Thursday, May 12, 2016

BCC Numero 5!

The dust is finally settling here at BCBC/BCC headquarters from what turned out to be a record-breaking year. The was a record number of cyclists, 111, that rolled out from Eagle Park. A new course record was set and it was by the first overall winner from Burleigh County at a time of 4:08:17!

The great weather, awesome gravel, killer food and great prizes left a smile on everyone's face that we saw. And that's what it's all about to us ... Good times and riding bikes whether you are a first-timer, weekend warrior or a serious ape on the gravel. Get out there and get after it.

Below are the full results from the day and a couple of photos of the day. If you missed out on the pre-order of the 2016 BCC shirts, you have until this Sunday, 5/15/16, to get your order in. Email us your size and color choice, brown or gray to We'll email back payment instructions. They are $20 per shirt. We also have a limited number of the BCBC water bottles left, 2 for $20. Reach out to us at the same email if you're interested in those! $5 will get the items shipped to your door. All proceeds from these items go back into keeping the Burleigh County Cup, the Bis-Man Cyclocross Series and various other cycling events put on locally alive. All of these events are, and will remain FREE! Thanks for your support. Long live the Cup!

BCC 2016 Results
Men's BCC
1. Jake Aisenbrey                  4:08:17
2. Ian Easton                          4:10:35
3. Paul Otsu                           4:14:20
4. Jamie Perry                        4:35:53
5. Perry Freidig                      4:39:32
6. Peder Arneson                  4:39:47
     Daniel Molnar                   4:39:47
8. Tyler Huber                        4:46:20
9. Cameron McLaren            4:47:48
10. Mike Backes                    4:50:43
11. Chris Barrett                    4:51:27
12. Geoff Lauinger                4:52:50
13. Garth McLaren                4:53:40
14. Bob Doll                           4:54:38
15. Owen Britton                  4:56:56
16. Ryan Haug                       4:57:47
17. Josh Bruhn                       4:59:30
18. Brian Beattie                   5:00:43
      Chris Knoll                        5:00:43
20. David Lehnherr               5:07:22
21. Blake Preszler                  5:14:00
22. Eric Lothspeich                5:14:02
23. Jeff Thompson                5:15:19
24. Ben Ehreth                       5:18:17
25. Race Heitkamp                5:18:30
26. Kevin Splonskowski        5:25:07
27. Tim O'Hara                      5:26:30
28. Josh Pennington             5:32:33
29. Trysten Ruhland             5:36:37
30. Tanner Reidman             5:39:40
31. Kyle Leftwich                   5:39:41
32. Brian Richard                   5:40:10
33. Josh Aleson                     5:43:41
34. Ryan Allen                       5:51:30
       Frank Buchholz               5:51:30
36. Tayo Basquiat                 5:54:35
37. David Ehlis                       5:55:40
38. Sean Hatten                    5:58:40
39. Kent Ellis                          6:09:20
40. Eleno Vallejo                  6:36:07
41. Eric Hart                           7:03:51
42. Tim Bauer                        7:40:42
43. Trae Swofford                 7:47:58
       Curt Fleck                        DNF
        Don Hartman                 DNF
        Syd Lahtinen                  DNF
        KC Turczak                     DNF
        Tim Wolf                                    DNF

BCC Single Speed
1. Peter "The Cheater" Akimoto     4:59:56

Women's BCC
1. Tammy Bohan                   5:43:41
2. Candy Hartman                 6:59:57
     Sarah Elmer                      DNF
     Kelly Jean Suchy               DNF

Men's Sippy Cup
1. Nick Ybarra                        2:03:27                          
2. Jasper Klein                        2:11:37
3. Dave Burns                        2:12:27
4. Mike Renner                      2:14:15
5. Brian Freido                       2:15:29
6. Ryan Koch                          2:16:31
7. Chris Heid                          2:18:02
8. Jeremy Duckwitz               2:19:20
9. Tyler Jensen                       2:20:10
10. Jeff Long                           2:20:39
11. James Bedard                  2:21:20
12. Parker Scott                    2:22:10
13. Andy Cullen                     2:23:53
14. Dave Schneider               2:25:47
15. Zach Glueckert                2:26:44
16. Paul Everson                   2:30:51
17. Mark Foss                        2:34:24
      David Peterson                2:34:24
19. Trevor Hendrickson        2:35:04
20. Rob Carvel                       2:35:42
21. Bill Kelly                           2:36:52
22. Eric Schwingler                2:38:18
23. Brent Brannan                 2:41:40
24. Tim Bohan                       2:45:25
25. John Rickertsen               2:46:09
26. Wes Rivinius                    2:48:28
27. Andy Beck                        2:51:17
28. David Toledo                   3:06:30
29. Paul Breiner                     3:07:32
30. Bryan Berry                     3:09:09
31. Walter Astorne               3:09:41
32. Travis Ressler                  3:13:22
33. Jesse Nelson                    3:18:57
34. Larry Ressler                    3:21:16
35. Adam Pratt                      3:23:14
      Cory Pratt                        3:23:14
37. Michael Knudsen            3:24:26
38. Tim Chrest                       3:27:22
39. Chad Bergan                    3:37:29
40. Lee Hetletved                  3:37:38
41. Justin Lancaster              3:38:03
42. Jason Durick                    4:19:34
      Tracy Vearrier                  DNF

