September 15th cooldown

Another awesome evening of racing at Ridge!
Missing a few of our regulars as the nights cool down and the riders head to bed early, but no one told the half trackers that.
We had 19 little runners out tearing up the track. They all worked hard to grab their candy bags. 86 Full track riders came out after our Amazing BC Cup races on the weekend.
Some were still in full on battle mode in a few classes was nuts. 9 Intermediate, 6 novice, 12 Expert, 11 Intermediate, those guys were all running full out intensity, sweeping each other in corners.
The mens Cruiser class never fails to excite, as they bump and grind their way around the obstacles. Unfortunately we lost new first time dad racer Joel Gormley in the 2nd corner of moto 2. Heal up soon Joel, you should be ready for battle again in 6 to 8 weeks. 
We also send some healing vibes out to Christine Baron. She is feeling the effects of Sundays cruiser crash. The ladies were battling hard to earn their plates and unfortunately Christine took a spill coming off the step up out of corner 1.

With all the commotion last night we forgot to acknowledge one of our rider move ups. Declan Bittel is the newest Ridge Expert. Declan has worked very hard. Congratulations Declan. We won't forget to get you your medal next week! Promise.

Next Monday's coaching and practice session will be the last one with club coach Mischa Partridge. Mischa is moving to Ontario to reside and train with the National Track team as they make a run at qualifying and competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Please come out and wish him well in his future success. 

Tuesday September 22nd. weather pending, we will be hosting our AGM during the race break. All director positions are up for nomination. Please consider joining the board to shape the future of this awesome place we call Ridge Meadows BMX. Share the position with one or 2 friends if you like.

Good luck to all the local riders heading to Richland, Washington this weekend.