The Tuesday Night Ride for more than three decades has been one of the few disciplined & well choreographed training rides for Mid-Michigan racing cyclist. The ride emphasizes high average speeds and race finishing skills.

When and Where: 6:00 PM, College Rd. & Cedar Rd.

Our Ride is posted on MBRA Weekly Rides:

Route Map:

Garmin Map:

The Brotherhood

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Here is an update on your team.
  1. At 48 members you are now part of one of the largest teams in the State.
  2. Capital Fund Title is the title sponsor, no pun intended, Steve Smith (our benefactor) is with CFT.
  3. Sinas Dramis Law firm is a confirmed sponsor of the team, Bryan Waldman works for them and is on the team.
  4. An agreement is in place with Riverfront Cycle to provide discounts on bikes, parts and services, Dave the owner and Mark are on the team.
  5. We are currently negotiating for a third sponsor, Playmakers, Mike Homan works with Playmakers and is on our team.
  6. Sugoi is the kit provider for the team, the local Sugoi representative, Kevin Gamper, is on our team (By the way prelim kit pricing is $134, bib $79, jersey $55).
In the event you have not picked up on the theme, this is a Lansing team with 100% Lansing riders and 100% Lansing sponsorship.

I am going out on a limb here, Steve, please do not jump from the bushes and hit me in the head for doing this, but here are some more renderings just be advised of all the disclaimer jargon you can imagine.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Team Update: There are now Forty Six members of the Capital Fund Title Team. We have twenty six race members and twenty club members as of today.

Spinning: Only 3 souls showed up for spinning last night; Steve, Tanner and Christine. It is early, but take advantage of the room, it's free and open to everyone. Bring your cycling DVD's. There is a TV and DVD player.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The spinning started Monday at the Foster Center. As painful as it was to sit on a stationary bike in November misery loves company in the form of Mark, Tanner, Webbcorp, Banky and KG. It was Jacques Anquetil night, the first cyclist to win the Tour De France 5 times, wow. In 1965, Anquetil won the eight-day Alpine Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré stage race at 3pm, sat through two hours of interviews and receptions, took a 6:30pm chartered flight to Bordeaux and won the world's longest single-day classic, Bordeaux–Paris the following day.This guy won everything, here he writes "In June 1956, my chiefs finally gave me an order more to my liking, the strangest, the most unusual that a gunner has ever been asked to carry out; it was nothing less than to beat the world hour record. I knew what that meant: to storm a veritable fortress. For 14 years, since 7 November 1942, the date on which Fausto Coppi planted the Italian flag on it, it had discouraged all assailants. One figure sums up the difficulty of the enterprise: 45.848 km."Kevin brought by some samples of the new kit and some swag for those that showed. Until next time men...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Spinning Starts today, November 14th, at 6:00 PM at the Foster Community Center, 200 North Foster Avenue, Lansing, Room 206. Take Michigan Avenue west from 127 a few blocks and turn north.
We have some initial renderings of kit designs (thank you Mustapha!) which will aid in our determining the final team kit design for 2012. Riverfront will be on the kit, but was not featured in these early renderings. Sinas Dramis is a confirmed sponsor and they will be featured on our kits but was not on these initial renderings. Playmakers is not a confirmed sponsor at this time, again these are just initial renderings. Please take a look, and PLEASE use the technology, add a comment below, if you are not comfortable with the public format, email Steve, Mike, Mark or Webbcorp. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE
We have decided to award the kit business to Sugoi. The rationale is they have great quality (certainly like Louis Garneau), they service Riverfront already, the rep is on our team (Kevin Gamper). In the end as great a product as LG is this approach ties in better with the entire Lansing approach to this team. We hope you will all agree.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Here is a quick update on the early stages of the formation of the team.
  • We have Thirty Six signed and confirmed team members as of today
  • There are twenty race level members and sixteen club level members
  • Mike Homan has decided to race with us, this significantly bolstering our masters team
  • From the roster we determined in 2011 there were 25 podium finishes, 45 top 5 five finishes, 93 top ten finishes and 4 wins. This with no team!
  • Sinas Dramis Law Firm is a confirmed sponsor for the team in 2012
The momentum is strong, 2012 should be a great year!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The final TNR of 2011 is in the books along with another great season. Six hundred and thirteen times riders showed up for TNR this season compared to six hundred and six last year. Thanks to all of you for your participation and making this ride what it is! Craig Newell took the last Mason sprint of the year after a blistering speedfest north into Mason in which we averaged 27 MPH. We started under sunny skies with temperatures in the mid sixties, that is a hell of way to end the season.

Jay sent a couple of videos he took with his new toy, the Contour HD which tracks the route and speed while you ride with video! Pretty cool, check it out HERE. Or if you prefer music with your video he also sent THIS.

The development of our local team has much momentum, at the time of this post there are officially thirty one confirmed riders who will be flying the colors of the new Lansing team, your team!

Hill Climb Thursday

Hill Climb Thursday
Hill Climb Thursday - click on image for Garmin File It's here! We started 9/2, ouch.

sprint Competition Sponsored By the Capital Area Bike Association

sprint Competition Sponsored By the Capital Area Bike Association

Thursday Night Time Trial Series Results

Thursday Night Time Trial Series Results
Thursday Night Time Trial Series Results