Women's Sippy Cup
1. Emily Mundahl                  2:21:25
2. Annette DeForest             2:26:01
3. Emily Guerin                      2:27:00
4. Crystal Binstock                2:30:51
5. Brandi Cain                        2:31:57
6. Melanie Carvel                  2:35:42
7. Kami Emineth                    2:43:18
8. Beth Holwegner                2:48:27
9. Michelle Sehn                    2:51:30
10. Sarah Pennington           2:52:00
11. Melissa Berry                  3:10:05
12. Ruthie Knudsen              3:24:26
13. April Bergan                    3:37:29
14. Kinley Hetletved             3:37:38
15. Karena Velo                     3:37:47

Monday, February 8, 2016

Celebrating 5 years

As I write this, it's awesome to think that we're preparing for the 5th running of the Burleigh County Cup. What started as a seed planted in our head by attending similar events, we were able to cultivate into something that has became tradition. Riding for us has been a constant evolution since we were kids. Somewhere along the way riding bike on gravel roads which we'd been doing for years and years became a "thing," and boy are we glad it did. We are in the process of planning and going to make this year another special event ... And all you need to do to secure your spot at the starting line is send in a post card with your intentions. This year we will be limiting the number of entries to 150 (total for BCC and Sippy Cup). We're doing this to ensure the experience doesn't get "watered down". We want all who participate to get what they came out for; A good challenging ride and a great time leading up to it and following. Get your card in, get outside on your bike and get stoked for the 5th annual Burleigh County Cup! This is a free event.
About the event: This will be a self supported gravel road cycling event (though the 75 miles option will have a drop bag option) on the gravel roads (very hilly at times) of Burleigh County, just outside of Bismarck, North Dakota on May 7, 2016. There will be two distances: 35 miles (The Sippy Cup) and 75 miles (Burleigh County Cup).
To register, purchase or make a post card and write this info on it:

Your Name
E-mail Address
Distance class (35 mile Sippy Cup or 75 Mile Burleigh County Cup)

Send them to:

BCC / Elaina Huber
1451 Omaha Drive
Bismarck, N.D. 58504

Simple as that. The event is free to all participants, thanks to our awesome sponsors. Then show up at Eagles park (just north of Bismarck, N.D. on 1804 see map) on Saturday May 7th for the ride. Exact time of start will depend on the temperature. We like to start early as possible, but if we feel it will compromise the rider's experience we start a little later. We determine the start time a week or two out and go by current forecasts. We will email all individuals registered to confirm you are registered. This email will come out after all registrations are accounted for. Don't stress getting in, if you sent your card in you'll be fine. It may also be worth checking back here close to May 7. This year we again have the Eagles park campground for the entire weekend, and everyone is welcome to stay there (free of charge) on Friday night before the race and also Saturday night following. We will have a post ride meal and post ride beer available for the 21+.

A few things to make sure you have for race day:

1 - Properly calibrated cycling computer or GPS - This is a mapped out route, and you will want this to determine the distance in between turns. Sure you can try to follow the pack, but some roads are double backed on and looking for tire tracks may result in your getting lost. Have a cycling computer on your bike and ready to go.

2 - Cue card holder - You will be given cards with the map of directions on them the day of the ride. You can stuff them in your pocket or bag, but having something like a Banjo Brother's cue card holder makes life and the ride a lot easier.

3 - Extra parts - Having an extra tube and pump is just common sense. What about an extra chain link or a multi tool though? Carrying a heavy load stinks, but not as bad as walking 30 miles back to the park.

4 - Drop bag. If you're riding the 75 mile Burleigh County Cup you may want to have a drop bag. Bring a bag to check-in on Saturday with extra food, beverage, tools, tubes or whatever your heart desires. This bag will be available for you at roughly the 35 miles.

That's all for now. Email any and all questions you have to