Kim on the podium for her second place finish!Race Type: Criterium, Category 3 (race with cat 4s, scored separately)
Conditions: Drizzling and 60 degrees
Riders Representing: Kimberly Zubris, Sarah Grogan, Jen Rhodes, Victoria Hanks
The Kelly Cup race is held on a mile loop through Patterson Park in Baltimore. The course contains many sweeping corners and a challenging turn that leads into the shallow climb to the finish. Kim, Sarah and Jen lined up with the women’s 3/4 field with a plan to ride aggressively and stay near the front of the pack.
2 man breakawayRace Type: TT Friday, Criterium Saturday
Conditions: Sunny, 70's
Patty Buerkle, Jeremy Shirock
Criterium: Beth Bonilla, Patty Buerkle, Kristine Church, Nonnie Mann, Jeremy Shirock
On Friday Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom riders Patty Buerkle and Jeremy Shirock traveled to Brandywine Park in Wilmington, DE for the Wilmington Grand Prix Prolouge Time Trial. The 3.2 mile course started out with a cobblestone decent, followed by a number of sweeping turns and straightaways before ascending up a cobblestone climb to the finish. In the Women Pro1/2 field Patty rolled across the line with a 1st place time while in the Men Cat 2/3 field Jeremy finished 2nd.
Men Cat2/3 call up
Race Type: Road Race
Conditions: Cloudy/Foggy ending in partially sunny, 60s
Riders Representing: Julia Lonchar
Sunday, May 12th, Julia went up to New York to race in the Women’s Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. The course was 53 miles point to point, with 2780 feet of climbing. The pouring rain Julia woke up to that morning quickly disappeared, but left the sky cloudy and grey for most of the race. The race started out at a decent pace, with some rough roads and a small hill before getting to the main kicker that had a high point of 1795 feet. This bigger hill broke the group up, with the help of some fog at the top, and Julia ended up in a small chase group for the rest of the race, but they were not able to catch the front group. Toward the end, Julia broke off with a couple of other riders and ended up 12th in the 1/2.
Julia Lonchar: 12th
Dana and her pre-race game face—
hard to achieve when sporting pigtailsRace Type: Road Race
Conditions: Humid, dry, sunny, mid-70s
Riders: Dana Hanchin
Course: 60 miles total, consisting of 6-ten mile laps of rolling, country roads with just about 1.5 miles of hard packed dirt and crushed gravel per lap, with potholes, a drainage ditch and randomly popping water bottles.
It rained all the way down to Maryland and all the way back home to Philly, but bright, dry skies held strong during the race. The Women Pro 1/2 race was a combined start with the Men’s Cat 3 field with results ranked separately. There were only five women amongst the sea of boys. The challenge was to not lose sight of the women in such a large pack. The first two laps the field stayed mostly together—but separated with a strong surge after the gravel stretch over a short hill. Dana ended up working with two other women the rest of the race and finished in 3rd place. After the finish, she passed out Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams squeeze packs to her fellow women racers and race volunteers, thanking them for a fun, safe race. While waiting for the podium presentation, Dana happily ate her post-race sandwich of Peanut Butter & Co Mighty Maple and Seriously Strawberry Jam.
Fueling up at our host’s house for
a great day of racing!Race Type: Road Race
Conditions: Overcast, windy, light rain, 65 degrees
Riders Representing: Patty Buerkle
The 19th annual Sterling Classic Road Race was one of six races in the country for the Nature Valley Pro Chase which attracted a strong group of about 30 women from nine states. The women did six laps of an eight mile course on quintessential New England roads with a hill top finish. The race started out steady after a two mile neutral roll out and the pace picked up during the second lap leaving the main group with half the riders it started with. On the climb through the start/finish approaching the third lap a break of five formed and Patty was in the chase group of six with five of us working to bring it back since one of the women had three teammates in the break. The time gap to the break from lap three to four grew from one minute to two minutes and stayed around two minutes for the remainder of the fifth and sixth laps with the wind picking up. Patty’s chase group chased and chased until approaching the finish when they jockeyed for position into the last corner before sprinting up the hill to the finish. Patty took second in her group for seventh overall.
Race Results: Patty Buerkle: 7th