Following the completion of each race, the club’s master members provide valuable feedback to the developing riders. The club also conducted 10 mentorship rides in 2008.
USA Cycling 2008 Announcement. Of course, I am a member of this cycling club, although this year much of my riding has been away from Fayetteville.

P.S. VeloNews carries the same announcement. [picked up from twitter]

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Upcoming C4 Ride~ New Years Day Ride

Copied from the Cross Creek Cycling Club Website:

“Welcome in the New Year with a ride. This will be a social-paced ride of about 55 miles. The link to the ride map on MotionBased is here. Ride will start at 9:00 am from T&H (Carolina Rim & Wheel on Dunn Road) the normal Saturday ride start location. There is one stop planned at about the half-way point (the Hardees Gas Station exit 72 in Dunn). So far the weather is looking good but check back as we get closer for updates. Remember this is a social-paced ride so let the “A” legs take a break.”

Join us…

C4 wins another award

USA Cycling announces 2007 ‘Club of the Year’ recipients

The Cross Creek Cycling Club (Fayetteville, N.C.) was named Division III Club of the Year. No stranger to awards, the club also earned the Best New Club of the Year in 2004 and Master’s Club of the Year in 2005. Also this season, the Cross Creek Cycling Club was named the 2007 USA Cycling Master’s Club of the Year for its contributions to programs that cater to riders aged 30 and up.

Cross Creek promoted the Dragon’s Challenge Omnium and the North Carolina State Criterium Championships and featured 36 educational clinics and seminars that focused on cyclo-cross instruction, bike fit, winter riding, bike safety and maintenance, beginner development and nutrition. Cross Creek also prides itself on its contributions to several charitable organizations including the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Special Olympics, Bike to Iraq, Habitat for Humanity, Ride Without Limits and Operation One Voice.

USA Cycling also chose the Cross Creek Cycling Club as its Master’s Club of the Year this season because of its master-related programs and initiatives. Cross Creek features a master’s program that places juniors under the watchful mentorship of several master’s riders. Following the completion of each race, the club’s master members provide valuable feedback to the developing riders. The club also conducted three master-specific racing clinics.

Turkey Turn Around–Actual

The ride’s 0711070906CrankinFor Crohns other name is Crankin’ for Crohns. It was a good ride. The early morning temperature was 27 degrees. It was about 41 degrees at ride time–9:06 a.m..

Here are a few more photographs:

Dane also completed the metric century

Just before ride start

The RIDE:
This was an out-and-back, so what if I missed the last turn
[rushing through an intersection] and rode 64 miles versus 63 miles.
It was good for my heart and I still arrived before the other metric century riders.

Please visit my MotionBased Digest to view my rides or
use the Crankin’ for Crohns link above for ride details.

Of course I dressed for the occasion [30 degree temps]
I removed the shoe covers, the C4 windbreaker, my undershirt, another top,
and glove liners at the first rest stop. I retrieved those items at the end of the ride.

This was a GREAT ride for a worthy cause. It was well supported. The route was well marked. It is a shame that only 13 riders participated [several from out of town]. Hopefully, next year more riders will support this ride. C4, let’s do this!!!

C4 Club Ride-Saturday, Oct 27, 2007 – Club Century Ride

Four County Century Ride (+other options). The first annual end of the riding season full century ride. Time: Registration at 7:30 a.m.; start riding at 8:00 a.m.. Start at Rockfish Community Center. Routes: 36, 64 and 100 miles routes will be available. The 100 mile ride is doing the 64, then the 36-mile ride. After the 64-mile ride, take a 30 minute break and go out again. C4 will be one of the few club rides to offer a true century. Register thru Active.com.–$10.00.

At this point, I still plan to ride My VK2. I’ll confirm that Mark Mathis, Seyboro Cyclist, is still coming and riding his ‘bent.

Today’s Ride Summary–Special Event

I realized my goals in today’s ride–complete the ride in approximately 3:45. My Actual time was 3:46:48. I only stopped for 1 minute & 39 seconds. I would have been nice to have had a 3:30 time–that’s for the “young” really fast guys & girls.

As I was riding, there seem to be a problem with whether or not my mileage was being recorded. As some point, I’ll re-ride to route to see if I have a different distance.

For now, I’m sated.

Actually, today I receive a special facebook treat. Maybe, I’ll share that at some point. Anyway, the treat made me happy. That, and the ride, makes for a GREAT day!

Pictures at the start of today’s ride

Normal C4 Club Ride

Only 27 miles, but at an average speed of 17.6 mphPace lines make a difference, even though I lagged a bit today and we slowed it down coming back in. I also ended the ride with a flat–good I did not ride a longer distance.