OBRA Rules Meeting and Awards Party

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January 28, 2017

Chris King World Headquarters

Schedule of Events

2 PM – 5 PM Rules Meeting
6-8 PM Awards Party

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Rules Meeting Agenda:

Introduction and updates
Rule changes
Board member election (2 slots)

Proposed rule changes
Bios of board member candidates

Representatives from teams that paid in 2016-2017 are eligible to vote.

Board Member Candidates

Michelle Mercer (incumbent)

Michelle Mercer is a marketing and P.R. consultant in Bend, Oregon, and the marketing director for Sun Country Tours. She works with small and mid-sized organizations, helping them connect with their clients, community and other businesses. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Michelle graduated from Butler University with a degree in Journalism. She worked in the radio industry for more than 14 years, most notably as the program director of KPWR-FM in Los Angeles. Michelle moved to Bend in 2007, and started the non-profit Bend Velodrome Project in 2010. In addition to serving on the boards of the Bend Velodrome Project and OBRA, Michelle also serves as a board member for Visit Bend. Michelle has enjoyed racing in multiple cycling disciplines including road, mountain, track and cyclocross.

Stephen Bedford

I would like to be considered for an OBRA board position at the upcoming annual meeting. One thing that I feel qualifies me is my extensive racing experience. In the 7 years I have been racing in OBRA I have progressed from a cat 5 to a cat 1. I have logged over 500 races through the years from local crits, Thursday night track omniums, PIR’s, Wednesday night Tabor races, and Stage races across the state. I have been fortunate to have achieved some of my goals along the way, goals like elite OBRA championships in road, criterium, and on the track. I also have experience racing at the national level in events like the Nature Valley Grand Prix, San Dimas Stage Race, Cascade Cycling Classic, and the Boise Twilight Criterium. I have been on 4 podiums in National Championship races including a National Championship Road title. Participating in these events allow me to draw on experiences with various perspectives that I can apply to OBRA at all levels.

I also have professional experience as a corporate accountant using analysis tools to advise on business decisions. My area of focus is statistical analysis using data to identify trends, and build models to forecast future outcomes. As OBRA faces challenges of declining numbers, rising costs, and pressure from USAC to adopt their platform, I can help create effective policies and strategies to give members the best possible experience.

Lastly, OBRA is my community, where I learned to race and developed into an elite racer. I have made many friends along the way, and I want the opportunity to give back. Thank you for your consideration.
Norrene Godfrey

Hello to all OBRA members!

Some of you know me, and some of you may not. My name is Norrene
Godfrey, and I have been a member of OBRA for about 30 years now. It’s
hard to believe that it has been that long; I remember Mike Murray,
shaking his head as I rolled up on my Gitane, toe clips, hairnet, all
American Flyers style. It must have been a sight. I have
evolved since my first race in 1987, but I have not lost that raw
enthusiasm and passion for the sport of cycling and OBRA. I’m
excited about running for a position on the OBRA Board of Directors.

As many of you may know Mike Murray is stepping down from the OBRA
BOD. While I will never be able to fill those big shoes of his, I can
offer up my years of experience and knowledge I have gleaned from the
sport of cycling. A few projects I have been involved in over the
years include:

UCI Team Ownership
•  Land Rover-Orbea LLC-Developed women and U23 athletes
•  Project London-Developed US Olympic Sprint athletes

Business Planning, Brand Building, and Strategic Marketing for:
•  DNA [visit Dallas DNA women’s UCI  team]
•  Pure Black UCI team [NZL]
•  ORBEA USA and ORBEA Spain
•  HIA Bicycles [Handmade in Ameria]
•  AVC [Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge]
•  Nine13 Sports NW
•  LIVESTRONG organization for team[s] involvement

Other Service:
•  Two years as a member of the USAC track committee
•  Worked to reconnect ATRA and USAC
•  Laid the groundwork for reciprocity between Oregon and USAC for cyclocross
•  Behind the scenes work for PVC [Portland Velodrome Committee] in
2017 and beyond

OBRA has always been about having fun and racing your bike. My goals
include: helping move OBRA forward and grow the membership, bring back
road racing and the track, advance new avenues of cycling while
developing youth, women memberships, and keeping strong with OBRA’s
staple of cyclocross.

