2009 Race Recap
Michigan's 2009 cycling race season kicked off with the Killer Gravel Road Race - The First Annual Barry-Roubaix! Racers were treated to perfect conditions; cool and sunny weather prevailed and the roads were a perfect combo of moisture and traction.
Michael Simonson and Mackenzie Woodring lead a blistering pace in the mens and womens Elite categories to capture the first ever BRX Elite titles while the racing action in the Expert/Sport category was just as hot. The category of the day had to be the 19 mile Beginner class as these guys and gals really showed us all what a great sport cycling is. Many riders dusted off old bikes hanging in the garage and participated in their first bike race ever or their first race in 10-15 years! Awesome to see the determination.
After the racing came to a close everyone enjoyed fresh Zoup chili and Founders Ale while the awards were announced at the Historic Long Lake Outdoor Center, complete with a roaring fire in the fieldstone fireplace.