Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dave Delperdang's Lifetime Achievement Award

On October 8, 2010, Dave Delperdang received the first North Iowa Spin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to cycling in our area. Dave has been a leader for many years, both as a racer and as a race organizer. He is the current president of North Iowa Spin and a past president of North Iowa Touring Club (1986-1988), as well as being on both boards for quite a number of years. Dave was also a United States Cycling Federation official for several years during the 1990s.

Among races that Dave organized are the Miller TT series (held for 2 or 3 years in the mid to late ’80s), North Iowa Road Race (Mason City, 1988-90), Band Fest Crit (1991), and the North Iowa TT series (1991-93). He was also involved in organizing the Taste & Tour of North Iowa Stage Race, Clear Lake USCF TT series, and Bicycle, Blues & BBQ races.

Success has also been Dave’s in many races. Some of these are Iowa Games (advanced rider category - 4 gold, 3 silver, & 2 bronze); USCF Iowa State Championships (Masters 40+ 40K TT – Gold, Masters 40+ Crit – Bronze, Masters 50+ Gravel Road – Bronze); Lake Race (age category 1st place – ’93, ’94, ’95, ’96; overall wins – ’94 & ’95); Dusey Days Road Race (overall wins – ’90, ’91 & ’92); Health Link Hustle Road Race (Forest City) (overall wins – ’94 & ’95); North Iowa TT series (2nd overall and 1st place age category - ’91,’92 & ’93); Spam Race (1st place age category – 1998); Hickory Hills Mountain Bike Race (1st place); and Bicycle, Blues & BBQ (2008 crit – 2nd place Masters 50+, 2009 crit – 3nd place Masters 50+.

In recognition of Dave’s contributions, he was presented a Scott cyclocross bike with ‘cross specific tubular wheels. Russell Rayburn of Lakeside Cyclery and Matt Curtis of Wayne’s Ski and Cycle were instrumental in making that bike happen. With his new bike, Dave has enjoyed success in ‘cross races this fall and has enjoyed riding gravel with Spin teammates.

Congratulations, Dave! You deserve it.

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