Scottish Ultramarathon Series Sat, 21 May 2022 13:52:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Scottish Ultramarathon Series 32 32 Preakness Stakes 2022 odds, best betting strategy, cheat sheet: Expert who passed prep races posts picks Sat, 21 May 2022 13:52:20 +0000

A near-full crowd is expected to be in attendance for the first time in three years when the 2022 Preakness Stakes take place at Pimlico Racecourse on Saturday. Two years ago, Pimlico officially didn’t allow any fans for the race to run in October due to COVID-19. Last year, the track peaked at 10,000 spectators. This year, the Preakness could approach the pre-pandemic crowd of 131,256 in 2019. Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter is the morning line favorite 6-5 in the 2022 Preakness Stakes odds. Wood Memorial runner-up, Early Voting , is the 7-2 second pick in the 13-horse field of the 2022 Preakness Stakes, while Kentucky Oaks heroine Secret Oath is 9-2. The Preakness 2022 release time is 7:01 PM ET. Given the shocking Kentucky Derby results, you’ll want to see what racing insider and Beyer Speed ​​Figure maker Bob Weir has to say before making any picks for the 2022 Preakness Stakes.

A Saratoga Springs-based racing insider and Beyer Speed ​​Figure maker, Weir has twice qualified for the prestigious National Horseplayers Championship in Las Vegas. He’s produced several five-figure days at the track over the years, including a $60,000 Pick 6 at Del Mar in 2014. Last year, he was on fire. He reached the exacta in the Sam F. Davis Stakes, Tampa Bay Derby and Peter Pan Stakes, the trifecta in the Risen Star Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes and Pennsylvania Derby and the superfecta in the Belmont Stakes.

This year he has been fiery in the Triple Crown prep races, achieving superfecta in the Blue Grass Stakes, trifecta in the Louisiana Derby and exactas in the Fountain of Youth Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby. He also achieved the Pegasus World Cup trifecta and multiple Pick 4s, among other scores. Everyone who followed him is upstairs.

Now he’s handicapped the 2022 Preakness Stakes lineup, making his picks and building his bets. He’s just sharing them here.

Top Preakness Stakes 2022 Expert Predictions

A surprise: Weir is playing against Secret Oath, winners of the Kentucky Oaks, even though she is a favorite in the 2022 Preakness Stakes at 9-2 and drew the No. 4 post. The third pick on the morning line, Secret Oath has won four of his last five starts. She is coming off a career-defining victory, a two-length victory at the Kentucky Oaks.

However, she didn’t do well the last time she challenged the Colts, finishing third in the Arkansas Derby behind Cyberknife and Barber Road, who finished 18th and 6th respectively in the Kentucky Derby. “She’s been running nonstop since October and hasn’t produced speed numbers that prove she can win in a place like this,” Weir told SportsLine. Secret Oath appears in very few of Weir’s 2022 Preakness Stakes bets.

How to make picks for Preakness Stakes 2022

Weir’s first choice in the Preakness is a horse that has attracted an extremely favorable position. Weir is also high on a long shot and a “late bloomer” with plenty of speed. Weir includes these horses in his 2022 Preakness Stakes bets, and so should you. He shares horses to support only at SportsLine.

So who wins the Preakness Stakes? Which long shot is a must-back? And how did Weir build his bets? Check out the 2022 Preakness odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Weir’s picks for the Preakness Stakes, all from the expert who made it through this year’s prep races.

2022 Preakness Stakes odds, field, draw, contenders, lineup

Briefs: Arbor Day in Aspen postponed; intersection closure and trail delays next week Sat, 21 May 2022 03:12:00 +0000

Arbor Day event canceled

The City of Aspen Arbor Day festivities scheduled for Saturday at Paepcke Park have been postponed to a later date due to snow and cold temperatures. Saturday’s event was to include tree giveaways and family activities.

Aspen intersection closing next week

The intersection of Spring Street and Cooper Avenue in Aspen will be closed for five days Monday through Friday next week.

The closure of the intersection is necessary for the new asphalt pavement, according to a press release from the city of Aspen. Buses will be diverted and traffic diversions will be posted. Pedestrian access to businesses on this block will be open.

