Spokeswomen Racing provides volunteer support to Apex Racing for the annual Ballard Criterium. This year the chance-of-shower forecast was replaced with a spectacular mostly sunny day of racing. Over 10 team members showed up to help facilitate and watch this fan-favorite race.
Women’s Pro/1/2/3 ladies at the start line.
Seattle may be having a record wet winter/spring, but we’re still out riding! Here are some highlights from the past few weeks:
Dash Point Mountain Bike BuDu Series – 4/9/2017
A brief spot of sunshine made for a delightful trip to Tacoma.
2017 Dash Point. Photo credit Woodinville Bicycle
Maura – 4th, Cat 2 ladies 19-29
Chelsea – 2nd, Cat 3 ladies 19-34
Heather – 2nd, Cat 3 ladies 35-49
Anita – 3rd, Cat 3 ladies 35-49
Mason Lake #2 Road Race – 4/9/2017
On the same day as the Dash Point race, Barbara and Linda carpooled down to Shelton, WA for another great road race, placing 10th and 12th, respectively.
2017 Mason Lake #2
Wednesday Night Worlds – 4/19/2017
Despite a wet forecast, the rain held off during the actual race to allow Meg to cruise to 2nd place in the season opener of the popular summer mountain bike series.
2017 Wednesday Night Worlds. Photo credit: NW Multisport
Spokeswomen Racing has been active despite record rainfall in February and March. Tracy, Barbara, Heather, and Tara tested out their legs at some early season road races, while Maura sought out some wet dirt (aka mud!) for some off-road bike racing.
Feb 25. Women’s Road Racing Clinic and Races at Pacific Raceways
2017 Icebreaker Time Trial
Maura placed 5th overall (Cat 2) in her first mountain bike race (Henry’s Ridge by BuDu Racing). She followed this up with a 2nd place overall (Cat 2) the following weekend at the very muddy Port Gamble race. Awesome work, Maura!
2017 Henry’s Ridge MTB
2017 Port Gamble West Side MTB Series
Spokeswomen Racing rung in the New Year with our annual team potluck brunch, meeting, and kit distribution. We’re looking forward to a fun-filled 2017!
We had buckets of fun at the November 13, 2016 Woodland Park cyclocross race (season finale for the MFG Cyclocross season). The course featured mud, twisty turns, technical descents, barriers, run-ups and loads of cheering and support from fellow team members.
Muddy post-race smiles.
Congratulations to all our ladies who showed up to brave the mud:
Rachel Hovel – Cat 3, 3rd place
Tara Mixon – Cat 4, 2nd place
Linda Nalis – Cat 3/4 masters, 10th place
Tracy Chen – Cat 4
Cathy Downs – Cat 4
And thank you to all our teammates who came out to support and cheer!
Racing is always more fun with teammates!
A few days of wet and stormy weather culminated in a fabulously muddy day of cyclocross racing at Magnuson Park for the MFG Cyclocross #4.
2016 Magnuson CX
Cathy, Kristen, and Lisa pre-race (And pre-mud)
2016 Magnuson Park CX
Congratulations to Spokeswomen Racing for some outstanding performances:
Rachel- Cat 3, 3rd place
Heather – Cat 3, 4th place
Alexie – Cat 3/4 Masters 40+, 3rd place
Linda – Cat 3/4 Masters 40+, 16th place
Cathy – Cat 4, 5th place
Lisa – Cat 4, 30th place (and on a mountain bike with a shoulder injury!)
And thanks to all the friends, family, and teammates who came out to cheer us on!