2016 Frederic Lions Bike Race Report


Neal Lundeen with a strong finish in the 2016 Frederic Lion's Bike Race.  Photo Credit:  William Johnson
 Potyondy-Smith Takes Her First Win at Frederic Lions Bike Race 
FREDERIC—Andrea Potyondy-Smith, Brooklyn Park, MN, was the women’s overall winner of the 29th annual Frederic Lions Bicycle, Sat. June 11.  After several years of winning the single-speed title at Frederic, Potyondy-Smith rode a time trial bike to her first overall win with a time of 1 hour, 21 minutes and 15 seconds for the 26.4 mile, hilly race route.
 

Five-time winner, Tim Mulrooney, Minneapolis, MN, added a sixth title to his record by posting the fastest time in the men’s division, covering the course in 1 hour, 2 minutes and 6 seconds.  Mulrooney was closely followed by Jessop Keene, River Falls, WI, who posted a time just 14 seconds slower, good for second overall and an age group win.

Filling out the podium in the TT Bike division, men’s race, were:  Keene at 1 hour, 2 minutes and 20 seconds and Christopher Johnston, Wayzata, MN, with a time of 1:07:23.  Second and third place in the women’s field were taken by Jacquie Undem, Chisago City, MN, and Maureen Ash, Minneapolis, MN, with times of 1:27:15 and 1:30:21, respectively.

The Stock Bike Class titles were taken by Dan Undem and Jacquie Undem, both of Chisago City, MN.  Without the advantages of aerodynamic time trial specific bikes and equipment, Dan’s winning time was 1:13:04 and Jacquie’s time was 1:27:15.

Andrea Potyondy-Smith also raced in the single-speed division, and was the overall winner in that class with a time of 1:29:36.
The race course, east and southeast of Frederic, on County Roads I and W, has 1300 feet of climbing and is considered a challenging time trial race.
 
Local racers included Neal Lundeen and Arthur Martin.
 
This year was the 29th version of the Frederic Lions Bicycling Classic.  Proceeds have been used as one of their various fundraising efforts over the years.  In addition to Lion and Lioness Club members Jim and Phyllis Meyer, and Roxanne White, community members, Jamie and Carly Worthington, Grant Burdick, and Arthur Martin helped stage the event.     
 
The 30th annual Frederic Lions Bicycling Classic will be held the second Saturday in June, 2017.
 
Complete results are available at:  wisportcycling.org

Overall winners (l to R), Dan Undem, Jacquie Undem (stock bike), Tim Mulrooney, Andrea Potyondy-Smith (TT aero bike).
655  Jessop Keene, River Falls, WI, finishes in second place overall just 14 seconds behind the winner and wins the 20-24 year-old age group.
662  Bob Frandsen, Rush City, MN, finished with a time of 1:17:41, winning the 55-59 men’s age group.  He is riding a stock (non-aero) bike.

671  Neal Lundeen, Frederic, WI, Finishes with a time of 1:32:28, good for second place in the men’s 60-64 year-old age group.  Lundeen’s son, Frank, was the overall winner the Lions Classic in 2001, and currently owns the Cyclova XC bike shop in St. Croix Falls.
 
675  Maureen Ash, Minneapolis, MN, is welcomed to the finish line by a couple of small Holstein cows, who were representing the Milk Marketing Board that provided ice cold chocolate milk to the racers.  Ash was the winner of the women’s 55-59 year-old age division.
 

Submitted by:  Frederic Lion’s Bicycle Classic production staff
 
Photo credit:  William Johnson, Polk County Tourism Council

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Sprint Ride Is ON For Tonight - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Join the Wednesday night crew for Sprint Ride tonight!
It's Wednesday and the sun is out - that means it's time for the Wednesday Night Cyclova XC Sprint Ride!

We will roll at 6PM sharp (arrive ready to ride a few minutes before 6) from the front of Cyclova XC.

