Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New York State Time Trial Championship- Rome, NY August 30, 2015

What a great way to celebrate the end of the road racing season with a state championship!
Over 110 cyclists were registered for the Time trial championship with great weather in store!

Eight, yes (8) Mission in Motion Women came out to compete in various categories and age groups! It was great to see so many of our uniforms in one place!

The cat 1-2-3 women, and Masters 40+ & 45+ rode the 40km course and were treated to an awesome stating ramp built by members of the Mohawk Valley Bicycle Club, for a long time trial, there were some stretches of steady climbing that many of us commented were hard heading into the wind.  The Cat 4 women, and Masters 50+, 55+ were treated to a fast 20km course, leaving them looking perfectly beautiful after their race :)  But, of course Kathleen, Elizabeth and Leah always look perfect no matter how hard they ride!

Congratulations to every member of our team!  Each of us earned a medal and a spot on the podium!

Dana Cooreman- Silver medal- Cat 123 Women
Leah Hadlock- Gold- NYS TT Champion- Cat 4 Women
Elizabeth Birch- Silver medal- Cat 4 Women
Gwen Riker- Gold- NYS TT Champion- Masters 40+
Victoria DuBois- Gold- NYS TT Champion- Masters 45+
Marsha Kapinus- Silver medal- Masters 45+
Kim Myers-Gold-  NYS TT Champion- Masters 50+
Kathleen Ruithauser- Bronze medal - Masters 55+

Awesome job to all!  Next up, Cyclocross season!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

16 HOT laps at Kirkwood Industrial park ( aka Binghamton Circuit Race)

Well, I had forgotten how hard it was to climb that little hill over and over again, after all, it's been 2 years since I've ridden the course at Kirkwood Industrial Park!

Once upon a time, I had the thrill of riding with the A group back in the day when I was younger and actually trained.  Last night, I had quite a difficult time staying with the B group (maybe because it consists of more former A's than B's)??

Nevertheless, it was a great night to get out and catch up with people I hadn't seen in ages!  
We had a nice showing in the B group including 6 women and 2 juniors!  
From what I remember, I was lapped twice by Chuck Rhoades flying solo winning the A field, awesome riding Chuck!

Womens results:
Marsha, Delana, Karla, Elizabeth, Maria, Jen (riding with Corby-current NYS junior champion!)

Delana and Elizabeth before the race.

Front: Maria and Marsha. Back: Delana and Elizabeth.

Delana, Maria, and Elizabeth after the race

Corby, Jen, August, and Eric.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hollenbecks road race, Virgil, NY

It's been 4 years since I raced this course,  way to long!   It was great to be back on the bike riding with a big group of women!  29 cat 4 women finished the challenging course that leads you past Greek peak skib resort,  onto a long climb up Parker road, into the headwind on the back side, past the farms, then that steep kicker up Babcock hollow and that wonderful finish climb up VanDonsel.
Since we had such a large group,  It was a blessing to have someone of your ability to work with after that first hill shatters the field apart.   I worked with Holly Lape , an amazing time trialist from Sidney, We gained a lot of ground on the top 6 who were together about 70 yards from us,  But the 2 of us just couldn't close the gap on those 6.  We decided to wait up for 2 more behind us which included my past teammate Charlsie who just came back to racing after 5 years off.  The 4 of us took turns at the front until we were split up on the wall of Babcock hollow,  I had to push hard after the climb to catch back onto Holly & Chachi.  We had a great time riding together and finished strong, Holly-7th, Chachi'8th and I was 9th.  Elizabeth crushed her time from last year and finished 20th of the 29!  What a great group of women from Syracuse Bike as well,  hope to ride with them more this year!

Perfect day for racing! Bridge run

Great job Delana, Heather & Lorrie who ran at the Binghamton Bridge run!  Delana & Heather ran the half marathon and Lorrie ran the 5 k!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Women's ride , meet & greet success!

What an amazing turnout of 36 women we had on Sunday for our first Central NY women's ride!  

Mission in Motion teamed up with the Syracuse Bike women's team and invited all women cyclists from central new york to meet fellow riders and enjoy a 45 mile scenic ride around Owasco lake followed by a fun social at Anyela's vineyards.  

The Wine and cheese platters were delicious and we had so much fun socializing with all these fabulous women!   Can't wait to do this again! 

 To find out more about joining one of the women's teams and clubs,  visit our links page to read about local clubs and how to find riders in your area. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fincraft presents women's race clinic

Pass along this flyer to all local clubs.  There will be a women's race clinic taught by Mara Miller on Sunday June 7th at the Beak&Skiff apple orchards in Lafayette,  NY 9am-2 pm.
Please register on by June 5th.


Central NY women 's ride & wine/cheese social

Come join local women's teams and clubs for a ride and social!   Meet at Anyela's vineyards in Skaneatles Sunday, April 26 @ 11:45am.  Rides begin at noon.   We will meet back at Anyela's vineyard at 3pm for wine & cheese social.
2433 W Lake Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152

Details: 45 mile bike ride to and around Owasco lake.   Ride is free,  bring cash for your own wine and cheese tastings.  Come prepared with extra water, snacks and bike supplies. 
Register for free on

Come meet a bunch of great women who like to have fun while riding!  Also meet some very competitive women who love to race!  We will have a variety of levels from beginner to experienced !