Dagga (left) and I got first and second for the female category. She beat me by less than a second!
This past Saturday RideRichmond threw a Goldsprints event at a local bar with help from our friends at Cultur and Carytown Bicycle Co. A last minute change of location and a cold and rainy evening did not keep people from coming out! The event drew 27 racers and even more spectators came to join in the excitement. Racers were split up into 3 categories–Pro, Amateur, and Ladies.
Several of the guys hit tops speeds of 55mph in both the Pro and Amateur categories. They were raging so hard on the rollers that one guy snapped a chain and another guy broke a fork, sending him to the ground mid-race! Luckily no one got hurt and the crash was caught on video.
The 4 ladies that raced (myself included) were hitting speeds of 48-49mph. Even a couple random guys who probably had not ridden a bike since they were kids jumped in on the fun and raced! Overall, the event was a huge success despite some minor mishaps! All of the money raised was put into a fund to put kids on bikes this holiday season!! We hope for Goldsprints to be a regular event in Richmond, VA this coming year!