We are very lucky to have OBRA and live in the Pacific Northwest; not
all states have such a thriving cycling culture as Oregon. We need to
make sure we keep nurturing OBRA to ensure it goes strong for at least
another 30 years. I love OBRA and want to volunteer my time and serve
on the Board of Directors. I’m asking you today for
your support and vote on January 28th.

Jordan Staples
My name is Jordan Staples. I have been involved with OBRA for 14yrs now as an official, promoter and racer. I have decided to throw my name into the ring for a potential board position this year as I feel that I can bring years of officiating experience and knowledge from both OBRA and USAC events. Each person on the board brings something to the table in order to complete the circle that is OBRA and I feel that my experience and knowledge in this particular area will round out the current group of board members. My goal would be to improve upon the training and retention of both current and new officials as we cannot run events without them.

Rule Proposals

Rule proposal – Individual TT, 15.5.5 (proposed by Brian List)

Section 15 Road Racing
Sub-section 15.5 Time Trial
15.5.5 Drafting, passesRemove:
No rider may ride closer than 25 meters behind and 2 meters to
the side of another rider. A rider attempting to pass another rider
must complete the pass within 500 meters, otherwise he must
drop back at least 25 meters behind the other rider.
Add (mostly from USAC rule 3E6 (b) and (c)  with additional language):
No rider shall take pace behind another rider closer than 25 meters (80 feet) ahead or 2 meters (7 feet) to the side.No two riders may ride abreast other than when attempting to pass. Such attempts shall not be maintained beyond a distance of 500 meters. If the pass is not made cleanly within 500 meters then (a) if the passing rider has pulled ahead of the caught rider, the caught rider must drop back to a distance 25 meters behind the passing rider, or (b) if the passing rider has not pulled ahead of the caught rider, the passing rider must drop back to a distance of 25 meters and apologize.Reason for change:
The current rule is ambiguous with regard to the responsibilities of passing and caught riders (who must drop back and when).

 

Track changes proposed by Steven Beardsley

17.3.5 Keirin

A Keirin is a race in which riders sprint after completing a certain

number of laps behind a pacer. The race shall be run over the

integral number of laps nearest to 2000 meters for the particular

To

A Keirin is a race in which riders sprint after completing a certain

number of laps behind a pacer. The race shall be run over the

integral number of laps nearest to 1500 meters for the particular

 

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17.3.5 Keirin

 

(a) The starting positions of the riders shall be determined by

drawing lots. The riders shall be placed side by side on the pursuit

line with the sprinters lane being left free. The riders shall be held

by assistants. The start shall be given when the pacer approaches

the pursuit line in the sprinters lane. Unless another rider assumes

the responsibility, the rider who drew #1 may be required to follow

the wheel of the pacer for at least the first lap, failing which the

starter shall stop the race and the rider will be eliminated. The

rider who drew #2 shall lead after the restart.

 

To

 

(a) The starting positions of the riders shall be determined by

drawing lots. The riders shall be placed side by side on the pursuit

line with the sprinters lane being left free. The riders shall be held,

but not pushed by assistants. The start shall be

given when the pacer approaches the pursuit line in the

sprinters lane. At the start, riders shall take their positions

determined by the draw, directly behind the pacer, for at

least the first lap, failing which the starter shall stop the race

and riders that failed to comply shall be disqualified. In the

restart, the remaining riders shall again take their same

relative positions behind the pacer.

 

———————-

 

17.3.5 Keirin

 

(b) The pacer shall ride on the measurement line, starting at 25

kph (13 mph) and shall gradually increase speed to 45 kph (28

mph). He shall leave the track when ordered to do so by the

starter, in principle 600-700 meters before the finish.

 

To

 

(b) The pacer shall ride on the measurement line, starting at 30 km/h

and shall gradually increase speed to 50 km/h. They shall leave the

track when ordered to do so by the starter, in principle 750 meters before

 the finish.

 

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17.3.5 Keirin

 

(d) If the leading edge of the front wheel of any rider’s bicycle

draws even with the back edge of the pacer’s rear wheel while the

pacer is still on the track, the rider shall be disqualified.

