OBRA Rules Meeting and Awards Party

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January 16, 2016

Chris King World Headquarters

Schedule of Events

1 PM – 4 PM Rules Meeting
6-9 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 2015-2016 are eligible to vote.

Board Member Candidates

Glen Gann (incumbent)

Glen has been a long time member of both OBRA and the board of directors.  As the sole representative from Southern Oregon he gives valuable insight into racing from the southern half of our state.  Glen was born and raised in Southern Oregon. He has a journeyman’s license in HVAC and has worked in the trade for over twenty years. Glen has owned the Central Point RV service and repair shop since 2006. He has been racing bicycles since 1985 and races or has tried most every discipline of cycling including CX, MTB, Track, Tandem and Road with a fondness for criteriums. Besides racing he has promoted, volunteered services and officiated bike races for over 15 years. Glen has served as President of the Siskiyou Velo bike club and has been serving on the OBRA board for the past nine years. He stays involved in the local community and serves on the School Board budget committee.

Norrene Godfrey

Converse wearing, caffeine addict, bike racing misfit with a rebel streak, known for pushing the limits . . .too far at times, tegaderm is my friend. Marketing, innovation and creativity are my superpowers, don’t tell me I can’t, I will find a way, as lift is too short to not to dream big.

I’m excited and passionate that I submit my application to serve on the board of directors of OBRA.

OBRA has a long history with cycling as do I and I feel it is my time to step up and help out. As many of you might know, I have run a few successful cycling teams in the past and they consumed all of my spare time and I have not been able to do anything else but work and manage teams.

I have retired from running professional teams and that has freed up personal time and I feel that I can make a solid, thoughtful, commitment to OBRA and all its members, a commitment I do not take lightly.

There are so many opportunities to grow new events in Oregon such as the transcontinental stage race that is just now starting to take flight. I can help OBRA find these events, as I’m well connected within the cycling industry. I also have strong connections within USAC’s BOD, should another reciprocity issue arise, I can reach out and help stop the madness so we do not have another missed opportunity for OBRA athletes.

However marketing, innovation, creativity and connecting the dots are my strongest assets and I can help OBRA with proposal writing, innovative marketing, story telling to help OBRA reach new consumers, and possibly sponsors.

In the end, it’s about teamwork and being a good teammate and I can do both. I love leading people out, if you would have me on the OBRA BOD, I would make one hell of a good domestique member.

Brian Vegter

Brian Vegter is a race promoter, road racer, mountain biker and full time artist. He lives in Baker City, OR where he and his wife Corrine, and along with hundreds of volunteers organize the Baker City Cycling Classic (Elkhorn Classic).

Vegter is running for a position on the OBRA Board because he’d like to see further growth of cycling in Eastern Oregon, and help to foster partnerships with the Eastern Washington and Western Idaho racing communities.

In 2006 the Vegters moved from New York City to Oregon and have been OBRA members from the start. Because of the demands of race promoting, running an art gallery and directing the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival he doesn’t train as much as he needs to lead the pack so his moto is “I may not be fast, but I won’t be last.”

Rule Proposals

Grant officials ability to pull riders for injuries or unsafe equiment

Proposed by Seth May- add section

3.6 Safety

3.6.1 Prior to race start

Any rider whose equipment is unsafe shall not start an event unless the equipment is made safe and demonstrated to be safe to a race official.

Riders who pose an inordinate danger to themselves or others shall not start an event.

3.6.2 During racing

In the case of incidents during a race, the race official may remove a rider from the event if:

· They perceive the rider unfit to continue; or

· They perceive the rider to be an inordinate danger to themselves or other riders; or

· They perceive rider’s equipment is no longer safe

The race official will remove a rider if the rider’s helmet has visible cracking or the rider has obvious symptoms of a head injury.

Seth May: Based on the training (on head injuries), it seems clear and appropriate that officials should pull riders suspected of having a concussion even if the rider does not want to be pulled.

