RIDE, RACE, & GIVE BACK IN 2021!

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Dear fellow cycling enthusiasts, Cadieux Bicycle Club, and friends!

Clearly this year has been very challenging for everyone on so many levels. It has also been very difficult for our sport w.r.t. the reasons we’ve come together as a club. We’ve missed being able to ride, race, and socialize together, but we are optimistic that 2021 will eventually bring back some “normalcy.”

We are all looking forward to regularly scheduled social rides and meet-ups, and racing, in whatever form we can in 2021. And will do everything permissible to be able to bring back the Debeats-Devos Memorial Race in its 56th year. Huh-Rah!!! Yeah!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Please stay tuned for regularly scheduled club meetings over Zoom, until we are permitted to meet in person. You’ll also be able keep up with the latest happenings on the CadieuxBC-Member’s mailing list, available to current/recent members, ongoing. It’s a community, “Of the members; For the members” to foster our “Ride, Race, Give Back!” mantra as best we can as a team and a community.

If you are looking for a Cycling Club that gives back to you and the community or a Race Team that races as a team, we’re here for you!

To our many faithful, long-time, members, sponsors, volunteers, teammates, and friends, thank you again for the time you’ve invested volunteering and participating at events, and being active members of this community! Thank you for helping riders of all levels find their comfort zone, then to break out of it and grow, while improving handling skills, speed and endurance, setting goals, then meeting and exceeding them, on and off the bike!

What a great way to TEAM! Thank you for making the Cadieux Bicycle Club a community that we can all be proud to call family! Kudos!

Join or Renew Today!

P.S. If you join/renew from now, you’re good through the end of 2021. Yay!

Lexus Velodrome

Congratulations to Elizabeth Stevenson on her performance at the Jr. Women’s National Track Championships. Elizabeth won a Silver Medal in the Omnium and Bronze Medal in the Madison.

Woodward Loop Ride

Always fun and for a great cause, this year’s 10th Annual Woodward Loop Ride is Sunday, June 24 starting from Shain Park in Birmingham with two waves per usual. 7:30 am to Pontiac and back, 18 mph pace up to Pontiac and 17.miles. Includes the Fast Dash on the southbound segment for those who want to open it up.

The second wave starts at 8:30 am down Woodward Avenue 16-17 mph to Detroit with a racers loop to Belle Isle. The rest will make a stop on the way back for a 36+ segment. Contributions go to Michigan Youth Cycling. Suggested donations of $10 and $20 are appreciated. Join us for one of the most fun rides of the season along the iconic Woodward Avenue, the world’s first paved road!

 

 

 

Cogs and Kegs

Thanks to everyone that came out and supported Cogs and Kegs! Turned out to be a great night of riding and supporting a great cause. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped make this event a success.

 

Bike MS Ride Summary

by Erich Meier

In 2008, I participated in my first event after a work-out partner raved about his experiences and then began soliciting donations from family and friends. This is when I found out that my uncle’s wife, Jennifer, had been diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) after having bouts of leg numbness, but was not yet ready to share her diagnosis. The first event went great, but left a feeling that I should be doing something more!

After participating in all 4 Michigan Bike MS events on multiple occasions, I ventured out to do the Vegas Challenge (NV), Bike to Jack and Back (TN), Coastal Challenge (CA), etc. with some great friends and have adopted the goal of doing an Bike MS event in every state. The locations chosen are always awesome and are only surpassed by the people that you meet during the event.

During the Coastal Challenge (Santa Monica to Santa Barbara), I met an amazing woman named Audrey. Audrey is the team captain for Team Audrey’s Heroes (TAH), which is the BP150’s (TX) largest friends & family team. Audrey was diagnosed in 2007 after numerous tests and being told that she was too young and cute to have MS, but she did. That following year 4 O2 members joined TAH for the BP150, which is an amazing event that attracts approximately 13,000 riders annually.

It is event camaraderie that keeps me looking forward to each event, but it is the people, like Jennifer and Audrey, that keep me passionate about the events.

In 2017, my state tally reached 15 through participating in the following events: Country Roads (WV) that starts at the historic Greenbrier Resort, Deception Pass Classic (WA) along the PNW Coastline, and Cycle the Silver Valley (ID) near the retired silver mines.

While each ride has been noteworthy, I am more thankful for those that have joined me over the years, their friendships, and the lasting memories that were created.

2018 will hold new routes, states, and adventures. I intend to do 3 or 4 new Bike MS rides. Please feel free to contact me at erich.j.meier@gmail.com.

Registration for the 53rd Annual Debaets Devos Pro-Am is OPEN!

Sunday, August 27th, 2017 – Auburn Hills, MI

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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

Other:

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 our 2015 race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOOKHos-5I0&feature=youtu.be

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