On Saturday July 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Carlsbad’s Westfield Mall parking lot will be turned into a huge outdoor three on three basketball tournament for boys grades 3 through 12 thanks to the City of Carlsbad. To play, you need get your team registered while there is still time.
Five grade divisions will be offered: 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th, 7th and 8th, 9th and 10th, and 11th and 12th. Grades are determined by school year 2012-2013. Online registration may only be completed by a parent of a child from the team, or a team member who is 18 years of age or older.
It costs $125 per team. For more information please call: (760) 434-2971 or follow the jump for more information.
Friends of Eric Ringdahl, the cyclist who was hit and killed while riding his bike Sunday morning, April 23, 2013 have placed a ghost bike near the site of the collision, according to a story in the UT San Diego.
Ringdahl’s friends and members of the local bicycling community put up the ghost bike, said family friend Elizabeth Sugarman. About 15 people turned out Saturday to leave flowers, photos and share a quiet moment to honor Ringdahl at the roadside remembrance.
They are sad to see, however, ghost bikes are a constant reminder to both motorists and cyclists that we all need to share the road.
[Link: UT San Diego]
On Sunday morning (April 21, 2013) at approximately 7:40 AM cyclist Eric Ringdahl, 45, was stuck and killed by an as-yet-unnamed driver while riding his bicycle in the bike lane rolling north on El Camino Real north of La Costa Avenue, according to a story in UTC San Diego.
The bicyclist was struck by a northbound vehicle while headed north in the bike lane on El Camino Real north of La Costa with a fellow rider, according to the Carlsbad Police Department. Several people called 911 at about 7:40 a.m. to report the crash, police said. . . The bicyclist who was struck sustained a head injury and was unconscious, police said. Police and fire personnel responded, but the bicyclist died at the scene.
Ringdahl is survived by his wife and children. So far, it appears that no charges have been filed against the person driving the car, however, the Carlsbad police department is investigating and we sincerely hope that the driver is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Our deepest thoughts and sympathies go to Ringdahl family and friends.
[Link: UTC San Diego]
Spy’s Bob Soven gets busy taking care of business right in our backyard. Yeah, that dock looks familiar. So does that street. Carlsbadistan has it all!
Mary Laver, the wife of tennis legend Rod Laver, died Monday, November 12, 2012 in their home in Carlsbad, according to a story on News.com.au. She was 84.
The Lavers were married for 46 years and had one son, Rick, who was born three weeks after Laver won the grand slam in 1969, claiming all four singles majors in the same year. . . “We had a wonderful life together,” Laver said. “We did a lot of travelling, a lot of tennis tournaments, tennis events.”
Our thoughts are with the entire Laver family.
The 150 abled and challenged riders who left San Francisco, California on Saturday, October 13, 2012 for the 2012 Dodge Million Dollar Challenge rolled through Carlsbadistan this morning (October 19, 2012), before ending their journey in La Jolla, California having ridden 620 miles down the California Coast in only six days.
The riders, who had full support, ate great meals, and stayed in five-star hotels along the way, helped raise more than $1 million for the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation.
Former participant and professional cyclist Christian Vande Velde says that ride was an inspiration:
“It was one of the most rewarding weeks of cycling I have ever experienced,” he said. “It was amazing to ride for a cause that helps change the lives of so many athletes, and gives them the chance to enjoy what we do every day. In the end, I think I left the most inspired of all.”
Several Carlsbadistan based businesses helped sponsor the ride including Life Technologies, SKLZ, and Spy Optic. For more information on how you can ride the coast next year or help someone who is riding, click the link.
[Link: Challenged Athletes]
Cyclist Scott Folck, 35, an Engineering Manager at Taylor Made Golf in Carlsbad died Sunday, September 23, 2012 from injuries he sustained after being struck by a car while riding his bike on Wood Valley Road in Valley Center, California at approximately 6 AM on Sunday, September 16, 2012. According to the U-T San Diego:
California Highway Patrol officials said a 22-year-old motorist from San Marcos was attempting to make a left turn onto Cool Water Ranch when he turned in front of Folck. The driver applied his brakes when he saw the bicyclist but was unable to avoid him. . . Folck’s bicycle ran into the right front of the driver’s Mitsubishi 3000GT and was thrown to the ground. . . CHP officials are investigating the incident. They have said they do not believe alcohol was a factor.
Cyclists who frequent the Swami’s Cycling Club training rides through Carlsbad knew Folck very well and most saw only the back of his Adams Avenue Bicycles Team kit. On Monday the Swami’s Cycling Twitter feed sent out the following message: “Scott was a great guy and a good friend of Swamis. We’ll miss him on the morning rides.”
Folck is survived by his wife, Sheryl Lynn Talmage Folck; stepson, Shane; his father; his mother; his sister, Christine, and several other relatives. Click here for his complete obituary.
Cycling friends of Folck’s will gather at 7 AM Friday, September 28, 2012 at Fletcher Cove for a “low-key pedal along the coast to simply show some solidarity in remembrance of Scott.”
[Link: U-T San Diego]
Thieves. . . made off with 12 [54cm Focus Mares Carbon CX] frames painted in the U.S. national champion’s custom lay-up, as well as 37 Easton wheels. The theft occurred between 6:30 p.m. on Saturday August 11 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday August 12.
No forks were taken. So if you see anyone with more than their fair share of custom painted carbon frames please contact Officer Sheldon Berg at the Carlsbad Police department (760) 931-2100. We don’t want anyone getting away with stealing bikes in Carlsbad. Seriously.
Teams will begin hour-long practices twice a week beginning the first week of November. Games will be played on Saturdays—with an occasional weeknight game—starting Dec. 1. . . Fall Hoops will teach participants the game of basketball and the value of teamwork and give them a chance to showcase those lessons at weekly games. . . Once registered, all players must attend an evaluation session for team placement. Volunteer coaches will select the teams’ practice times. Spaces are limited so register now!
The program will cost $105 per child for residents $115 for non-residents. For more information on the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department’s youth basketball registration and to register, go to www.carlsbadconnect.org or call 760-434-2971.
The Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department is looking for a few good people to coach basketball for boys and girls in first through eighth grade.
Practices are one weekday evening per week and games are on Saturday’s at either Calavera Hills or Stagecoach Community Centers. Practices start in November and games in December, with the season ending mid-February. Our leagues are designed for fun, learning, and sportsmanship. Training is also available.
All coaches must pass a background check and get fingerprinted before participating. Contact Grant Titus at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-434-2971 for more information. Deadline for indicating interest is October 15th.