Boulder, Colorado – The Boulder Cycle Sport Cyclocross Team is back for the 2011 season with the enthusiastic support of both new and returning sponsors. The team is composed of more than 50 riders, from juniors through elite, and is again led by the BCS Cyclocross Ambassadors, a core group of veteran riders dedicated to teaching and growing the sport of cyclocross.
With September races behind them, the team is on track to repeat its success from last year where they finished the season as the top-ranked program in Colorado. The team collected first or second place in eight different 2010 Colorado Cross Cup team categories, as well as strong individual performances at the State, National and World level. This year, team has already earned numerous podiums and set a new record for team participation as 52 BCS riders toed the line for the September 24 Boulder Cyclocross Series race.
Heading the program are BCS Cyclocross Ambassadors, who bring over 50 combined years of racing experience to promote and share the sport of cyclocross to grassroots riders of all age and ability. The Ambassador Team leads free skills clinics, seminars, volunteer trailwork sessions, group rides, and junior coaching. Last season, the program included nearly 20 events and helped more than 200 cyclists improve their cyclocross riding. The BCS Ambassadors will provide free weekly clinics every Wednesday from 5:30 – 7:00pm, September 1 through October 12. The clinics will progress over the course of the season to teach core skills such as mounting, dismounting, cornering and racing tactics. The clinics are open to all and will always have a group dedicated to beginners.
The BCS Cyclocross Ambassador Team includes:
Kristin Weber – 9-year member of the Boulder Luna Chix, Colorado State Cyclocross Champion
Brandon Dwight – Owner of Boulder Cycle Sport, 14 years of pro-level racing, 2-time National Cyclocross Champion
Pete Webber – 20-year veteran of cyclocross racing, Member Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, 2-time National Cyclocross Champion
Allen Krughoff – 10-years professional racing, cyclocross instructor for Boulder Junior Cycling, professional photographer
Greg Keller – Elite Masters racer, 14 years of racing experience, cyclocross instructor for Boulder Junior Cycling, owner of mudandcowbells.com
The BCS Ambassadors are proud to announce this year’s group of passionate sponsors, all committed to the sport’s growth:
SRAM – Official drivetrain and brake supplier. The team will utilize the Red and Force groups and PitStop cable systems
Ridley Bicycles – Official supplier of the carbon X-Fire cyclocross frames
Apikol – Boulder-based provider of engineering solutions for small business entrepreneurs & European auto performance
Harshman Wealth Management – Boulder-based full service wealth and asset management firm
mix1 – Official nutrition partner and the team’s favorite all-natural protein shakes
Strava – Strava helps you track your performance and compete against other riders using a smartphone or GPS device
Avid – Supplier of the Avid Shorty Ultimate cyclocross brake
Bell – Official helmet supplier. The team is proud to wear the Bell Volt
Clement Tires – Official tires, including the new tubular versions of their popular PDX and LAS profiles
More information on the BCS Cyclocross Team and sponsors can be found on their new website: http://team.bouldercyclesport.com/