The Spring and Cooper intersection was identified as the second most accident-prone place downtown in a 2019 study and was later targeted for safety improvements in Aspen’s Cycling Pedestrian Master Plan, which describes the community’s desire to create a walkable, bike-friendly city. The objectives of the project are to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety by increasing visibility and reducing pedestrian exposure time at the crosswalk.

For more information on the project and timeline, visit the project webpage at

Delays on Rio Grande Trail next week

Aspen Tree Service will remove dangerous trees from the Rio Grande Trail between Stein Park and Shale Bluffs next week. Crews will work from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The trail will remain open, but users should expect delays.

Loveland Parks and Recreation Announces Kids to Parks Summer Booklet – Loveland Reporter-Herald Fri, 20 May 2022 21:40:37 +0000

If your family’s summer plans include outdoor adventures but not a generous travel budget, let the City of Loveland Parks and Recreation Department guide you to the many free activities and events coming soon to a park near you. from your place.

The department is releasing the 2022 Kids to Parks Adventure Book on Saturday, an activity booklet that challenges families to explore Loveland’s parks and open spaces in June, July and August.

“I’m so excited to be back to normal and to have the opportunity to do all the fun things that we have,” said Kerry Helke, senior recreation coordinator for Loveland Parks and Recreation. “And I’m really excited about Kidchella, the new event at the end of the summer where people can turn in their books and get their prize.”

The book is published in time to celebrate Kids to Parks Day, an annual ‘play day’ organized by the National Park Trust to encourage children and families to get out and visit public lands. On May 17, the Loveland City Council offered its support for the occasion by issuing a proclamation naming Saturday Kids to Parks Day in Loveland and urging residents to find recreation at a local, state, or national park.

The city’s “Kids to Parks Adventure Book” keeps the party going all summer long.

The colorful 16-page booklet features games, puzzles and scavenger hunts that explore Loveland’s history and natural environment, plus drawing and coloring pages that encourage participants to express their appreciation for public spaces of Loveland through art.

The booklet also includes details of the long list of free family events taking place at Loveland Parks this summer, which include “a bit of something for everyone,” Helke said.

Among his favorites is Movies in the Park, a rotating outdoor movie night that kicks off June 3 with “Onward” at Foote Lagoon. Other screenings include “Happy Gilmore” at Mariana Butte Golf Course on July 15 and “Pirates of the Caribbean” for movie night at the Winona Outdoor Pool on July 23.

“We try to create fun activities themed around each of the movies,” Helke said. “It’s always fun for me to create these little extras and add-ons and not just have the movie.”

Helke also noted that there are other “kid-friendly” events at Fairgrounds Park Farmer’s Market in 2022, including Children’s Day in July, Watermelon Daze in August and Honey Festival in September.

“It’s about bringing in people who might not be familiar with the farmers market,” she said. “The Honey Party was a huge success in 2019, the first year we did it, and we brought people from all over the region.”

The city will also hold its annual 4th of July celebration at North Lake Park. Festivities include a kids’ zone, bike parade, cornhole tournament, and live music, plus fireworks after dark.

Participants can earn stickers or stamps for completing activities or for attending events.

On August 20, stamped booklets can be redeemed for a prize at Kidchella, a children’s music and arts festival.

“We’re going to have musicians and all kinds of cool stuff on stage, and opportunities for kids to do little arts and crafts projects, and carnival games,” she said. “It’s really just an afternoon to celebrate the kids and have fun.”

Parks and Recreation staff will distribute the Kids to Parks 2022 Adventure Book during the 3D/Aspire Kite Festival at Loveland Sports Park (weather permitting). Copies will also be available at the Chilson Leisure Center and other locations across the city from Monday. For specific locations, answer keys and more, please visit Recreation/events/kids-to-parks-day.

Time is running out as appeals court grapples with how to handle Florida’s congressional card Fri, 20 May 2022 14:31:25 +0000

Govt. Ron DeSantis signed on a new congress map less than a month ago. A circuit court judge this month order a replacement card is used instead. With candidates weeks away from qualifying, what mapping should election officials use?

Briefs filed in appeals court deal with scheduling issues and rapidly approaching deadlines as they argue over the DeSantis card and the one submitted by the Harvard professor Stephen Ansolabeici. Meanwhile, the midterms draw ever closer as an appeals court weighs what should happen next in Florida’s redistricting process.

