Learn a little more about the current NYS Cat 4 Criterium Champion with the NYSBRA Rider Spotlight!
Photo credit – Patrick Schnell Bike Race Photography
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Learn a little more about the current NYS Cat 1,2,3 Track Champion with the NYSBRA Rider Spotlight!
Name: Mark Wagner
Road Category: 4
Track Category: 2
Team: Deluxe Cycles Racing
Tell us a little about yourself: Up until this past year, I was turning wrenches as a bike mechanic, but now I’m working as a mechanic at the Rockefeller University’s power house. The schedule gives me a great opportunity to train and race. Beyond that, I like to go sailing, but it’s really hard to get out on the water once track season is in full swing.
How did you originally get into cycling: My brother convinced me to get a bike for riding around in college, which was in a small town in the middle of nowhere, Missouri. The freedom and fun that the bike offered was unbeatable. I was lucky to go to a school with a collegiate team. None of us really knew what we were doing, but it was great learning about training and going to races together.
What’s your specialty/strength on the bike: Track racing, of course. More specifically shorter scratch races and keirins.
What’s one thing people are surprised to know about you: Once I got hooked on track racing, I all but abandoned road racing. It took me 5 years to get my 5 to 4 upgrade on the road.
What does being the NYS track champion mean to you: Being NYS champion means I have the opportunity, and I would say responsibility, to really help promote and grow the sport of track cycling in the state. I’ve been to enough velodromes across the US to see the results of a dedicated track community that helps racers to train and learn together. For instance, in my ten years of racing, I’ve seen one madison at our track, whereas madison practices are a mainstay at most other tracks, which is especially sad since the name of the races comes from when it was raced at Madison Square Garden.
Minutes from the Annual Teleconference are now available for download.
2017 Annual meeting – This Sunday Jan 29th – 3:00pm – 7:00pm (Although it usually doesn’t take that long). All are encouraged to call in. The dial in number etc is in the agenda – see link below:
Fresh off the presses: minutes from the NYSBRA 4th quarter meeting. Enjoy!