### Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium Series starts March 10th.............

TUESDAY NIGHT CHICO AIRPORT CRITERIUM SERIES:

After the great turn-out at last year's Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium Series, we're going to be doing them again for 2009......but starting up a bit earlier this year. For those curious, the definition of "Criterium" is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criterium

This Series starts up next Tuesday, March 10th and will go through September 15th, 2009......just before our Chico Downtown Criterium on September 20th! Registration normally starts at 5:40pm - with the event starting at 6:00pm.

How does it work???

Okay, here are a few notes for this year's Airport "Crit" Series:

1. We will be using more than 1 course for the Crits this year......including throwing in some lefty-turn Crits to get a feel for those - and some Weekend Criteriums as well. For the time being, we'll be using our standard Tuesday Night righty-turn course starting/finishing at Convair Avenue - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course

2. ALL riders must sign in this year - There will be a small table on the sidewalk at the Start/Finish location on Convair Avenue - just sign in at the table and you are good to go! Sign-ins start at 5:40pm - the racing action starts at 6:00pm. We usually end the event by 7pm, at the latest - many times earlier than that - to get home before it gets too dark outside. RAIN AND WET PAVEMENT WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THE CRITERIUMS! In addition, last year we had some tremendous smoke from the Humboldt Fire in this area......which, in turn, would also cancel the Criteriums due to hazardous air quality.

3. The Category "B" races normally go for 45 minutes PLUS 3 laps.........while the Category "A" races go for 55 minutes PLUS 3 laps. There can be anywhere from 1 to 15+ Primes in the Airport Criteriums......just depends on the mood of the Dictator.....er......I mean, Director. ;)

4. Helmets are MANDATORY! So, please....please.....wear your helmet! Please!!

5. All are welcome - you don't have to do the Series - just come on out and give this Criterium training/riding a shot! It's amazing what kind of workout you can get in during a 45 to 60 minute practice event.

6. Points are used to calculate the Overall Standings in the Series. The point breakdown is as follows: 7-5-4-3-2-1, with an additional 1 point being given to each participant at each event. So, 7 points goes to the winner, 5 points goes to 2nd place, 4 points goes to 3rd place and so on.........in addition to 1 more point just for doing the event. The rider with the MOST points at the end of the Series wins the Overall Title - and the Chico Airport Series Championship Trophy, plus whatever goodies we can give you. Also, Prime points will be given out during each of the Crits - these are just lap prizes......but in this case, the prizes are points. We will also be having some product Primes out there this year! If you are a Men's Category 5 racer, or a Women's Category 4 racer, talk to me at the events about your upgrade points for these events.

7. Last year, we had just two categories during the races - Category A and Category B. However, the Series itself has even more Categories, including:

Category "A" Men

Women's Category

Women's Masters 40+ Category

Category "B" Men

Men's Masters 40+ Category

Men's Masters 50+ Category

These are the Categories which all qualify for a Series Championship Trophy. If nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it. As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event).

8. Although donations to put on these events are always very appreciated and accepted, this Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Criteriums in 2009!

9. Finally, remember - these Criterium events are essentially for practice and exercise - we have fun out there and get a great little workout in, and we get to work on some quality cycling skills. But, overall, they're no big whoop....no World Championship/Olympic medals or million dollar contracts on the line. So, with that in mind, just treat 'em as such - a good training event to try some new things, gain some good fitness.....and maybe even get into a "real" sanctioned Criterium at some point in time. Or not. Just have fun with it!! We'll have trophies and hopefully some prizes for the Series winners - and definitely loads of fun....and pain and suffering. ;) But remember - it's all in good fun!

10. Below this e-mail is the e-mail sent out about the Final Standings from last year's Tuesday Night Airport Criteriums, just to see some familiar names!

Hope to see you out there!!

Rodney.......

R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events

Chico, CA

The old e-mail from September 2008:

And so, the 2008 Tuesday Night Airport Criteriums come to an end - and good timing too.....it's getting darker earlier now, and we had some rain clouds out there tonight! But we also had some great racing - and LOTS of riders turning out for this final Airport Criterium of the season!! In all, we had 48 riders show up tonight to race........and another dozen people out there to watch the racing action. Thank you all for coming out to this one - and for coming to these Airport Criteriums all season long!! A HUGE thank you goes out to Coach Mike Trowbridge for starting these up earlier in the season - they really caught on! And, yes, we will definitely be back next season to do these again - bigger and better than ever.

