Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2013 Mid-season Update

It’s time to provide you with an update of what Team Pedal Moraine has accomplished so far in 2013. As you might remember our “primarily” mountain bike racing team’s main focus is the 12-race Wisconsin Off road Series (WORS). As a team, we registered 19 members into the WORS Team Competition in the Large Team Division. We’ve had many great individual results this year with most of our members finishing on the podium at multiple races. This commitment to racing has made us very competitive in both the WORS team and individual race categories (currently 2nd overall).


The WORS series is only part of what the team participates in. Other events include Road, Cyclocross, Charity Rides, and the Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series (WEMS). TPM put on its own race in the WEMS series on May 11th; 12 Hours at Northern Kettles. This race was not only a fund raiser for the team but also supported the maintenance of the Northern Kettle Moraine trail systems. Our members contributed an estimate of 270 volunteer hours so far this season for the support of this race, trail maintenance, and other team functions.


Lots of TPM pictures by Brittany Nigh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38724774@N03/sets/

Please contact us at your earliest convenience if you have questions regarding Team Pedal Moraine. On behalf of the team, we’d like to sincerely thank your participation and support!
Team Captains

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Northern Kettles Endurance Challenge; Greenbush, WI, May 12, 2012


Updates here: http://12hoursofnorthernkettles.blogspot.com/2012/04/greenbush-race-update.html

Our WEMS race at Greenbush will be switching to the mileage format this year. The mileage and start times are as follows:

Formerly know as the "12 hour race" - This race will now be approximately 100 miles or 10 laps of the race course. This race will start at 8:00am.

Formerly know as the "6 hour race" - This race will now be approximately 60 miles or 6 laps of the race course. This race will start at 1:00pm.

Formerly know as the "3 hour race" - This race will now be approximately 30 miles or 3 laps of the race course. This race will start at 3:00pm.

Trail conditions are looking excellent. We've fixed a few problem areas and over the past year the trail has been ridden in well. It should be fast and fun.

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns. Brittany@BrittanyNigh.com.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Team Pedal Moraine 2011

It’s time to provide you with an update of what Team Pedal Moraine accomplished in 2011. Our “primarily” mountain bike racing team’s main focus is the 12-race Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS). This year we registered 20 members into the WORS Team Competition. Many of our members participated in every race and many finished on the podium at multiple races. Their commitment to racing made us very competitive in both individual and team results including our 1st place finish if the WORS Large Team Competition!
The WORS series is only part of what the team participates in. Other events included Triathlon, Road, Cyclocross, Charity Rides, and the Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series (WEMS). TPM put on its own race in the WEMS series on May 28th; the 12 Hours at Northern Kettles. This race was not only a team fund raiser but it also supported the trail system and a local trail advocate group named “Friends of the Forest”. Our members contributed an estimate of 350 volunteer hours this season for the support of our race, trail maintenance, and other team functions. Please contact us at your if you have questions regarding Team Pedal Moraine.
Sincerely,
Bill & Brittany Nigh, and Jeff Melcher, Team Captains

Friday, May 13, 2011

Our 12 Team Race is nearly upon us! 
It's time to get your volunteer hours in
and help make our race successful!! 

Remember, this is the primary reason you as a team member in good standing do NOT pay retail for your gear.  A bad race means the team account has less money, which means the team has less money to subsidize your gear, which means YOU pay more.  So please, come and help make our race successful!

Race details: 

Race date is Saturday, May 28th, 8am to 8pm.  Volunteers will be needed 2 hours prior to start time and approximately 2 hours after finish time.  We will also be looking for volunteers Friday afternoon for course marking and set-up.

We will be sticking with the traditional time based format this year which will include a 12 hour race (solo or team), a 6 hour race (solo or duo) and a 3 hour race (solo only).


We will be using all 4 laps at Greenbush, including loop 4 which our G.E.A.R.S (Glacial Edge Area Riding Society) volunteers and many of our Team members spent hours helping finish (thank you so much to those of you who have pitched in with that.  Thanks to you we get to use loop 4 this year!).

Race times will be as follows:

12 hour starts at 8:00am
6 hour starts at 1:00pm
3 hour starts at 3:00pm

Registration opens 2 hours prior to each event. 

Many of our team members and volunteers have been working hard at Greenbush getting the trail system ready so there actually won't be a TON of work needed there in the weeks leading up to the race.

However, we can always use volunteers the day prior (Friday, May 27th) as well as volunteers the day of.  This year we are hoping to have a water station for our racers, and that will require 2 volunteers for most of the day.  I'm hoping to divide that into 3-4 hour shifts, and I'm looking for some CHEERLEADERS who can also help motivate the racers and cheer them on.  If this is something you'd be interested in, please let me know.
If you've never been to Greenbush plug this address in your GPS: N5854 Kettle Moraine Dr, Glenbeulah, WI (N43.45.070 W88.06.070)

We will also be doing our yearly raffle, so if you have any door prizes you'd like to donate, or if you have the ability solicit any door prizes from other sources, that would be GREATLY appreciated.  Our raffle proceeds will be going back to the trails.  We have a "bucket list" of things we want to accomplish at both Greenbush AND New Fane.  And this raffle allows us to help that cause.

Please look for more details as get closer to race day, and e-mail me (Brittany@BrittanyNigh.com) your availability so I can put together a schedule. 

Thanks for your help in making our race a success!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Team Pedal Moraine 2011

Welcome to 2011 and Team Pedal Moraine. Were about 30 members strong this year with participants in most every cycling related sport including Mountain Bike, Cyclocross, Triathlon, Road Race, and Time Trial.

With the start of WORS coming up next weekend, it's a good time to remind all the MTB racers on our team to ensure that you register for a series number. Doing so is the only way that your finishes will count towards the team competition, and doing so has other benefits. Check out the WORS website or the WORS tent at your first race... Again, you need to sign up for the WORS series, not all the events. We've had that mistake happen once in the past.

A big thanks goes out to our sponsors for 2011 including Pedal Moraine, First Weber Realtors - Brittany Nigh, Cycling Form & Fitness, Igl Farms, Laufenberg/Stombaugh & Jassak S.C., Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Shelli Ellis, Pleasant Valley Tennis & Fitness Club, Crank Brothers, Wheel Builder, and Bontrager.

See you on the road or trails in the near future :-)