Last weekend I was privileged to compete in my first time trial with my wonderful B4T9 teammates. I have a bucket list this year as I am celebrating my lead-in to my 60s, and a time trial was high on that list. When I saw many of our B4T9 team were going to participate in this month's 20K time trial in Piru, I thought this would be the perfect scenario. I had heard that this time trial was incredibly low-key and wonderful for beginners, so I said "I'm in!” You can use your regular road bike and sign up in the Sara Merckx category. Special thanks to Jan Fordham who has been VERY generous in letting me use her "old" bike while [...]
BE PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL IN WOMEN'S CYCLING... Yep, it is that time of year! 2016 is right around the corner and your Board of Directors has been very busy planning for another exciting year. Our 2016 PRIMAL WEAR TEAM STORE is ready with some great new product. Our membership drive starts NOW and the TEAM STORE CLOSES NOV 22. HERE ARE A FEW OF B4T9 ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2015: B4T9 RACE TEAM has continued long tradition of participation in racing including all cycling disciplines including USAC State and National Road and Track Championships, Race Across the West, Sea Otter Classic, Leadville, to name a few. B4T9 MEMBERS have ridden their bikes for charity collectively raising over $38.000. Charities include: Arthritis Foundation, Central [...]
Fall Team Camp Weekend Friday 10/30/15 – Sunday 11/1/15 You’re welcome to attend one, two or all three days of camp. Helmets are required, bring a flat tire repair kit, plenty of water and your team spirit. This will be a fun opportunity to meet together as a team and share our passion of riding our bikes! This is also the kick off for our 2016 membership drive. What makes B4T9 awesome is YOU! We have accomplished quite a bit this past year. Check out our website for all the community support / donations we have provided as a team: www.b4t9.com We encourage everyone to invite friends who are interested in becoming members to join us at team camp. The rides are open [...]
B4T9 Blaze four-woman team raced to victory in this year’s Race Across the West! 1st place winners B4T9ers Julia Geischen, Kelly Mclaughlin, Lori Solano and Kim Stackpole Nielson with support crew Frazer Hazlett , David Plyler, Mark Farias, Vida Strong, Wendy Kosche and Elyse Goin. 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 [...]
Team B4T9 Blaze - Kelly Mclaughlin, Kim Stackpole Nielson, Lori Solano & Julia Geischen 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 www.ridefarther.com 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.