So, tonight's event counted for Double Points in the Season-Long Points Standings......this included the Prime Points as well. And, being the monster I can be at times, I decided to throw in a few extra Primes tonight!! Sorry about that - it's the devil in me that does it to y'all.

Anyway, 24 riders were in the "A" Category race, and another 24 riders were in the "B" Category race. The pace of both packs....combined with the high humidity tonight and the Primes.....took its toll, as we had a few riders drop out. The "A" race saw a 3-person breakaway get away, with another 3-person breakaway bridging up to them. Towards the end of the race, this 6-person break(including David Albrecht, Randy Moon, CJ Humphries, Tyler Honeyman, Jeff Seyfried and Lindsay Myers) was able to work efficiently together....and they ended up staying away from the chase pack to the very end. It came down to a final sprint between the 6, with David Albrecht taking the sprint over Randy Moon.

The "B" group was able to stay together for the most part during the race, and the group saw some great racing out there. In the end, it was a field sprint that would decide the winner - and it was Greg Golet taking the victory over Kyle Hartelt and Matt Itamura!

And finally - we have some Champion Trophies to award to the victors of this Season-Long Criterium Series. Here are the Series Winners for 2008:

Category "A" Men - David Albrecht

Category "A" Women - Lindsay Myers

Category "B" Men - Tom Embree

Category "B" Women - A TIE - Lisa Martens and Jenn Gruber

Mens Masters 45+ Category - Randy Moon

And below are tonight's results.......followed by the Season-Long Point Standings. Thanks again to all of you for making these Criteriums so much fun - y'all ROCK!!!

Category "A":

1. David Albrecht (14 points + 12 Prime Points = 26 points)

2. Randy Moon (10 points + 14 Prime Points = 24 points)

3. CJ Humphries (8 points + 10 Prime Points = 18 points)

4. Tyler Honeyman (6 points + 10 Prime Points = 16 points)

5. Jeff Seyfried (4 points + 6 Prime Points = 10 points)

6. Lindsay Myers (2 points + 8 Prime Points = 10 points)

7. Kevin Speacht (8 Prime Points)

8. David Kyle (2 Prime Points)

9. Mike Smith

10. Paul Sajben (4 Prime Points)

11. Michael Jasinski (3 Prime Points)

12. Jeff Galland (6 Prime Points)

13. Mike Trowbridge (12 Prime Points)

14. Mike Thorpe (6 Prime Points)

15. Tim Creswell (4 Prime Points)

16. Jason Ziegenhirt

17. Janeen Thorpe

18. Jim Roberts

19. Rob Bishop

DNP: James Plummer, Brad Foster, Paul Begbie, Ben Bryant, Ryan Olson

Other Prime Winners: Ryan Olson (2 Prime Points)

Category "B":

1. Greg Golet (14 points + 8 Prime Points = 22 points)

2. Kyle Hartelt (10 points + 12 Prime Points = 22 points)

3. Matt Itamura (8 points)

4. Joe Schlesinger (6 points + 10 Prime Points = 16 points)

5. Barry DeWitt (4 points + 4 Prime Points = 8 points)

6. Jeff Ochs (2 points + 2 Prime Points = 4 points)

7. Dave Steindorf

8. Shawn Hughes

9. John Wiesinger (2 Prime Points)

10. Dain Melton

11. Greg Melton

12. Bill Travers

13. Mike Crumm

14. John Deer

15. Brooke Henderson (4 Prime Points)

16. Jenn Gruber (2 Prime Points)

17. Chico State Dude

18. Caryn Jones

19. Maggie Jones

DNP: Mikey Dufresne, Denny McKenney, David Klein, Rob Glatthaar, John Myers

Other Prime Winners: Chico State Dude (4 Prime Points)

And the FINAL Season-Long Points Standings:

Category "A" Riders:

David Albrecht 119 points (1st Place in the Mens Category A)

Kevin Speacht 75 points

Jeff Galland 60 points

Tim Creswell 53 points

James Plummer 31 points

Randy Moon 30 points (1st Place in the Mens Masters 45+ Category)

Paul Sajben 28 points

Jeff Seyfried 26 points

CJ Humphries 22 points

Tyler Honeyman 19 points

Mike Trowbridge 18 points

Mike Smith 18 points

Lindsay Myers 13 points (1st Place in the Womens Category A)

