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Just a thought.

Just a thought.

So we may have a line on a venue to hold monthly, possibly weekly roller races on Capital Hill.  Any interest?

It will likely only happen if we can get a sponsor onboard so we can keep it free…

Rabbit Hole Alleycat + Sprint! (Saturday!)

Rabbit Hole Alleycat + Sprint! (Saturday!)

What’s that?! The Dead Baby Downhill isn’t ENOUGH for you? You want, crave, NEED more more more alleycat action? Yeah. Me too.

This is the second alleycat that I’ve seen from Alan Zian Chen and Wade Schultz. The last one was a blast, even though all the stops were UW buildings that I had no idea how to locate. And the sprints afterwards are super fun. These guys put on a good race, and this one should be no exception. Prizes coming in from Zlog, Sureshot coffee, Monorail Espresso, Recycled Cycles, Namsayin, and CASH PRIZES should be enough incentive to get over your post-downhill hangover and get out and race. Plus, these guys even pushed the start time (4PM) to let you get plenty of fluids, Advil, and greasy hangover food in you before the start. Nice fellas.
$10 for the whole sha-bang!
CASH goes back to winners! Prizes!
MEET: COOL GUY PARK AKA BELLEVUE PLACE
REGISTRATION: 3:00PM (PLENTY OF TIME to recover from DBDXVI)
RACE START: 4:00PM sharp, sprints to be held after alleycat at location TBA.
Bring your bike, pen, bag, lock, beer!

Winners Belts for the Marymoor benefit sprints

Winners Belts for the Marymoor benefit sprints

This Saturday you should plan on being at Hales Ales in the evening for the Marymoor Velodrome Association benefit.  There will be roller racing (it’s been over a year since we last made it happen in Seattle- get with it!)  Also check out the track bike parts swap.  Sorry- no bmx cranks or 26″ wheels…

There are even CHAMPION belts for 4 winners.  Awesome.

Earlier in the day, you can enjoy Beer Week with the Tour de Pints.

The weather is going to be amazing- so whatever you do- HAVE FUN!

Emerald Sprints and Marymoor benefit!

Emerald Sprints and Marymoor benefit!

It’s been a while since we’ve brought out the rollers. Well get ready for a good time on May 12th because there is a benefit for Marymoor Velodrome Association that is going to be awesome.  There will be roller racing, a track parts swap and prizes and beer and it all benefits the MVA!  So grab your friends and come down to Hale’s in Fremont on May 12th.  Racing starts at 7:30- so don’t be late!

For sprints- just bring your street shoes- we have bikes set up.  All you need is to be able to spin really fast for around 30 seconds- easy, right?

Sprint your Stache off 2/21

Sprint your Stache off 2/21

We are now officially into Beard & Stache Fest- an event put together by The World Is Fun to benefit Treehouse.  Lasting the month of February, it celebrates facial hair and raises money for a great organization that supports foster kids by helping out with extra curricular activities.

Sprint your Stache off will be taking place at Brouwer’s Cafe through the support of Sailor Jerry Rum.  Come raise a glass to the stache and spin to win.  Sailor Jerry drink specials, prizes to win- it’s going to be a good night.

New to sprints?  Here are a few things you should know.

  • We’ll have two bikes set up and racers will compete in head to head sprints.
  • The bikes are stabilized at the fork- so they are easy to ride (no experience necessary)
  • Bring street shoes.  Sneakers work best- high heels, platform shoes, flip-flops and cycling shoes… not so well.
  • The first round will be a race against the clock- the top times advancing to a single elimination bracket.
  • Grudge matches are encouraged- you can pick your opponent- race your friends- or your enemies!
  • Distance is 500 meters- usually taking people 20-40 seconds.
  • There are men’s AND women’s brackets!
  • It’s easy and fun- come out and give it a shot, or just enjoy the party!
Emerald Sprints Regional Winner announced!

Emerald Sprints Regional Winner announced!

After a series of qualifying rounds taking place in Seattle and Bellingham over the last few months, Friday night brought everything to a head at Wright Brothers Cycle Works in the heart of Fremont.

