EVENT CALENDAR

May
2
Thu
Alabama West – Thursday Night Training @ Alabama West
May 2 @ 6:00 pm
Alabama West - Thursday Night Training @ Alabama West

Alabama West - Thursday Night Training

Event Chairs: Steve Mongielo and Tom Robinson

Racing coaching & tactics for the B group, skills work depending on weather & turn out. Highly encouraged for new racers to attend!Fast and Flat! A RaceLaps: 8 » Distance: 37.52mi » Elevation: 680ft B RaceLaps: 6 » Distance: 28.14mi » Elevation: 510ft

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May
9
Thu
Grand Island Skills/Drills – Thursday Night Training @ Beaver Island State Park
May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Grand Island Skills/Drills - Thursday Night Training @ Beaver Island State Park

Grand Island Skills Clinic

Event Chairs: Tom Robinson and James Thompson

Training racing practicing cornering, pack skills, handling (emergency stop, bunny hops, etc) Will strive to group by experience level. Practice races of 20 minutes on a 1/3 mile 4 corner course as daylight permits. While one group races with coaching, the other will work on skills and/or have a chalk talk about tactics. Experienced riders will provide mentoring/coaching.

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May
16
Thu
Shipyard Crit Skills, Drills, & Mock Race – Thursday Night Training @ Ship Canal
May 16 @ 6:00 pm

Shipyard Crit Skills, Drills, & Mock Race - Thursday Night Training

Event Chairs: Steve Mongielo and Tom Robinson

New course: https://www.strava.com/segments/4170978

Note: This will NOT be a closed course.Training ride to practice cornering, pack skills, and bike handling. Will strive to group riders by experience level for pace lining and pack skills. Practice races of 5-10 laps as daylight permits. While one group races with coaching, the other will work on skills and/or have a chalk talk about tactics. Experienced riders will provide mentoring/coaching.

FOR SAFETY, YELLOW LINE RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.

May
23
Thu
Larkinville Challenge Race 1 @ Larkin Square
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
Larkinville Challenge Race 1 @ Larkin Square

Larkinville Challenge Race 1

Event Chairs: Frank Grillo and Steven Mongielo

Register here: https://www.bikereg.com/larkinville-challenge-race-1

PRE-REG ONLY! This series is a Buffalo Bicycling Club “RACE CLEAN” event. Additional prime money/merchandise also awarded. Prizes/places based on the following minimum field sizes: Cat 1/2/3 minimum field of 50, Cat. 4/5 minimum field of 40.

Promoter reserves the right to combine categories due to insufficient entries or shorten race due to time constraints.  USA Cycling rules apply. Bicycles subject to safety inspection. Junior gear restriction in effect. Free lap rule in effect until final 5 laps; make way to wheel pit for a restart. Registration opens at 5:00 pm and closes ½ hr. prior to the start of each race. Race held rain or shine. No refunds; entry will be considered a donation.

Course: 0.7 mile flat fast 4 corner course. Wide roads with left-hand turns. Finish is on Seneca St. at Larkin Square.  https://www.strava.com/segments/7175559

Series Description: This is a 4 race series with points awarded each race to combine for an overall series winner. Points awarded each race as follows 12 places 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Prime points are awarded at the discretion of the race director as follows, 3 places 5, 3, 1. Ties will be broken by the final placing in the last race.

Parking: will be in Lot on the corner of Exchange and Van Rensselaer StreetValid/ Current USA Cycling or UCI license REQUIRED for all participants. One day license option available on bikereg. Our Canadian friends are welcome, must have a UCI License or purchase a one day license on bikereg. THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF REGISTRATION!

Held under USA Cycling permit.  Last minute race information can be found at buffalocrit@twitter.com

May
30
Thu
Larkinville Challenge Race 2 @ Larkin Square
May 30 @ 6:00 pm
Larkinville Challenge Race 2 @ Larkin Square

Larkinville Challenge Race 2

Event Chairs: Frank Grillo and Steven Mongielo

Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/larkinville-challenge-race-2

PRE-REG ONLY! This series is a Buffalo Bicycling Club “RACE CLEAN” event. Additional prime money/merchandise also awarded. Prizes/places based on the following minimum field sizes: Cat 1/2/3 minimum field of 50, Cat. 4/5 minimum field of 40.