Rob Bishop 12 points

Roy Steves 10 points

Colby Elliot 10 points

Mike Castaldo 9 points

Geno Gruber 9 points

David Kyle 7 points

Mike Thorpe 7 points

Ryan Olson 7 points

Ben Bryant 7 points

Raymond Cagigas 7 points

Michael Jasinski 6 points

Alex Blease 6 points

Steve Vickery 5 points

Jason Ziegenhirt 4 points

Michelle Beltran 4 points

Mike Cordova 3 points

Rich Thurman 2 points

Kris Blee 1 point

Sean Molina 1 point

Paul McIntyre 1 point

Rich Quintero 1 point

Anthony Ferretti 1 point

Jeff Anderson 1 point

Category "B" Riders:

Tom Embree 74 points (1st Place in the Mens Category B)

Kyle Hartelt 55 points

Joe Schlesinger 46 points

Jeff Ochs 28 points

Greg Golet 22 points

Lisa Martens 20 points (1st Place in the Womens Category B - TIE)

Jenn Gruber 20 points (1st Place in the Womens Category B - TIE)

Barry DeWitt 16 points

Christa Ritchey 16 points

Denny McKenney 16 points

Frank Marinello 16 points

Matt Itamura 15 points

Phil Weintraub 15 points

Linda Zorn 14 points

Brooke Henderson 12 points

Caryn Jones 12 points

Janine Rood 10 points

Jim Mensching 9 points

Dan Reymann 7 points

Mikey Dufresne 7 points

Clay Johnson 7 points

Christine Bergman 7 points

John Wiesinger 6 points

BJ LaRossa 6 points

Stefanie Marshall 5 points

Shawn Hughes 4 points

Chico State Dude 4 points

Morgan Bonar 4 points

Aimee Shipley 4 points

Bill Travers 3 points

Greg Hollis 2 points

Derek DeMarco 2 points

Andy Tautges 2 points

Evan LeVang 2 points

Dain Melton 1 point

Maggie Jones 1 point

David Welch 1 point

Dave Steindorf 1 point

Henry Naas 1 point

Nathan Coy 1 point

After the great turn-out at last year's Tuesday Night Chico Airport Criterium Series, we're going to be doing them again for 2009......but starting up a bit earlier this year. For those curious, the definition of "Criterium" is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criterium

This Series starts up next Tuesday, March 10th and will go through September 15th, 2009......just before our Chico Downtown Criterium on September 20th! Registration normally starts at 5:40pm - with the event starting at 6:00pm.

How does it work???

Okay, here are a few notes for this year's Airport "Crit" Series:

1. We will be using more than 1 course for the Crits this year......including throwing in some lefty-turn Crits to get a feel for those - and some Weekend Criteriums as well. For the time being, we'll be using our standard Tuesday Night righty-turn course starting/finishing at Convair Avenue - http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Chico-Airport-Tuesday-Night-Crit-Course

2. ALL riders must sign in this year - There will be a small table on the sidewalk at the Start/Finish location on Convair Avenue - just sign in at the table and you are good to go! Sign-ins start at 5:40pm - the racing action starts at 6:00pm. We usually end the event by 7pm, at the latest - many times earlier than that - to get home before it gets too dark outside. RAIN AND WET PAVEMENT WILL ALWAYS CANCEL THE CRITERIUMS! In addition, last year we had some tremendous smoke from the Humboldt Fire in this area......which, in turn, would also cancel the Criteriums due to hazardous air quality.

3. The Category "B" races normally go for 45 minutes PLUS 3 laps.........while the Category "A" races go for 55 minutes PLUS 3 laps. There can be anywhere from 1 to 15+ Primes in the Airport Criteriums......just depends on the mood of the Dictator.....er......I mean, Director. ;)

4. Helmets are MANDATORY! So, please....please.....wear your helmet! Please!!

5. All are welcome - you don't have to do the Series - just come on out and give this Criterium training/riding a shot! It's amazing what kind of workout you can get in during a 45 to 60 minute practice event.

6. Points are used to calculate the Overall Standings in the Series. The point breakdown is as follows: 7-5-4-3-2-1, with an additional 1 point being given to each participant at each event. So, 7 points goes to the winner, 5 points goes to 2nd place, 4 points goes to 3rd place and so on.........in addition to 1 more point just for doing the event. The rider with the MOST points at the end of the Series wins the Overall Title - and the Chico Airport Series Championship Trophy, plus whatever goodies we can give you. Also, Prime points will be given out during each of the Crits - these are just lap prizes......but in this case, the prizes are points. We will also be having some product Primes out there this year! If you are a Men's Category 5 racer, or a Women's Category 4 racer, talk to me at the events about your upgrade points for these events.

