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May 2012 Changing Gears

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

The May 2012 DBC Newsletter

In this issue:

New Members - May 2012

DBC welcomes its new members!

Double Century Update - Help still needed!!!

The 43rd Davis Double Century is just days away. I want to thank all of you who have volunteered to help with this great event. It takes about 300 of you to make the DC happen. Our volunteers are exceptional and support our riders from the start, all along the 200 miles until they reach the finish.

Wards Ferry Climbfest

Ryan Alvey -- Once again it was supposed to rain and once again it didn't. This has occurred probably half a dozen times for me over the last few years. I'm sure I'll start to get cocky about the weather and one of these days I'll face a Spring Hill 2010.

Helmet Fitting

Help kids in need by helping fit bike helmets

Spring is here - so let's avoid the fall!

The following article originally appeared in Vol. 15, Issue 1 of American Randonneur, the quarterly newsletter of Randonneurs USA. For more information on RUSA, please visit them at www.rusa.org.

Bike Month in Davis

A variety of Davis groups will be hosting bicycle events during the month of May and promoting the positive health, social and environmental impacts of bicycling. A listing of the Davis May is Bike Month events can be found at: www.cityofdavis.org.

Bad Weather Can’t Stop DBC Race Team at Top Sport Stage Race

Ryan Odell had recently upgraded to Cat 3 and was anxiously looking at the race calendar, hoping to find a local to get his feet wet in his new category. But, the only race coming up was the Topsport Stage Race and a couple of veterans, Michael Claudio and Jason Martel-Dye, were planning to race so he figured it would be a great way to introduce himself to the group. Unlike Ryan Odell, Ryan Malm’s Cat 3 upgrade had been denied due to a few technicalities so he would be racing once more as a Cat 4. His goal was to finish on the podium and get his final two upgrade points.

Copperopolis Race Report

Kyle Fiori -- I had a chance to pre-ride the course the week prior to the race (we did 2 laps). This gave me a good idea of what I was up against. I was worried most about the big descent as I heard it was rough.

Multiple Podiums for DBC Race Team at Chico Stage Race

Michael Claudio and Jason Brasel -- “Teamwork is everything, I don't care what anyone says, and I had a great group of guys with me and it makes the victory all the more sweet. It's not just my victory, it's our victory.” – Michael Claudio

UCD bike auction on May 5th!

The public is invited to attend the biannual University of California, Davis Bicycle Auction on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Over 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be previewed from 8 - 9 a.m. with bidding getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold.

Winters FixIt stand now in service

Installed on April 5th, the latest addition to the FixIt Stand collection is available at the edge of Rotary Park across from Steady Eddy's adjacent to the bus stop.

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