America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

America's #1 Balance Bike Destination
America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

Monday, December 31, 2007

Orientation + Training Day: Saturday January 12

Millwork One Racing would like to reach out to the New England bike racing community by offering a meeting at the West Warwick home of Murat Altinbasak. This will be an ideal opportunity to meet the team's manager and find out more about the team's sponsorships, racing schedule and goals for 2008/2009. We will be gathering for some fresh bagels, donuts and hot coffee at 8:00 am and departing for a group training ride at 9:00. Depending upon the weather, our route will meander through Coventry RI and return us to the house 60-90 minutes later. We can then get warmed up inside, change into dry clothing, top off with more coffee/tea and talk some more about what direction to take.
Attendance at this event does not constitute unconditional acceptance onto the team, but your attendance will surely be more meaningful to us than if you pass it up.
It has been announced on NEBRA that M1 Racing is a masters team, but we would like to express that we're also very interested in attracting some younger cat 2s, 3s, women and juniors to the Team.  
Please RSVP using this address: preferably not later than Thursday January 10th. This will be a very casual, fun filled morning of meeting new people, riding together as a group on beautiful roads, and exploring the benefits of being on the M1 Racing team. With a little luck, your name will be added to the team roster on this date and we can begin to introduce you to the blogosphere and to the sponsors who have made this team possible. 
Racers from CT, MA, NH, VT, ME and of course RI are all welcome to join us on Saturday. Many thanks. 
Happy New Year!    

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Please weigh in and vote!

I've added a poll in the right hand side bar. Please help us to choose our final M1 Racing logo design. I find both to be pretty slick, but can't decide which one to choose:

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Providence Bicycle..

..will be the official bike shop which sponsors the Millwork One Racing Team. We're very happy to announce this and look forward to their affiliation and support during the 2008 and 2009 seasons!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Our bike shop sponsor!

I am meeting with them today on my lunch break to finalize the details of their contributions to the team. Maybe this afternoon I will be able to announce it as a done deal... which will be nice.. one less thing to worry about.. then we can get on with the business of finalizing the apparel design and ordering all of the clothing. We're aiming for arrival of our order during the first week of March. Don't anyone belly ache that there isn't enough of your size! You have until the end of this week to specify what you want, if you join the team of course.. Otherwise, I will rely upon my good judgment to bring in the right mix of apparel sizes in the correct quantities.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I think we're done!

Of course by "DONE" I mean that we have enough sponsors to cover our team apparel quite completely with graphics. Sure it would be nice to add a supplement sponsor, a wheel sponsor, a frame sponsor, an eyewear sponsor, a butt cream sponsor et al ad nauseaum.. but why even go there unless they're giving it away for free?.. and if you can snag a lot of that stuff on Ebay for the same price or even less than the "pro deal", why bother wasting kit space? It appears that a very reputable bike shop is interested in sponsoring us.. The Millwork One Racing Team will be in good hands and members will have access to bikes and parts at very favorable prices.. not to mention "front of the line" service for pre-race repairs and adjustments.. Personally, I don't think we can ask for more.
In other news, four New England racers have written to me expressing interest in joining our team. I can't say that I have ever heard of any of them.. but there are a great many who can say the same thing about me. It means nothing, really. I get the feeling that our roster will be full long before we take on our first race in March of 2008. This team is coming together quite nicely. If and when final commitments are made with these riders, we'll be sure to introduce them to you, one at a time.. Thanks for reading..

Friday, December 21, 2007

More Sponsors added!

We have added four cash sponsors and one equipment sponsor in this past week! Without naming names:
- one is a solid surface fabricator (Corian countertops)
- one is a custom veneer and panel product company
- another is a lumber and custom wood moulding company
- and one is a large distributor of plastic laminate, plywood and cabinet hardware
It appears that Millwork One is going to be co-sponsored primarily with partners in the woodworking industry. We're all very excited.. The names of these companies will be announced after our final apparel order is released for production next week.
Also: we've made a tentative agreement with a Rhode Island bicycle shop, the final details of which should be firmed up on Monday. Announcement of the shop's name will have to wait until then!
Good things are happening!
Those racers who are interested in being on the Millwork One Racing Team should reach out to us ASAP. Even if you're not yet sure, expressing interest will at least get you penciled-in before there are too many candidates to accept. The team's budget is limited to supporting six racers.. very well. Weite to us at:

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

M1 Racing: What's the DEAL?

For those who qualify:
-Minimum of one FREE team kit (purchase of other team clothing not required, but definitely encouraged).
-All race entry fees for a list of pre-selected team events, paid in full FOR you.
-All gasoline cost for race travel reimbursed in CASH.
-On a discretionary basis, prize monies will be MATCHED dollar for dollar in the event of any exceptional race results.
Of course, restrictions and limitations apply, but we still believe this to be one of the most attractive plans any racer will find in the New England area.. Interested? Clothing is being ordered next week. Wouldn't it be good to get the apparel you really want, in the size which fits?
Join the next big team while it's still small.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Blizzard of 2007: A New Beginning!

Here marks the first post of the newly formed Millwork One Racing Team's blog.. Lots of exciting developments and new sponsors are coming on board, all to be announced.. Here's an early depiction of the look of our team kits, below. It's very close to it's final look, but there are more sponsors to be added! When a reputable company such as Millwork One is involved, lots of other companies suddenly also want to become involved! Success breeds success, and people are smart to throw their company's hats into this ring and feature their business in the positive light of sport.. Thank you, Millwork One!