7. Last year, we had just two categories during the races - Category A and Category B. However, the Series itself has even more Categories, including:

Category "A" Men

Women's Category

Women's Masters 40+ Category

Category "B" Men

Men's Masters 40+ Category

Men's Masters 50+ Category

These are the Categories which all qualify for a Series Championship Trophy. If nobody - or very few folks are in one category, we may eliminate it and add an additional category where the numbers allow it. As usual, sandbaggers are strongly discouraged ( A Sandbagger would be a Category "A" rider entering a Category "B" event).

8. Although donations to put on these events are always very appreciated and accepted, this Series is FREE - so come on out and take advantage of some, or all, of these Criteriums in 2009!

9. Finally, remember - these Criterium events are essentially for practice and exercise - we have fun out there and get a great little workout in, and we get to work on some quality cycling skills. But, overall, they're no big whoop....no World Championship/Olympic medals or million dollar contracts on the line. So, with that in mind, just treat 'em as such - a good training event to try some new things, gain some good fitness.....and maybe even get into a "real" sanctioned Criterium at some point in time. Or not. Just have fun with it!! We'll have trophies and hopefully some prizes for the Series winners - and definitely loads of fun....and pain and suffering. ;) But remember - it's all in good fun!

10. Below this e-mail is the e-mail sent out about the Final Standings from last year's Tuesday Night Airport Criteriums, just to see some familiar names!

Hope to see you out there!!

Rodney.......

R.A.C.E. - Rodney's Annoying Cycling Events

Chico, CA

The old e-mail from September 2008:

And so, the 2008 Tuesday Night Airport Criteriums come to an end - and good timing too.....it's getting darker earlier now, and we had some rain clouds out there tonight! But we also had some great racing - and LOTS of riders turning out for this final Airport Criterium of the season!! In all, we had 48 riders show up tonight to race........and another dozen people out there to watch the racing action. Thank you all for coming out to this one - and for coming to these Airport Criteriums all season long!! A HUGE thank you goes out to Coach Mike Trowbridge for starting these up earlier in the season - they really caught on! And, yes, we will definitely be back next season to do these again - bigger and better than ever.

So, tonight's event counted for Double Points in the Season-Long Points Standings......this included the Prime Points as well. And, being the monster I can be at times, I decided to throw in a few extra Primes tonight!! Sorry about that - it's the devil in me that does it to y'all.

Anyway, 24 riders were in the "A" Category race, and another 24 riders were in the "B" Category race. The pace of both packs....combined with the high humidity tonight and the Primes.....took its toll, as we had a few riders drop out. The "A" race saw a 3-person breakaway get away, with another 3-person breakaway bridging up to them. Towards the end of the race, this 6-person break(including David Albrecht, Randy Moon, CJ Humphries, Tyler Honeyman, Jeff Seyfried and Lindsay Myers) was able to work efficiently together....and they ended up staying away from the chase pack to the very end. It came down to a final sprint between the 6, with David Albrecht taking the sprint over Randy Moon.

The "B" group was able to stay together for the most part during the race, and the group saw some great racing out there. In the end, it was a field sprint that would decide the winner - and it was Greg Golet taking the victory over Kyle Hartelt and Matt Itamura!

And finally - we have some Champion Trophies to award to the victors of this Season-Long Criterium Series. Here are the Series Winners for 2008:

Category "A" Men - David Albrecht

Category "A" Women - Lindsay Myers

Category "B" Men - Tom Embree

Category "B" Women - A TIE - Lisa Martens and Jenn Gruber

Mens Masters 45+ Category - Randy Moon

And below are tonight's results.......followed by the Season-Long Point Standings. Thanks again to all of you for making these Criteriums so much fun - y'all ROCK!!!