Attorneys for the Secretary of State Byrd cord want a stay on Leon Circuit Judge by Layne Smith ordinance replacing the Congress card. Lawyer Mohammad Jazil argued that election supervisors have limited time to prepare for an Aug. 23 primary. He also argued the map (P0109) approved by the legislator in special session then signed went through a proper and legal process, so officials should use it to govern elections this year.

“The Florida Legislature was required to adopt the map adopted this year due to the decennial census,” Jazil wrote. “Indeed, redistricting laws are different from other legislation in that they must be updated after each decennial census.”

But lawyers for Black Voters Matter and other plaintiffs challenging the map have argued the process has proven particularly flawed this year. They also therefore the extended time should not be used to justify the use of a card already judged by the circuit court for violate the constitution of the state.

“The trial court also found that a plan that preserved the ability of black voters to elect the candidate of their choice in North Florida would be workable for Florida supervisors because it would only affect a handful of counties and could be implemented quickly and without significant administrative difficulties,” reads a brief filed by plaintiff’s attorney. Frederick Wermuth.

The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit claiming that the DeSantis map set violates the Fair Districts Amendment to the Florida Constitution. But with the Midterms so close, they asked Smith to issue an injunction on the map that only affected North Florida.

The Ansolabehere map submitted by plaintiffs and favored by Smith preserves Florida’s 5th congressional district in a configuration similar to the last three election cycles and identical to a map approved by the Legislature but vetoed by DeSantis earlier this year. This leads to changes in neighboring neighborhoods.

DeSantis argued earlier this year that the composition of CD 5, introduced by the Florida Supreme Court in 2015, was wrongly drawn with race as the motivating factor. State attorneys argue that such a setup intentionally favors Democrats in violation of the Fair Districts Amendment and violates the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution.

But this year’s election schedule provides the greatest pressure on immediate decisions. The appeals court this week asked for briefs dealing specifically with the impact of using either card on the election status quo.


State attorneys and plaintiffs challenging the DeSantis map noted that Florida cannot simply use the same map as in previous election cycles. Due to the population growth documented in the 2020 census, Florida won one seat in Congress, so the two maps in question divide Florida into 28 districts instead of 27. Additionally, the most recent census data Maps show that the old districts are ill-distributed, meaning their populations differ significantly, while the two new maps balance districts at the same population within a single person.

In a separate court case, a Polk County election supervisor argued that the maps absolutely had to be in place by May 13, a date that has since passed, for officials to properly run the elections. However, the replacement map would not impact this Central Florida county.

The plaintiffs challenging the map note that the state has already ordered election supervisors in North Florida to prepare for the election in the event either map is enacted.

“As the trial court observed and the secretary acknowledged, election supervisors are capable of preparing for both eventualities,” Wermuth wrote. “There is no need for this Court to prevent them from doing so.”

State Department attorneys argue that the state should default to the map signed by the governor in April as the status quo, while plaintiffs argue that a map that preserves CD 5 would be most familiar to voters.

Smith ordered the replacement be used and overturned an automatic stay of his decision that went into effect when the state appealed the ruling. This means that the appeals judges must act to have the DeSantis card reinstated. Either way, the case is likely headed to the Florida Supreme Court regardless of the decision, and plaintiffs challenging the map have suggested in writing that the 1st District Court of Appeals should simply certify the Smith’s decision and forward it promptly to the High Court.

Meanwhile, the toughest deadline surrounding the election comes in mid-June. Candidate qualification begins June 13 and ends June 17 at noon. At this point, any candidate running for Congress, including incumbents, must have papers and certified as to where they intend to run this year.

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Vidakovich Chronicle: Running With A Tough Crowd Thu, 19 May 2022 19:54:22 +0000

Mike Vidakovitch

As I write this I know they are out there on the roads running, training. As soon as I stop typing this, I better get out there and run a few miles. The need to try to follow is always there. The 60-69 age groups are a tough crowd to handle.

I started running long distances in early August 1980. I would run around the track at Glenwood High School four times after a night of basketball in the gym. Most nights I rode the mile with Jim Richmond, and we ran our first of many races together about a month later on a Friday night in Aspen. It was a 10K called “Take the Money and Run” and we both ran in our high top basketball shoes with times of around 40 minutes. Not bad for a couple newbies who had no idea how difficult the 6.2 miles at 8,000 feet was or what kind of pace was needed for a respectable time.

