No Series in 2016

No Series in 2016



With a heavy heart I am sorry to say that I will not be holding a Series in 2016.

I’ve been thinking about this literally every day for the last few months, trying to justify holding the Series. I feel an obligation to the racing community, to all those that supported the Series through the years. At the same time there are things outside of racing that have come up and are making it impossible for me to commit the time and energy required to hold a good event.

The tipping point came recently when I had to choose whether to pay¬†a couple thousand dollars for insurance, workman’s comp, unemployment, and other fees, all necessary to have Carpe Diem Racing do business as a promoting entity. At that time I realized that, no, I can’t justify it.

In the mean time I’d like to thank Aetna, Verge Sport, and Reaper for re-upping in 2016. They had faith in me such that they wanted to support me even as I struggled with the idea of just holding the Series.

I do not know if I will be able to do it in 2017. Right now that’s a bit too far away to think about.

Having said that I’ll put this out there: if there is someone (person, club, etc) who wants to pick up the reins, please let me know. I’ll offer what help I can.

I’m sorry to start your season with this news. Nonetheless I hope that you all have a good season.

Enjoy the ride,


1 Comment

  1. Tough news to give, but family comes first and trying to put on an event which is not up to your standards only causes more stress.
    The cycling community will survive and they owe you, Ann, and Koichi an extremely large debt of gratitude.

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