Promoter reserves the right to combine categories due to insufficient entries or shorten race due to time constraints.  USA Cycling rules apply. Bicycles subject to safety inspection. Junior gear restriction in effect. Free lap rule in effect until final 5 laps; make way to wheel pit for a restart. Registration opens at 5:00 pm and closes ½ hr. prior to the start of each race. Race held rain or shine. No refunds; entry will be considered a donation.

Juniors that qualify can register for a second race for $10. * Kids Event * A kid’s bicycle event will be held on June 6, and June 13. All kids are invited to participate. Come to the registration area to register. Parent must be present. Helmets are mandatory. For more information, contact Frank Grillo at (716) 949-6338 or email at larkinvillechallenge@gmail.com

Course: 0.7 mile flat fast 4 corner course. Wide roads with left-hand turns. Finish is on Seneca St. at Larkin Square.  https://www.strava.com/segments/7175559

Series Description: This is a 4 race series with points awarded each race to combine for an overall series winner. Points awarded each race as follows 12 places 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Prime points are awarded at the discretion of the race director as follows, 3 places 5, 3, 1. Ties will be broken by the final placing in the last race.

Parking: will be in Lot on the corner of Exchange and Van Rensselaer StreetValid/ Current USA Cycling or UCI license REQUIRED for all participants. One day license option available on bikereg. Our Canadian friends are welcome, must have a UCI License or purchase a one day license on bikereg. THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF REGISTRATION!

Held under USA Cycling permit.  Last minute race information can be found at buffalocrit@twitter.com

Jun
6
Thu
Larkinville Challenge Race 3
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm
Larkinville Challenge Race 3

Larkinville Challenge Race 3

Event Chairs: Frank Grillo and Steven Mongielo

Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/larkinville-challenge-race-3

PRE-REG ONLY! This series is a Buffalo Bicycling Club “RACE CLEAN” event. Additional prime money/merchandise also awarded. Prizes/places based on the following minimum field sizes: Cat 1/2/3 minimum field of 50, Cat. 4/5 minimum field of 40.

Promoter reserves the right to combine categories due to insufficient entries or shorten race due to time constraints. USA Cycling rules apply. Bicycles subject to safety inspection. Junior gear restriction in effect. Free lap rule in effect until final 5 laps; make way to wheel pit for a restart. Registration opens at 5:00 pm and closes ½ hr. prior to the start of each race. Race held rain or shine. No refunds; entry will be considered a donation.

Juniors that qualify can register for a second race for $10. * Kids Event * A kid’s bicycle event will be held on June 6, and June 13. All kids are invited to participate. Come to the registration area to register. Parent must be present. Helmets are mandatory. For more information, contact Frank Grillo at (716) 949-6338 or email at larkinvillechallenge@gmail.com

Course: 0.7 mile flat fast 4 corner course. Wide roads with left-hand turns. Finish is on Seneca St. at Larkin Square.  https://www.strava.com/segments/7175559

Series Description: This is a 4 race series with points awarded each race to combine for an overall series winner. Points awarded each race as follows 12 places 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Prime points are awarded at the discretion of the race director as follows, 3 places 5, 3, 1. Ties will be broken by the final placing in the last race.

Parking: will be in Lot on the corner of Exchange and Van Rensselaer StreetValid/ Current USA Cycling or UCI license REQUIRED for all participants. One day license option available on bikereg. Our Canadian friends are welcome, must have a UCI License or purchase a one day license on bikereg. THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF REGISTRATION!

Held under USA Cycling permit.  Last minute race information can be found at buffalocrit@twitter.com

Jun
13
Thu
Larkinville Challenge Race 4
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm
Larkinville Challenge Race 4

Larkinville Challenge Race 4

Event Chairs: Frank Grillo and Steven Mongielo

Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/larkinville-challenge-race-4

PRE-REG ONLY! This series is a Buffalo Bicycling Club “RACE CLEAN” event. Additional prime money/merchandise also awarded. Prizes/places based on the following minimum field sizes: Cat 1/2/3 minimum field of 50, Cat. 4/5 minimum field of 40.

Promoter reserves the right to combine categories due to insufficient entries or shorten race due to time constraints.  USA Cycling rules apply. Bicycles subject to safety inspection. Junior gear restriction in effect. Free lap rule in effect until final 5 laps; make way to wheel pit for a restart. Registration opens at 5:00 pm and closes ½ hr. prior to the start of each race. Race held rain or shine. No refunds; entry will be considered a donation.