Judgments of this nature must often be made by Assistant Referees since, in most cases, it will be impossibly to consult with the CR
prior to making the call. It is also an irreversible call (removal from competition), since the rider cannot appeal the decision prior to
it being enforced. Although this is not a penalty and is really a rider safety issue, it will feel like a penalty a racer who disagree with being pulled.

From reviewing the rules, I’m not sure that pulling riders for theirs and others safety (as opposed to a rule violation) is well supported.

Remove unused rule provisions

Proposed by Mike Murray:

6.6.2 Women

Women may enter any race for which they are eligible by age, category, and any performance requirements and may enter categorized races for men that are up to one category lower than their women’s category, or in the case of category 1 women, up to two categories lower.

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Category 1/2 master women can race with master men up to 10 years older and Category 3/4 master women can race with master men up to 20 years older.

Mike Murray: The edited portion of this rule, to my knowledge, has never been used. It is overly complicated and doesn’t really open up more racing for women especially given the provisions of the non-edited portion of the rule.

Change Cross Categorization

Proposed by John Wilson, Candi Murray and Kenji Sugahara:

Change 6.4 to:

6.4 Cyclocross Categories (move from alphabetical to numerical standard))

Category 1 (Existing A riders)
Category 2 (Existing B riders)
Category 3 (Existing C riders)
Category 4 (Existing Beginner riders)
Category 5 (New Beginners starting 2016)

Kenji Sugahara: To help make it easier to race between OBRA and other organizations.

Allow 9 year olds to race cross

Proposed by John Wilson, Candi Murray and Kenji Sugahara:

Change 6.5.2 to allow racers as young as 9.

Current:

6.5.2 Age graded races Age graded races are defined at the discretion of the race organizer subject to the following:

MASTERS may be any age range 30 or older. If no age range is stated on the Entry Form/Race Announcement the default age will be 40 and older.

JUNIORS may be any age range between 10 and 18 Youth is defined as riders under the age of 10.

6.6.4 Juniors Juniors with an actual age of 11 and under are not permitted to be racing on a cyclocross course at the same time and on the same course as adults.

Youth riders may enter only youth races and may not be mixed with other categories. Youth races can only be held on closed courses.

Fields which define a range with an upper and lower limit may only include racers that fall within that range. For example a 46 year old may not race with the 35-44 year-olds group. If a race has a 35+ and a 45+ field, then a 46 year old is allowed to race in either group (or
both groups if the groups race at different times)

To:

6.5.2 Age graded races

· Age graded races are defined at the discretion of the race organizer subject to the following:

· MASTERS may be any age range 30 or older. If no age range is stated on the Entry Form/Race Announcement the default age will be 40
and older.

· JUNIORS may be any age range between an actual age of 9 and a racing age of 18.

· JUNIORS with an actual age of 9 may only race in Cyclocross events and may only be permitted to ride in Junior only categories per rule 6.6.4.

· Youth is defined as riders under the actual age of 9. Youth riders may enter only youth races and may not be mixed with other categories. Youth races can only be held on closed courses.

Fields which define a range with an upper and lower limit may only include racers that fall within that range. For example a 46 year old may not race with the 35-44 year-olds group. If a race has a 35+ and a 45+ field, then a 46 year old is allowed to race in either group (or both groups if the groups race at different times)

John Wilson: To expand the junior age bracket to get more kids involved.

 

Awards Party:

Food catered by Chris DiMinno of Chris King.  Thank you to Sierra Nevada for providing us with the beer.  Awards party is open to all but we request that you RSVP so we can anticipate the proper amount of food.  Thank you!