A few weeks later, I bought my first pair of official athlete’s foot running shoes in Grand Junction. They were the top-of-the-line Nikes, with soles that looked like a giant waffle iron that protruded from either side and back. I think I paid $39 for them. My how times have changed.

Since that Friday night in Aspen, I’ve probably done about 500 races of varying distances ranging from 1 mile to 15 miles. I have never attempted a marathon or even wanted to do one. I will one day retire from running races without the mystical 26.2 miles as part of my resume.

In the early years, it was difficult for me to place in most races run in the 20-29, 30-39 or 40-49 age brackets. There were some tough cross-country runners in the area and it was usually the case that I was outside when the top three runners in my age category were announced at the post-race awards ceremony . It was even a major chore back then to follow Paul Driskill and Bob Willey, two running legends who were much older than me and way out of my age group.

I mistakenly thought that once I got a little older and landed in the alumni divisions, I would start to see a few more ribbons and medals for my efforts. But racing now at 61 has proven to be a little tougher and getting into races requires as much preparation and focus as it did decades ago. I guess I have to admit that the job I did could be much better. Running just 10-12 miles a week with no speed work on the track leaves me looking at the back of a lot of running shoes in races.

With the likes of Brad Palmer, Bob Dubois, John Stroud and Ron Lund, the prospect of me walking away from local 5K with any hardware gets really grim. If you add people who don’t race a lot but are talented runners like Richmond, Rick Chavez, Charlie Wertheim and Dennis Webb, I’m faced with the challenge among the over-60s.

That being said, I don’t believe I’ve ever been in a race where the main goal was to finish in my age group or in the top 10 or 20 overall. It’s nice when those milestones are achieved, but I’ve always derived the greatest satisfaction from running knowing that I’m out many mornings to put in the miles in beautiful surroundings, and that I’m running as hard as I can in the races, the competitions especially against myself and the clock. It’s always interesting to see how I react when fatigue sets in, and taking one step closer to the finish line is like pushing the proverbial rock up the hill. It is important, however, to keep going no matter how you feel. It also comes into play in most avenues of life.

It’s always good to see all those I mentioned above at the local races. I could give many more names in different age groups that can be counted on to show up at most running events in the area. It’s a society of long-distance runners who share a bond that many people wouldn’t begin to understand unless you’ve spent some time on the roads and alone with your thoughts.

The races will continue and the competition too. Maybe if I’m still around for race times in the 70+ age group, I’ll start to hit my stride. Of course, at that age, I’ll probably be satisfied if my own stride doesn’t trip me up and I don’t slip on the sidewalk.

If I go down for the count, I’ll get up and make it to the finish line anyway. You can bet on it. I have to keep trying to run with this tough crowd until my legs run out of steps forever.

Hailing from Glenwood Springs, Mike Vidakovich is a freelance sports journalist, teacher and youth sports coach. His column occasionally appears in the Post Independent and on

Bendura and Campbell shine at National Collegiate Track Race Championship Thu, 19 May 2022 14:28:18 +0000

Athens, Ohio— richmond long distance runner Jordan Bendura finished second and teammate noah campbell took sixth place at the National Collegiate Running Championships in Athens, Ohio, earlier this month. Held as part of the Thunderbunny 11K at Strouds Run State Park, Bendura capped off a successful year by earning Collegiate Running Association All-America honors with her top five.

Founded by the Head Coach of the Richmond Men’s Cross Country Team Steve Taylor and Associate Athletics Head Coach Jon Molz in 2013, the Collegiate Running Association hosts its national championship 11k run as part of the event and awards NCAA-sanctioned cash prizes to the top three men and women who are currently enrolled in at least one varsity class.

Runners from across the country faced rain-soaked trails and dark skies with nighttime temperatures in the upper 60s throughout the 6.8-mile course. The race opened with a mild 4:50 mile out of the leaders on a tarmac road before heading into the forest where they would race on a single track.

And it was a battle.

After nearly seven miles of aggressive trail racing, Ohio University’s Josh Park emerged victorious while Bendura and another Ohio Bobcat, Tony Tonkovich, traded blows throughout the tough course, swapping places for each other’s heads throughout.

Coming off the wet trail, Bendura took the lead with 250 yards to go, but Tonkovich caught the rising Junior Spider and the rest of the race was an all-out sprint to earn the Nationals runner-up title. .

