Thank you again to all of the riders that joined us for this past weekend's Masters races. Summer came in with a BANG on Monday and we saw great fields and fast races. Thanks as well to the huge field that came out for this week's Wednesday night training race. It was a blast and hilarious to see just how hard some of you will sprint for just one BEvERage.
Daily and overall results are posted for the Memorial Day Masters Weekend and we're also linking to photos over on our Facebook page.
As all of the participants at this past Monday's race know, we had a serious scheduling SNAFU on Monday (riders had printed out two separate schedules) and we would like to sincerely apologize to all of you. It was the first time it had happened to us in our 10 years of organizing over 120 races and we'll do everything we can to make sure it never happens again.
The backstory is that we always post the latest race information and updates at our own website (www.ABDcycling.com), and as a service to promoters and riders ABR also hosts many races flyers. A couple of weeks ago we updated the Monday race schedule to start at 9 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. and tried to make sure we announced the updated schedule across the internets (Facebook, Twitter, etc). However, an outdated link lead many riders to the old schedule and so on Monday morning several people showed up after their races started and were understandably upset. We started delaying races to split the difference and eventually pushed everything back one hour. The problem with that solution was that many of you had family and personal obligations and sitting around for an hour was not how you wanted to spend your Memorial Day. You were understandably upset.
We were stuck between a rock and a hard place and did what we could- but we know there was really no happy medium. The lesson learned is that we need to make sure every base is covered and rest assured we'll do that. We've always thought of our events as "by racers, for racers"- so when the racers aren't happy, we certainly aren't.
Thank you all again for your support and your understanding. Enjoy the summer!