Amy Dombroski had a smile for everyone. © Nathan Hofferber / Cyclocross Magazine

Amy Dombroski had a smile for everyone. © Nathan Hofferber / Cyclocross Magazine

Last October, Amy Dombroski was tragically taken from the cycling community. She was an American cyclocross racer with such rare talent that she was able to compete for full seasons overseas in Europe. Her candid sense of humor was prevalent at all times, and a smile rarely left her face.

For the last nine months, pillars in the cyclocross community, most notably Maureen Bruno Roy and Matt Roy, as well as a lengthy list of companies in the bicycling industry, have been organizing or helping out with the Amy D. Foundation. One major part of their goals is to aid with the growth of women’s elite-level racing. The beginnings of the foundation’s dreams are starting to come to fruition: they are looking to sponsor a cyclocross rider for the 2014-2015 season.  Details are as follows.

BOULDER, Colorado (July, 2014) – The Amy D. Foundation announces the debut of an elite level race program with support for one female rider (age 18+) through the 2014-2015 US cyclocross season.

The Amy D. Foundation, created in honor of cyclocross star Amy Alison Dombroski, “encourages and supports young women through cycling, inspiring the celebration of healthy challenge and empowering the confident pursuit of lofty dreams.”  As one part of the Amy D. Foundation’s outreach, Amy D. Racing will facilitate the growth of elite-level women’s racing by providing a comprehensive sponsorship package to talented and driven women that exhibit character and values consistent with those that Amy displayed. The focus is on providing a much-needed bridge of support to women that strive to contend at the elite ranks of the sport.

The Amy D. Racing race schedule follows the domestic UCI events calendar and is available with the rider application.  Donn Kellogg (Raleigh-Clement Cyclocross Team Manager) is managing the Amy D. Racing team.  Rider applications must be received by July 22nd with a selection confirmed by August 5th.