Neck and neck on the finish line, the pair leaned over where Bendura (44:37.135) edged Tonkovich (4:37.144) by just nine thousandths of a second. Campbell moved up to sixth place to round out the top college finishers.

It was a great year for Bendura who set personal bests in every distance he ran this year. He was also a member of the 2020 Spiders Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championship team. He recently finished fourth in the 2022 Collegiate 10K National Road Race Championships at the Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond on April 23.

In his freshman year, Campbell represented the United States at the 2018 Sky World Youth Running Championships in Fonte Cerreto, L’Aquila, Italy and in his sophomore year won first-team All-Conference in helping the Spiders win the 2020 Atlantic 10 Conference Cross Country Championships.

Office of Outdoor Recreation awards $11 million for outdoor recreation projects in Utah Wed, 18 May 2022 17:15:43 +0000

Salt Lake City – The Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) recently announced the largest grant funding yet from the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant (UORG) program.

The bureau will award $11 million in matching grants to 85 outdoor recreation projects in Utah, totaling more than $90 million in project value – a 9:1 investment in state dollars. The UORG receives funding from the state’s Transitional Chambers Tax, and in 2022 the Utah Legislature supplemented the grant fund with additional one-time funding of $5 million.

“Outdoor recreation is a major contributor to Utah’s high quality of life. It’s great to see outdoor recreation as a priority for leaders at the state level and in our local communities,” said Pitt Grewe, Director of the Division of Outdoor Recreation. “It is a privilege to support communities wishing to invest in outdoor recreation infrastructure.

This year, 23 of Utah’s 29 counties received project funding, and 26 counties have received funding since the grant began in 2015. More than half of this year’s outdoor recreation grant funding goes to rural Utah counties. Since the grant’s inception in 2015, more than 60% of grant funding has gone to rural Utah.

“With funding from strategic partners like the UORG, Helper City will be able to create better access to the Price River, improve safety and return the river to its most natural state,” the mayor said. of Helper City, Lenise Peterman. Helper City received a $500,000 grant during this year’s round. “The river restoration project serves as a key anchor as we shift our economic position by maximizing our natural resources while enhancing recreational use for fishing, tubing, kayaking and swimming.”

Since 2015, the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant has awarded more than $34.7 million to 399 projects to build or restore outdoor recreation infrastructure in Utah. In addition to funding new recreational infrastructure, the grants fund rehabilitation projects for existing infrastructure. Funds are also used to create permanent infrastructure projects that support nature-based STEM learning or outdoor recreation skill development for K-12 youth. This year, 16 projects received $1.5 million for restoration work and nearly $100,000 for outdoor classrooms was awarded to 10 outdoor classroom projects.

In addition to infrastructure for water recreation, snowmobiling, rock climbing and other recreational activities, this year’s grant will help restore nearly 170 miles of existing multi-use trails and build approximately 200 miles of multi-use trails. Bountiful City, which received $500,000, will use the funds to massively expand its trail network.

“Bountiful’s new trail system will more than double the number of multi-use trail miles in the region and seamlessly integrate with the expansion of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to make the southern foothills of Davis County one of popular destination locations for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and ATV use along the Wasatch Front,” according to the Bountiful Trails Advisory Board.

“This is an exciting time for recreation in Utah. Not only are more and more people enjoying our beautiful public lands, but with the creation of the new Outdoor Recreation Division and the Outdoor Adventure Commission, Utah is leading the way in how we invest in, support and plan for one of our greatest resources, access to our natural spaces,” says Grewe. “Utah continues to be the national leader in prioritizing outdoor recreation and access to nature.”

Home to the nation’s first Office of Outdoor Recreation, recent legislation expands the roles and scope of the Utah Office by merging the Recreation Division and Office of Outdoor Recreation into a single entity – the Recreation Division outdoors – which will exist in the Department of Natural Resources. The legislature created the Outdoor Adventure Infrastructure Restricted Account and this merger in its 2022 session. This new account will collect 1% of sales and use the tax to build new outdoor recreation infrastructure and upgrade upgrade or replace existing recreational infrastructure.