Menu:

  • Grand local charcuterie and cheese platter, breads and traditional garnishes
  • Mushroom, chile, and potato with avocado vinaigrette
  • Braised spicy pork belly with pickled onion
  • Smoked brisket with radish and cabbage

Master of ceremonies: Brad Ross

  • Introduction

  • Oregon Cup

  • Oregon Women’s Prestige Series

  • Oregon TT Cup

  • Video Intermission

  • Bar Awards

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:

Oregon Cup and OWPS

Oregon Cup- top 3 will be called up and presented with checks.
1. Austin Arguello
Therapeutic Associates Racing

2. Paul Bourcier
Smith&Nephew p/b West End Bikes

3. Eric Gushurst
Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing

OWPS
1/2 Series
1. Kristina Hughes, ­ Monster Media Racing p/b Fight Meso ­
2. Misha Fuller, ­ Unattached ­
3. Brenna Wrye­Simpson, ­ Olympia Cycling Team

Cat 3 Series
1. Gabrielle Lehnert ,­ Hutch’s­Slocum­Co­Motion
2. Kae Erickson, ­ Portland Bicycle Studio
3. Kristin Duyn, ­ Portland Bicycle Studio

Cat 4 Series
1. Sara Schmitt,­ Athletes Lounge
2. Meg Hamilton, ­ Hutch’s­Slocum­Co­Motion
3. Neisha Strait, ­ Hutch’s­Slocum­Co­Motion

Overall Receiving Awards

Senior Women
Kristina Hughes
Monster Media Racing p/b Fight Meso

Senior Men
Jeremy Russell
PDX TI / HUB / RCB

Masters Women
Masters Women 45-49
Julie Ann Smith-Simonsen
Sweetpea Ladies Auxiliary

Masters Men
Masters Men 60-64
Russ Patterson
Portland Velo Racing Team

Junior Women
Junior Women 10-12
Mckenna Mckee
Fred Meyer/Lakeside Cycling Team

Junior Men
Junior Men 10-12
Jacob Smith
PDX Devo Junior Cycling

Team
Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing

Category and Age-Graded Receiving Awards

Tandem
Jamie Mikami/Cavan Mikami
Veloforma

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

Singlespeed/Fixed Women
Bridget Hildreth
Portland Velo Racing Team

Clydesdale
Mike Reddig
Camas Bike and Sport p/b Sunset Audi

Athena
Kathy Hovermale
Boneyard Cycling

Category 3 Women
Lauren Trolley
Team Cycle Sport

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

Category 4 Women
Julie Baird
Olympia Cycling Team

Category 4/5 Men
Chris Sarrett
Pacific Power Blue Sky

Junior Men 13-14
Parker Green
Beaverton Bicycle Club

Junior Men 15-16
Joseph Lukens
PDX Devo Junior Cycling

Junior Men 17-18
Cooper Irwin
Hapi-Go!

Junior Women 15-16
Kaylie Ragsdale
Fred Meyer/Lakeside Cycling Team

Junior Women 17-18
Charis Darnall
Hapi-Go!

Masters Men 40-44
Joseph Holcomb
Smith&Nephew p/b West End Bikes

Masters Men 45-49
John Weathers
Audi

Masters Men 50-54
Martin Fuss
Team Oregon presented by Laurelwood Brewing

Masters Men 55-59
Paul Mautner
Veloforma

Masters Women 35-39
Hazel Gross
CX Pistols p/b Gigantic Brewing

Masters Women 50-54
Betty Tucker
Pacific Power Blue Sky

Masters Women 55-59
Sue Hanna
Oregon Bike Shop Racing Team

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)

Masters Men 4/5
Robert Tornai
Audi

Junior Women 13-14
Charlie Wirth
Fred Meyer/Lakeside Cycling Team

Masters Men 30-34
Joseph Dengel

Masters Men 35-39
Andrio Abero

Masters Men 65-69
Daniel Caldwell
Audi

Masters Men 70+
Dale Harless

Masters Women 30-34
Heather Johnson
Beaverton Bicycle Club

Masters Women 40-44
Heather VanValkenburg
Portland Bicycle Studio

TT Cup Awards will be distributed

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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