Welcome to Team Bicycle Alley Cycling Club!
Our Mission Statement
Team Bicycle Alley is a cycling club established to promote physical fitness, camaraderie and civic responsibility to cyclists of all abilities.
At right: Team members gather in Dan's backyard on Team Day for a group photo with our brand-spanking new fictional Team Bus.
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Team Bicycle Alley Sponsors
Members who know of any potential sponsor for the club are encouraged to contact Team Committee members. Sponsors are essential to the club and we promote them by placing their logo onto our team clothing. New sponsors must commit by January 1, 2013. There are a wide range of sponsorship levels available, all with a 2-year commitment.
Sunday Ride – April 21, 2013
It was a great day for an early(ish)-season team ride following our first committee meeting of 2013; albeit in moderately brisk conditions. Those in attendance were Jon, John, Tom, Anna, Todd, Sean, Don and Andy.
Tom and Anna posted the ride so we left out of Charlton at around 11 in 40* temps. After a fast and cold two mile descent leaving Tom’s house atop Mt. Crumpett, things warmed up nicely as we made our way south into Webster and on into Connecticut. That was, of course, after we stopped when Jon decided he had to go to the bathroom five miles into the ride (like travelling with children). The roads were smooth and the wind was at our backs as we pressed south.
Of course, all good things must come to and end, and while the first twenty or so miles were downhill/downwind we ultimately had to pay it all back. After stopping briefly to fix the lone flat of the day the pace picked back up and we let Tom lead us through the headwind and hills past tornado alley in Southbridge(?) and to the base of Snake Hill Road. This road is a must-do if you enjoy 22% graded switchbacks where if you stop pedaling you will tip over. Thank you for that Tom.
All in all, we had a blast and we ended the day sitting out in the sun on Tom’s deck munching on pizza and beer and enjoying some good conversation before heading home to the Sunday chores which lay ahead, to some degree, for each of us.
Paying it forward By Todd Scarafoni
Click here to read about his journey from the sofa to the saddle.
18th Annual Hodges Village Dam Race, August 11, 2013
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Presented by Team Bicycle Alley and part of the Root 66 Race Series, this race is also the Massachusetts State Championship. The race venue is on Howarth Road, Oxford, MA. Online registration closes on August 8, 2013.
The White Mountain Gran Fondo, a one day cycling challenge to benefit City Year’s work to increase the national graduation rate by keeping kids in school and on track. As you may know, Gran Fondos are long distance, mass-participation cycling events that have been extremely popular in Europe and are growing fast in the US. This event will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013. It is a timed loop through the White Mountains of New Hampshire with three ride options: a 100 mile Gran Fondo, a 50 mile Medio Fondo, and a 25 mile Piccolo Fondo. Click the link above for more information.
Join the Team!
It's never too late to join! Just click on the PDFicon to the right to download a 2-page document that includes a welcome letter, registration and clothing order forms. If you haven't renewed or joined, fill out the registration form to join or renew your membership and drop it in the mail to Jon!