Seattle, Washington (January 21, 2008)
– The Washington State Bicycle Association is excited to announce the Luna Category 3 Women's Race Series and the Luna Category 4 Women's Race Series for 2008. The category 4 series continues a Washington state tradition that began years ago by Northwest Women's Cycling, and the category 3 series is a brand new effort by committed promoters to give category 3 women the opportunity to race only with their peers, not combined with any other category. The WSBA is pleased to have Luna Bar
as title sponsor for both series, with additional sponsorship from Onlineshoes.com
The category 3 series features nine races, including two time trials, one criterium, and six road races. The series runs from February 24 through May 10. Points will be awarded for placing in each race in the series, and O nlineshoes.com
has provided generous prizes for the top three series finishers. The series point standings will be updated on the WSBA website after each event.
The category 4 series features ten races, stretching from February 24 to August 10. Women earn points based on their placing in these events but also earn "participation points" for other races they do throughout the season. The point standings for this series will be updated after each race during the 2008 season on the WSBA website results pages.
In addition, the WSBA continues to offer five categories of women's racing at state championship events and for the Best All-Round Rider competition: category 1-2, 3, 4, masters A, and masters B.