Monday, May 6, 2013

2013 Official Race Results

The official race results for the 2013 Cone-Azalia Classic Road Race are now posted on USA Cycling and with full lap time details.

Thanks to all for coming out to race or watch. We had near record numbers at the race this year thanks to all of you!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Road Takes It Toll

Riders from The Ann Arbor Velo Club, The University of Michigan Cycling Team, and a couple of 'unattached' riders ventured out onto the course of The Cone-Azalia Classic Road Race for a pre-ride opportunity. While the young collegiate riders decided to ride from the University of Michigan campus, the more mature (read: old) AAVC members met up at Original Gravity Brewing Company in Milan. The group rode through downtown Milan and out onto the fabled course at the corner of Platt and Redman roads. As the race is known to do, riders were soon sidelined by flat tires. Two taken out in the first couple of miles, left to replace tubes and limp on. Multiple flats occurred in the second lap as well, reminding everyone of the importance of equipment choice for the opening road race of the Michigan Racing Series.

Some riders found the experience on the road to be less than satisfying, but the carb-reloading at Original Gravity Brewing was enjoyed by all. Clearly, you can make a poor choice on equipment for The Cone-Azalia Classic Road Race, but there are no poor choices on the menu at Original Gravity!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Cone-Azalia Classic Road Race welcomes Randy Wise Milan

A rugged dirt road race requires equally rugged and reliable support vehicles. Randy Wise Milan will be providing two Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks that will be used as wheel support for this year's race.

Randy Wise is located in Milan and is proud to be a premier Chevrolet and Buick dealer, which make them "The Wise Choice," if you're looking for an Ann Arbor Chevy or Ypsilanti Buick car dealer. Randy Wise Chevrolet Buick has a large selection of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs for you to choose from. Please visit them to view and test drive one of their great Ann Arbor Chevrolet or Buick vehicles today.

The Randy Wise Chevrolet Buick team has five convenient locations in lower southeast Michigan, and their friendly and knowledgeable staff will work to provide you with a hassle-free buying experience on any new or used vehicle. They can also help you with financing options, estimating monthly payments, and quick quotes.

The Ann Arbor Velo Club and The Cone-Azalia Classic Road Race are excited to add Randy Wise to the dirt roads of Milan Michigan.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Registration Has Begun

Within minutes of opening registration, the first registrations have begun to come in.

Do not wait this year, register early and register often.

Looking forward to a great event again this year. More announcements will be coming soon regarding this year's event.

We expect that there will be some organized pre-rides to recon the course and test the equipment. Don't forget to stop by Original Gravity to re-load after your ride (or pre-load prior).

Keep the rubber side down...

Monday, March 11, 2013

Let's Get Ready to Rattle!

We're live on the USA Cycling online registration site. Sign up early and avoid the April 15 price increase.

Should you ride your 'cross bike with road tires?

Should you ride your road bike with bigger tires?

Should you ride a Euro bike with tyres?

Get out and pre-ride the course and be sure to visit the good folks at Original Gravity 440 County St. Milan, MI (734) 439-7490

The Race Flyer is Final!

With a very special "Thank You" to Joshua Palan for the graphic art and flyer design.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Cone Azalia 2013

Cone Azalia 2013 is scheduled for May 5, 2013.

Original Gravity, a pub in Milan, will be brewing a special edition Cone-Azalia brew for the race.  Everyone is encouraged to join us at the after party which is being held at Original Gravity Brewing Company, located at 440 County Street, Milan, MI 48160

Be sure to watch this link for updates including race information, the race flyer and links to online registration.

We have some exciting additions to this year's event.  You don't want to miss this race.

Listen to the "Bike Shop Show" podcast to hear more about The Cone-Azalia Classic Road Race.