Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Canada Rd. Ride and Photo Shoot

There is a ride and photo shoot this Saturday near La Canada Rd on the Peninsula.
We have been asked to submit a photo for yellow pages in that area.

Date: Saturday, May 24
Time: 11am
Directions: Canada Rd. is off of I-280 about 20 minutes south of SF. Take the Hwy 92 exit, go left for about a half mile and then another left at the stoplight. The next light will be Canada Rd--the north end. Make a right and park. There will probably be lots of cars and cyclists.

Pulgas Water Temple is about 3 miles down the road. We can ride there and maybe take a few pictures with the lake in the background.

If you are interested in joining just come on down. Be sure to wear all your Team Swift kit. Parents are welcome to join in the picture too. If you have a Team Swift jersey or jacket that would be great to wear.

If you have questions email Scott Nygaard at:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Team Ride this Saturday, May 10

Team Swift All-Team-Ride Details

Parents and friends are invited to join the ride and all youth under the age of 12 are required to have a participating parent or guardian in attendance. For those not current registered members of Team Swift you need to bring a signed waiver and release to join the ride which can be found at Be sure to read the Team Swift Riding Rules below so you come prepared.

1. All Team Ride:

All Team Ride is May 10, 2008, 9 AM at NorCal Bike Sport
Skill of the month: Pre-Race Warm-up’s doing Pyramids (read training definition below before the ride)
Ride Leaders: Coach Laura Charameda and Eric Zumwalt.
Parents are invited to join the ride and must abide by the Team Swift Ride Rules.
Skill Level: All levels invited. Riders under 12 years old must have a riding parent in attendance.
The ride will be between 2-2.5 hours.
Heavy Rain will cancel the ride but not if it is just light rain.

The All-Team Ride is a chance for all levels of riders to learn cycling skills and start a ride together. Team Swift Alumni members, rider assistants, are also often on these rides which gives upcoming riders a chance to learn from their experience. Parents and supporters of Team Swift are welcome to join as well. We will start together and then break into different groups depending on skill level. There will be a coach and/or parent with each group. The ride will be approximately 2.0-2.5 hours depending on skill level and age.

Start Location:
NorCal Bike Sport
425 College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 573-0112

Team Swift Contacts:
Coach: Laura Charameda: c. (707) 843.9056
Coach: Eric Zumwalt: c. (707) 539.2627

Santa Rosa Twilights

*Team Swift riders will meet at 5:15PM to begin warming up. All riders are welcome to join. Be sure to bring warm clothes for after the races since it cools down really fast.

2008 Santa RosaTwilight Series
Tuesday Nights
May 6th to August 27th, 2008
(no races on June 24, July 1 &July 8)

Course: 0.7 Mile closed flat loop with five corners in a business park. Excellent pavement, fast and safe course. Free lap rule applies. No Neutral Support. USA Cycling rules in effect. Helmets are mandatory.
Directions: From US 101 in Santa Rosa, the Hwy 12 exit west. At the 2nd off ramp, (Stony Pt Rd) turn left. Proceed for 3 stop lights to Sebastopol Rd and turn right. Continue to corporate Center Parkway and turn left to the course. Registration is at the corner of Apollo and Mercury. Park on City Streets ONLY. Do not park in business’s parking lots. Race Director/Promoter will have your car towed, no exceptions!!!

Events: Duration: Places: Start: Entry:
Cat 4-5: 30 minutes, 3, 6:15 pm, $13/$8 Jrs

Cat 3-4: 35 minutes, 3, 6:50 pm

Cat 1-2-3 and Pro: 40 minutes, 3, 7:30 pm

Entry: Registration opens at 5:45 pm and closes 5 minutes before each event. Fees are $13.00. Second race is $7.00. Jrs are $8.00. Participants MUST sign the Standard USCF 2007 Release form. Riders under 18 must have parent/legal guardians signature. Entry fees include a $2.00 USCF insurance surcharge. You must show a Valid 2007 USAC Racing license. If you do not have a valid license you may purchase a 1 day license at $10.00. All unlicensed riders are Cat 5 for men,and Cat 4 for women. No racing outside of your category. No Exceptions. No neutral support. No mentors. No races on June 24, July 1 & July 8.
Note: Please no warming up on Corporate Center Parkway. No public disrobing and use the provided porta potty. No parking in business parking lots or blocking driveways. We want to maintain use of this course, so please follow the above directions.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Team Swift Podiums at Cats Hill

Junior 17-18
Tyler Brandt, 1st

Junior 10-12
Stanley Goto, 1st
Ryan Grant, 2nd

Junior 15-16
Ryan Eastman, 3rd

Elite 3
Ryan Eastman, 2nd