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Hi Everybody,

The Cycle Loft New England Women's Race Series for 2003 is about to get underway.  The new season schedule is posted below and attached as well.  The first event of the Series is the Adelphia Grand Prix, followed by the road races in Palmer and Monson.   Here are the first 3 registration links:


We will again have great prizes from The Cycle Loft, DeFeet, Clif Bar, Terry, ShankPro, Bike Stuff Jewelry, Bob Beal Medals and others.  Sugoi has again provided us with Leader's Jerseys too.

Good luck to everybody in 2003!   Have a safe season and I hope to see many of you at the races!


For those of you interested in trying out track riding on a velodrome...

I was looking at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome website ( (my summer

home away from home Trexlertown, PA track) and noticed that they are having a

CyclingMadeReal women's clinic the weekend of May 3-4, 2003. Karen Bliss and

Sue McDonough who have done these clinics in the past will again be leading this

one. The special thing about this one is that there will instruction and biking

on both the road AND the track.

Quick summary: $150 for the weekend which includes "instruction and coaching by

world-class racers, insurance, catered dinner, track bike rental, videtaped


I also emailed a friend/contact at the track and asked about host housing. She

said she would find out if any would be available. On a side note, I know there

are a couple of inexpensive hotels real close to the track that you could

squeeze 4 in a room for the weekend. I'll forward any info when I receive it

about the host housing.

Clinic Flyer:

Clinic registration form:

If you have any questions about the track or Trexlertown, I can answer those;

but contact Nancy Seay (see the flyer) if you have questions about the actual


Serotta Professional Seminars

Women's Series

Topic: Become an Empowered Cyclist Target Audience: Avid

Women Cyclists

Date: May 8 - May 11, 2003 Location: Serotta

Cycling Center

Description: The goal of this seminar is to provide information,

techniques, skills and opportunity for women cyclists interested in

developing their cycling knowledge and ability. The highlights of

this seminar will include:

* Knock down the Barriers to Cycling - Developing a Lifestyle

* Down and Dirty - Learn maintenance basics to keep you rolling

* Get Fit! - Understanding the value of Professional Bicycle Fit

* Turning Greek into plain ol' English - understanding frame

geometry, design and materials - shop with confidence and knowledge!

* Getting to the Core of It! - Understand core strength, its'

impact on your cycling, and how to improve your core strength

* Train and Ride Like a Pro - learn how to set up an effective

training schedule to help push you to the next level in your riding.

Practice on the bike riding skills.

* Daily rides designed to meet and , if you choose, challenge your


* Tips on developing a Women's Riding Network in your area

* Professional Bike Fittings by appointment

Schedule of Events:

* Thursday, May 8 - Arrival - check in is 2pm. Please arrive by


6:00 pm - Welcome Dinner at the Serotta Cycling Center

7:00 pm - Knock Down the Barriers to Cycling - Developing a

Cycling Lifestyle

* Friday, May 9 -

7:00am - Breakfast

8:00 am - Tour of Serotta Factory

9:00 am - Casual Group Ride - Lungs and Limbs Limbering

11:00 am - Get Fit!!! Understanding the Value of Professional

Bike Fit

12:30 pm - Lunch at the Serotta Cycling Center

1:30 pm - Down and Dirty - Learn maintenance basics to keep you


3:00 pm - Turning Greek into plain ol' English

5:00 pm - Review days' events, Q & A, Review next days' events

6:00 pm - Barbeque Dinner at the Serotta Cycling Center

8:00 pm - Bonfire and ghost stories, war stories, bad jokes ,

juicy gossip, etc

* Saturday, May 10 -

7:00 am Breakfast

8:00 am - Getting to the Core of it

12:00 pm - Lunch at the Serotta Cycling Center

1:00 pm - Train and Ride like a Pro - skill and technique development

4:00 pm - Group Rides - ability defined, skill focused

6:00 pm - Review Day/Return to hotel for showers

7:00 pm - Dinner at the Serotta Cycling Center

9:00 pm - Girl's Night Out

* Sunday, May 11 - 8:00 am Breakfast

* 9:00 am - Group Ride - "The Momma Climb"

* 12:00 pm - Lunch at the Serotta Cycling Center

* 1:00 PM - Professional bike fittings as scheduled

* 3pm - Debrief, Evaluation, Farewells

Weekend Mentors:

Lori Hoefer - Director Special Projects, Serotta

Susan McDonnough - Former National Road Champion

Karen Bliss - 7 Time National Champion

Dr. Pam Wilson - Wilson Chiropractics

Jenny Skorcz - Senior Instructor, Barnett Institute

Professional Bike Fitters:

Elizabeth Gormley - Owner Blue Sky Bicycles, Saratoga Springs, NY

Kathy Krumme - Senior Bicycle Fitter, Oakley Cycles, Cincinnati, Ohio

Serotta Professional Seminars

Women's Series

Becoming an Empowered Cyclist

May 8 - May 11, 2003

Registration Fee:

___ $750 Becoming an Empowered Cyclist Seminar

(fee includes room, meals, t-shirt, instruction)

__ $150 Optional Professional Bike Fit Session - (by appointment



__ Double Occupancy is A-OK (no additional charge)

__ Single Occupancy makes me happier (add $400)

Fax To: 518-584-8900 Att: Lori

Questions? Call 518-584-8100 ext 103 or email:


This and That

What To Bring:

* Your Bike

* Your Cycling Clothes, shoes (we will ride 3 times)

* Casual Street Clothes

* All of your questions regarding cycling that you ever wanted to

have answered

* A joke, ghost story, folklore or gossip for the bonfire

* Swim Suit (hotel has an indoor pool and whirlpool)

Arrival Time:

Hotel check-in is 2pm. Feel free to come early and explore the town

or take a ride. Both are wonderful experiences.

Seminar begins at 5pm at he Serotta Cycling Center

Departure Time:

Hotel check-out is 12:00noon. Lunch is served at the Serotta Cycling

Center followed by a debriefing session. Seminar officially ends at


Important Contact Info:

You will be stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Saratoga Springs -

518-587-1500. Your reservation will be under your name.

Visit the hotel website @


For emergencies during the day you can be reached at 518-584-1221 ext

120 or 518-271-7172 (cell phone).

Directions to Hilton Garden Inn:

From the south I-87 North to exit 13N. Follow Route 9 north to hotel

(on left)

From North I-87 South to Exit 14. Union Avenue west (right). Left on

Circular St., South (left) on Route 9 (Broadway) to hotel ( on right).

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations may be made up to 30 days before the Seminar. Funds

will be refunded minus a $125 non-refundable processing fee. After

April 8, 2003 no refunds will be made.