3-29-10 2010 Barry-Roubaix

The Founders/Alger Mountain Bike Team officially kicked off the 2010 season this past Saturday March 27th with the 2nd annual Barry Roubaix “Killer Gravel Road Race” The Barry Roubaix is a classic road/off road race that challenges racers skills on hilly gravel roads, a few short pavement sections and 1 mile of gnarly two track. The race offers 3 options for distance. 23,35 and 65 miles. Sunny and cool conditions prevailed as a field of over 650 racers began their neutral rollout behind the sheriff’s lead vehicle. After the approximate 1.5-mile rollout, the sheriff took off and the race was on.

11 racers in 6 different categories represented Founders/Alger racing.

Beginner Men 20-29 Brenden Murphy DNF due to mechanical

Sport Men 30-39 Scott Thenikl 12th

Sport Single Speed Sue Swiger 20th

Expert Men 20-29 Jeremy Karel 8th

Expert Men 30-39 Shawn Crowley 13th, Gabe Niehoff 20th, Matt Remelts 27th.

Expert Men 50 plus Tim Curtis 8th, Paul Popielarz 18th, Dennis Murphy 21st.

Expert Single Speed Jeff Jacobi 18th

Congratulations to all the racers and special thanks to Rick Plite for organizing this event and to Martin Hall for cheering and encouraging the racers on those killer hills.

Scott T