All riders on a road bike are welcome.  This is a conversational paced ride - except for during the 6 sprints on the course.  Average speeds for this ~34 mile ride are in the 14 - 17 mph range.  For the full scoop on the ride, check out the Official Sprint Ride info page!

Ben Mullin and I look forward to riding with you!

-Frank

Grandma's 2016 Report--It was HOT!

Grandma's got hot this year. Throughout the course there are banners up prior to the aid stations that rate the danger level. They started at moderate, got elevated to high, and then went up two more levels that I didn't even know existed. After the race I heard somebody chatting in the finish area, "The casual runners who do minimal training and just hope for a cool weather are going to be in trouble today." That was sure true.

The rising temperatures don't have as big of an effect on the winners since they've already finished before it really gets hot. But even finishers who normally are in the 3 hour range (who certainly don't fall into the "minimal training" category) started to get cooked. People finishing in the 5 to 6 hour range did so in crowds that were falling apart.

I always try to get to the halfway point of a marathon as quickly as possible and I think that's conditioning from having run Grandma's a bunch of times. If you can get halfway done when it's still reasonably cool, you can basically walk in safely and still finish in the 5 hr range. 

I started out fast, and got passed by Katie and Jim just before the halfway point. Around mile 14, I thought I saw Jim up in the distance so I jogged up to him. He was walking for a spell because the heat had taken a jump and I was only too happy to accompany him. We knocked off a few miles alternating between running and walking, but the running was limited to 4 or 5 minute stretches. Any more than that was accompanied by excessive sweat and nausea. Fortunately we could cool off again by walking. If you can't cool off by walking, you need to find some shade and think about your long term health.

The routine at every aid station became repetitive with the goal of leaving the station completely soaked. You drink the first water, dump the second on your head, dump the third on your back, the fourth and fifth go on either arm, grab a powerade, sixth water in the face, drink the seventh, then grab sponges and ice to rub on your skin over the next half mile. In normal life, it's not pleasant to grab a chunk of ice and hold it against your forehead until it melts...but that was the only way to get through this marathon--and under those circumstances it felt really nice.

After cooling yourself off, you could run a bit again, but by the time we got to the next aid station we were nearly dry, and getting hot.

People who didn't take the time to dunk themselves got into trouble. You'd see runners stop on the side of the course and you knew they were having a hard time because they wouldn't even seek out a spot of shade to rest in. When you see something like that, you have to alert race support at the next aid station because those people could be in a lot of danger.

Jim and I still had a great time, it was just a matter of being disciplined about cooling off at the aid stations. Also, there were a lot of rogue aid stations that people set up just because they seemed to recognize it was a dangerous day (a special thanks to the people who brought orange slices...and the guy who gave me a cold PBR). The cold sprinklers also kept us going, and without all of that support it wouldn't have been possible to finish a marathon on that day. At about mile 23, I turned to Jim and said, "Well, we could continue running and potentially finish about 15 minutes faster, or we could just walk from here and not collapse from heat exhaustion." Jim said, "I'm fine with walking."

At the finish line, I made my way straight to Lake Superior and soaked in the water for about 10 minutes. Normally you can't hardly go underwater at Lake Superior since it's so darn cold, but it felt like a heated pool on Saturday. I was dreading going to the port-a-potty because those things are saunas. Standing in line to use them, some people took so long that we began wondering if we should alert the aid workers on the chance that those inside had succumbed to heat exhaustion. But then the doors opened and the disheveled runners emerged. Still, there probably should be attendants at races this hot that go around knocking on port-a-pot doors asking if people inside are OK. That's something to keep in mind for both racers and race organizers.

The dunk in the lake brought me back to life, and I got to share stories with the significant crew of local runners who were camped at the DECC. Everbody made it in, and doing a race under challenging conditions like this is always memorable. I'm so glad I ran into Jim and we were able to get each other to the finish line. It's always great to have the opportunity to go through something extreme with someone. To everyone up there, congratulations on participating on a really rough day, that's one to remember!

