The Waterford Weekend Races are back! Register now!
The Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club Annual Meeting will be held March 1st, 2017, at 7PM at the Corners in West Bloomfield. Special guest Frankie Andreu will be in attendance. Non members and guests are welcome!
Preliminary agenda is below:
7 – 8:15 PM Business: Introductions, Elections, Sponsors, Awards, etc
8:15 – 9:15 PM Frankie Andreu. Local rider to 9x Tour de France competitor, Frankie will share his insight, stories, and thoughts.
The Corners is located at:
2075 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
(South side of the Street – just West of Inkster Road)
Hope to see you there!
Registration is now open, join or renew now!
To Join or Renew Membership to Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club:
- Go to our online registration using the link below and sign up: Https://durancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=39916252
- If you have not filled out and hand signed the Waiver and Release previously, download a copy and send to: 28400 Northwestern Highway, Second Floor, Southfield, Michigan 48034 Attention: Janet S. Kehr. Please sign in blue ink, so we can identify the original form. We only need this form filled out and hand signed once, so if you are a returning member and filled it out previously, no need to do it again.
- If you are a new member, write a brief Bio that we can distribute to club members as an introduction. Talk about your cycling interests and experience of course, but don’t forget to include where you work and live, as well as family and other interests. Send your bio to email@example.com
- Request membership to our Yahoo Group List. Go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CadieuxBC/
- Join the Facebook Group Team “Team O2/Cadieux Bicycle Club” and “like”, “The Team O2/Cadieux Bicycle Club/Riders for Research” Facebook page
The 2nd and final team kit order is open! Please find the link for ordering in an email from me, or contact me if you need the link. The order window closes on August 14th. This will be the final order for uniform in 2016, with the next order not til approx April 2017.
New this year – a newly designed thermal LS CX suit (different from last years), also custom (Cadieux design) long fingered gloves.
For those looking to ride in colder weather, there are some base layer options (this is Castelli and not Cadieux design), and embro.
Please check out website, order promptly and be flexible on the order in case we do not meet mins. Ensure your account profile is up to date in case I need to contact any of you.
The kit will arrive approx 6-7 weeks from order close.
Kit photos are on the Club Kit page, HERE.
Please contact me with any questions-
Congratulations to Danielle Mullis for winning bronze in the International Omnium at Track Nationals this week!
Sunday, August 28th, 2016 – Auburn Hills, MI
Course is a 1.35 mile circuit just off I-75. Take University Dr. – Exit 79 EAST and follow signs to parking and registration located at:
Oak Tech Professional Building
3100 Cross Creek, Auburn Hills 48326
All USA Cycling rules apply. Free lap rule is in effect. Lapped riders may be pulled. All unlicensed racers (including lapsed annual licenses) shall buy a One Day, Category 5 License (additional $10) ON RACE DAY, unless able to meet the USA Cycling exceptions. Limit of 50 riders in Senior Category 5 races. Limit of 100 riders in all other races. The Chief Referee reserves the right to shorten races, combine fields, adjust starting times and distances, or cancel the race due to
dangerous conditions or hazardous weather. Junior roll-out occurs immediately after Junior races. Registration opens at 7:00am and closes 20 minutes before the start of each race. Race runs rain or shine.
Entries are non refundable. U.S. and Canadian currency accepted. Helmets mandatory for all races.
Check out a video from last year’s race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOOKHos-5I0&feature=youtu.be
Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club is excited to announce the 1st Annual Corktown Criterium, a race to benefit the MIU Men’s Health Foundation. A big thank you to Chris Donnelly for spearheading the effort to bring another great race to our area!
Stay tuned for more information.
Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club is excited to announce the creation of the Team O2 / Cadieux Bicycle Club Shopify Store!
Through this storefront, we will sell our new line of casual clothing. Please note for that this first run of orders, the store will only be open and accepting orders between 6/14 and 6/24. We will be looking into expanding the product line and store availability in the future.
Major thanks to Roan Isaku for getting the store up and running!
We had a solid showing at the Island Lake mountain bike race this past sunday. With a race roster of Joshua Hall, Nate Benke, Phil Huyghe, Erik Huyghe, Jake Samborski, Melissa Seymore, Mark Boden, and myself, I think it is safe to say this was one of the best turnouts O2 has had at an MTB race. Not to mention we had Mike Dega, Chris Wanely, and Mary Raftery show up as part of the support squad. The O2 tent was set up in prime location and my better half Becky helped me cart our grill out to make sure every one was fed after the race.
As for the racing, there was some good, some bad, and tons of exciting. Josh took 4th place with Nate in 6th in the Men’s Expert 30-39 race. This is a tough field and Josh’s second Expert class race. After listening to him worry about making the jump to Expert all winter, I think we can put the speculation to rest, the man is fast! Nate’s 6th place finish was also a strong result, especially in a field with the likes of Jeremy Merz and Eric Langley.
Jake Samborski originally came to hang out and support the team, just getting cleared from a broken bone in his foot that has had him off the bike for the past month. At the last minute he decided to register and race in the single speed class. Unfortunately for him, he blew his tire at the start and fell down. To make matters worse, the racer behind him ran over his head! Jake stayed and hung out for the rest of the day, collecting 4 stitches above his eyebrow on the way home.
Mark Boden, the Huyghe’s and I raced sport class in our respective age groups. I took 5th in the 19-29 race, I feel like I could have contented with the lead group but the race for the podium ended in the first two miles. One particular racer decided to actively and aggressively block any passing attempts in the first 2 miles of single track… his attempts proved fruitless because we were eventually able to pass and he ended up in last place. These antics gave the lead group of four a hefty gap on the rest of the field. I tried my best to chase them down, not knowing how many people were even in front of me. I’ll take the top 5 result with a smile given the circumstance. Erik Huyghe took 7th in the 30-34 race. I don’t know how Mark and Phil did because the results still haven’t been posted online but I know they gave it their all in field that is generally known for being large and competitive.
One big highlight of the day was Melissa Seymore in the women’s sport 19-39 race. New to mountain biking she was debating racing beginner or sport. She decided on sport… and ended up taking 1st place. Way to go Melissa! With good results in cyclocross, road, and now MTB, she is proving to be quite the asset to any division of our team.
After the race we all hung out and grilled some food and drank some ice cold beers, all generously provided by O2. So if any of you Island Lake racers or hanger-outers see Mark Cahn or any other board members, be sure to extend a thank you for giving the MTB team a budget this year. I want to extend a thank you of my own to anyone who came out on Sunday. Getting good showings like this is exactly what I want to accomplish as MTB race captain. If you missed the race/party I plan on doing something similar at the Addison Oaks race in the fall.
Keep the rubber side down,
Alec L – MTB Race Captain