Juniors that qualify can register for a second race for $10. * Kids Event * A kid’s bicycle event will be held on June 6, and June 13. All kids are invited to participate. Come to the registration area to register. Parent must be present. Helmets are mandatory. For more information, contact Frank Grillo at (716) 949-6338 or email at larkinvillechallenge@gmail.com

Course: 0.7 mile flat fast 4 corner course. Wide roads with left-hand turns. Finish is on Seneca St. at Larkin Square.  https://www.strava.com/segments/7175559

Series Description: This is a 4 race series with points awarded each race to combine for an overall series winner. Points awarded each race as follows 12 places 25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Prime points are awarded at the discretion of the race director as follows, 3 places 5, 3, 1. Ties will be broken by the final placing in the last race.

Parking: will be in Lot on the corner of Exchange and Van Rensselaer StreetValid/ Current USA Cycling or UCI license REQUIRED for all participants. One day license option available on bikereg. Our Canadian friends are welcome, must have a UCI License or purchase a one day license on bikereg. THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF REGISTRATION!

Held under USA Cycling permit.  Last minute race information can be found at buffalocrit@twitter.com

Jun
20
Thu
Boston Colden Short Course – Thursday Night Training @ Buffalo Ski Club
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm

Boston Colden Short Course - Thursday Night Training

Event Chair: Tom Robinson

Training race, may include in race coaching. Great course to strengthen your climbing skills!

 

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Jun
27
Thu
Hunter’s Creek – Thursday Night Training @ Hunter's Creek Park
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm

Hunter's Creek

Event Chair: Tom Robinson

Sprint HIlls, straight away with false flat and typically a challenging headwind – this course has something for everyone! Men 1-3 / Women 1-2 (BBC Race)Laps: 3 » Distance: 43.14mi » Elevation: 1842ft Men 4 / Women 3 (BBC Race)Laps: 3 » Distance: 43.14mi » Elevation: 1842ft Men 5 / Women 4/5 (BBC Race)Laps: 2 » Distance: 28.76mi » Elevation: 1228ft

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Aug
8
Thu
W. Tillen Hill Climb / Group Ride – BBC Series Race @ Boston Fire Dept.
Aug 8 @ 6:15 pm

West Tillen Hill Climb - Thursday Night Training

Event Chair: Tom Robinson

Men 1-3 / Women 1-2 (BBC Race)Laps: 1 » Distance: 1.50mi » Elevation: 541ft Men 4 / Women 3 (BBC Race)Laps: 1 » Distance: 1.50mi » Elevation: 541ft Men 5 / Women 4 (BBC Race)Laps: 1 » Distance: 1.50mi » Elevation: 541ft Reg opens at 5:30, closes at 6:15. Prizes for lowest time in each category! The annual ascent of West Tillen challenges all hill climbers alike. Every year marks an attempt to break course record of 6:08 held by Chris Michaels. It is a 1.5 mile relentless climb gaining 535ft. Bring your compact gearing and your climbing legs. Recommended gearing 39×25.For directions and parking, go to the course map details. There is a portable toilet located at South Boston Park on Boston Cross road across from the church. TT to be followed by a hilly group ride. We will shoot for 20 miles & 2000 feet daylight depending. Buffalo triathlon club will also be time trailing right before us with BTC riders starting at 6PM.

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Aug
15
Thu
BBC vs BTC Club Time Trial Challenge in Memory of Glenn Hansen – BBC Series @ GP:50
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm

BBC vs. BTC TT Challenge

Event Chairs: Steve Mongielo and Tom Robinson

Proceeds to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Hospital. Registration will be open from 5:30 – 6:30, start time is 6:30. Riders will start at 1 minute intervals. Points will be awarded to the top riders in each category, total points will determine the overall club winner! No USAC license required, “open” categories mean aero gear is allowed, “cannibal” categories mean no aero gear. (Aero wheels with a maximum depth of 54 mm – Zipp 404 style – are OK).

If you are not a member of either club please just show up and pick the team that you want to ride for.  Open Men, Men’s Cannibal (no aero equipment), Men’s master 50+, Women Open, Women Cannibal (no aero equipment) Women 50+.  Scoring will be in the following format; Number of entries in each category. If we get 25 in one cat and so forth;1st gets 25 pts + 4pt bonus, 2nd 2pt bonus 3rd 1pt bonus4th gets 21 pts all the way to 25th that gets 1 pt.  Also, each member that signs in will count as 5 points for their team.

