Monday, October 20, 2014

Wow that was fun!!!!

Year 6 is in books and it was a record breaker! 68 competitors, 2 women's teams (Should have been 3!), a ton of kids in the little shredders race, 80+ degrees, 25+ people camping, 217 lbs 9 oz of food pantry donations plus $28. It is always so much fun to have all you down on the farm. There is nothing like hanging out with a bunch of mountain bikers. Period. We had quite a few new faces and several had never raced before. Good thing they didn't know what they were in for! Of course once you've been to the BYC you always want to come back! I know without a doubt we made Justin proud. He looked forward to the BYC all year and embodied what we want the BYC to be. We miss you buddy.

Thank you to:

John and Kattia for letting us come back year after year to let loose and play on the farm.

The VBC prep crew: Cyle, Greg W, Wade, Terry, Jeff, John, Shelby, Coleman, Steve, and Greg H for all the hard work that was put in to get ready for this year's event. Next year maybe a ring of fire to ride through? A bus full of strippers? Rabid trail gnomes? Just make sure your shots are current.

Race day volunteers: Jamie, Kathy, Matt, Shelby, Derek, Scot, Crystal, and Nick for helping John and I pull together all the details that make the BYC run so flawlessly.

Nick C for the mobile DJ equipment. Maybe we won't temporarily break it next year.

Wade for securing the vintage brews. Hope for a return of Pumpkin DO in 2015!

Event photographers for showing everyone else what they missed and the attendees what they might not want remember.

Planet Bike for the awesome raffle swag!

Devon for the second quaffing table. People actually looked like they knew what they were doing! Maybe Ana will let him race next year.

Coleman for leading the kids race and the tasty breakfast and second breakfast.

Shelby for the nifty race awards and kids awards.

Dusty for another kick ass shirt design! I think these shirts are a lot of people's go-to bike shirt.

Greg for the always enjoyed fire tower. Maybe steel reinforcements will defeat the Iowan. Of course he is crazy so probably no.

The participants for making all of the hard work worth while and giving all of us the necessary excuse to pass out by the fire way too early!

Food pantry tally - 217 lbs of unexpired food and $28! Great job and keep it coming!

If you lost something let us know. We didn't find much which is kind of unusual. That does mean you all heard John and took your crap home :D


From Cyle's wonderful wife:

From Jeff:


Due to poor formatting their was a scoring snafu for the Coed cat. We don't have extra awards so Nick and Danielle will receive liquid awards. I do apologize and will make sure the scoring is more straightforward next year.

Women 1st place: Brianna and Megan
              2nd place: Julie and Danielle

Coed 1st place: Abby and Dave                Correct placing 1st place: Abby and Dave
          2nd place: Kristi and Jeff                                          2nd place: Danielle and Nick
          3rd place: Chris and Whitney                                   3rd place: Kristi and Jeff

Men 1st place: Ryan and Alex
         2nd place: Casey and Michael
         3rd place: Paul and David

Junior: 1st place: Thayne and Aidan

Extra shirt order: Please email me with your order at j w henry 21 at gmail dot com. Specify M, W or youth, blue or pink, and size. I will place the order next Monday the 27th. If you did not get a shirt as a participant please include that. I have a list that I would like to confirm. All other shirts are $10 due when you receive the shirt.

Look for us to return in October next year!