“Utah is an incredible place to live and visit, in large part because of the natural spaces and opportunities for outdoor recreation. Investing in these places delivers benefits almost immediately while allowing communities to dream big through multi-year, phased project funding,” said Brian Steed, executive director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources. “We are delighted to welcome the Office of Outdoor Recreation to the Department of Natural Resources. It’s a great time for recreation in this state, and we look forward to improving how we support Utah’s land, economy, and communities through the new Outdoor Recreation Division. .

To learn more about the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant, visit

Here is a complete list of 2022 grant recipients.

Please see photos of grant projects here.

About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

Under the direction of Governor Spencer J. Cox, the Governor of Utah’s Office of Economic Opportunity (Go Utah) provides resources and support for starting, growing, and recruiting businesses. It also leads to an increase in tourism, film production, outdoor recreation, and mixed martial arts in Utah. Using state resources and contracts with the private sector, the bureau administers programs in economic areas that present the greatest development potential and opportunity for Utahans.

Time is running out on the ‘only chance’ for a climate bill Wed, 18 May 2022 10:11:23 +0000

The House passed this budget reconciliation bill, an approximately $2 trillion climate and social policy bill, in November. But the bill, which all 50 Republicans and two Democrats in the chamber oppose, languishes in the Senate.

Without it or equally ambitious federal legislation, the United States, responsible for most of the carbon pollution of any country, will miss its goal of halving emissions by 2030 and eliminating them by 2030. by 2050, according to experts.

While the Republicans and senses. Joe Manchin III, DW.Va., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Arizona, oppose the bill, senators are advancing in preliminary discussions on a separate climate and energy bill, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, DR.I., said last week at an event hosted by Ceres, a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization.

This bill includes measures to accelerate the authorization of offshore wind energy, expand tax incentives for low-carbon energy sources, collect a charge on methane emissions and impose a tariff on goods energy-intensive such as steel, cement, fossil fuels and petrochemicals.

The text of the bill should be ready within weeks, said Whitehouse, who outlined pathways for reconciliation legislation and a separate climate bill.

Royal Enfield BTR road racing season begins at VIR – Roadracing World Magazine Tue, 17 May 2022 18:23:23 +0000


Fifteen women ready for 2022 BUILD. TRAIN. RACE. opening round this weekend at Virginia International Raceway.

Milwaukee, WI (Tuesday, May 17, 2022) – Female racers and female builders reach new heights in road racing in 2022, where the groundbreaking Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. (BTR) is gearing up to kick off the biggest season yet. Fifteen women from across the country from different age groups and backgrounds will come together for the six-round exhibition series, starting this weekend, May 20-22, at the MotoAmerica venue at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia.

“It’s been a pivotal year for Build. Train. Race,” said Breeann Poland, Marketing and Communications Manager – Royal Enfield Americas. of the industry. And this year, everything is twice as big – our field of riders, our schedule and our presence in the MotoAmerica paddock. We’re really going to wow people with a full roster of riders of all experience levels. Among our new and old riders we can already see that the level of competition has increased and these ladies are going to put on a great show this season.

From the excruciating process of selecting participants over the winter, including new and returning runners, the BTR crew has helped every woman in the “Build” phase of the program. Generous sponsorship comes from Parts Unlimited, S&S Cycle, Harris Performance, Dunlop, Maxima Racing Oils, BOXO USA, Öhlins USA Suspension and Arai Helmets.

Each of the 15 participants received a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 motorcycle which they spent three months designing and building. The “Train” phase included a recent practice session at Barber Motorsports Park with Sportbike Track Time, where the women of the BTR Road Race all hit the track together for the first time. With the guidance and mentorship of Melissa Paris, the riders were able to dial in their Continental GT 650 bikes, and the whole peloton demonstrated that they were ready to race.

Each BTR entrant designs and builds their own unique racing bike from a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650. Photo by Jen Muecke, courtesy of Royal Enfield.

“It was so nice to meet all my new teammates and see the returning ladies who have become close friends,” said Trisha Dahl (31, Minneapolis, Minnesota). “I’m proud of the speed at which I’ve progressed, but this new generation of ladies has a lot more experience, and it shows. Our first race is fast approaching and the competition will be fierce, but we are all coming together as a team to represent Royal Enfield North America, and it will be a great sight when we all line up on this grid for the first time this season.”

