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teamsomerset  | from the President's Desk

1/26/2024 - Into the New Year and Team/Event Planning

And just like that, January is almost in the books. Apologies on not sending out a usual holiday or year end message. Was a wonderful holiday, and, for me, has just been a business period at work and spending time with family, training, etc. All good things!! I have also engaged time to set up the NJ TT Cup Series this year, event schedule, and also the sponsorship and jerseys through Pactimo. Glad we were able to secure that for the Cup. We have also scheduled our races with NJBA and it was our recommendation that was used for the location of the NJBA Banquet at Flemington Chimney Rock Inn.

We do have our team event promotion dates pretty well set and they were discussed at last weekend's NJBA meeting. Events are:

  • Steve Reed TT at Cape May - April 7
  • Allamuchy TT - April 20
  • Lew Saling Memorial TT at Somerset Circuit - May 11
  • Long Valley or Flanders TT - July 20 or 21 (not finalized but leaning toward doing the Long Valley Course on Sunday, July 21)

As usual, when things get closer, we will align our volunteers, sponsors, etc. Your help and support are always appreciated. More to follow on these. The balance of the NJ race schedule is at the NJ Bike Racing site. More on the schedule this year than in past, but still a work in process.

Another item to share that Tom Mains has posted on Facebook is the NJBA Banquet is a luncheon at Chimney Rock in Flemington. It is 2-5pm on Saturday, February 10. Thus far, we have at least 6 going from Somerset, but I will get some tables reserved as needed. There is clearly still quite a bit of room, but, if interested, suggest registering earlier since there is ultimately a limit on size. It is $15 as NJBA is subsidizing most. Covering awards for 2021-2023 for Cups in play - mostly TT and CX. Make your Reservations via BikeReg.

Lastly, Larry Dudek helped us set up our team membership renewal on Bike Reg. We are back to our structure for costs from a couple years back after a year of free membership. Please renew your membership and certainly encourage others as needed. If any questions, let us know Looking forward to seeing you at the banquet, on a ride, and, of course at our events. Logistics and the overall schedule have kept us away from a team gathering, but we'll always look for opportunities for that in the future.

Membership: Join or Renew for 2024 via BikeReg
Please PRINT and fill-in and sign the Event Waiver and Release PDF Insurance Form
Please PRINT and mail the Membership Applicatopm PDF via USPS Membership Form - bypassing BikeReg

Clothing: Order your kit for 2024, Start Here

Hope all have a wonderful 2024. Push hard and Pedal Fast!!
Chuck


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