Preliminary results are in from ACA BAR/BAR/Masters Meeting. Full details on the meeting should come out later this week but here is what is being said so far...Thanks to someone who was at the meeting for passing this on... not sure if I can expose the source though.
Jon Tarkington (Exec Dir) started the meeting out by review the statistics and trends within the membership
Slight increase in ACA membership overall
Yet, there has been a decrease in the number of race days
There has been a reduction in average field size for seniors. Particularly for SM P-1-2. Deemed to be a drop out of SM2's.
Possible Conclusion: Excess supply of races? Change in level of interest/lifestyles?
Lack of officials and officials complaining about long days for closed course races.
BAR/BAT designation results in an increase in field size. For Men 45+, it resulted in a 45% increase.
Jan 3 the Boulder Velodrome will host their grand opening from 2-8pm. There will be beers on hand and riders on course. Even if you don't plan on riding the track stop by, its quite fun to watch those guys burn it up on the track while having a beer. What better way to warm up after watching or racing the cross race in lyons
1. Boulder gets a velodrome
2. The ACA successfully completes its first year under new leadership. Many feared it would fail and USA cycling would take over.
3. Valmont Bike Park officially is a go!
4. Boulder Cup returned to amazing weather and great racing
5. 6 cycling fatalities, 2 Boulder, 1 Golden and 1 Colorado Spring and 2 Fort Collins
Last week we posted a story about some of the controversial proposed changes up for votes at this Saturday's ACA meeting and since then the discussion has been raging on. Make sure that your club/team and club/team representative understand the issues and know how to vote to best represent your club/team