Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Forks 15k Road Race

Well, all the Mission in Motion ladies who came out to run the 39th annual Forks 15k road race in Chenango Forks last Sunday finished in one piece!  Congrats to Marsha, Tiffany, and Delana on their finishes this year!  Each of them met their early season running goal.  Now they're all looking toward the Binghamton Bridge Run Half Marathon next month!

Big thanks to Sue, Jackie, Veda, and Shelley for coming out to support the team during the run.  Also, thanks to local RUUD and Corning riders Chris, Mike, Chuck, Mike G, John, and Pat for supporting us (and congrats to John and Mike G on their great finishes in the race!)

We look forward to seeing all of you at the clinic this Sunday at 1pm!  
Sue, Jackie, Tiffany, Delana, Marsha and Veda in front at the Forks 15k road race, 2012!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Training 3/24/12

We had a great training ride today with 9 Mission in Motion riders plus our ride-along mechanic from Ruud Racing, Patrick.  We received our brand new VOMAX uniforms this week and many of us had them in time to wear them for today's ride.  They are so comfortable and light!  3 of our brand new riders were able to join us today and practiced hill climbing, pacelining, and some general riding tips from our more experienced riders.  Next Sunday, April 1st, we will be hosting a beginners riding clinic at Chenango Valley State Park at 10am, come join us to learn some helpful tips riding and racing in groups.  See you there!
See more pictures on our team facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/#!/Missioninmotioncycling

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Forks 15k Road Race

Well, the races seasons are getting underway!  Two weeks ago, a few ladies laced up their sneakers and ran the St. Pat's 4-miler in Binghamton.  Great job Marsha and Tiffany!  We hear that a few personal bests were achieved!


This Sunday some MIM-ers plan to run the Forks 15k road race.  Come join Marsha, Tiffany, Jackie, Steph, and Delana for some fun on March 25th at 2pm!  By that time in the afternoon the sun is sure to come out - right?  Check out the run on the Triple Cities Runner's Club website: http://triplecitiesrunnersclub.org/.  


Don't forget to sign up for the Beginner & Intermediate Road Racing Skills Clinic on April 1st! Here's the link: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/15633This clinic is ideal for recreational riders or triathletes (ages 10 and up) who want to gain the skills and confidence you need to ride and race in a group! We'll cover all aspects of bike fit, pre-ride safety check, group riding strategies, technique and more. You will need to bring your bike, your helmet, proper clothing, and if you are age 10-18, a parent must be present for the entire course.  The program is geared towards preparing you to join your local USAC road cycling club, and preparing for a road race, but is also a great learning experience on its own. This is a great way to make sure you have the basics down so you can make the most of your experience riding with a group, club, or race team.  Our main instructor is Mike Jones, a former USA Cycling Pro rider of the Heathnet team.  We will also have several experienced local racers including Vanessa McCaffery & Mike Grygus who will ride along with the groups, answer any questions you may have and give their advice to each rider.  Clinic begins at 10am followed by a group practice ride within the roads of Chenango Valley State Park.  snacks and drinks provided, please dress appropiately for riding outdoors, bring your bike, helmet and water bottle!  This event supported by a grant from the New York State Bicycle Racing Association (NYSBRA).


Can't wait for cycling season?  Pre-reg now for one of our first local races, Check Your Legs! Here's the link to registration: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/15447.  Many MIM'ers will be racing with our friends in Garrattsville on Saturday, April 21st.  


Tiffany and Marsha at the 2012 St. Pat's 4-miler!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Training Ride - Friday, March 16th


Hey everyone!

Check your calendars to see if you're able to meet us for a training ride this Friday at 4:30!  We're going to leave from the parking area by the Port Crane exit where the TVC 369 courses start and then ride the 369 road race course.  It will be about a 25 mile ride or about 2 hours, whichever comes first.  We plan to ride at a relaxed pace to get some good training miles in during this lovely week.  Let's see if we can have a good group! 

Here's a link to the course: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2374354.  

Directions: 81 North to 88 East, get off at Exit 3 for Port Crane. Turn left at light and you will see small Park & Ride parking lot on left just down the road. 

Let me know if you have any questions or need more direction.  So far Marsha, Stephanie, and I are planning to ride.

Hope to see you soon!  If you cannot make this ride, I hope you are able to get out some other time this week!!

- delana
Marsha, Jackie, and Delana on the Rt 369 course during Spring 2011 training!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

TVC Meeting tonight-6pm- Vestal Library

Hi everyone, Just a quick reminder that tonight is the Tioga Velo Club annual meeting.  We will have membership forms available, and pizza for socializing before getting down to business at 6:30.  We will discuss the calendar of events/races for this year.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Welcome to the Mission in Motion Cycling Team's blog!

We hope to use this space to post race write ups and reports; ideas about training, races, strategies;  and how we're making ourselves known around our community. 

Check back often for updates! 

Get ready for a big Spring 2012 season!  We're excited!

Happy riding, 
MIM