Author Archives: Jon Downey

2016 Norfolk Indoor Triathlon

Y Tri It flyer 2016 Mail Out Participant Indoor Tri FlyerHere is the flyer for the 2016 Indoor Triathlon. Also attached a flyer for a new program we are offering at the YMCA. It’s call “Y Tri It”. It will train participants so they can participate in the Indoor Triathlon in February. It’s aimed for people who have never competed in an Indoor Tri or for those who want to improve their time!

Race Results as of 4-27-2015

Rhonda Wright trekked to Spearfish SD for the Savoy winter challenge 28 below Fat bike race on 3/21/2015 and took 1st in Women open.

On 4/4/2015 Tony Kavan ran the Ni-Bthaska-Ke Trail Run at Platte River State Park and had this to say: “Distance: 12K
Time: 1:19:08
Pace: 10:37
Overall Place: 20 of 102
Place in Gender: 20 of 71
Division M3039 Place: 8 of 21Plate River’s topography made this the hardest running race I’ve ever competed in!”

At the Psycowpath – Tranquility Tire Tantrum on 4/26/2015 Todd Wixon was 3rd in Men Cat 1 40-49 and Jeremy Nicholson was 3rd in Men Cat 3 19-29.

Wright Races Fatbike Nationals, Other results so far

The ever-intrepid Rhonda Wright scored another excellent result in Cable, Wisconsin Saturday with a fantastic finish at the Fat Bike Birkie. Her husband Jamie wrote on Facebook:

So. While I was in Colorado with some pals goofing off this weekend, my wife raced the fat bike nationals in Wisconsin. She drove herself there, had lodging, raced, and drove herself home. All unassisted from any others. The chick crushed it. She raced the long course ( 47k) and finished 13th overall in women. 4th in her age group. Considering this is the premier snow bike race in the Midwest, or country for that matter, I’d say she did an outstanding job. To finish that race in that time completely unsupported is phenomenal. Props to her for the achievement. It is the reward for all the work she has put in. Great job!

We agree with Jamie, great job.

Rhonda, Tony Kavan, and Jerry Hoff have more race results so far this year, with some great finishes.

Rhonda Wright 2/7/2015 cuyuna lakes whiteout fat bike 38 7 Cat 1 crosby, mn
Rhonda Wright 2/1/2015 Penn cycle lopett fat bike 60 5 Cat 1 minneapolis,mn
Tony Kavan 2/7/2015 Empyrean Ales 5K Run 35 11 – 15 Camp Carol Joy Holling-Ashland 11 of 245 overall. 3rd in age group.
Tony Kavan 2/14/2015 Angry Cow Adventures-Raging Bull Trail Run-6 Mile Run 25 2 Platte River State Park 2nd overall in the 6 mile event. Part of the Red Dirt Trail Race Series.
Tony Kavan 2/21/2015 Trek Up the Tower Run $30 31 – 50 First National Bank Tower, Omaha, NE 40 stories, 80 flights of stairs.

Placed 49 out of 1800+ participants.

10 in age group.

Jerry Hoff 2/7/2015 NORFOLK YMCA INDOOR TRIATHLON Triathlon 30 1 Norfolk NE YMCA 1st in age 50 and over age group, 4th place overall
Rhonda Wright 3/7/2015 Fat bike Birkie National Championchip MTB _Marathon 50 11 – 15 Women

7 Cities Century route announced

This year’s route follows a southeast exploration of roads and towns including visits to:

Friday Evening, August 7:
Packet pick-up and spaghetti feed at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk.

Saturday, August  8:
Breakfast in Norfolk then ride to Stanton, Pilger, Wisner, Clarkson.

Sunday, August 9:
Breakfast in Clarkson then ride to Madison and Enola and finishing back at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk.

Ride route will have painted directions on road with marker flags placed along roadside to guide and help ensure you are riding on the right path.

More Ride Route & Details Coming Soon!

Join Us For 2015

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Jerseys and jackets

2015 is just around the corner and just because there’e snow on the ground doesn’t mean we’re not preparing for it.

We want to take the time to invite anyone who is interested in cycling, triathlon, or the occasional run to give Elkhorn Valley Cycling Club (EVCC) consideration. EVCC organizes and/or participates in local group rides on and off the road, organized tours, trail maintenance, and races both casual and serious.

In 2015 we are planning Saturday morning (instead of weeknight) time trials alternating with some group 5k runs, followed by breakfast at a local eatery.

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Casual “Pit” shirt

Membership gets you a tshirt, access to a network of enthusiastic cyclists, discounts, and more. Your membership fees go to support the sport of cycling in the area. Elkhorn Valley Cycling Club is a non-profit corporation.

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Short and bibs

Club members also get to order EVCC custom jerseys, shorts, casual shirts, and other gear at deep discounts direct from the manufacturer.

Follow this link to join the Club

July 15 Norfolk TIme Trial

Periodically, things just go awry. Tonight was one of those times. One person (Richard – but who’s keeping track) thought the race started at 6:30 and when no one was there he went ahead and rode the course on his own. Then he rode it again when he got back and realized what happened.

Once everyone was on the road, Gabe missed a turn and ended up somewhere off course.

Dennis set his fastest time ever though and Richard rode his second TT faster than his first one.

By popular demand, we added another time trial to finish out the year on August 19.

  1. Richard Hake      0:28:17      21.21
  2. Dennis Smith     0:29:20      20.45

Gabe Gubbels Got lost