9/2/12: Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series – Final Race!

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Have the Olympics left your family in the mood for some competition?

On September 2nd, come SWIM, BIKE and RUN … and wrap up the summer with some Olympic-sized FUN!

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS  Wednesday, August 29th – at MIDNIGHT.

Click HERE for registration information.

 

Check out the terrific story on our series that appeared in the August 28th Tallahassee Democrat!

 

REGISTER TODAY:

If you have not signed up yet, we invite you to take part in the final race of the 2012 Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series!  As always, we’ll have awards for our top race finishers.  But, September 2nd will also feature our SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP awards ceremony, with special trophies and prizes for series winners!  All levels are welcome; divisions available for ages 5 thru adult. Kickboards and training wheels permitted. Details on our race, series points standings, organization, partners, and more is available at www.TallahasseeYTS.com.

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HELP YOUR SCHOOL!

Following the race on September 2nd, monetary rewards will be given to the athletic departments at the local schools with the most participation.  Support your school ad help them come out on top!

 

T-SHIRTS and FINISH LINE EXPO:

Participants receive an event t-shirt (click HERE for a preview), finisher’s medal, goodie bag … and full morning of FAMILY FUN, complete with food/drinks, post-race sports massages, a bounce house, face painting, kids crafts, and more!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Not participating in this race?  Only need one parent on the pool deck/taking pictures?  We would love some assistance on the pool deck, with pre-race body markings, in the transition area, with encouragement along the race course, and at the finish line expo.  Drop us an email if you would like to volunteer –weyantm@comcast.net.

 

We look forward to having your entire family join us on September 2nd.

Mike Weyant, Race Director

Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series

www.TallahasseeYTS.com

Capital City Cyclists Sponsorship Opportunity

Capital City Cyclists Sponsorship Opportunities

 

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Capital City Cyclists is a non-profit (currently a 501c7 and have filed for 501c3 as of July this year) and proceeds from this event will benefit our local Kids on Bikes Programs including the Elementary Education program which teaches 3rd-5th graders about bike safety in our  schools and our local chapter of Trips for Kids that helps disadvantaged kids discover the joys of riding a bike.  Last year the Kids on Bikes program taught over 3,000 kids!  The clubs general mission is promoting bicycling for transportation, sport, health, and recreation through education, advocacy, and rider development in the greater Tallahassee area.

 

You may become a sponsor one of two ways:  1. download our sponsorship form and send it to us completed with a check by mail (P.O. Box 4222, Tallahassee, FL 32315), or 2. complete your sponsorship online with a credit card (secure PayPal processing) by clicking on the desired sponsorship level below.

[info]For questions regarding sponsorship please contact club President Zach Finn at zach@CCCyclists.org or 850-545-6406.[/info]

[notice]For Titanium level sponsors please note the deadlines to be included in Florida Cycling Magazine ads — By 8/31/2012 to be included in three ads — By 9/14/2012 to be included in two ads [/notice]

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TITANIUM $1,000 Sponsorship Level Benefits

  • Company logo on the Kids on Bikes trailer for the Fall 2012 Spring 2013 school year*  The trailer is used to transport and store bikes/equipment onsite at schools during the month long bicycle safety training.
  • Company logo on event promotional advertising in Florida Cycling Magazine and event posters
  • Company logo on event t-shirt
  • Company promotional materials displayed at the spaghetti food hall
  • Company logo and link on event website
  • Company logo and link on event FB website
  • Company content included in rider packs
  • Company name repeated during event day announcements
  • On-site event presence if desire

[info]* Please note that company will be responsible for providing their printed sign for the trailer.[/info]

 

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GOLD – $500 Sponsorship Level Benefits

  • Company logo on event t-shirt
  • Company promotional materials displayed at the spaghetti food hall
  • Company logo and link on event website and Facebook page
  • Company content included in rider packs
  • Company name repeated during event day announcements
  • On-site event presence if desire

 

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SILVER – $250 Sponsorship Level Benefits

  • Company logo and link on event website and Facebook page
  • Company content included in rider packs
  • Company name repeated during event day announcements

 

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BRONZE – $100 Sponsorship Level Benefits

  • Company content included in rider packs
  • Company name repeated during event day announcements

 

 

Capital City Cyclists members help to improve Florida Driver’s Handbook

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The new 2012 edition of the Florida Driver’s Handbook is here and we are happy to report that it brings with it added attention to bicyclists and pedestrians thanks to the work of local (Tallahassee) cyclists! Last year (2011) the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV) had the handbook text reviewed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safety Office, and in particular Dennis Scott, the (now retired) State Pedestrian/Bicycle Coordinator. He and his colleague Dwight Kingsbury made many useful edits, and they in turn provided the opportunity for several members of the Capital City Cyclists advocacy committee (Committee for a Bikeable Community) to make suggestions as well. To their great credit, the FDHSMV included all our suggestions in the final 2012 driver’s handbook!

