Volunteer of the Year – Fergus Tanaka
Congratulations to Fergus Tanaka for being selected as our, 2014 Volunteer of the Year. Here’s what our community submitted:
“Fergus has not only become a Supervisor, which he leads the Beginner Saturday session, but has also promoted a number of races this year. The reason why I think he deserves to be the Volunteer of the Year, is he stepped up to own the rental bike fleet. In a very short time, has transformed a system, documenting each bike’s status and has made repairs on all bicycles.”
“I’d like to nominate Fergus for V of Year. He renovated our rental fleet, promoted many events, and supervised Saturday sessions.”
“Gave everything he could to promote races this year even became a new supervisor! Promoted Wednesday’s Friday’s and additional weekends when needed!”
2015 NCVA Board
Peter Bohl, Bob Cronin, Bess Hernandez-Jones, Michael Hernandez, Patrick Miller, Lee Povey, Jonathan Racine, Dan Smith, and Sarah Trent.
2015 elected officers were nominated and voted in as follows:
Jonathan Racine – President
Michael Hernandez – Vice-president
Patrick Miller – Treasurer
Bess Hernandez-Jones – Secretary
Winter Training Series
We have some fun winter training sessions added to the calendar and hope to see your there! We may be adding in a winter race day to blow out the cobwebs, as well!
· 11/29, 12/14: neuromuscular adaptation sessions and bonus Madison Exchange Drills at the end of the session!
· 11/30: Timed Event Training Day – get in some speed work, starts, and we end with open track and bike fit consultations.
NCNCA New Official of the Year – Matt Martinez
This year, the NCNCA Officials Committee has selected three well-deserving individuals for recognition as Officials of the Year. Unlike in prior seasons when there was only one person honored, it was felt that special recognition should also be given to a new official and to a motor official.
Our New Official of the Year is Matt Martinez.
Our Motor Official of the Year is Ken Kimari.
Our Official of the Year is Eve Ben-Ora.
All three of these folks have consistently demonstrated motivation and talent above and beyond the normally high standards for officials of their experience. We are honored to have their services in Northern California.
Congratulations to Eve, Matt and Ken.
Officials’ Committee Chair
Matt, has been leading the Saturday Beginner session for more than a decade, he’s a Hellyer Supervisor, racer, promoter, and a most awesome volunteer. We are all very proud to learn of his latest acknowledgement. Thanks Matt for everything!
Championships – Top 3
Be set to be amazed! Here’s the list of our 92 Hellyer cyclists who claimed the Top 3 spots at this year’s: Jr State Championships, Jr Nationals Championships, Elite State Championships, Elite Nationals Championships, Masters State Championships, Masters Nationals Championships.
Thank You – Wednesday Night Promoters
Fergus Tanaka / King Kog (4), Jay Parkhill / Roaring Mouse (3), John Simmons (2), Eliot Logan / Metromint (2), Greg Tsutaoka & the Lange Twins (2), Perry Wong / SJBC, Michael Hernandez, Daryl Hemenway & Performance Cycle Coaching, Jeromy Cottell & Specialized, Chris Rippey & Roaring Mouse, Patrick “Tree” Miller & Jonathan Racine
Hellyerville Crew @ Masters Nationals