While using the same 14 mile loop in Harriman State Park, but with an uphill finish, this year’s Nancy Morgenstern Memorial offers new challenges. The road season is indeed not done as we encounter the most beautiful racing weather of the season.
The race will stage and start at Lake Sebago and finish at the top of the first hill on Lake Welch after the Sebago turn-around. To longtime club members this is the “old feedzone.”
The excitement of a different type race on the tough Harriman loop should get the blood flowing for even the most pooped out GMSR vets. Registration is open until Thursday at 3pm.
All winners receive the Nancy Morgenstern Memorial jersey, pictured above, designed by Robin Read and provided courtesy of Champion System.
The Nancy Morgenstern Memorial is named for CRCA member Nancy Morgenstern, a victim of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Nancy was a dedicated CRCA club member and racer, and very passionate about cycling. On September 10, 2000, she placed second in the wonen’s Cat 4 race at Bear Mountain. On September 8,2001, she placed eighth in the CRCA women’s race in Central Park. She regularly competed in Central Park, where she often trained, but she especially loved the Bear Mountain course. Her parents are greatly appreciative of the race and provide water bottles for all entries and a special engraved bowl for the winner of the Women’s race.
Besides the Nancy Morgenstern race this weekend, we have a club race on Saturday. Being the day before the Bear Mtn event, the race will be a scratch race instead of the previously scheduled points race.