This way all participants are contributing to their particular team. All proceeds go to Roswell in memory of one of the BBC’s legendary TT specialists Glenn Hansen. A trophy will go to the club that wins the most combined points!

Oct
5
Sat
BBC Annual Banquet @ VP Tim's House
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

BBC Banquet News: This year, the BBC is trying a new Banquet format and location. Saturday, October 5th, 10:00am we’ll be doing a Banquet Ride, followed by a cookout and awards. Our VP Tim will be hosting us. Please RSVP here: bikereg.com/bbcbanquet. FREE for BBC members, thank you for your continued support and membership to the BBC. Lastly, if you have any nominations for the Best New Rider, Most Improved, or Sportsmanship Awards please email them to president@buffalobicycling.com or racedirector@buffalobicycling.com.

Mar
29
Sun
Mongi’s Maple Fondo Ride CANCELED @ Ploetz's Maple Farm
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

You’re invited to attend the 4th annual, Mongi’s Maple Fondo Ride!

This scenic and moderately challenging fondo ride will include rolling hills through the southern tier. There is a choice between 80 or 40-mile routes.  The first 100 participants registered will receive a commemorative 3D patch!

This fondo is FREE for BBC full members. Become a 2020 FULL MEMBER for access to all the BBC training races/rides/events. Additionally, you’ll receive free registration for the USAC sanctioned BBCChampionship race this summer! If you’re only interested in Mongi’s MFR, select “Other Memberships” and purchase “BBC Group Ride / Fondo Only Membership”. Register at: https://www.bikereg.com/bbc-membership

The “Short Stack” 40-mile route leaves from Chestnut Ridge Park at 10:30am. Heading down to Springville. Arriving at Ploetz’s Maple Farm 12949 Dowd Rd, Springville, NY 14141. Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/17230529

 

The “Full Stack” 80-mile route leaves from Cafe Aroma 957 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 at 9:00am. This route will rendezvous with the short stack route at chestnut ridge and then proceed to Ploetz’s Maple Farm 12949 Dowd Rd, Springville, NY 14141. Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/17230451

At Ploetz’s Maple Farm, riders will receive a tour of the sugar shack and a chance to refuel on all you can eat pancakes with PURE maple syrup!

NOTE: This ride is NOT supported.  You are responsible for bringing your own supplies, tubes, food, hydration, phone, etc. There is NOT a sag wagon. Turns are NOT marked, if you are separated from the group, you are responsible for knowing the route.

Participate at your own risk.

CANCELATIONS: If the weather is too severe (snow/freezing rain), this ride maybe reschedule.

 

Apr
26
Sun
Grand Island ITT and Post TT Group Ride @ GP:50
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am
Grand Island ITT and Post TT Group Ride @ GP:50

Flat out and back 6.25 mile course with turnaround using West River Rd. (12.5 mi total race).There will be “cannibal” categories for both men & women (no aero equipment & low aero wheels only!) THESE ARE NOTED AS “MEN” AND “WOMEN” IN THE RESULTS.  Afterwards plan on 1 or more loops of the Island.

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May
3
Sun
Langford – BBC Series Race @ Town Of North Collins Highway Dept
May 3 @ 10:00 am
Langford - BBC Series Race @ Town Of North Collins Highway Dept

This is a challenging course. Each section of the course poses its own challenge. After turn 1, you rise slightly, leading into a downhill towards turn 2. The long straightaway has a few small rollers on it, leading into a quick descent, right into a sharp little uphill at turn 3. Then another short sharp uphill takes you into turn 4, where you battle false flats and a headwind (typically) all the way to the finish.