2016 Sasquatch Dash #3 (City of Trails) Results and Report


Race Recap

This one is easiest one for me.  I get to point people to the City of Trails race and let Amy Klein do all the hard work.  Again, the essence of the Sasquatch series is the no frills and no barrier to entry aspect.  It is pretty hard not to support the City of Trails though as the premier event in town with the proceeds from the very inexpensive race all going to support those trails we enjoy at every other Sasquatch Event.

Amy pulled off another great event this year.  The weather was hot, but otherwise fabulous, the event premiered a new half-marathon and a modified 5k course, and the post race events around town for Wannigan Days made for a fantastic day.

Being an open race this was another special scoring event.  15 points for the half marathon, 10 points for the 10k and 5 points for the 5k.  20 points if you rocked being the race director for the event.

So here are the points for the event.  If I missed you please drop us a note and we'll get you added.



Next Race

Our next Sasquatch is going to be Saturday July 2nd.  Yup, that is Fourth of July weekend.  Hopefully you will be around for the holiday weekend.  I've got some initial thoughts on the course.  I think it should be a "good one".  Stay tuned.

Mullin's Race Report

I knew this was going to be a tough one the moment I walked out the door in the morning.  I would rather race at 5 below zero than 80 and humid.  I guess that is why I like skiing so much.  But this is June and a running race so I just have to deal.  Because of the heat I opted to carry a water bottle.  There was plenty of water on course but I like to sip and I also dumped a little water on my head and back ever time I was heading into the sun to stay cool.

My poorly conceived goals for the race were to get in a good groove early and see if I couldn't stick near Greg and Tammi for a while.  Funny right?  Off the gun Greg and Tammi took off and I settled into a quick tempo somewhere around 4th place.  By the time we were headed south on the Interlink Trail though I knew I was in trouble.  I was seeing heart rates mid 170's which is threshold, run for an hour kind of effort level.  Not good for a half marathon.

I decided I needed to reign things in a bit so I didn't blow up.  So my HR was around 180 on the climb to the park.  Uh, oops.  I was trying not to blow up, honest.  I got passed by a few folks on the descent down Horizon Rock and the park road on our way to Ravine Trail.  I made sure not to give chase which I hope counts as trying to not go too hard.

The climb up Ravine Trail was tough.  I took my first power walking stretches here, again trying to keep the effort in check.  My calves were burning.  The folks who passed me just before starting Ravine were long gone by the top.

The run back up the paved trail towards Regal Park was rough.  There were stretches in the sun and the climb up from the Info Center was brutal.  I took several walking breaks in the shaded stretches.  I was getting a little worried that only 5 miles in the next 8 were going to be a death march.

Thankfully as I rounded the field at the Interlink intersection I started to feel a little better.  I actually felt like I could run and I wasn't bordering on blowing up.  My HR didn't seem to be coming down any but that was OK if I was feeling OK.  I thought I might be putting some distance on any chasers and maybe gaining on some folks ahead of me.  Post race analysis of Strava Flybys shows that wasn't really the case, but it was a mental boost in the race.

Once onto the 10k course again I just kept a steady pace.  I did walk up the steep section on the other side of Fairgrounds Road.  I got a good recovery on the descent to Oregon.  I felt pretty good until I hit Zilmer Park.  There my legs started to remind me that I really haven't been doing enough running lately and they started to feel heavy and I wasn't terribly nimble on my feet through the rocks.

I started to think about my finish time here and I thought getting under 2 hours was still a possibility but I needed to stay on the gas.  The descent down Mindy Creek was ok though I was still not feeling very agile and I couldn't really let it rip and have gravity help me.  I knew the last 2 miles weren't going to be technical so hopefully the pace could increase some.

