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DORBA Fall Series – Johnson Branch

Posted: November 5, 2014 by greaselightnin in Events
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The fourth race of the DORBA Fall Series has proven to be the most challenging race thus far. The race course started directly with the “red loop,” which is quite rocky with numerous rock gardens, technical climbs, and some short, steep drops. After enduring 2 miles of the “red loop,” the course continued onto a jeep road and curved through trees up and down wooded hillsides which created plenty of elevation change. Not only did Mike D’Aurelio, Phil Hollings, and Brandon Schrader survive two laps of this brutal course, they also made the podium. Shout out to Brandon for completing this on his single speed. In addition to those members, Keith McDonald, Brittany Smith, and Melissa Dalton, also made the podium.



Brandon receiving 2nd place in Cat 2 SS. That 14-year-old was fast!

After hitting the trail, racers got to enjoy the carnival festivities hosted by the Big Pigs. I must say it was quite entertaining seeing some of our fellow riders being dunked into a tub of water! Thank you again for putting on such a great event!


James and Phil getting ready to hit the trail!












Here are the team’s overall results and photos:

Cat 1

Cat 2

  • Brandon Schrader, 2nd, SS
  • Phil Hollings, 2nd, Men 60 +
  • James Henson, DNF (technical)

Cat 3

  • Chris Torrez, 7th, Men 30 – 39
  • Keith McDonald, 2nd, Men 40 – 49
  • Brittany Smith, 2nd, Women 19 – 29
  • Melissa Dalton, 1st, Women 40 +

Biketoberfest at RCP

Posted: October 14, 2014 by greaselightnin in Events
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Biketoberfest, our Team’s theme for the DORBA Fall Series at Rowlett Creek Preserve, was a huge success! Bearded Women Racing went above and beyond, setting up a show down with Big Pig at Johnson Branch next week. Many of our team members came dressed in their best German attire, especially Benjamin Leach who looked gorgeous as Hilda, Hans’ froulien from Hamburg. Hans and Mando stepped it up a notch and raced in their lederhosens. Our members also donated food, swag, and time to make this event fun for all.


Brittany Smith (3rd) and Katie Shaw (2nd) receiving their awards!

Between bike tossing, arm wrestling, and eating delicious bratwursts, many of the BWR members raced as well. About half of Rowlett Creek Preserve passes through trees with some areas that are tight and twisty.  The rest is out in the open with some fast, straight field sections.  Most of the trail is flat with only a few relatively short climbs, which made for a very quick race! Some of our members who made the podium in their categories include: Keith McDonald, Phil Hollings, James Henson, Brandon Schrader, Mike D’Aurelio, Melissa Dalton, and Brittany Smith.




Brandon Schrader received 2nd in Cat. 2 SS.








Here are the team’s overall results and photos:

Cat 1

  • Mike D’Aurelio, 2nd, Men 60 +

Cat 2

  • Brandon Schrader, 2nd, SS
  • Will Jiron, 9th, SS
  • Jonathan Braddick, 15th, SS
  • Corey Fawcett, 8th, Men 35 – 39
  • Phil Hollings, 1st, Men 60 +
  • James Henson, 2nd, Men 60 +

Cat 3

  • Moreece Griffin, 7th, Men 30 – 39
  • Armando Zermeno, 9th, Men 30 – 39
  • Keith McDonald, 1st, Men 40 – 49
  • Daniel Smith, 5th, Men 30 – 39
  • Chris Torrez, 18th, Men 30 – 39
  • David Foster, 8th, Clydesdale
  • Logan Davis, 10th, Clydesdale
  • Katie Shaw, 2nd, Women 19 – 29
  • Brittany Smith, 3rd, Women 19 – 29
  • Melissa Dalton, 1st, Women 40 +