It's official: a womens' singlespeed category at PIR short-track!
Stay tuned to this website for registration details:
And please, PLEASE be sure to jot a thank-you note to Kris Schamp for agreeing to be the first to create a separate Singlespeed category just for the ladies! (His contact info can be found at the Portland Racing Web site.)
I am so happy it's ridiculous.
No guarantees, of course, that this will provide enough momentum to add Womens' Singlespeed to the Cross Crusade races in the fall. But I am happy all the same. I hope enough women will sign up for the category during short-track season to give it legitimacy so it will survive more than a single season.
(If you race in Portland, tell your friends. I'd like to see at least forty women sign up for the category this first year!)