As I entered Lion's Park I figured I needed to run somewhere around an 8:40 mile for the rest of the race to break 2 hours.  It seemed doable, but it wasn't going to be comfortable.  Mile 12 was an 8:57 so I ate into my margin a little bit and I was worried as I got onto Hamilton I wasn't going to quite get there.

Somehow I managed to gut out an 8:03 mile and crossed the line in 1:58:15.  I was pretty happy with the finish and was pretty spent at the end.

Let the Wednesday Night Sprint Rides Begin!

Hey folks, summer is in full swing already, and I'm sure there are a bunch of you wondering where the Wednesday night sprint rides are.  Well wonder no more, they are on Wednesday nights at 6:00 starting this week (6/15/2016)!


All of the details about the course and how the ride works can be found OVER HERE (yes a few of the links reference 2015, but the course is the same for 2016)

The executive summary though:

  • Park somewhere near CyclovaXC, but preferably not immediately in front of the shop (allows customers of the shop and the pizza place to still get in and out while we are riding)
  • Be kitted up, ready to leave promptly at 6:00 pm
  • We group ride 33.6 miles TOGETHER with the exception of 6 distinct sprint sections of up to roughly 1 mile in length
  • During a sprint segment, you are free to get to the end of the sprint as fast or as slow as you wish
  • After a sprint segment, everyone slows down or stops and we regroup before continuing on
  • We start as a group and we end as a group.  Anticipate an overall average speed, depending on the group, of anywhere from 14 mph to 17+ mph.
Anyone and everyone who can safely operate a bicycle 34 miles is welcome.

I hope to see you there this Wednesday.

Ben



Group rides are weather permitting.  If thunderstorms, heavy rain, or other dangerous weather are expected the rides will be cancelled with notice on the CyclovaXC blog by noon the day of.

A Marquette Trail Running Adventure

Last weekend I had the opportunity to tag along on one of those "epic adventures".  Hyperbole I know, but this is the type of thing that I think that label really should apply to.

Let's step back just a tad.  Fellow Sasquatch runner Jason is signed up for the Marquette 50 miler this coming August.  Cyclova XC's own Starr is also signed up for the Marji Gesick 50 miler in September.  I think they are both nuts, but I mean that in the nicest, I'm kinda envious of their goals, kind of way.  Anyhow, Jason had a trip planned to Marquette to do a 20 mile training run on the course, specifically the Four Peaks Loop.

Starr said it sounded like a good idea and lined up pretty well with her training plan.  At the time I had no real desire to go run that much, but I had heard Marquette is a pretty sweet town with great mountain bike trails so I'd be able to keep myself busy.  We made plans to camp at Tourist Park right in town pretty much a short bike ride from anywhere.

Starr and I arrived at about 7:30 on Friday evening after a pretty painless, but somewhat long 6.5 hour drive.  The forecast had been calling for likely rain pretty much all weekend.  We had driven out of the rain about an hour before arriving so we took the chance to get camp setup quick and then go hop out on the Noquemanon Train Network North Trails for about an hour of mountain biking.  Being on the very far western edge of the eastern time zone gives you a little extra boost in daylight and we made use of it.


The trails we rode were pretty dang cool.  Some rooty and rocky river bank, a big dam, some post apocalyptic looking old power equipment, some good forested climbs and one of the biggest sand pits I've ever seen.  I didn't remember to grab the camera for this ride, so you'll have to believe me when I say the scenery made it hard to keep my eyes on the trail.

Adventure Run

After a good night of sleep we woke up to drizzle and gray skies.  We ate breakfast, dressed for a run, filled hydration and packed nutrition and headed up to the Forestville Trailhead.  At this point my plan was still to run for a while and then head back.  That was soon to change though.

Jason getting us oriented at the Forestville Trailhead.
Jason was our tour guide for this adventure.  He had done the loop two years prior during his Marquette 50k run.  So he was navigating by memory, and by following his GPS track.  In the dense trail network up there that can be challenging.  Overall we managed just fine though.

