It looks like a little precipitation on Monday night might make for some super-fast, dust-free racing this week. In case its a lot of rain, check this site and your email Tuesday afternoon before you head out – no news is good news, otherwise we’ll post if its a wash-out.
Don’t forget that LCS#2: Aggie Cross and the first Texas Short Track races will be at Lake Bryan on Saturday as part of the PowerPedal weekend. Online registration – with a $5 discount – is open until Wednesday at 7PM at BikeReg.com
This is a big week for cyclocross! Lance was out at CrossVegas last week and is training for the Grand Prix in Gloucester – can a Dirt Derby appearance be long coming?
To help celebrate the launch of the presented by Capoforma
this Saturday at the 2nd Annual Pflugerville Grand Prix
, Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop
and Violet Crown
are hosting a cyclocross clinic this Thursday. This is a great chance to hone your bike handling skills and get an introduction to the coolest thing you can do on two wheels.Bring a ‘cross bike, mountain bike, or any sturdy road bike that can ride on grass. Meet at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop
, Austin’s Cyclocross Headquarters, for a quick meet and greet before rolling out at 5:30 to go practice, returning to the shop at 7:30. For more info call Eileen or Stack at the shop: (512) 473-0222.
Mountain Bikers! Its time to bounce back from Palo Duro and get your bike handling honed at the Dirt Derby
Presented by Hammer Nutrition
so you are ready for Power Pedal! We will be hosting the first Texas Short Track race at Lake Bryan on October 11 – unlike the Dirt Derby, this will be on a totally separate course
from the AggieCross
races we are staging that morning, and will include NEW trail sections that will not be part of the XC course. Sign up now!
The results are up. There’s no doubt that people who race at the Dirt Derby are trendsetters, now even Lance is talking cross.
Pirate Race Productions is happy to announce that the Dirt Derby is now presented by Hammer Nutrition. This means free HEED sport drink on tap every week!
Results from last week are posted with a few corrections to the B race – be sure to check the results and get us any corrections within TEN MINUTES of the finish.
Don’t forget that preregistration for the Second Annual Pflugerville Grand Prix ends this FRIDAY – sign up now and save a few bucks: www.LonestarCyclocross.com
It is looking like conditions will be perfect for the Dirt Derby this week. With the road season pretty much over and a big mountain bike race coming up, we are expecting big turn out.
Starting this week, there will be free HEED sports drink on tap, courtesy of our good friends at Hammer Nutrition. Use the extra juice to power your way through a second race: the Oakley Velodrome races are a blast. This week the heats will be as follows:
Match Sprints – Heat 1
B Unknown Distance
A&B combined Madison
Also, don’t forget that the Dirt Derby goes on a grand scale in a little more than 2 weeks, with the launch of the Lonestar Cyclocross Series at the Second Annual Pflugerville Grand Prix. Mountain bikers can rejoice as well, as the following week at the TMBRA Power Pedal race, we’ll be hosting AggieCross and the first Texas Short Track race. Registration is now open at BikeReg.com.
Week two of the Dirt Derby brought dozens of area racers to Del Valle to fill 74 entries in 10 events. Highlights included several close races and our very own Stack being pipped at the line by Zak Moore in the Men’s A CX race.
BIG thanks to all who brought food to help the Capital Area Food Bank
20 people brought food last night to get a lower entry fee, thanks to our partners at Stalelife and Adomatica. We were all shocked at the amount of donations and humbled to know that our racing brethren are so generous.
If you couldn’t make the Derby, but you’d still like to donate, several Austin-based cyclists will gladly pick up at your house on Saturday. To schedule a donation, please email HAMup@stalelife.com.
You don’t need to be home, just leave the food out. They’re starting north, moving south and stopping along the way. More details can be found here.
Just in case we get rain tomorrow downtown or wherever your office is does not mean that conditions at the Dirt Derby are less than perfect. I’ll be riding to the track at 3:30 and starting at 4:30 will be available for last minute updates by phone 512-350-6314. If its bad, we’ll email everyone and post up by 5.
See you out there
The Dirt Derby is underway! We had 55 racers out tearing up the new and improved course, including a great bunch of kids, Longhorns, and women racers. Sol Frost (AustinBikes) dominated most of the night, with C.A.B.A.L. henchman “Keirin” Sikdar stomping the ‘cross field then RIDING BACK TO AUSTIN.
Next week get $3 off your entry fee!
Let’s help feed the hungry. If you bring two food items to the Dirt Derby, you’ll get $3 off a race entry. The food will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank for their Hunger Action Month initiative, and the race fees will be covered by our online marketing partners, Stalelife and Adomatica.
Racing two events? Bring four items and get $3 off each race. The Food Bank is looking for canned meats like tuna, stew and chili (pop-tops preferred), canned vegetables, pasta & pasta sauce, beans, rice, healthy cereals, peanut butter, baby food & baby formula. For more information, visit the Food Bank website.
It’s time to strap on your cleats and get ready for some fun – the season begins September 2nd! That’s just over a month away.
The Dirt Derby – Tuesday Nights, Under The Lights
Short Track MTB and Cyclocross Racing September through January
Also announcing the Lonestar Cyclocross Series
Pflugerville – October 4
Bryan – October 11
Manor – October 18
Austin – October 25
Del Valle – November 8