Thursday, April 28, 2011

Racing Rapides 2011 Race

Hello Everyone,
Racing Rapides 2011 race registration is open on line at BikeReg. Please see link below:

This year's race will be a timed stage race for all categories, expect the 5's and Jr's will be a points Omnium. There will be a Tuff Stuff award, ($300 / $200) to the winner and runner up of the 1/2/3 and Women's race.

There will also be a $1000.00 team bonus to the team who earns the most LAMBRA points for the weekend. (S3 Racing took ourselves out of the running for the team bonus.)

I attached the flyer but I'm not sure it will come through to the LAMBRA group. We will be putting the flyer up on the Fit Families for Cenla's website. Please see Fit Families web site below:

Thank You,
John Smith
S3 Racing Team

A few items of interest to our LAMBRA riders:

A few items of interest to our LAMBRA riders:

1. Criterium Championships: As you should be award, the LAMBRA Criterium championships will be held this Sunday in Lake Charles ( I hope to see a good turnout. The Rhino Racing team, along with Midsouth Masters, has been working hard on the new venue.
2. Joint LCCS-Texas Cup events: You may have noticed the TxBRA logo alongside the LCCS logo on the LAMBRA race calendar for the Vuelta de Acadiana July 2-3. Thanks to the efforts of Glenn Richard, this race will be scored for both LCCS points and Regional Texas Cup points this year. We’re expecting that to draw a number of teams from east Texas, so it should be fun. The reciprocal event on the Texas side of the border will most likely be the June 19 Sugar Land Criterium near Houston, which will be scored for LCCS points in addition to Texas Cup points. We will see how these jointly scored races go this year and whether we want to incorporate some guidelines and limitations (i.e. travel dist! ance) about them into the LCCS rules. If we envision more such races in neighboring states that will count toward LCCS points, it might be time to start talking about limiting the number of LCCS races that count toward a rider’s ranking for next year (i.e. top six).
3. LCCS Update: I’m hoping to get the LAMBRA LCCS points from the Mississippi Gran Prix finished up by tomorrow. Sorry for the delay. All those mixed categories make it a little more tedious than usual. As was done last year for that event, the Cat. 3/4 race will be scored based only on overall GC placing, so if the first Cat. 4 rider came in 5th, he will get 5th place points in the Cat. 4 ranking. Since the Cat. 4/5 race was an omnium, each race will be re-scored for Cat. 4 and C! at. 5, so for example the first Cat. 5 finisher in each race will get the regular road race or time trial 1st place points in the Cat. 5 ranking (Cat. 5 points do not count toward team rankings).
4. Collegiate News: I’d like to acknowledge our collegiate teams that recently finished up their South Central Collegiate Cycling Conference road seasons with lots of strong finishes against some well-established collegiate teams from Texas and Oklahoma. Congratulations to Tulane on taking home the Division II conference omnium team championship. One rider each from the LSU and Tulane teams qualified for Collegiate road nationals May 6-8 in Madison, WI. The collegiate track season will be starting up this summer and the LSU team is already planning on hosting a race at the Baton Rouge Velodrome.

- Randy.
Randall Legeai
President, Louisiana-Mississippi Bicycle Racing Assn.

Ride for Your LIFE event - Need motivation to ride? Put your hard work to good!

Calling all Fitness Enthusiasts, Cyclists, Spinners, Communters, weekend warriors, gym rats, or those looking to start doing something, etc....
We have an event that is set for everyone to take part in, even if you only ride 5 min at a time!!!

We are trying to get as many people to help us ride 280,000 collective miles in support of the 28 million cancer survivors!
You register for $28 (only $23 if you register by Sat, April 30th), and you have to ride a minimum of 28 miles and raise a minimum of $28 (or $1-$10/mile) for LIVESTRONG.

We will mail the shirts this summer (we are still giving sponsors time to donate to get their logos on the shirt), but you have until October 2nd to log your miles!

If you go to our website there is a link to ONLINE registration (Coupon code: prereg5 will give you $5 off), or you can print the mail in registration form and mail in your check.

You will then receive an email with information on how to submit any donations and how to log your miles.

