contact: natehakken at gmail.com
Meet the Team rides are ready to resume in 2022! 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 will take place on Saturdays and Sundays from September through November. Rides will primarily 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.
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 9th: Illuminati
Contact: jeremycucco(at) gmail.com
Illuminati Cycling is a bike racing team focused on road racing predominantly in the Pacific Northwest, but one that competes at the highest levels in races across North America. The team is built on the principles of Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork and places a strong emphasis on positive community engagement.
SATURDAY, September 16th: HAGENS BERMAN
www.hbsccycling.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/HagensBermanCyclingTeam
Contact: Scott Stout scott at scottstout.com
One of the longest standing and winningest teams in the Pacific Northwest, Hagens Berman seeks to develop riders of all ages and abilities to successfully race and advance in category while maintaining healthy balance with other aspects of life. We have an inclusive culture and work together when racing. We are friendly and professional. We have great support from our sponsors that allow us to provide a nice race reimbursement program
Saturday, September 23rd: Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue
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!
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SATURDAY, September 30th: APEX RACING
Contact APEX: 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 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..
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th: CALIBER HOME LOANS/GERK’S CYCLING TEAM
Contacts:Joe Baratto jmbaratto (at) gmail.com
At Union Bay Cycling (sponsored by - Caliber Home Loans/GERK’s) we value the teamwork it takes to create great riders and racers in all disciplines of cycling. We believe in the impact teamwork makes and are committed to the growth of the team and individual riders.
UBC has a structured weekend winter training program to get you ready for Spring. We ride as a team on Saturdays and Sundays year around. UBC has a development program aimed at providing a structure for progressing within the sport of bicycle racing. We have a great support system of upper category racers helping new teammates navigate training and racing.
Union Bay Cycling just celebrated its 27th year. We are a co-ed USAC team based in Seattle, Washington.
We will be meeting at Leschi Park at 9:30 in the parking lot on October 15th. After a brief introduction, we will ride around South Lake Washington at a social pace with a Mercer Island option.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th: Spokeswoman Racing
Contact: spokeswomanracing (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 welcome women of all abilities who are eager to race, including new and experienced cyclists and racers.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th: Liquid Velo
Contact: tylerfree at gmail.com
Liquid Velo Core Values:
AT LIQUID VELO WE:
Have a passion for racing.
Race with class, integrity and good sportsmanship.
Talk with our legs, not our mouths.
Race and ride safely.
Promote the sport of cycling.
Recognize that personal achievements take many forms that are not or cannot be reflected on a results sheet.
Race aggressively and don’t give up.
Each do our part and pitch in to do the work of the team.
Value each other.
Invest in our teammates and help them become the best racers they can be.
Respect our teammates, other teams, and fellow racers of all capabilities and levels.
Advocate for equality between men and women racers.
Strive for a diverse team membership.
Know all our teammates; we are not strangers in the same kit.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st: Taco Time NW Cycling team
Contact: Ben DiQual bendiqual (at) outlook.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, OCTOBER 28th: Gene Johnson
Contact: launchpadcycling at gmail.com
LaunchPad Cycling is the home of the all-inclusive Gene Johnson Cycling Team and the select cat 1/2 Zoom Squad. We are a PNW based cycling club. Though our roster boasts some of the fastest racers around, our mission is not just to win races. But to support, empower, and grow our beloved cycling community. Most of us live and ride in the Seattle area. We are riders of all levels. Some of us train full-time, racing with the fastest athletes in the country. Others, ride when we can, referencing our team’s racing culture, showing up when we can, knowing we're supported regardless of our fitness or experience.