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Winter Short Track Series
Charlotte Sports Cycling and the Dirt Divas are teaming to host the Sir Edmond Halley's Cup this January and February. The event is set to kick-off on January 15 on Renaissance Park's infamous short track mountain bike course. The winter short track series will once again consist of five race events, all held at Renaissance Park, RAIN or SHINE.

Whether you are an experienced mountain biker looking to gain a little fitness in the winter or your giving mountain bike racing a shot for the first time, the short track event is a great place to race. The short course will introduce a relatively new style of racing to the Charlotte area.....short-track mountain bike racing on a 3/4 mile trail with banked turns. It will be a cross between a criterium, cyclo-cross, and single-track, super fast and great for spectators.

Schedules, purse and other event info have been posted on www.charlottemtnbike.com Sir Edmond Halley's will be providing GREAT food at all five events. We haven't quite determined the menus for each event but I know they are bringing tasty menu items like their Wild Game Chile and Irish Guiness Stew. YUM! YUM!

New for 2005, Thule and KONA have donated several really nice prizes that will be raffled at the party after the last event. Each time you register to race, your name will be put in hat for the raffle. If you race two races at all five events, your name will be put in the hat ten times. KONA has donated a 7005 Aluminum frame and Thule has donated a Super G and Big Mouth bike carrier.

Other sponsors include Sir Edmond Halley's Freehouse and Restaurant, Thule, KONA, BikeSource, SouthPark Cycles, Bicycle Sport, Ultimate Bicycle, Bike Line, Bicycles East, Sun and Ski Sports, SockGuy, Clif Bar, Carolina SportsLink, Giordana, Source Burn, Easton Sports, Fox, Finish Line, Hawley, and more to come.

The event will once again be sanctioned through USA Cycling, as will the summer series. Save money and register for your NORBA license online at www.usacycling.org Not only will you save money, but you will have medical coverage at the events. Registration for NORBA licensed Riders will be $12 and $17 for non NORBA Licensed Riders. $8 for NORBA Juniors, $13 for non licensed NORBA Juniors. Dirt Divas discount $5.

Other upcoming events:
1/2/05 - Second Ride of the New Year with the Hickory Velo Club - http://www.hickoryveloclub.com/the_second_ride_of_the_new_year.htm

1/8/05 - Polar Bear Ride with Rocky River Road Club www.rockyriverroadclub.com
1/9/05 - Polar Bear Ride with Gaston County Cyclists http://www.gastoncountycyclists.com/annual_gcc_rides.htm

2/5/05 - Just Fresh-Clif Bar Winter Ride - www.charlottesportscycling.com

Happy Holidays!!

Neal Boyd



Charlotte Sports Cycling Inc.
2022 Dembrigh Lane
Charlotte, NC 28262
nealboyd@charlottesportscycling.com




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