Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Criterium Podium - Cascade Classic

Alison Testroete, Brooke Miller, Gina Grain
Cascade Classic 2009 Criterium Podium

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Inspiration is a Two Way Street

Mia Van Maldegiam on a Designs for Women Specialized bicycle

Inspiration from both her parents who are avid cyclists as well as the Aaron's Pro Cycling Team

Catherine Powers - Teacher/Professional Cyclist
Catherine Powers, one of the veterans of the Aaron's Team, while not racing as much this season as season's past, still continues to take time out of her teaching schedule to make time for young cycling enthusiasts. Catherine was interviewed by Mia Van Maldegiam on her career as a professional woman cyclist for a career day fair.

The Aaron's Team met Scott and Melissa Van Maldegiam and there two kids, Mia and Alec a couple of years ago at Criterium Nationals in Downers Grove, IL just outside of Chicago. Since then, the family has invited the "A-Team" back every year as a host family and is an enthusiastic supporter of the team.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Orange or Red?

After Kat Carroll's strong ride at the Nature Valley Grand Prix she pulled on the Leaders Jersey for the Women's Prestige Series as well as the Sprint Leaders Jersey....well done Kat!

Nature Valley Grand Prix

Four weeks on the road took the "A-Team" from Montreal to Philadelphia, to Minnesota and to Austin, TX before a much needed rest at home.

Along the way we revisited some of our wonder host families and got to catch up with them as well as meet some new folks that took the team under their wings. GRATitude GalORe is all I can say...thank-you, thank-you, thank-you all for your hospitality and support! We can't do this without you all.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Polka Dots in Montreal

Felicia takes flight in the Climbers Jersey

Felicia Gomez claims the Climbers Jersey on day 1 of the QOM competition
A top the podium with some of the very best in the World

Brian is All Smiles

Brian Muck, the Aaron's Team Mechanic, hit the streets of Little Italy in Montreal Canada to represent the Aaron's Team during the mechanics/directors race that takes place every year prior to the elite women taking the course. Brian's love of cycling shines through that huge smile.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Upcoming Races for the "A-Team"

The "A-Team" will send a team of riders to contest the Montreal World Cup and Grand Tour of Montreal as well as send a small but strong squad to the CSC Invitational in Arlington, VA this coming weekend.

Both Felicia Gomez and Julie Beveridge will be looking for a top placing in the Montreal WC in hopes of landing a spot on the Canadian Olympic Team. If Mt. Hood is any indication of the form these two riders are carrying into this tough selection race I would say they have a lot going for them. A strong supporting team of Meredith Miller, Kristin Sanders, Alison Testroete and Carmen McNellis will be heading to Montreal as well.

At the CSC Invitational it will be Erica Allar, who recently finished 3rd in Sommerville, Anna Lang and team veteran Catherine Powers who will look to bring home some cash in Arlington, VA before being joined by Athens Twilight winner, Rebecca Larson and heading up to race in the Triple Crowne of races that begins in Allentown at the Lehigh Valley Classic. Reading will be spot two of the Triple Crowne followed by the Liberty Classic in Philadelphia, PA.

For the Liberty Classic, the "A-Team" will see the return of Kat Carroll from her recent european racing where she claimed 2nd place in a stage at the Tour de L' Aude. Joining her will be Meredith Miller, Rebecca Larson, Carmen McNellis, Kristin Sanders, and Erica Allar who finished 8th place in last years race.