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I would like to start off by thanking all the volunteers that made this race happen. At the top of the list is Glenn Richard, he put the three races together and they went off without a hitch. Jason Meaux was on the mike all weekend and he has the gift, so we all enjoyed his entertainment. Would also like to thank all the race teams who showed up, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida, without you guys the race would not be a success. We were real lucky that it did not rain during the Crits, I guess that is why I heard some guys calling it the Melta, it was a very hot weekend. Today’s road races had some great finishes. It was very easy to get caught up in all the action. Thanks again to Glenn and all the Precision Bikes Race Team for putting on a great race! Hope to see all of you next year.
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-Words from Glenn Richard….

What a hot, exciting, and great weekend for racing it was. We had over 170 racers this weekend from Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. It takes a lot of money, effort and most of all, good friends that help by volunteering. I realize that this was also the 4th of July weekend, and sitting out in the blistering sun wasn’t something anyone would look forward to! The following people have helped me make the race a success:

>Most important people that just helped me get things done ASAP:
My lovely wife Dawn Richard
Jesse Melancon
Will Collins
Jed Darby
Frank Sauter

>Referee Support (free)
Shane Hernandez

>Cooler Controllers & water supply
Alex Habbit
Cole LeBlanc

>Announcers
Jason Meaux
Mark Miller

>Registration
Jen Morrow
Jessica Kibbe
Debbie Darby
Beth / and Doc Rizk

>Medical Support
Jen Morrow
Jamie Vincent
Doc Rizk

>Wheel support vehicles:
Carl Menard
Mark Wieneke
Scott Coco
Roy Landry
Aaron Habbit / Jason hurling
Lyon Hebert

>Road Race escorts
Phil Barnidge
Mark Miller
Dillon Domingue
Jonathan Nuegent
Rollen Trahan
Eric Bernard

>Feed Zone Coordinators (hot as hell too with no shade)
Ricky Tenny
Annette Besse
John Hebert
and a handful of other Tri-Cajuns.

>Traffic Control
Jamie Scott
Jim Winter

>Parish cops:
Toby whetzel
Shannon Harrison
Mike Thomas
Chris Batchelor
Heath Threadway
Kenneth Lee

Once again – thank you all for the help!
2011 is in the books!

Looks like we dodged on another hurricane this year for the Vuelta and we are set for some great Cycling action this weekend.

You may have noticed the cat 5 omnium single event entries except the TT have been closed. We were getting close to the 50 rider limit and did not want to turn away all 3 event entrants. Please feel free to sign up race day if there is room left for the category. There is no late fee associated with single event entries.

Online Registration closes tomorrow – Thurday June 30th at 5PM. Race day registration is still allowed but will incur a 10$ late fee.

Online registration: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=13402

Official Race Link: http://cajuncyclists.bicycleracing.com/PBR/Lavuelta.html

The entire venue has changed this year, please go over the flyer and bible for race times and locations.

Please note the following sponsors that are making this race possible. Not only does it take loads of time, but cold hard cash. There is no cheap way around putting on these sanctioned events. Please keep our sponsors in mind when making your next purchase and thank them the next time you see them.

http://cajuncyclists.bicycleracing.com/PBR/sponsors.html

Team Sponsors

Precision Bikes

Excel Fire Protection

Cajun Cyclists

Camalo’s Menswear

Acadiana Diabetes Care & Prevention Center

Daniel M. Landry III

Giles Automotive

Practice of Pain Management

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Race Sponsors

Bayou Teche Brewing

Precision Bikes

Noble Plastics

R&J BOP Rubbers

Adam and Erin Falgout Photography

Acadiana Coding Services

Shane Guillet – tree preservation llc.

Community Fitness

Vuelta participants; I just want to let everyone know the Hampton Inn and Suites is the official race hotel. It will be within crawling distance of the criterium finish line (free beer during race!!). The group rate for $99 per night will only be honored until June 15th, 2011. Even if you are not quite certain you will be attending, you can still reserve the room and cancel it the day before if you decide not to come.

HOTEL: Hampton – $99 – (337.266.5858) – 100 feet from crit finish line. Please reserve by JUNE 15th for the discount. Going Fast.>>>

This year for 2011, we have an entirely new venue; please see the race bible for new TT, crit, and RR locations…..way better than last year.

The official race link is here:

http://cajuncyclists.bicycleracing.com/PBR/Lavuelta.html

*Category 5 has sold out every year in the past, please do not delay – there is a 50 rider limit*

When: Saturday July 2nd and Sunday July 3rd, 2011.

Where: Arnaudville and Lafayette, LA.

Format: OMNIUM – All participants eligible for the overall placing.

Register: Online reg. closes Thursday at 5pm June 30th Bike Reg.com

http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=13402

Events: Precision Bikes Saturday Morning Prologue / Saturday Afternoon Criterium / Noble Plastics Sunday Morning Road Race

Payout: $5500.00 overall and individual event payouts with criterium primes. CAT 3 BONUS for overall placing (5 deep)

Categories: Cat 5, Cat4, Cat 1-2-3, Womens, Juniors, M40+

Come enjoy your 4th of July weekend with us – hope to see you there and thank you in advance for your continued support!


Bayou Teche Brewing out of Arnaudville, LA presents

L.A. 31 Vuelta de Acadiana

Hosted by the Precision Bikes Racing Team

Registration is now open HERE.

Category 5 has sold out every year for this race. DO NOT DELAY, there is a 50 rider limit.

L.A. 31 Vuelta de Acadiana is now part of the East Regional Texas cup series so get ready to go head to head with racers from Texas.

HOTEL: Hampton – $99 – (337.266.5858) – 100 feet from crit finish line.

Please reserve by JUNE 15th for the discount. Going Fast.

The Official Race link is HERE.

The entire venue has changed for 2011; please see the race bible for route locations.

Hope to see you there 4th of July weekend and thank you in advance for your support.