Pretty quickly we were off and running through the Noquemanon ski trails, but very shortly onto the North Country Hiking trail.  I was immediately in love.  The single track was sweet, the terrain rugged and ever changing, the forests lush and green, the streams and creaks gurgling with the recent rain.

Very early on in the run on the single track.
Only a few miles in and we were to discover why the Marquette 50 is one of the most challenging trail races in the region.  This is the four peak loop, and we were tackling the first peak Hogback.  While we aren't talking mountain peaks here, the climb was real, and rugged.

The drizzle had progressed at this point to a steady light rain.  This made the scrambling on the rocks a bit treacherous.  It even made identifying the trail difficult because it went places that just didn't look safe given the conditions.  We definitely took the slow and steady approach here.


After cresting Hogback, we descended off the other side finding that it was definitely the longer hill.  Eventually we worked our way down through what I imagine the Pacific Northwest is like with the huge trees, soft and spongy footing, and persistent dampness.

Next up was a long runnable stretch on the way to Top of the World.  We settled into a nice rhythm of easy running here.  We were only about 4 miles into the run, but I was already thinking there was no way I was going to miss out on the rest of the run.  Not only was this way too cool, but the persistent precipitation was going to make riding impossible anyhow.  On the top of Top of the World Starr put the words right in my mouth before I ever said anything telling me I was not going back only to miss out on the rest of this adventure.  Yup.
Not a bad looking crew.

Cruising through the forest on our way to Heartbreak.
The climb to Top of the World was very slow and steady with only the last quarter mile being a bit steeper but no scrambling involved.  The view from the top?  Not that impressive.  The cool whisps of clouds from Hogback were now a solid bank of clouds obscuring pretty much everything.

Again, we had some difficulty discerning the trail off the peak.  The wet rocks were making slopes look much steeper and treacherous than they were or would appear in dry conditions.  We did find our way down though without incident and were off in search of the next peak.

While we only saw six other people in 20 miles, we were clearly not alone in the woods.
That route took us along Harlow Lake and then on some kind of swampy single track and ATV trails.  Starr and I commented that it was very Gravel Conspiracy-esq in the road conditions.  That is a good thing if you are looking for rugged.

Eventually we summited Bareback.  Again, the views were mostly of the clouds and rain.  In particular I found this descent to be quite sketchy.  In fact, I even videoed my lack of appreciation for going down.  The video takes some of the steepness out.  I promise it looked bigger in person.  It was only a few minutes later I slipped and landed flat on my butt.  Thankfully I had been preparing for that and it didn't cause any lasting damage.


After finally making it off of Bareback we ran along the other end of Harlow Lake before another pretty stretch of running along some creeks in the forest.  This was where we probably made our biggest navigational error and maybe added an extra half a mile round trip.  I say it was just to check out the cool flower right where we turned around.

How Jason knew these flowers were here and we should go look at them off the course I'll never know.

After getting back on course we eventually made our way down to the south shore of Lake Superior.  The dreary weather prevented sweeping views of the lake, it had its own peaceful beauty to it.


At this point it also started feeling a little cool.  We had been out running for around 3.5 hours now in the rain the whole time.  With just a little breeze off the lake our hands were all getting a bit chilly.  I was also beginning to suffer a little bit.  We were venturing into the longest run I had done since the Ice Box back in November territory and despite the easy pace, my legs were definitely giving me a piece of their mind.


Private cove on the shores of Lake Superior
After a beautiful run along the shore we abruptly headed inland, and upwards.  Had we run the loop counter clockwise, Hogback would have been a bigger climb, but this direction we saved the biggest for last too.  In under a mile we gained over 400 feet.  There was a few sets of stairs involved, but there was also plenty of rugged rocks.  It had also been about 4.5 hours of steady rain at this point and it was really wet.

Sugar Loaf is traveled enough to get some stairs.