Charles Hadrann, owner of Wright Brothers, catered the event with food and beverages from around the world, a good representation of the global nature of roller racing. In the 1950’s, roller racing was commonly found in pubs and taverns throughout Europe. Due in part to the availability of technology, the last decade has seen a boost in the popularity of roller racing throughout North America and the world over. 70 cities from around the world will be present at the World Championships in Las Vegas later this month.

Patrick Monteith and Pavel Cherney started the evening as the crowd favorites- the two of them have each won a number of events and are extremely fast on the rollers. Many people saw them as being the two that would face off for the grand prize.

The majority of people that came out to race had qualified already, but a few came out to put in their best time, to qualify, and to take their shot at winning a round trip ticket and hotel stay in Las Vegas.  One of those people was Andre Kivijarvi.  His first time at an Emerald Sprints event, he put in good times through the night.  It came down to the final 1000m head to head match between Andre and Pavel.  Andre got a lead from the start and held strong, finishing with a time of 38.665, with Pavel right behind at 38.914.

Rae Anne won out over Cara for the women with a time of 44.956 seconds for 1000m.

Andre and Rae Anne both took home a hand built wheel set, built by the skilled hands at Wright Brothers. Andre K will also be traveling to Las Vegas to represent Emerald Sprints and Wright Brothers Cycle Works at the Roller Racing World Championships on September 23rd 2010. Go Means Go and Wright Brothers Cycle Works provided a round trip ticket and hotel stay for Andre while in Las Vegas.

Go Means Go will be at Interbike all week and at the Roller Racing Championships on Thursday to cheer on our Northwest competitors. Stay tuned for updates on the goings on at Interbike, which is going to bring a bunch of new and exciting things to the world of cycling.

Emerald Sprints Regional Finals this Friday!

Emerald Sprints Regional Finals this Friday!

Friday 9/10 it’s time to send someone to Las Vegas.  Bring your spinning legs to Wright Brothers tomorrow- because it’s going to be hot!  People have been qualifying in Seattle and Bellingham for the past couple months and it’s time to see who will represent Emerald Sprints in Las Vegas at the World Championships on September 23rd.

Register at 7pm.  Race 8-10.  Don’t be late!  $5 to race.

Winner of the night wins a round trip ticket to Las Vegas to compete in the Roller Racing World Championships.

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Top male and female racers win a custom wheelset built by Wright Brothers Cycle Works

We’ll have a keg for those 21+, there will be great prizes, and you should definitely be there.  Bring your friends too- free to watch, though space is limited and priority will be given to those that are racing.

Those that have already qualified are below.  Friday is the big day- make sure you come out to see how you fare.  If you haven’t qualified- get there early and put in a time.  The fastest times of the qualifier round for both men and women will be able to compete that evening.

6/4 Qualifier at 9 Million in Unmarked Bills:

  • Geoff C
  • Randy S
  • Tyler J
  • Raymond W
  • Lindsay F
  • Kerry D

7/22 Qualifier at Ballard Loft:

  • Pavel C
  • Leo B
  • Brian G (Fat Brian)
  • Eric C
  • Rachel G
  • Nouela J

7/31 Qualifier at Brouwer’s Cafe:

  • Nat P
  • Tyler M
  • Noah T
  • Patrick M
  • Sally
  • Mary M
  • Sarah S

8/3 Qualifier in Bellingham:

  • Charlie H
  • Lars
  • Joey M
  • Joe P
  • Jessica
  • Ariel

8/8 Qualifer at Murphy’s Irish Pub

  • Ben B
  • Charlie C
  • Bryan D (Sleepy Bryan)
  • Josh S
  • Rae Anne
  • Ari S

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Emerald Sprints in Bellingham this Friday!

Emerald Sprints in Bellingham this Friday!

Want to start your weekend off right?  Get to Bellingham for the North-est West Sprints in the whole damn country.  Traitor Cycles, in conjunction with Mount Bakery, Kulshan Cycles, Fairhaven Bike and Ski, Earl’s Bike Shop and Wright Bros. Cycle Works. Last time we were in Bellingham we packed the house at the Cabin Tavern, and this time the stakes are higher.

Bellingham has some fast folks- and we are excited to be there!  Come one, come all- race a grudge match for bragging rights or race for a chance to qualify for the Regional Championships that will take place in Seattle on September 10th.  The overall winner will be flying to Las Vegas to compete in the World Championships!

Check out the FACEBOOK EVENT.

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