On Tuesday August 30th Team Rwanda Cycling will be joining Excel Sports for a bike ride! Jock Boyer and the guys from Rwanda cycling team will be stopping by the shop and leaving for a ride at 5:30 pm. After the ride we are headed to Reubens Burger Bistro to spend some time with the team, talk to the riders and learn about the mission of Team Rwanda Cycling. We’d love it if you come out to come ride with us and join us to spend some time with the team!
In 2006 Jock Boyer traveled to Rwanda as a guest of Tom Ritchey to assist with a local race. He soon moved to Rwanda to start and grow a program that would bring cycling to Rwanda in a way it hadn’t been done before. Over that year the project expanded and a team was formed to start Team Rwanda Cycling in 2007. Jock pulled from his years of racing and coached all his new team to help build not only the sport of cycling, but also to bring attention to the nation of Rwanda. One of the goals of Team Rwanda is to show that the nation is no longer in turmoil! The competitive goals of the Team are to take their team to the pelotons of the greatest races in the world. For 2012 the goal is to get to the Olympics. Beyond that the goal is to reach the pinnacle of cycling, the Tour de France.
This is Freeman's second trip to the championships; her first was in 2009.
"Last year was a really rough year for me," Freeman said of 2010. "I tore a ligament at the world championships in '09, and my hand was in a cast for a few months, so that's how I started the season. Then my dad passed away, so that was really hard. And then in October, I broke my foot."
Did you miss Lookout Mountain HC a few weeks ago like I did? Now is your chance to do it again, this time in a TT format. This Saturday Golden is getting you hyped and ready for US Pro Cycling Challenge madness by having a TT up Lookout Mountain. See you there.
Racers tackled on of Summit County’s classic routes today – the circumnavigation of Mt. Guyot. Totaling 44 miles and 9000 feet of climbing, the route crossed the Continental Divide twice, showcasing some of Summit County’s very best terrain along the way.