AAVC 2010 Year in Review

2010 was a big year in the Ann Arbor Velo Club with its increase in membership and activity with racing. Below is a recap of some of the highlights.

Membership, programs, activities
  • Winter trainer rides twice a week that regularly saw about a dozen riders per night.
  • Redesigned clothing to highlight the Ann Arbor Velo Club name.
  • Had 50 people order clothing with the new design creating a much more noticeable club presence at races.
  • Hosted 4 races in March-April as a part of the Spring Training Series, with more than 350 riders participating.
  • Hosted the Cone-Azalia race in May with more than 175 riders.
  • Helped set up the Vets Park Cyclocross course for the mid-October race weekend.
  • Had an active Tuesday evening criterium training series that regularly drew a good sized group.
  • Updated our website, membership tracking, and communications tools to improve club communications
  • Increased our membership numbers 20% from 2009
  • Supported the Huron River Drive repaving project that resurfaced important sections of this roadway.
  • Riders raced in more than 10 states from the East Coast to West Coast.

Race Team Accomplishments
  • Category 4 men were 3rd overall in the Michigan Challenge Race Series
  • Pear Tree Pens women's team was 1st overall for the Women Category 3 in the Michigan Challenge Race Series (more info from the women's team site)
  • Two Wheel Tango/Morgan & York team was 5th overall in the Master Men 35+ in the Michigan Challenge Race Series
  • The Master Men 55+ were 1st overall in the Michigan Challenge Race Series

Rider Accomplishments
  • Hana Berkooz qualified through the Tour de Frankenmuth LAJRS race then attended the Regional Junior Development Camp in La Crosse, WI in August.
  • Richard Rainville had a busy year winning the overall in Junior Men 13-14 Michigan Challenge Race Series, attending Junior Track Nationals in Trexlertown, PA and Cyclocross Nationals in Bend, OR, and won Michigan's first Junior Road Racing Scholarship Series (earning some money for post-secondary education).
  • Rodger Bowser, 1st overall in the 35+ masters category of the Tailwind Cyclo-Cross Series.
  • Tom Barret, 2nd overall in the B men category of the Tailwind Cyclo-Cross Series.
  • Larry Bohnsack, 2nd overall Master Men 55+ in the Michigan Challenge Race Series
  • John Shedlock, 3rd overall Master Men 55+ in the Michigan Challenge Race Series
  • Kristi Hewitt, 2nd overall Women Cat. 3 in the Michigan Challenge Race Series
  • Emily Flynn, 3rd overall Women Cat. 3 in the Michigan Challenge Race Series