Local Masters Racer, Bryan Boggs, Wins Harvest 50
Oct 29, 2016 — Bryan Boggs, of Zionsville and the Zipp Masters Team, rode to a victory over a national-class group of gravel road racers at this year’s Zionsville Harvest 50. Boggs surged into the lead at mile 10, increased his solo lead, and then held on over a chasing group the last half of the race while contesting stiff headwinds. The group cut Bogg’s mid-race lead of over 5 minutes to just under 2 minutes by the finish, but the final chase group — diminished from 20 racers to 7 by the stiff pace and winds — could not close the gap to Boggs.
The 2016 Harvest 50 filled up with over 150 racers and riders, who enjoyed an unusually warm late October day riding on the remote farm roads of Boone County. Category winners were John Paul Severin of Chicago in the Men’s Open; Andrzej Banaszkiewicz of Brownsburg in the Men’s Master; Cara Gaines of Louisville in the Women’s Open category; Jane Vanni-Noone of Indianapolis in Women’s Masters; and Kelly Jedynak of Valpo in the Fat Tire category. Team Nebo Ridge gravel grinder captain, Matt Curry, finished very strongly in 2nd place behind Boggs in the Men’s Senior Category.
Next year’s event will be Saturday, October 28. The race and ride (including the 25 Mile Gravel Challenge Ride) starts at and benefits historic Maplelawn Farmstead in Zionsville, Indiana. Team Nebo Ridge is the promoter of the event. You can see complete results and a recap at the event website at www.zionsvilleharvest50.com.
Nebo Ridge Announces 2016/17 Indoor Winter Training Program
Nebo Ridge Bicycles is now enrolling for its 2016/17 Indoor Training Program. Whether a new cycling enthusiast, triathlete, or experienced racer, you will improve your fitness and cycling ability in our multi-week off-season program. The program includes two 90-minute instructor-led group indoor cycling classes per week in our Fitness Annex. You receive a multi-week workout plan with “homework”. Your coaches pay special attention to building your peak cycling power while increasing endurance. Our program offers personalized instruction and rigorous and fun group workouts at an affordable price. We guarantee you will start the 2017 outdoor season in top shape!
Our Head Coach this year, in her 6th year as instructor, is Agueda Mayan-Brown. She will be assisted by local coaching legend Sally Marchand-Collins and by Nebo senior wrench and racer Tim Mally. We offer two sessions: the first running 6 weeks from November 14 to December 22; the second from January 9 to March 2.
This year we are also offering on Tuesday and Thursday evenings optional 30 minute cycling-specific yoga/Pilates workouts.
Go to our Winter Training Program page of our website for pricing and additional details.
Pro Bike Fits with Jeff Frame of BioVelo
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Jeff Frame and BioVelo LLC to conduct our advanced “Pro Bike Fits”. Jeff is one of the most influential bike fitters in the country — with an advanced degree in Biomechanics, lecturing and teaching physical therapy, and training and experience in a large variety of bike fitting techniques and systems. He has a true skill for quickly and effectively diagnosing and solving a wide variety of issues with bike fit.
Check out our Bike Fitting Services Webpage on our website for a complete description of our fitting services and prices.
Winter Gravel and Cyclocross
With winter, our bike riding relaxes, spreads out, and gets exponentially more fun. Why not explore new roads, enter new events, or try a different riding discipline? Nebo Ridge Bicycles can help you get further and see more. We are experts in and stocked with a well-chosen selection of new 2017 fat tire bikes, all-road, gravel, and cyclocross bikes from Cannondale, Scott, and Salsa Cycles. For example, we stock the premier line of fat tire and gravel bikes made by Salsa Cycles. Choose the steel Salsa Vaya for your next all-road adventure (starting at $1100) or the racier aluminum or carbon Salsa Warbird for your gravel endurance events.
Join Team Nebo Ridge
You can join the vibrant, local, grassroots racing and enthusiast cycling club Team Nebo Ridge Inc. (TNR). Unrelated to Nebo Ridge Bicycles (although Nebo Ridge Bicycles is a name sponsor), TNR has over 100 members — some of whom race — but all of whom love cycling. Members cover about every cycling discipline (e.g. road, mountain, gravel, cyclocross, track). Membership is only $85 and gets you your first team jersey for free. Sign up soon — before 2017 kits are ordered in mid-December. Go to the TNR Website to learn more.