Friday, March 13, 2015

Some details for 2015!

This year we'll be doing a two day race weekend with the Milan Circuit Race on Saturday - May 30 - and the Cone-Azalia Classic on Sunday - May 31.  Checkout the preliminary race schedule below.  

Another thing that's new this year is the "Fun Ride" a single lap of the race course which is intended for everyone - kids, families, everyone! You don’t need to have a special kind of bike or a racing license. Just show up and we'll get your time! Immediately following the fun ride there will be a pancake breakfast provided by the Milan Rotary Club.  Proceeds of both the Fun Ride and the pancake breakfast will support Aid In Milan - a local non-profit serving the Milan community.  If you'd like to do more to support Aid in Milan, please bring a canned or dry food donation with you on race day!

Milan Circuit Race – May 30, 2015
Length Laps/Miles
08:00 AM
Fun Ride: Kids & Families
1 Lap
08:30 AM
Cat. 1/2/3 Men
45 Minutes
09:30 AM
Cat. 1/2/3/4 Women
30 Minutes
10:15 AM
Cat 4/5 Men
30 Minutes
Cone-Azalia Classic – May 31, 2015
Length Laps/Miles
09:45 AM
10:00 AM
Cat. 1/2 Men
8/80 mi
10:03 AM
Masters 35+ (Cat. 1-4 Men)
4/40 mi
10:06 AM
Cat. 3 Men
5/50 mi
10:09 AM
Masters 45+ (Cat. 1-4 Men)
4/40 mi
10:12 AM
Cat. 4 Men
4/40 mi
10:15 AM
Masters 55+ (Cat. 1-4 Men)
4/40 mi
10:18 AM
Cat. 5 Men (Age 18-34)
3/30 mi
10:21 AM
Cat. 5 Men (Age 35+)
3/30 mi
10:24 AM
Cat. 1, 2, 3 Women
5/50 mi
10:27 AM
Cat. 4 Women
3/30 mi
10:30 AM
Juniors 9-14
1/10 mi
10:30 AM
Juniors 15-18
3/30 mi

Monday, May 12, 2014

Race Photos

Markus Nee
Markus Nee took a lot of good pictures from all of the categories during the race. Check them out here.

Also, Roxanne King has a great gallery of shots from the races. Check them out!

The Cone-Azalia Classic Road Race featured in Cyclocross Magazine!

Checkout Aaron Cruikshank's race report in Cyclocross Magazine!  Aaron is a Cat 1/2 rider for WASlabs and finished in the money behind his teammates David Adams and Adam York.  Read more at CXM.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2014 Results

Preliminary results for the 2014 Cone-Azalia Classic are available here.  We will do our best to get these uploaded to USAC and update the MBRA rankings promptly.  Thanks again for another wonderful year!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Race Preview from WASlabs

The queen of the Michigan spring classics, Cone-Azalia goes off on Sunday, and it is sure to bring the dirt road talent out in full force. The course features two major dirt sections per lab that are riddled with potholes, water bars, and gravel.  Depending on the previous year’s winter, the pavĂ© can be hard as concrete or sticky as velcro. Initial forecasts call for a dry race, but rain earlier in the week could make things interesting. No matter the condition, the race is always violent and selective. Unlike some of the dirt road races earlier in the year there is a real advantage to using a road bike rather than a cyclocross bike. You will still need to run 27 or 28c tires. You still might flat, but knobs are out of the question. Regardless of bike selection or field, you and your equipment will be tested. If you make it to the end you will be tired, but not tired enough to forego the ride down the street to Original Gravity Brewing.

In the Elite field WASlabs will look to continue their success in Michigan bringing a mixed Ohio and Michigan squad. A house divided; with the common goal of dirt road dominance will see Adam York and Jason Young returning to the dirt after weekend of criterium racing. Tom Burke reaffirmed his gravel IQ by taking 4th at Cohutta while Shawn Adams and Aaron Cruikshank will look to build on success north of the border after Paris to Ancaster.

While details about the field are still shaking out, you would expect Steve Broglio to be in the hunt after his Barry Roubaix win. Mike Simonson will certainly be a wheel to watch after a solid Paris to Ancaster showing. Dan Korienek, Daniel Lam, and Nate Williams should be men to stay close to towards the finish. Race conflicts in Ohio will keep Netherland Rubber closer to home, but local teams such as Bissell/ABG, Wolverine, and Leadout will look to control the race from the gun. Hopefully a train crossing doesn’t do their job for them this year.  Make sure to get signed up. See you out there, or at OG after.