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June 25, 2019
  • Machinery Hills Criterium Race Series (USAC) June 25, 2019  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55108, USA

    https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2019-1473

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June 27, 2019
  • Thursday Night Lights June 27, 2019  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NSC Velodrome

    Women Cat 1/2/3 Scratch Race 40 Laps
    Men Cat 3 Point a Lap 12 Laps, 1 point every lap
    Men Cat 1/2 Scratch Race 15 Laps
    Women Cat 4 Snowball 12 Laps, points equal lap cards
    Men Cat 4 Scratch Race 10 Laps
    Men Cat 1/2 Keirin Heats (2)
    Men Cat 3 MN State Championship Scratch Race 50 Laps
    Women Cat 1/2/3 Elimination ( Miss & Out), every other lap down to 1
    Women Cat 4 Sprint Heats (2)
    Men Cat 1/2 Keirin Final
    Men Cat 4 Miss and Out, every other lap down to 1
    Podium Awards for Men Cat 3 St Chp Scratch Race
    Women Cat 1/2/3 Tempo 30 Laps, 1 point every lap
    Men Cat 1/2 + Madison 70 Laps, sprints every 10
    Women Cat 4 Points Race 30 Laps, sprints every 10
    Men Cat 4 Scratch Race 40 Laps
    Men Cat 3 Miss and Out, every other lap down to 1
    Women Cat 1/2/3 Points Race 80 Laps, sprints every 10 (points accrue to
    omnium total)

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July 2, 2019
  • Machinery Hills Criterium Race Series CRIT DU NORD (USAC) July 2, 2019  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm MN State Fairgrounds, Hoyt Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN 55108, USA

    https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2019-1473

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July 9, 2019
  • Machinery Hills Criterium Race Series CRIT DU NORD (USAC) July 9, 2019  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm MN State Fairgrounds, Hoyt Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN 55108, USA

    https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2019-1473

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July 11, 2019
  • Thursday Night Lights July 11, 2019  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NSC Velodrome

    Women Cat 4 1 Lap Time Trials
    Women Cat 1/2/3 Point a Lap 12 Laps, 1 point every lap
    Men Cat 1/2 Unknown Distance
    Men Cat 3 Tempo 12 Laps
    Women Cat 4 Scratch Race 10 Laps
    Men Cat 4 Snowball 12 Laps, points equal lap cards
    Women Cat 1/2/3 Keirin Heats (2)
    Men Cat 3 Chariot Heats (2)
    Women Cat 4 Sprint Handicap Heats (2)
    Men Cat 4 Sprint Heats (2)
    Men Cat 1/2 MN State Championship Scratch Race 60 Laps
    Women Cat 1/2/3 Keirin Final
    Men Cat 3 Chariot Final
    Women Cat 4 Sprint Handicap Final
    Men Cat 4 Sprint Final
    Podium Awards for men Cat 1//2 St Chp Scratch Race
    Women Cat 1/2/3 Scratch Race 40 Laps
    Women Cat 4 Points Race 30 Laps, sprints every 10
    Men Cat 3 Scratch Race 50 Laps
    Men Cat 1/2 Miss and Out, every other lap down to 1
    Men Cat 4 Points Race 40 Laps, sprints every 10

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5 days ago

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Just a reminder, no Crits tonight. Big event at the fairgrounds so the roads aren't available.

Try to get out and enjoy this perfect weather!
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I've already seen it leaked but here's the confirmation.

State Championship TT will be July 20th on the St Peter Course. More details to follow.

This is the same weekend as the State Championship Criterium, and the week before the State Championship Road Race... There may be some ideas brewing that we will hopefully be able to announce soon!
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Hi kids, Andrew here. It’s time for some real talk. I’m posting this here instead of on my personal account because this profile has a broader reach and the topic is incredibly important.

Over the weekend, we learned that we lost an incredible member of our community. Kelly Catlin won an Olympic medal, multiple national and world titles, and countless races along the way. Those wins pale in comparison to her off-bike talents and accomplishments. Kelly was truly gifted and an absolutely wonderful person.

Kelly also suffered from depression. Her passing hit me hard, not only because she was one of us and such a bright light in the cycling world, but also because I was recently diagnosed with depression. I’ve told very few people about this (Mom, if you’re reading this, I didn’t tell you because I didn’t want you to worry). Quite frankly, I’ve known I’ve had it for a long time, but I was always able to kind of steer into the skid, so to speak, and get myself sorted out in a reasonable amount of time. About 18 months ago, I became unable to steer into it any longer, and it overcame me. It took me about 16 of those 18 months to admit this, and to finally get help.

Just making the appointment to see the therapist was an enormous relief. It provided a small light at the end of the tunnel, some hope that I could fix this. I told a couple of friends I’d made the appointment, and that helped a little bit, too, because now I had people in my corner, and I wasn’t fighting alone. I went to my first session, filled out the little mental health questionnaire they give you, and said “Holy shit, I SUPER have depression” when I added up all the numbers. Again, even that somehow made me feel a little better. I was given medication, and the first one we tried didn’t work. So, we gave a higher dose a whirl, and things started getting better. Antidepressants aren’t a magic potion that immediately fixes everything, but they gave me a little mental breathing room in order to get other things sorted out and work to overcome my depression, little by little.

Being depressed or having another mental illness does not mean there’s something wrong with you, nor does it mean you’re weak. It means you’ve got some funky brain chemistry stuff going on, but the good news is that science is pretty awesome and they can help fix that funky brain chemistry.

I’m posting my story today to say to each and every one of you who reads it that I and so many others are here for you. You are not alone in your fight, whatever it may be. You are valued, you are loved, and you are part of the Minnesota cycling family. Let us know if you need help. It’s a damned hard thing to admit, especially for people in a sport where you’re trained to just bury pain, but it can be the beginning of your road to getting better.
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