Imagine going to your first bike race with your own personal coach guiding you every step of the way. That is the CRCA Women’s Racing Clinic experience.
Every year, the Century Road Club Association or CRCA – New York City’s largest bike racing club – offers a clinic specifically geared toward expanding the community of female racers. It is an event organized by women for women. This year, the Rockstar Games/Signature Cycles women’s racing team joined forces with the Radical Media racing team in running the event. There is an informational session component, where seasoned racers try to demystify the sport by speaking on topics ranging from nutrition to how to launch a successful attack. But, the biggest draw of the Clinic is the simulated race in Central Park. This is where participants, many of whom having never raced before, get a trial-by-fire introduction to the sport. It is an opportunity for novices to try racing in a semi-controlled and less intimidating environment. Many of our local female racers, myself included, caught the racing bug at the Clinic. Have you heard of Evelyn Stevens? If not, look her up. She’ll be competing in the London Olympics, and got her start at our Clinic!
HARLEM SKYSCRAPER CLASSIC – Marcus Garvey Park, NYC
We had a great weekend for racing with very favorable weather and a really nice turnout by our Rockstar Games / Signature Cycles team riders.
The Cat 4 team worked nicely with Stefan getting off the front on a couple occasions, as did Wilson, Mikael, and Peter. Aaron took an early prime, and while Mike N, Robert, and Laurent were all present at the front, we just couldn’t get past a late race crash to crack the top 10! Many of the races on Sunday saw their share of crashes, a couple of which either snagged one of our riders (like Stefan, late in the cat 4 race) or forced us out of the action (like major pile up on last corner which thankfully Mikael missed, but just barely).
Professional Race Awarded National Status for 2012
New York City – Rockstar Games is pleased to present the 39th annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic on Father’s Day, June 17 at Marcus Garvey Park in New York City (121st Street and Fifth Avenue). The historic community event provides a unique opportunity for cyclists from all levels and age groups to converge on the streets of Harlem in a day-long celebration of cycling filled with competitive, high-speed racing; music, food; and family entertainment.
After a few weeks of cancellations due to heavy rain and horse shows, the Augusta Crits resumed at the New Jersey State Fair grounds on a hot & humid Tuesday night. The Rockstar Games team pulled off an incredible feat in the Masters race by sweeping the podium for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!!! Glenn Babikian and Joe Straub did a great job controlling the race on Team Skylands home turf with Team Rockstar taking all the prime laps and setting up Keith Hala for the win.
The category 1/2/3 race started immediately following the Masters in the ninety degree heat. Continue reading