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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52nd Annual Debaets Devos Pro-Am – Registration now open!

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 – Auburn Hills, MI

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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 last year’s race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOOKHos-5I0&feature=youtu.be

Download the race flyer here.You can also contact us at info@cadbc.org

Cadieux Bicycle Club Announces the First Annual Corktown Criterium

The 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!

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Stay tuned for more information.
https://cadieuxbicycleclub.com/race/corktown-criterium/

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Strong Team Showing at Willow TT

The Cadieux Bicycle Club had another great showing at a local race, this time at the Willow Time Trial.

Rodney Eaton Jr First place men’s CAT 4-5
Anthony L Bruley 4th place men’s CAT P123
Nick Zendler 3rd place men’s P123
Matt Konyn 3rd place men’s 35+
Brian Wachlarz 6th place men’s 35+
Tom Wamsley 7th place men’s 35+
James Reid 1st place men’S CAT 3-4
Josh Evans 7th place men’s CAT 3-4
Luis Chacon 6th place men’s 45+
Michael Dega 8th place men’s 45+
Ken Vernier 9th place men’s 45+

Nick, James, Jeremy, Rodney

The 35+ and 45+ men’s categories were VERY competitive!!
Let’s give these guys some major kudos!!

Weekend race report Willow TT/Kings Day

Great racing both days with some really solid teamwork on Sunday in Holland. The great times that we had at the time trial show that our team is strong even in the early season. Results below.

Kings Day Crit
Cat 3
2nd Alex Huyghe
11th Brian Wachlarz

Willow Time Trial
Cat 3
1st Alex Huyghe 29:28
2nd Matt Konyn 29:35
45+
3rd Tony Bruley 30:08
5th Mike Dega 30:33
13th Claus Meyer
35+
6th Doug burcicki 31:19
Eddy Merckx (standard road bike)
2nd Derrick OBrian 33:32
Cat 4
12th Jeremy Meyersieck