Sunday
Aug242014

Arsenal Criterium - Philadelphia, PA

Nonnie, Andrea, and Beth after the first race of the dayRace Type: Criterium

Conditions: Sunny, warm, and fairly calm winds

Riders Representing: Beth Bonilla, Andrea Wagner, Nonnie Mann, and Jennifer Rhodes

The Arsenal Criterium race involved a flat, four-corner 0.9 mile course around the Philadelphia Naval Yard. The Women’s 1/2/3 field was small and ended up being run at the same time as the Men’s 55+/65+ and Women’s 35+ fields for the first race of the day. Beth Bonilla finished well with the group of men in 1st place and Andrea Wagner followed in 2nd place. Nonnie Mann had a strong showing in the Women’s 35+ field with a 2nd place finish. Nonnie even followed-up to also finish the Men’s 45+ race later in the day. Jennifer Rhodes was the sole Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom rider in the larger Women’s 3/4 field. The race was fast from the start and the pace did not let up throughout the 60-minute race. Jennifer finished well in 13th place.

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Tuesday
Aug122014

USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships – Rock Hill, SC

Race Type: Track

Conditions: 80s, hot and humid

Riders Representing: Kimberly Zubris

From August 12th through August 17th, the Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill, SC was host to the 2014 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships. Representing PB&Co Human Zoom, Kimberly Zubris lined up to race against the best women track cyclists in the country in 5 events throughout the week of fast-paced action.

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Saturday
Aug092014

Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race - Leadville, CO

Lindsey rolling into Twin Lakes Aid StationRace Type: Ultra-Distance Mountain Bike

Conditions:Start in the 30s, high in the 60s with sun, strong wind, rain, slee - overall a beautiful day

Riders Representing: Lindsey Hinmon

On Saturday, Lindsey went and took on her second Leadville 100 mountain bike race. The 21st Annual Leadville 100 MTB Race draws the top racers from all over the world year after year to endure in the ultra-distance mountain bike event. Every year, the race starts with a shotgun fire by the founder of the Leadville Race Series promptly at 6:30am. As many as 2,000 riders toe the line bundled up in freezing temperatures with only hopes to be back at this same spot within the next twelve hours (by 6:30pm) to earn the coveted belt buckle.

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Saturday
Aug092014

Tour de Millersburg - Millersburg, PA

Beth before the road raceRace Type: Omnium

Conditions: 60-85 degrees and sunny

Riders Representing: Beth Bonilla, Lisa Dunnwald

The Tour de Millersburg is a 2 day, 3 stage race consisting of a time trial, criterium and road race. Riders are assigned points according to their finishing place in each stage, and the rider with the lowest score after all three races is the winner of the General Classification (GC). The race was extremely well organized and supported. The entire town helps out, making racers feel like welcome guests, and even delivering cold water and chocolate milk to riders post race!

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Wednesday
Aug062014

Battle for Fort Washington - Fort Washington, PA

Sarah in the pack of riders climbing to the start/finish lineRace Type: Criterium

Conditions: evening race, in the upper 60s, dry roads

Riders Representing: Sarah Grogan

Sarah represented Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom at the inaugural Battle for Fort Washington race series put on by First States Cycling Alliance, which focuses on women and new riders in competitive cycling. This race is being held three Wednesdays in August and this was the first of 3 races. Since this training series focuses on new riders, the women’s race began with two neutral laps so riders could become comfortable with pack riding and the race course. After the neutral laps the race began and the field split instantly.

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