Wednesday, May 30, 2012

USA Cycling Permit Secured

River City Bicycle Classic is officially an USA Cycling permitted race! USA Cycling is the largest promoter of cycling in the nation. Their permit means River City Bicycle Classic must adhere to all USA Cycling racing rules, secure race marshalls & officials for race day as well as follow their safety procedures. A USA Cycling permit guarantees a safe and fair event for all participants. Additionally, USA Cycling officials will confirm the race results and send to  national record keepers. Having this important distinction supports River City Bicycle Classic's mission to bring quality racing to Evansville, Indiana. 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Primes & Prizes

River City Bicycle Race has secured $1000.00 in primes to be dispersed among the eight race categories. For those not familiar with this term, prime (pronounced pream) is money and/or prizes that are won throughout the individual races. Here's how it works; racers hear the announcer call out that the next lap is a prime lap along with the prize to be won. Then racers start tactically plotting how they will win that prize. It is then awarded to the first person to cross the start/finish line during that lap. With this level of primes, June 9 is sure to have a lot of excitement with racers sprinting for money & prizes, perhaps several times in one race! Having this level of primes is sure to increase the racing intensity and add to the overall enjoyment for the spectators as they watch the racers vie for the goods. And we haven't even told you about the prizes yet. Stay tuned....

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sponsors Bring Racing Back to Evansville, Indiana

The River City Bicycle Classic has secured community partners and sponsors to ensure a very successful race. The sponsors' generous donations will not only support the race but allow for an all day festival of activities. Please take time to thank the sponsors for supporting bicycling and racing in Evansville.

Race sponsors include: Christian Fellowship Church; Deaconess and The Women's Hospitals; Frontier-Kemper Constructors, Inc.; Old National Bank; Evansville Living; WFIE/Channel 14; WIKY; The Guitar Lab; BRECK'S Bicycle Shop; Chronotrack Systems; WHAYNE CAT; Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union; Evansville Bicycle Club; Five Guys Pizza; Ohio Valley Bank and Talley Eye Care.

Special appreciation also goes to our race prize donors: Dairy Queen; Dan's Comp; G.D. Ritzy's; Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP; Kemper CPA Group; KOCH Enterprises, Inc.; Scholtsky's; Stephen Libs Finer Chocolates; Top Spot Outdoor & Bicycles; Tour d'Eville and Bodyworks Massage.

Thanks so much to all the corporate and community sponsors for making this race possible. Only 24 days to race day!