Rugged, wet, beautiful


The views from the top of Sugarloaf continued to be about the same as the last two peaks.  We did stop for our group pictures though for posterity.





After Sugarloaf I figured we were about home free with just a few miles to go.  What I didn't realize at the time was that we had another 250+ feet to climb over a mile once we got off the peak.  I was getting a little bit of a second wind while hiking some of the steeper sections, but my legs were definitely indicating that they were ready to be done.



We don't have any pictures of us at the finish back in Forestville.  Jason and Starr were both looking and feeling good and started pounding their recovery protein drinks.  I immediately fell on the box of Cheesits in the car being pretty hungry.  I hadn't planned on going the whole way and hadn't brought sufficient nutrition so had been bumming food for the last few hours.  To say I was in a calorie deficit is probably an understatement.

Aftermath

After a nice warm shower we headed into town and got some pretty good pasta at the Pasta Shop.  We followed that up with some awesome candy from Donkers, and finally more recovery beverages at Blackrocks Brew Pub.

The rain that had been steady all day subsided and we were able to sit around a campfire for the rest of the evening.  It was a great trip despite, or maybe because of the weather.  I can't wait to get back out to Marquette again and explore more of the trails by foot and by bike.

!WANNIGAN DAYS SALE *Up To 50% Off * 6/10/2016 - 6/12/2017 At Cyclova XC!

Cycling Jerseys, Jackets, & T-Shifts @ 40% off //  Locally Geared Cycling Jewelry @ 50% OFF  //  Select Salsa and Trek Bikes at 20% - 25% Off!  Image Credit:  kentcycles.com
It's Wannigan Days weekend here in St. Croix Falls - a huge celebration of the good life here in the St. Croix River Valley!  You don't want to miss out on all of the amazing music, kids activities, food, fireworks, and more!  Check out the Wannigan Days website for the full scoop!

Here at Cyclova XC, we wanted to contribute to the fun of Wannigan Days by offering some crazy good deals on prime cycling gear.  Check out the great deals listed below.  Note that these prices only apply to in stock product here at the store.  Stop by or call for more details.

*  40% OFF on all Cycling Jerseys, T-Shirts, and Jackets (excludes Cyclova team wear & rain jackets)

*  50% OFF on all Cycling Jewelry from “Locally Geared”


*  20% - 25% OFF on select Salsa & Trek Bicycles:  This is a rare opportunity to get a SUPER HOT deal on some of the hottest bikes out there - including rental bikes and a few previous year model options!  Salsa Beargreases, Blackborrows, Trek Domanes, Trek CrossRips, and more!  Get in on these deals while the gettin' is good!

Following is a list of deals included on this sale - most of which were 2016 year model rental/demo bikes, and a few are previous year model closeout bikes:
SALSA
2016 Salsa Beargrease X5 in LG & XL:  MSRP price of $1600  - Sale price at 20% off = $1280
2016 Salsa Blackborrow GX 2x10 in MD, LG, & XL:  MSRP price of $2500 - Sale price at 20% off = $2000
2015 Salsa Mukluk 2 Suspension in LG:  MSRP price of $3000 - Sale price at 25% off = $2250

TREK
2014 Trek Domane 4.7 in 56cm:  MSRP price of $3150 - Sale price at 25% off = $2362.50

2016 Sasquatch Shirts are IN!

Hey Sasquatch Dashers!

The 2016 shirts are in. Sorry for the delay on that, our supplier always does a great job with the quality of these Ts, but they were overwhelmed with orders lately. They do the shirts for Gandy Marathon, Grantsberg Tri and the Solstice Chase (we always get rave reviews on the shirts).

If you pre-ordered, the price is $10. There are a couple extras for late comers, those are $15. Once we distribute the pre-orders we'll make the rest available. The shirts are behind the front desk so just come in and ask for them!

