MEET THE TEAM RIDES 2021
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(see schedule below)
contact: marthalwalsh at yahoo.com
Meet the Team rides are ready to resume in 2021! The purpose of these rides is to allow riders at all levels and abilities to get to know local Northwest teams seeking new members.
For the Seattle cycling community, Meet the Team Rides begin right after Labor Day and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from September 11 through November 21. 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.
If your team wants to host a Meet the Team ROAD ride outside Seattle, we will be happy to include your information in the ride list on the WSBA website. Please send a message indicating where and when the ride will meet and the estimated time/distance of the ride.
If your team is interested in hosting a Seattle Meet the Team ride this year, send your preferred date and one or two alternates. To secure a date, you’ll need to provide:
1. the name and email address of a team contact (which will be published with ride details);
2. a brief statement of your team's goals and who you’re recruiting;
3. the URL of your team website.
Dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The complete schedule of ride dates and team information will be posted here, probably by mid-August.
If your team is not already listed on the WSBA Teams in the Region page, please fill out and submit this form and we’ll add you to the page so that prospective riders can read about your team.
Please plan your Meet the Team Ride to comply with current public health guidelines in Seattle/King County. Those currently require persons not fully vaccinated to wear a well-fitted mask in all crowded outdoor settings (like the start of the ride, the stop at Coulon Park, and the end of the ride) and to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart if gathering with others not yet vaccinated. Check for updates to the guidelines before your ride and be sure to accommodate those who might not want to gather in a large group or without a mask.
USA Cycling recommends that each team permit its Meet the Team ride as a Non-Competitive Training Ride, which can provide general liability insurance. More information on that permitting process is available from USA Cycling: https://usacycling.org/event-organizer/benefits-of-permitting/permit-process
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: FOUNT
Contact: info at fountcycling.com or david at fountcycling.com
Fount Cycling Guild is the place for cyclists of all levels who want to improve their performance. Founders David Richter and Jennifer Wheeler—two former professional cyclists—combined their collective cycling expertise to “get the details right” and create the best experience for the highest level of racer to those who are just getting started on the bike.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: LIQUID VELO CYCLING TEAM
Contacts: Margaux McBirney margo.mcbirney at gmail.com, John Bowie john.hunter.bowie 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 a criterium race, as well as having high levels of race participation throughout the racing year.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: DYNA RACING
Contact: Scott Grinsell tsgreenhill at gmail.com
DYNA racing has been racing bikes in the Seattle area for many years, under many different monikers. Our team members have won national and world championships, raced across the country, and organized charity rides. There's a place with us for anyone who likes racing or adventuring on roads, tracks, or trails.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: TACO TIME NORTHWEST
Contact: Justin Heinen justin.g.heinen at gmail.com
Seattle SuperSquadra, racing as the Taco Time NW Cycling Team, is one of the Seattle area’s most recognized amateur cycling teams with over 60 members specializing in all cycling disciplines including road, cyclocross, mountain, gravel, and track. As As a team, we are committed to working together, racing hard and having fun. Our diverse roster fosters a rich level of growth and cycling development - all skill levels are welcome. We have an organized training development program that leverages our seasoned rider’s expertise while developing our new rider’s skills – all while having fun. This collaborative spirit extends beyond our team and into our community. We are passionate about growing and developing our local cycling community by hosting racing, volunteering and other opportunities. Come join us!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25: CALIBER HOME LOANS/GERK’S CYCLING TEAM
Contacts: Joe Baratto (men’s team) jmbaratto at gmail.com or Gina Kavesh (women’s team) gkavesh at gmail.com
The UBC team competes in local, regional, and national road and track events. Along with our men’s and women’s Elite Teams, UBC also has a development team geared toward beginning and intermediate racing, and a Gran Fondo program for those who want to ride in organized events. Union Bay Cycling is focused on motivating and inspiring our team members to become better athletes while competing as a team in road, track, and gravel cycling events.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: KRYKI SPORTS / AUDI CYCLING TEAM
Contact: jointheclub at krykisports.com
Interested in joining a dedicated group of cyclists who enjoy racing all disciplines (road, cx, mountain, track) at all levels of the sport? We love cycling, building life-long friendships on and off the bike, and we proudly wear our team colors. We traditionally host two races each year in Sequim at the beginning of the road season and have weekend team training rides throughout the fall and winter. We have a very active and socialable team Slack page where we discuss everything cycling related. Whether you're looking to take your love of cycling to the next level or are simply curious about the racing scene, come by and say hello!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2: HAGENS BERMAN
www.hbsccycling.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/HagensBermanCyclingTeam
Contact: Scott Stout scott at scottstout.com
Hagens Berman is road focused, but has a strong presence on the dirt (MTB, Gravel and Cross) and the track. We are looking for riders who are in all categories who are interested in racing hard while balancing the demands of life. We have great benefits for all members, and premium benefits for upper CAT racers.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9: LAUNCHPAD
Contact: Galen Erickson: erickson.galen at gmail.com
Our goal as a team is to create an encouraging and inclusive community where people who want to race can strive for their goals regardless of their category or experience. This means that beginners will have other beginners to reach out to and train with, and the top racers in the PNW will have a team and support for competing at the highest level of amateur racing. We regularly have rides where people at diverse levels of racing fitness and experience can connect and train together. This fosters community, and tribal knowledge about training and racing. This year we are excited to announce the addition of a full women's squad that includes some of the fastest women in the PNW (names to be announced soon).
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10: ILLUMINATI CYCLING
Contact: Jeremy Cucco jeremycucco at gmail.com
Illuminati Cycling is an inclusive, road-focused cycling team intent on racing at all levels in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We consist of 2 primary squads made up of more seasoned racers or mentors, and those who are new to the sport. The team is focused on positive growth within the sport as well as healthy representation of cycling culture in the region. We are founded on the principles of respect, integrity, and teamwork. Currently, as a newly formed team, we are seeking a small membership of individuals across a range of experience with an emphasis on road riding and racing.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16: APEX RACING
Contact: Nate Hakken natehakken at gmail.com
Apex Racing is a road racing team made up of a mixture of racers of all ages and genders from novice to elite level national champions. We're a team that lives for the leg-shredding, lung-searing, tactical game of chess involved in cycling competition. We are a road focused team that includes folks who also race cyclocross, track, and mountain bikes. While our day jobs range from running cider businesses, to spinning underground dance tracks, to working in offices, we enjoy living the cycling dream. We believe that volunteering, community outreach, and holding each other to higher standards makes us all better. Our requirements for joining are simple: a desire to race, a willingness to learn, and a commitment to teaching others what we have learned.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23: SPOKESWOMEN RACING
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, gravel, 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 who are eager to race, including new and experienced cyclists and racers.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31