For the 500+ of you that attended the Landmine Classic this past weekend you probably heard the news that Chris and Jill Logan are retiring the Root66 Race Series. Chris and Jill have spent years and countless hours of their time building and contributing to NEMTB culture. Many of us have made memories and built friendships at their events over the years. We would like to thank them for all of the sweat equity they have poured into New England cycling and we wish them the best of luck in all their future endeavors.
THANK YOU CHRIS AND JILL!!!
Some of you might be a bit concerned about what their departure might mean for MTB racing in 2018. Members of the BOD at EFTA have been discussing trying to organize a “Promoter’s Summit” of sorts to try and coordinate all of the stakeholders and try to prevent the schedule vacuum created by Root66’s absence from devolving into chaos. NEMTB could benefit from a bit more coordination in our scheduling efforts heading into the Summer race season and that need has never been greater now that we no longer have Chris and Jill providing their guidance to so many of our local New England promoters.
We have already reached out to Kenda Cup Series organizers to start bouncing ideas around. The plan is to try and get interested parties together for a few hours with the primary goal of creating a Master Event Calendar of sorts with as few conflicts as possible. This isn’t a master EFTA calendar this is a master NEMTB calendar. We aren’t trying to take the scene over, just keep it on the right track. We don’t have all of the details yet but we wanted to let folks know that plans are in the works. If you would be interested in being involved with this effort and you would like your event to have its best chance at having its own weekend; reach out on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook or use our Contact Page to get in touch with us.
As our plans solidify we will be updating our site here as well as using our social streams to keep people in the loop.