Today Barb Howe and Ibis Cycles announced that they are continuing their partnership for the 2010-11 cyclocross season. Howe is an eight year veteran of women’s professional cycling and is the current USA Masters national champion in the women’s 30-34 age group.
Joining Ibis in support of Howe are American Classic (wheels), Lazer Sport (helmets), Blackbottoms Cyclewear (team clothing), SRAM (drivetrains), FMB (tires), Crank Brothers, Betwixt (chamois cream), and Zealios (sunscreen). For the coming season, Howe will represent her own team, “Ibis and the Danger Twins.”
“Working with Barb over the past year has been a great relationship for Ibis, and we’re looking forward to continuing it for the next year,” said Tom Morgan, President of Ibis Cycles. “Beyond winning the national title last year, Barb is a great ambassador for Ibis and the sport. And did I mention the cookies? If only more athletes would come to us bearing cookies we could comfortably support more athletes.”
In addition to racing and inspired by her volunteer work with the Berkeley High School mountain bike team and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, Howe is working to establish a scholarship for a college-bound, high school cyclist.
“Creating my own team allows me to develop closer relationships with my sponsors,” said Howe. “I’m highly motivated to build on last year’s results, and it’s the support of my sponsors that makes this possible.”
About Ibis Cycles:
Ibis Cycles was founded in 1981 by mountain bike Hall of Fame inductee Scot Nicol in Mendocino, CA. After a short sabbatical (2002~2005), Ibis was re-established by Nicol, Hans Heim, Tom Morgan and Roxy Lo. The new Ibis offers five models ranging from the exciting new Mojo HD to the steed of choice for 2009 Master’s cyclocross champion, Barbara Howe, the Hakkalügi. Ibis makes fun bikes for fun people.
About Barb Howe:
Barb Howe is an eight-year veteran of women’s professional cycling and is the current USA Masters national champion in the women’s 30-34 age group. In 2005 and 2006, Howe represented the US at the Cyclocross World Championships, and she has excelled in road and mountain biking with top finishes at races such as the Nevada City Bicycle Classic, and Downieville Classic, and she was previously the top American finisher in the US Grand Prix of Cyclocross.
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