It was a great weekend for Echelon Cycling!
First, we absolutely owned the course at the SB100 (formerly the Santa Barbara Century), placing riders on the podium in several categories for the Gibraltar Wealth Management Challenge (a 7 mile time trial up Gibraltar Road). Echelon riders Bob Miller placed third, Stacia Young placed second, and Robert Elmore placed first in their respective classes, and Echelon won the team classification by over 27 minutes!
Best of all, Elite Juniors Ruben Saatjian, Kieran Hook and Case Regan went 1-2-3 in the Men's under 18 class, Ruben placed 4th overall with a blistering time of 39:25, and finished the full 100 miles in a ninth best overall time of 5:28:30. That's an average of over 18mph with over 9,000' of climbing, folks!
Cadet Juniors Bhodi Harper and Aiden Middleton also finished the 34 mile ride 4th and 5th for the under 18 age group (not bad at 9 and 12 years old!)
Sunday was our annual club picnic, and we were lucky enough to have our Voler clothing rep there for kit fitting and demo, another great event. Which brings us to the subject at hand...
2016 membership enrollment is now online!
Go to http://www.echelonsantabarbara.org/Join. 2016 dues are $125.00, which includes a credit for a free jersey and socks. Please renew your membership ASAP (before October 24th if possible), as we need to get our clothing order placed.
Clothing orders for 2016 will also be online through the Echelon/Voler Team Store. Please read the clothing ordering section of our website carefully, the bottom line is this: after you pay your membership fee we will supply your e mail address to Voler, who will send you a confirming e mail that your membership is valid and your credit is ready to use. Please wait to receive this e mail before ordering clothing through the Echelon/Voler Team Store, or your credit will not be applied. Clothing will ship direct to you, orders received before November 16th will be delivered by second week in January. Socks are still supplied by the team. One pair is included in your membership, additional pairs are $8.00.
Remember, Echelon Cycling is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit, and your dues support our Junior's racing program that's helping develop these amazing young athletes.
We need your help!
Finally, we're still looking for new members and local business/charitable sponsors for 2015-16. Anyone securing a $500 sponsorship gets a free membership, please e mail the club at this address if you have a sponsorship opportunity.
We are very excited about the club, and you are the biggest part of making us successful.
See you all on the road!
Membership and Clothing Coordinator