The Michigan Bicycle Racing Association (MBRA) has announced its 2006 road and track racing schedule. The racing starts on March 25 with the Flying Rhino Cycling Club Spring Training Series in Waterford, MI. The calendar concludes on September 16 with the Tour de Leelanau in Suttons Bay, MI.
Nearly every type of bicycle racing is featured in the calendar. From the Cone-Azalia Classic in May, which is modelled after the famous "Paris-Roubaix" race and includes the brutal Michigan cobbles, to the hilly epic, Tour de Leelanau, in September, which has become the de facto "Michigan World Championships", with every Michigan team sending their very best riders to battle for the victory.
Additionally, in its 3rd year of operation, the Velodrome at Bloomer Park in Rochester, MI offers more events than ever before. Friday evenings in the summer feature the NAS-Track Madison series with racing, food, refreshments and live music. The track racing season peaks with the SOUPerBowl on September 6th .
June 4, Tour of Cedar Creek State Road Race Championships (Muskegon, MI)
June 25, Wolverine State Time Trial Championships (Dearborn, MI)
August 5, Ada Criterium – State Criterium Championships (Ada, MI)
More information: www.mbra.org