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May
31
Sun
Freedom Run Winery – BBC Series Race @ Freedom Run Winery
May 31 @ 10:00 am
Freedom Run Winery - BBC Series Race @ Freedom Run Winery

Scenic 6 mile loop with a small climb, tight turns, and fast finish.Sprint points on laps 3,4 & finish, KOM on laps 3 & 4. 1st lap neutral for Cat 5/Wmns group. Bottles of vino for winners of each cat! Men 1-3 / Women 1-2 (BBC Race)Laps: 6 » Distance: 36.90mi » Elevation: 1338ft Men 4 / Women 3 (BBC Race)Laps: 5 » Distance: 30.75mi » Elevation: 1115ft Men 5 / Women 4,5 (BBC Race)Laps: 5 » Distance: 30.75mi » Elevation: 1115ft

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Jun
7
Sun
Marilla East – BBC Series Race @ Marilla Town Park
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am
Marilla East - BBC Series Race @ Marilla Town Park

Men 1-3 / Women 1-2 (BBC Race)Laps: 6 » Distance: 44.40mi » Elevation: 1764ft Men 4 / Women 3 (BBC Race)Laps: 5 » Distance: 37.00mi » Elevation: 1470ft Men 5 / Women 4/5 (BBC Race)Laps: 4 » Distance: 29.60mi » Elevation: 1176ft Parking and Reg at town park on Eastwood rd where the start/finish is.

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Jun
14
Sun
Group Ride – Hamburg @ Hamburg Town Park
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come out for a group ride with the Buffalo Bicycling Club.  We will leave from Hamburg Town Park.  We will be riding south to do a preview of the Hamburg Road Race course for the following weekend’s race.

Jun
20
Sat
Hamburg Road Race @ Hamburg Town Park
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am
Hamburg Road Race @ Hamburg Town Park

Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/hamburg-road-race0

This event supported by a grant from the New York State Bicycle Racing Association (NYSBRA).

Parking and registration is located at:   

Taylor Rd Park S-6765 Taylor Rd., Hamburg, NY 14075

Registration will be open from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
* Check in for all races closes at 10:30am *
* There is NO day of race registration *
* NYS Champions race free, provided they wear their championship jersey. Please email thom2544@gmail.com for registration. *

Podiums will take place as soon as feasible after the protest period is done for each category and will start after the conclusion of the Masters 45/55/65 Wmn 1/2/3 race.

Directions:
From the East and West:
Interstate 90 to Exit 57 (Hamburg) Rte 75 South. (straight after tolls).
Approximately 3 miles turn left onto Main St, Rte 62 North
At second roundabout turn right on South Buffalo St.
Take 2nd Left onto Taylor Rd and go approximately 1 mile to park on left.

From Canada:

After entering the US take I-190 south to I-90 West
Interstate 90 to Exit 57 (Hamburg) Rte 75 South. (straight after tolls).
Approximately 3 miles turn left onto Main St, Rte 62 North
At second roundabout turn right on South Buffalo St.
Take 2nd Left onto Taylor Rd and go approximately 1 mile to park on left.

Promoter reserves the right to combine categories due to insufficient entries or shorten races due to time constraints. All prize amounts are for minimum 10 person fields.
USAC rules apply. Bicycles subject to safety inspection.
Race held rain or shine. No refunds; entry will be considered a donation.

Jun
21
Sun
Buffalo Skyline Criterium @ Downtown Buffalo
Jun 21 @ 8:00 am
Buffalo Skyline Criterium @ Downtown Buffalo

The Buffalo Bicycling Club (BBC), host of the Larkinville Challenge, proudly presents this new downtown criterium race.  This event is part of a BBC race weekend (Hamburg Road Race, 6/20/20, Skyline Criterium 6/21/20).  Come visit the city of Buffalo where riders can experience two high-quality race events and explore the resurging queen city.  Host housing available for out of town riders, email: president@buffalobicycling.com for additional details.

COURSE

The Buffalo Skyline Criterium is a new course located directly behind city hall, with a stunning skyline view.  This unique shaped, eight turn (four 90 degree corners, 4 sweeping bends) course will be raced clockwise.  The start-finish is on the wide straightway ideal for a safe sprint finish.

Parking: Primary parking lot: 24s S Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202 (registration and restrooms located at this address).  Additional street parking available on the Northwest side of course (via Carolina Street).

Race Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/

Stay tuned for additional details….

 

 

 

Jun
28
Sun
Corfu West – BBC Series Race @ Pembroke Intermediate School
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am
Corfu West - BBC Series Race @ Pembroke Intermediate School

Parking & reg at school, no facilities so take care of things at the Flying-J up the road. Ride as a group to the start/finish. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 9:45 AM!! This will be a training race with at least 1 lap neutral (fast pace, no attacks unless coached) for all fields. Sprints on laps 3,5, & finish. Fast & Flat racing!

 

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