What racers are saying…

“Thanks again for a great race. Aaron Shafer would be proud to see what you all have accomplished for cycling in the Sparta area. Unfortunately, you can’t control the weather. I got hypothermic because I didn’t dress warmly enough, but some of your very kind staff got me a jacket and a blanket and helped me get warm. Everyone associated with the race has such a positive attitude. We’ll definitely be back next year.” – John

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“I have competed in this race for the last two years and it is one of my favorites. I think you guys do an excellent job putting this race on.” – Brad

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“Well, first – excellent job with the contingency plan for the flooded road. While staging from downtown is still the goal, the middle school is really an ideal alternate location. Once again, the volunteer support was fantastic. Most of the side roads had someone stationed to direct traffic. This also makes the course much safer – if there is an incident/accident, there is someone close with a vehicle and a phone to coordinate help quickly. Organization and staging also excellent. Last year, I couldn’t tell  which group was starting and wasn’t sure where I was supposed to be. This year it was plain as day – clearly announced. Thank you – it removed much anxiety.” – Ty

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“Registration went very smooth and the last minute change of the start/finish was amazingly smooth also. Thanks for putting on a great race!” – Jenny

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“Loved the route! I pre-rode it a couple weeks ago and was disappointed about the flooding. That initial ride along the river is gorgeous. I’m impressed you were able to reroute everything so quickly so the race could still take place… I will definitely be back next year.”

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“You guys have great awards. I love my mug, and team trophy. Keep up the good work. See ya next year, and bringing more friends with us.” – Bert

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“The race has a great course that I reall enjoyed. Even with the change in route and parking at the last minute things went smooth and and easy. I felt the little details were taken care of. Over all the race seemed very well organized and run.” – Robert

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“It can’t be overstated how well you guys have done over the past 2 years. Keep up the good work.” – Jason

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“First of all, thank you so much for having organized the event. It really showed that your community cared about getting this event right.
-Great course
-Great signaling/marking
-Great staff/volunteer
-Great payouts
-Great award Ceremony
-Amazing pottery (this doesn’t come just from me. Most riders were excited about the pottery prices) (actually more about the mugs than the vase!)” – Philippe

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“Thanks for all the hard work you and everyone did for the race. I know it was cold, bit everyone was polite energetic and helpful. Feel free to pass along my thanks!” – Mike

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“Word is getting around in the racing community about the quality of your race… Thanks again for all your hard work. Putting on a quality race doesn’t magically happen.” – Daniel

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