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VIVE LÁ TOUR! Coming soon: Gripped Racing’s Annual Tour de France Screening! Join us on July 14th at the Arlington Cinema and Draft House as we watch the best cyclists in the world tackle one of the toughest climbs known to 2 wheels – Mont Ventoux!! The doors open at 6:30 and the show begins […]

Youth Cycling Clinic

We had a great time at our 2nd Youth Cycling Clinic yesterday at the Lindsay Collision Center in Springfield, VA. It was a perfect venue as the weather was unpredictable with some nearby thunderstorms, we had plenty of air-conditioned room to ride around in. We went through fitting our helmets, the A-B-C-Quick-Check, slalom-course turns, quick-turns, […]

New Dad! Learning to Love Early Morning Trainer Workouts
20th Apr 2016 Posted in: Blog, Community, Events, Featured, Fun, Race Reports, Training, Uncategorized Comments Off on New Dad! Learning to Love Early Morning Trainer Workouts

We can all agree, juggling work and family commitments can be challenging. For those of us who try to maintain 10-15 hours per week training and preparing for race season, schedules become even more compressed. To ensure I make all my hours Monday through Friday, very early morning training sessions before work are a necessity. […]

2016 - Off and Riding!
4th Mar 2016 Posted in: Blog, Community, Events, Featured, Fun, Race Reports Comments Off on 2016 – Off and Riding!

2016 Kicked off the race season for Claudia and I in Chesterfield, VA. RunRideRace puts on this race at Pocahontas State Park just south of Richmond. Monster Cross is a great course that you are either hitting great punchy climbs or flying down gravel single or double track trails. The Monster is a 50 mile course the […]

The World Comes to Richmond
29th Oct 2015 Posted in: Events, Race Reports, Uncategorized Comments Off on The World Comes to Richmond

A look back at the 2015 World Championships in Richmond, VA. Ryan: Just over three years ago I remember a quiet buzz beginning about the UCI Road Racing World Championships making its way to a city two hours South of DC. Luckily I had numerous friends in the Richmond area with rooms to spare so […]

Brambleton Grand Prix - Jason Berry
15th Jul 2015 Posted in: Blog, Community, Events, Race Reports Comments Off on Brambleton Grand Prix – Jason Berry

The whistle blew and I took off like it was a mountain bike race. After two years off from racing and fairly recent back surgery I was just happy to be racing again, so off I went! This course favored a bike handler, someone who loved to corner with speed. The morning started early, setting […]

We Are RACING!
14th Jul 2015 Posted in: Blog, Community, Events, Race Reports Comments Off on We Are RACING!

After a quiet start to the season we are now in full swing! This past weekend we saw Claudette once again take the podium and this time it was the TOP STEP! Huge congrats to this “newbie” to Duathlon (but no stranger to Time Trials). This was the Olympic Maryland Duathlon and she won her […]

Camaraderie, Sportsmanship and Sisterhood - Claudette Archambault
24th Jun 2015 Posted in: Blog, Race Reports, Uncategorized Comments Off on Camaraderie, Sportsmanship and Sisterhood – Claudette Archambault

Last year, I got a bee in my bonnet to try duathlon.  I’ve always loved the freedom of running, and cycling is a passion.  Seemed like a good idea to combine the two sports in one focused race.  I was intimidated to try, but signed up for the Maryland Women’s Sprint  Duathlon which I’d heard […]

So It Begins
16th Dec 2014 Posted in: Blog, Community, Events, Fun, Race Reports, Training Comments Off on So It Begins

For racers looking to peak mid-season, there’s no real need to be following a training plan in early December but for those looking to do well in early season races, now is the time to ramp up the miles. I’ve chosen Tour of the Battenkill as an “A” race so I will be hyper-focused on […]

2014 DCCX Cyclocross Race - Rob Russell
4th Nov 2014 Posted in: Blog, Events, Race Reports, Uncategorized Comments Off on 2014 DCCX Cyclocross Race – Rob Russell

It was a glorious day at DCCX with cool temps, bright sunshine, a great crowd, and cold beer waiting at the finish.  I was really looking forward to this race because I rolled a tubeless tire on an off-camber rooted turn last year.  I wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice so I got […]

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