Sat, Mar 10 2018

Rouge Roubaix,

Saint Francisville, Louisiana, United States Saint Francisville, Louisiana, United States

  • About the event

    A classic 105 mile road race that covers the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Feliciana’s. The race starts in St. Francisville, LA and travels north and west through the back roads of West Feliciana Parish and Wilkinson County, Mississippi. You will encounter a constantly rolling terrain, and a few climbs that will test all racers. The road surfaces will vary greatly. You will encounter chip and seal, sandy gravel, smooth as glass asphalt, and some roads that are just plain bad. This race is a classic test of man and his machine vs. the terrain and elements. It would be unfair to attempt to predict what type of weather to expect for the Rouge Roubaix. You should come prepared to battle 80 degree heat and Louisiana humidity (it’s worse than Houston). You should also come prepared to expect temperatures so low that your water bottles will freeze. And then again, if the cycling Gods are with us, we will get one of those perfect spring like days where it will be tough to break a sweat.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Rouge Roubaix is a grass-roots cycling event that is organized by two full-time cycling/triathlon coaches who have taken up the torch and hope to continue to grow this amazing event. Due to the extreme difficulty of this race, it does not always reach a broad cycling audience, however, with the addition of a gran fondo, we hope that more and more riders out there with a thirst for a challenge will find out about us and come visit south Louisiana for an epic ride. 

    Dustin Drewes

    My Career Bio:

    Dustin’s career in cycling started with him racing as a junior in 2008 for the New Orleans Bicycle Club right after graduating high school. From there he fell in love with the sport of cycling due to its fierce competition, complex strategies, and the comradery of racing with teammates and friendly rivals. After his first season, he went on to Louisiana State University where he is credited with revitalizing the LSU Cycling team and represented LSU in collegiate racing. There he learned more about the science of exercise while gaining first-hand experience by continuing to train and race for LSU.

    Dustin has a strong scientific background which comes from his study of kinesiology but also from his experience working in multiple laboratories within the Pennington Biomedical Research Center which includes preventative medicine, skeletal muscle physiology, and human metabolism. This experience in the world of scientific research has greatly deepened his understanding of how the body works at the smallest of scales.

    His coaching career began with an internship at 4th Dimension Fitness where he worked and studied under William Jones and learned the practice of endurance coaching. During this time, he took up triathlon as a second major sport and has competed in several races ranging from sprint distance to long-course races. He has coached a multitude of endurance athletes of all ages, backgrounds, and ability. As a coach, he challenges himself to bring his scientific background and racing experience to the forefront of his coaching services to offer a well-balanced program to his athletes.

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  • 251-500 attendees expected

    80% Male Attendees

    20% Female Attendees

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