Please consider taking part in this event.
If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

How would you like to be a part of something larger than life, in support of your life?
Sign up to take part in a collective ride of 280,000 miles for the 28 million cancer survivors.
Jennifer J. Didier, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77340

The 2011 Mississippi Senior Olympics bicycle races

Fifty and Older,

The 2011 Mississippi Senior Olympics bicycle races will be held in Clinton, Ms. near Jackson, on May 12th, which is a Thursday. Last year they had only one 50-54 year old rider and not very many in other age groups, with 6 or 7 riders from Louisiana.

There will be a 1 mile TT, 5K TT, 10K TT, 20K RR and 40K RR, all on Thursday May 12th. You can race one or all for a $25.00 fee. Go to their website and check it out, we have to mail in the registration ASAP. You can also scan in your registration information and email it so you will make the cutoff date of May 6th, then send in a copy with your check.

Happy Racing,

Chris LeMoine

Rhino Rhenovators Contraband Days Criterium Championship

Rhino Rhenovators Contraband Days Criterium Championship

This Sunday, May 1, 2011 Rhino Racing will be hosting the LAMBRA District Criterium Championship in downtown Lake Charles, LA. The races are co-sponsored by Midsouth Masters.

Visit our website and view the race flyer:

Online registration is open and you can pre-register here: until Friday, April 29 at midnight. Race day registration will also be available beginning at 7:00 am on race day up to 30 minutes before the start of each race.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you.

Let me know if you have any questions. You can reach me at 337-912-3728


Steve David

Beast Master XC Race

Beast Master XC
May 8th, 2011
St. Francisville, LA

Online Registration:\

Beast Trail General Info & Directions:

More Info About The Race:

Official Series Website:

Race generously sponsored by: Lodge At The Bluffs, Felciana PRO Hardware, West
Feliciana Parks & Recreation, Cane Creek, and Planet Bike

Monday, April 25, 2011

Consider Donating to Rob's Charities in his Memory

Please consider donating to Rob's charities in his memory at:

The web address for the Ride of Silence should be



A rememberance of Rob Moorhead

“Anybody ever ride the velodrome?” Rob asked several months ago when he first walked into the bike shop where I work.

He was on his way to work just before our closing time and was kicking around an idea for a new bike. Rob looked just like many weekend riders, fairly unremarkable middle aged guy. As the months went by, he came in occasionally and looked over catalogs for Italian steel bikes and discussed the hostile riding environment in Livingston parish where he lived.

Over the course of several visits, I came to recognize Rob as a seasoned rider who was intelligent as well as risk averse. He knew his rights and at the same time knew how to make sure he was as safe as possible on the road. I learned he was a Veteran and a bagpiper with a local pipe and drum corps. I also learned that he flies medical helicopters often on the night shift, which gave him an excuse to drop-in to the shop in the evenings on his way to work.

Last week, he dropped his bike off for service, a custom titanium road bike with a well-worn leather saddle. This confirmed my suspicions that he was no Johnny-come-lately to cycling. He was training for a 1600 mile charity ride and wanted to make sure his ride was in good shape. Though Rob continued to train on a back-up bike, he called or came by every day to check and see if it was ready. We had been really backed up and every day I had to tell him, “no, not yet. I’ll let you know.” When he came by to check Monday, he brought in pamphlets and cards advertising his charity ride.

As a cyclist and piper, Rob was chosen to ride with a group on the Brotherhood Ride to honor the 411 fallen heroes who died in the line of duty at Ground Zero on 9/11. In addition to riding 60-120 miles a day from Naples, Florida to Ground Zero in New York, the group stops at memorials honoring fallen firefighters and law enforcement, and Rob would play the bagpipes in memoriam. All this was being done to raise money for nonprofits who continue to help the families these heroes left behind.

When I heard about another cyclist death, this time on LA-16 in St. Helena I was saddened as usual; every cyclist and pedestrian fatality is a tragedy, especially since so many could be easily avoided by common courtesy. It was only when I got to the shop on Thursday that I learned it was Rob. I read his name in the paper but I didn’t know the full name of every customer who hangs out at the shop. A coworker at the shop had called his house to let him know we finished tuning up his bike and spoke with Rob’s wife.

In disbelief, I went over to where his Serrota was stowed and read the name on the repair ticket.

Rob was a pretty average guy on the outside, looked like any other rider at a century ride. I had helped him most often at the shop so I wasn’t surprised when I showed the other guys his picture on the pamphlets he left the day before he died, and they said he didn’t look familiar. That was one of the things about Rob; he was pretty unassuming. He didn’t seek recognition for his charity work and only grudgingly discussed his role in the ride when guys at the shop asked him. He was more interested in talking about how he wanted to organize a ride across the state of Louisiana to honor LA’s fallen heroes.

