The 2013 Cycling 40K Road Race was held on September 14, in partnership with the PEDAL AWAY PROSTATE CANCER RACE, in Dover, DE.
The 2013 Cycling Time Trials were held on (5K) October 9, at Dover International Speedway.
2014 Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Road Race, Saturday September 13, 2014
A 40km timed road race through Amish country in Kent County, Delaware. This is a flat mass start bicycle race which makes a single loop that starts and ends at Eden Hill Medical Center in Dover. Picnic lunch at 11:30 am with Trophy presentations following the race.
This year’s Pedal Away Prostate Cancer event will also serve as the official bike race for the 2014 Delaware Senior Olympics. This 40km road race is also the official qualifier for the 2015 National Games being held in Minnesota.
DSO medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for those registered for the DSO race. If out-of-state participants finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd in overall DSO competition, they will receive medals. Top 3 Delawareans will receive medals based on their finish among Delawareans. Those who finish in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th positions (either overall or among Delawareans) will qualify for both the 40km and 20km races at the National Games in 2015.
In order to compete for a DSO medal you must:
- be a member of the Delaware Senior Olympics
- register for the Pedal Away Prostate Cancer race
- register for the Delaware Senior Olympics race
To register for the Pedal Away Prostate Race go to https://www.bikereg.com/pedal-away-prostate-cancer. Registration for the Delaware Senior Olympics Road Race will be available online in June at http://www.delawareseniorolympics.org/.
You must be registered for BOTH the Pedal Away Prostate Cancer race AND the Delaware Senior Olympics race in order to compete for a DSO medal and qualify for the National Games in 2015. The Pedal Away Prostate Cancer race and the Delaware Senior Olympics race are not separate races so you will be competing against other racers who are not competing for a DSO medal.
Nancy E. Waddell – Cycling Coordinator
Nancy took up cycling in 1985 after quitting a 19-year smoking habit. She joined White Clay Bicycle Club (WCBC) and became active as a ride leader, ride coordinator, and editor of the club’s newsletter. She became interested in long-distance racing and competed in a 600 mile RAAM (Race-Across-America) qualifier and several 24-hr time trials. Nancy and her husband John also competed in Paris-Brest-Paris, a 1200km timed race. In 1992 she began racing with First State Velo Sport (racing club of WCBC) and competed locally as well as nationally, winning a gold medal at the USA Cycling’s national championship in 1994, 2 silver medals in 1995, and a bronze medal in 2003. In 1996 she had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch as it made its way to Atlanta, GA, for the centennial summer games.
Nancy started participating in the Delaware Senior Olympics cycling events in 2001. In 2003 she participated in the National Senior Games held in Norfolk, VA, where she won the gold medal in the women 50-54 5k and 10k time trials and 40k road race. In 2004 she was honored by the Delaware Women’s Alliance for Sport and Fitness with the Senior Sportswoman Award.
Although she continued to ride regularly she took a break from racing for 8 years but began racing mountain bike races in 2013 with a goal of competing at the national level.
The Delaware Senior Olympics offers both a time trial (5k, 10k) and a road race (20k, 40k). The time trials are held at Dover International Speedway and it’s an excellent opportunity to give bicycle racing a try – it’s just you against the clock. Riders are released at 1-minute intervals and race around the apron at the “monster mile” track. The road race is a mass start event where riders test their skills on the 40km course, and it’s held in conjunction with the Pedal Away Prostate Cancer Race.
Contact information: Nancy Waddell, phone 302-545-4146 (before 6pm), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who are just looking for a group to ride with, there are two rides that start in the Dover area. These rides are not part of the Delaware Senior Olympics. You ride at your own risk. There are no fees – just a group of cyclists who ride together. For detailed information, stop by the location and meet the other riders.
1. Usually Every Tuesday – 5 or 5:30pm – meet at the Wyoming Park (Wyoming, DE) parking lot – it is a small park so it should be easy to find the group.
2. Usually Every Saturday – 9am – meet at the Green Tree Shopping Center (Route 8 & Independence Blvd), Dover – around the Hardee’s parking lot.