 
So what changed? In many places throughout the Handbook motorists are asked to pay attention to bicycles and pedestrians. And this new version finally explains what sharrows (shared roadway markings) are – they have been present for years on several of our roadways, but the driver’s handbook had yet to mentioned them. The table below provides a nice statistical baseline on how awareness of bicycle and pedestrian information has increased significantly throughout the handbook:

 

Wordcount of Bicycle/Pedestrian related terms in 2011 and 2012 editions of the Florida Driver’s Handbook
2011 2012
Bicycle 28 40
Pedestrian 46 71
Cyclist 45 62
Sharrow 0 2
Bike lane 7 14

 
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So what was specifically updated with regard to bicyclists? You can review our updates in the 2012 Florida Driver’s Handbook:

  • Section 5.17 – Bicyclists: Added Share the Road image and multiple text additions
  • Section 5.27 – Traffic Lanes: Added last sentence text on bicycle lanes
  • Section 6.5 – Pavement Markings: Added text and images for Bicycle Lanes and Sharrows

 
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Per the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles website over 800,000 new drivers licenses are issued every year. By increasing awareness of bicycles and pedestrians in the drivers handbook, we will increase driver’s knowledge of traffic rules with regard to bicyclists and pedestrians on the road. Increased awareness leads to improved interactions between motorists and cyclists and a safer more enjoyable environment for us all.

 
With the success of this effort, we look forward to working with the FDHSMV and the FDOT in the future to continue an increase awareness of bicyclists within the Florida Driver’s Handbook. Great job Dennis, Dwight, Zach, and others!

Capital City Cyclists Kids on Bikes: Trips for Kids August 8th 2012

Capital City Cyclists members lead another great Trips for Kids ride on August 8th 2012 from the warehouse off the St. Marks Trial. We took 20 kids for a ride around Munson Hills. Thanks to Jack Tomassetti, Kerns Hiett, David Shufflebotham and Dave Cox for leading the group. We had one flat, one bend wheel, several minor crashes, one minor rain storm, tons of fun and a bunch of exuberant riders.
 
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Something we do not have enough of is water bottle cages. We need about 20. If you have extras please drop them off at Ken Fosters downtown office, 424 East Call Street at Meridian Road, you can leave them on the porch if no one is there. Or go to the CCC website Kids on Bikes Program and look for a PayPal donation button. Enough for one cage makes a big difference. Our next ride is August 25th so please act now so we have time to acquire and install the cages.
 
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[success]Do you have a work, school, church or social group you would like to take on a ride but don’t have enough bikes? Capital City Cyclists might be able to help and work something out 🙂 We have over 100 bikes that we can work with so please contact us.[/success]
 
Let us know if you want to get involved.
 
Ken Foster
CCC Member

How to Get Your NEW Capital City Cyclists Jersey!

Capital City Cyclists has a new club logo and jersey for 2012!

 
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Jersey Details

The design was created by Cliff Leonard and the inspiration for the design is a modern retro feel that has a look of the late 60s early 70s jerseys such as the famous Eddy Merckx Molteni jersey and the Raleigh team jerseys. Additionally It meets the one unanimous request we got of high visibility. The jersey’s will be made by Primal Wear and will have full zip and an 35 SPF rating for sun protection. Sizing will be both Men’s and Women’s plus we plan to order a few youth sizes.
 
Download the Primal Wear size chart for full sizing details.

 

Jersey Availability and Pricing

Support your local bike shop – the new jersey will be available to club members for a reduced price of $49.99 from participating local bike shops. Regular retail price for the jersey’s is $69.99 so that is a $20 savings!
 

The pre-order special has been closed however jerseys will be available at the following local bike shops in early October – just in time for the Spaghetti 100:

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Higher Ground Mountain Bike Shop
2819 Mahan Drive, Suite 108
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-942-2453

Higher Ground Road Bike Shop
3185 Capital Circle North East
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-562-2453
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Joe’s Bike Shop
1637 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303-5573
850-222-3855
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Sunshine Cycles
2784 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-422-1075
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The Great Bicycle Shop
1909 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
850-224-7461
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