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Santa Cruz resident Katie Melena placed fourth in the women’s 35-39 age division of the UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships in Louisville, Ky., on Friday.

Melena [Bicycle Bluebook/HRS/Rock Lobster] completed four laps in 43 minutes, 3 seconds to take fourth behind Krystal Boni [USA, Rapid Racing], who won in 40:18; Melissa Baker [USA, GS Boulder/Studio 1 Dental/Orga], who finished runner-up in 41:14; and Jane Burlew [USA< Asheville Cyclocross], who took third in 41:49.

Aptos’ Ron Riley [Bike Station Aptos] also competed. He placed ninth in the men’s 70-plus age division, finishing two of three laps Thursday. James Wagner [USA, Bike Masters- WA] won, going three laps in 42:52.

Results included in this report are from the UCI Masters Cyclo-cross World Championships website.

Spanning nearly 60 years in age, five cyclocross racers from Santa Cruz County medaled in their respective divisions at the USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross Nationals in Madison, Wis., from Jan. 9-13.

Aptos’ Ron Riley [Bike Station Aptos] was the sole rider from the area to win a race — although he did it as the only entrant — at the ripe young age of 78. Riley, who is the defending world masters champion for his age group,  won the men’s masters division for those 75-79 years old. He completed the race in 46 minutes, 33 seconds.

Also from Santa Cruz, Aaron Bradford [Bicycle Bluebook/HRS/Rock Lobster Cyclocross] took silver in the men’s single speed division [45:25], where Adam Craig of Bend, Ore., [Giant Factory Off-Road] won in 43:14. Bonny Doon’s Justin Robinson [California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized/California Giant Cycling] also earned silver, winning the men’s masters Cat 1/2/3 35-39 age division in 46:23. Russell Stevenson of Boulder, Colo., won in 46:06.

Santa Cruz’s Tobin Ortenblad [California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized/California Giant Cycling], who is 19, and Katie Melena [Bicycle Bluebook/HRS/Rock Lobster Cyclocross] also medaled in their races.

Ortenblad took bronze in the Cat 1/2/3 Under-23 division, crossing the finish line in 46:53. Yannick Eckmann of Boulder won that race in 44:42. Melena took third in the women’s masters 35-39 age division, crossing the finish line in 39:28. Corey Coogan Cisek won in 37:47.

Results included in this report are from USA

The Team at Bike Station Aptos announces an all-gals event! Check it out and comment on how it goes. — Karen Kefauver


Tuesday, June 12 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Visit Bike Station Aptos for drinks, bike riding, shopping and schmoozing to celebrate the arrival of the Liv/giant women’s specific line to Aptos. Vendors will be on hand from Endura, the North Face, and others, and the Liv/Giant truck will carry the women’s demo fleet. Bring your friends, cyclists or non-cyclists, and get them out of the house for some hors d’oeuvres and girl time!

How is a Women’s Bike Different?

Many modifications (in addition to the geometry of the bike frame) can be made to a bicycle to make it more user-friendly for a woman:

• Handlebars can be smaller (narrower, shallower drop, and shorter reach) and the stem can be shorter and/or more upright, to further reduce the reach to the bars.
• Brakes and shifters can be sized for smaller hands
• Saddle can be wider in the rear to accommodate a woman’s wider sit bones (“ischial tuberosities, if you want to be fancy!”) and perhaps have a cutout to prevent soft tissue damage.
• The weight and stiffness of the materials used can be altered to better suit a lighter-weight rider
• The bike can be painted in a different color scheme!
“I think the bicycle has done more to emancipate women than anything in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”

– Susan B. Anthony, 1896

Bike Station Aptos | 36 Rancho Del Mar | Aptos | CA | 95003

Watch your heroes ride your local sufferfests during Stage 2 of the Tour of California!  

 The tour starts in Santa Rosa May 13, and May 14 brings the riders from San Francisco into Santa Cruz County. (Guess who’s calling in sick on Monday????) Join Bike Station Aptos at the finish at our very own Cabrillo College.  

 The grounds of Cabrillo will host a large health and fitness expo with many local businesses and merchants. As fans of professional cycling know, a stage of a major tour is a spectacle not to be missed! Stage 3 begins the next day in San Jose, so the finish on the 14th is your chance to see this world class event arrive in your own backyard. Mark your calendars and come look for us at the expo in the Bike Station Aptos booth!

You can check the Stage 2 Santa Cruz stage official website for events surrounding this historic event and be involved in the ongoing fundraising. Lovin’ Levi Leipheimer!  

Bike Station Aptos is also proud to carry the exclusive line of official Tour of California gear, so you can show your support that way as well!!  

Bike Station Aptos | 36 Rancho Del Mar | Aptos | CA | 95003

About Bike Station Aptos

Bike Station Aptos is a locally owned and operated bicycle shop located in Aptos, CA.  As the first in the community to offer state-of-the-art 3D dynamic RETUL bike fitting, Bike Station Aptos strives to offer the community the finest and most innovative cycling products the industry has to offer. We understand the importance of personalized service and attention to detail, and we have everything you’ll need when it comes to cycling — both on elite and recreational levels.  If we don’t have it, we usually know where to get it. For more information, visit our website at  Your bike is our business. 

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