March 2012 Changing Gears

Contributors: Editor - Adam Bridge, Race Team Editor - Marianne Hernandez

The March 2012 DBC Newsletter

In this issue:

New Members - March 2012

DBC welcomes its new members!

North American Handmade Bike Show

Check out the Handmade Bike Show at the Sacramento Convention Center the first weekend in March!

Volunteer for a GREAT Opportunity – or two – or three

Volunteering to support biking events in Davis can be one of the most enjoyable activities in town. We have found that cyclists make some of the happiest and friendliest volunteers – and the opportunity to serve while meeting great people can not be over rated.

April Alpinsanity

Without detracting from the excitement of March Madness, we want to take a moment to introduce you to April Alpinsanity, a new-for-2012 DBC climbing challenge. During the month of April, riders will shift their focus from long days of flat, high-mileage rides to shorter rides that feature climbing.

Exciting news from the League of American Bicyclists

A unification with the Alliance for Biking & Walking and with Bikes Belong is beginning.

Thoughtful communication with TNT

This exchange between John Whitehead, DBC board member, and the TNT Spring Cycle Team, illustrate a thoughtful way in which an potentially unpleasant situation can become both a learning experience and an opportunity for communication and good will.

CalBike report

Thoughts on the possible merger of the League of American Bicyclists, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, and Bikes Belong.

Announcing the Davis 12/24 Challenge

The California STate Ultra Cycling Championship - How far can you ride in 12 or 24 hours? This is preliminary information.

Strong Showings by DBC Race Team in Early Season Racing

Racing has begun!

Cal Aggie Criterium, January 28, 2012

Last race of January 2012

Knights Ferry Road Race, February 4, 2012

Only 10 racers made the 2-hour drive to Knights Ferry, but the results were impressive with 6 Top 6 places.

Cherry Pie, February 5, 2012

The day after Knights Ferry, a contingent of DBCRT riders arrived for the Cherry Pie Criterium in Napa on course that featured both hills and technical turns.

Bicycles Plus Early Bird Criterium, February 11, 2012

With many DBCRT members at the Training Camp in Bodega Bay, only a few racers made this Folsom criterium.

DBC Elite Race Team Shines at Valley of the Sun

The Valley of the Sun stage race is a three-day event in which professional and amateur cyclists of different categories over three days of racing consisting of a time trial, a road race and a criterium.

160 miles. 13,000 feet. Another DBC Race Team Camp

For the 3rd year the Davis Bike Club Race Team held camp at the UC Davis Bodega Bay Marine Lab campus for a weekend of early season training rides and team bonding.

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