Re: [CR] Le Cirque du Cyclisme - Important News

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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:03:49 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR] Le Cirque du Cyclisme - Important News

Dear gang:

HUGE thanks to MJ and Wayne for making such a serious, committed effort in running The Cirque.

Recession, heat waves, all sorts of difficulties were thrown at this pair and they kept the faith and did a darned good job. .I thoroughly enjoyed all 3 years! They will continue to have my support in their future plans.

I will have details galore to add to the Classic Rendezvous Weekend in the next few days.

If you missed the North Carolina Cirque events, you should have come then! LOL! This will be similar but different. And probably a one-shot deal, so save the date, yada yada, come play with us in May!


Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA

-----Original Message----- From: Wayne Bingham <> To: Sent: Tue, Jan 11, 2011 3:47 pm Subject: [CR] Le Cirque du Cyclisme - Important News

Dear friends and enthusiasts -

After 3 years of organizing the Cirque du Cyclisme here in Leesburg, MJ and I have decided that we need to take a break for 2011. As many of you know, last year's Cirque was quite challenging for us, both organizationally and financially. Costs increased while resources declined. The tough economy probably also contributed to people not making the commitment to participate until the very last minute, or not being able to attend at all. All of this added to the difficulty of organizing and financing the event.

In addition, my acquisition and re-establishment of Mel Pinto Imports and creation of my retail shop Velo Classique has been extremely time consuming this past year, and it doesn't look like there will be much relief this Spring.

However, we are not ready to "throw in the towel" just yet. We have some new ideas, but believe that more strategic planning is needed and there has not been the time available to do that. It was a difficult decision, but we feel that taking a sabbatical this year will give us a chance to regroup and work on a better Cirque for 2012.

We want to sincerely thank all attendees, volunteers and supporters from the past and look forward to adopting new and different ideas in the future. As always, we appreciate your comments, suggestions and ideas, and look forward to considering a wide range of options for the future.

So, while we plan for 2012, Dale Brown has decided to organize a similar but different event for our same enthusiast base, but in Greensboro, North Carolina, on May 20-22, 2011. Info for that event can be accessed here (with more to come!):


Wayne & MJ

Wayne Bingham - MJ Weier
Velo Classique
PO Box 2069
Purcellville, VA 20134 USA