Again, our next Sasquatch race is the City of Trails race. Choose from the 5k, 10, or Half Marathon. See you there, and swing by Cyclova after!

Cheers!

Frederic Lions Bike Race Celebrates 29 Years on June 11

FREDERIC--The Frederic Lions Bike Classic will be held for the 29th time on Sat. June 11

Started in 1988 by the Frederic Lions Club, the race has held on to be the third longest running citizen’s bike race in Wisconsin.

The idea to host a bike race in Frederic started as a coffee table discussion in the winter of 1987. Terry and Jo Duea, Dave Dopkins, and Steve and Elisabeth Puetz collaborated on the concept of a starting a local bike race and tour, after watching the success of a popular citizen bike race in Grandview, WI, Dopkins had participated in. The Frederic Lions Club came on board as a host organization.

Over a quarter century, proceeds from the race have been directed by the Lions Club to the various charitable causes they support.

This year’s race will be a 26.4 mile, individual time trial and will bring racers to Frederic from all over the Midwest.

The race will start at the Frederic High School campus at 10:00 a.m., with registration from 8:00-9:30 a.m. The race route is an out and back course, going east on Clam Falls Drive, south on CTH I for 13 miles, turning around just north of STH 48, and returning by the same route to Frederic. The course has a total of 1300 vertical feet of climbing.

A new class for stock bikes has been added for 2016. The stock bike class does not allow aero bars or disc wheels, and gives riders who don’t want to invest in a time trial specific bike to compete with a standard bike.

Top riders will complete the course in under an hour, averaging well over 26 miles an hour on what is considered a difficult time trial route.

A new course record was set in 2015 by Ian Stanford, Minneapolis, MN, who rode the 26.4 mile route in 57 minutes and 40 seconds. The course record was held by Tim Mulrooney, Minnespolis, MN, for 5 years, with a time of 58 minutes, 51 seconds.

Other course records are held by Joan Carlson, Menomonie, WI--1 hour, 8 minutes, and 50.8 seconds (2010), Ricky Wells, Strum, WI--single speed--1 hour, 7 minutes, and 59.5 seconds (2010), and Andrea Potyondy-Smith, Champlin, MN--single speed--1 hour, 28 minutes, 33 seconds (2012).

2015 winners and course record holders, Stanford and Potyondy-Smith (single speed), are expected to return to defend their titles. Carlson and Wells seem to have retired from road bike competition, so their six-year-old records may be challenged this year.

Past winners with a local connection include: 1988-Wendy Weinzierl-Griswold and Greg Nelson. 1993-Kevin Link and Jolene Selover Baillargeon. 2000-Terry Baillargeon. 2001-Frank Lundeen. 2011-Dan Johnson (single speed). 2014 winner, Kelli Swenson, is a FHS graduate.

Also of interest, author Michael Perry rode the race in the early 90’s.

Arthur Martin, Frederic, has ridden all but one of the Frederic Bike Races. He has been spotted on several training rides around the back roads of Leader Land.

The individual time trial format features riders starting at 30 second intervals, with the goal of riding the course as fast as possible. Drafting, pack riding, and other team tactics are not allowed, so time trials are referred to as the race of truth. Just lungs, legs, and heart rates in the ozone. Time trial specific bicycles are designed for aerodynamics and some cost over $7000. Aerodynamic disc and tall rimmed wheels alone may cost over $2500 a pair and run with over 200 lbs. of air pressure.

Race timing and results will be provided by Chimp Timing of Brooklyn Park, MN.
The Lions Classic is one of the 15+ events of the WiSport Cycling Series, which offers age group recognition in both road race and time trial divisions, at races held all around Wisconsin.

A new sponsor, HED Cycling Products, a Minnesota based cycling products manufacturer, has joined in the production of the race this year. For more info, visit www.hedcycling.com

For more information and an entry form: www.fredericlionsclassic.com, sbtesch@centurytel.net 715-327-4892 or www.wisportcycling.com