 

To

 

(d) If the leading edge of the front wheel of any rider’s bicycle

draws even with the back edge of the pacer’s rear wheel while the

pacer is still on the track or before the pursuit line while the pacer

is pulling of the track, the rider shall be disqualified.

 

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17.3.9 Team sprint

 

Successive pulls-

 

(d) The lead rider must relinquish the lead no more than 15

meters before or after the end of the lap that rider is to lead. (A

rider relinquishes the lead by moving up the track and out of the

way of the next rider by at least 1 meter.)

 

To

 

(d) At the completion of their lap, the leading edge of the

leading rider’s front wheel must cross the pursuit line ahead

of the leading edge of the front wheel of the following rider.

Thereafter, the leading rider must draw aside immediately

and ride above the sprinter’s line within 15 meters after the

pursuit line.

 

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17.3.10 Points race

 

A points race is a rolling start scratch race in which sprints for

points are held on certain laps as designated by the official. For

standard points races this is usually every five laps, or every 2 km.

For standard Points races in each sprint, the first four riders shall

normally be awarded points in order of finish as follows: 5 points,

3 points, 2 points, 1 point. The number of points may be doubled

on the final sprint or on intermediate sprints as designated by the

official. Any rider who gains a lap on the main field will receive

20 points. Any rider who loses a lap to the main field will lose 20

points. Other variations of arranging sprint laps and awarding

points may be used in other types of points races, such as

Progressive Points, Point-A-Lap, etc. In all cases the highest

points are awarded to the riders finishing ahead, i.e. there may be

no disincentive points. The arrangement and timing of the sprints

will be explained to the riders verbally at the start and/or in writing

prior to the race. The main group is the largest group on the track.

If two or more groups are the same size, the leading group shall

be the main group.

 

To

 

17.3.10 Points race

 

A points race is a rolling start scratch race in which sprints for

points are held on certain laps as designated by the official. For

standard points races this is usually every five laps, or every 2 km.

For standard Points races in each sprint, the first four riders shall

normally be awarded points in order of finish as follows: 5 points,

3 points, 2 points, 1 point. Points awarded in the last sprint after the

full distance will be doubled (10 points, 6 points, 4 points, 2 points).

The number of points may be doubled

on the final sprint or on intermediate sprints as designated by the

official. Any rider who gains a lap on the main field will receive

20 points. Any rider who loses a lap to the main field will lose 20

points. Other variations of arranging sprint laps and awarding

points may be used in other types of points races, such as

Progressive Points, Point-A-Lap, etc. In all cases the highest

points are awarded to the riders finishing ahead, i.e. there may be

no disincentive points. The arrangement and timing of the sprints

will be explained to the riders verbally at the start and/or in writing

prior to the race. The main group is the largest group on the track.

If two or more groups are the same size, the leading group shall

be the main group.

 

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17.3.11 Madison

 

A Madison is a points race between teams of two or three riders

who relay each other for a specified distance or time. In no case

may more than two members of a team race at the same time.

Sprints for points shall be held in the same manner as a points

race. Generally sprints will be every 5 minutes or an integral

number of laps nearest to 4 kilometers. Lap cards shall be

displayed counting laps down each lap at least 5 laps preceding

sprints. The number of points normally is doubled on the last

sprint. The arrangement and timing of the sprints will be explained

to the riders verbally at the start and/or in writing prior to the race.

Gaining and losing laps and final placings of teams in a Madison

race are determined in the same way as for riders in a points race.

At the start of the race, one rider from each team will be on the

line and the other rider(s) will be on relief. A rolling start will be

used.

 

To

 

A Madison is a points race between teams of two or three riders

who relay each other for a specified distance or time. In no case

may more than two members of a team race at the same time.

Sprints for points shall be held in the same manner as a points

race. Points awarded in the last sprint after the full distance will

be doubled . In Championship Madisons, sprints will occur every 10 laps.

The arrangement and timing of the sprints will be explained

to the riders verbally at the start and/or in writing prior to the race.

Gaining and losing laps and final placings of teams in a Madison

race are determined in the same way as for riders in a points race.

At the start of the race, one rider from each team will be on the

line and the other rider(s) will be on relief. A rolling start will be

used.

