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What a weekend!

We had tons of fun this past weekend with two great events.  Spinistry held another great Gravel Race in Valley View, TX while DORBA and Sun and Ski sports put on the first race in their Endurance race series at Boulder Park in Dallas, TX.

At Spinistry’s Texas Chain Ring Massacre, we had several racers make strong showings.  In the 50k Fun Ride our own Greg Campbell finished 5th, Jonathan Braddick Finished 7th, and Brad McDaniel finishing 12th.  Over in the 100k Race for Cash our own Marcus Mendoza finished 88th out of 232 racers(top 40% of racers!) which is impressive considering none other than Lance Armstrong showed up which brought out a strong amount of top riders.  Way to go team!

Over in Dallas, at Boulder Park; Evan Blackard finished a strong 11th place with 6 total laps in the Solo Men 6 Hour group.  Barry Russell finished in 2nd place in the Solo Single Speed 6 Hour group.  In the Solo Men 4 Hour class, out of 57 riders, Anthony Killoran finished 21st, Mark Thompson 27th, Mike D’Aurelio 30th, and Nathan Delahoussay 32nd.    Extremely impressive!

This weekend was a great start for 2017 and with this weekends Dirty Dozen Race at Warda, and the 1st stop in the Southern Enduro Series in Comfort, TX; we hope to see continued success from Bearded Women Racing!

DORBA Frozen Endurance Series – Frisco

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We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the DORBA Frozen Endurance Series.   As a sponsor for the series, we will be providing breakfast at the Frisco race for volunteers only. At the Northshore and Boulder races breakfast will be provided for all.   So please come out and support DORBA by volunteering or racing, we guarantee a good time will be had by all!

 

Register for the DORBA Frozen series today!

https://www.bikereg.com/dorbafrozenfrisco

Welcome Spinistry as a 2017 Sponsor!

We are very excitedcogscript to welcome Spinistry as a 2017 Sponsor.  Spinistry is a Dallas/Fort Worth based race and event promoter.  Spinistry hosts events such as: Sansom 66, Ride the NETT, Ride Across Texas, Red River Riot, Rudolph’s Revenge, Smurfboy, as well as countless others.  When attending a Spinistry event you can expect a first class event, timing, and excellent routes.  We look forward to our partnership and can’t wait to see what the year holds!   Please visit their website and Facebook page and give it a like!

 

 

Help Us Fix Bridge #31 on the NETT!

traillogoBearded Women Racing has a great interest in seeing the Northeast Texas Trail become an official state park, and a model rails-to-trail project like the Katy Trail in Missouri has become.  The NETT Coaltion is a non-profit organization with the goal of making this happen, and we want to help.

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One of the over 100 form rail spans needing repair

In 2013, several Beards participated in the first Ride the NETT event. We discovered it’s beauty, wildness and serenity that draw so many people to it’s 130 contiguous miles.  Our team continued to explore and help clear segments of over growth, and were the first to discover the downfall of the great Sulpher River bridge featured in this post.

We’ve taken on the challenge of adopting one of over a hundred former rail bridges now falling into disrepair that must be saved.  Bridge #31, just north of the town of Celeste, TX is over 140 ft long and in immediate need.  Our goal is to raise $11,186.1 to cover the costs of new approaches and decking material.  Labor will be done by team members and other volunteers, and directed by the Infrastructure Committee for the NETT Coalition.  Stop by our team tent to learn more and donate!  Your direct donations to the NETT Coalition are tax-deductible.  Donate via Paypal or check and add #31BWRBridge as a memo to your donation. Learn more about our fundraising campaign here!

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Dirty Dozen at Warda

Terra Firma Racing puts on an amazing race and this is one you need to consider for next year. The Dirty Dozen is a 12-Hr or 6-Hr mountain bike race for solo riders and relay teams on a 7ish mile single track course (Bluff Creek Ranch in Warda, TX). The vibe, the company of great people, and the Fireball makes this one totally worth it!