Category "A":

1. David Albrecht (14 points + 12 Prime Points = 26 points)

2. Randy Moon (10 points + 14 Prime Points = 24 points)

3. CJ Humphries (8 points + 10 Prime Points = 18 points)

4. Tyler Honeyman (6 points + 10 Prime Points = 16 points)

5. Jeff Seyfried (4 points + 6 Prime Points = 10 points)

6. Lindsay Myers (2 points + 8 Prime Points = 10 points)

7. Kevin Speacht (8 Prime Points)

8. David Kyle (2 Prime Points)

9. Mike Smith

10. Paul Sajben (4 Prime Points)

11. Michael Jasinski (3 Prime Points)

12. Jeff Galland (6 Prime Points)

13. Mike Trowbridge (12 Prime Points)

14. Mike Thorpe (6 Prime Points)

15. Tim Creswell (4 Prime Points)

16. Jason Ziegenhirt

17. Janeen Thorpe

18. Jim Roberts

19. Rob Bishop

DNP: James Plummer, Brad Foster, Paul Begbie, Ben Bryant, Ryan Olson

Other Prime Winners: Ryan Olson (2 Prime Points)

Category "B":

1. Greg Golet (14 points + 8 Prime Points = 22 points)

2. Kyle Hartelt (10 points + 12 Prime Points = 22 points)

3. Matt Itamura (8 points)

4. Joe Schlesinger (6 points + 10 Prime Points = 16 points)

5. Barry DeWitt (4 points + 4 Prime Points = 8 points)

6. Jeff Ochs (2 points + 2 Prime Points = 4 points)

7. Dave Steindorf

8. Shawn Hughes

9. John Wiesinger (2 Prime Points)

10. Dain Melton

11. Greg Melton

12. Bill Travers

13. Mike Crumm

14. John Deer

15. Brooke Henderson (4 Prime Points)

16. Jenn Gruber (2 Prime Points)

17. Chico State Dude

18. Caryn Jones

19. Maggie Jones

DNP: Mikey Dufresne, Denny McKenney, David Klein, Rob Glatthaar, John Myers

Other Prime Winners: Chico State Dude (4 Prime Points)

And the FINAL Season-Long Points Standings:

Category "A" Riders:

David Albrecht 119 points (1st Place in the Mens Category A)

Kevin Speacht 75 points

Jeff Galland 60 points

Tim Creswell 53 points

James Plummer 31 points

Randy Moon 30 points (1st Place in the Mens Masters 45+ Category)

Paul Sajben 28 points

Jeff Seyfried 26 points

CJ Humphries 22 points

Tyler Honeyman 19 points

Mike Trowbridge 18 points

Mike Smith 18 points

Lindsay Myers 13 points (1st Place in the Womens Category A)

Rob Bishop 12 points

Roy Steves 10 points

Colby Elliot 10 points

Mike Castaldo 9 points

Geno Gruber 9 points

David Kyle 7 points

Mike Thorpe 7 points

Ryan Olson 7 points

Ben Bryant 7 points

Raymond Cagigas 7 points

Michael Jasinski 6 points

Alex Blease 6 points

Steve Vickery 5 points

Jason Ziegenhirt 4 points

Michelle Beltran 4 points

Mike Cordova 3 points

Rich Thurman 2 points

Kris Blee 1 point

Sean Molina 1 point

Paul McIntyre 1 point

Rich Quintero 1 point

Anthony Ferretti 1 point

Jeff Anderson 1 point

Category "B" Riders:

Tom Embree 74 points (1st Place in the Mens Category B)

Kyle Hartelt 55 points

Joe Schlesinger 46 points

Jeff Ochs 28 points

Greg Golet 22 points

Lisa Martens 20 points (1st Place in the Womens Category B - TIE)

Jenn Gruber 20 points (1st Place in the Womens Category B - TIE)

Barry DeWitt 16 points

Christa Ritchey 16 points

Denny McKenney 16 points

Frank Marinello 16 points

Matt Itamura 15 points

Phil Weintraub 15 points

Linda Zorn 14 points

Brooke Henderson 12 points

Caryn Jones 12 points

Janine Rood 10 points

Jim Mensching 9 points

Dan Reymann 7 points

Mikey Dufresne 7 points

Clay Johnson 7 points

Christine Bergman 7 points

John Wiesinger 6 points

BJ LaRossa 6 points

Stefanie Marshall 5 points

Shawn Hughes 4 points

Chico State Dude 4 points

Morgan Bonar 4 points

Aimee Shipley 4 points

Bill Travers 3 points

Greg Hollis 2 points

Derek DeMarco 2 points

Andy Tautges 2 points

Evan LeVang 2 points

Dain Melton 1 point

Maggie Jones 1 point

David Welch 1 point

Dave Steindorf 1 point

Henry Naas 1 point

Nathan Coy 1 point

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