Details:

Dress for attendees is casual.  Awardees should dress business casual.  Awardees will be announced and called up to the stage in groups.  We will provide further details at the event.  There will be an opportunity for photos after each group is on stage.

Awardees:

Junior Cyclocross Series Awards

OBRA TT Cup Awards

Oregon Cup and OWPS

Oregon Cup- top 3 will be called up and presented with checks.
1. Austin Arguello
Grixsen Brewing p/b West End Bikes

2. Jeremy Russell
PDX TI/HUB/RCB

3. Marek Litinsky
Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing

OWPS
1/2 Series
1. Jennifer Luebke, Portland Bicycle Studio
2. Kristina Hughes
3. Nicole Pressprich, Portland Bicycle Studio
4. Mikayla Maier, Portland Bicycle Studio

Cat 3 Series
1. Holland LaRue, Athletes Lounge
2. Gabrielle Lehnert, Hutch’s Eugene
3. Sara Schmitt,­ Athletes Lounge

Cat 4 Series
1. Elizabeth Gardiner, Athletes Lounge
2. Ryan Levering, Unattached
3. Tracey March, Deschutes Brewery

Overall Receiving Awards

Senior Women
Clara Honsinger
Team S&M

Senior Men
Andrew Coe
PDX TI / HUB / RCB

Masters Women
Masters Women 50-54
Lisa Heathman
Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing

Masters Men
Masters Men 55-59
John O’Brien
Evolution Racing Team/RCB

Junior Women
Junior Women 15-16
Keeley Brownback
Mountain View Cycles Racing Team

Junior Men
Junior Men 13-14
Jacob Smith
PDX Devo Junior Cycling

Team
Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing

Category and Age-Graded Receiving Awards

Singlespeed/Fixed Men
Seth Patla
PDX TI / HUB / RCB

Singlespeed/Fixed Women
Mielle Blomberg
Team S&M

Clydesdale
Chris Wierman

Athena
Hannah Hart
Hapi-G0!

Category 3 Women
Deann Garcia
West Coast Women’s Cycling p/b Oakshire Brewing

Category 3 Men
Paul Hynes
Therapeutic Associates of Bend/Pine Mountain Sports

Category 4 Women
Taylor Phillips
Showers Pass Racing Team p/b Sage Cycles

Category 4 Men
Chris Sarrett
Pacific Power Blue Sky

Junior Men 10-12
Zachary Smith
PDX Devo

Junior Men 15-16
Duncan Howell
PDX Devo Junior Cycling

Junior Men 17-18
Peyton Logue
Landshark

Junior Women 13-14
McKenna Mckee
Grixsen Brewing p/b West End Bikes

Junior Women 17-18
Kristina Owen
Capitol Velo

Masters Men 30-34
Chris Waggoner
Monster Media Racing p/b Western Bike Works

Masters Men 35-39
Adrian Bosch
Flywheel Bicycle Solutions

Masters Men 40-44
Benjamin Brainard
Flywheel Bicycle Solutions

Masters Men 45-49
Joseph Holcomb

Masters Men 50-54
Jeff Standish
Therapeutic Associates Racing p/b Vancouver Toyota

Masters Men 60-64
Darrell Provencher
Team Rose City

Masters Men 70+
Einar Traa
Portland Velo Racing Team

Masters Women 35-39
Nitzel Hagan
JLVelo Cycling Team p/b The Freewheel

Masters Women 40-44
Sheri Masessa
Flywheel Bicycle Solutions

Masters Women 45-49
Sarah Tisdale
Highfive Cycling

Masters Women 60+
Melissa Boyd
Pacific Power Blue Sky

Categories and Age-Graded Not Receiving Awards
(Not enough disciplines- winners will receive certificates of recognition)

Junior Women 10-12
Madeline Stover
PDX-Devo

Masters Women 30-34
Jasmine Zamora
BriHOP Racing

Masters Women 55-59
Vikki Bourcier
Grixsen Brewing p/b West End Bikes

Location:

Chris King
2801 NW Nela St.
Portland, OR 97210

Parking:

You may park along the areas marked in red, or if you cannot find parking there, you can park along 29th Ave.  You will be towed if you park by Metro or any of the other businesses.  Entrance along alley on left side.

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