01 July 2013

One word says it all...

Paul Moore meets John Askew at the top of Kaiser Pass during the 2013 Climb to Kaiser.

...'nuff said.

28 June 2013

Climb to Kaiser on KSEE24

Fresno Cycling Club Dennis Ball was interviewed on KSEE24 about the 36th Annual Climb to Kaiser.  The 2013 Climb to Kaiser will take place on June 29, 2013.

31 May 2013

Paris Roubaix Support crews

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be on the support crew of a professional bike race? Check out these crew shots from the Paris Roubaix!

04 May 2013

2013-05-04 - Kirch Flat Century

The Kirch Flat Century is presented by the Fresno Cycling Club.  It is generally a members only ride, but used as a recruitment ride as well. Anyone who signs up to be a Club member can ride.

The ride starts in the valley but has a number of short, steep climbs peaking to an elevation of just under 2000 feet.

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This year's ride was held in near perfect weather.  There were few issues that required SAG support.  Many riders used it as their first Century ride.

Tutu Archuleta climbs the big hill on Riverbend Road (at McKinley Avenue) while Jessica Jurado waits. View north.
Tutu Archuleta get to the top of the big hill on Riverbend Road (at McKinley Avenue) where Jessica Jurado was waiting. View north.
Tutu Archuleta claims she's lost. Kevin points to her location on the route sheet.

06 April 2013

Clovis Big Hat Century - 6 April 2013

Saturday was the first annual Clovis Big Hat Century, a Fresno Cycling Club sponsored event held in conjunction with Clovis Big Hat Days.  The ride started at the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis, Ca.

There were four rides: a Century (100+ miles), a Metric Century (65+ miles), a half Metric (35+ miles), and a Family fun ride (10 miles.)  The event was attended by about 170 riders.

There were 11 SAG vehicles spread out over the course, including 2 motorcycles.

It was a great day for a ride with perfect weather, from 50°-65°, and a light breeze.

A Big Hat Century organizational meeting on 4 April 2013 in a Starbucks parking lot (as Starbucks was packed with nowhere for us to sit).  Attended by Jen Collins (Registration), Mike Quiroz (Fresno Cycling VP), Nancy Sumaya (Fresno Cycling Board Member At Large), Dennis Ball (Fresno Cycling Club President), Rob Mavis (Radio Communications), & Doug Handy (Ride Director)
SAG vehicles at the beginning of the day.
SAG briefing with the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers - SAG drivers: Rodney Lawrence, Kevin Nehring, Nancy Dooley, & Bill Asselin

19 March 2013

Upcoming supported rides.

We've got a number of different rides we're supporting this year.  Some long, some short.  Some are Fresno Cycling Club events, others are for charity.  All need SAG.  That's where we (and you) come in.

The list of confirmed rides is as follows.  (Confirmed in the sense that we're providing some sort of SAG support for the ride.)  These rides can also be found on the calendar above. (Just click the Calendar tab.)

  • Sat. Mar. 3 - The Fresno State Criterium
  • Sun. Mar. 4 - Road Race
  • Sat. Apr. 6 - The Big Hat Day Century
  • Sat. Apr. 20 - Cycling for the Seniors
  • Sat. May 4 - Kirch Flat Century
  • Sat. Jun. 29 - Climb to Kaiser
  • Sat. Sep. 14 - Tour de Fresno
  • Sat. Sep. 28 - Tour de Oaks
  • Sat. Oct. 6 - Grizzly Century

If you're interested in helping with any of these ride, all day, part day, or only an hour, let us know. We can be contacted via email through the address shown at the right.

07 March 2013

Help out this Cycling Season

Just doing some counting and so far this year I've got 8 bike rides scheduled that I'm committed to work SAG on. They're posted on the calendar; feel free to take a look. There are also some other potential rides that I've yet to commit to. Some rides are large, some small. On some rides, I'm in charge of the SAG crew; on others I'm just one of the bunch. Either way, to all of my local cycling friends, as a heads up, I'll be asking for your help. I do it for you, but I can't do it alone.

If you've ever considered helping out at a cycling event: do it. Call it a rest day. Call it cross training. Call it making your cycling community better. Good rides become better when riders, who know what a good ride needs, help to organize those rides. Those riders are you. Help with the food or the rest stops. Help with course markings & route sheets. Help with registration. Help with SAG.

There can never be enough SAG.

If you've ever wanted to try SAG, let me know. Cycling experience is helpful, but not required. If you'd like to help out on a ride in a way other than SAG, contact the ride director. I can promise you they'd LOVE to hear from you. Their goal is to put on a good ride that riders will return to next year. That takes people.

That takes you.