Monday, December 10, 2012

NISPIN Clothing Order Form

Click here for: 
NI SPIN Clothing Order Form

Champs Systems Clothing List

 Notes: 
- Please add $2.00 for any item ordered to cover shipping
- Orders must be received by February 4th.
- Anticipated delivery date of April 15th.
- Must complete order form with payment to be processed




Sunday, July 1, 2012

North Iowa Spin / E=MC2 Volunteer of the Month (June) - Earl Hill

Without Earl, North Iowa SPIN would be in shambles.  In a very quiet way, Earl makes it possible for the group to exist.  As treasurer, he keeps very accurate accounts of many different activities, such as indoor classes and Bicycle, Blues, and BBQ Festival. Earl has played a huge role in fundraising for the festival. He is also secretary/treasurer of North Iowa Touring Club, as well as editor of the NITC newsletter.  (He'd be willing to pass the latter job on to someone else!)

As an attorney, Earl's favorite trials are time trials.  He's an accomplished time trialist who has competed at the local, state, and national levels, having raced Elkhart, Iowa Games, and Senior Nationals several times.  Earl also leads some of the more interesting indoor classes, often with visual aids.  Now, we just need to get him an iPod.

When you see Earl next, please thank him for all he does for cycling in North Iowa.  He'll quietly say, "Thank you."


Friday, June 1, 2012

North Iowa Spin / E=MC2 Volunteer of the Month (May) - Carrie Berg

Carrie is our volunteer of the month for May 2012.  She has taken over leadership of the Stu Nevermann 4-Miler Run on Band Festival weekend and has help the event grow each year.  That's a lot of work, but Carrie makes it look so easy.  In addition, she started and led a new early morning indoor cycling series last winter.  It was held on weekday mornings at 5:30 AM opposite Mason City Masters Swim Club workouts.  This year, Carrie has volunteered to be in charge of the Saturday morning recreational rides for the Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival on July 7.  Lots of new plans are in the works for that morning to make the rides a lot more fun, including a farm stop, entertainment, swag, and much more.  She has even more ideas for 2013; it's hard to hold her back.  We love it!  On top of all this, she's a competitive athlete with marathon and Ironman events.  When you see Carrie next, please thank her for all she does for the active community of North Iowa.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Volunteers Needed...

Monson ans Sons Crit by NorthIowaSPIN
Monson ans Sons Crit, a photo by NorthIowaSPIN on Flickr.
New this year for volunteers:
+ Invite to the Friday night hospitality tent
+ Free t-shirt (please register by June 24)

The Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival is a completely volunteer run organization. These are people just like you who have a passion for cycling, blues music, and BBQ, or want to help improve the cycling amenities of North Iowa. But there are never enough of us, so we need your support.

There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities suitable to all preferences, ranging from easy sit-in-a-chair assignments to physically demanding tasks. You are sure to find a role that is perfect for yo

Sign up at:  VOLUNTEER 

Monday, April 30, 2012

NORTH IOWA SPIN/MC2 Volunteer of the Month:Barry Trump

For several years, Barry has organized cleanup of the B35 bike trail between Mason City and Clear Lake on or before Earth Day.  When you see Barry next, please say "Thank you!"

This year, Dwight Beavers and Barry picked up eight bags of trash.



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bicycle, Blues and BBQ - Website live!



Friday - July 6
Blues Festival Kickoff:
BillyLee Janey and Tinsley Ellis
BBQ Vendors

Saturday - July 7
Biking:
 - Family Fun Rides: 14/61 miles
 - Time Trial & Criterium
 - Free Kids Races

BBQ Vendors

Blues Festival:
The Jimmys and Corey Stevens

Sunday - July 8
Road Race
Awards Ceremony

Sunday, March 25, 2012

NORTH IOWA SPIN/MC2 Volunteer of the Month:Mark Koerber


Mark swept the last segment of the B35 bike trail on Sunday, March 25. Thanks, Mark!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sneak Peak: Bicycle, Blues & BBQ Festival

Bicycle, Blues & BBQ Festival
Sponsored by Monson and Sons Trucking

July 6,7 & 8, 2012

$12,000 Cash Prizes + $3,500 in Merchandise Prizes

Friday Night BBQ Festival Kickoff
Great Musical Talent sponsored by Dean Snyder Construction
Hospitality Beer Tent for Sponsors, Volunteers & pre-registered riders
Music Starts at 5:00pm

Omnium Format: Sponsored by Raymond James
Time Trial (11k) - Sat, July 7 8:00 am
+ Standard Road Bike only if competing in the Omnium
+ An open class for all speed machines

Criterium - Sat, July 7 11:30
+Iowa Crit Championship Event
+Kids Race
+SRAM Neutral Support

Road Race - Sunday, July 8
+ New Start/Finish line near Tourist Park, Clear Lake.
+ Awards
+ BBQ Feed

Note: This is a VERY busy time in Clear Lake and strongly advise you to book your rooms early.

These are the room blocks we have so far in Clear Lake
American Inn Hotel 112.9+tax
Microtel Inn 67.9+tax
Best Western 79+tax

http://members.clearlakeiowa.com/list/category/tourism-hotels

We will have the website and registration open on April 2, 2012

The crowds will be epic this year, guaranteed!

Tim Putnam
Mason City

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Spring Clothing Order for North Iowa Spin

A new clothing order will be submitted on February 17, so now it a good time to order clothing items for the spring and summer. The product list and order form will be posted on this site soon. Otherwise, contact John at the address below to have them emailed to you.

There are three options for submitting the order form and check.
1. Mail to John Johnson at 116 Lakeview Drive, MC 50401, by Feb. 16.
2. Drop of at re:Cycle, indoor cycling class, at 2599 South Federal during class times.
3. Drop off at Wayne's Ski & Cycle.

Please contact John at jljohnson@allstate.com with questions.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Early AM indoor cycling classes

North Iowa Spin will be offering a new series of indoor cycling classes. One hour classes will be held at 5:30 AM (yes, AM) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. Carrie Berg will be organizing the classes with the assistance of Kent Stevenson. The doors will be open at 5:15 AM for warm-up and wakeup. It will be a great way for all the early morning exercisers to balance their workouts with Mason City Masters Swim Club workouts on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Please contact Carrie at thebergs1@juno.com with any questions.