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With a large turnout, almost double last year’s, CRCA members celebrated at the end of season party at Slainte on Dec. 2. Awards were presented to the many club champions and a raffle capped off the evening.

The inestimable Dan Schmaltz presided over the evening’s proceedings.

The Club Champions for 2009 are
Men’s Road – Joshua Alexander
Women’s Road – Ann Marie Miller
Master’s 40+ Road – David Taylor
Master’s 50+ Road – Doug O’Neill
Men’s Team Cup – Foundation
Women’s Team Cup – Comedy Central
B Team Challenge – Foundation
Track – Colin Prensky
Men’s Cyclocross – Alejandro Guzman
Women’s Cyclocross – Martha Bush
Men’s ITT Champion – Lisban Quintero
Women’s ITT Champion – Ann Marie Miller
Master’s 40+ ITT Champion – Ken Harris
Master’s 50+ ITT Champion – Bob Guatelli
B Road Champion – Leszek Sniadowski

With Jim Boyd observing, Dan presented this year’s Jim Boyd Awards. The Jim Boyd Awards go to the rider’s with the most points in the season long club racing series. Jim was key in running the club, succeeding Lou Maltese, from the mid 1980’s until 2003. He served as president, communications director, secretary and race director. While no longer racing, Jim can be seen daily riding in Central Park or up 9W.

Men’s Jim Boyd Award – Lisban Quintero
Women’s Jim Boys Award – Ann Marie Miller
B Jim Boyd Award – Steve Marmo

Special awards of recognition for outstanding performance in open races were given to Evelyn Stevens, David Taylor, Peter Hurst, Fabienne Gerard and Xiefue Fan.

Some great prizes were raffled off. We are very grateful to those who donated the prizes. Blue Ribbon Restaurants, Ilan Bacharach and John Hamann of iBike, Luca Marcato of Cavatappo, Jan Pivoda of Sportique, Gabe Lloyd of Echappe, Steven LeBoyer and Jay Tarrant of Sid’s Bikes, Vinny Vicari of Mariella Pizza, Tracy Wargo of Chomper Body and Cecelia Pleva for the Peanut Butter & Company peanut butter.

Enjoy the holidays but get ready for 2010. Season starts on March 6 only 3 months away.

photos by Marco Quezado

Mike Green