For new entrants like Jessica Martin (38, Savannah, GA), the next VIR race is just around the corner. “The first round seemed so far away, now it’s here and I’m overwhelmed with emotions,” Martin said. “The Build and Train games were very encouraging and inspiring. You could say that I believe in myself more than ever. The camaraderie within the team is what stands out the most. We are here to help each other achieve our goals, while being competitive. It’s very amazing, intense and enlightening. And now, let’s go!”

Above all, the Build. Train. Race. The paddock provides an atmosphere of support and encouragement for riders, nurturing talent and inspiring new and veteran riders alike to take to the track. In a hotbed of national-level competition, the inviting nature of BTR continues to draw the attention of fans, industry and sponsors to the unique concept, which is now in its second year in the MotoAmerica FIM Championship. North American Road Race.

“We are very happy to see the return of the Royal Enfield Build. Train. Race. program at MotoAmerica for the 2022 season,” said MotoAmerica COO Chuck Aksland. “It’s an innovative program. From the application process, to the participants building their own race bikes in three months, through training, obtaining a license and then racing, it’s a lot of commitment on the part of the BTR women.

“Last year the program was a big hit with the fans. The bike builds were very creative and it was cool to see the personalities of the riders come out in the look and design of their Continental GT 650 bikes. Melissa Paris as a mentor means the women have the right person to go to for advice on how to hone their skills.Last year we could see the drivers improve race after race and with more than bikes on the grid this year, I’m sure the competition will reach another level and we can’t wait to watch the opening round next weekend at VIR.


Find the biographies of the 15 BTR Road Race women at the Build. Train. Race. website.

BTR Road Race List 2022

Kayla Theisler, 26, Milwaukee, Wis.

Michaela Trumbull, 29, Sheridan, Wyoming

Alyssa Bridges, 31, Orange County, CA

Trisha Dahl, 31, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bridgette LeBer, 29, Port Angeles, Washington

Ash Truxal, 31, Oakland, CA

Chloe Peterson, 31, Steger, Illinois

Cora Tennyson, 36, Brandenburg, Kentucky

Crystal Martinez, 34, Thousand Oaks, CA

Hannah Stockton, 23, Kansas City, Mo.

Jenny Chancellor, 46, Tumwater, Washington

Jessica Martin, 38, Savannah, Georgia

Kayleigh Buyck, 30, Sodus, NY

Nicole Paréso, 34, Carrolton, Ohio

Patty Paul, 57, Berrien Springs, Mich.


2022 Royal Enfield BTR road racing schedule

May 20-22 (Rnd 1) Virginia Int’l Raceway, Alton, VA

June 3-5 (Rnd 2) Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI

July 29-31 (Rnd 3) Brainerd Int’l Raceway, Brainerd, MN

August 19-21 (Rnd 4) Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex, Wampum, PA

September 9-11 (Rnd 5) New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ

September 23-25 ​​(Rnd 6) Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL
More information Moto America 2022


Building Royal Enfield 2022. Train. Race. programs (Road Race and Flat Track) are made possible thanks to the participation of our generous sponsors. Our continued thanks to all of our supporting companies behind BTR.

Construction 2022. Train. Race. Sponsors

Unlimited Coins

Harris Performance

H&S cycle


Maxima Racing Oils

United States

Suspension Ohlins USA

Arai Helmets

Ash Truxal launches the tire warmers at Sportbike Track Time in Barber.  Photo by Jen Muecke, courtesy of Royal Enfield.
Ash Truxal launches the tire warmers at Sportbike Track Time in Barber. Photo by Jen Muecke, courtesy of Royal Enfield.

Bridgette LeBer (21) passes by the side of the BTR Flat Track, where she raced the 2021 season. Photo by Jen Muecke, courtesy of Royal Enfield.
Bridgette LeBer (21) passes by the side of the BTR Flat Track, where she raced the 2021 season. Photo by Jen Muecke, courtesy of Royal Enfield.

BTR women are doing their own heartbreak in the paddock, as Kayleigh Buyck demonstrates.  Photo by Jen Muecke, courtesy of Royal Enfield.
BTR women are doing their own heartbreak in the paddock, as Kayleigh Buyck demonstrates. Photo by Jen Muecke, courtesy of Royal Enfield.

Jenny Chancellor (19) of Tumwater, Washington is among 10 new women joining the BTR Road Racing program for 2022. Photo by Jen Muecke, courtesy of Royal Enfield.
Jenny Chancellor (19) of Tumwater, Washington is among 10 new women joining the BTR Road Racing program for 2022. Photo by Jen Muecke, courtesy of Royal Enfield.

