MBRA News

Road Race Series Update

With the Port City Criterium behind us, we now have two races in the 2019 MBRA Road Race Series complete. That means we have series standings to share with you!

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For The Detroit Cycling Championships we will have a unique scoring plan to accommodate the race categories at the event. We are excited to have a Pro Road Tour event as part of the series and hope everyone understands the need for an exception. For this race alone, points will be awarded based on the number of racers finishing behind you in a race. This allows the best way to combine certain categories. Categories will be combined as follows:

Men 1/2/3 = combination of Cat 1 and Cat 2/3 races

Men 3/4 = Men Cat 3 race with possible move of Cat 4 results from 4/5 race

Men 4/5 = Men 4/5

Masters 35/45/55 = One result from either the 35+ or 50+ races

Women 1/2/3 = W 1/2 + Women 3’s from the 3/4/5 race

Women 4/5 = Women 3/4/5

Women 45+ = Women 3/4/5

2019 Michigan Road Race Series

The MBRA is announcing the details of the 2019 Michigan Road Race Series. We reached out to all race promoters to solicit their participation in the series. We have 5 exciting races, including 2 state championship races and a PRT event, who stepped up to create our series this year. Once again we will offer prize money for the top categories and jerseys to winners of each category. The races participating this year are:

June 1 - The Waterford Races

June 29 - Port City Criterium

July 13 - Detroit Cycling Championships

August 3 - Cherry Roubaix Road Race

August 25 - Debaets Devos Criterium

All races feature experienced race directors with experience hosting quality events.

The scoring in 2019 will be a points series format with the highest total points across the 5 races.

A UCI based points table will be used, carryover from 2018.

The categories are:

Men - Cat 1/2/3, Cat 3/4, Cat 4/5, Master 35+, 45+ and 55+

Women - Cat 1/2/3, Cat 4/5, Master 45+

Juniors - Men and Women 9-13 and 14-18

Points are not transferable across categories in the event of an upgrade

Prizes - Top 3 in the Cat 1/2/3 category , $250/$150/$100, then jerseys to all category winners

Thanks to the race promoters for their participation and our sponsors, Velofix Detroit and VIE13. Make sure to pre-register for all events in 2019 and help support Michigan racing!

MBRA Race Promoter Support

The MBRA is pleased to announce the launch of the race promoter support program.  All USAC registered, competitive events held outdoors are eligible for the program.  The program was created to provide support to those promoters using the USAC program for race promotion and execution.  We believe the features and benefits of a USAC event make for a safe and high quality event for racers.  The intent is to encourage the use of the USAC system and to help offset the incremental costs involved with it.  

We are here to promote Michigan Racing and make it the best possible experience for racers. We feel this is one way to encourage clubs and teams to host events in the state.