Photo by Cathrine L. Walters.
The start of the Spring Classics begins this weekend. Two years ago around this time I wrote a blog post about combining regional forces and offering lots of spring "classics" type races.
The time is now. Northern Rockies Classic Season begins this weekend.
SATURDAY: Matt Seeley's Speedwagon Classic is this Saturday. 55 miles of hilly riding. A mix of pavement and dirt. Click here for more information. Don't ever miss a Matt Seeley event. It always includes food, and extremely difficult riding. If you want to see what your made of then come to the Speedwagon. The mass start race (Grand Fondo) idea is killing it in the states right now. Seeley has got it nailed once again. The Speedwagon is a can't miss Montana Event.
SUNDAY: Our friends to the west, Vertical Earth are putting on a new Roubaix called the Muddy Huetter Roubaix. Click here for more information. Relatively flat, roubaix style course with mixed conditions. Gaertners' and company know how to race, and put on races. Expect nothing but top notch, riding in the gutter, mud on the face racing.
SATURDAY/SUNDAY - April 3/4: Frozen Flatlands in Spokane, WA is a staple on the calendar. Great racing, including a time trial. Just because this is a stage race doesn't mean it doesn't have early spring conditions. Almost every year it seems like one of the days stays below freezing.
SUNDAY - April 11th: Rocky Mountain Roubaix. The pinnacle of spring racing in our area. You win you take home the rock. Drama, elbow to elbow racing and non stop action.
Four events make up the early season "Spring Classics" this year. Expect full on competition. Who is the hardest of the hard-men and women?