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B4T9 Blazes to 1st Place at RAW

June 19th, 2015|

B4T9 Blaze four-woman team raced to victory in this year’s Race Across the West!

Racing from Oceanside, CA to Durango, CO, B4T9ers Julia Geischen, Kelly Mclaughlin, Lori Solano and Kim Stackpole Nielson flew into Durango nearly five hours ahead of their closest competitor in 2 days, 4 hours and 13 minutes. This outstanding team was supported by an equally outstanding crew including last year’s RAW winner Frazer Hazlett as crew chief, along with David Plyler, Mark Farias, Vida Strong, Wendy Kosche and Elyse Goin. Our heartfelt congratulations goes out to all!

Blaze Team Blazes RAW!

June 17th, 2015|

This year, B4T9 has a strong contingent for the Race Across the West with a 4 woman team. The race started 6/16 from Oceanside and will end 860 miles later in Durango CO. We have Julia Geischen, Kelly Mclaughlin, Lori Solano and Kim Stackpole Nielson competing.

Check out their progress on and learn more about these inspirational racers on their dedicated facebook page: B4T9 Blaze. Their goal is to complete the race in less than 48 hours. B4T9 has had a few teams race Race Across the West and Race Across America in the last few years with teams lead by one of our founders, Jill Gass.

Great Time @ Sea Otter

April 21st, 2015|

B4T9 had a fantastic time at Sea Otter Classic this year. Very special thanks to our partner Primal Wear for hosting a beautiful ride along 17 Mile Drive where B4T9 members were accompanied by CycloFemme and the US Military Endurance Team. We had teammates racing the criterium, including Kelly McLaughlin who placed 3rd in the Cat 4 women’s race, as well as the road and mountain bike races, where Jan Fordham entered her first race. It was truly a special year for Jill Gass who celebrated her 25th year at Sea Otter. Several of us received an autographed copy of Rebecca Rusch’s book, Rusch to Glory, as well as attended the mountain bike clinic led by Rebecca.



We are looking forward to next year and hope [...]

Royce takes 3rd @Warrior Trials

March 31st, 2015|

B4T9 member and U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Royce of Los Alamitos, Calif. took bronze in the trials for the Warrior Games team later this year. Approximately 100 wounded, ill or injured Soldiers and Veterans were at Fort Bliss to train and compete in a series of competitive athletic events including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field and wheelchair basketball. Army Trials, March 29-April 2, is conducted by the Army Warrior Transition Command and hosted by Fort Bliss. Army Trials help determine who will get a spot on the Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 Army Team in June at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.

Great Turnout for Agoura Kickoff

February 10th, 2015|

It was a great turnout for the Agoura B4T9 kickoff ride with over 30 riders from all over SoCal. Join us for the next B4T9 ride on March 8th.  See calendar for details.

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