Warda is about 3 1/2 hours away from DFW, so most of our members showed up Friday, Feb. 5th. It was a chilly evening spent around the fire, drinking beverages, and chowing down on some of Mr. Castro’s finest foods. After a good night’s rest, we were charged up and ready to throw down on Saturday morning. With 30+, that’s right – THIRTY PLUS, members in attendance, we were prepared to dominate. Everywhere you looked, there was a red jersey in sight.

Everyone gathered for the pre-race meeting and then the race quickly started with a Le Mans start. Racers dashed into the woods twisting through the pines and over the roots. Team members as well as other racers cheered and supported one another as the day continued. One of the best parts of this race was approaching the BWR heckle corner where teammates cheered on racers (er – something like that), handed up shots of Fireball, and jammed out to some sweet tunes.

Just as we had hoped, many of our BWR members finished strong. James Beas placed 4th in the 12-Hr Solo Open Male category. Marcus Gillespie placed 4th and Brad Wendling placed 7th in the 12-Hr Single Speed Male category. Marcus Mendoza placed 4th, Randy Davis placed 6th, David Deery placed 8th, Nathan Delahoussaye placed 10th, and Greg Campbell placed 13th in the 12-Hr Solo Sport Male category. James Henson placed 2nd in the 12-Hr Solo Grand Poobah category. The Richard Gears, Mark Thompson and Braden Barnett, placed 5th and the Dirt Dudes, Wes Salas and Mike D’Aurelio, placed 7th in the 12-Hr 2 Person Male category. In the 12-Hr 4 Person Male category, Jonathan Braddick, Mando Zermeno, Logan Davis, and Dennis Vollmer placed 5th. Moreece placed 6th with his team in the same category. Bearded Women Racing Rockstars – Melissa Dalton, Brittany Smith, Reba Becker, and Lauren Lay – placed 1st in the 12-Hr 4 Person Female category. Kelly Hart, Judge Rucker, and Kate Castro placed 2nd in the 12-Hr 4 Person Coed category. Sadly, Dylan Garrigan didn’t get to race with them as he injured his finger right before the race began. In the 12-Hr 4 Person Masters category, Minh Nguyen, Daniel Johnson, Eric Swarvar, and Blake york took home 3rd place. Nick Castro, Mike Carroll, Shane Woodhall, Riley Moore, and Clint Fenske earned 2nd placed in the 12-Hr 5 Person Grande category. Last but not least, Brad McDaniel placed 18th in the 6-Hr Solo Sport Male category.

Exciting Announcement!

Our club is now active with USA Cycling!

What does this mean?

Members may now race TMBRA, XC, CX, and road and select BWR as their team when registering for a race. Members will be able to collect points for each race to qualify for the opportunity to CAT up and become very competitive. Some of our members have requested this to further their cycling careers. In addition, our team will be able to host events and/or races and be covered by USAC insurance. This is a long term team goal that we are looking forward to achieving.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Texas Chainring Massacre

“Giddy up, y’all!” was the feeling at Texas Chainring Massacre. The brisk 30 degree temps didn’t keep the Bearded Women away. We had a showing of over 7 members getting out and riding the gravel. Spinistry put on the best route and had a huge turnout of people.

Big shout out to Raul, Brad McDaniel, and Brad Wendling. New member, Russell Scott went out to accomplish 50 miles on his MTB. At mile 20, Russell’s derailleur blew up and was found stranded. Teammates, Raul and Brad, stopped and fixed him up as a single speed. Russell pushed on and completed the whole route with the badass support of Brad who reserved his ride to help out a fellow teammate.

Riders, Judge Rucker and Mando Mex, took on the feat with one gear! They took on climbs and distance and battled the grueling temperatures to take 2nd and 3rd place in the category. What a great day for Bearded Women Racing!12509845_10153324198600267_1949530791311619813_n

 

 

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