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The Cantua Creek Road Race (May 29) and the Copperopolis Road Race (June 5) have both been permitted by USAC and the respective counties. Registration will open April 19. Both races have smaller field limits and are online entry only, and will have Covid-19 mitigations in place. Please read the flyers for more information (Cantua and Copperopolis). The Early Birds Training Series in Fremont (May 2,9,16) are still in process as is Regalado Road Race (May 30)
The Continuing Crisis in health and in the cycling sport:
Velo Promo plans for reopening
No one wants to return to racing more than Velo Promo. We are currently discussing events in the next few months with the applicable cities and counties, and are currently proposing the following, following State and Local Covid -19 guidance and increased vaccinations.
May 9 Early Birds in Fremont
May 16 Early Birds in Fremont
May 30 Regalado Road Race in Oakdale
June 5 Copperopolis Road Race in Milton (where else?)
July 3 Leesville Gap RR in Williams
July 17 Watsonville Criterium in Watsonville
July 18 Early Birds in Fremont
Once they let us know what they'll allow, we'll apply for USAC permits, etc. It's possible that some of these will not go through (Merced County, for example, is still not even accepting any applications). These events are reasonably low cost, even with higher expenses relating to Covid-19 mitigations and reduced field limits. We’d like to schedule Cantua Creek somewhere in here as well, and a fourth Early Bird date.
Other events later in the 2021 season like Patterson, Dunnigan, Winters, the Giro, and Oakland may need your help through sponsorships from companies, clubs, and the communities (any ideas?), due to their higher costs (CHP, officials, permits, staff, surcharges, etc). We are still deep in debt, though Mary Maroon’s Go Fund Me effort helped us through this difficult past year and the situation is improving (Thanks, Mary!, and all the donors!). We will be back in full swing in 2022; meanwhile most of our event plans for this year are still going forward, including all the Cal Cup races, those above and the others as usual.
Individuals have always supported Velo Promo races; now it’s time to get companies and corporations involved. We need to raise money via sponsorships for many of our most popular races. Everyone in the sport is or knows someone in a company to approach to get them involved in sponsorship of a category, or a race, or a series of Velo Promo races in Northern California.
All we are asking is to get the names and contacts of the right (and ideally interested) people to contact in Northern California companies. Many of you have enjoyed Velo Promo races for years, and we like to think we’ve added something to the sport in this area. We’ve had one company this past year join in (thank you Darren Mar-Elia and SDM Software!), but we need several more if we are to continue our program of races. Please contact us as soon as you can.
Thank you, ----Robert Leibold
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