Rob Moorhead was a retired Marine, a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer, a piper, a AirMed3 pilot, and a husband. Riding his bike on a highway didn’t negate all of that to make him a Cyclist. Every year more bikes are sold in this country than cars, and nearly every ‘Cyclist’ I know owns and uses a car. Why we as a society feel the need to use labels to differentiate ‘Drivers’ from ‘Cyclists’ and treat each other different based on these arbitrary transient brandings to justify poor behavior, I don’t know.

What I do know is a pretty extraordinary member of society was tragically lost before I got a chance to get to know him better. He served his country, served and protected us, and transported people with medical emergencies, and he paid the ultimate price for simply riding his bike.

I hope everyone will consider helping me honor him and thousands like him who have died or been injured at the hands of careless people who often focused too much on texting or making up time and not enough on the road. The 2011 Baton Rouge Ride of Silence will be May 18th beginning from the parking lot across from the Vet School. Before we ride we will honor Rob and others who have been killed or injured with a song by the Caledonian pipe and drum corps at 6:30 and other events as yet to be determined. The ride rolls at 7 PM and will be a silent funeral procession no faster than a rider on a cruiser bike can ride comfortably. For more information please contact or go to


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ride of Silence Baton Rouge

Ride of Silence Baton Rouge
Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30pm at TBD
A rolling memorial for all who have been injured or killed on a bicycle, the Ride of Silence will be the third Wednesday in May at 7:00 PM around the world. Check back to find out more details in the coming week.

Letter to Editor

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Sad Day...

A sad day...

Good morning Scott, we're looking forward to a big turnout on our
new/resurrected trail in the steep hills of St. Francisville, and we
look to have a much bigger even this year, being part of the state
series. I was wondering if you could help us spread the word
through your shop.

I've attached the race flyer to this message in multiple formats,
whatever works best for you. My mother may be dropping by with
printed flyers. It's going to be Sunday, May 8th, in St.
Francisville. More information is at and

Thanks much,
Lynn Gray
(225) 267-5858

Robin Williams get pulled over....

Lose The Training Wheels Event seeks volunteers

The mission of Lose The Training Wheels™ is to teach people with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders.

This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping them gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.

Lose The Training Wheels: B.R. Bicycle Camp For Young and Old with Special Needs Ages 8 and Up

April 25-29, 2011

Lamar-Dixon Expo Center / YMCA Facility

Participants & Volunteers choose 1 of 5 sessions to attend per day for all 5 days.

There is still room in all 5 sessions for participants and volunteers!

For event schedule go to

For information Email: Cheryl Causey, LTTW B.R. Director at:


Mark E. Martin

Monday, April 18, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

positive results of the bicycle safety campaign...

The Advocate has a fairly good article about bicycle commuting in today's paper. See the link below to read the piece:

This is one of the positive results of the bicycle safety campaign being waged by the Capitol Region Planning Commission Bicycle-Pedestrian Committee. Thank you!

Mark E. Martin
Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets
PO Box 19403
Baton Rouge LA 70893-0403

Join B.R.A.S.S.!

This is a short but great video of Paris Roubaix shot with a super slo mo camera... check it out!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Recent media coverage - Velo Louisiane

Greetings All,

For your reading pleasure, below are three links to recently published articles about Velo Louisiane.


Mark E. Martin
Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets
PO Box 19403
Baton Rouge LA 70893-0403

Join B.R.A.S.S.!

"BRASS: We Ride."

Brock Gomez, videographer and "senior" BMX rider, has created an excellent short video called "BRASS: We Ride." It's worth the 2 minutes it takes to watch it.

Mark E. Martin
Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets
PO Box 19403
Baton Rouge LA 70893-0403

Join B.R.A.S.S.!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

LOCOFEST Mountain Bike Race

LOCOFEST Mountain Bike Race

Sunday, April 17 at 9:00am

Location: Shreveport, LA

Hooper Hustle Mountain Bike Race

Saturday, April 9 · 8:00am - 11:00am
Hooper Park in Baton Rouge
Created By
Deep South Endurance Mountain Bike Racers
More Info