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Mount Everest is experiencing the best weather window in a decade Mon, 16 May 2022 23:24:33 +0000 Mount Everest climbers celebrate after more than a week of successful summit expeditions made possible by an unusually long stretch of good weather. A spokesman for Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism said Outside that approximately 450 mountaineers reached the highest point in the world between Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 15. According to Krishna …]]> “],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”>

Mount Everest climbers celebrate after more than a week of successful summit expeditions made possible by an unusually long stretch of good weather. A spokesman for Nepal’s Ministry of Tourism said Outside that approximately 450 mountaineers reached the highest point in the world between Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 15.

According to Krishna Manandhar, a Kathmandu-based senior meteorologist who specializes in forecasting expeditions across the Himalayas, the rare clear conditions could last a few more days. “This season has been extraordinary in terms of weather and wind speed,” he said. “In ten years of forecasting for shipments, this year has been by far the best.”

There were a number of notable climbs among the estimated 450 climbers to reach the highest point on the planet. British mountaineer Kenton Cool stood on top of the world on Sunday May 16 for the sixteenth time – the most of any non-Nepali mountaineer. On the same day, Austrian expedition leader Lucas Furtenbach managed to place 17 clients and 27 Sherpa guides on the summit just 16 days after the group’s departure from Kathmandu, a remarkably short window of time from the city to the summit. Furtenbach and his team used hypoxic tents for pre-acclimatization before arriving in Nepal. On Instagram, Furtenbach wrote: “I am convinced this is the future of Everest climbing.”

This season also saw its share of more obscure records, including the first person to play the bass trumpet at the top. 56-year-old South African paraglider Pierre Carter, who hopes to fly from the Seven Summits, became the first person to take off legally from the mountain when he took off from the South Col (26,000ft) on Sunday . On three occasions, paragliders have illegally flown from Everest, including Lhakpa Chhiri Sherpa and Sanu Babu Sunwar in 2011. The duo continued to hike and kayak on their own to sea level in the Bay of Bengal, earning them recognition as National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2012.

But what could define the 2022 Himalayan climbing season more than anything else is a deep field of strong female climbers setting multiple records.

Lhakpa Sherpa, a Connecticut resident of Nepalese descent, broke her own record for the most summits of Everest by a woman earlier this week when she landed her tenth successful ascent. Lhakpa is currently the subject of a feature documentary about his life and career as a mountaineer.

Norwegian mountaineer Kristin Harila took advantage of the favorable weather window to climb three peaks above 8,000 meters above sea level. She climbed Annapurna on April 28 then made consecutive trips to Dhaulagiri and Kanchenjunga over the next 17 days. The Norwegian mountaineer is trying to break the record for ascents of 14 8,000-meter peaks set in 2019 by Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja. His plan now is to climb Everest, Lhotse and Makalu before the current weather window closes.

Taiwan’s Tseng “Grace” Ko-Erh, 29, is also on her way to climbing the 14 highest peaks after completing ascents of Annapurna and Makalu this season. She climbed Annapurna without using supplemental oxygen, setting the record for the youngest woman to do so.

Kasturi Savekar, 20, from India, became the youngest person to ever climb Annapurna and then claimed a summit of Everest in two weeks. She said Outside that she also hopes to climb Lhotse this season.

British mountaineer Adriana Brownlee, 21, has an ambitious goal of climbing seven peaks over 8,000 meters to become the youngest of 14. She entered the season with ascents of Everest, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, and has already added Annapurna and Kanchenjunga to the list.

On May 12, 18-year-old Lucy Westlake became the youngest American to climb Everest. “My experience has been that [as a woman] you are judged immediately,” Westlake said Outside. “You are seen as if you are going to be the weakest member of the team. I hope seeing me in the mountains and seeing other women doing amazing things in the mountains will really change that perception and that stereotype,” she continued.

While the skies are clear at the summit of Everest, heavy cloud cover in the lower Khumbu valley has created an obstacle for the climbing teams. Once back at base camp, weary climbers were unable to board flights back to Kathmandu from the small Lukla airstrip. Several expeditions were delayed to return to the Nepalese capital by clover clouds. Groups are expected to arrive in town this week.