Two prominent Junior cyclists from Michigan (who also happen to be brother and sister) have been selected for the U.S. National team for the Junior Cycling World Championships in Kazakhstan during August. Danielle and Luke Mullis started their bike racing career at the local velodrome in Bloomer Park in 2009. Since this time they have won national titles and raced internationally. Danielle was the top performing US athlete at the Junior Worlds in South Korea last year, she returns as a strong medal contender in various disciplines. Luke will race in the team pursuit with other young men from Illinois and Georgia making up the team as well as the 3k individual time trial. They were selected for the national team by winning qualifying events during June in California. Both athletes ride for a Michigan based Junior Development team, Andrie Machine Star and have a fund raising campaign supported by USAC active via the following links:
https://usacycling.rallyme.com/rallies/2007 for Danielle
There have been a number of questions regarding cyclocross races in the state and the potential for a CX series. Below I have posted a proposed draft for the MBRA CX series rules and the dates promoters are exploring for their races. These rules and dates are preliminary, but should give you some idea of what we have in mind. Of course we are open to comment and we'd love to hear from you as racers about what you want to see in the series.
|Michigan CX Series Dates [Preliminary]:|
|12-Sep||1. Alma GP|
|19-Sep||2. Waterford - Day 1|
|20-Sep||3. Waterford - Day 2|
|26-Sep||4. Big Bad Wolf|
|3-Oct||5. Island Lake (TBC)|
|10-Oct||6. Lyon Township (TBC)|
|17-Oct||7. Vets Park - Day 1|
|18-Oct||8. Vets Park - Day 2|
|24-Oct||9. Lansing (TBC)|
|14-Nov||10. Mad Anthony|
|15-Nov||11. Belle Isle (TBC)|
|5-Dec||12. Grand Rapids (TBC)|
|12-Dec||13. Mt. Pleasant (TBC)|
Per the event's website: Due to lack of registrations this event has been cancelled. Any one who registered will be offered a full refund including processing fees or a free entry to both the Zeeland Criterium and the MSG Time Trial.
One thing to note about online registration: it's easy to wait until the last minute to register for an event. Unforntunately, this puts a lot of stress on already-stressed-out promoters of races who need to know that they're going to have competitors show up for their race.
If you know you're going to race an event, please don't wait to register.
We know that a lot of non-cycling things influence your decision to race a given event (work, family, health, TV schedule). We just ask that you consider committing further in advance.