If your team would like to host a ride and be added to this list, please contact marthalwalsh at yahoo.com.
MEET THE TEAM RIDES : ROAD
Here’s your chance to meet members of many of the teams in the Seattle area (and beyond). Starting Saturday, September 7, clubs will lead weekend rides around the south end of Lake Washington (and elsewhere outside Seattle) for riders of all skill levels who are interested in racing. The complete ride schedule and information about each team are listed below.
Seattle rides will meet at 9:15 at Leschi Park, 201 Lakeside Ave S, Seattle 98122, with the rides departing at 9:30 and proceeding at a social, "no drop" pace around the south end of Lake Washington and returning across I-90 to Leschi. Times and locations for other rides are noted in the list below.
These are social rides, at a conversational pace, around the south end of Lake Washington. Allow about 2 hours. The ride may stop for 5-10 minutes along the way, but otherwise, be prepared for a continuous ride. These rides happen rain, wind, or sunshine! Bring a functioning road bike (full fenders are appreciated on damp days), helmet, water, some food, weather-appropriate clothing, a little money, and an extra tube in case you flat.
2019 RIDE SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 7: Team Thrive (women only)
Contact: Gina or Olga at membership at soundvelocycling.com
Team Thrive is a significant and successful women’s team that competes in road, mountain, track and Cyclocross. We focus on rider development, community involvement, leadership development, while never forgetting to have fun. Every year, we welcome new and experienced riders who are interested in racing. Top Five Reasons to Join THRIVE: Meet like-minded woman riders. Expand your cycling skills and opportunities. Race and train with completive women of ages and backgrounds. Be part of the PNW cycling community. Realize your athletic potential while having fun and enjoying the ride.
Sunday, September 8 : Fount Cycling Guild
Contact: info @ fountcycling.com
Fount Cycling Guild is a high performance racing team consisting of both men’s and women’s squads in every category. From beginners new to racing to former pro’s, we have created a culture of winning that owes its success to selfless teamwork and relentless effort in both training and races. We train together throughout the week in our 5+ Live Training sessions. Add strong, experienced leadership and a winning mindset, and we have a combination that is hard to beat.
Saturday, September 14 : TEAM Gerard - LAUNCHPAD CYCLING
Contact: Chad C. Nichols chadcnichols @ gmail.com
TEAM Gerard - LAUNCHPAD CYCLING is an all-inclusive cycling club based outta the Pacific NorthWest, USA. Though our club roster boasts some of the most decorated racers around, our primary goal is to nurture and grow our local cycling community. We strive to provide a safe space for riders of all levels. We’re eager to share our passion for training, racing, and pushing ourselves to new heights. Our foundation is built upon positive support, free sharing or knowledge, and an open door to all levels.
Sunday, September 15 : Kryki Sports Cycling/Audi Cycling Team
Contact: Yee Feng yftoad @ gmail.com
The Kryki Sports Cycling/Audi Cycling Team is looking for new riders interested in racing across all categories and disciplines. Our primary focus is road racing, but many of our teammates also compete in MTB, cyclocross, and track. The Washington team is located in the Seattle and surrounding areas with team rides coming out of Leschi. We are built around our friendships, trust, and enjoyment of racing with each other, on and off the bike, and we'd love to have you join us!
Saturday, September 21: Caliber Home Loans/Gerks Cycling Team
Contact: Women's team: Gina Kavesh gkavesh at gmail.com | Men's team: Joe Barratto jbarratto @ gmail.com
Caliber Home Loans/Gerks (UBC) is looking for new riders interested in racing. At UBC, we value the teamwork it takes to create great racers in all women's, men's, and master's categories. We believe in the impact teamwork makes and are committed to the growth of the team and the individual riders. UBC has a development program aimed at providing a structured program for progressing within the sport of bicycle racing. All new (Category 5) and Cat 4 riders are welcome to check out our program. Upper category riders (3s and 1-2s), please inquire with the respective team captains (you can also contact them via e-mail from web site).
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Saturday, September 28: Liquid Velo Cycling Team
Contacts: Margaux McBirney margo.mcbirney at gmail.com; Andrew Pryhuber andrewpryhuber at gmail.com
We are a co-ed, primarily road focused team with additional enthusiasm for cyclocross, track and MTB. We offer excellent team support for our racers with team training rides, organized clinics, as well as other incentives all within a positive atmosphere. Our team members are proud to support the PNW racing community through the support and promotion of the B-Town Major Taylor Criterium, as well as having race participation throughout the racing year.
Saturday, October 5: Spokeswomen Racing (women only)
Contact: Heather Fourie spokeswomenracing at gmail.com
Spokeswomen Racing is a Seattle-area women’s only cycling team with members that race in road, mountain, cyclocross, and track disciplines. We are a community of women who are passionate about supporting each other in our cycling development, while giving back to our community through activism and community service. We are looking for women of all abilities, including new and experienced cyclists.
Saturday, October 5 : Apex Racing (men only)
Contact: Nate Hakken natehakken at gmail.com
Apex Racing is a men's road racing team made up of a mixture of racers of all abilities from beginning cat 5's to elite level national champions. We are a road focused team with a strong subset of cross geeks, track nerds and mountain bike dorks. We believe that volunteering, community outreach and holding each other to higher standards makes us stronger men, and that sharing long days in crappy weather makes for stronger teammates. Our requirements for joining are simple: a desire to race, a willingness to learn and a tolerance for an absurd amount of email chatter. Our "no assholes" policy remains unchanged for the 2020 season.
Saturday, October 5 : Morgan Stanley Racing
This ride meets in Tacoma at Indigenous Wheel Co., 3320 N Proctor St, at 9:00 am
Contact: Rick Roof rick.roof at comcast.net
Morgan Stanley racing is a Tacoma based road racing team that participates in all categories of races for both men and women. Our focus for 2020 is to add racers looking to have fun and ride and train as a team. Most of our riders are from the south sound area so if you are looking for a team to race and train with we would love to have you come ride with us. We have a great culture and everyone is willing to help each other out on and off the bike. Plan to meet at Indigeneous Wheel Co in Tacoma, 3320 N. Proctor St at 9:00
Sunday, October 6 : Dyna
Contact: Dodi Nov drdodi at bellevuesmiles.com
Dyna Racing is a multi-discipline race team comprised of men and women who race road, track, cross, XC, gravel, and enduro. All disciplines are valued equally. Our focus in 2018 is to develop the team into a cohesive group of racers who train and race together throughout the year. We seek riders of all categories, from beginner to elite, men and women. We welcome racers of all abilities who are motivated to have fun, race hard, and improve. With strong resources and great camaraderie, we ensure that everyone has a rewarding experience.
Saturday, October 12 : Egencia
Contact: Billy Rudnik rudbike at msn.com
Avanti Racing, also known as the Egencia Racing Team (Egencia is a subsidiary of Expedia) is one of the oldest teams in Washington. We are a multi-disciplinary race team and we're also open to riders who aren't sure they want to race but who want to find a welcoming group of racers who also participate in organized rides, gravel grinders, multi-sport events and more. Our members strive to strike a balance between our love of cycling, racing, fitness, family lives & careers – and we support each other in that balancing goal. We help members increase racing skills, fitness, endurance & knowledge through rides with our experienced racers; through informative discussions on team email & social media; and through expert clinics in all of the racing disciplines. Come meet us and see if we are your team!
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Saturday, October 19 : Hagens Berman
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